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Patrician

pəˈtriSHən 1. an aristocrat or nobleman 2. belonging to or characteristic of the aristocracy.

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Dalliance

dalēəns 1. a casual romantic or sexual relationship.

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Raucous

rôkəs 1. making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise.

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Disparage

diˈsparij 1. regard or represent as being of little worth.

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Morass

môras 1. an area of muddy or boggy ground. 2.a complicated or confused situation.

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Confer

kənˈfər 1. grant or bestow (a title, degree, benefit, or right). 2. have discussions; exchange opinions.

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Deft

deft 1. neatly skillful and quick in one's movements.

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Firmament

ˈfərməmənt 1. the heavens or the sky, esp. when regarded as a tangible thing.

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Ponderous

pändərəs 1. slow and clumsy because of great weight.

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Reverent

revərnt 1.feeling or showing deep and solemn respect.

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Urbane

ərˈbān 1. (of a person, esp. a man) suave, courteous, and refined in manner.

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Plume

plo͞om 1. spread out in a shape resembling a feather. 2. a long, soft feather or arrangement of feathers used by a bird for display or worn by a person for ornament.

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Congeal

kənˈjēl 1. solidify or coagulate, esp. by cooling.

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Algid

chilly; "a person who is algid is marked by prostration and has cold clammy skin and low blood pressure"

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Precocious

priˈkōSHəs 1. (of a child) having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual.

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Proclivity

prōˈklivətē 1. a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition toward a particular thing.

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Bombastic

bämˈbastik 1. high-sounding but with little meaning; inflated.

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Violaceous

vīəˈlāSHəs 1. of a violet color.

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Diaphanous

dīˈafənəs 1. (esp. of fabric) light, delicate, and translucent.

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Eddy

edē 1. a circular movement of water, counter to a main current, causing a small whirlpool. 2. (of water, air, or smoke) move in a circular way.

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Excoriate

ikˈskôrēˌāt 1. (formal) censure or criticize severely. 2. (medicine) damage or remove part of the surface of (the skin).

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Veritable

vəritəbəl 1. used as an intensifier, often to qualify a metaphor. EX: the early 1970s witnessed a veritable price explosion

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Beseech

biˈsēCH 1. ask (someone) urgently and fervently to do something; implore; entreat.

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Plaintive

plāntiv 1. sounding sad and mournful.

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Tumult

ˈt(y)o͞oˌməlt 1. a loud, confused noise, esp. one caused by a large mass of people.