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trowel

n. a flat-bladed tool used for spreading cement

2

dislodge

v. to force out of a concealed position

3

loath

adj. unwilling, reluctant

4

zenith

n. maximum; the highest point

5

dank

adj. unpleasantly damp

6

dormant

adj. inactive, but capable of being active

7

haggard

adj. appearing tired and thin, as from anxiety, disease, hunger, etc.

8

masonry

n. stonework or brickwork

9

dilettante

n. one who engages an art with only superficial skill; an amateur

10

jocular

adj. characterized by joking

11

antipathy

n. a feeling of strong repulsion or aversion

12

quarry

n. a hunted bird or animal; prey

13

ingenuous

adj. innocent; naive

14

implicate

v. to incriminate; to show or suggest involvement

15

paternal

adj. relating to or characteristic of a father

16

aver

v. to affirm or declare

17

liberal

adj. generous; giving freely

18

perennial

adj. lasting through the years

19

levy

v. to impose or collect, usually taxes

20

prevail

v. to triumph over; to be or become most common

21

prowess

n. superior skill or ability

22

abdicate

v. to willingly give up the position of king, queen, etc; to choose not to fulfill a role or duty

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accord

n. agreement

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palpable

adj. capable of being handled, touched, or felt; easily perceived

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spontaneous

adj. occurring naturally or without forethought