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lapse (noun)

a brief or temporary failure of concentration, memory, or judgement

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lapse (verb)

(of a right, privilege, or agreement) become invalid because it is not used, claimed, or renewed; expire

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injunction

an authoritative warning or order

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chip (verb)

cut or break (a small piece) from a hard material

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startling

very surprising, astonishing, or remarkable

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startled

cause to feel sudden shock or alarm

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funnel

a tube or pipe that is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom, used for guiding liquid or powder into a small opening.





mast-a tall upright post, spar, or other structure on a ship or boat, in sailing vessels generally carrying a sail or sails.
mizzenmast-the mast aft of a ship's mainmast.
aft (adverb/adj)-at, near, or towards the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft
ascetic-characterised by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence
abstention-an instance of declining to vote for or against a proposal or motion
indulge-allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of OR become involve in
meditative-relating to or absorbed in meditation or considered thought
serenity-the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled
exquisite (adj)-extremely beautiful and delicate
speck-a tiny spot
benign-gentle and kind
mist-a cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface that limits visibility
marsh-an area of low-lying land which is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times
waterlogged-saturated with or full of water
saturate-(something) become thoroughly soaked with water or other liquid so that no more can be absorbed
gauze-a thin transparent fabric of silk, linen, or cotton
radiant-sending out light; shining or glowing brightly
drape (draping)-arrange (cloth or clothing) loosely or casually on or round something
diaphanous-(especially of fabric) light, delicate, and translucent
brooding-engaged in or showing deep thought about something that makes one sad, angry, or worried
sombre-dark or dull in colour or tone
vantage-a place or position affording a good view of something
surly-bad-tempered and unfriendly
contemplative-expressing or involving prolonged thought
ecstatic-feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement
resigned (adj)-having accepted something unpleasant that one cannot do anything about
resign-voluntarily leave a job or office
resignation-an act of resigning from a job or office OR the acceptance of something undesirable but inevitable
quarrel-an angry argument or disagreement
fragile-(of an object) easily broken or damaged
predatory-(of an animal) preying naturally on others

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bluff (noun)

an attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or is going to do something

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bluff (verb)

try to deceive someone as to one's abilities or intentions

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quarry (noun)

a place, typically a large, deep pit, from which stone or other materials are or have been extracted

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quarry (verb)

extract (stone or other materials) from a quarry

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lee (also lee side)

the sheltered side of something; the side away from the wind

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prevail

prove more powerful or superior
prevail on/upon-persuade (someone) to do something

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prevailing

existing at a particular time
nomadic-living the life of a nomad; wandering

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nomad

a member of a people that travels from place to place to find fresh pasture for its animals and has no permanent home

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stony

covered with or full of small pieces of rock OR not having or showing feeling or sympathy

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paragon

a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality

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virtue

behaviour showing high moral standards OR a good or useful quality of a thing (e.g. the aesthetically pleasing virtues of iOS 7)

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amorous

showing, feeling, or relating to sexual desire

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complexion

the natural colour, texture, and appearance of a person's skin, especially of the face

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mast

a tall upright post, spar, or other structure on a ship or boat, in sailing vessels generally carrying a sail or sails

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mizzenmast

the mast aft of a ship's mainmast

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aft (adverb/adj)

at, near, or towards the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft

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ascetic

characterised by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence

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abstention

an instance of declining to vote for or against a proposal or motion

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indulge

allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of OR become involve in

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meditative

relating to or absorbed in meditation or considered thought

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serenity

the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled

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exquisite (adj)

extremely beautiful and delicate OR intensely felt (exquisite spice)`

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speck

a tiny spot

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benign

gentle and kind

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mist

a cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface that limits visibility

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marsh

an area of low-lying land which is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times

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waterlogged

saturated with or full of water

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saturate

(something) become thoroughly soaked with water or other liquid so that no more can be absorbed

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gauze

a thin transparent fabric of silk, linen, or cotton

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radiant

sending out light; shining or glowing brightly

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drape (draping)

arrange (cloth or clothing) loosely or casually on or round something
(e.g. I draped a shirt on)

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diaphanous

(especially of fabric) light, delicate, and translucent

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brooding (adj)

engaged in or showing deep thought about something that makes one sad, angry, or worried

