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succulent adj

Juicy

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succumb v

To cease to resist

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sufferance n

Toleration

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sufficiency n

An ample or adequate supply

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suffrage n

The right or privilege of voting

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suffuse v

To cover or fill the surface of

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suggestible adj

That can be suggested

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suggestive adj

Stimulating to thought or reflection

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summary n

An abstract

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sumptuous adj

Rich and costly

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superabundance n

An excessive amount

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superadd v

To add in addition to what has been added

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superannuate v

To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service

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superb adj

Sumptuously elegant

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supercilious adj

Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt

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superficial adj

Knowing and understanding only the ordinary and the obvious

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superfluity n

That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed

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superfluous adj

Being more than is needed

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superheat v

To heat to excess

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superintend v

To have the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement

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superintendence n

Direction and management

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superintendent n

One who has the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement

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superlative n

That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence

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supernatural adj

Caused miraculously or by the immediate exercise of divine power

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supernumerary adj

Superfluous

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supersede v

To displace

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supine adj

Lying on the back

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supplant v

To take the place of

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supple adj

Easily bent

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supplementary adj

Being an addition to

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supplicant n

One who asks humbly and earnestly

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supplicate v

To beg

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supposition n

Conjecture

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suppress v

To prevent from being disclosed or punished

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suppressible adj

Capable of being suppressed

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suppression n

A forcible putting or keeping down

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supramundane adj

Supernatural

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surcharge n

An additional amount charged

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surety n

Security for payment or performance

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surfeit v

To feed to fullness or to satiety

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surmise v

To conjecture

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surmount v

To overcome by force of will

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surreptitious adj

Clandestine

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surrogate n

One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another

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surround v

To encircle

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surveyor n

A land-measurer

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susceptibility n

A specific capability of feeling or emotion

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susceptible adj

Easily under a specified power or influence

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suspense n

Uncertainty

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suspension n

A hanging from a support

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suspicious adj

Inclined to doubt or mistrust

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sustenance n

Food

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swarthy adj

Having a dark hue, especially a dark or sunburned complexion

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Sybarite n

A luxurious person

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sycophant n

A servile flatterer, especially of those in authority or influence

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syllabic adj

Consisting of that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse

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syllabication n

Division of words into that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse

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syllable n

That which is uttered in a single vocal impulse

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syllabus n

Outline of a subject, course, lecture, or treatise

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sylph n

A slender, graceful young woman or girl

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symmetrical adj

Well-balanced

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symmetry n

Relative proportion and harmony

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sympathetic adj

Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others

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sympathize v

To share the sentiments or mental states of another

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symphonic adj

Characterized by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds

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symphonious adj

Marked by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds

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symphony n

A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds

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synchronism n

Simultaneousness

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syndicate n

An association of individuals united for the prosecution of some enterprise

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syneresis n

The coalescence of two vowels or syllables, as e'er for ever

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synod n

An ecclesiastical council

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synonym n

A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other

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synopsis n

A syllabus or summary

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systematic adj

Methodical

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tableau n

An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life

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tacit adj

Understood

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taciturn adj

Disinclined to conversation

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tack n

A small sharp-pointed nail

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tact n

Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing

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tactician n

One who directs affairs with skill and shrewdness

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tactics n

Any maneuvering or adroit management for effecting an object

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tangency n

The state of touching

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tangent adj

Touching

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tangible adj

Perceptible by touch

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tannery n

A place where leather is tanned

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tantalize v

To tease

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tantamount adj

Having equal or equivalent value, effect, or import

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tapestry n

A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle, designed for ornamental hangings

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tarnish v

To lessen or destroy the luster of in any way

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taut adj

Stretched tight

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taxation n

A levy, by government, of a fixed contribution

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taxidermy n

The art or process of preserving dead animals or parts of them

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technic adj

Technical

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technicality n

Something peculiar to a particular art, trade, or the like

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technique n

Manner of performance

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technography n

The scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development

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technology n

The knowledge relating to industries and manufactures

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teem v

To be full to overflowing

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telepathy n

Thought-transference

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telephony n

The art or process of communicating by telephone

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telescope v

To drive together so that one slides into the another like the sections of a spy-glass

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telltale adj

That gives warning or information

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temerity n

Recklessness

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temporal adj

Pertaining to or concerned with the affairs of the present life

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temporary adj

Lasting for a short time only

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temporize v

To pursue a policy of delay

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tempt v

To offer to (somebody) an inducement to do wrong

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tempter n

An allurer or enticer to evil

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tenacious adj

Unyielding

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tenant n

An occupant

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tendency n

Direction or inclination, as toward some objector end

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tenet n

Any opinion, principle, dogma, or doctrine that a person believes or maintains as true

