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tremendous

adj. Awe-inspiring.

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voluptuous

adj. having fullness of beautiful form, as a woman, with or without sensuous or sensual quality.

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conjunction

n. The state of being joined together, or the things so joined.

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telescope

v. To drive together so that one slides into the another like the sections of a spy-glass.

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conformity

n. Correspondence in form, manner, or use.

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prohibition

n. A decree or an order forbidding something.

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erratic

adj. Irregular.

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clement

adj. Compassionate.

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indomitable

adj. Unconquerable.

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ecstatic

adj. Enraptured.

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copious

adj. Plenteous.

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quarterly

adj. Occurring or made at intervals of three months.

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medieval

adj. Belonging or relating to or descriptive of the middle ages.

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deprecate

v. To express disapproval or regret for, with hope for the opposite.

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disparity

n. Inequality.

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tolerance

n. Forbearance in judging of the acts or opinions of others.

17

wampum

n. Beads strung on threads, formerly used among the American Indians as currency.

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infusion

n. The act of imbuing, or pouring in.

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aforesaid

adj. Said in a preceding part or before.

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vassal

n. A slave or bondman.

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zeitgeist

n. The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch.

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sepulcher

n. A burial-place.

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automaton

n. Any living being whose actions are or appear to be involuntary or mechanical.

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somnolent

adj. Sleepy.

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derive

v. To deduce, as from a premise.

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imperative

adj. Obligatory.

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parlance

n. Mode of speech.

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propitious

adj. Kindly disposed.

29

avalanche

n. The fall or sliding of a mass of snow or ice down a mountain-slope, often bearing with it rock.

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verdant

adj. Green with vegetation.

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impregnate

v. To make pregnant.

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ceremonious

adj. Observant of ritual.

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encompass

v. To encircle.

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ultimate

adj. Beyond which there is nothing else.

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bigamy

n. The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living.

36

recapture

v. To capture again.

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meddlesome

adj. Interfering.

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obituary

adj. A published notice of a death.

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Anglophobia

n. Hatred or dread of England or of what is English.

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promulgate

v. To proclaim.

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anagram

n. The letters of a word or phrase so transposed as to make a different word or phrase.

42

decapod

adj. Ten-footed or ten-armed.

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prominence

n. The quality of being noticeable or distinguished.

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foolery

n. Folly.

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parliament

n. A legislative body.

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lying

n. Untruthfulness.

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unify

v. To cause to be one.

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dialect

n. Forms of speech collectively that are peculiar to the people of a particular district.

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hosiery

n. A stocking.

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participant

n. One having a share or part.

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bombast

n. Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects.

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duration

n. The period of time during which anything lasts.

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depositor

n. One who makes a deposit, or has an amount deposited.

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later

adv. At a subsequent time.

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sophisticate

v. To deprive of simplicity of mind or manner.

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insurrection

n. The state of being in active resistance to authority.

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mealy-mouthed

adj. Afraid to express facts or opinions plainly.

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anticyclone

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

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truthful

adj. Veracious.

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laud

v. To praise in words or song.

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impolitic

adj. Inexpedient.

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interposition

n. A coming between.

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distort

v. To twist into an unnatural or irregular form.

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captious

adj. Hypercritical.

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apathy

n. Insensibility to emotion or passionate feeling.

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accusatory

adj. Of, pertaining to, or involving an accusation.

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intestacy

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

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wield

v. To use, control, or manage, as a weapon, or instrument, especially with full command.

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pretension

n. A bold or presumptuous assertion.

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oscillate

v. To swing back and forth.

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referrer

n. One who refers.

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repulse

n. The act of beating or driving back, as an attacking or advancing enemy.

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extenuate

v. To diminish the gravity or importance of.

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guileless

adj. Frank.

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infest

v. To be present in such numbers as to be a source of annoyance, trouble, or danger.

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continuance

n. Permanence.

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anthology

n. A collection of extracts from the writings of various authors.

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morphology

n. the science of organic forms.

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egoism

n. The theory that places man’s chief good in the completeness of self.

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faulty

adj. Imperfect.

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aggrandize

v. To cause to appear greatly.

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plagiarism

n. The stealing of passages from the writings of another and publishing them as one’s own.

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bray

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

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fulsome

adj. Offensive from excess of praise or commendation.

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symmetry

n. Relative proportion and harmony.

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dismissal

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

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intracellular

adj. Occurring or situated within a cell.

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fungous

adj. Spongy.

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singe

v. To burn slightly or superficially.

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philosophy

n. The general principles, laws, or causes that furnish the rational explanation of anything.

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overthrow

v. To vanquish an established ruler or government.

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plenitude

n. Abundance.

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finite

adj. Limited.

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overeat

v. To eat to excess.

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uppermost

adj. First in order of precedence.

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clairvoyance

n. Intuitive sagacity or perception.

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deceit

n. Falsehood.

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profligate

adj. Abandoned to vice.

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coronation

n. The act or ceremony of crowning a monarch.

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anthropomorphous

adj. Having or resembling human form.

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transfuse

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

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amusement

n. Diversion.

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beau

n. An escort or lover.

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antenatal

adj. Occurring or existing before birth.

