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1

gratis

adv. & adj.
Without payment or charge.

2

itinerant

adj.
Travelling from place to place, especially to perform work or a duty: an itinerant judge; itinerant labour.

3

recapitulate

v.
To repeat in concise form; summarise

4

waylay

v.
1. To lie in wait for and attack from ambush.
2. To approach and speak to (a person on the way to a destination or in the middle of an activity)
3. To interrupt the course or progress of; hinder: travellers waylaid by a storm; an athlete waylaid by an injury.

5

belie

v.
1. To give a false representation to; misrepresent: "He spoke roughly in order to belie his air of gentility"
2. To show to be false; contradict: Their laughter belied their outward grief.

6

gratuitous

adj.
1. Given or granted without return or recompense; unearned.
2. Given or received without cost or obligation; free.
3. Unnecessary or unwarranted; unjustified: gratuitous criticism.

7

jaded

adj.
1. Worn out; wearied
2. Dulled by surfeit; sated: "the sickeningly sweet life of the amoral, jaded, bored upper classes"
3. Cynically or pretentiously callous.

8

suffragist

n.
An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

9

neologism

n.
1. A new word, expression, or usage.
2. The creation or use of new words or senses.

10

petulant

adj.
1. Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; peevish.
2. Contemptuous in speech or behavior.

11

recluse

n.
A person who withdraws from the world to live in seclusion and often in solitude.

12

supercilious

adj.
Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

13

whelp

n.
1. A young offspring of a carnivorous mammal, especially a dog or wolf.
2.
a. A child; a youth.
b. An impudent boy or young man.

14

bellicose

adj.
Warlike or hostile in manner or temperament.

15

consummate

adj.
1. Complete or perfect in every respect: consummate happiness.
2. Supremely accomplished or skilled: a consummate master
3. Complete; utter: a consummate bore.

16

gregarious

adj.
1. Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable.
2. Tending to move in or form a group with others of the same kind: gregarious bird species.

17

jaundiced

adj.
1. Affected with jaundice.
2. Yellow or yellowish.
3. Affected by or exhibiting envy, prejudice, or hostility.

18

nettle

v.
1. To sting with or as if with a nettle.
2. To irritate; vex.

19

superlative

adj.
1. Of the highest order, quality, or degree; surpassing or superior to all others.
2. Excessive or exaggerated.

20

whet

v.
1. To sharpen (e.g. a knife); hone.
2. To make more keen; stimulate: The frying bacon whetted my appetite.

21

belligerent

adj.
1. Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive.
2. Of, pertaining to, or engaged in warfare.

22

contemporary

adj.
1. Belonging to the same period of time: a fact documented by two contemporary sources.
2. Of about the same age.
3. Current; modern: contemporary trends in design.

23

emaciate

v.
To make or become extremely thin, especially as a result of starvation.

24

gritty

adj.
1. Containing, covered with, or resembling grit.
2. Showing resolution and fortitude; plucky: a gritty decision.

25

jaunt

n.
A short trip or excursion, usually for pleasure; an outing.