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incline

slope; slant; Ex. steep incline

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superannuated

retired or disqualified because of age; outmoded; obsolete

3

convoke

call together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation

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dyslexia

word blindness; learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to read

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hue

color; aspect; Ex. opinions of every hue

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undermine

weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath

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protrude

stick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth

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multiplicity

state of being numerous or multiple; large number; Ex. multiplicity of details; ADJ. multiple: of more than one element

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cynical

skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness

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manacle

restrain; handcuff; N.

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sacrilegious

desecrating; profane; N. sacrilege: desecration, misuse, or theft of something sacred

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salient

prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features

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mass

Christian religious ceremony; CF. Mass: ceremony of the Eucharist

14

exertion

effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort

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barrister

counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar

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diabolical

diabolic; devilish; fiendish

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suavity

urbanity; polish; ADJ. suave: smooth and courteous

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smother

kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers

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groom

man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)

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credence

belief

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venial

(of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial

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falsify

make (something written) false by changing

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dissuade

persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion

24

abysmal

bottomless

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pacify

soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to

26

shard

fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)

27

seethe

be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.

28

cadaverous

like a corpse; pale

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modish

fashionable; conforming to the current fashion

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dapper

neat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry

31

consign

send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee

32

generality

vague statement; general statement which is not detailed; quality of being general; greater part; most; Ex. generality of people

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prophylactic

used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease

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larder

pantry; place where food is kept

35

laud

praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise

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uproar

noisy confusion

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onomatopoeia

words formed in imitation of natural sounds

38

comeback

retort; quick clever reply; return to former status

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pummel

pommel; beat or pound with fists

40

fit

sudden outburst of an illness or feeling; convulsion caused by epilepsy

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repose

resting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man

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personable

attractive (in personality or appearance)

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checkered(chequered)

marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares

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overweening

arrogant; presumptuous

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attenuate

make thin; weaken

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nomadic

wandering; N. nomad: tribe who migrates from place to place

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franchise

right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory

48

peruse

read through with care; N. perusal

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pinch

squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger

50

solstice

point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator

51

outfit

clothing or equipment for a special purpose; Ex. cowboy outfit

52

psychic

of psyche; mental; of or possessing extraordinary mental powers

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juggernaut

irresistible crushing force; overwhelming advancing force that crushes everything in its path

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onerous

burdensome

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rave

overwhelmingly favorable review; V: talk wildly as if mad; Ex. raving lunatic

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unexceptionable

entirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism

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fortuitous

accidental; by chance; N. fortuity

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ejaculation

exclamation; abrupt ejection (to discharge sperm); V. ejaculate

59

skirmish

minor fight; minor battle in war; V.

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entrepreneur

businessperson (who assumes the risk of a business venture); contractor; ADJ. entrepreneurial

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sparse

not thick; thinly scattered; scanty

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incorporate

introduce something into a larger whole; include; embody; give material form to; ADJ.

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vulpine

like a fox; crafty

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boon

blessing; benefit; something very helpful

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draught

current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time

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carnage

destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals

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seasonable

occurring at the proper time or season; opportune; Ex. seasonable intervention in the dispute

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efface

rub out; remove the surface of

69

bombardment

attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard

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abdicate

renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)

71

growl

low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)

72

whiff

puff or gust (of air, scent, etc.); short-lasting smell; hint; Ex. whiff of perfume/scandal

73

pedigree

line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot

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simper

smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly

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atrocity

brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious

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impalpable

imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible

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prognosticate

predict (according to present indications)

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statute

law enacted by the legislature

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sheer

pure; thin and transparent; very steep

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implement

put into effect; enforce; carry out; supply with tools; Ex. implement the plan/suggestion; N: tool or instrument

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inclined

tending or leaning toward; bent; V. incline: slant; dispose; be disposed; tend

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pristine

unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition

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penchant

strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars

84

rig

arrangement of masts and sails; V: equip (a ship) with rigging; ADJ. rigging: ropes that hold up a ship's sails

85

polarize

split into opposite extremes or camps

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quarry

dig into (to get stone); N: mine; ä¼®Àå

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emasculate

weaken; castrate

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implacable

incapable of being pacified; impossible to appease; Ex. implacable enemy

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slack

moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.

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asylum

place of refuge or shelter; protection (religious or political)

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grievance

cause of complaint; complaint

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quorum

minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting

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reparable

capable of being repaired

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tepid

lukewarm; slightly warm; ¹ÌÁö±ÙÇÑ; half-hearted; not eager; Ex. tepid reaction to the new film; Ex. tepid supporter

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prudent

cautious; careful; prudential

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disabuse

correct a false impression; undeceive; free from a wrong belief

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motility

ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously

98

historic

important in history; Ex. historic battle

99

embrace

hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet

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substantiate

support (a claim) with evidence; establish with evidence; verify

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conversant

familiar with; having knowledge of

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conifer

pine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen

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embellish

adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)

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stumble

trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.

