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malignant

adj. Evil in nature or tending to do great harm or mischief.

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rejoin

v. To reunite after separation.

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potion

n. A dose of liquid medicine.

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determinate

adj. Definitely limited or fixed.

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reliance

n. Dependence.

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lordling

n. A little lord.

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conjugal

adj. Pertaining to marriage, marital rights, or married persons.

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punctilious

adj. Strictly observant of the rules or forms prescribed by law or custom.

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progeny

n. Offspring.

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instantaneous

adj. Done without perceptible lapse of time.

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curio

n. A piece of bric-a-brac.

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scholastic

adj. Pertaining to education or schools.

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superintend

v. To have the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.

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purveyor

n. one who supplies

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forfend

v. To ward off.

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vocable

n. a word, especially one regarded in relation merely to its qualities of sound.

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percussion

n. The sharp striking of one body against another.

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lateral

adj. Directed toward the side.

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forebode

v. To be an omen or warning sign of, especially of evil.

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accelerate

v. To move faster.

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brusque

adj. Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech.

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jargon

n. Confused, unintelligible speech or highly technical speech.

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spasmodic

adj. Convulsive.

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Newtonian

adj. Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, the English philosopher.

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effulgence

n. Splendor.

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naturally

adv. According to the usual order of things.

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cant

v. To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity.

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divulge

v. To tell or make known, as something previously private or secret.

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clandestine

adj. Surreptitious.

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inject

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

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annunciation

n. Proclamation.

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teem

v. To be full to overflowing.

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heifer

n. A young cow.

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debut

n. A first appearance in society or on the stage.

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dogma

n. A statement of religious faith or duty formulated by a body claiming authority.

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pact

n. A covenant.

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meretricious

adj. Alluring by false or gaudy show.

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extensor

n. A muscle that causes extension.

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patronymic

adj. Formed after one’s father’s name.

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Briticism

n. A word, idiom, or phrase characteristic of Great Britain or the British.

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ligneous

adj. Having the texture of appearance of wood.

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distensible

adj. Capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction.

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abbess

n. The lady superior of a nunnery.

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flux

n. A state of constant movement, change, or renewal.

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disunion

n. Separation of relations or interests.

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transfigure

v. To give an exalted meaning or glorified appearance to.

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sympathize

v. To share the sentiments or mental states of another.

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valediction

n. A bidding farewell.

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destitute

adj. Poverty-stricken.

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separable

adj. Capable of being disjoined or divided.

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analogy

n. Reasoning in which from certain and known relations or resemblance others are formed.

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pecuniary

adj. Consisting of money.

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plenary

adj. Entire.

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imprudent

adj. Heedless.

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irreversible

adj. Irrevocable.

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intersect

v. To cut through or into so as to divide.

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safeguard

v. To protect.

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generic

adj. Noting a genus or kind; opposed to specific.

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peerage

n. The nobility.

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Madonna

n. A painted or sculptured representation of the Virgin, usually with the infant Jesus.

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incentive

n. That which moves the mind or inflames the passions.

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temporary

adj. Lasting for a short time only.

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satiric

adj. Resembling poetry, in which vice, incapacity ,or corruption is held up to ridicule.

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momentum

n. An impetus.

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inarticulate

adj. Speechless.

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aggress

v. To make the first attack.

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notorious

adj. Unfavorably known to the general public.

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petulance

n. The character or condition of being impatient, capricious or petulant.

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pentagram

n. A figure having five points or lobes.

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wizen

v. To become or cause to become withered or dry.

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luminosity

n. The quality of giving or radiating light.

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compulsory

adj. Forced.

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reformer

n. One who carries out a reform.

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ardent

adj. Burning with passion.

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fragile

adj. Capable of being broken.

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becalm

v. To make quiet.

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enthrone

v. To invest with sovereign power.

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quay

n. A wharf or artificial landing-place on the shore of a harbor or projecting into it.

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relevant

adj. Bearing upon the matter in hand.

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vaporizer

n. An atomizer.

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prophecy

n. Any prediction or foretelling.

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asexual

adj. Having no distinct sexual organs.

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benevolent

adj. Loving others and actively desirous of their well-being.

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deponent

adj. Laying down.

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venal

adj. Mercenary, corrupt.

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canon

n. Any rule or law.

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nowhere

adv. In no place or state.

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fluctuate

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

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ichthyosaurs

n. A fossil reptile.

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importation

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

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suffrage

n. The right or privilege of voting.

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clothier

n. One who makes or sells cloth or clothing.

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minority

n. The smaller in number of two portions into which a number or a group is divided.

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insignificance

n. Lack of import or of importance.

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donor

n. One who makes a donation or present.

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ligament

n. That which binds objects together.

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antediluvian

adj. Of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah.

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prevalent

adj. Of wide extent or frequent occurrence.

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missal

n. The book containing the service for the celebration of mass.

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rondo

n. A musical composition during which the first part or subject is repeated several times.

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rhetorician

n. A showy writer or speaker.

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pungency

n. The quality of affecting the sense of smell.

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codicil

n. A supplement adding to, revoking, or explaining in the body of a will.

