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probity

n. Virtue or integrity tested and confirmed.

2

counting-house

n. A house or office used for transacting business, bookkeeping, correspondence, etc.

3

qualm

n. A fit of nausea.

4

urchin

n. A roguish, mischievous boy.

5

outride

v. To ride faster than.

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intrepid

adj. Fearless and bold.

7

legacy

n. A bequest.

8

auxiliary

n. One who or that which aids or helps, especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory.

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misanthropy

n. Hatred of mankind.

10

conscript

v. To force into military service.

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mawkish

adj. Sickening or insipid.

12

extol

v. To praise in the highest terms.

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eject

v. To expel.

14

quintet

n. Musical composition arranged for five voices or instruments.

15

interpose

v. To come between other things or persons.

16

alias

n. An assumed name.

17

payee

n. A person to whom money has been or is to be paid.

18

insignificant

adj. Without importance, force, or influence.

19

provident

adj. Anticipating and making ready for future wants or emergencies.

20

Bowdlerize

v. To expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages.

21

enkindle

v. To set on fire.

22

domicile

n. The place where one lives.

23

modulate

v. To vary in tone, inflection, pitch or other quality of sound.

24

imperceptible

adj. Indiscernible.

25

lawgiver

n. A legislator.

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improvise

v. To do anything extemporaneously or offhand.

27

desistance

n. Cessation.

28

arrival

n. A coming to stopping-place or destination.

29

collective

adj. Consisting of a number of persons or objects considered as gathered into a mass, or sum.

30

foliage

n. Any growth of leaves.

31

nauseate

v. To cause to loathe.

32

bitterness

n. Acridity, as to the taste.

33

indulgence

n. The yielding to inclination, passion, desire, or propensity in oneself or another.

34

writing

n. The act or art of tracing or inscribing on a surface letters or ideographs.

35

fiasco

n. A complete or humiliating failure.

36

proficient

adj. Possessing ample and ready knowledge or of skill in any art, science, or industry.

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dutiful

adj. Obedient.

38

facsimile

n. An exact copy or reproduction.

39

disappoint

v. To fail to fulfill the expectation, hope, wish, or desire of.

40

placate

v. To bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness.

41

autocracy

n. Absolute government.

42

nomination

n. The act or ceremony of naming a man or woman for office.

43

gratuitous

adj. Voluntarily.

44

fulsome

adj. Offensive from excess of praise or commendation.

45

abstain

v. To keep oneself back (from doing or using something).

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versatile

adj. Having an aptitude for applying oneself to new and varied tasks or to various subjects.

47

pediatrics

n. The department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of childhood.

48

annex

v. To add or affix at the end.

49

fallow

n. Land broken up and left to become mellow or to rest.

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inexplicable

adj. Such as can not be made plain.

51

dragoon

n. In the British army, a cavalryman.

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fluent

adj. Having a ready or easy flow of words or ideas.

53

libel

n. Defamation.

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judgment

n. The faculty by the exercise of which a deliberate conclusion is reached.

55

islet

n. A little island.

56

sluggard

n. A person habitually lazy or idle.

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bravado

n. An aggressive display of boldness.

58

advisory

adj. Not mandatory.

59

relinquish

v. To give up using or having.

60

torturous

adj. Marked by extreme suffering.

61

confidant

n. One to whom secrets are entrusted.

62

divert

v. To turn from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.

63

caustic

adj. Sarcastic and severe.

64

vicarious

adj. Suffered or done in place of or for the sake of another.

65

deteriorate

v. To grow worse.

66

antipodes

n. A place or region on the opposite side of the earth.

67

privateer

n. A vessel owned and officered by private persons, but carrying on maritime war.

68

capillary

n. A minute vessel having walls composed of a single layer of cells.

69

predecessor

n. An incumbent of a given office previous to another.

70

colloquial

adj. Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary.

71

juncture

n. An articulation, joint, or seam.

72

feudal

adj. Pertaining to the relation of lord and vassal.

73

scuttle

v. To sink (a ship) by making holes in the bottom.

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aggrandize

v. To cause to appear greatly.

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dialect

n. Forms of speech collectively that are peculiar to the people of a particular district.

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lackadaisical

adj. Listless.

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requiem

n. A solemn mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead.

78

timorous

adj. Lacking courage.

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necessity

n. That which is indispensably requisite to an end desired.

80

electrolysis

n. The process of decomposing a chemical compound by the passage of an electric current.

81

conjecture

n. A guess.

82

artless

adj. Ingenuous.

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preferment

n. Preference.

84

haggard

adj. Worn and gaunt in appearance.

85

exasperate

v. To excite great anger in.

86

linear

adj. Of the nature of a line.

87

unsophisticated

adj. Showing inexperience.

88

consul

n. An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city, chiefly to represent his country.

89

cajolery

n. Delusive speech.

90

sordid

adj. Of degraded character or nature.

91

irresistible

adj. That can not be successfully withstood or opposed.

92

parable

n. A brief narrative founded on real scenes or events usually with a moral.

93

imbrue

v. To wet or moisten.

94

almanac

n. A series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical information.

95

pestilence

n. A raging epidemic.

96

sapid

adj. Affecting the sense of taste.

97

spheroid

n. A body having nearly the form of a sphere.

98

conservatory

n. An institution for instruction and training in music and declamation.

99

truthful

adj. Veracious.

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unavoidable

adj. Inevitable.

101

jugglery

n. The art or practice of sleight of hand.

