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disengage

v. To become detached.

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fishmonger

n. One who sells fish.

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perspicacious

adj. Astute.

4

fabulous

adj. Incredible.

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antemundane

adj. Pertaining to time before the world’s creation.

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adversity

n. Misfortune.

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compensate

v. To remunerate.

8

brogan

n. A coarse, heavy shoe.

9

Americanism

n. A peculiar sense in which an English word or phrase is used in the United States.

10

jurisprudence

n. The science of rights in accordance with positive law.

11

epiphany

n. Any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity.

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atonement

n. Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury.

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persuadable

adj. capable of influencing to action by entreaty, statement, or anything that moves the feelings.

14

tolerate

v. To passively permit or put up with.

15

studious

adj. Having or showing devotion to the acquisition of knowledge.

16

precipice

n. A high and very steep or approximately vertical cliff.

17

deforest

v. To clear of forests.

18

terrify

v. To fill with extreme fear.

19

offshoot

n. Something that branches off from the parent stock.

20

gastritis

n. Inflammation of the stomach.

21

revert

v. To return, or turn or look back, as toward a former position or the like.

22

wane

v. To diminish in size and brilliancy.

23

fiscal

adj. Pertaining to the treasury or public finances of a government.

24

prepossession

n. A preconceived liking.

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denizen

n. Inhabitant.

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affable

adj. Easy to approach.

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junction

n. The condition of being joined.

28

conspire

v. To plot.

29

ultramundane

adj. Pertaining to supernatural things or to another life.

30

unaccountable

adj. Inexplicable.

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impetus

n. Any impulse or incentive.

32

cabalism

n. Superstitious devotion to one’s religion.

33

complacent

adj. Pleased or satisfied with oneself.

34

liquefacient

adj. Possessing a liquefying nature or power.

35

postgraduate

adj. Pertaining to studies that are pursued after receiving a degree.

36

penury

n. Indigence.

37

self-respect

n. Rational self-esteem.

38

leonine

adj. Like a lion.

39

usurious

adj. Taking unlawful or exorbitant interest on money loaned.

40

octavo

n. A book, or collection of paper in which the sheets are so folded as to make eight leaves.

41

breaker

n. One who trains horses, dogs, etc.

42

acquisition

n. Anything gained, or made one’s own, usually by effort or labor.

43

sedulous

adj. Persevering in effort or endeavor.

44

indicant

adj. That which points out.

45

egregious

adj. Extreme.

46

brazier

n. An open pan or basin for holding live coals.

47

monomania

n. The unreasonable pursuit of one idea.

48

purport

n. Intent.

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normalcy

n. The state of being normal.

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delusion

n. Mistaken conviction, especially when more or less enduring.

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ossify

v. to convert into bone.

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orthopedist

n. One who practices the correcting or preventing of deformity

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rabid

adj. Affected with rabies or hydrophobia.

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continuous

adj. Connected, extended, or prolonged without separation or interruption of sequence.

55

depopulate

v. To remove the inhabitants from.

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nationality

n. A connection with a particular nation.

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rotate

v. To cause to turn on or as on its axis, as a wheel.

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mimic

v. To imitate the speech or actions of.

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disconnect

v. To undo or dissolve the connection or association of.

60

censorious

adj. Judging severely or harshly.

61

illegal

adj. Not according to law.

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simulate

v. Imitate.

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protomartyr

n. The earliest victim in any cause.

64

Baconian

adj. Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon or his system of philosophy.

65

nurture

n. The process of fostering or promoting growth.

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contort

v. To twist into a misshapen form.

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arid

adj. Very dry.

68

pedestrian

n. One who journeys on foot.

69

sedentary

adj. Involving or requiring much sitting.

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irritate

v. To excite ill temper or impatience in.

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docile

adj. Easy to manage.

72

lien

n. A legal claim or hold on property, as security for a debt or charge.

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lithesome

adj. Nimble.

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spinous

adj. Having spines.

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course

n. Line of motion or direction.

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technique

n. Manner of performance.

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insentient

adj. Lacking the power of feeling or perceiving.

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nil

n. Nothing

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recreate

v. To refresh after labor.

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torpor

n. Apathy.

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sentience

n. Capacity for sensation or sense-perception.

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missive

n. A message in writing.

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dilettante

n. A superficial amateur.

84

protege

n. One specially cared for and favored by another usually older person.

85

paraphernalia

n. Miscellaneous articles of equipment or adornment.

86

complication

n. An intermingling or combination of things or parts, especially in a perplexing manner.

87

laborious

adj. Toilsome.

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sonata

n. An instrumental composition.

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affiliate

n. Some auxiliary person or thing.

90

nebula

n. A gaseous body of unorganized stellar substance.

91

gesture

n. A movement or action of the hands or face, expressive of some idea or emotion.

92

circulate

v. To disseminate.

93

monolith

n. Any structure or sculpture in stone formed of a single piece.

94

probe

v. To search through and through.

95

betimes

adv. In good season or time.

96

placid

adj. Serene.

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illogical

adj. Contrary to the rules of sound thought.

98

transpire

v. To come to pass.

99

interact

v. To act reciprocally.

100

infirmity

n. A physical, mental, or moral weakness or flaw.

