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Burgher

bərgər 1. a citizen of a town or city, typically a member of the wealthy bourgeoisie.

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Acquisitive

əˈkwizitiv 1. excessively interested in acquiring money or material things.

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Foliage

fōl(ē)ij 1. plant leaves, collectively.

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Accoutre

əˈko͞otər 1. clothe or equip, typically in something noticeable or impressive.

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Benight

1. overtake with darkness or night.

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Faculty

fakəltē 1. an inherent mental or physical power. 2. the teaching staff of a university or college, or of one of its departments or divisions, viewed as a body.

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Begets

biˈget 1. (typically of a man, sometimes of a man and a woman) bring (a child) into existence by the process of reproduction. 2. give rise to; bring about.

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Diurnal

dīˈərnl 1. of or during the day.2. daily; of each day.

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Wince

wins 1. give a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body out of or in anticipation of pain or distress. 2. a slight grimace or shrinking movement caused by pain or distress.

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Atavism

a reappearance of an earlier characteristic

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Curate

kyo͝orət 1. a member of the clergy engaged as assistant to a vicar, rector, or parish priest.

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Rector

rektər 1. a member of the clergy who has charge of a parish. 2. the head of certain universities, colleges, and schools.

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Gilded

gildid 1. covered thinly with gold leaf or gold paint.

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Bureau

byo͝orō 1. a chest of drawers. 2. an office or department for transacting particular business.

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Rasping

raspiNG 1. harsh-sounding and unpleasant; grating.

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Fatuous

faCHo͞oəs 1. silly and pointless.

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Primeval

prīˈmēvəl 1. of or resembling the earliest ages in the history of the world.

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Strident

strīdnt 1. loud and harsh; grating.

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Turbulent

tərbyələnt 1. characterized by conflict, disorder, or confusion; not controlled or calm.

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Purser

pərsər 1. an officer on a ship who keeps the accounts, esp. the head steward on a passenger vessel.

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Pastiche

paˈstēSH 1. an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period. 2. imitate the style of (an artist or work).

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Facile

fasəl 1. (esp. of a theory or argument) appearing neat and comprehensive only by ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial. 2. (of success, esp. in sports) easily achieved; effortless.

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Wane

wān 1. (of the moon) have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated, so that it appears to decrease in size.

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Pantomime

pantəˌmīm 1. a dramatic entertainment, originating in Roman mime, in which performers express meaning through gestures accompanied by music. 2. express or represent (something) by extravagant and exaggerated mime.

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Sullen

sələn 1. bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy. 2. sulky or depressed mood.