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facial

adj. Pertaining to the face.

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millet

n. A grass cultivated for forage and cereal.

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contrite

adj. Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin.

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martyrdom

n. Submission to death or persecution for the sake of faith or principle.

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beneficial

adj. Helpful.

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quibble

n. An utterly trivial distinction or objection.

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termagant

adj. Violently abusive and quarrelsome.

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clearance

n. A certificate from the proper authorities that a vessel has complied with the law and may sail.

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aspirant

n. One who seeks earnestly, as for advancement, honors, place.

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ensnare

v. To entrap.

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evince

v. To make manifest or evident.

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precise

adj. Exact.

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privity

n. Knowledge shared with another or others regarding a private matter.

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importunate

adj. Urgent in character, request, or demand.

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thereabout

adv. Near that number, quantity, degree, place, or time, approximately.

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vogue

n. The prevalent way or fashion.

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verbose

adj. Wordy.

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frailty

n. Liability to be broken or destroyed.

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pyre

n. A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body.

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rupture

v. To separate the parts of by violence.

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belie

v. To misrepresent.

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weak-kneed

adj. Without resolute purpose or energy.

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eulogize

v. To speak or write a laudation of a person’s life or character.

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consanguineous

adj. Descended from the same parent or ancestor.

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effervescent

adj. Giving off bubbles of gas.

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antidote

n. Anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like.

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virtual

adj. Being in essence or effect, but not in form or appearance.

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festive

adj. Merry.

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prescience

n. Knowledge of events before they take place.

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embody

v. To express, formulate, or exemplify in a concrete, compact or visible form.

31

abdominal

n. Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdomen.

32

finesse

n. Subtle contrivance used to gain a point.

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paragon

n. A model of excellence.

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plausible

adj. Seeming likely to be true, though open to doubt.

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demonstrate

v. To prove indubitably.

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prattle

v. To utter in simple or childish talk.

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tercentenary

adj. Pertaining to a period of 300 years.

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plea

n. An argument to obtain some desired action.

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ridicule

n. Looks or acts expressing amused contempt.

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egotism

n. Self-conceit.

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outright

adv. Entirely.

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unaffected

adj. Sincere.

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existence

n. Possession or continuance of being.

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corpulent

adj. Obese.

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conduce

v. To bring about.

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reimburse

v. To pay back as an equivalent of what has been expended.

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anachronism

n. Anything occurring or existing out of its proper time.

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degrade

v. To take away honors or position from.

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hydrous

adj. Watery.

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legalize

v. To give the authority of law to.

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peripatetic

adj. Walking about.

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squatter

n. One who settles on land without permission or right.

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suggestible

adj. That can be suggested.

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belle

n. A woman who is a center of attraction because of her beauty, accomplishments, etc.

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impecunious

adj. Having no money.

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dejection

n. Melancholy.

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odium

n. A feeling of extreme repugnance, or of dislike and disgust.

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seduce

v. To entice to surrender chastity.

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tyrannical

adj. Despotic.

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monogram

n. A character consisting of two or more letters interwoven into one, usually initials of a name.

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impassible

adj. Not moved or affected by feeling.

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kind-hearted

adj. Having a kind and sympathetic nature.

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competitive

adj. characterized by rivalry.

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nihilist

n. An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known.

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remonstrance

n. Reproof.

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kilometer

n. A length of 1,000 meters.

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endear

v. To cause to be loved.

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judicial

adj. Pertaining to the administration of justice.

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botanize

v. To study plant-life.

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cacophony

n. A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones.

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version

n. A description or report of something as modified by one’s character or opinion.

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redolence

n. Smelling sweet and agreeable.

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alter

v. To make change in.

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curtail

v. To cut off or cut short.

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cohesion

n. Consistency.

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abed

adv. In bed; on a bed.

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skepticism

n. The entertainment of doubt concerning something.

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incarcerate

v. To imprison.

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admittance

n. Entrance, or the right or permission to enter.

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secession

n. Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship, especially from political or religious bodies.

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manliness

n. The qualities characteristic of a true man, as bravery, resolution, etc.

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reproduce

v. To make a copy of.

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besmear

v. To smear over, as with any oily or sticky substance.

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ambidextrous

adj. Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease.

85

junta

n. A council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government.

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enrapture

v. To delight extravagantly or intensely.

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vendition

n. The act of selling.

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retention

n. The keeping of a thing within one’s power or possession.

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redundance

n. Excess.

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drainage

n. The means of draining collectively, as a system of conduits, trenches, pipes, etc.

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machinist

n. One who makes or repairs machines, or uses metal-working tools.

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perfumery

n. The preparation of perfumes.

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prima

adj. First.

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stagnation

n. The condition of not flowing or not changing.

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brethren

n. pl. Members of a brotherhood, gild, profession, association, or the like.

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drudgery

n. Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation.

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distention

n. Expansion.

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scintilla

n. The faintest ray.

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diaphanous

adj. Transparent.

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depression

n. A falling of the spirits.

