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proficiency

n. An advanced state of acquirement, as in some knowledge, art, or science.

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rotund

adj. Round from fullness or plumpness.

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preemption

n. The right or act of purchasing before others.

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disquiet

v. To deprive of peace or tranquillity.

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underling

n. A subordinate.

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obsolete

adj. No longer practiced or accepted.

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indomitable

adj. Unconquerable.

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ground

n. A pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk.

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induct

v. To bring in.

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entreaty

n. An earnest request.

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autarchy

n. Unrestricted power.

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morale

n. A state of mind with reference to confidence, courage, zeal, and the like.

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repulsive

adj. Grossly offensive.

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dedication

n. The voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end or cause.

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fetus

n. The young in the womb or in the egg.

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disciplinary

adj. Having the nature of systematic training or subjection to authority.

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mouthful

n. As much as can be or is usually put into the or exercise.

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pestilent

adj. Having a malign influence or effect.

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invidious

adj. Showing or feeling envy.

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gosling

n. A young goose.

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concurrence

n. Agreement.

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virulent

adj. Exceedingly noxious or deleterious.

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invoke

v. To call on for assistance or protection.

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corroborate

v. To strengthen, as proof or conviction.

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determination

n. The act of deciding.

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apprehensible

adj. Capable of being conceived.

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bole

n. The trunk or body of a tree.

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mislay

v. To misplace.

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appertain

v. To belong, as by right, fitness, association, classification, possession, or natural relation.

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pinnacle

n. A high or topmost point, as a mountain-peak.

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depository

n. A place where anything is kept in safety.

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retouch

v. To modify the details of.

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abeyance

n. A state of suspension or temporary inaction.

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paleontology

n. The branch of biology that treats of ancient life and fossil organisms.

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benign

adj. Good and kind of heart.

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accouter

v. To dress.

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perhaps

adv. Possibly.

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tutorship

n. The office of a guardian.

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aqueous

adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing water.

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mountainous

adj. Full of or abounding in mountains.

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promontory

n. A high point of land extending outward from the coastline into the sea.

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tactics

n. Any maneuvering or adroit management for effecting an object.

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temerity

n. Recklessness.

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microscopy

n. The art of examing objects with the microscope.

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competitor

n. A rival.

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lunar

adj. Pertaining to the moon.

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immoral

adj. Habitually engaged in licentious or lewd practices.

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access

n. A way of approach or entrance; passage.

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perspicacity

n. Acuteness or discernment.

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alleviate

v. To make less burdensome or less hard to bear.

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distemper

n. A disease or malady.

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aide-de-camp

n. An officer who receives and transmits the orders of the general.

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plebeian

adj. Common.

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proclamation

n. Any announcement made in a public manner.

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aliment

n. That which nourishes.

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legitimate

adj. Having the sanction of law or established custom.

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depth

n. Deepness.

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immaculate

adj. Without spot or blemish.

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incident

n. A happening in general, especially one of little importance.

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cull

v. To pick or sort out from the rest.

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baton

n. An official staff borne either as a weapon or as an emblem of authority or privilege.

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forecourt

n. A court opening directly from the street.

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fusible

adj. Capable of being melted by heat.

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pastoral

adj. Having the spirit or sentiment of rural life.

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replete

adj. Full to the uttermost.

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transverse

adj. Lying or being across or in a crosswise direction.

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dissipate

v. To disperse or disappear.

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actionable

adj. Affording cause for instituting an action, as trespass, slanderous words.

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dissentious

adj. Contentious.

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inveigh

v. To utter vehement censure or invective.

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witless

adj. Foolish, indiscreet, or silly.

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depreciate

v. To lessen the worth of.

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ruminant

adj. Chewing the cud.

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preferential

adj. Possessing, giving, or constituting preference or priority.

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unctuous

adj. Oily.

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symphonious

adj. Marked by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.

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achromatic

adj. Colorless,

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desperado

n. One without regard for law or life.

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irrefragable

adj. That can not be refuted or disproved.

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parallel

v. To cause to correspond or lie in the same direction and equidistant in all parts.

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comparison

n. Examination of two or more objects with reference to their likeness or unlikeness.

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fluential

adj. Pertaining to streams.

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prowess

n. Strength, skill, and intrepidity in battle.

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head

first adv. Precipitately, as in diving.

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lapse

n. A slight deviation from what is right, proper, or just.

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ichthyic

adj. Fish-like.

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efface

v. To obliterate.

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stringency

n. Strictness.

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squalid

adj. Having a dirty, mean, poverty-stricken appearance.

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gumption

n. Common sense.

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delectation

n. Delight.

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importune

v. To harass with persistent demands or entreaties.

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disagree

v. To be opposite in opinion.

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inundation

n. Flood.

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dishabille

n. Undress or negligent attire.

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octagon

n. A figure with eight sides and eight angles.

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foolery

n. Folly.

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lexicon

n. A dictionary.

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repel

v. To force or keep back in a manner, physically or mentally.

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wittingly

adv. With knowledge and by design.

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Martian

adj. Pertaining to Mars, either the Roman god of war or the planet.

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irrefrangible

adj. That can not be broken or violated.