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tenor n

A settled course or manner of progress

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tense adj

Strained to stiffness

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tentative adj

Done as an experiment

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tenure n

The term during which a thing is held

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tercentenary adj

Pertaining to a period of 300 years

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termagant adj

Violently abusive and quarrelsome

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terminal adj

Pertaining to or creative of a boundary, limit

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terminate v

To put an end or stop to

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termination n

The act of ending or concluding

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terminus n

The final point or goal

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terrify v

To fill with extreme fear

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territorial adj

Pertaining to the domain over which a sovereign state exercises jurisdiction

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terse adj

Pithy

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testament n

A will

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testator n

The maker of a will

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testimonial n

A formal token of regard, often presented in public

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thearchy n

Government by a supreme deity

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theism n

Belief in God

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theocracy n

A government administered by ecclesiastics

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theocrasy n

The mixed worship of polytheism

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theologian n

A professor of divinity

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theological adj

Based on or growing out of divine revelation

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theology n

The branch of theological science that treats of God

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theoretical adj

Directed toward knowledge for its own sake without respect to applications

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theorist n

One given to speculating

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theorize v

To speculate

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thereabout adv

Near that number, quantity, degree, place, or time, approximately

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therefor adv

For that or this

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thermal adj

Of or pertaining to heat

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thermoelectric adj

Denoting electricity produced by heat

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thermoelectricity n

Electricity generated by differences of temperature,

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thesis n

An essay or treatise on a particular subject

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thoroughbred adj

Bred from the best or purest blood or stock

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thoroughfare n

A public street or road

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thrall n

One controlled by an appetite or a passion

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tilth n

Cultivation

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timbre n

The quality of a tone, as distinguished from intensity and pitch

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timorous adj

Lacking courage

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tincture n

A solution, usually alcoholic, of some principle used in medicine

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tinge n

A faint trace of color

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tipsy adj

Befuddled with drinks

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tirade n

Harangue

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tireless adj

Untiring

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tiresome adj

Wearisome

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Titanic adj

Of vast size or strength

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toilsome adj

Laborious

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tolerable adj

Moderately good

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tolerance n

Forbearance in judging of the acts or opinions of others

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tolerant adj

Indulgent

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tolerate v

To passively permit or put up with

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toleration n

A spirit of charitable leniency

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topography n

The art of representing on a map the physical features of any locality or region with accuracy

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torpor n

Apathy

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torrid adj

Excessively hot

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tortious adj

Wrongful

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tortuous adj

Abounding in irregular bends or turns

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torturous adj

Marked by extreme suffering

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tractable adj

Easily led or controlled

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trait n

A distinguishing feature or quality

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trajectory n

The path described by a projectile moving under given forces

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trammel n

An impediment

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tranquil adj

Calm

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tranquilize v

To soothe

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tranquility n

Calmness

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transalpine adj

Situated on the other side of the Alps

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transact v

To do business

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transatlantic adj

Situated beyond or on the other side of the Atlantic

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transcend v

To surpass

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transcendent adj

Surpassing

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transcontinental adj

Extending or passing across a continent

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transcribe v

To write over again (something already written)

