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Adage (n)

Short statement or proverb

Proverbs is full of adages.

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Canter (n)(y)

Slow gallop
To slowly gallop

The horse cantered across the field.

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Gentry (n)

Upper or ruling class

Gentry rules a country.

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Vestry (n)

Room or building attached to a church

The priest waited in the vestry.

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Inquest (n)

A legal inquiry, judicial inquiry

There was an inquest as to the cause of death.

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Florid (adj)

Flushed with a rosy color.

His face was florid with embarrassment.

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Faculty (n)

An ability of a particular kind

He was in possession of all his faculties.

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Malady (n)

A disease

He suffered from a malady of his body.

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Derogate (v)

To belittle

He derogates his opponents character.

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Flange (n)

A protecting rim on a wheel or pipe

The flange had to be loosened so that the pipes could separate.

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Cabal (n)

A secret society

The KKK is a cabal.

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Recant (v)

Take back a statement

The witness recanted his testimony; it was not true.

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Cravat (n)

A neck scarf

Freddy, in Scooby Doo, wears a cravat.

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Refract (v)

To bend rays of light

A prism refracts the light.

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Abet (v)

To encourage

The traitor was convicted of aiding and abetting the enemy.