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illuminate

brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks

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jettison

throw overboard (from a ship or plane)

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vibrant

full of vigor or energy; vibrating

108

lackluster

lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull

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slavish

of or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original

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disclaim

disown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer

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vile

despicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander

112

reiterate

repeat

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simile

comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as

114

cite

quote; commend; Ex. cited for bravery in an official record

115

expository

explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition

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indecision

irresolution; inability to make up one's mind

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brawl

noisy quarrel

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flippant

lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy

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vital

full of life; animated; vibrant and lively; critical; of great importance; necessary to stay alive; of life; living; breathing; N. vitality; V. vitalize

120

plummet

fall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.

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fervid

ardent; zealous; hot

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unmitigated

(of something bad) not moderated; unrelieved or immoderate; without qualification; absolute; Ex. unmitigated disaster

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impetuous

violent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision

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trance

hypnotic state; ecstatic state; detachment from one's physical surrounding (as in contemplation or daydreaming); CF. transition

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blighted

suffering from a disease; destroyed

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deranged

insane

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matriculate

enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix

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choir

group of people who sing together (esp. during religious services); place for choir

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impartial

not biased; fair; N. impartiality

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inopportune

untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen

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protuberance

protrusion; swelling; bulge

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euphony

sweet sound; ADJ. euphonious

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bank

heap; piled-up mass; embankment; lateral tilting (as of an aircraft in turning); V: pile up; protect with a bank; tilt in turning

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replicate

reproduce; duplicate

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pore

study industriously; ponder; scrutinize; Ex. pore over the book; N.

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enclave

territory enclosed within an alien land

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nebula

diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas; galaxy

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deputize

work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away

139

marital

pertaining to marriage

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plausible

conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious

141

redoubtable

formidable; causing fear

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allude

refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference

143

exegesis

explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages

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interpolate

insert between

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denigrate

blacken; defame

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trek

travel; journey; V: make a long difficult journey

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epistemologist

philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology

148

fiasco

total failure; CF. bottle

149

contentious

quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments

150

idle

not working; not employed or busy; lazy; without purpose; useless; lacking substance; baseless; not based on truth; Ex. idle worker; Ex. talk idly; V.

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gerontocracy

government ruled by old people

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frenzied

madly excited; N. frenzy: violent wild excitement

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stealth

action of moving secretly or unseen; slyness; sneakiness; secretiveness; ADJ. stealthy

154

extol

praise very highly; glorify

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discomfit

frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb

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conjecture

surmise; guess; V.

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animated

lively; spirited

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august

impressive; majestic

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empathy

ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy

160

chancellor

legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor

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enamored

in love; Ex. enamored of his own beauty; V. enamor: inspire with love

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awry

distorted; crooked; bent; Ex. Our plans have gone awry.

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foray

raid; sudden raid or military advance; V.

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shrewd

clever; astute

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maritime

bordering on(adjacent to) the sea; nautical; of the ships or the sea; Ex. Maritime Provinces

166

strew

spread randomly; sprinkle; scatter; Ex. flower girl strewing rose petals

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glutinous

sticky; viscous; gluey

168

scintilla

trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark

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stampede

sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises

170

rip

tear or be torn quickly and violently; Ex. The sail ripped under the force of the wind; N.

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pied

piebald; variegated(many-colored); multicolored

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truculence

aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce

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peddle

travel about selling (wares); CF. foot

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wisp

small bunch (of hair); faint streak (of smoke)

175

bemused

confused; lost in thought; preoccupied

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scoff

laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats

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moratorium

legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses

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traduce

expose to slander

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mayhem

injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim

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melee

fight

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chaplain

clergyman attached to a chapel

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tribunal

court of justice

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vigilante

one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers

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sobriety

moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness

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zephyr

gentle breeze; west wind

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obfuscate

confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand

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prefigure

be a sign of; foreshadow

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fathom

comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water

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pliable

flexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable

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bard

poet

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coy

shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer¸¦ ¹Þ¾ÒÀ» ¶§

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impart

grant a share of; make known; Ex. news to impart

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discredit

defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful

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exude

flow out slowly; discharge (gradually); give forth; N. exudation

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verity

quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities

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swarm

large group of insects moving in a mass; crowd of people or animals; V: move in a crowd or mass

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pedestrian

ordinary; dull; unimaginative(lacking in imagination); going on foot; Ex. pedestrian prose; N.

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shrew

scolding woman; very small mouselike animal

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rebuttal

refutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove

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variegated

(esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored