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aerostatics

n. The branch of pneumatics that treats of the equilibrium, pressure, and mechanical properties.

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nonpareil

n. One who or that which is of unequaled excellence.

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transmit

v. To send trough or across.

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abnormal

adj. Not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard.

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manufacturer

n. A person engaged in manufacturing as a business.

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stimulus

n. Incentive.

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evolution

n. Development or growth.

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encroach

v. To invade partially or insidiously and appropriate the possessions of another.

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allegory

n. The setting forth of a subject under the guise of another subject of aptly suggestive likeness.

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surrogate

n. One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another.

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ductile

adj. Capable of being drawn out, as into wire or a thread.

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trimness

n. Neatness.

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justification

n. Vindication.

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neocracy

n. Government administered by new or untried persons.

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foreground

n. That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator.

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assonant

adj. Having resemblance of sound.

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recrudescence

n. The state of becoming raw or sore again.

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euphonious

adj. Characterized by agreeableness of sound.

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deference

n. Respectful submission or yielding, as to another’s opinion, wishes, or judgment.

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defendant

n. A person against whom a suit is brought.

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inimical

adj. Adverse.

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bountiful

adj. Showing abundance.

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statics

n. The branch of mechanics that treats of the relations that subsist among forces in order.

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emphasis

n. Any special impressiveness added to an utterance or act, or stress laid upon some word.

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ludicrous

adj. Laughable.

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extensible

adj. Capable of being thrust out.

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meticulous

adj. Over-cautious.

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tribune

n. Any champion of the rights and liberties of the people: often used as the name for a newspaper.

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recapture

v. To capture again.

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treachery

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

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precedent

n. An instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule.

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exuberant

adj. Marked by great plentifulness.

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altruist

n. One who advocates or practices altruism.

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circumnavigate

v. To sail quite around.

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intellect

n. The faculty of perception or thought.

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Neolithic

adj. Pertaining to the later stone age.

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plenipotentiary

n. A person fully empowered to transact any business.

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moribund

adj. On the point of dying.

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telltale

adj. That gives warning or information.

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adroit

adj. Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers.

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tranquilize

v. To soothe.

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inchmeal

adv. Piecemeal.

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cajole

v. To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.

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compute

v. To ascertain by mathematical calculation.

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gaily

adv. Merrily.

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disallow

v. To withhold permission or sanction.

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remuneration

n. Compensation.

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inundate

v. To fill with an overflowing abundance.

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ingenuous

adj. Candid, frank, or open in character or quality.

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incomprehensible

adj. Not understandable.

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metaphysician

n. One skilled in metaphysics.

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nuance

n. A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind.

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intolerance

n. Inability or unwillingness to bear or endure.

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expository

adj. Pertaining to a formal presentation.

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selective

adj. Having the power of choice.

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duration

n. The period of time during which anything lasts.

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potentate

n. One possessed of great power or sway.

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oration

n. An elaborate or formal public speech.

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coxswain

n. One who steers a rowboat, or one who has charge of a ship’s boat and its crew under an officer.

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tirade

n. Harangue.

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sequester

v. To cause to withdraw or retire, as from society or public life.

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mediate

v. To effect by negotiating as an agent between parties.

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retract

v. To recall or take back (something that one has said).

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witchcraft

n. Sorcery.

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salutary

adj. Beneficial.

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garrulous

adj. Given to constant trivial talking.

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absorption

n. The act or process of absorbing.

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rhapsody

n. Rapt or rapturous utterance.

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intercede

v. To mediate between persons.

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pittance

n. Any small portion or meager allowance.

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indestructible

adj. That can not be destroyed.

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eccentricity

n. Idiosyncrasy.

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vitalize

v. To endow with life or energy.

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upheaval

n. Overthrow or violent disturbance of established order or condition.

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fuse

v. To unite or blend as by melting together.

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clement

adj. Compassionate.

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demented

adj. Insane.

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assassination

n. Murderer, as by secret assault or treachery.

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covey

n. A flock of quails or partridges.

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braze

v. To make of or ornament with brass.

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monotone

n. The sameness or monotony of utterance.

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blase

adj. Sated with pleasure.

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anarchy

n. Absence or utter disregard of government.

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excellent

adj. Possessing distinguished merit.

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valedictorian

n. Student who delivers an address at graduating exercises of an educational institution.

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significant

adj. Important, especially as pointing something out.

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palatial

adj. Magnificent.

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impatience

n. Unwillingness to brook delays or wait the natural course of things.

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despond

v. To lose spirit, courage, or hope.

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pharmacy

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

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tolerance

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

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pedestal

n. A base or support as for a column, statue, or vase.

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sumptuous

adj. Rich and costly.

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retrograde

v. To cause to deteriorate or to move backward.

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adjunct

n. Something joined to or connected with another thing, but holding a subordinate place.

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static

adj. Pertaining to or designating bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium.

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rehabilitate

v. To restore to a former status, capacity, right rank, or privilege.

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ascent

n. A rising, soaring, or climbing.

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confiscate

v. To appropriate (private property) as forfeited to the public use or treasury.

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loathe

v. To abominate.

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prejudice

n. A judgment or opinion formed without due examination of the facts.

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permanence

n. A continuance in the same state, or without any change that destroys the essential form or nature.

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overleap

v. To leap beyond.

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velocity

n. Rapid motion.

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thoroughbred

adj. Bred from the best or purest blood or stock.

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foreign

adj. Belonging to, situated in, or derived from another country.

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disavowal

n. Denial.

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perfidy

n. Treachery.

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non-existent

n. That which does not exist.

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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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garrote

v. To execute by strangling.

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guile

n. Duplicity.

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altercate

v. To contend angrily or zealously in words.

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boisterous

adj. Unchecked merriment or animal spirits.

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witticism

n. A witty, brilliant, or original saying or sentiment.

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drachma

n. A modern and an ancient Greek coin.

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disburden

v. To disencumber.

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regnant

adj. Exercising royal authority in one’s own right.

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disenfranchise

v. To deprive of any right privilege or power

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nunnery

n. A convent for nuns.

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frivolous

adj. Trivial.

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depositor

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

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circumlocution

n. Indirect or roundabout expression.

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expansion

n. Increase of amount, size, scope, or the like.

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apiary

n. A place where bees are kept.

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habitable

adj. Fit to be dwelt in.

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noiseless

adj. Silent.

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reparation

n. The act of making amends, as for an injury, loss, or wrong.

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anthropomorphous

adj. Having or resembling human form.

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judicature

n. Distribution and administration of justice by trial and judgment.

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phenomenon

n. Any unusual occurrence.

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auburn

adj. Reddish-brown, said usually of the hair.

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plenitude

n. Abundance.

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supercilious

adj. Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt.

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exegesis

n. Biblical exposition or interpretation.

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predominant

adj. Superior in power, influence, effectiveness, number, or degree.

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octave

n. A note at this interval above or below any other, considered in relation to that other.

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impregnate

v. To make pregnant.

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animadvert

v. To pass criticism or censure.

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educe

v. To draw out.

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fungous

adj. Spongy.

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solvent

adj. Having sufficient funds to pay all debts.

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voracious

adj. Eating with greediness or in very large quantities.

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satire

n. The employment of sarcasm, irony, or keenness of wit in ridiculing vices.

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protrusion

n. The act of protruding.

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retch

v. To make an effort to vomit.

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septennial

adj. Recurring every seven years.

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abhorrent

adj. Very repugnant; hateful.

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dislocate

v. To put out of proper place or order.

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folk-lore

n. The traditions, beliefs, and customs of the common people.

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mentality

n. Intellectuality.

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bungle

v. To execute clumsily.

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carnal

adj. Sensual.

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repugnance

n. Thorough dislike.

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amorous

adj. Having a propensity for falling in love.

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inflexible

adj. That can not be altered or varied.

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soothsayer

n. One who claims to have supernatural insight or foresight.

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priory

n. A monastic house.

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prevention

n. Thwarting.

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bawl

v. To proclaim by outcry.

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recidivist

n. A confirmed criminal.

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retaliate

v. To repay evil with a similar evil.

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indolence

n. Laziness.

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appropriate

adj. Suitable for the purpose and circumstances.

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incompatible

adj. Discordant.

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recreant

n. A cowardly or faithless person.

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sedition

n. Conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state.

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hilarious

adj. Boisterously merry.

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heedless

adj. Thoughtless.

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protrude

v. To push out or thrust forth.

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aversion

n. A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing.

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bale

n. A large package prepared for transportation or storage.

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irrigate

v. To water, as land, by ditches or other artificial means.

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actuary

n. An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums.

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reunite

v. To unite or join again, as after separation.

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paradox

n. A statement or doctrine seemingly in contradiction to the received belief.

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inquisitive

adj. Given to questioning, especially out of curiosity.

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mete

v. To apportion.

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effect

n. A consequence.

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heptarchy

n. A group of seven governments.

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zealot

n. One who espouses a cause or pursues an object in an immoderately partisan manner.

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extricate

v. Disentangle.

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proxy

n. A person who is empowered by another to represent him or her in a given matter.

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semiconscious

adj. Partially conscious.

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privilege

n. A right or immunity not enjoyed by all, or that may be enjoyed only under special conditions.

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resilience

n. The power of springing back to a former position

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financial

adj. Monetary.

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inaudible

adj. That can not be heard.

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reign

v. To hold and exercise sovereign power.

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superintendent

n. One who has the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.

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caption

n. A heading, as of a chapter, section, document, etc.

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ponder

v. To meditate or reflect upon.

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landmark

n. A familiar object in the landscape serving as a guide to an area otherwise easily lost track of.

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epicycloid

n. A curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle.

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joust

v. To engage in a tilt with lances on horseback.

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second-rate

adj. Second in quality, size, rank, importance, etc.

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betroth

v. To engage to marry.

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editorial

n. An article in a periodical written by the editor and published as an official argument.

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bronchitis

n. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes.

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twinge

n. A darting momentary local pain.