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emergent

adj. Coming into view.

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explicit

adj. Definite.

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secant

adj. Cutting, especially into two parts.

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aroma

n. An agreeable odor.

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banal

adj. Commonplace.

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conceit

n. Self-flattering opinion.

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excavate

v. To remove by digging or scooping out.

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nuptial

adj. Of or pertaining to marriage, especially to the marriage ceremony.

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deleterious

adj. Hurtful, morally or physically.

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protuberate

v. To swell or bulge beyond the surrounding surface.

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incomplete

adj. Lacking some element, part, or adjunct necessary or required.

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mountaineer

n. One who travels among or climbs mountains for pleasure or exercise.

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bullock

n. An ox.

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assent

v. To express agreement with a statement or matter of opinion.

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pyrotechnic

adj. Pertaining to fireworks or their manufacture.

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bilingual

adj. Speaking two languages.

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simplify

v. To make less complex or difficult.

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papyrus

n. The writing-paper of the ancient Egyptians, and later of the Romans.

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dramatist

n. One who writes plays.

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perversion

n. Diversion from the true meaning or proper purpose.

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excellence

n. Possession of eminently or unusually good qualities.

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seminar

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

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discover

v. To get first sight or knowledge of, as something previously unknown or unperceived.

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secondly

adv. In the second place in order or succession.

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Achillean

adj. Invulnerable.

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panoply

n. A full set of armor.

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administrator

n. One who manages affairs of any kind.

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surmount

v. To overcome by force of will.

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preposterous

adj. Utterly ridiculous or absurd.

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repudiate

v. To refuse to have anything to do with.

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intestine

n. That part of the digestive tube below or behind the stomach, extending to the anus.

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robust

adj. Characterized by great strength or power of endurance.

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panacea

n. A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases.

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day-man

n. A day-laborer.

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terminal

adj. Pertaining to or creative of a boundary, limit.

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radiance

n. Brilliant or sparkling luster.

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imperative

adj. Obligatory.

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dermatology

n. The branch of medical science which relates to the skin and its diseases.

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characterize

v. To describe by distinctive marks or peculiarities.

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trajectory

n. The path described by a projectile moving under given forces.

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remission

n. Temporary diminution of a disease.

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assess

v. To determine the amount of (a tax or other sum to be paid).

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foreigner

n. A citizen of a foreign country.

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chromatic

adj. Belonging, relating to, or abounding in color.

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wean

v. To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother’s milk to another form of nourishment.

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lewd

adj. Characterized by lust or lasciviousness.

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assailant

n. One who attacks.

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faction

n. A number of persons combined for a common purpose.

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nuisance

n. That which annoys, vexes, or irritates.

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redoubtable

adj. Formidable.

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misapprehend

v. To misunderstand.

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apprehend

v. To make a prisoner of (a person) in the name of the law.

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inapprehensible

adj. Not to be understood.

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euphony

n. Agreeableness of sound.

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aver

v. To assert as a fact.

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transferable

adj. Capable of being conveyed from one person or place to another.

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taut

adj. Stretched tight.

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ought

v. To be under moral obligation to be or do.

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mantel

n. The facing, sometimes richly ornamented, about a fireplace, including the usual shelf above it.

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concede

v. To surrender.

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impel

v. To drive or urge forward.

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prescriptible

adj. Derived from authoritative direction.

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marvel

v. To be astonished and perplexed because of (something).

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hypnosis

n. An artificial trance-sleep.

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cardinal

adj. Of prime or special importance.

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presentiment

n. Foreboding.

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botanical

adj. Connected with the study or cultivation of plants.

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infinity

n. Boundless or immeasurable extension or duration.

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finite

adj. Limited.

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retrace

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

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propriety

n. Accordance with recognized usage, custom, or principles.

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enthuse

v. To yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling.

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flimsy

adj. Thin and weak.

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autopsy

n. The examination of a dead body by dissection to ascertain the cause of death.

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perambulate

v. To walk about.

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stationary

adj. Not moving.

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zodiac

n. An imaginary belt encircling the heavens within which are the larger planets.

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quantity

n. Magnitude.

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resistless

adj. Powerless.

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overpower

v. To gain supremacy or victory over by superior power.

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opportunity

n. Favorable or advantageous chance or opening.

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purgatory

n. An intermediate state where souls are made fit for paradise or heaven by expiatory suffering.

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insurrection

n. The state of being in active resistance to authority.

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patriotism

n. Love and devotion to one’s country.

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enervate

v. To render ineffective or inoperative.

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monsieur

n. A French title of respect, equivalent to Mr. and sir.

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anew

adv. Once more.

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wield

v. To use, control, or manage, as a weapon, or instrument, especially with full command.

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entirety

n. A complete thing.

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investor

n. One who invests money.

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proximately

adv. Immediately.

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confluent

n. A stream that unites with another.

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telephony

n. The art or process of communicating by telephone.

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perforate

v. To make a hole or holes through.

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Omnipotent

adj. Possessed of unlimited and universal power.

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correlative

adj. Mutually involving or implying one another.

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contagious

adj. Transmitting disease.

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deplore

v. To regard with grief or sorrow.

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annuity

n. An annual allowance, payment, or income.

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desperate

adj. Resorted to in a last extremity, or as if prompted by utter despair.

