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optic

n. Pertaining to the eye or vision.

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emigrant

n. One who moves from one place to settle in another.

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fatuous

adj. Idiotic

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impure

adj. Tainted.

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abusive

adj. Employing harsh words or ill treatment.

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derive

v. To deduce, as from a premise.

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typography

n. The arrangement of composed type, or the appearance of printed matter.

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diverse

adj. Capable of various forms.

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mastery

n. The attainment of superior skill.

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hypocrisy

n. Extreme insincerity.

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defensive

adj. Carried on in resistance to aggression.

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rendezvous

n. A prearranged place of meeting.

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unique

adj. Being the only one of its kind.

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unanimous

adj. Sharing the same views or sentiments.

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impartial

adj. Unbiased.

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coerce

v. To force.

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foretell

v. To predict.

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statute

n. Any authoritatively declared rule, ordinance, decree, or law.

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antenatal

adj. Occurring or existing before birth.

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pension

n. A periodical allowance to an individual on account of past service done by him/her.

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incomparable

adj. Matchless.

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sophistry

n. Reasoning sound in appearance only, especially when designedly deceptive.

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forego

v. To deny oneself the pleasure or profit of.

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albeit

conj. Even though.

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bibliomania

n. The passion for collecting books.

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vigilant

adj. Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety.

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exorbitant

adj. Going beyond usual and proper limits.

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circumspect

adj. Showing watchfulness, caution, or careful consideration.

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isothermal

adj. Having or marking equality of temperature.

30

luminary

n. One of the heavenly bodies as a source of light.

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insistent

adj. Urgent.

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wizen-faced

adj. Having a shriveled face.

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countervail

v. To offset.

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diatribe

n. A bitter or malicious criticism.

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laudable

adj. Praiseworthy.

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mane

n. The long hair growing upon and about the neck of certain animals, as the horse and the lion.

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fiducial

adj. Indicative of faith or trust.

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interposition

n. A coming between.

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miscreant

n. A villain.

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controller

n. One who or that which regulates or directs.

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unlimited

adj. Unconstrained.

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bulwark

n. Anything that gives security or defense.

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alteration

n. Change or modification.

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idiom

n. A use of words peculiar to a particular language.

45

pudgy

adj. Small and fat.

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barometer

n. An instrument for indicating the atmospheric pressure per unit of surface.

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intervale

n. A low tract of land between hills, especially along a river.

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consistency

n. A state of permanence.

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unicellular

adj. Consisting of a single cell.

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mealy-mouthed

adj. Afraid to express facts or opinions plainly.

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gratification

n. Satisfaction.

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specialty

n. An employment limited to one particular line of work.

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disrobe

v. To unclothe.

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laundress

n. Washerwoman.

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endemic

adj. Peculiar to some specified country or people.

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benefactor

n. A doer of kindly and charitable acts.

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epidemic

n. Wide-spread occurrence of a disease in a certain region.

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irruption

n. Sudden invasion.

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negate

v. To deny.

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epizootic

adj. Prevailing among animals.

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palsy

n. Paralysis.

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atheism

n. The denial of the existence of God.

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modify

v. To make somewhat different.

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untoward

adj. Causing annoyance or hindrance.

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trestle

n. An open braced framework for supporting the horizontal stringers of a railway-bridge.

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tannery

n. A place where leather is tanned.

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sidereal

adj. Pertaining to stars or constellations.

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ferocious

adj. Of a wild, fierce, and savage nature.

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undue

adj. More than sufficient.

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ascendant

adj. Dominant.

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outreach

v. To reach or go beyond.

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redemption

n. The recovery of what is mortgaged or pledged, by paying the debt.

73

wavelet

n. A ripple.

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inextensible

adj. Of unchangeable length or area.

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lurid

adj. Ghastly and sensational.

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dun

v. To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment.

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Calvinize

v. To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism.

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prolong

v. To extend in time or duration.

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tendency

n. Direction or inclination, as toward some objector end.

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classify

v. To arrange in a class or classes on the basis of observed resemblance’s and differences.

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resistive

adj. Having or exercising the power of resistance.

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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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penurious

adj. Excessively sparing in the use of money.

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disservice

n. An ill turn.

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digress

v. To turn aside from the main subject and for a time dwell on some incidental matter.

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prospectus

n. A paper or pamphlet containing information of a proposed undertaking.

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dormant

adj. Being in a state of or resembling sleep.

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compress

v. To press together or into smaller space.

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diversity

n. Dissimilitude.

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acetate

n. A salt of acetic acid.

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subversion

n. An overthrow, as from the foundation.

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efflorescence

n. The state of being flowery, or a flowery appearance.

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irrigant

adj. Serving to water lands by artificial means.

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chiffon

n. A very thin gauze used for trimmings, evening dress, etc.

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liable

adj. Justly or legally responsible.

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cosmopolitanism

n. A cosmopolitan character.

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necessary

adj. Indispensably requisite or absolutely needed to accomplish a desired result.

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practicable

adj. Feasible.

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genitive

adj. Indicating source, origin, possession, or the like.

100

oakum

n. Hemp-fiber obtained by untwisting and picking out loosely the yarns of old hemp rope.

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latent

adj. Dormant.