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transcript n

A copy made directly from an original

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transfer v

To convey, remove, or cause to pass from one person or place to another

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transferable adj

Capable of being conveyed from one person or place to another

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transferee n

The person to whom a transfer is made

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transference n

The act of conveying from one person or place to another

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transferrer n

One who or that which conveys from one person or place to another

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transfigure v

To give an exalted meaning or glorified appearance to

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transfuse v

To pour or cause to pass, as a fluid, from one vessel to another

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transfusible adj

Capable of being poured from one vessel to another

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transfusion n

The act of pouring from one vessel to another

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transgress v

To break a law

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transience n

Something that is of short duration

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transient n

One who or that which is only of temporary existence

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transition n

Passage from one place, condition, or action to another

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transitory adj

Existing for a short time only

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translate v

To give the sense or equivalent of in another language or dialect

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translator n

An interpreter

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translucence n

The property or state of allowing the passage of light

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translucent adj

Allowing the passage of light

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transmissible adj

That may e sent through or across

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transmission n

The act of sending through or across

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transmit v

To send trough or across

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transmute v

To change in nature, substance, or form

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transparent adj

Easy to see through or understand

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transpire v

To come to pass

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transplant v

To remove and plant in another place

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transposition n

The act of reversing the order or changing the place of

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transverse adj

Lying or being across or in a crosswise direction

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travail n

Hard or agonizing labor

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travesty n

A grotesque imitation

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treacherous adj

Perfidious

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treachery n

Violation of allegiance, confidence, or plighted faith

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treasonable adj

Of the nature of betrayal, treachery, or breech of allegiance

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treatise n

An elaborate literary composition presenting a subject in all its parts

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treble adj

Multiplied by three

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trebly adv

Triply

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tremendous adj

Awe-inspiring

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tremor n

An involuntary trembling or shivering

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tremulous adj

Characterized by quivering or unsteadiness

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trenchant adj

Cutting deeply and quickly

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trepidation n

Nervous uncertainty of feeling

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trestle n

An open braced framework for supporting the horizontal stringers of a railway-bridge

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triad n

A group of three persons of things

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tribune n

Any champion of the rights and liberties of the people: often used as the name for a newspaper

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trickery n

Artifice

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tricolor adj

Of three colors

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tricycle n

A three-wheeled vehicle

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trident n

The three-pronged fork that was the emblem of Neptune

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triennial adj

Taking place every third year

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trimness n

Neatness

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trinity n

A threefold personality existing in the one divine being or substance

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trio n

Three things grouped or associated together

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triple adj

Threefold

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triplicate adj

Composed of or pertaining to three related things or parts

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triplicity n

The state of being triple or threefold

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tripod n

A three-legged stand, usually hinged near the top, for supporting some instrument

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trisect v

To divide into three parts, especially into three equal parts

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trite adj

Made commonplace by frequent repetition

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triumvir n

One of three men united coordinately in public office or authority

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trivial adj

Of little importance or value

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troublesome adj

Burdensome

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truculence n

Ferocity

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truculent adj

Having the character or the spirit of a savage

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truism n

A statement so plainly true as hardly to require statement or proof

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truthful adj

Veracious

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turgid adj

Swollen

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turpitude n

Depravity

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tutelage n

The act of training or the state of being under instruction

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tutelar adj

Protective

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tutorship n

The office of a guardian

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twinge n

A darting momentary local pain

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typical adj

Characteristic

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typify v

To serve as a characteristic example of

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typographical adj

Pertaining to typography or printing

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typography n

The arrangement of composed type, or the appearance of printed matter

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tyrannical adj

Despotic

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tyranny n

Absolute power arbitrarily or unjustly administrated

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tyro n

One slightly skilled in or acquainted with any trade or profession

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ubiquitous adj

Being present everywhere

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ulterior adj

Not so pertinent as something else to the matter spoken of

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ultimate adj

Beyond which there is nothing else

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ultimatum n

A final statement or proposal, as concerning terms or conditions

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ultramundane adj

Pertaining to supernatural things or to another life

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ultramontane adj

Beyond the mountains, especially beyond the Alps (that is, on their Italian side)

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umbrage n

A sense of injury

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unaccountable adj

Inexplicable

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unaffected adj

Sincere

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unanimous adj

Sharing the same views or sentiments

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unanimity n

The state or quality of being of one mind

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unavoidable adj

Inevitable

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unbearable adj

Unendurable

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unbecoming adj

Unsuited to the wearer, place, or surroundings

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unbelief n

Doubt

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unbiased adj

Impartial, as judgment

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unbridled adj

Being without restraint

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uncommon adj

Rare

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unconscionable adj

Ridiculously or unjustly excessive

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unconscious adj

Not cognizant of objects, actions, etc

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unction n

The art of anointing as with oil

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unctuous adj

Oily

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undeceive v

To free from deception, as by apprising of the real state of affairs

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undercharge v

To make an inadequate charge for

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underexposed adj

Insufficiently exposed for proper or full development, as negatives in photography

