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unyoke

v. To separate.

2

iniquity

n. Gross wrong or injustice.

3

avow

v. To declare openly.

4

conversant

adj. Thoroughly informed.

5

paroxysm

n. A sudden outburst of any kind of activity.

6

resurrection

n. A return from death to life

7

evanesce

v. To vanish gradually.

8

archaic

adj. Antiquated

9

furtive

adj. Stealthy or sly, like the actions of a thief.

10

shriek

n. A sharp, shrill outcry or scream, caused by agony or terror.

11

accompany

v. To go with, or be associated with, as a companion.

12

prolific

adj. Producing offspring or fruit.

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cognate

adj. Akin.

14

parliament

n. A legislative body.

15

osculate

v. To kiss.

16

conjugation

n. The state or condition of being joined together.

17

separatist

n. A seceder.

18

alienable

adj. Capable of being aliened or alienated, as lands.

19

tranquility

n. Calmness.

20

amity

n. Friendship.

21

birthright

n. A privilege or possession into which one is born.

22

heteromorphic

adj. Deviating from the normal form or standard type.

23

promenade

v. To walk for amusement or exercise.

24

invective

n. An utterance intended to cast censure, or reproach.

25

close-hauled

adj. Having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible.

26

bewilder

v. To confuse the perceptions or judgment of.

27

testament

n. A will.

28

appellation

n. The name or title by which a particular person, class, or thing is called.

29

migratory

adj. Wandering.

30

blaspheme

v. To indulge in profane oaths.

31

postdate

v. To make the date of any writing later than the real date.

32

glorious

adj. Of excellence and splendor.

33

fugacious

adj. Fleeting.

34

arcade

n. A vaulted passageway or street; a roofed passageway having shops, etc., opening from it.

35

incessant

adj. Unceasing.

36

vapid

adj. Having lost sparkling quality and flavor.

37

capacious

adj. Roomy.

38

absorb

v. To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water.

39

denunciation

n. The act of declaring an action or person worthy of reprobation or punishment.

40

monastery

n. A dwelling-place occupied in common by persons under religious vows of seclusion.

41

participant

n. One having a share or part.

42

financier

n. One skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations.

43

proportionate

adj. Being in proportion.

44

litigate

v. To cause to become the subject-matter of a suit at law.

45

patrimony

n. An inheritance from an ancestor, especially from one’s father.

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pertinent

adj. Relevant.

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metempsychosis

n. Transition of the soul of a human being at death into another body, whether human or beast.

48

purl

v. To cause to whirl, as in an eddy.

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relegate

v. To send off or consign, as to an obscure position or remote destination.

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disparity

n. Inequality.

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recede

v. To move back or away.

52

cabinet

n. The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation.

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sacrilegious

adj. Impious.

54

procedure

n. A manner or method of acting.

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abhorrence

n. The act of detesting extremely.

56

pledgeor

n. One who gives a pledge.

57

rancor

n. Malice.

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peccable

adj. Capable of sinning.

59

heptagon

n. A figure having seven sides and seven angles.

60

renovate

v. To restore after deterioration, as a building.

61

typographical

adj. Pertaining to typography or printing.

62

hydromechanics

n. The mechanics of fluids.

63

earthenware

n. Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun.

64

conjugate

adj. Joined together in pairs.

65

superficial

adj. Knowing and understanding only the ordinary and the obvious.

66

duplicity

n. Double-dealing.

67

entomology

n. The branch of zoology that treats of insects.

68

forecast

v. To predict.

69

up-keep

n. Maintenance.

70

inconsistent

adj. Contradictory.

71

enthrall

v. To bring or hold under any overmastering influence.

72

enhance

v. To intensify.

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inconvenient

adj. Interfering with comfort or progress.

74

decagon

n. A figure with ten sides and ten angles.

75

polygamy

n. the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once.

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indignity

n. Unmerited contemptuous conduct or treatment.

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metronome

n. An instrument for indicating and marking exact time in music.

78

mausoleum

n. A tomb of more than ordinary size or architectural pretensions.

79

discipline

v. To train to obedience.

80

mantle

n. A cloak.

81

bide

v. To await.

82

troublesome

adj. Burdensome.

83

sepulcher

n. A burial-place.

84

topography

n. The art of representing on a map the physical features of any locality or region with accuracy.

85

alternative

n. Something that may or must exist, be taken or chosen, or done instead of something else.

86

ultimatum

n. A final statement or proposal, as concerning terms or conditions.

87

archipelago

n. Any large body of water studded with islands, or the islands collectively themselves.

88

efficacy

n. The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it.

89

caret

n. A sign (^) placed below a line, indicating where omitted words, etc., should be inserted.

90

anterior

adj. Prior.

91

caste

n. The division of society on artificial grounds.

92

invalid

adj. Having no force, weight, or cogency.

93

deject

v. To dishearten.

94

prologue

n. A prefatory statement or explanation to a poem, discourse, or performance.

95

obdurate

adj. Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity.

96

infrequence

n. Rareness.

97

Jingo

n. One of a party in Great Britain in favor of spirited and demonstrative foreign policy.

98

expedient

adj. Contributing to personal advantage.