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sombre

dark or dull in colour or tone OR having or conveying a feeling of deep seriousness and sadness

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vantage

a place or position affording a good view of something

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surly (adj)

bad-tempered and unfriendly

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contemplative

expressing or involving prolonged thought

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ecstatic

feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement

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resigned (adj)

having accepted something unpleasant that one cannot do anything about

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resign (resign oneself to)

voluntarily leave a job or office OR accept that something undesirable cannot be avoided (e.g. she resigned herself to a errand run)

Noun: resignation

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quarrel

an angry argument or disagreement

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fragile

(of an object (anything)) easily broken or damaged

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predatory

(of an animal) preying naturally on others OR seeking to exploit others

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prey

an animal that is hunted and killed by another for food OR verb: hunt and kill for food

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cumbersome

large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry or use; unwieldy OR slow or complicated and therefore inefficient (e.g. cumbersome organisation)

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unwieldy (adj)

(of an object) difficult to move because of its size, shape, or weight

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tumble

fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong OR value falls (e.g. the stock prices tumbled)

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headlong (adverb)

with the head foremost

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hamper

hinder or impede the movement or progress of

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impede

delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder

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afflicted (verb)

(of a problem or illness) cause pain or trouble to; affect adversely

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agile

able to move quickly and easily

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vex

make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried, especially with trivial matters

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trivial

of little value or importance

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haste

excessive speed or urgency of movement or action; hurry

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pacify

quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of (e.g. angry complainers had to be pacified by the CEO)

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quell

put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force

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verdict

a decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest (e.g. the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.)

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inquest

a judicial inquiry to ascertain the facts relating to an incident

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judicial

of, by, or appropriate to a law court or judge; relating to the administration of justice

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ascertain

find (something) out for certain; make sure of

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acquaintance

knowledge or experience of something OR a person one knows slightly, but who is not a close friend

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repel

drive or force (an attack or attacker) back or away

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castrate

deprive of power, vitality, or vigour OR remove the testicles of (male animal or man)

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pit

a large hole/hollow in the ground

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jostle (jostling)

push, elbow, or bump against (someone) roughly, typically in a crowd (the crowd jostled for the release of iPhone 6)

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peculiar

different to what is normal or expected; strange OR particular; special (e.g. some languages are peculiar to one region)

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hum

make a low, steady continuous sound like that of a bee

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blunder

make a stupid or careless mistake OR noun: a stupid or careless mistake

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billow

a large undulating mass of something, typically cloud, smoke, or steam OR (of smoke, cloud, or steam) move or flow outward with an undulating motion (the smoke billows around the city)

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undulate (verb)

move with a smooth wave-like motion

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writhe

make twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body (a snake writhing its body)

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squirm

wriggle or twist the body from side to side, especially as a result of nervousness or discomfort OR show or feel embarrassment or shame (e.g. he squirmed immediately after he realised a blunder he made)

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contort

twist or bend out of the normal shape

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shriek

utter a high-pitched piercing sound or words, especially as an expression of terror, pain, or excitement (the crowd shriek as the stars marked their inception in the industry)

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ungovernable

impossible to control or govern

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bulk

the mass or size of something large (the stuff were compressed to reduce their bulk)

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redact

edit (text) for publication OR censor or obscure (part of a text) for legal or security purposes

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incongruous

not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something

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glisten

(of something wet or greasy) shine with a sparkling light

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steadfast

resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering

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resolute (adj)

admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering

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quiver

tremble or shake with a slight rapid motion

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pant (verb)

breathe with short, quick breaths, typically from exertion or excitement

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pulsate

expand and contract with strong regular movements (the blood vessels pulsate)

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lank

(of hair) long, limp, and straight OR (of a person) lanky (ungracefully thin and tall)

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ungraceful

clumsy; lacking grace

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grace

smoothness and elegance of movement OR courteous good will

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brow

a person's forehead OR eyebrow

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appendage

a thing that is added or attached to something larger or more important

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incessant

(of something regarded as unpleasant) continuing without pause or interruption (e.g. the incessant war)

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tumultuous (adj)

making an uproar or loud, confused noise (tumultuous noise)

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crippled

(of a person) unable to walk or move properly; disabled OR (of a machine) severely damaged (e.g. the pilots were trying to seize control of the crippled aircraft)