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undergarment n

A garment to be worn under the ordinary outer garments

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underman v

To equip with less than the full complement of men

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undersell v

To sell at a lower price than

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undersized adj

Of less than the customary size

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underhanded adj

Clandestinely carried on

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underlie v

To be the ground or support of

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underling n

A subordinate

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undermine v

To subvert in an underhand way

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underrate v

To undervalue

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understate v

To fail to put strongly enough, as a case

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undervalue v

To underestimate

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underworld n

Hades

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underwrite v

To issue or be party to the issue of a policy of insurance

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undue adj

More than sufficient

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undulate v

To move like a wave or in waves

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undulous adj

Resembling waves

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unfavorable adj

Adverse

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ungainly adj

Clumsy

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unguent n

Any ointment or lubricant for local application

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unicellular adj

Consisting of a single cell

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univalence n

Monovalency

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unify v

To cause to be one

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unique adj

Being the only one of its kind

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unison n

A condition of perfect agreement and accord

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unisonant adj

Being in a condition of perfect agreement and accord

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Unitarian adj

Pertaining to a religious body that rejects the doctrine of the Trinity

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unlawful adj

Illegal

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unlimited adj

Unconstrained

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unnatural adj

Artificial

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unnecessary adj

Not essential under the circumstances

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unsettle v

To put into confusion

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unsophisticated adj

Showing inexperience

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unspeakable adj

Abominable

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untimely adj

Unseasonable

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untoward adj

Causing annoyance or hindrance

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unutterable adj

Inexpressible

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unwieldy adj

Moved or managed with difficulty, as from great size or awkward shape

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unwise adj

Foolish

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unyoke v

To separate

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up-keep n

Maintenance

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upbraid v

To reproach as deserving blame

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upcast n

A throwing upward

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upheaval n

Overthrow or violent disturbance of established order or condition

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upheave v

To raise or lift with effort

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uppermost adj

First in order of precedence

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uproarious adj

Noisy

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uproot v

To eradicate

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upturn v

To throw into confusion

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urban adj

Of, or pertaining to, or like a city

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urbanity n

Refined or elegant courtesy

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urchin n

A roguish, mischievous boy

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urgency n

The pressure of necessity

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usage n

Treatment

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usurious adj

Taking unlawful or exorbitant interest on money loaned

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usurp v

To take possession of by force

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usury n

The demanding for the use of money as a loan, a rate of interest beyond what is allowed by law

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utilitarianism n

The ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are useful or of beneficial tendency

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utility n

Fitness for some desirable practical purpose

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utmost n

The greatest possible extent

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vacate v

To leave

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vaccinate v

To inoculate with vaccine virus or virus of cowpox

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vacillate v

To waver

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vacuous adj

Empty

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vacuum n

A space entirely devoid of matter

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vagabond n

A wanderer

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vagrant n

An idle wanderer

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vainglory n

Excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity

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vale n

Level or low land between hills

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valediction n

A bidding farewell

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valedictorian n

Student who delivers an address at graduating exercises of an educational institution

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valedictory n

A parting address

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valid adj

Founded on truth

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valorous adj

Courageous

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vapid adj

Having lost sparkling quality and flavor

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vaporizer n

An atomizer

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variable adj

Having a tendency to change

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variance n

Change

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variant n

A thing that differs from another in form only, being the same in essence or substance

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variation n

Modification

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variegate v

To mark with different shades or colors

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vassal n

A slave or bondman

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vaudeville n

A variety show

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vegetal adj

Of or pertaining to plants

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vegetarian n

One who believes in the theory that man's food should be exclusively vegetable

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vegetate v

To live in a monotonous, passive way without exercise of the mental faculties

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vegetation n

Plant-life in the aggregate

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vegetative adj

Pertaining to the process of plant-life

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vehement adj

Very eager or urgent

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velocity n

Rapid motion

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velvety adj

Marked by lightness and softness

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venal adj

Mercenary, corrupt

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vendible adj

Marketable

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vendition n

The act of selling

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vendor n

A seller

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veneer n

Outside show or elegance

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venerable adj

Meriting or commanding high esteem

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venerate v

To cherish reverentially

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venereal adj

Pertaining to or proceeding from sexual intercourse

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venial adj

That may be pardoned or forgiven, a forgivable sin

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venison n

The flesh of deer

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venom n

The poisonous fluid that certain animals secrete

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venous adj

Of, pertaining to, or contained or carried in a vein or veins

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veracious adj

Habitually disposed to speak the truth

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veracity n

Truthfulness

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verbatim adv

Word for word

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verbiage n

Use of many words without necessity

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verbose adj

Wordy

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verdant adj

Green with vegetation

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verification n

The act of proving to be true, exact, or accurate

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verify v

To prove to be true, exact, or accurate

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verily adv

In truth

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verity n

Truth

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vermin n

A noxious or troublesome animal

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vernacular n

The language of one's country

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vernal adj

Belonging to or suggestive of the spring

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versatile adj

Having an aptitude for applying oneself to new and varied tasks or to various subjects

