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liquefy

v. To convert into a liquid or into liquid form.

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reprehension

n. Expression of blame.

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retrench

v. To cut down or reduce in extent or quantity.

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extant

adj. Still existing and known.

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sentient

adj. Possessing the power of sense or sense-perception.

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gynecology

n. The science that treats of the functions and diseases peculiar to women.

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sanctimonious

adj. Making an ostentatious display or hypocritical pretense of holiness or piety.

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consort

n. A companion or associate.

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deduce

v. To derive or draw as a conclusion by reasoning from given premises or principles.

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volant

adj. Flying or able to fly.

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glacier

n. A field or stream of ice.

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landholder

n. Landowner.

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partisan

adj. Characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party.

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corporeal

adj. Of a material nature; physical.

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granary

n. A storehouse for grain after it is thrashed or husked.

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vegetative

adj. Pertaining to the process of plant-life.

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extravagant

adj. Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure.

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paramour

n. One who is unlawfully and immorally a lover or a mistress.

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resplendent

adj. Very bright.

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progression

n. A moving forward or proceeding in course.

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seclusion

n. Solitude.

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incidentally

adv. Without intention.

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unutterable

adj. Inexpressible.

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sequent

adj. Following in the order of time.

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convex

adj. Curving like the segment of the globe or of the surface of a circle.

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submergence

n. The act of submerging.

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lattice

n. Openwork of metal or wood, formed by crossing or interlacing strips or bars.

28

chivalry

n. The knightly system of feudal times with its code, usages and practices.

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apex

n. The highest point, as of a mountain.

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rapid

adj. Having great speed.

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embezzle

v. To misappropriate secretly.

32

deign

v. To deem worthy of notice or account.

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archdeacon

n. A high official administrator of the affairs of a diocese.

34

centenary

adj. Pertaining to a hundred years or a period of a hundred years.

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decameter

n. A length of ten meters.

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acquiesce

v. To comply; submit.

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degradation

n. Diminution, as of strength or magnitude.

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inert

adj. Inanimate.

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monocracy

n. Government by a single person.

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magnet

n. A body possessing that peculiar form of polarity found in nature in the lodestone.

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luxuriance

n. Excessive or superfluous growth or quantity.

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collaborate

v. To labor or cooperate with another or others, especially in literary or scientific pursuits.

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arbitrary

adj. Fixed or done capriciously.

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dilate

v. To enlarge in all directions.

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provocation

n. An action or mode of conduct that excites resentment.

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soldier

n. A person engaged in military service.

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abomination

n. A very detestable act or practice.

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granular

adj. Composed of small grains or particles.

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profligacy

n. Shameless viciousness.

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archaism

n. Obsolescence.

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caricature

n. a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.

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sinister

adj. Evil.

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overhang

n. A portion of a structure which projects or hangs over.

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Britannia

n. The United Kingdom of Great Britain.

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Calvinism

n. The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin.

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hinder

v. To obstruct.

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despotism

n. Any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part.

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Christ

n. A title of Jesus

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supple

adj. Easily bent.

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evolve

v. To unfold or expand.

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compressible

adj. Capable of being pressed into smaller compass.

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caprice

n. A whim.

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abbey

n. The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.

64

foreclose

v. To bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property.

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multiplicity

n. the condition of being manifold or very various.

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modernity

n. The state or character of being modern.

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upheave

v. To raise or lift with effort.

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mongrel

n. The progeny resulting from the crossing of different breeds or varieties.

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foreordain

v. To predetermine.

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causal

adj. Indicating or expressing a cause.

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irreligious

adj. Indifferent or opposed to religion.

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inwardly

adv. With no outward manifestation.

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adulterant

n. An adulterating substance.

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austere

adj. Severely simple; unadorned.

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poetic

adj. Pertaining to poetry.

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panel

n. A rectangular piece set in or as in a frame.

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regime

n. Particular conduct or administration of affairs.

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necromancer

n. One who practices the art of foretelling the future by means of communication with the dead.

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militia

n. Those citizens, collectively, who are enrolled and drilled in temporary military organizations.

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endue

v. To endow with some quality, gift, or grace, usually spiritual.

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clan

n. A tribe.

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dismissal

n. Displacement by authority from an office or an employment.

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acetic

adj. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar.

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academic

adj. Of or pertaining to an academy, college, or university.

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entangle

v. To involve in difficulties, confusion, or complications.

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theological

adj. Based on or growing out of divine revelation.

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cognizant

adj. Taking notice.

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burnish

v. To make brilliant or shining.

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positive

adj. Free from doubt or hesitation.

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suspicious

adj. Inclined to doubt or mistrust.

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exemplar

n. A model, pattern, or original to be copied or imitated.

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pillory

n. A wooden framework in which an offender is fastened to boards and is exposed to public scorn.

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enumerate

v. To name one by one.

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kilowatt

n. One thousand watts.

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lax

adj. Not stringent or energetic.

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usage

n. Treatment.

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tenant

n. An occupant.

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boll

n. A round pod or seed-capsule, as a flax or cotton.

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innovate

v. To introduce or strive to introduce new things.

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iota

n. A small or insignificant mark or part.

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subtend

v. To extend opposite to.

