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excavate (v)

1. Make (a hole or channel) by digging
Dig out material from (the ground)
Extract (material) from the ground by digging
2. Remove earth carefully from (an area) in order to find buried remains
Reveal or extract (buried remains) while excavating an area


inapt (adj)

Not suitable or appropriate in the circumstances


fulsome (adj)

1. Complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree
2. Of large size or quantity; generous or abundant:


smattering / smatter (n)

A slight superficial knowledge of a language or subject
A small amount of something


squeamish (Adj)

Easily made to feel sick or disgusted
Having fastidious moral views; scrupulous


insatiable (adj)

(Of an appetite or desire) impossible to satisfy
(Of a person) having an insatiable appetite or desire for something, especially sex



1. (adj) In a very poor condition as a result of disuse and neglect
2. (adj) Shamefully negligent of one’s duties or obligations
3. (n) A person without a home, job, or property
4. (n) A ship or other piece of property abandoned by the owner and in poor condition


canard (n)

1. An unfounded rumour or story
2. A small wing-like projection attached to an aircraft forward of the main wing to provide extra stability or control, sometimes replacing the tail.


unfounded (adj)

Having no foundation or basis in fact


disenchantment (n)

A feeling of disappointment about someone or something you previously respected or admired; disillusionment


disillusionment (n)

A feeling of disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be


enmity (n)

A state or feeling of active opposition or hostility



1. (v) /riːˈhaʃ/ Reuse (old ideas or material) without significant change or improvement
Consider or discuss (something) at length after it has happened
2. (n) /ˈriːhaʃ/ A reuse of old ideas or material without significant change or improvement



1. (n) (plural precis /ˈpreɪsiz/) A summary or abstract of a text or speech.
2. (v) Make a precis of (a text or speech).



1. (adj) Relating to or denoting an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one
2. (n) A person who advocates or describes an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad


conjure (v)

1. (often conjure something up) Cause (a spirit or ghost) to appear by means of a magic ritual
Make (something) appear unexpectedly or seemingly from nowhere
Call (an image) to the mind
(Of a word, sound, smell, etc.) cause someone to think of (something)
2. Implore (someone) to do something