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rake

immoral or dissolute person

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marked

noticeable; targeted for vengeance or attack; Ex. marked improvement/man

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effervescence

inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce

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replica

copy

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punitive

punishing; Ex. punitive measures

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cynosure

object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor

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canker

any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer

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reminiscence

recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past

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hygiene

science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition

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glamor

compelling charm; ADJ. glamorous

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titter

nervous giggle; nervous laugh; V.

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stamina

power of endurance; strength; staying power

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intolerant

not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate

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jaunt

trip; short journey

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sober

serious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober

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inadvertently

unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly

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crust

hard outer covering (as of earth or snow)

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blithe(blithesome)

gay; joyous

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autocratic

having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy

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quietude

tranquillity; calmness

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fecundity

fertility; fruitfulness; ADJ. fecund: very productive of crops or young

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promiscuous

mixed indiscriminately; indiscriminate; not choosing carefully; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners; irregular, particularly sexually; Ex. promiscuous life/girl; N. promiscuity

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delirium

mental disorder marked by confusion; uncontrolled excitement; ADJ. delirious

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pulmonary

pertaining to the lungs

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prelate

church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)

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cerebration

thought; working of the brain

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incidence

rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality

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sturdy

strong and firm (in the body)

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foul

very bad or disagreeable; very dirty; Ex. foul smell/flavor/temper/language/air/deed/weather/means; N. act against the rules; V. make or become foul; commit a foul

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arrogance

pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)

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requite

make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal

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culvert

artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road

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inquisitor

questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition

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remote

distant in manner; aloof

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injurious

harmful; causing injury

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incursion

temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey

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bate

let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate

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perfunctory

done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss

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gargantuan

huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel

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germane

pertinent; bearing upon(having connection with) the case at hand; appropriate

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peregrination

journey; V. peregrinate

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querulous

given to complaining; complaining; fretful; whining

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imperil

put in danger

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prune

cut away; trim

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nadir

lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith

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fusion

union; coalition; V. fuse

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foist

insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist

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brand

trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.

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espionage

spying

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anodyne

drug that relieves pain or trouble; ÁøÅëÁ¦; opiate; ADJ. Ex. anodyne statement

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atypical

not normal; not typical

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fetid(foetid)

malodorous; foul

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proximity

nearness; ADJ. proximate

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oversee

watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision

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subservient

behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience

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provocative

arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation

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pugilist

boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing

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deface

mar; disfigure

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dereliction

neglect of duty; abandonment

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query

inquiry; question; V.

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rubble

fragments (esp. from a destroyed building)

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champion

support militantly; fight for; N: person who fights for or supports strongly (a principle, movement, person, etc.)

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outlook

point of view; view from a particular place; expectation for the future; prospect; Ex. outlook on life; Ex. pleasing outlook; Ex. weather outlook

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fell

cut or knock down (a tree or a person); bring down (with a missile)

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distinct

clearly different; clearly noticed

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hazardous

dangerous

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slur

pronounce indistinctly; speak indistinctly; mumble

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febrile

feverish

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inhibited

(of a person) unable to express what one really feels

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rent

tear made by rending; rip; split

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clientele

body of customers

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decrepit

weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man

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legerdemain

sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand

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thresh

beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw

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worldly

engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world

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wade

walk through a substance, such as water, that impedes movement

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dishearten

discourage

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downcast

disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward

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mores

conventions; moral standards; moral customs

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discompose

disturb the composure of; confuse

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charm

quality of pleasing; amulet; action or formula thought to have magical power; spell; V: attract; cast a spell on; bewitch

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indicative

suggestive; implying; serving to indicate

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accrue

come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual

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bullion

gold and silver in the form of bars

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conception

beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception

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espouse

adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal

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trepidation

fear; nervous apprehension

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elusive

evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.

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interdict

prohibit; forbid; N.

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accolade

award of merit; strong praise and approval

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culinary

relating to cooking or kitchen

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genesis

beginning; origin

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hereafter

life after death

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unscathed

unharmed; Ex. escape the accident unscathed

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affliction

state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on

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hypnosis

induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize

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glib

fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick

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prosperity

good fortune and financial success; physical well-being

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regeneration

spiritual rebirth; Ex. regeneration of the prisoners; V. regenerate: give or obtain new life; reform spiritually

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lurid

wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder

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prime

period of ideal or peak condition; earliest or beginning stage; Ex. in the prime of life; Ex. prime of the year(spring); ADJ: first in importance or rank; first; V: make ready; prepare

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esteem

respect; value; judge; N.

