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finery

n. That which is used to decorate the person or dress.

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perception

n. Knowledge through the senses of the existence and properties of matter or the external world.

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freshness

n. The state, quality, or degree of being fresh.

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inexhaustible

adj. So large or furnishing so great a supply as not to be emptied, wasted, or spent.

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transient

n. One who or that which is only of temporary existence.

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contradiction

n. The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said.

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nevertheless

conj. Notwithstanding.

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germane

adj. Relevant.

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perceptible

adj. Cognizable.

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primer

n. An elementary reading-book for children.

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disobedient

adj. Neglecting or refusing to obey.

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vincible

adj. Conquerable.

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obliterate

v. To cause to disappear.

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demonstrative

adj. Inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts.

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facetious

adj. Amusing.

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inadvisable

adj. Unadvisable.

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generosity

n. A disposition to give liberally or to bestow favors heartily.

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enact

v. To make into law, as by legislative act.

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encyclical

adj. Intended for general circulation.

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metaphysics

n. The principles of philosophy as applied to explain the methods of any particular science.

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prospector

n. One who makes exploration, search, or examination, especially for minerals.

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retinue

n. The body of persons who attend a person of importance in travel or public appearance.

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sensibility

n. Power to perceive or feel.

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elude

v. To evade the search or pursuit of by dexterity or artifice.

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clemency

n. Mercy.

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efflorescent

adj. Opening in flower.

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emblem

n. A symbol.

28

corruption

n. Loss of purity or integrity.

29

disburse

v. To pay out or expend, as money from a fund.

30

brogue

n. Any dialectic pronunciation of English, especially that of the Irish people.

31

enlist

v. To enter voluntarily the military service by formal enrollment.

32

orator

n. One who delivers an elaborate or formal speech.

33

malleable

adj. Pliant.

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bemoan

v. To lament

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ghastly

adj. Hideous.

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posse

n. A force of men.

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paralyze

v. To deprive of the power to act.

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strait

n. A narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water.

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nostrum

n. Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character.

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repugnant

adj. Offensive to taste and feeling.

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vulgarity

n. Lack of refinement in conduct or speech.

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whereupon

adv. After which.

43

imperturbable

adj. Calm.

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cipher

v. To calculate arithmetically. (also a noun meaning zero or nothing)

45

came

n. A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip for fastening panes in stained-glass windows.

46

spinster

n. A woman who has never been married.

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recoil

v. To start back as in dismay, loathing, or dread.

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adherent

adj. Clinging or sticking fast.

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excursion

n. A journey.

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resurgent

adj. Surging back or again.

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matrix

n. That which contains and gives shape or form to anything.

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mythology

n. The whole body of legends cherished by a race concerning gods and heroes.

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pandemic

adj. Affecting a whole people or all classes, as a disease.

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discomfort

n. The state of being positively uncomfortable.

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diagnosis

n. Determination of the distinctive nature of a disease.

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contagion

n. The communication of disease from person to person.

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incapacitate

v. To deprive of power, capacity, competency, or qualification.

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tacit

adj. Understood.

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alchemy

n. Chemistry of the middle ages, characterized by the pursuit of changing base metals to gold.

60

ebullient

adj. Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling.

61

nominate

v. To designate as a candidate for any office.

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confront

v. To encounter, as difficulties or obstacles.

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obligate

v. To hold to the fulfillment of duty.

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abut

v. To touch at the end or boundary line.

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undergarment

n. A garment to be worn under the ordinary outer garments.

66

pantoscope

n. A very wide-angled photographic lens.

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casualty

n. A fatal or serious accident or disaster.

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actuate

v. To move or incite to action.

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benignity

n. Kindness of feeling, disposition, or manner.

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lifelong

adj. Lasting or continuous through life.

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negligent

adj. Apt to omit what ought to be done.

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vivacity

n. Liveliness.

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congregate

v. To bring together into a crowd.

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amorphous

adj. Without determinate shape.

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possession

n. The having, holding, or detention of property in one’s power or command.

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immerse

v. To plunge or dip entirely under water or other fluid.

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outskirt

n. A border region.

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absolution

n. Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.

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allude

v. To refer incidentally, or by suggestion.

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unlawful

adj. Illegal.

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impersonal

adj. Not relating to a particular person or thing.

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lingual

adj. Pertaining to the use of the tongue in utterance.

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deciduous

adj. Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering, fruit when ripe, etc.

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desultory

adj. Not connected with what precedes.

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futurist

n. A person of expectant temperament.

86

covenant

n. An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties.

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juicy

adj. Succulent.

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olive-branch

n. A branch of the olive-tree, as an emblem of peace.

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masquerade

n. A social party composed of persons masked and costumed so as to be disguised.

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parity

n. Equality, as of condition or rank.

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ostracism

n. Exclusion from intercourse or favor, as in society or politics.

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blaze

n. A vivid glowing flame.

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unction

n. The art of anointing as with oil.

94

kiln

n. An oven or furnace for baking, burning, or drying industrial products.

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peninsular

adj. Pertaining to a piece of land almost surrounded by water.

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forecastle

n. That part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds.

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wherewith

n. The necessary means or resources.

98

fallacious

adj. Illogical.

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prehensile

adj. Adapted for grasping or holding.

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sequacious

adj. Ready to be led.

