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ferret

v. search tenaciously for and find smthg

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supplant

v. supersede, replace// another discovery could supplant the original finding

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overhaul

v. take apart in order to examine and repair if necessary

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lob

v. throw or it (bal) in a high arch

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eviscerate

v. weaken, devitalize; disembowel // this recipe __ the peppers and now this sucks!

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redolent

adj. fragrant; suggestive of [ verse __ of Shakespeare]

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macabre

adj. morbid, horrid, disturbing bc involvment w depiction of death. [a ____ series of murders]

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ominous

adj. prophetic, inauspicious, threatening, giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen [___ clouds gathering]

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prim

adj. stiffly neat and respectable. Disapproving of improper

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palpable

adj. touchable or felt; so intense as to be felt; clear, plain to see

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voracious

adj. wanting a lot of food; exceedingly eager [__reader]

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reprise

v. a repetition // It was like a __ of the single life without any of that clichéd bouquet-toss anxiety. n. (law) usually reprises: annual payment out of estate.

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clairvoyance

n. faculty of perceiving things beyond normal sensory contact // she stared at the card as if she could contact its writer by clairvoyance

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ambit

n. scope, bounds of something [within the __of federal law]

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paragon

n. st regarded as perfect example of a particular quality : it would have taken a __ of virtue not to feel viciously jealous

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forebode

v. warn, presentiment of something// her __ing about their future was futile

17

spry

adj. active lively (she looks __ to me

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rhapsodic

adj. an effusively enthusiastic // Their rhapsodic performance changed the atmosphere.

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sedulous

adj. diligent, dedication [he watched himself with the most _____ care]

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keen

adj. eager, astute, sharp, interested in [__on him];[__eye sight]

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innocuous

adj. harmless [it was seen as an ___ question]

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superlative

adj. highest quality or degree [__ wisdom]

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intimate

adj. imply, hint, make known [he had already ___ the he might not be available]

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exuberant

adj. lively; ebullient, buoyant, enthusiastic. New Years Eve

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privy

adj. sharing in the knowledge of (something secret)// he was no longer __ to her innermost thoughts

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pervasive

adj. spreading widley thoughout an area; invasive [ageism is __ and entrenched in our society

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forthright

adj. straightforward, honest

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replete

adj. well supplied w smtg

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meister

denoting a person regarded as skilled or prominent in a specified area of activity [ funk-__ | gag-__]

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martinet

n. drill sergent, slavedriver,demanding strict discipline

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largess

n. generosity (money/gifts upon others) [dispensing his $ with such __-]

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savant

n. learned person esp scientist

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vitality

n. strong and active

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veracity

n. truth, accuracy

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importune

v. implore persistently [I ___ my mom]

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subsume

v. include or absorb something in something else. [__under two broad categories]

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percolate

v. permeate, become spirited // interest in the idea began to __

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acute

ad. piercing, intense [__housing shortage]; shrewd, astute [__ awareness]

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precocious

adj. (of child) developed certain abilities or proclivities at an early age [he was a __ solitary boy]

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convivial

adj. Friendly, agreeable, jovial

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assiduous

adj. attentive, diligent, indefatigable [she was __ in pointing out every feature]

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affable

adj. friendly, good-natured, easy to talk to [what an __ patron

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amiable

adj. friendly, pleasant manner [an __ unassuming fellow]

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effusive

adj. gushing, exuberant, expressing feelings in unrestrained, heartfelt manner

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emphatic

adj. insistent, in a forceful way; to give emphasis (impressive)// __ beauty of the sunset

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brisk

adj. quick, stimulating, curt

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dogged

adj. stubborn tenacity and persistence

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consummate

adj. trained, skilled, showing a high degree of skill and flair; complete or perfect [a __ master of the written word]

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alacrity

n. enthusiasm, brisk and cheerful readiness [he responded with __]

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ardor

n. enthusiasm, fervor