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dundrearies

n. long sideburns

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foundling

n. orphan, abandonded child discovered and cared for by others

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canape

n. pastry with savory topping often served w drinks at reception; sofa

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oars

n. pole with flat blade used to steer boat

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coercion

n. pressure, intimidation, duress, persuade threat

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raconteur

n. skilled story teller

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sarcophagus

n. stone coffin typically adorned

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duress

n. threat, hardship, coercion, compulsion by threat or force

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cudgel

n. weapon: short thick stick v. beat

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bludgeon

n.a thick stick with a heavy end used as a weapon v. [a rhetorical __in the war against conservatism]

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proselytize

v. (attempt) convert from one belief to another [no amount of _____ was going to change their minds]

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preen

v. beautify, groom self. To be proud. [he __ed himself on having graduated]

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waft

v. carry, float lightly [the breeze ___ed the sound of music]

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cajole

v. coax, deceive, persuade through sustained flattery

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gilded

v. covered thinly with gold leaf or gold paint

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disabused

v. debunk, disillusion, persuade that an idea is mistaken [he quickly __me of my belief]

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flout

v. defy, disregard smth[a __ of the recently adopted code regarding floating]

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titter

v. give a short, have suppressed laugh; giggle

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wangle

v. obtain by persuading others to comply or by manipulating events [ethics violations in ___ing support of study]

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simper

v. smile/ gesture in an affectedly coquettish manner [she __ed] n. [an exaggerated __]

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diaphanous

adj. (esp. fabric) light delicate and translucent

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nascent

adj. coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential (esp. of process, organization ) [Im reading over Michael's __ essay]

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primordial

adj. earliest, existing from the beginning of a time; basic and fundamental

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inchoate

adj. just begun, not fully developed, rudimentary, disorganized

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eponymous

adj. named after person [Roseanne's ___ hit TV series]; Romulus, the __ founder of Rome.

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concomitant

adj. naturally accompanying or associated [she loved travel, w all its __ worries]

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ancillary

adj. subordinate, auxiliary [the development of ____ services to support its products]

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vector

n. a course to be taken by an aircraft

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diatribe

n. a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone/thing (repeated __against the senator)

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latchkey

n. a key of an outer door of a house

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vat

n. a large tank or tub used to hold liquid esp in industry

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sobriquet

n. a person's nickname

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vernissage

n. a private viewing of paintings before public exhibition

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riposte

n. a quick clever reply to an insult or criticism

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colonnade

n. a row of columns supporting a roof; a row of trees or other tall objects

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trowel

n. a small hand held flat pointed blade for gardening

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appendage

n. a thing that is added or attached to something larger or more important [they treat Scotland as a mere __ of England]

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accoutrement

n. additional items of dress/equipment [the ___of religious ritual]

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affront

n. an insult, something that causes outrage or offense

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almanac

n. annual handbook containing info of general interest

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philippic

n. bitter attack, denunciation// we couldn't escape her scathing __

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acrimony

n. bitterness or ill feeling, animosity [quagmire of lawsuits, ___, and finger pointing]

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arcade

n. covered passageway with arches along one or both sides

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vituperation

n. criticism, scolding, reprimand; invective [I don't want to hear more of your __]

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vitriol

n. cruel criticism

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comestibles

n. food, edibles [ a fridge groaning with __]

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denizen

n. inhabitant, occupant of particular place

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contumelies

n. insolent or insulting language/ treatment

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siphon

n. j shaped pipe for moving liquid

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queue

n. line, row, sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed