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Incessant

inˈsesənt 1. (of something regarded as unpleasant) continuing without pause or interruption.

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Scorn

skôrn 1. the feeling or belief that someone or something is worthless or despicable; contempt. 2. feel or express contempt or derision for.

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Superlative

səˈpərlətiv 1. of the highest quality or degree. 2. (of an adjective or adverb) expressing the highest or a very high degree of a quality (e.g., bravest, most fiercely). 3. a superlative adjective or adverb. 4. an exaggerated or hyperbolical expression of praise.

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Eschew

esˈCHo͞o 1. deliberately avoid using; abstain from.

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Tipple (tippling)

tipəl 1. drink alcohol, esp. habitually.

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Effrontery

iˈfrəntərē 1. insolent or impertinent behavior.

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Pervade

pərˈvād 1. (esp. of a smell) spread through and be perceived in every part of.

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Scansion

skanSHən 1. the action of scanning a line of verse to determine its rhythm.

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Gumption

gəmpSHən 1. shrewd or spirited initiative and resourcefulness.

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Gadfly

gadˌflī 1. a fly that bites livestock, esp. a horsefly, warble fly, or botfly.

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Ebb (ebbing)

eb 1. (of tidewater) move away from the land; recede. 2. (of an emotion or quality) gradually lessen or reduce.

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Doggerel

dôgərəl 1. comic verse composed in irregular rhythm.

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Prim

prim 1. stiffly formal and respectable; feeling or showing disapproval of anything regarded as improper. 2. purse (the mouth or lips) into a prim expression.

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Reckoning

rekəniNG 1. the action or process of calculating or estimating something.

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Impertinence

imˈpərtnəns 1. lack of respect; rudeness.

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Amalgam

əˈmalgəm 1. a mixture or blend.

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Clamor

klamər 1. a loud and confused noise, esp. that of people shouting vehemently. 2. (of a group of people) shout loudly and insistently.

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Lament

ləˈment 1. a passionate expression of grief or sorrow. 2. mourn (a person's loss or death).

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Resolute

rezəˌlo͞ot 1. admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.

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Vivisect

vivəˌsekt 1. perform vivisection on (an animal) (used only by people who are opposed to the practice).

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Uppish

əpiSH 1. arrogantly self-assertive.

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Despondent

diˈspändənt 1. in low spirits from loss of hope or courage.

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Cirriculum vitae

kəˈrik(y)ələm vēˌtī 1. a brief account of a person's education, qualifications, and previous experience, typically sent with a job application.

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Windswept

windˌswept 1. (of a place) exposed to strong winds. 2. (of a person or their appearance) affected, shaped, or mussed by exposure to the wind.

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Desecrate

desiˌkrāt 1. treat (a sacred place or thing) with violent disrespect; violate.