101

Christendom

n. That part of the world where Christianity is generally professed.

102

ode

n. The form of lyric poetry anciently intended to be sung.

103

illiterate

adj. Having little or no book-learning.

104

autonomy

n. Self-government.

105

pavilion

n. An open structure for temporary shelter.

106

somnolence

n. Oppressive drowsiness.

107

irreverence

n. The quality showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.

108

volition

n. An act or exercise of will.

109

reiterate

v. To say or do again and again.

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mentor

n. A wise and faithful teacher, guide, and friend.

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transfuse

v. To pour or cause to pass, as a fluid, from one vessel to another.

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infirm

adj. Lacking in bodily or mental strength.

113

antislavery

adj. Opposed to human slavery.

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clamorous

adj. Urgent in complaint or demand.

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quiet

adj. Making no noise.

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disciple

n. One who believes the teaching of another, or who adopts and follows some doctrine.

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ominous

adj. Portentous.

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tremor

n. An involuntary trembling or shivering.

119

donate

v. To bestow as a gift, especially for a worthy cause.

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incipience

n. Beginning.

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manumit

v. To set free from bondage.

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sociology

n. The philosophical study of society.

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surround

v. To encircle.

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contemptuous

adj. Disdainful.

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preamble

n. A statement introductory to and explanatory of what follows.

126

jurisdiction

n. Lawful power or right to exercise official authority.

127

penultimate

adj. A syllable or member of a series that is last but one.

128

supernatural

adj. Caused miraculously or by the immediate exercise of divine power.

129

vortex

n. A mass of rotating or whirling fluid, especially when sucked spirally toward the center.

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permissible

adj. That may be allowed.

131

assay

n. The chemical analysis or testing of an alloy ore.

132

superfluous

adj. Being more than is needed.

133

anemia

n. Deficiency of blood or red corpuscles.

134

minimize

v. To reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree.

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intestacy

n. The condition resulting from one’s dying not having made a valid will.

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dissipation

n. The state of being dispersed or scattered.

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ambulate

v. To walk about

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equitable

adj. Characterized by fairness.

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expressive

adj. Full of meaning.

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opportune

adj. Especially fit as occurring, said, or done at the right moment.

141

saponaceous

adj. Having the nature or quality of soap.

142

unsettle

v. To put into confusion.

143

position

n. The manner in which a thing is placed.

144

narration

n. The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence.

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donator

n. One who makes a donation or present.

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edible

adj. Suitable to be eaten.

147

acclaim

v. To utter with a shout.

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addle

v. To make inefficient or worthless; muddle.

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pellucid

adj. Translucent.

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intelligible

adj. Comprehensible.

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felonious

adj. Showing criminal or evil purpose.

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superb

adj. Sumptuously elegant.

153

alto

n. The lowest or deepest female voice or part.

154

vestment

n. Clothing or covering.

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outrageous

adj. Shocking in conduct.

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specialize

v. To assume an individual or specific character, or adopt a singular or special course.

157

squabble

v. To quarrel.

158

packet

n. A bundle, as of letters.

159

eligible

adj. Qualified for selection.

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hypnotize

v. To produce a somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestions.

161

barcarole

n. A boat-song of Venetian gondoliers.

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cupidity

n. Avarice.

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aggravate

v. To make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.

164

truculent

adj. Having the character or the spirit of a savage.

165

contuse

v. To bruise by a blow, either with or without the breaking of the skin.

166

concord

n. Harmony.

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prerogative

adj. Having superior rank or precedence.

168

jovial

adj. Merry.

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mischievous

adj. Fond of tricks.

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sanction

v. To approve authoritatively.

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infernal

adj. Akin to or befitting hell or its occupants.

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askance

adv. With a side or indirect glance or meaning.

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sanguinary

adj. Bloody.

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contradictory

adj. Inconsistent with itself.

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polar

adj. Pertaining to the poles of a sphere, especially of the earth.

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refer

v. To direct or send for information or other purpose.

177

navigate

v. To traverse by ship.

178

precocious

adj. Having the mental faculties prematurely developed.

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indefensible

adj. Untenable.

180

pretension

n. A bold or presumptuous assertion.

181

temporal

adj. Pertaining to or concerned with the affairs of the present life.

182

liquor

n. Any alcoholic or intoxicating liquid.

183

torrid

adj. Excessively hot.

184

outlast

v. To last longer than.

185

philharmonic

adj. Fond of music.

186

deviate

v. To take a different course.

187

penalty

n. The consequences that follow the transgression of natural or divine law.

188

hydrostatics

n. The branch of science that treats of the pressure and equilibrium of fluids.

189

multiform

adj. Having many shapes, or appearances.

190

hypocrite

n. One who makes false professions of his views or beliefs.

191

toleration

n. A spirit of charitable leniency.

192

piteous

adj. Compassionate.

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munificent

adj. Extraordinarily generous.

194

lawmaker

n. A legislator.

195

machinery

n. The parts of a machine or engine, taken collectively.

196

bray

n. A loud harsh sound, as the cry of an ass or the blast of a horn.

197

ferocity

n. Savageness.

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nondescript

adj. Indescribable.

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cosmos

n. The world or universe considered as a system, perfect in order and arrangement.

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onerous

adj. Burdensome or oppressive.