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illicit

adj. Unlawful.

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collide

v. To meet and strike violently.

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trident

n. The three-pronged fork that was the emblem of Neptune.

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sinus

n. An opening or cavity.

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continence

n. Self-restraint with respect to desires, appetites, and passion.

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visual

adj. Perceptible by sight.

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transfusible

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

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philosophy

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

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tortious

adj. Wrongful.

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prevaricate

v. To use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention.

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bleak

adj. Desolate.

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paronymous

adj. Derived from the same root or primitive word.

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intercessor

n. A mediator.

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anatomy

n. That branch of morphology which treats of the structure of organisms.

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misplace

v. To put into a wrong place.

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philanthropist

n. One who endeavors to help his fellow men.

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fallible

adj. Capable of erring.

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profession

n. Any calling or occupation involving special mental or other special disciplines.

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obsequies

n. Funeral rites.

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infamous

adj. Publicly branded or notorious, as for vice, or crime.

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caucus

n. A private meeting of members of a political party to select candidates.

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whine

v. To utter with complaining tone.

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trebly

adv. Triply.

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irradiate

v. To render clear and intelligible.

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instructive

adj. Conveying knowledge.

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propagate

v. To spread abroad or from person to person.

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intramural

adj. Situated within the walls of a city.

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indigestible

adj. Not digestible, or difficult to digest.

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awry

adv. & adj. Out of the proper form, direction, or position.

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susceptibility

n. A specific capability of feeling or emotion.

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illuminant

n. That which may be used to produce light.

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havoc

n. Devastation.

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reluctant

adj. Unwilling.

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vaccinate

v. To inoculate with vaccine virus or virus of cowpox.

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betrothal

n. Engagement to marry.

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superannuate

v. To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service.

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buffoonery

n. Low drollery, coarse jokes, etc.

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indulgent

adj. Yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one’s care.

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wry

adj. Deviating from that which is proper or right.

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occlude

v. To absorb, as a gas by a metal.

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initiate

v. To perform the first act or rite.

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inconsequential

adj. Valueless.

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retrieve

v. To recover something by searching.

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ceremonial

adj. Characterized by outward form or ceremony.

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orthodoxy

n. Acceptance of the common faith.

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faun

n. One of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human, with goats feet.

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diplomatic

adj. Characterized by special tact in negotiations.

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unspeakable

adj. Abominable.

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coalition

n. Combination in a body or mass.

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cohere

v. To stick together.

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beget

v. To produce by sexual generation.

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arrant

adj. Notoriously bad.

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ashen

adj. Pale.

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colossus

n. Any strikingly great person or object.

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adjacent

n. That which is near or bordering upon.

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impair

v. To cause to become less or worse.

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energetic

adj. Working vigorously.

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shiftless

adj. Wanting in resource, energy, or executive ability.

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immune

adj. Exempt, as from disease.

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beau

n. An escort or lover.

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dramatize

v. To relate or represent in a dramatic or theatrical manner.

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turpitude

n. Depravity.

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debase

v. To lower in character or virtue.

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discriminate

v. To draw a distinction.

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liquidate

v. To deliver the amount or value of.

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formation

n. Relative disposition of parts.

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obsolescence

n. The condition or process of gradually falling into disuse.

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maroon

v. To put ashore and abandon (a person) on a desolate coast or island.

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eccentric

adj. Peculiar.

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valedictory

n. A parting address.

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analogous

adj. Corresponding (to some other) in certain respects, as in form, proportion, relations.

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optician

n. One who makes or deals in optical instruments or eye-glasses.

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prurient

adj. Inclined to lascivious thoughts and desires.

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disarrange

v. To throw out of order.

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itinerant

adj. Wandering.

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octogenarian

adj. A person of between eighty and ninety years.

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piccolo

n. A small flute.

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exempt

adj. Free, clear, or released, as from some liability, or restriction affecting others.

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percolate

v. To filter.

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demerit

n. A mark for failure or bad conduct.

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legislate

v. To make or enact a law or laws.

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fervent

adj. Ardent in feeling.

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arbitrate

v. To act or give judgment as umpire.

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mystic

n. One who professes direct divine illumination, or relies upon meditation to acquire truth.

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formula

n. Fixed rule or set form.

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systematic

adj. Methodical.

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freemason

n. A member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans.

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personality

n. The attributes, taken collectively, that make up the character and nature of an individual.

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metal

n. An element that forms a base by combining with oxygen, is usually hard, heavy, and lustrous.

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rotary

adj. Turning around its axis, like a wheel, or so constructed as to turn thus.

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overdose

n. An excessive dose, usually so large a dose of a medicine that its effect is toxic.

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maxim

n. A principle accepted as true and acted on as a rule or guide.

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sagacious

adj. Able to discern and distinguish with wise perception.

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vista

n. A view or prospect.

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forby

adv. Besides.

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propulsion

n. A driving onward or forward.

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incombustible

adj. That can not be burned.

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preferable

adj. More desirable than others.

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claimant

n. One who makes a claim or demand, as of right.

