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Expatiate (v.)

to enlarge in discourse or writing; be copious in description or discussion: to expatiate upon a theme.
Archaic. to move or wander about intellectually, imaginatively, etc., without restraint.

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Eddy (n.)

a current at variance with the main current in a stream of liquid or gas, especially one having a rotary or whirling motion.
a small whirlpool.
any similar current, as of air, dust, or fog.
a current or trend, as of opinion or events, running counter to the main current.

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Feral (adj.)

existing in a natural state, as animals or plants; not domesticated or cultivated; wild.
having reverted to the wild state, as from domestication: a pack of feral dogs roaming the woods.
of or characteristic of wild animals; ferocious; brutal.

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Dorsal (adj.)

of, pertaining to, or situated at the back, or dorsum.
Anatomy, Zoology .
situated on or toward the upper side of the body, equivalent to the back, or posterior, in humans.
situated on or toward the posterior plane in humans or toward the upper plane in quadrupeds.
Botany . pertaining to the surface away from the axis, as of a leaf; abaxial.
Phonetics . (of a speech sound) articulated with the dorsum of the tongue.

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Exult (v.)

to show or feel a lively or triumphant joy; rejoice exceedingly; be highly elated or jubilant: They exulted over their victory.
Obsolete . to leap, especially for joy.

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Felicity (n.)

the state of being happy, especially in a high degree; bliss: marital felicity.
an instance of this.
a source of happiness.
a skillful faculty: felicity of expression.
an instance or display of this: the many felicities of the poem.
Archaic. good fortune.

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Dissimulate (v.)

to disguise or conceal under a false appearance; dissemble: to dissimulate one's true feelings about a rival.
— verb (used without object)

to conceal one's true motives, thoughts, etc., by some pretense; speak or act hypocritically.

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Felicitous (adj.)

well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression; apt; appropriate: The chairman's felicitous anecdote set everyone at ease.
having a special ability for suitable manner or expression, as a person.

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Episodic (adj.)

pertaining to or of the nature of an episode.
divided into separate or tenuously related parts or sections; loosely connected: an episodic novel.
occurring sporadically or incidentally.

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Endue (v.)

to invest or endow with some gift, quality, or faculty.
to put on; assume: Hamlet endued the character of a madman.
to clothe.

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Domicile (n.)

a place of residence; abode; house or home.
Law. a permanent legal residence.

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Elysian (adj.)

of, pertaining to, or resembling Elysium.
blissful; delightful.

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Fallible (adj.)

(of persons) liable to err, especially in being deceived or mistaken.
liable to be erroneous or false; not accurate: fallible information.

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Entail (v.)

to cause or involve by necessity or as a consequence: a loss entailing no regret.
to impose as a burden: Success entails hard work.
to limit the passage of (a landed estate) to a specified line of heirs, so that it cannot be alienated, devised, or bequeathed.
to cause (anything) to descend to a fixed series of possessors.

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Effluvium (n.)

a slight or invisible exhalation or vapor, especially one that is disagreeable or noxious.

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Fallacious (adj.)

containing a fallacy; logically unsound: fallacious arguments.
deceptive; misleading: fallacious testimony.
disappointing; delusive: a fallacious peace.

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Droll (adj.)

amusing in an odd way; whimsically humorous; waggish.

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Fallacious (adj.)

containing a fallacy; logically unsound: fallacious arguments.
deceptive; misleading: fallacious testimony.
disappointing; delusive: a fallacious peace.

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Entail (v.)

to cause or involve by necessity or as a consequence: a loss entailing no regret.
to impose as a burden: Success entails hard work.
to limit the passage of (a landed estate) to a specified line of heirs, so that it cannot be alienated, devised, or bequeathed.
to cause (anything) to descend to a fixed series of possessors.

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Ensue (v.)

to follow in order; come afterward, especially in immediate succession: As the days ensued, he recovered his strength.
to follow as a consequence; result: When those two friends meet, a battle of wits ensues.

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Emetic (adj.)

causing vomiting, as a medicinal substance.

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Emendation (n.)

a correction or change, as of a text.
the act of emending.