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Rapt

rapt 1. completely fascinated by what one is seeing or hearing. 2. having been carried away bodily or transported to heaven.

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Compunction

kəmˈpəNG(k)SHən 1. a feeling of guilt or moral scruple that follows the doing of something bad.

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Sprent

ˈsprent 1. sprinkled over

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Parlance

pärləns 1. a particular way of speaking or using words, esp. a way common to those with a particular job or interest.

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Elope

iˈlōp 1. run away secretly in order to get married, esp. without parental consent.

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Tepid

tepid 1. (esp. of a liquid) only slightly warm; lukewarm. 2. showing little enthusiasm.

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Shiftless

SHiftlis 1. (of a person or action) characterized by laziness, indolence, and a lack of ambition

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Cad

kad 1. a man who behaves dishonorably, esp. toward a woman.

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Profligate

präfligət 1. recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources. 2. a licentious, dissolute person.

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Remonstrate

riˈmänˌstrāt 1. make a forcefully reproachful protest.

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Perforate

pərfəˌrāt 1. pierce and make a hole or holes in.

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Avaricious

avəˈriSHəs 1. having or showing an extreme greed for wealth or material gain.

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Sustenance

səstənəns 1. food and drink regarded as a source of strength; nourishment.

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Trepidation

trepiˈdāSHən 1. a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen. 2. trembling motion.

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Ablution

əˈblo͞oSHən 1. the act of washing oneself (often used for humorously formal effect).

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Skylark

skīˌlärk 1. pass time by playing tricks or practical jokes; indulge in horseplay.

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Assent

əˈsent 1. to express or the expression of approval or agreement.

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Listless

lis(t)lis 1. (of a person or their manner) lacking energy or enthusiasm.

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Precipice

presəpəs 1. a very steep rock face or cliff, typically a tall one.

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Vacillation

1. hesitation: indecision in speech or action

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Admonish

ədˈmäniSH 1. warn or reprimand someone firmly

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Pittance

pitns 1. a very small or inadequate amount of money paid to someone as an allowance or wage.

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Manful

manfəl 1. resolute or brave, esp. in the face of adversity.

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Delouse

dēˈlous 1. rid (a person or animal) of lice and other parasitic insects.

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Impresario

imprəˈsärēˌō 1. a person who organizes and often finances concerts, plays, or operas.