102

photometer

n. Any instrument for measuring the intensity of light or comparing the intensity of two lights.

103

overtone

n. A harmonic.

104

plutocracy

n. A wealthy class in a political community who control the government by means of their money.

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extremist

n. One who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views.

106

decapod

adj. Ten-footed or ten-armed.

107

bureaucracy

n. Government by departments of men transacting particular branches of public business.

108

absent-minded

adj. Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.

109

console

v. To comfort.

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soliloquy

n. A monologue.

111

seismograph

n. An instrument for recording the phenomena of earthquakes.

112

mundane

adj. Worldly, as opposed to spiritual or celestial.

113

subjection

n. The act of bringing into a state of submission.

114

abbot

n. The superior of a community of monks.

115

moratorium

n. An emergency legislation authorizing a government suspend some action temporarily.

116

cornucopia

n. The horn of plenty, symbolizing peace and prosperity.

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expatriate

v. To drive from one’s own country.

118

proscenium

n. That part of the stage between the curtain and the orchestra.

119

amenable

adj. Willing and ready to submit.

120

decimate

v. To destroy a measurable or large proportion of.

121

verbiage

n. Use of many words without necessity.

122

pentavalent

adj. Quinqeuvalent.

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Calvary

n. The place where Christ was crucified.

124

landlord

n. A man who owns and lets a tenement or tenements.

125

mandate

n. A command.

126

metropolis

n. A chief city, either the capital or the largest or most important city of a state.

127

abnegate

v. To renounce (a right or privilege).

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radiate

v. To extend in all directions, as from a source or focus.

129

florist

n. A dealer in flowers.

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subsequent

adj. Following in time.

131

frantic

adj. Frenzied.

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bestial

adj. Animal.

133

theology

n. The branch of theological science that treats of God.

134

polemics

n. The art of controversy or disputation.

135

crusade

n. Any concerted movement, vigorously prosecuted, in behalf of an idea or principle.

136

originate

v. To cause or constitute the beginning or first stage of the existence of.

137

biennial

n. A plant that produces leaves and roots the first year and flowers and fruit the second.

138

metropolitan

adj. Pertaining to a chief city.

139

endurance

n. The ability to suffer pain, distress, hardship, or stress of any kind without succumbing.

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out-of-the-way

adj. Remotely situated.

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compliant

adj. Yielding.

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exhilarate

v. To fill with high or cheerful spirits.

143

perform

v. To accomplish.

144

nestling

adj. Recently hatched.

145

accurate

adj. Conforming exactly to truth or to a standard.

146

lithotype

n. In engraving, an etched stone surface for printing.

147

denomination

n. A body of Christians united by a common faith and form of worship and discipline.

148

declarative

adj. Containing a formal, positive, or explicit statement or affirmation.

149

employer

n. One who uses or engages the services of other persons for pay.

150

noticeable

adj. Perceptible.

151

bumper

n. A cup or glass filled to the brim, especially one to be drunk as a toast or health.

152

epoch

n. A interval of time, memorable for extraordinary events.

153

defiant

adj. Characterized by bold or insolent opposition.

154

dyne

n. The force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s.

155

phonology

n. The science of human vocal sounds.

156

repressible

adj. Able to be kept under restraint or control.

157

antemeridian

adj. Before noon.

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inhibit

v. To hold back or in.

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precarious

adj. Perilous.

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usurp

v. To take possession of by force.

161

leaflet

n. A little leaf or a booklet.

162

dilemma

n. A situation in which a choice between opposing modes of conduct is necessary.

163

buttress

n. Any support or prop.

164

inedible

adj. Not good for food.

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dispensation

n. That which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power.

166

moderator

n. The presiding officer of a meeting.

167

fealty

n. Loyalty.

168

species

n. A classificatory group of animals or plants subordinate to a genus.

169

felicitate

v. To wish joy or happiness to, especially in view of a coming event.

170

regality

n. Royalty.

171

sparse

adj. Thinly diffused.

172

execration

n. An accursed thing.

173

conformation

n. General structure, form, or outline.

174

bore

v. To weary by tediousness or dullness.

175

distill

v. To extract or produce by vaporization and condensation.

176

icily

adv. Frigidly.

177

interminable

adj. Having no limit or end.

178

able-bodied

adj. Competent for physical service.

179

intermit

v. To cause to cease temporarily.

180

Pan-American

adj. Including or pertaining to the whole of America, both North and South.

181

polygon

n. A figure having many angles.

182

gamester

n. A gambler.

183

beatify

v. To make supremely happy.

184

redound

n. Rebound.

185

hospitable

adj. Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness.

186

literature

n. The written or printed productions of the human mind collectively.

187

recant

v. To withdraw formally one’s belief (in something previously believed or maintained).

188

dissonant

adj. Harsh or disagreeable in sound.

189

sardonic

adj. Scornfully or bitterly sarcastic.

190

credulous

adj. Easily deceived.

191

superlative

n. That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence.

192

concussion

n. A violent shock to some organ by a fall or a sudden blow.

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decoy

n. Anything that allures, or is intended to allures into danger or temptation.

194

equilibrium

n. A state of balance.

195

inevitable

adj. Unavoidable.

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dimly

adv. Obscurely.

197

out-and-out

adv. Genuinely.

198

rampant

adj. Growing, climbing, or running without check or restraint.

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misrule

v. To misgovern.

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masonry

n. The art or work of constructing, as buildings, walls, etc., with regularly arranged stones.