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mulatto

n. The offspring of a white person and a black person.

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apogee

n. The climax.

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retroactive

adj. Operative on, affecting, or having reference to past events, transactions, responsibilities.

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pyx

n. A vessel or casket, usually of precious metal, in which the host is preserved.

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decaliter

n. A liquid and dry measure of 10 liters.

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quarterly

adj. Occurring or made at intervals of three months.

108

statecraft

n. The art of conducting state affairs.

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resource

n. That which is restored to, relied upon, or made available for aid or support.

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mistrust

v. To regard with suspicion or jealousy.

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fraudulence

n. Deceitfulness.

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refringency

n. Power to refract.

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preparation

n. An act or proceeding designed to bring about some event.

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appraise

v. To estimate the money value of.

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delude

v. To mislead the mind or judgment of.

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dauntless

adj. Fearless.

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disconsolate

adj. Grief-stricken.

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epicure

n. One who cultivates a delicate taste for eating and drinking.

119

Norman

adj. Of or peculiar to Normandy, in northern France.

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difference

n. Dissimilarity in any respect.

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conformable

adj. Harmonious.

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precedence

n. Priority in place, time, or rank.

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irate

adj. Moved to anger.

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durance

n. Confinement.

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polycracy

n. The rule of many.

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aerial

adj. Of, pertaining to, or like the air.

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contraposition

n. A placing opposite.

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chattel

n. Any article of personal property.

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Pantheon

n. A circular temple at Rome with a fine Corinthian portico and a great domed roof.

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equity

n. Fairness or impartiality.

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abidance

n. An abiding. (abide: continue, wait for, endure, dwell)

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expeditious

adj. Speedy.

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residue

n. A remainder or surplus after a part has been separated or otherwise treated.

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intention

n. That upon which the mind is set.

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accession

n. Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.

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depress

v. To press down.

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rustic

adj. Characteristic of dwelling in the country.

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expense

n. The laying out or expending or money or other resources, as time or strength.

139

ambulance

n. A vehicle fitted for conveying the sick and wounded.

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minion

n. A servile favorite.

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indistinct

adj. Vague.

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abrasion

n. That which is rubbed off.

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productive

adj. Yielding in abundance.

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spontaneous

adj. Arising from inherent qualities or tendencies without external efficient cause.

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devious

adj. Out of the common or regular track.

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aphorism

n. Proverb.

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accuse

v. To charge with wrong doing, misconduct, or error.

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phonogram

n. A graphic character symbolizing an articulate sound.

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insidious

adj. Working ill by slow and stealthy means.

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apotheosis

n. Deification.

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decrepit

adj. Enfeebled, as by old age or some chronic infirmity.

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inebriate

v. To intoxicate.

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secretary

n. One who attends to correspondence, keeps records. or does other writing for others.

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enfranchise

v. To endow with a privilege, especially with the right to vote.

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synonym

n. A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other.

156

rookery

n. A place where crows congregate to breed.

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petrify

v. To convert into a substance of stony hardness and character.

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pendulum

n. A weight hung on a rod, serving by its oscillation to regulate the rate of a clock.

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inference

n. The derivation of a judgment from any given material of knowledge on the ground of law.

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homogeneity

n. Congruity of the members or elements or parts.

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dearth

n. Scarcity, as of something customary, essential ,or desirable.

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exotic

adj. Foreign.

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grantor

n. The maker of a deed.

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perjury

n. A solemn assertion of a falsity.

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outbreak

n. A sudden and violent breaking forth, as of something that has been pent up or restrained.

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bomb

n. A hollow projectile containing an explosive material.

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deplete

v. To reduce or lessen, as by use, exhaustion, or waste.

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cynosure

n. That to which general interest or attention is directed.

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maternal

adj. Pertaining or peculiar to a mother or to motherhood.

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dissimilar

adj. Different.

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indelible

adj. That can not be blotted out, effaced, destroyed, or removed.

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acquiescence

n. Passive consent.

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morality

n. Virtue.

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physiocracy

n. The doctrine that land and its products are the only true wealth.

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inexpensive

adj. Low-priced.

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frigid

adj. Lacking warmth.

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biograph

n. A bibliographical sketch or notice.

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edict

n. That which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action.

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allot

v. To assign a definite thing or part to a certain person.

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kingling

n. A petty king.

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parley

v. To converse in.

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query

v. To make inquiry.

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malady

n. Any physical disease or disorder, especially a chronic or deep-seated one.

184

perigee

n. The point in the orbit of the moon when it is nearest the earth.

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resent

v. To be indignant at, as an injury or insult.

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polyglot

adj. Speaking several tongues.

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duet

n. A composition for two voices or instruments.

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pomposity

n. The quality of being marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner.

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dowry

n. The property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage.

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pallid

adj. Of a pale or wan appearance.

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reckless

adj. Foolishly headless of danger.

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procrastinate

v. To put off till tomorrow or till a future time.

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conscious

adj. Aware that one lives, feels, and thinks.

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sympathetic

adj. Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others.

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tranquil

adj. Calm.

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gigantic

adj. Tremendous.

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erratic

adj. Irregular.

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promoter

n. A furtherer, forwarder, or encourager.

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madden

v. To inflame with passion.

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indigenous

adj. Native.