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miraculously (adv)

In a way that suggests or resembles a miracle
In a remarkable and extremely lucky manner


interlude (n)

1. An intervening period of time; an interval
A pause between the acts of a play
2. A thing occurring or done during an interval


intervene (v)

1. Take part in something so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events
(Of an event or circumstance) occur as a delay or obstacle to something being done
Interrupt verbally
2.(usually as adjective intervening) Occur in the time between events
Be situated between things



1. (adj) Former
2. (adv) Formerly


iota (n)

1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet
2. An extremely small amount


detractor (n)

A person who disparages someone or something


fealty (n)

A feudal tenant’s or vassal’s sworn loyalty to a lord
Formal acknowledgement of loyalty to a lord


reciprocal (adj)

1. Given, felt, or done in return
2. (Of an agreement or obligation) bearing on or binding each of two parties equally
3. (Of a course or bearing) differing from a given course or bearing by 180 degrees
4. (Of a quantity or function) related to another so that their product is unity


lassitude (n)

A state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy


convulsion (n)

1. A sudden, violent, irregular movement of the body, caused by involuntary contraction of muscles and associated especially with brain disorders such as epilepsy, the presence of certain toxins or other agents in the blood, or fever in children
(convulsions) Uncontrollable laughter
An earthquake or other violent or major movement of the earth’s crust
2. A violent social or political upheaval



1. (v) Make the sound and movement of vomiting
2. (n) A movement or sound of vomiting


scintillating (adj)

1. Sparkling or shining brightly
2. Brilliantly and excitingly clever or skilful



1. (v) Be in accord; agree
2. (n) An insulting or mocking remark; a taunt
3. (v) Make insulting or mocking remarks; jeer



1. (v) Make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice
Shout rude and mocking remarks at (someone)
2. (n) A rude and mocking remark



1. (n) A structure of hexagonal cells of wax, made by bees to store honey and eggs
2. (n) A structure of adjoining cavities or cells
3. (v) Fill with cavities or tunnels
Infiltrate and undermine


infiltrate (v)

1. Enter or gain access to (an organization, place, etc.) surreptitiously and gradually, especially in order to acquire secret information
Introduce (someone) into an organization, place, etc. surreptitiously, in order for them to acquire secret information
2. (Of a liquid) permeate (something) by filtration
Cause (a liquid) to permeate something by filtration
3. Gradually permeate or become a part of