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dictum

n. A positive utterance.

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variable

adj. Having a tendency to change.

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cat-o-nine-tails

n. An instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord, formerly used for flogging in the army and navy.

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repulsive

adj. Grossly offensive.

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compression

n. Constraint, as by force or authority.

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contiguous

adj. Touching or joining at the edge or boundary.

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insignificant

adj. Without importance, force, or influence.

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velvety

adj. Marked by lightness and softness.

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actuality

n. Any reality.

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whereabouts

n. The place in or near which a person or thing is.

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antecedent

n. One who or that which precedes or goes before, as in time, place, rank, order, or causality.

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respite

n. Interval of rest.

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conjugal

adj. Pertaining to marriage, marital rights, or married persons.

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denude

v. To strip the covering from.

119

bureau

n. A chest of drawers for clothing, etc.

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analogy

n. Reasoning in which from certain and known relations or resemblance others are formed.

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extol

v. To praise in the highest terms.

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rightful

adj. Conformed to a just claim according to established laws or usage.

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choleric

adj. Easily provoked to anger.

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loch

n. A lake.

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cynicism

n. Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value.

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insular

adj. Pertaining to an island.

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palpable

n. perceptible by feeling or touch.

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palette

n. A thin tablet, with a hole for the thumb, upon which artists lay their colors for painting.

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frowzy

adj. Slovenly in appearance.

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beneficent

adj. Characterized by charity and kindness.

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prophecy

n. Any prediction or foretelling.

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trinity

n. A threefold personality existing in the one divine being or substance.

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regime

n. Particular conduct or administration of affairs.

134

quartet

n. A composition for four voices or four instruments.

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inadmissible

adj. Not to be approved, considered, or allowed, as testimony.

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fissure

n. A crack or crack-like depression.

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impersuadable

adj. Unyielding.

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exorbitance

n. Extravagance or enormity.

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superintend

v. To have the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.

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arrear

n. Something overdue and unpaid.

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exhale

v. To breathe forth.

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latency

n. The state of being dormant.

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accost

v. To speak to.

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prudery

n. An undue display of modesty or delicacy.

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distemper

n. A disease or malady.

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incomparable

adj. Matchless.

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demagnetize

v. To deprive (a magnet) of magnetism.

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inconsistent

adj. Contradictory.

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adjacency

n. The state of being adjacent.

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protocol

n. A declaration or memorandum of agreement less solemn and formal than a treaty.

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decapitate

v. To behead.

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assonance

n. Resemblance or correspondence in sound.

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pompous

adj. Marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner.

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unguent

n. Any ointment or lubricant for local application.

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loath

adj. Averse.

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debatable

adj. Subject to contention or dispute.

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lunar

adj. Pertaining to the moon.

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veracious

adj. Habitually disposed to speak the truth.

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writhe

v. To twist the body, face, or limbs or as in pain or distress.

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commissariat

n. The department of an army charged with the provision of its food and water and daily needs.

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impliable

adj. Capable of being inferred.

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dissimilar

adj. Different.

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erudite

adj. Very-learned.

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principality

n. The territory of a reigning prince.

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assonant

adj. Having resemblance of sound.

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treachery

n. Violation of allegiance, confidence, or plighted faith.

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probe

v. To search through and through.

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impregnable

adj. That can not be taken by assault.

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contumacy

n. Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority.

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propagate

v. To spread abroad or from person to person.

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ravage

v. To lay waste by pillage, rapine, devouring, or other destructive methods.

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inapt

adj. Awkward or slow.

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bale

n. A large package prepared for transportation or storage.

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doubly

adv. In twofold degree or extent.

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pledgee

n. The person to whom anything is pledged.

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fez

n. A brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone, usually red with a black tassel.

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aspire

v. To have an earnest desire, wish, or longing, as for something high and good, not yet attained.

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picayune

adj. Of small value.

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enthuse

v. To yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling.

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indefinitely

adv. In a vague or uncertain way.

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biography

n. A written account of one’s life, actions, and character.

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philanthropic

adj. Benevolent.

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qualification

n. A requisite for an employment, position, right, or privilege.

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exorcise

v. To cast or drive out by religious or magical means.

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pharmacy

n. The art or business of compounding and dispensing medicines.

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consignor

n. One who entrusts.

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ante

v. In the game of poker, to put up a stake before the cards are dealt.

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curio

n. A piece of bric-a-brac.

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incisor

n. A front or cutting tooth.

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boatswain

n. A subordinate officer of a vessel, who has general charge of the rigging, anchors, etc.

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outrigger

n. A part built or arranged to project beyond a natural outline for support.

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immaculate

adj. Without spot or blemish.

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superlative

n. That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence.

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constrict

v. To bind.

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transfusible

adj. Capable of being poured from one vessel to another.

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preponderate

v. To exceed in influence or power.

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sonnet

n. A poem of fourteen decasyllabic or octosyllabiclines expressing two successive phrases.

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precedential

adj. Of the nature of an instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule.

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fluent

adj. Having a ready or easy flow of words or ideas.

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burgher

n. An inhabitant, citizen or freeman of a borough burgh, or corporate town.