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lucid

adj. Mentally sound.

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extempore

adv. Without studied or special preparation.

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optometry

n. Measurement of the powers of vision.

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ointment

n. A fatty preparation with a butter-like consistency in which a medicinal substance exists.

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implausible

adj. Not plausible.

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puissant

adj. Possessing strength.

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latish

adj. Rather late.

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distillation

n. Separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile.

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blockade

n. The shutting up of a town, a frontier, or a line of coast by hostile forces.

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underexposed

adj. Insufficiently exposed for proper or full development, as negatives in photography.

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accompaniment

n. A subordinate part or parts, enriching or supporting the leading part.

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arboretum

n. A botanical garden or place devoted to the cultivation of trees or shrubs.

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hexagon

n. A figure with six angles.

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convertible

adj. Interchangeable.

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negligence

n. Omission of that which ought to be done.

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attache

n. A subordinate member of a diplomatic embassy.

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meager

adj. scanty.

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detest

v. To dislike or hate with intensity.

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inkling

n. A hint.

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relish

v. To like the taste or savor of.

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sinuosity

n. The quality of curving in and out.

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reflectible

adj. Capable of being turned back.

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deficient

adj. Not having an adequate or proper supply or amount.

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inquisition

n. A court or tribunal for examination and punishment of heretics.

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florid

adj. Flushed with red.

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annalist

n. Historian.

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imply

v. To signify.

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irreverent

adj. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.

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actuality

n. Any reality.

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later

adv. At a subsequent time.

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cygnet

n. A young swan.

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coquette

n. A flirt.

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perturb

v. To disturb greatly.

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corrosive

n. That which causes gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration.

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enjoin

v. To command.

139

sirocco

n. hot winds from Africa.

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steppe

n. One of the extensive plains in Russia and Siberia.

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souvenir

n. A token of remembrance.

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inception

n. The beginning.

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vignette

n. A picture having a background or that is shaded off gradually.

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conductible

adj. Capable of being conducted or transmitted.

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unison

n. A condition of perfect agreement and accord.

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proscribe

v. To reject, as a teaching or a practice, with condemnation or denunciation.

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underwrite

v. To issue or be party to the issue of a policy of insurance.

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effrontery

n. Unblushing impudence.

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accredit

v. To give credit or authority to.

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skirmish

n. Desultory fighting between advanced detachments of two armies.

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emphatic

adj. Spoken with any special impressiveness laid upon an act, word, or set of words.

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seer

n. A prophet.

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azalea

n. A flowering shrub.

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technography

n. The scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development.

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inventive

adj. Quick at contrivance.

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heterogeneous

adj. Consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds.

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alien

n. One who owes allegiance to a foreign government.

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oversee

v. To superintend.

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archangel

n. An angel of high rank.

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gesticulate

v. To make gestures or motions, as in speaking, or in place of speech.

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bolero

n. A Spanish dance, illustrative of the passion of love, accompanied by caste nets and singing.

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extinguish

v. To render extinct.

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thermoelectric

adj. Denoting electricity produced by heat.

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ostracize

v. To exclude from public or private favor.

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remonstrant

adj. Having the character of a reproof.

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fallacy

n. Any unsound or delusive mode of reasoning, or anything based on such reasoning.

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prudence

n. Caution.

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pedagogue

n. A schoolmaster.

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contemporaneous

adj. Living, occurring, or existing at the same time.

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superfluity

n. That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed.

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misty

adj. Lacking clearness

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emphasize

v. To articulate or enunciate with special impressiveness upon a word, or a group of words.

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neural

adj. Pertaining to the nerves or nervous system.

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spectrum

n. An image formed by rays of light or other radiant energy.

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collector

n. One who makes a collection, as of objects of art, books, or the like.

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meliorate

v. To make better or improve, as in quality or social or physical condition.

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vestige

n. A visible trace, mark, or impression, of something absent, lost, or gone.

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viola

n. A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin.

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reciprocate

v. To give and take mutually.

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gaseous

adj. Light and unsubstantial.

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legging

n. A covering for the leg.

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declamatory

adj. A full and formal style of utterance.

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hypnotism

n. An artificially induced somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestion.

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savage

n. A wild and uncivilized human being.

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dutiable

adj. Subject to a duty, especially a customs duty.

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statuette

n. A figurine.

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deface

v. To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of.

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brandish

v. To wave, shake, or flourish triumphantly or defiantly, as a sword or spear.

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subliminal

adj. Being beneath the threshold of consciousness.

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commemorate

v. To serve as a remembrance of.

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differentiate

v. To acquire a distinct and separate character.

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trepidation

n. Nervous uncertainty of feeling.

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ablution

n. A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.

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check

v. To hold back.

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matrimony

n. The union of a man and a woman in marriage.

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fresco

n. The art of painting on a surface of plaster, particularly on walls and ceilings.

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aura

n. Pervasive psychic influence supposed to emanate from persons

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culinary

adj. Of or pertaining to cooking or the kitchen.

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judiciary

n. That department of government which administers the law relating to civil and criminal justice.

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stanza

n. A group of rimed lines, usually forming one of a series of similar divisions in a poem.