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gawk

stare foolishly; look in open-mouthed awe

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polar

of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites

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extradition

surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite

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clairvoyant

having foresight; fortuneteller; N. clairvoyance

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address

direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech

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stilted

bombastic; stiffly pompous; Ex. stilted rhetoric; CF. stiff: formal

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unequivocal

plain; clear; obvious

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debar

bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services

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proviso

stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision

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absolute

complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism

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cipher

nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.

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skeptic

sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism

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inarticulate

speechless; producing indistinct speech; not articulate; not expressing oneself clearly

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dearth

scarcity

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ignoble

unworthy; not noble; dishonorable; Ex. ignoble deed

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handsome

large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward

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languor

lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression

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subliminal

below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement

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coeval

living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age

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gratify

please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire

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hieroglyphic

picture writing; ADJ.

22

clipper

sailing vessel built for great speed

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integrate

make whole; combine; make into one unit

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intervene

come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention

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bound

leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound

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bulge

protruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude

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compulsive

resulting from compulsion

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ferret

drive or hunt out of hiding; hunt with ferrets; drive out (as from a hiding place); expel; uncover or discover by searching; Ex. ferret out the secret; N. small fierce animal which catches rats and rabbits by going into their holes

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scion

detached plant shoot used in grafting; descendant

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cosmic

pertaining to the universe; vast

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gush

(of liquid) pour out in large quantities from a hole; make an excessive display of feeling (without true feeling); Ex. Blood gushed from the wound.

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throes

violent anguish

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aggrandize

make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement

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wring

twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)

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indelible

not able to be erased

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occlude

shut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.

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officious

meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy

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motif

theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure

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opaque

dark; not transparent; N. opacity

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viscid

adhesive; gluey

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regiment

military unit; V: subject to strict order; Ex. regimented society

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limber

flexible; supple; pliable; V.

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unaccountable

unexplicable; impossible to account for; unreasonable or mysterious

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marred

damaged; disfigured; V. mar: spoil; disfigure

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synoptic

providing a general overview; summary; N. synopsis

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impregnate

make pregnant; fill thoroughly; saturate

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acidulous

slightly sour (in taste or manner); sharp; caustic

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eschew

avoid habitually; Ex. eschew alcoholic drinks

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repulsion

distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')

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conundrum

riddle; difficult problem

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despot

tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism

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invoke

call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God

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hive

box for bees; V: cause to go in a hive

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devious

roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route

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scruple

hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience

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contagion

infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air

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egotism

tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance

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hysteria

excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria

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nuptial

related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony

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congenial

pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather

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sedate

composed (with no excitement); grave; V: administer a sedative to; CF. sedative

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kismet

fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.

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sartorial

pertaining to tailors or tailoring; Ex. a man of great sartorial elegance; CF. sartor: tailor

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vitriolic

causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass

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superficial

of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge

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lateral

of or coming from the side

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inundate

flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work

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clavicle

collarbone

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petrify

turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze

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finite

limited

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fortitude

bravery; courage; strength of mind

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renown

fame; ADJ. renowned

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claustrophobia

fear of being locked in

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dorsal

relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin

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mnemonic

pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid

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fervent

ardent; zealous; hot

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ken

range of knowledge; Ex. beyond one's ken

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chasm

abyss; very deep crack

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execute

put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution

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forte

strong point or special talent in a person's character

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jaundiced

yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye

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felicity

happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous

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rostrum

raised platform for speech-making; pulpit

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reverberate

echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.

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decant

pour off gently (wine or liquid)

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viper

poisonous snake

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crestfallen

dejected; dispirited

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disheveled

untidy (of hair or clothing); V. dishevel

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willowy

flexible; pliant; slender; CF. willow

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airy

of air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal

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append

attach

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cozen

cheat; hoodwink; swindle

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array

marshal; draw up in order; arrange in order; clothe splendidly; adorn; N: fine clothes; ordered group; Ex. in battle array

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abridge

condense or shorten

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askance

with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at

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breed

produce young; rear; bring up; produce (an undesirable condition); N: kind or sort of animal or plant

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carping

petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble

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lax

careless; negligent; not paying enough attention; Ex. lax service

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wrinkle

small ridge on a smooth surface (face or cloth); V.

