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cadence

n. Rhythmical or measured flow or movement, as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops.

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preclude

v. To prevent.

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equalize

v. To render uniform.

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indignant

adj. Having such anger and scorn as is aroused by meanness or wickedness.

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discord

n. Absence of harmoniousness.

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raucous

adj. Harsh.

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diffidence

n. Self-distrust.

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isobar

n. A line joining points at which the barometric pressure is the same at a specified moment.

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subservience

n. The quality, character, or condition of being servilely following another’s behests.

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prate

v. To talk about vainly or foolishly.

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trisect

v. To divide into three parts, especially into three equal parts.

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reprehend

v. To find fault with.

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readjust

v. To put in order after disarrangement.

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hesitant

adj. Vacillating.

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peter

v. To fail or lose power, efficiency, or value.

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ignoble

adj. Low in character or purpose.

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forswear

v. To renounce upon oath.

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convene

v. To summon or cause to assemble.

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monotony

n. A lack of variety.

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insurgence

n. Uprising.

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misuse

v. To maltreat.

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merciless

adj. Cruel.

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tantalize

v. To tease.

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forbearance

n. Patient endurance or toleration of offenses.

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reticent

adj. Habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance.

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polytheism

n. The doctrine or belief that there are more gods than one.

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vertical

adj. Lying or directed perpendicularly to the horizon.

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vehement

adj. Very eager or urgent.

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convenience

n. Fitness, as of time or place.

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improvident

adj. Lacking foresight or thrift.

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unguent

n. Any ointment or lubricant for local application.

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venous

adj. Of, pertaining to, or contained or carried in a vein or veins.

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prefix

v. To attach at the beginning.

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courser

n. A fleet and spirited horse.

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incoherence

n. Want of connection, or agreement, as of parts or ideas in thought, speech, etc.

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deceitful

adj. Fraudulent.

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verity

n. Truth.

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wrest

v. To pull or force away by or as by violent twisting or wringing.

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plumb

n. A weight suspended by a line to test the verticality of something.

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liturgy

n. A ritual.

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sophistical

adj. Fallacious.

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reproduction

n. The process by which an animal or plant gives rise to another of its kind.

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missile

n. Any object, especially a weapon, thrown or intended to be thrown.

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curtsy

n. A downward movement of the body by bending the knees.

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saline

adj. Constituting or consisting of salt.

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extradition

n. The surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government.

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chagrin

n. Keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one’s failures or errors.

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mendacious

adj. Untrue.

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fledgling

n. A young bird.

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solar

adj. Pertaining to the sun.

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advocacy

n. The act of pleading a cause.

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provincial

adj. Uncultured in thought and manner.

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languor

n. Lassitude of body or depression.

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distrain

v. To subject a person to distress.

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sedate

adj. Even-tempered.

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flamboyant

adj. Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste.

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inanimate

adj. Destitute of animal life.

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syllable

n. That which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.

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altruism

n. Benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest.

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innocuous

adj. Harmless.

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divination

n. The pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden.

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chancery

n. A court of equity, as distinguished from a common-law court.

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accept

v. To take when offered.

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inconceivable

adj. Incomprehensible.

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amateur

adj. Practicing an art or occupation for the love of it, but not as a profession.

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vegetal

adj. Of or pertaining to plants.

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reflection

n. The throwing off or back of light, heat, sound, or any form of energy that travels in waves.

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indivisible

adj. Not separable into parts.

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commitment

n. The act or process of entrusting or consigning for safe-keeping.

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ingratiate

v. To win confidence or good graces for oneself.

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odious

adj. Hateful.

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expediency

n. Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case.

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racy

adj. Exciting or exhilarating to the mind.

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magnanimous

adj. Generous in treating or judging others.

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chronometer

n. A portable timekeeper of the highest attainable precision.

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obstetrician

n. A practitioner of midwifery.

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homage

n. Reverential regard or worship.

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infringe

v. To trespass upon.

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Occident

n. The countries lying west of Asia and the Turkish dominions.

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refusal

n. Denial of what is asked.

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apothecary

n. One who keeps drugs for sale and puts up prescriptions.

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evidential

adj. Indicative.

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control

v. To exercise a directing, restraining, or governing influence over.

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premonition

n. Foreboding.

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separate

v. To take apart.

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supersede

v. To displace.

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deceit

n. Falsehood.

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limitation

n. A restriction.

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perjure

v. To swear falsely to.

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landscape

n. A rural view, especially one of picturesque effect, as seen from a distance or an elevation.

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egotist

n. One given to self-mention or who is constantly telling of his own views and experiences.

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relent

v. To yield.

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cadenza

n. An embellishment or flourish, prepared or improvised, for a solo voice or instrument.

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furtherance

n. Advancement.

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genealogist

n. A tracer of pedigrees.

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aural

adj. Of or pertaining to the ear.

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disillusion

v. To disenchant.

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antedate

v. To assign or affix a date to earlier than the actual one.

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irrepressible

adj. That can not be restrained or kept down.

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maudlin

adj. Foolishly and tearfully affectionate.

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invulnerable

adj. That can not be wounded or hurt.

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effuse

v. To pour forth.