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isolate

v. To separate from others of its kind.

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appellate

adj. Capable of being appealed to.

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alluvion

n. Flood.

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readily

adv. Without objection or reluctance.

106

nausea

n. An affection of the stomach producing dizziness and usually an impulse to vomit

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foggy

adj. Obscure.

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orthopedic

adj. Relating to the correcting or preventing of deformity

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myth

n. A fictitious narrative presented as historical, but without any basis of fact.

110

oculist

n. One versed or skilled in treating diseases of the eye.

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contemporary

adj. Living or existing at the same time.

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generality

n. The principal portion.

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amatory

adj. Designed to excite love.

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guess

n. Surmise.

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cartilage

n. An elastic animal tissue of firm consistence.

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profligate

adj. Abandoned to vice.

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serviceable

adj. Durable.

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emanate

v. To flow forth or proceed, as from some source.

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frowzy

adj. Slovenly in appearance.

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thrall

n. One controlled by an appetite or a passion.

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subterranean

adj. Situated or occurring below the surface of the earth.

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thermal

adj. Of or pertaining to heat.

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derelict

adj. Neglectful of obligation.

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academician

n. A member of an academy of literature, art, or science.

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diabolic

adj. Characteristic of the devil.

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Titanic

adj. Of vast size or strength.

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deceive

v. To mislead by or as by falsehood.

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licentious

adj. Wanton.

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reticence

n. The quality of habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance.

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locomotion

n. The act or power of moving from one place to another.

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excrescence

n. Any unnatural addition, outgrowth, or development.

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suspense

n. Uncertainty.

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ambrosial

adj. Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious.

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iconoclast

n. An image-breaker.

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anticyclone

n. An atmospheric condition of high central pressure, with currents flowing outward.

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nautical

adj. Pertaining to ships, seamen, or navigation.

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invigorate

v. To animate.

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persiflage

n. Banter.

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garrison

n. The military force stationed in a fort, town, or other place for its defense.

140

solicitor

n. One who represents a client in court of justice; an attorney.

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admissible

adj. Having the right or privilege of entry.

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intermediate

adj. Being in a middle place or degree or between extremes.

143

deposition

n. Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing, for use as evidence in court.

144

neophyte

adj. Having the character of a beginner.

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lunatic

n. An insane person.

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ampersand

n. The character &; and.

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semblance

n. Outward appearance.

148

donee

n. A person to whom a donation is made.

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rebuff

n. A peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches.

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despot

n. An absolute and irresponsible monarch.

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rampart

n. A bulwark or construction to oppose assault or hostile entry.

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comprehension

n. Ability to know.

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exposure

n. An open situation or position in relation to the sun, elements, or points of the compass.

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fitful

adj. Spasmodic.

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corruptible

adj. Open to bribery.

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resistant

adj. Offering or tending to produce resistance.

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eminence

n. An elevated position with respect to rank, place, character, condition, etc.

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disarm

v. To deprive of weapons.

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crucible

n. A trying and purifying test or agency.

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accustom

v. To make familiar by use.

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bristle

n. One of the coarse, stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making, etc.

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introspection

n. The act of observing and analyzing one’s own thoughts and feelings.

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abscond

v. To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.

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calorie

n. Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade.

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cosmic

adj. Pertaining to the universe.

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regicide

n. The killing of a king or sovereign.

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respondent

adj. Answering.

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frugal

adj. Economical.

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radix

n. That from or on which something is developed.

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believe

v. To accept as true on the testimony or authority of others.

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supplicate

v. To beg.

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grotesque

adj. Incongruously composed or ill-proportioned.

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disapprove

v. To regard with blame.

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encyclopedia

n. A work containing information on subjects, or exhaustive of one subject.

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secretive

adj. Having a tendency to conceal.

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recluse

n. One who lives in retirement or seclusion.

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avocation

n. Diversion.

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contributor

n. One who gives or furnishes, in common with others, for a common purpose.

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odoriferous

adj. Having or diffusing an odor or scent, especially an agreeable one.

180

shrinkage

n. A contraction of any material into less bulk or dimension.

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opulence

n. Affluence.

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degenerate

v. To become worse or inferior.

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superadd

v. To add in addition to what has been added.

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alcohol

n. A volatile, inflammable, colorless liquid of a penetrating odor and burning taste.

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addendum

n. Something added, or to be added.

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brotherhood

n. Spiritual or social fellowship or solidarity.

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brigand

n. One who lives by robbery and plunder.

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syllabic

adj. Consisting of that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.

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omnivorous

adj. Eating or living upon food of all kinds indiscriminately.

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adjacency

n. The state of being adjacent.

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amour

n. A love-affair, especially one of an illicit nature.

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battalion

n. A body of infantry composed of two or more companies, forming a part of a regiment.

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intemperance

n. Immoderate action or indulgence, as of the appetites.

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plasticity

n. The property of some substances through which the form of the mass can readily be changed.

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death’s-head

n. A human skull as a symbol of death.

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medallion

n. A large medal.

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revile

v. To heap approach or abuse upon.

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annual

adj. Occurring every year.

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irascible

adj. Prone to anger.

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outstrip

v. To go beyond.