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suffuse

v. To cover or fill the surface of.

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datum

n. A premise, starting-point, or given fact.

3

eliminate

v. To separate and cast aside.

4

calculus

n. A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness.

5

levee

n. An embankment beside a river or stream or an arm of the sea, to prevent overflow.

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inadmissible

adj. Not to be approved, considered, or allowed, as testimony.

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effervesce

v. To bubble up.

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rejuvenate

v. To restore to youth.

9

dominate

v. To influence controllingly.

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affect

v. To act upon

11

penitence

n. Sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.

12

telepathy

n. Thought-transference.

13

presumption

n. That which may be logically assumed to be true until disproved.

14

repute

v. To hold in general opinion.

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assonance

n. Resemblance or correspondence in sound.

16

nit

n. The egg of a louse or some other insect.

17

extemporaneous

adj. Done or made without much or any preparation.

18

physiology

n. The science of organic functions.

19

moccasin

n. A foot-covering made of soft leather or buckskin.

20

livelihood

n. Means of subsistence.

21

transcend

v. To surpass.

22

inhospitable

adj. Not disposed to entertain strangers gratuitously.

23

specter

n. Apparition.

24

tutelar

adj. Protective.

25

sustenance

n. Food.

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temporize

v. To pursue a policy of delay.

27

atomizer

n. An apparatus for reducing a liquid to a fine spray, as for disinfection, inhalation, etc.

28

ramify

v. To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions.

29

leeward

n. That side or direction toward which the wind blows.

30

inefficiency

n. That which does not accomplish an intended purpose.

31

terminus

n. The final point or goal.

32

concession

n. Anything granted or yielded, or admitted in response to a demand, petition, or claim.

33

reseat

v. To place in position of office again.

34

impede

v. To be an obstacle or to place obstacles in the way of.

35

kimono

n. A loose robe, fastening with a sash, the principal outer garment in Japan.

36

intimidate

v. To cause to become frightened.

37

lodgment

n. The act of furnishing with temporary quarters.

38

fracture

n. A break.

39

quadruple

v. To multiply by four.

40

protuberance

n. Something that swells out from a surrounding surface.

41

non-combatant

n. One attached to the army or navy, but having duties other than that of fighting.

42

resonance

n. The quality of being able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.

43

omnipotence

n. Unlimited and universal power.

44

inefficient

adj. Not accomplishing an intended purpose.

45

ultramontane

adj. Beyond the mountains, especially beyond the Alps (that is, on their Italian side).

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gastric

adj. Of, pertaining to, or near the stomach.

47

sleight

n. A trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation.

48

nude

adj. Naked.

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sergeant-at-arms

n. An executive officer in legislative bodies who enforces the orders of the presiding officer.

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ruth

n. Sorrow for another’s misery.

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antistrophe

n. The inversion of terms in successive classes, as in “the home of joy and the joy of home”.

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supernumerary

adj. Superfluous.

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oratory

n. The art of public speaking.

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tolerable

adj. Moderately good.

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sanctity

n. Holiness.

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humanize

v. To make gentle or refined.

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reverent

adj. Humble.

58

inscrutable

adj. Impenetrably mysterious or profound.

59

operetta

n. A humorous play in dialogue and music, of more than one act.

60

outburst

n. A violent issue, especially of passion in an individual.

61

disrupt

v. To burst or break asunder.

62

outrigger

n. A part built or arranged to project beyond a natural outline for support.

63

abet

v. To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).

64

prophesy

v. To predict or foretell, especially under divine inspiration and guidance.

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equivalent

adj. Equal in value, force, meaning, or the like.

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effluvium

n. A noxious or ill-smelling exhalation from decaying or putrefying matter.

67

interrupt

v. To stop while in progress.

68

reclaim

v. To demand or to obtain the return or restoration of.

69

idealize

v. To make to conform to some mental or imaginary standard.

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connote

v. To mean; signify.

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demolish

v. To annihilate.

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vassal

n. A slave or bondman.

73

crevice

n. A small fissure, as between two contiguous surfaces.

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hackney

v. To make stale or trite by repetition.

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credible

adj. Believable.

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parish

n. The ecclesiastical district in charge of a pastor.

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reciprocal

adj. Mutually interchangeable or convertible.

78

inflammable

adj. Easily set on fire or excited.

79

origin

n. The beginning of that which becomes or is made to be.

80

callow

adj. Without experience of the world.

81

poignancy

n. Severity or acuteness, especially of pain or grief.

82

incinerate

v. To reduce to ashes.

83

apostate

adj. False.

84

peaceful

adj. Tranquil.

85

centurion

n. A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army.

86

forthright

adv. With directness.

87

knighthood

n. Chivalry.

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epic

n. A poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages, heroes, etc.

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explosive

adj. Pertaining to a sudden and violent outbreak.

90

premature

adj. Coming too soon.

91

flection

n. The act of bending.

92

rationalism

n. The formation of opinions by relying upon reason alone, independently of authority.

93

repetition

n. The act of repeating.

94

laxative

adj. Having power to open or loosen the bowels.

95

rhetoric

n. The art of discourse.

96

quarrelsome

adj. Irascible.

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biped

n. An animal having two feet.

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trite

adj. Made commonplace by frequent repetition.