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reflexible

adj. Capable of being reflected.

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miniature

adj. Much smaller than reality or that the normal size.

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disseminate

v. To sow or scatter abroad, as seed is sown.

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scrupulous

adj. Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong.

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extension

n. A reaching or stretching out, as in space, time or scope.

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semicircle

n. A half-circle.

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pioneer

n. One among the first to explore a country.

108

insinuate

v. To imply.

109

assets

n. pl. Property in general, regarded as applicable to the payment of debts.

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condensation

n. The act or process of making dense or denser.

111

hereditary

adj. Passing naturally from parent to child.

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Spartan

adj. Exceptionally brave; rigorously severe.

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ravenous

adj. Furiously voracious or hungry.

114

natal

adj. Pertaining to one’s birth.

115

municipal

adj. Of or pertaining to a town or city, or to its corporate or local government.

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nomad

adj. Having no fixed abode.

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adjudge

v. To award or bestow by formal decision.

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operate

v. To put in action and supervise the working of.

119

reminiscence

n. The calling to mind of incidents within the range of personal knowledge or experience.

120

monopoly

n. The control of a thing, as a commodity, to enable a person to raise its price.

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foreman

n. The head man.

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excusable

adj. Justifiable.

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similar

adj. Bearing resemblance to one another or to something else.

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discredit

v. To injure the reputation of.

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authenticity

n. The state or quality of being genuine, or of the origin and authorship claimed.

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enthusiastic

adj. Full of zeal and fervor.

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domineer

v. To rule with insolence or unnecessary annoyance.

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circumference

n. The boundary-line of a circle.

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acquaintance

n. Release or discharge from indebtedness, obligation, or responsibility.

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reciprocity

n. Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed.

131

bolster

v. To support, as something wrong.

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adhesion

n. The state of being attached or joined.

133

precession

n. The act of going forward.

134

seize

v. To catch or take hold of suddenly and forcibly.

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epilogue

n. The close of a narrative or dramatic poem.

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incontrovertible

adj. Indisputable.

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horde

n. A gathered multitude of human beings.

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transposition

n. The act of reversing the order or changing the place of.

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sublingual

adj. Situated beneath the tongue.

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monstrosity

n. Anything unnaturally huge or distorted.

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lucrative

adj. Highly profitable.

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diligence

n. Careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken.

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mesmerize

v. To hypnotize.

144

man-trap

n. A place or structure dangerous to human life.

145

operator

n. One who works with or controls some machine or scientific apparatus.

146

supposition

n. Conjecture.

147

caitiff

adj. Cowardly.

148

criterion

n. A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion.

149

microscopic

adj. Adapted to or characterized by minute observation.

150

breech

n. The buttocks.

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fraternal

adj. Brotherly.

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Antarctic

adj. Pertaining to the south pole or the regions near it.

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exclusion

n. Non-admission.

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impalpable

adj. Imperceptible to the touch.

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transferee

n. The person to whom a transfer is made.

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pillage

n. Open robbery, as in war.

157

zephyr

n. Any soft, gentle wind.

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seclude

v. To place, keep, or withdraw from the companionship of others.

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ready

adj. In a state of preparedness for any given purpose or occasion.

160

glazier

n. One who cuts and fits panes of glass, as for windows.

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incandescent

adj. White or glowing with heat.

162

exit

n. A way or passage out.

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contingency

n. Possibility of happening.

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cohesive

adj. Having the property of consistency.

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effective

adj. Fit for a destined purpose.

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deformity

n. A disfigurement.

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allay

v. To calm the violence or reduce the intensity of; mitigate.

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exclude

v. To shut out purposely or forcibly.

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exhaustive

adj. Thorough and complete in execution.

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obsequious

adj. Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another.

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chasm

n. A yawning hollow, as in the earth’s surface.

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lune

n. The moon.

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antechamber

n. A waiting room for those who seek audience.

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alderman

n. A member of a municipal legislative body, who usually exercises also certain judicial functions.

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invincible

adj. Not to be conquered, subdued, or overcome.

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rife

adj. Abundant.

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repeal

v. To render of no further effect.

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ceremonious

adj. Observant of ritual.

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luxuriant

adj. Abundant or superabundant in growth.

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matricide

n. The killing, especially the murdering, of one’s mother.

181

erudition

n. Extensive knowledge of literature, history, language, etc.

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stallion

n. An uncastrated male horse, commonly one kept for breeding.

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discard

v. To reject.

184

conformance

n. The act or state or conforming.

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fief

n. A landed estate held under feudal tenure.

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sequestrate

v. To confiscate.

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journalize

v. To keep a diary.

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epigram

n. A pithy phrasing of a shrewd observation.

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faulty

adj. Imperfect.

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presentient

adj. Perceiving or feeling beforehand.

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Protestant

n. A Christian who denies the authority of the Pope and holds the right of special judgment.

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embolism

n. An obstruction or plugging up of an artery or other blood-vessel.

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retrospect

n. A view or contemplation of something past.

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levy

v. To impose and collect by force or threat of force.

195

inscribe

v. To enter in a book, or on a list, roll, or document, by writing.

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proletarian

n. A person of the lowest or poorest class.

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juxtapose

v. To place close together.

198

disinfect

v. To remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases.

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susceptible

adj. Easily under a specified power or influence.

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discernible

adj. Perceivable.