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consignor

n. One who entrusts.

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recur

v. To happen again or repeatedly, especially at regular intervals.

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transplant

v. To remove and plant in another place.

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sinuous

adj. Curving in and out.

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dissolution

n. A breaking up of a union of persons.

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polyarchy

n. Government by several or many persons of what- ever class.

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receivable

adj. Capable of being or fit to be received – often money.

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corpuscle

n. A minute particle of matter.

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huckster

n. One who retails small wares.

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interlude

n. An action or event considered as coming between others of greater length.

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voluble

adj. Having great fluency in speaking.

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revisal

n. Revision.

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repartee

n. A ready, witty, or apt reply.

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Darwinism

n. The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms.

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fathom

n. A measure of length, 6 feet.

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streamlet

n. Rivulet.

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nasal

adj. Pertaining to the nose.

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disinfectant

n. A substance used to destroy the germs of infectious diseases.

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comparable

adj. Fit to be compared.

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abase

v. To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade.

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imitation

n. That which is made as a likeness or copy.

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erroneous

adj. Incorrect.

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sense

n. The signification conveyed by some word, phrase, or action.

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coercion

n. Forcible constraint or restraint, moral or physical.

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votive

adj. Dedicated by a vow.

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penetration

n. Discernment.

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micrometer

n. An instrument for measuring very small angles or dimensions.

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corrosion

n. Gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration.

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misdeed

n. A wrong or improper act.

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sentinel

n. Any guard or watch stationed for protection.

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disparage

v. To regard or speak of slightingly.

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sapiential

adj. Possessing wisdom.

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restitution

n. Restoration of anything to the one to whom it properly belongs.

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heredity

n. Transmission of physical or mental qualities, diseases, etc., from parent to offspring.

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loiterer

n. One who consumes time idly.

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misbehave

v. To behave ill.

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preoccupation

n. The state of having the mind, attention, or inclination preoccupied.

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hexapod

adj. Having six feet.

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magnitude

n. Importance.

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resuscitate

v. To restore from apparent death.

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maintain

v. To hold or preserve in any particular state or condition.

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operative

adj. Active.

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carrion

n. Dead and putrefying flesh.

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delineate

v. To represent by sketch or diagram.

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doublet

n. One of a pair of like things.

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sebaceous

adj. Pertaining to or appearing like fat.

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misrepresent

v. To give a wrong impression.

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Arthurian

adj. Pertaining to King Arthur, the real or legendary hero of British poetic story.

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humanitarian

n. A philanthropist.

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referrer

n. One who refers.

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boorish

adj. Rude.

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butte

n. A conspicuous hill, low mountain, or natural turret, generally isolated.

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emblazon

v. To set forth publicly or in glowing terms.

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pseudonymity

n. The state or character of using a fictitious name.

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translucence

n. The property or state of allowing the passage of light.

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tripod

n. A three-legged stand, usually hinged near the top, for supporting some instrument.

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compunction

n. Remorseful feeling.

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delicacy

n. That which is agreeable to a fine taste.

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floe

n. A collection of tabular masses of floating polar ice.

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venial

adj. That may be pardoned or forgiven, a forgivable sin.

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introversion

n. The act of turning or directing inward, physically or mentally.

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solstice

n. The time of year when the sun is at its greatest declination.

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unbridled

adj. Being without restraint.

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prediction

n. A prophecy.

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luminescent

adj. Showing increase of light.

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ascension

n. The act of rising.

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dominance

n. Ascendancy.

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foreknowledge

n. Prescience.

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eclipse

n. The obstruction of a heavenly body by its entering into the shadow of another body.

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neo-Latin

n. Modernized Latin.

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detriment

n. Something that causes damage, depreciation, or loss.

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dentifrice

n. Any preparation used for cleaning the teeth.

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misadventure

n. An unlucky accident.

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gauge

n. An instrument for measuring.

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pluperfect

adj. Expressing past time or action prior to some other past time or action.

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pleasant

adj. Agreeable.

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memento

n. A souvenir.

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playwright

n. A maker of plays for the stage.

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nucleus

n. A central point or part about which matter is aggregated.

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percolator

n. A filter.

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dissolve

v. To liquefy or soften, as by heat or moisture.

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inborn

adj. Implanted by nature.

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unnecessary

adj. Not essential under the circumstances.

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odorous

adj. Having an odor, especially a fragrant one.

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cathode

n. The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery.

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man-eater

n. An animal that devours human beings.

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distinction

n. A note or designation of honor, officially recognizing superiority or success in studies.

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ally

n. A person or thing connected with another, usually in some relation of helpfulness.

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veracious

adj. Habitually disposed to speak the truth.

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frivolity

n. A trifling act, thought, saying, or practice.

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thoroughfare

n. A public street or road.

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psychic

adj. Pertaining to the mind or soul.

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genesis

n. Creation.

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disclaim

v. To disavow any claim to, connection with, or responsibility to.

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dolor

n. Lamentation.

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forepeak

n. The extreme forward part of a ship’s hold, under the lowest deck.

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Narcissus

n. The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus, fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection.

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legitimacy

n. Accordance with law.