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interrogate

v. To examine formally by questioning.

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supine

adj. Lying on the back.

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Epicurean

adj. Indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite.

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trammel

n. An impediment.

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cite

v. To refer to specifically.

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candor

n. The quality of frankness or outspokenness.

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bibliophile

n. One who loves books.

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exhaustion

n. Deprivation of strength or energy.

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consternation

n. Panic.

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alienation

n. Estrangement.

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pervasion

n. The state of spreading through every part.

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devilry

n. Malicious mischief.

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gluttonous

adj. Given to excess in eating.

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vitality

n. The state or quality of being necessary to existence or continuance.

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enormity

n. Immensity.

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mannerism

n. Constant or excessive adherence to one manner, style, or peculiarity, as of action or conduct.

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tilth

n. Cultivation.

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rightful

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

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navel

n. The depression on the abdomen where the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached.

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expiate

v. To make satisfaction or amends for.

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berth

n. A bunk or bed in a vessel, sleeping-car, etc.

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eschew

v. To keep clear of.

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globose

adj. Spherical.

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zeitgeist

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

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adulterate

v. To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients.

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enfeeble

v. To debilitate.

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formidable

adj. Difficult to accomplish.

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dendroid

adj. Like a tree.

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perceive

v. To have knowledge of, or receive impressions concerning, through the medium of the body senses.

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incapacity

n. Want of power to apprehend, understand, and manage.

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rendition

n. Interpretation.

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courageous

adj. Brave.

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motto

n. An expressive word or pithy sentence enunciating some guiding rule of life, or faith.

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accost

v. To speak to.

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disavow

v. To disclaim responsibility for.

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averse

adj. Reluctant.

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antiseptic

n. Anything that destroys or restrains the growth of putrefactive micro-organisms.

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original

adj. Not copied nor produced by imitation.

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ineligible

adj. Not suitable to be selected or chosen.

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efficient

adj. Having and exercising the power to produce effects or results.

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precipitant

adj. Moving onward quickly and heedlessly.

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discussion

n. Debate.

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cudgel

n. A short thick stick used as a club.

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potent

adj. Physically powerful.

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congeal

v. To coagulate.

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felon

n. A criminal or depraved person.

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unisonant

adj. Being in a condition of perfect agreement and accord.

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ministration

n. Any religious ceremonial.

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acknowledgment

n. Recognition.

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gusto

n. Keen enjoyment.

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niggardly

adj. Stingy. (no longer acceptable to use)

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pincers

n. An instrument having two lever-handles and two jaws working on a pivot.

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cataract

n. Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness.

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hysteria

n. A nervous affection occurring typically in paroxysms of laughing and crying.

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incoercible

adj. Incapable of being forced, constrained, or compelled.

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aforesaid

adj. Said in a preceding part or before.

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consummate

v. To bring to completion.

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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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accommodate

v. To furnish something as a kindness or favor.

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fanatic

n. A religious zealot.

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dilute

v. To make more fluid or less concentrated by admixture with something.

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extremity

n. The utmost point, side, or border, or that farthest removed from a mean position.

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autocrat

n. Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence.

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advent

n. The coming or arrival, as of any important change, event, state, or personage.

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outweigh

v. To surpass in importance or excellence.

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gravity

n. Seriousness.

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competence

n. Adequate qualification or capacity.

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intricate

adj. Difficult to follow or understand.

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sidelong

adj. Inclining or tending to one side.

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effeminacy

n. Womanishness.

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frigidarium

n. A room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits, meat, etc.

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acrimony

n. Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper.

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moderation

n. Temperance.

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sociable

adj. Inclined to seek company.

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committal

n. The act, fact, or result of committing, or the state of being

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exigent

adj. Urgent.

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indict

v. To find and declare chargeable with crime.

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coercive

adj. Serving or tending to force.

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juror

n. One who serves on a jury or is sworn in for jury duty in a court of justice.

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intricacy

n. Perplexity.

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monetary

adj. Financial.

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vagabond

n. A wanderer.

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belligerent

adj. Manifesting a warlike spirit.

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swarthy

adj. Having a dark hue, especially a dark or sunburned complexion.

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carnivorous

adj. Eating or living on flesh.

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congenial

adj. Having kindred character or tastes.

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pennant

n. A small flag.

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orthodox

adj. Holding the commonly accepted faith.

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overshadow

v. To cast into the shade or render insignificant by comparison.

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subterfuge

n. Evasion.

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elasticity

n. That property of matter by which a body tends to return to a former shape after being changed.

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excerpt

n. An extract or selection from written or printed matter.

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scope

n. A range of action or view.

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alabaster

n. A white or delicately tinted fine-grained gypsum.

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aggrieve

v. To give grief or sorrow to.

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venereal

adj. Pertaining to or proceeding from sexual intercourse.

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poetics

n. The rules and principles of poetry.

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ingraft

v. To set or implant deeply and firmly.

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off

adj. Farther or more distant.

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salvo

n. A salute given by firing all the guns, as at the funeral of an officer.

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eradicate

v. To destroy thoroughly.