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adumbration

v. vague foreshadow, suggestion [The sanctuary is not some __tion of the truth. He has entered Heaven itself]

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pagoda

n. Hindu/Buddhist temple, typically tiered

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megalomaniac

n. a person who is obsessed with their own power.

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erotomania

n. excessive sexual desire; delusion person believes someone (typically of higher social status) is in love with them.

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tundrua

n. a vast, flat, treeless Arctic region of Europe, Asia, and North America in which the subsoil is permanently frozen.

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prima facie

adj./adv. based on first impression, correct until proved otherwise [Philosophers who disagree with those conclusions are prepared to treat them with the very greatest seriousness however __ implausible]

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écrasez l'infâme

french: crush the infamous thing [there can only be one remedy: _] ā-krä-zā-laⁿ-fäm

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necrophilia

n. sexual intercourse with or attraction toward corpses.

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Eurasia

n. combined continental landmass of Europe and Asia. A portmanteau of it's constituent continents.

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Portmanteau

n. large trunk or suitcase, usually leather opening into two equal parts. Word blending the sounds and combining the meanings of two others (brunch, Eurasia, Branjelina) (porsh-man-too)

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Archipelago

n. group of islands; sea containing many islands. Most of the __ is made up of the Lesser Antilles.

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Epistemology

n. a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge. // __ , or theory of knowledge, did not begin in modern times. Moral philosophy was the center of his teaching, and epistemology was only instrumental.

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Deglutition

n. act of swallowing// Slight difficulty in __, especially water and meat.

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Euphonious

adj. pleasant in sound; agreeable to the ear; characterized by euphony :
a sweet, __ voice.

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Haberdasher

n. a retail dealer in men's furnishings, as shirts, ties, gloves, socks, and hats// He looked, that dreadful afternoon, as if he had just come from his barber, tailor and __.

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Garrison

n/v. troops stationed in a fortress or town to defend it.// the garrison made a sally against us; troops are garrisoned in the various territories

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Fallow

adj. Uncultivated, unsown// If we allow our mind to become fallow and do not pour truth into it by study, not only does ignorance possess it, but we actually reach a point where we can only enjoy picture magazines and cheap shows.

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Marionette

n. a puppet worked from above by strings attached to its limbs. // His characters are marionettes, either victims or executioners, because the world is dark and humble and devoid of moral values.

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Raiment

n. Clothing// A thousand flaws appear and with them, a thousand ways in which the same idea might have been made clearer or clothed in better raiment.

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Chassis

n. the outer structural framework of a piece of audio, radio, or computer equipment.//the chassis of the car is in mint condition

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Larynx

n. the hollow muscular organ forming an air passage to the lungs and holding the vocal cords in humans and other mammals; the voice box.

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Moskow Kremlin

n. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation. Kremlin = citadel

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busking

v. to entertain by dancing/singing/reciting on the street or public place. [He and his friends got arrested once for ___ on a subway platform]

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bursar

n. a treasurer or business officer, esp. of a college or university. [He handles the financials? You bunched the ___.]

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manumit

v. to release from slavery or servitude. [a bunch of manumission abolitionists]

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Precipitously

Quickly [Social workers should withdraw services ____ only under unusual circumstances]

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Empirically

Derived/guided by experience/observation. Not scientifically proven. [Social workers should base practice on recognized knowledge, including ___ based knowledge.]

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Kibosh

N. Put an end to, thwart, stop. [He put the ____ on the show remaining political in the second season.]