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philanderer

v. (man) frequently enter into causual sexual relationships, adulterer

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vex

v. agitate, plague, provoke, afflict

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belie

v. disprove, contradict, disguise [his lively alert manner ____ his years

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abet

v. incite, provoke, assist in wrong doing

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malign

v. slander, denigrate, defame//to __an honorable woman

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traduce

v. slander, to speak maliciously and falsely of

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besmirch

v. taint, smear, to damage the reputation of [___the Ventura name]

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intrepid

adj. Fearless; adventurous

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posthumous

adj. after death

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insensate

adj. apathetic, lacking physical sensation, lacking sympathy, lacking reason [___body]

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supercilious

adj. behaving or looking as though thinks one is superior to others

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verdant

adj. green with grass, vegetation; unripe

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moribund

adj. in terminal decline, lacking vitality

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dissolute

adj. indifferent to moral restraints. licentious [it's a __ movie]

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prurient

adj. lascivious, salacious, having/encouraging excessive interest in sexual matters

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supine

adj. lying face upward

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insular

adj. narrow-minded. aloof. isolated, relating to an island

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secular

adj. no religious or spiritual basis

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licentious

adj. promiscuous, sexually unrestrained

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recalcitrant

adj. rebellious, uncontrollable, obstinate, resisting authority. disobedient. hard to operate

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myopic

adj. shortsighted, nearsighted, narrow minded

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stolid

adj. unemotional

23

marquee

n. Rooflike projection over the entrance to a building

24

edema

n. a condition characterized by an excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities of body. Also, dropsy

25

psoriasis

n. a skin disease marked by red itchy scaly patches

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wharf

n. a structure built on the shore of or projecting into a harbor, strem, etc. for loading/ unloading

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squall

n. a sudden violent gust of wind or a localized storm esp one bringing rain snow; v. a loud cry

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plateau

n. an area of relatively level high ground. [placed on a ___]

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perfidy

n. betrayal, treachery, deliberate breach of trust//the extent and _ of the scam is just coming to light.

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parturition

n. childbirth, the act or process of giving birth

31

talon

n. claw; sholder of bolt lock used to lock

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hubris

n. cockiness, pretension, excessive pride or self-confidence [it is my ___ that stultifies me]

33

phrenology

n. detailed study of shape/size of cranium as supposed indication fo character/ mental abilities

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gravitas

n. dignity, seriousness, or solemnity of manner [he responded with ___ ]

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coda

n. ending, epilogue, the concluding passage of a piece/movement

36

meningitis

n. infection leading to inflammation of brain membranes (meninges): fever, light sensitivity, rigidity. serious: convulsions, delirium, and death

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entrails

n. intestines or internal organs

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thyroid

n. large ductless gland in the neck that secretes hormones regulating growth and development through the rate of metabolism

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eczema

n. med condition where patches of skin become rough and inflamed with blisters that cause itching and bleeding

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cachet

n. prestige, state of being respected [no other company had quite the ____ of Peace Corps]; stature

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legerdemain

n. sleight of hand, trickery

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ethnology

n. study of the characteristics of various peoples and the differences and relationships among them

43

Islam

n. submission

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lobotomy

n. surgical operation involving incision into the prefontal lobe of the brain , formally used to treat mental illness

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pedagogy

n. teaching, science of teaching

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euthanasia

n. the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma [ child subjected to __]

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rattan

n. the thin pliable stems of a palm used to make furniture

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flail

n. threshing tool, wooden staff and short heavy stick

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disparage

v. belittle, regard or represent as being of little worth

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patronize

v. condescend, deign