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guileless

without deceit

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unprecedented

having no previous example; novel; unparalleled

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ventral

abdominal

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glitter

shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves

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prostrate

stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength

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luminous

shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs

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restive

impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'

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slapdash

hasty and careless; haphazard; sloppy(carelessly done)

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confidant(confidante)

trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)

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iconoclastic

attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images

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renege

break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt

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ultimate

final; not susceptible to further analysis; fundamental; Ex. The sun is the ultimate source of energy.

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cantankerous

ill-humored; irritable

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gainsay

deny

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suppress

put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth

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skimp

provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly

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snicker

half-stifled(suppressed) laugh; V.

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virtual

in essence; existing in essence though not in actual form; for practical purposes; Ex. virtual ruler/space

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slipshod

slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work

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sinister

evil; ominous

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opalescent

iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence

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dissonance

discord

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aegis

shield; protection; defense

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cogitate

think over; ponder

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perspicacious

(of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute

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admonish

warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove

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impenetrable

not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mystery

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don

put on; OP. doff

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equestrian

rider on horseback; ADJ.

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skinflint

miser; stingy person

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plenary

(of power) complete; full; fully attended by all qualified members; Ex. plenary power

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erotic

pertaining to passionate love or sexual love

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retaliate

repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate

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compartment

one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided

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offensive

attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense

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fancier

breeder or dealer of animals; one who has a special interest, as for raising specific plant or animal

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disport

amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert

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carefree

free from worries; having no problems

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notch

V-shaped cut in a surface; V.

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decry

express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films

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asteroid

small planet

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ravel

fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist

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maul

handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer

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fastidious

difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky

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tantamount

equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount

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intermediary

intermediate; acting as a mediator; N: mediator; go-between

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procurement

obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another

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poseur

person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose

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larceny

theft; Ex. petit larceny

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prompt

cause; urge; provoke; provide a cue (for an actor); ADJ: done without delay; done at the right time; punctual; on time; N: reminder or cue

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consolidation

unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger; V. consolidate: merge; strengthen

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unassuming

modest; Ex. the champion's unassuming manner

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engaging

charming; attractive

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rapt

engrossed; absorbed; enchanted; Ex. rapt listener

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insinuate

hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate

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bellicose

warlike

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curmudgeon

churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person

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valid

logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport

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seminary

school for training future ministers; secondary school, especially for young women

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mite

very small object or insect-like creature; small coin

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latitude

freedom from narrow limitations

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obese

excessively fat; N. obesity

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paramour

illicit lover

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soliloquy

talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)

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supplicate

petition humbly; pray to grant a favor

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irrelevant

not applicable; unrelated

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uproarious

marked by commotion or uproar; very noisy (esp. with laughter); hilarious; causing loud laughter; extremely funny

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troth

pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth

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tangential

only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent

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forlorn

sad and lonely; wretched; desolate

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flaunt

display ostentatiously; Ex. ``Honey, if you've got it, flaunt it !''

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deploy

spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically

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gall

bitterness of feeling; nerve; effrontery; ´ãÁó(bile); CF. gall bladder

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augment

increase; add to

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ramble

wander aimlessly (physically or mentally); digress

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parallelism

state of being parallel; similarity; analogy

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bauble

trinket; cheap jewel; trifle

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devise

think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest

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expansive

(of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size

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abrasive

rubbing away; tending to grind down

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frisk

move about playfully; froric; ADJ. frisky: playful

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ooze

(of a thick liquid) pass or flow slowly; N: mud or thick liquid as at the bottom of a river

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veritable

being truly so; real or genuine; actual; not false or imaginary

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context

writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs

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rendezvous

meeting place; meeting at a set time or place; V.

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contravene

contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention

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corporeal

bodily (rather than spiritual); of a bodily form; material; tangible

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preeminent

outstanding; superior

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bar

railing in a courtroom; legal profession; vertical line dividing a staff into equal measures; Ex. prisoner at the bar; V: shut in or out with bars; forbid; exclude; CF. barrister

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Occident

the West

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ferment

agitation; commotion(noisy and excited activity); unrest (of a political kind); V. produce by fermentation; undergo fermentation; cause (a state of trouble)

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prod

poke (with a pointed object); stir up; urge; goad to action; N: pointed object used to prod; prodding

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profane

violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things

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scraps

leftover food

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adversary

opponent; enemy

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shudder

shake uncontrollably; tremble; V.

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choreography

art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances

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overblown

inflated; exaggerated