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irritancy

n. The quality of producing vexation.

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lithograph

n. A print made by printing from stone.

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cryptogram

n. Anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning.

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obelisk

n. A square shaft with pyramidal top, usually monumental or commemorative.

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contiguous

adj. Touching or joining at the edge or boundary.

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auditory

adj. Of or pertaining to hearing or the organs or sense of hearing.

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anthracite

n. Hard coal.

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option

n. The right, power, or liberty of choosing.

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siege

n. A beleaguerment.

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opprobrium

n. The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil.

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offhand

adv. Without preparation.

112

exorbitance

n. Extravagance or enormity.

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habitual

adj. According to usual practice.

114

labyrinth

n. A maze.

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negligible

adj. Transferable by assignment, endorsement, or delivery.

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superheat

v. To heat to excess.

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decagram

n. A weight of 10 grams.

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stimulate

v. To rouse to activity or to quickened action.

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pamphlet

n. A brief treatise or essay, usually on a subject of current interest.

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embargo

n. Authoritative stoppage of foreign commerce or of any special trade.

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underman

v. To equip with less than the full complement of men.

122

skiff

n. Usually, a small light boat propelled by oars.

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abrogate

v. To abolish, repeal.

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empower

v. To delegate authority to.

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whimsical

adj. Capricious.

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aye

adv. An expression of assent.

127

defamation

n. Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another.

128

catastrophe

n. Any great and sudden misfortune or calamity.

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diphthong

n. The sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds.

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pentathlon

n. The contest of five associated exercises in the great games and the same contestants.

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utmost

n. The greatest possible extent.

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enamor

v. To inspire with ardent love.

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gregarious

adj. Not habitually solitary or living alone.

134

realism

n. The principle and practice of depicting persons and scenes as they are believed really to exist.

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inquire

v. To ask information about.

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expand

v. To increase in range or scope.

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corrigible

adj. Capable of reformation.

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pentad

n. The number five.

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alkali

n. Anything that will neutralize an acid, as lime, magnesia, etc.

140

deportment

n. Demeanor.

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rectify

v. To correct.

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aperture

n. Hole.

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unanimity

n. The state or quality of being of one mind.

144

delectable

adj. Delightful to the taste or to the senses.

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unbiased

adj. Impartial, as judgment.

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physics

n. The science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.

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extraneous

adj. Having no essential relation to a subject.

148

chastise

v. To subject to punitive measures.

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consumptive

adj. Designed for gradual destruction.

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permanent

adj. Durable.

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hardihood

n. Foolish daring.

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evasion

n. Escape.

153

bestride

v. To get or sit upon astride, as a horse.

154

repertory

n. A place where things are stored or gathered together.

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infinite

adj. Measureless.

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impervious

adj. Impenetrable.

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derision

n. Ridicule.

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intervene

v. To interfere for some end.

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advocate

n. One who pleads the cause of another, as in a legal or ecclesiastical court.

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indicator

n. One who or that which points out.

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autobiography

n. The story of one’s life written by himself.

162

furlong

n. A measure, one-eighth of a mile.

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facet

n. One of the small triangular plane surfaces of a diamond or other gem.

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callosity

n. The state of being hard and insensible.

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doe

n. The female of the deer.

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emit

v. To send or give out.

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divulgence

n. A divulging.

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panegyric

n. A formal and elaborate eulogy, written or spoken, of a person or of an act.

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investigator

n. One who investigates.

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equanimity

n. Evenness of mind or temper.

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observant

adj. Quick to notice.

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vicissitude

n. A change, especially a complete change, of condition or circumstances, as of fortune.

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juvenile

adj. Characteristic of youth.

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diffusible

adj. Spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly.

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overeat

v. To eat to excess.

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conscience

n. The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct.

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impious

adj. Characterized by irreverence or irreligion.

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blemish

n. A mark that mars beauty.

179

lingo

n. Language.

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perusal

n. The act of reading carefully or thoughtfully.

181

expanse

n. A continuous area or stretch.

182

statuesque

adj. Having the grace, pose, or quietude of a statue.

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medial

adj. Of or pertaining to the middle.

184

humbug

n. Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead.

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transact

v. To do business.

186

viceroy

n. A ruler acting with royal authority in place of the sovereign in a colony or province.

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profile

n. An outline or contour.

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apposite

adj. Appropriate.

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migrate

v. To remove or pass from one country, region, or habitat to another.

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epode

n. A species of lyric poems.

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pontiff

n. The Pope.

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sensuous

adj. Having a warm appreciation of the beautiful or of the refinements of luxury.

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tempt

v. To offer to (somebody) an inducement to do wrong.

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complicate

v. To make complex, difficult, or hard to deal with.

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demurrage

n. the detention of a vessel beyond the specified time of sailing.

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submersion

n. The act of submerging.

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preeminence

n. Special eminence.

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morphology

n. the science of organic forms.

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powerless

adj. Impotent.

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hydra

n. The seven- or nine-headed water-serpent slain by Hercules.