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interlard

to diversify by adding or interjecting something unique, striking, or contrasting (usually followed by with):

2.
(of things) to be intermixed in.

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interpolate

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts. 2. a. To insert (material) into a text.

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intrados

the lower or inner curve of an arch

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invariant

never changing

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irenic

a part of Christian theology concerned with reconciling different denominations and sects.

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isomorphic

corresponding or similar in form and relations. having the same crystalline form.

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jalousie

a blind with adjustable horizontal slats for admitting light and air while excluding direct sun and rain; : a window made of adjustable glass louvers that control ventilation

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jeremiad

a long, mournful complaint or lamentation; a list of woes.

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jesticide

Removal of the fun element.

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jodhpurs

modern form, are tight-fitting trousers that reach to the ankle, where they end in a snug cuff, and are worn primarily for horse riding

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jonquil

Popular garden flower (Narcissus jonquilla), a Mediterranean perennial bulbous herb of the amaryllis family. Bearing long linear leaves, it is widely cultivated for its yellow or white, fragrant, short-tubed, clustered flowers. An oil from jonquil flowers is used in perfumes.

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jute

a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. Jute is used chiefly to make cloth for wrapping bales of raw cotton, and to make sacks and coarse cloth. The fibers are also woven into curtains, chair coverings, carpets, area rugs, hessian cloth, and backing for linoleum.

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katabasis

he epic convention of the hero's trip into the underworld.

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kenning

a compound that employs figurative language in place of a more concrete single-word noun. axe = blood-ember
battle = spear-din
blood = slaughter-dew

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killjoy

: a person who spoils other people's fun or enjoyment

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kiln

a thermally insulated chamber, a type of oven, that produces temperatures sufficient to complete some process, such as hardening, drying, or chemical changes. Various industries and trades use kilns to harden objects made from clay into pottery, bricks etc

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kinetic

In physics, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy which it possesses due to its motion. It is defined as the work needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its stated velocity

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laird

a member of the Scottish gentry

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lank

(of hair) long, limp, and straight

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latifundia

A great landed estate, especially of the ancient Romans

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laureate

worthy of distinction // someone who has won an important prize or honor for achievement in an art or science

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lazaret

a quarantine station for maritime travellers.

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ligature

A cord, wire, or bandage used for tying or binding. b. A thread, wire, or cord used in surgery to close vessels or tie off ducts. c. Something that unites; a bond

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liturgy

the customary public worship done by a specific religious group, according to its particular traditions

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loupe

a simple, small magnification device used to see small details more closely. Unlike a magnifying glass, a loupe does not have an attached handle, and its focusing lens(es) are contained in an opaque cylinder or cone or fold into an enclosing housing that protects the lenses when not in use. Loupes are also called hand lenses.

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ludophile

a person who loves games and puzzles

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macaw

long-tailed, often colourful New World parrots.

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magistrate

a civil officer or lay judge who administers the law, especially one who conducts a court that deals with minor offenses and holds preliminary hearings for more serious ones.

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majordomo

the chief steward of a large household.

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majordomo

a person who speaks, makes arrangements, or takes charge for another. chief steward