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Picaresque

pikəˈresk 1. of or relating to an episodic style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero.

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Gouache

gwäSH 1. a method of painting using opaque pigments ground in water and thickened with a gluelike substance.

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Fraught

frôt 1. (of a situation or course of action) filled with or destined to result in (something undesirable). 2. causing or affected by great anxiety or stress.

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Delineate

diˈlinēˌāt 1. describe or portray (something) precisely.

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Tremulous

tremyələs 1. shaking or quivering slightly.

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Assiduous

əˈsijəwəs 1. showing great care and perseverance.

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Antiquity

anˈtikwitē 1. he ancient past, esp. the period before the Middle Ages. 2. great age.

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Vacuous

vakyəwəs 1. having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless.

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Automate

ôtəˌmāt 1. convert (a process or facility) to largely automatic operation.

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Volte

vōlt 1. variant spelling of volt 2. a movement performed in dressage and classical riding, in which a horse describes a circle of 6 yards diameter.

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Psychosomatic

sīkōsəˈmatik 1. (of a physical illness or other condition) caused or aggravated by a mental factor such as internal conflict or stress.

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Nacreous

consisting of or resembling mother-of-pearl (a smooth shining iridescent substance forming the inner layer of the shell of some mollusks, esp. oysters and abalones, used in ornamentation.)

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Moxie

mäksē 1. force of character, determination, or nerve.

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Nadir

nādər 1. the lowest point in the fortunes of a person or organization.

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Beguile

biˈgīl 1. charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way. 2. help (time) pass pleasantly.

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Sopping

säpiNG 1. saturated with liquid; wet through.

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Importune

impôrˈt(y)o͞on 1. ask (someone) pressingly and persistently for or to do something.

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Mordant

môrdnt 1. (esp. of humor) having or showing a sharp or critical quality; biting. 2. a substance, typically an inorganic oxide, that combines with a dye or stain and thereby fixes it in a material. 3. impregnate or treat (a fabric) with a mordant.

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Idyllic

īˈdilik 1. (esp. of a time or place) like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque.

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Repertory

repə(r)ˌtôrē 1. the performance of various plays, operas, or ballets by a company at regular short intervals.

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Aphorism

afəˌrizəm 1. a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, “if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

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Cackling

kakəl 1. (of a bird, typically a hen or goose) give a raucous, clucking cry.

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Timbre

tambər 1. the character or quality of a musical sound or voice as distinct from its pitch and intensity.

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Speakeasy

spēkˌēzē 1. (during Prohibition) an illicit liquor store or nightclub.

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Wan

wän 1. (of a person's complexion or appearance) pale and giving the impression of illness or exhaustion.