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version n

A description or report of something as modified by one's character or opinion

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vertex n

Apex

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vertical adj

Lying or directed perpendicularly to the horizon

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vertigo n

Dizziness

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vestige n

A visible trace, mark, or impression, of something absent, lost, or gone

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vestment n

Clothing or covering

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veto n

The constitutional right in a chief executive of refusing to approve an enactment

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vicarious adj

Suffered or done in place of or for the sake of another

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viceroy n

A ruler acting with royal authority in place of the sovereign in a colony or province

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vicissitude n

A change, especially a complete change, of condition or circumstances, as of fortune

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vie v

To contend

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vigilance n

Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger

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vigilant adj

Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety

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vignette n

A picture having a background or that is shaded off gradually

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vincible adj

Conquerable

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vindicate v

To prove true, right, or real

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vindicatory adj

Punitive

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vindicative adj

Revengeful

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vinery n

A greenhouse for grapes

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viol n

A stringed instrument of the violin class

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viola n

A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin

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violator n

One who transgresses

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violation n

Infringement

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violoncello n

A stringed instrument held between the player's knees

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virago n

A bold, impudent, turbulent woman

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virile adj

Masculine

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virtu n

Rare, curious, or beautiful quality

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virtual adj

Being in essence or effect, but not in form or appearance

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virtuoso n

A master in the technique of some particular fine art

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virulence n

Extreme poisonousness

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virulent adj

Exceedingly noxious or deleterious

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visage n

The face, countenance, or look of a person

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viscount n

In England, a title of nobility, ranking fourth in the order of British peerage

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vista n

A view or prospect

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visual adj

Perceptible by sight

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visualize v

To give pictorial vividness to a mental representation

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vitality n

The state or quality of being necessary to existence or continuance

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vitalize v

To endow with life or energy

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vitiate v

To contaminate

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vituperable adj

Deserving of censure

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vivacity n

Liveliness

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vivify v

To endue with life

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vivisection n

The dissection of a living animal

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vocable n

a word, especially one regarded in relation merely to its qualities of sound

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vocative adj

Of or pertaining to the act of calling

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vociferance n

The quality of making a clamor

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vociferate v

To utter with a loud and vehement voice

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vociferous adj

Making a loud outcry

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vogue n

The prevalent way or fashion

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volant adj

Flying or able to fly

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volatile adj

Changeable

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volition n

An act or exercise of will

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volitive adj

Exercising the will

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voluble adj

Having great fluency in speaking

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voluptuous adj

having fullness of beautiful form, as a woman, with or without sensuous or sensual quality

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voracious adj

Eating with greediness or in very large quantities

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vortex n

A mass of rotating or whirling fluid, especially when sucked spirally toward the center

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votary adj

Consecrated by a vow or promise

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votive adj

Dedicated by a vow

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vulgarity n

Lack of refinement in conduct or speech

463

vulnerable adj

Capable of receiving injuries

464

waif n

A homeless, neglected wanderer

465

waistcoat n

A vest

466

waive v

To relinquish, especially temporarily, as a right or claim

467

wampum n

Beads strung on threads, formerly used among the American Indians as currency

468

wane v

To diminish in size and brilliancy

469

wantonness n

Recklessness

470

warlike adj

Belligerent

471

wavelet n

A ripple

472

weak-kneed adj

Without resolute purpose or energy

473

weal n

Well-being

474

wean v

To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother's milk to another form of nourishment

475

wearisome adj

Fatiguing

476

wee adj

Very small

477

well-bred adj

Of good ancestry

478

well-doer n

A performer of moral and social duties

479

well-to-do adj

In prosperous circumstances

480

whereabouts n

The place in or near which a person or thing is

481

whereupon adv

After which

482

wherever adv

In or at whatever place

483

wherewith n

The necessary means or resources

484

whet v

To make more keen or eager

485

whimsical adj

Capricious

486

whine v

To utter with complaining tone

487

wholly adv

Completely

488

wield v

To use, control, or manage, as a weapon, or instrument, especially with full command

489

wile n

An act or a means of cunning deception

490

winsome adj

Attractive

491

wintry adj

Lacking warmth of manner

492

wiry adj

Thin, but tough and sinewy

493

witchcraft n

Sorcery

494

witless adj

Foolish, indiscreet, or silly

495

witling n

A person who has little understanding

496

witticism n

A witty, brilliant, or original saying or sentiment

497

wittingly adv

With knowledge and by design

498

wizen v

To become or cause to become withered or dry

499

wizen-faced adj

Having a shriveled face

500

working-man n

One who earns his bread by manual labor