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vicarious

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

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redundance

n. Excess.

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fawn

n. A young deer.

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importation

n. The act or practice of bringing from one country into another.

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cognate

adj. Akin.

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orgies

n. Wild or wanton revelry.

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giddy

adj. Affected with a whirling or swimming sensation in the head.

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idiosyncrasy

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

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seismograph

n. An instrument for recording the phenomena of earthquakes.

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norm

n. A model.

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egotism

n. Self-conceit.

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radical

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

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inlet

n. A small body of water leading into a larger.

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finally

adv. At last.

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transcontinental

adj. Extending or passing across a continent.

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parish

n. The ecclesiastical district in charge of a pastor.

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conquer

v. To overcome by force.

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underman

v. To equip with less than the full complement of men.

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incendiary

n. Chemical or person who starts a fire-literally or figuratively.

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demented

adj. Insane.

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outreach

v. To reach or go beyond.

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enfeeble

v. To debilitate.

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insentient

adj. Lacking the power of feeling or perceiving.

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illegitimate

adj. Unlawfully begotten.

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migrate

v. To remove or pass from one country, region, or habitat to another.

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gradation

n. A step, degree, rank, or relative position in an order or series.

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decimate

v. To destroy a measurable or large proportion of.

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kilometer

n. A length of 1,000 meters.

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capitulate

v. To surrender or stipulate terms.

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academy

n. Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught.

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epiphany

n. Any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity.

32

advert

v. To refer incidentally.

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comprehension

n. Ability to know.

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pentavalent

adj. Quinqeuvalent.

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pall

v. To make dull by satiety.

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reprieve

v. To grant a respite from punishment to.

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inopportune

adj. Unsuitable or inconvenient, especially as to time.

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magnitude

n. Importance.

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feint

n. Any sham, pretense, or deceptive movement.

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prelude

n. An introductory or opening performance.

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lapse

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

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trio

n. Three things grouped or associated together.

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kilowatt

n. One thousand watts.

44

acquit

v. To free or clear, as from accusation.

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hypercritical

adj. Faultfinding.

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cryptogram

n. Anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning.

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disobedience

n. Neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction.

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boorish

adj. Rude.

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statute

n. Any authoritatively declared rule, ordinance, decree, or law.

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expedite

v. To hasten the movement or progress of.

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improvise

v. To do anything extemporaneously or offhand.

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postgraduate

adj. Pertaining to studies that are pursued after receiving a degree.

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mercantile

adj. Conducted or acting on business principles; commercial.

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languor

n. Lassitude of body or depression.

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efflorescent

adj. Opening in flower.

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interrogate

v. To examine formally by questioning.

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poignant

adj. Severely painful or acute to the spirit.

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pennant

n. A small flag.

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belay

v. To make fast, as a rope, by winding round a cleat.

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raucous

adj. Harsh.

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lieu

n. Stead.

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gourmand

n. A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table.

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disclaim

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

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misty

adj. Lacking clearness

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preparatory

adj. Having to do with what is preliminary.

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advisory

adj. Not mandatory.

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aspirant

n. One who seeks earnestly, as for advancement, honors, place.

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tentative

adj. Done as an experiment.

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vehement

adj. Very eager or urgent.

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sarcophagus

n. A stone coffin or a chest-like tomb.

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likelihood

n. A probability.

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recognizance

n. An acknowledgment entered into before a court with condition to do some particular act.

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castigate

v. To punish.

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orator

n. One who delivers an elaborate or formal speech.

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accredit

v. To give credit or authority to.

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prowess

n. Strength, skill, and intrepidity in battle.

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fluctuate

v. To pass backward and forward irregularly from one state or degree to another.

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convalescent

adj. Recovering health after sickness.

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corruption

n. Loss of purity or integrity.

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enthrone

v. To invest with sovereign power.

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transmute

v. To change in nature, substance, or form.

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broach

v. To mention, for the first time.

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antecede

v. To precede.

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bristle

n. One of the coarse, stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making, etc.

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punctual

adj. Observant and exact in points of time.

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momentum

n. An impetus.

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bier

n. A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave.

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continuous

adj. Connected, extended, or prolonged without separation or interruption of sequence.

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dissatisfy

v. To displease.

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savage

n. A wild and uncivilized human being.

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testament

n. A will.

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protomartyr

n. The earliest victim in any cause.

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Elizabethan

adj. Relating to Elizabeth, queen of England, or to her era.

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diffident

adj. Affected or possessed with self-distrust.

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philology

n. The study of language in connection with history and literature.

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suspense

n. Uncertainty.

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excusable

adj. Justifiable.

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disrobe

v. To unclothe.

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forthright

adv. With directness.