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confectionery

n. The candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells, as candy.

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cycloid

adj. Like a circle.

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fretful

adj. Disposed to peevishness.

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revere

v. To regard with worshipful veneration.

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fruition

n. Fulfillment.

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visualize

v. To give pictorial vividness to a mental representation.

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rescind

v. To make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or a superior authority.

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inglorious

adj. Shameful.

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candid

adj. Straightforward.

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disinherit

v. To deprive of an inheritance.

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fungus

n. A plant destitute of chlorophyll, as a mushroom.

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abrupt

adj. Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.

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effusion

n. an outpouring.

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comical

adj. Funny.

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verily

adv. In truth.

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recline

v. To cause to assume a leaning or recumbent attitude or position.

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network

n. Anything that presents a system of cross- lines.

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intoxicant

n. Anything that unduly exhilarates or excites.

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abridgment

n. A condensed form as of a book or play.

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introgression

n. Entrance.

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persist

v. To continue steadfast against opposition.

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mettlesome

adj. Having courage or spirit.

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album

n. A book whose leaves are so made to form paper frames for holding photographs or the like.

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detrude

v. To push down forcibly.

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alley

n. A narrow street, garden path, walk, or the like.

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penance

n. Punishment to which one voluntarily submits or subjects himself as an expression of penitence.

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intangible

adj. Not perceptible to the touch.

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angular

adj. Sharp-cornered.

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opponent

n. One who supports the opposite side in a debate, discussion, struggle, or sport.

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triple

adj. Threefold.

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embolden

v. To give courage to.

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Unitarian

adj. Pertaining to a religious body that rejects the doctrine of the Trinity.

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advert

v. To refer incidentally.

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impute

v. To attribute.

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mandatory

adj. Expressive of positive command, as distinguished from merely directory.

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endanger

v. To expose to peril.

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aggression

n. An unprovoked attack.

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stolid

adj. Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving.

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bureau

n. A chest of drawers for clothing, etc.

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equivocal

adj. Ambiguous.

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manifesto

n. A public declaration, making announcement, explanation or defense of intentions, or motives.

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underlie

v. To be the ground or support of.

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overrun

v. To infest or ravage.

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apposition

n. The act of placing side by side, together, or in contact.

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jubilation

n. Exultation.

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overthrow

v. To vanquish an established ruler or government.

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rigor

n. Inflexibility.

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collier

n. One who works in a coal-mine.

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ante

v. In the game of poker, to put up a stake before the cards are dealt.

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arrangement

n. The act of putting in proper order, or the state of being put in order.

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peddler

n. One who travels from house to house with an assortment of goods for retail.

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outcast

n. One rejected and despised, especially socially.

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subjugate

v. To conquer.

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minutia

n. A small or unimportant particular or detail.

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secondary

adj. Less important or effective than that which is primary.

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transmission

n. The act of sending through or across.

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working-man

n. One who earns his bread by manual labor.

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auricle

n. One of the two chambers of the heart which receives the blood from the veins.

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collusion

n. A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose.

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amphibious

adj. Living both on land and in water.

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menace

n. A threat.

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scintillate

v. To emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of light.

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accomplice

n. An associate in wrong-doing.

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transgress

v. To break a law.

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hydrodynamics

n. The branch of mechanics that treats of the dynamics of fluids.

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episode

n. An incident or story in a literary work, separable from yet growing out of it.

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gradient

adj. Moving or advancing by steps.

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audacious

adj. Fearless.

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motley

adj. Composed of heterogeneous or inharmonious elements.

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accusatory

adj. Of, pertaining to, or involving an accusation.

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halcyon

adj. Calm.

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deter

v. To frighten away.

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pyromania

n. An insane propensity to set things on fire.

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archetype

n. A prototype.

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extortion

n. The practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion.

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regalia

n. pl. The emblems of royalty.

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somniferous

adj. Tending to produce sleep.

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divest

v. To strip, specifically of clothes, ornaments, or accouterments or disinvestment.

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hernia

n. Protrusion of any internal organ in whole or in part from its normal position.

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whereabouts

n. The place in or near which a person or thing is.

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explosion

n. A sudden and violent outbreak.

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venerable

adj. Meriting or commanding high esteem.

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antique

adj. Pertaining to ancient times.

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diplomat

n. A representative of one sovereign state at the capital or court of another.

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exemplify

v. To show by example.

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fumigate

v. To subject to the action of smoke or fumes, especially for disinfection.

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tremendous

adj. Awe-inspiring.

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persuade

v. To win the mind of by argument, eloquence, evidence, or reflection.

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speculator

n. One who makes an investment that involves a risk of loss, but also a chance of profit.

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counter-claim

n. A cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff.

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immeasurable

adj. Indefinitely extensive.

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munificence

n. A giving characterized by generous motives and extraordinary liberality.

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fickle

adj. Unduly changeable in feeling, judgment, or purpose.

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antilogy

n. Inconsistency or contradiction in terms or ideas.

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imbibe

v. To drink or take in.

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misbehavior

n. Ill or improper behavior.

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evanescent

adj. Fleeting.

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macrocosm

n. The whole of any sphere or department of nature or knowledge to which man is related.

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veneer

n. Outside show or elegance.

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gestation

n. Pregnancy.