99

ascribe

v. To assign as a quality or attribute.

100

magisterial

adj. Having an air of authority.

101

lassie

n. A little lass.

102

decipher

v. To find out the true words or meaning of, as something hardly legible.

103

subsistence

n. Sustenance.

104

queue

n. A file of persons waiting in order of their arrival, as for admittance.

105

sprightly

adj. Vivacious.

106

dispel

v. To drive away by or as by scattering in different directions.

107

technic

adj. Technical.

108

broach

v. To mention, for the first time.

109

effectual

adj. Efficient.

110

vendible

adj. Marketable.

111

constituency

n. The inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body.

112

proffer

v. To offer to another for acceptance.

113

salvage

n. Any act of saving property.

114

cornice

n. An ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling.

115

pedigree

n. One’s line of ancestors.

116

tolerant

adj. Indulgent.

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momentary

adj. Lasting but a short time.

118

emancipate

v. To release from bondage.

119

rapacious

adj. Disposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods.

120

treasonable

adj. Of the nature of betrayal, treachery, or breech of allegiance.

121

luscious

adj. Rich, sweet, and delicious.

122

salutatory

n. The opening oration at the commencement in American colleges.

123

discomfit

v. To put to confusion.

124

modernize

v. To make characteristic of the present or of recent times.

125

trait

n. A distinguishing feature or quality.

126

unfavorable

adj. Adverse.

127

preordain

v. To foreordain.

128

intercession

n. Entreaty in behalf of others.

129

aerostat

n. A balloon or other apparatus floating in or sustained by the air.

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aloof

adv. Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others.

131

dehydrate

v. To deprive of water.

132

coronet

n. Inferior crown denoting, according to its form, various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign.

133

understate

v. To fail to put strongly enough, as a case.

134

rapt

adj. Enraptured.

135

gynecocracy

n. Female supremacy.

136

eloquent

adj. Having the ability to express emotion or feeling in lofty and impassioned speech.

137

crockery

n. Earthenware made from baked clay.

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acerbity

n. Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.

139

palate

n. The roof of the mouth.

140

innuendo

n. Insinuation.

141

dissolute

adj. Lewd.

142

likely

adj. Plausible.

143

medicine

n. A substance possessing or reputed to possess curative or remedial properties.

144

tyro

n. One slightly skilled in or acquainted with any trade or profession.

145

momentous

adj. Very significant.

146

waistcoat

n. A vest.

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levity

n. Frivolity.

148

variance

n. Change.

149

imaginary

adj. Fancied.

150

foreordination

n. Predestination.

151

pneumatic

adj. Pertaining to or consisting of air or gas.

152

blazon

v. To make widely or generally known.

153

littoral

adj. Of, pertaining to, or living on a shore.

154

fernery

n. A place in which ferns are grown.

155

ingratitude

n. Insensibility to kindness.

156

apostasy

n. A total departure from one’s faith or religion.

157

awaken

v. To arouse, as emotion, interest, or the like.

158

regenerate

v. To reproduce.

159

dilatory

adj. Tending to cause delay.

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herbivorous

adj. Feeding on herbs or other vegetable matter, as animals.

161

refragable

adj. Capable of being refuted.

162

habitant

n. Dweller.

163

pledgee

n. The person to whom anything is pledged.

164

obsolescent

adj. Passing out of use, as a word.

165

extravagance

n. Undue expenditure of money.

166

demise

n. Death.

167

occupant

n. A tenant in possession of property, as distinguished from the actual owner.

168

immiscible

adj. Separating, as oil and water.

169

frankincense

n. A gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes.

170

freethinker

n. One who rejects authority or inspiration in religion.

171

litigious

adj. Quarrelsome.

172

disown

v. To refuse to acknowledge as one’s own or as connected with oneself.

173

corps

n. A number or body of persons in some way associated or acting together.

174

protector

n. A defender.

175

execrable

adj. Abominable.

176

barring

prep. Apart from.

177

anticlimax

n. A gradual or sudden decrease in the importance or impressiveness of what is said.

178

bedlam

n. Madhouse.

179

lactation

n. The secretion of milk.

180

acreage

n. Quantity or extent of land, especially of cultivated land.

181

domain

n. A sphere or field of action or interest.

182

copious

adj. Plenteous.

183

urgency

n. The pressure of necessity.

184

delirious

adj. Raving.

185

loot

v. To plunder.

186

insufficiency

n. Inadequacy.

187

philately

n. The study and collection of stamps.

188

deform

v. To disfigure.

189

dialectician

n. A logician.

190

arrange

v. To put in definite or proper order.

191

treble

adj. Multiplied by three.

192

suggestive

adj. Stimulating to thought or reflection.

193

consignee

n. A person to whom goods or other property has been entrusted.

194

distend

v. To stretch out or expand in every direction.

195

perennial

adj. Continuing though the year or through many years.

196

insulate

v. To place in a detached state or situation.

197

amply

adv. Sufficiently.

198

complacence

n. Satisfaction with one’s acts or surroundings.

199

unbearable

adj. Unendurable.

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Antichrist

n. Any opponent or enemy of Christ, whether a person or a power.