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lunacy

n. Mental unsoundness.

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cadaverous

adj. Resembling a corpse.

101

overreach

v. To stretch out too far.

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accomplish

v. To bring to pass.

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transfusion

n. The act of pouring from one vessel to another.

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comprehensive

adj. Large in scope or content.

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disqualify

v. To debar.

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excruciate

v. To inflict severe pain or agony upon.

107

sufferance

n. Toleration.

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appease

v. To soothe by quieting anger or indignation.

109

arrear

n. Something overdue and unpaid.

110

augur

v. To predict.

111

fluctuation

n. Frequent irregular change back and forth from one state or degree to another.

112

sarcasm

n. Cutting and reproachful language.

113

congest

v. To collect into a mass.

114

illegitimate

adj. Unlawfully begotten.

115

begrudge

v. To envy one of the possession of.

116

reactionary

adj. Pertaining to, of the nature of, causing, or favoring reaction.

117

resumption

n. The act of taking back, or taking again.

118

subside

v. To relapse into a state of repose and tranquillity.

119

ripplet

n. A small ripple, as of water.

120

avert

v. To turn away or aside.

121

ladle

n. A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle, intended for dipping up and pouring liquids.

122

amicable

adj. Done in a friendly spirit.

123

extrude

v. To drive out or away.

124

reassure

v. To give new confidence.

125

fixture

n. One who or that which is expected to remain permanently in its position.

126

intellectual

adj. Characterized by intelligence.

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subvert

v. To bring to ruin.

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transitory

adj. Existing for a short time only.

129

prefer

v. To hold in higher estimation.

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heathenish

adj. Irreligious.

131

flue

n. A smoke-duct in a chimney.

132

inhume

v. To place in the earth, as a dead body.

133

malevolent

adj. Wishing evil to others.

134

opalescence

n. The property of combined refraction and reflection of light, resulting in smoky tints.

135

prolix

adj. Verbose.

136

venom

n. The poisonous fluid that certain animals secrete.

137

deficiency

n. Lack or insufficiency.

138

boycott

v. To place the products or merchandise of under a ban.

139

arboriculture

n. The cultivation of trees or shrubs.

140

jugular

adj. Pertaining to the throat.

141

pollute

v. To contaminate.

142

heritage

n. Birthright.

143

dissemble

v. To hide by pretending something different.

144

toilsome

adj. Laborious.

145

patrician

adj. Of senatorial or noble rank.

146

afoot

adv. In progress.

147

agrarian

adj. Pertaining to land, especially agricultural land.

148

lexicographer

n. One who makes dictionaries.

149

exuberance

n. Rich supply.

150

exhume

v. To dig out of the earth (what has been buried).

151

invalid

n. One who is disabled by illness or injury.

152

stultify

v. To give an appearance of foolishness to.

153

assimilate

v. To adapt.

154

hard-hearted

adj. Lacking pity or sympathy.

155

invalidate

v. To render of no force or effect.

156

furlough

n. A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer.

157

feint

n. Any sham, pretense, or deceptive movement.

158

colloquialism

n. Form of speech used only or chiefly in conversation.

159

bigamy

n. The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living.

160

feudalism

n. The feudal system.

161

portfolio

n. A portable case for holding writing-materials, drawings, etc.

162

shrewd

adj. Characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances.

163

testimonial

n. A formal token of regard, often presented in public.

164

loam

n. A non-coherent mixture of sand and clay.

165

artful

adj. Characterized by craft or cunning.

166

wearisome

adj. Fatiguing.

167

clangor

n. Clanking or a ringing, as of arms, chains, or bells; clamor.

168

Anglo-Saxon

n. The entire English race wherever found, as in Europe, the United States, or India.

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akin

adj. Of similar nature or qualities.

170

deity

n. A god, goddess, or divine person.

171

foot-note

n. A note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column.

172

physiognomy

n. The external appearance merely.

173

forth

adv. Into notice or view.

174

forte

n. A strong point.

175

synopsis

n. A syllabus or summary.

176

surveyor

n. A land-measurer.

177

diurnal

adj. Daily.

178

braggart

n. A vain boaster.

179

wee

adj. Very small.

180

elicit

v. To educe or extract gradually or without violence.

181

laud

v. To praise in words or song.

182

ribald

adj. Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity.

183

outlaw

n. A habitual lawbreaker.

184

miser

n. A person given to saving and hoarding unduly.

185

handwriting

n. Penmanship.

186

reproof

n. An expression of disapproval or blame personally addressed to one censured.

187

forerun

v. To go before as introducing or ushering in.

188

pendant

n. Anything that hangs from something else, either for ornament or for use.

189

fungible

adj. That may be measured, counted, or weighed.

190

cranium

n. The skull of an animal, especially that part enclosing the brain.

191

pathos

n. The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy.

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pompous

adj. Marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner.

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subsist

v. To be maintained or sustained.

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gambol

n. Playful leaping or frisking.

195

observatory

n. A building designed for systematic astronomical observations.

196

idiosyncrasy

n. A mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual.

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glutinous

adj. Sticky.

198

impulsive

adj. Unpremeditated.

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verdant

adj. Green with vegetation.

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competent

adj. Qualified.