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deadlock

standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate

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chaotic

in utter disorder

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preclude

make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate

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attire

clothe; N: clothing; array; apparel

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bigotry

stubborn intolerance

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rhapsodize

speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery

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acclimate

adjust to climate or environment; adapt

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ostensible

apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition

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inscrutable

difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious

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capillary

having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity

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ebb

(of the tide) recede; lessen; diminish; N. OP. flow: rise of tide

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jurisprudence

science of law

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lush

(of a plant or grass) growing very well

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indissoluble

permanent; impossible to dissolve or disintegrate

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assert

state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence

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amorous

moved by sexual love; loving; of sexual love; Ex. amorous advances

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wrench

twist; pull; strain; Ex. He wrenched the gun out of her hands.

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festive

joyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival

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topography

physical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place

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heinous

atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime

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velocity

speed

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nausea

feeling of sickness and desire to vomit; disgust; CF. seasickness

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freebooter

pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich

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broil

cook by direct heat; N.

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metropolis

large city

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Machiavellian

crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power

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prodigal

wasteful; reckless with money; profuse; Ex. a mind prodigal of ideas; N. prodigality

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obnoxious

offensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell

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viscous

(of a liquid) thick and sticky; gluey; viscid; CF. consistency

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extrinsic

external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic

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implode

burst inward; CF. vaccum tube

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incontinent

lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious

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equilibrium

balance of opposing forces; balance of the mind; equanimity

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boost

lift by pushing up from below; increase; raise; N: push upward; increase

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ogle

look at amorously; make eyes at; Ex. old men ogling young girls

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dogged

determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean

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entail

make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B

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retrospective

looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect

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ramify

branch out; divide into branches or subdivisions

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augury

omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)

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supernumerary

person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number

141

disembark

debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark

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mange

skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair

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altruistic

unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism

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purge

remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.

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jumble

mix in a confused way

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simplistic

oversimplified

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adherent

supporter; follower

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vagabond

wanderer (without a permanent home); tramp

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prattle

talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate

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therapeutic

curative; N. therapy

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wry

(esp. of an expression of the face) twisted; with a humorous twist (expressing displeasure)

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teetotalism

practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total

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spat

squabble; minor dispute; minor quarrel

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impasse

predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress

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gouge

tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood

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propinquity

nearness (in space or relationship); proximity; kinship

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prepossessing

attractive; CF. preoccupying ?

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arroyo

gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater

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quagmire

bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself

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terse

concise; abrupt; pithy

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partiality

state of being partial; inclination; favorable bias; special fondness; preference

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thesis

opinion put forward and supported by reasoned arguments

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monotony

sameness leading to boredom; monotonousness; ADJ. monotonous; CF. monotone

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pantomime

acting without dialogue; V.

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projectile

missile; fired or thrown object (such as stone or bullet)

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collaborate

work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy

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dissimulate

pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble

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grouch

bad-tempered complaint; person who keeps complaining; V: complain; grumble

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servitude

slavery; compulsory labor imposed as a punishment

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implication

something hinted at or suggested; implying; implicating

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mutinous

unruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer

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tint

slight degree of color; V: give a tint to

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distract

take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted

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belie

contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.

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ambulatory

able to walk

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instigate

start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel

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ruminant

animal that ruminates; ADJ.

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bowdlerize

expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler

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dignitary

person of high rank or position

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betoken

signify; indicate; be a sign of

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remission

temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.

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ingenious

marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity

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centrifuge

machine that separates substances by whirling them

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yore

time long past; Ex. in the days of yore

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pendant(pendent)

hanging down from something; pending; N: ornament (hanging from a necklace etc.)

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conspiracy

treacherous plot; secret plan against the law (by two or more people)

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askew

crookedly; slanted; at an angle

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waft

move gently (in air or in seas) by wind or waves; Ex. leaves wafting past the window

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circumvent

outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around

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geriatrics

medical treatment and care of old age

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wheedle

deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her

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prate

talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly

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thespian

pertaining to drama; N: actor or actress

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facetious

joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous

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compatible

harmonious; in harmony with; able to exist together

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cede

yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession

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insidious

treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot

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seedy

run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel

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quizzical

curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance

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gratuity

tip