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incompetent

adj. Not having the abilities desired or necessary for any purpose.

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dishonest

adj. Untrustworthy.

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aurora

n. A luminous phenomenon in the upper regions of the atmosphere.

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percipient

n. One who or that which perceives.

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magnificence

n. The exhibition of greatness of action, character, intellect, wealth, or power.

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fray

v. To fret at the edge so as to loosen or break the threads.

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sensorium

n. The sensory apparatus.

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longevity

n. Unusually prolonged life.

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gullible

adj. Credulous.

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phonetic

adj. Representing articulate sounds or speech.

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pantomime

n. Sign-language.

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prosaic

adj. Unimaginative.

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urbanity

n. Refined or elegant courtesy.

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graceless

adj. Ungracious.

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acquit

v. To free or clear, as from accusation.

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technology

n. The knowledge relating to industries and manufactures.

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centiliter

n. A hundredth of a liter.

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impromptu

n. Anything done or said on the impulse of the moment.

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moralize

v. To render virtuous.

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infamy

n. Total loss or destitution of honor or reputation.

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severance

n. Separation.

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differentia

n. Any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species.

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bass

adj. Low in tone or compass.

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well-to-do

adj. In prosperous circumstances.

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planisphere

n. A polar projection of the heavens on a chart.

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thermoelectricity

n. Electricity generated by differences of temperature,

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predominate

v. To be chief in importance, quantity, or degree.

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subjacent

adj. Situated directly underneath.

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guinea

n. An English monetary unit.

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tricycle

n. A three-wheeled vehicle.

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evoke

v. To call or summon forth.

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migrant

adj. Wandering.

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glimmer

n. A faint, wavering, unsteady light.

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eminent

adj. High in station, merit, or esteem.

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memorable

adj. Noteworthy.

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bombard

v. To assail with any missile or with abusive speech.

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dolorous

adj. Expressing or causing sorrow or pain.

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antitoxin

n. A substance which neutralizes the poisonous products of micro-organisms.

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edify

v. To build up, or strengthen, especially in morals or religion.

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conspirator

n. One who agrees with others to cooperate in accomplishing some unlawful purpose.

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dominant

adj. Conspicuously prominent.

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plaudit

n. An expression of applause.

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cosmetic

adj. Pertaining to the art of beautifying, especially the complexion.

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conjunction

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

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genteel

adj. Well-bred or refined.

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literacy

n. The state or condition of knowing how to read and write.

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recourse

n. Resort to or application for help in exigency or trouble.

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reprisal

n. Any infliction or act by way of retaliation on an enemy.

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luxuriate

v. To live sumptuously.

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effeminate

adj. Having womanish traits or qualities.

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percipience

n. The act of perceiving.

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insecure

adj. Not assured of safety.

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dissertation

n. Thesis.

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emporium

n. A bazaar or shop.

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attest

v. To certify as accurate, genuine, or true.

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insipid

adj. Tasteless.

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continuation

n. Prolongation.

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pommel

v. To beat with something thick or bulky.

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flora

n. The aggregate of plants growing without cultivation in a district.

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emulate

v. To imitate with intent to equal or surpass.

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monogamy

n. The habit of pairing, or having but one mate.

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monotonous

adj. Unchanging and tedious.

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predict

v. To foretell.

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alienate

v. To cause to turn away.

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impropriety

n. The state or quality of being unfit, unseemly, or inappropriate.

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disfavor

n. Disregard.

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hemorrhoids

n. pl. Tumors composed of enlarged and thickened blood-vessels, at the lower end of the rectum.

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disobedience

n. Neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction.

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materialize

v. To take perceptible or substantial form.

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objector

n. One who objects, as to a proposition, measure, or ruling.

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efficiency

n. The state of possessing adequate skill or knowledge for the performance of a duty.

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deport

v. To take or send away forcibly, as to a penal colony.

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furrier

n. A dealer in or maker of fur goods.

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negligee

n. A loose gown worn by women.

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superintendence

n. Direction and management.

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consecutive

adj. Following in uninterrupted succession.

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reestablish

v. To restore.

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indivertible

adj. That can not be turned aside.

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theocracy

n. A government administered by ecclesiastics.

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arrogate

v. To take, demand, or claim, especially presumptuously or without reasons or grounds.

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factious

adj. Turbulent.

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inroad

n. Forcible encroachment or trespass.

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uncommon

adj. Rare.

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zenith

n. The culminating-point of prosperity, influence, or greatness.

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grisly

adj. Fear-inspiring.

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emeritus

adj. Retired from active service but retained to an honorary position.

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biology

n. The science of life or living organisms.

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clarion

n. A small shrill trumpet or bugle.

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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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poesy

n. Poetry.

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excellency

n. A title of honor bestowed upon various high officials.

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immense

adj. Very great in degree, extent, size, or quantity.

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kernel

n. A grain or seed.

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palpable

n. perceptible by feeling or touch.

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legionary

n. A member of an ancient Roman legion or of the modern French Legion of Honor.

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travesty

n. A grotesque imitation.

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imperious

adj. Insisting on obedience.

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recrudescent

adj. Becoming raw or sore again.