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sphericity

n. The state or condition of being a sphere.

101

slight

adj. Of a small importance or significance.

102

culvert

n. Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road, canal.

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revert

v. To return, or turn or look back, as toward a former position or the like.

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nondescript

adj. Indescribable.

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annuity

n. An annual allowance, payment, or income.

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paramour

n. One who is unlawfully and immorally a lover or a mistress.

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contemptible

adj. Worthy of scorn or disdain.

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disquiet

v. To deprive of peace or tranquillity.

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needy

adj. Being in need, want, or poverty.

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grantee

n. The person to whom property is transferred by deed.

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impeccable

adj. Blameless.

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topography

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

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malleable

adj. Pliant.

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irradiate

v. To render clear and intelligible.

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creak

n. A sharp, harsh, squeaking sound.

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medley

n. A composition of different songs or parts of songs arranged to run as a continuous whole.

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recur

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

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handwriting

n. Penmanship.

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disenfranchise

v. To deprive of any right privilege or power

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verbatim

adv. Word for word.

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mordant

adj. Biting.

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fusible

adj. Capable of being melted by heat.

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reticence

n. The quality of habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance.

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shrinkage

n. A contraction of any material into less bulk or dimension.

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corrigible

adj. Capable of reformation.

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discord

n. Absence of harmoniousness.

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dissentient

n. One who disagrees.

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perpendicular

adj. Straight up and down.

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callow

adj. Without experience of the world.

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manumit

v. To set free from bondage.

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incombustible

adj. That can not be burned.

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militate

v. To have weight or influence (in determining a question).

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gossamer

adj. Flimsy.

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landholder

n. Landowner.

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retrace

v. To follow backward or toward the place of beginning, as a track or marking.

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effeminacy

n. Womanishness.

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verity

n. Truth.

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opalescence

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

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gratify

v. To please, as by satisfying a physical or mental desire or need.

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besmear

v. To smear over, as with any oily or sticky substance.

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transact

v. To do business.

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bibulous

adj. Fond of drinking.

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irrefrangible

adj. That can not be broken or violated.

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gluttonous

adj. Given to excess in eating.

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callosity

n. The state of being hard and insensible.

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happy-go-lucky

adj. Improvident.

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animosity

n. Hatred.

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tableau

n. An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life.

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penchant

n. A bias in favor of something.

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offshoot

n. Something that branches off from the parent stock.

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subordinate

adj. Belonging to an inferior order in a classification.

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exigent

adj. Urgent.

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seminar

n. Any assemblage of pupils for real research in some specific study under a teacher.

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inject

v. To introduce, as a fluid, by injection.

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absolve

v. To free from sin or its penalties.

156

pseudonym

n. A fictitious name, especially when assumed by a writer.

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promoter

n. A furtherer, forwarder, or encourager.

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judicial

adj. Pertaining to the administration of justice.

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radix

n. That from or on which something is developed.

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inflexible

adj. That can not be altered or varied.

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disciplinary

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

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invective

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

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tutelage

n. The act of training or the state of being under instruction.

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parlor

n. A room for reception of callers or entertainment of guests.

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abet

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

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guy

n. Stay-rope.

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apostasy

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

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caret

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

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proceed

v. To renew motion or action, as after rest or interruption.

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mettlesome

adj. Having courage or spirit.

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abeyance

n. A state of suspension or temporary inaction.

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dispossess

v. To deprive of actual occupancy, especially of real estate.

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reckless

adj. Foolishly headless of danger.

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juror

n. One who serves on a jury or is sworn in for jury duty in a court of justice.

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massive

adj. Of considerable bulk and weight.

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statistician

n. One who is skilled in collecting and tabulating numerical facts.

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dowry

n. The property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage.

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gestation

n. Pregnancy.

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credible

adj. Believable.

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multiform

adj. Having many shapes, or appearances.

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objective

adj. Grasping and representing facts as they are.

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consumptive

adj. Designed for gradual destruction.

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Pan-American

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

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muffle

v. To deaden the sound of, as by wraps.

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suppress

v. To prevent from being disclosed or punished.

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instantaneous

adj. Done without perceptible lapse of time.

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vacate

v. To leave.

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systematic

adj. Methodical.

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percolator

n. A filter.

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giver

n. One who gives, in any sense.

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discipline

v. To train to obedience.

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pretentious

adj. Marked by pretense, conceit, or display.

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citadel

n. Any strong fortress.

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disfavor

n. Disregard.

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centurion

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

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acrimonious

adj. Full of bitterness.

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facilitate

v. To make more easy.

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credence

n. Belief.

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bronchitis

n. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes.

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demobilize

v. To disband, as troops.