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Enfranchise

to grant a franchise to; admit to citizenship, especially to the right of voting. | to endow (a city, constituency, etc.) with municipal or parliamentary rights. | to set free; liberate, as from slavery. | to grant the power of voting to, esp as a right of citizenship | to liberate, as from servitude | (in England) to invest (a town, city, etc) with the right to be represented in Parliament | (English law) to convert (leasehold) to freehold

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Noxious

harmful or injurious to health or physical well-being: noxious fumes. | morally harmful; corrupting; pernicious: a noxious plan to spread dissension. | poisonous or harmful | harmful to the mind or morals; corrupting

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Placid

pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed: placid waters. | having a calm appearance or nature

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Remuneration

the act of remunerating. | something that remunerates; reward; pay: He received little remuneration for his services. | the act of remunerating | pay; recompense

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Bilk

to defraud; cheat: He bilked the government of almost a million dollars. | to evade payment of (a debt). | to frustrate: a career bilked by poor health. | to escape from; elude: to bilk one's pursuers. | a cheat; swindler. | a trick; fraud; deceit. | to balk; thwart | (often foll by of) to cheat or deceive, esp to avoid making payment to | to escape from; elude | (cribbage) to play a card that hinders (one's opponent) from scoring in his or her crib

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Engender

to produce, cause, or give rise to: Hatred engenders violence. | to beget; procreate. | to be produced or caused; come into existence: Conditions for a war were engendering in Europe. | (transitive) to bring about or give rise to; produce or cause | to be born or cause to be born; bring or come into being

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Hangar

a shed or shelter. | any relatively wide structure used for housing airplanes or airships. | to keep (an aircraft) in a hangar: She spent a fortune hangaring her plane. | a large workshop or building for storing and maintaining aircraft

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Abasement

to reduce or lower, as in rank, office, reputation, or estimation; humble; degrade. | Archaic. to lower; put or bring down: He abased his head. | to humble or belittle (oneself, etc) | to lower or reduce, as in rank or estimation

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Harangue

a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe. | a long, passionate, and vehement speech, especially one delivered before a public gathering. | any long, pompous speech or writing of a tediously hortatory or didactic nature; sermonizing lecture or discourse. | to address in a harangue. | to deliver a harangue. | to address (a person or crowd) in an angry, vehement, or forcefully persuasive way | a loud, forceful, or angry speech

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Replete

abundantly supplied or provided; filled (usually followed by with): a speech replete with sentimentality. | stuffed or gorged with food and drink. | complete: a scholarly survey, replete in its notes and citations. | Entomology. (among honey ants) a worker with a distensible crop in which honeydew and nectar are stored for the use of the colony. | (often foll by with) copiously supplied (with); abounding (in) | having one's appetite completely or excessively satisfied by food and drink; stuffed; gorged; satiated

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Abrogate

to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal: to abrogate a law. | to put aside; put an end to. | (transitive) to cancel or revoke formally or officially; repeal; annul

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Enigma

a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation: His disappearance is an enigma that has given rise to much speculation. | a person of puzzling or contradictory character: To me he has always been an enigma, one minute completely insensitive, the next moved to tears. | a saying, question, picture, etc., containing a hidden meaning; riddle. | (initial capital letter) a German-built enciphering machine developed for commercial use in the early 1920s and later adapted and appropriated by German and other Axis powers for military use through World War II. | a person, thing, or situation that is mysterious, puzzling, or ambiguous

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Harbingers

a person who goes ahead and makes known the approach of another; herald. | anything that foreshadows a future event; omen; sign: Frost is a harbinger of winter. | a person sent in advance of troops, a royal train, etc., to provide or secure lodgings and other accommodations. | to act as harbinger to; herald the coming of. | a person or thing that announces or indicates the approach of something; forerunner | (obsolete) a person sent in advance of a royal party or army to obtain lodgings for them | (transitive) to announce the approach or arrival of

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Plaudit

an enthusiastic expression of approval: Her portrayal of Juliet won the plaudits of the critics. | a demonstration or round of applause, as for some approved or admired performance. | an expression of enthusiastic approval or approbation | a round of applause

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Ensconce

to settle securely or snugly: I found her in the library, ensconced in an armchair. | to cover or shelter; hide securely: He ensconced himself in the closet in order to eavesdrop. | to establish or settle firmly or comfortably: ensconced in a chair | to place in safety; hide

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Lachrymose

suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful. | given to shedding tears readily; tearful. | given to weeping; tearful | mournful; sad

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Repudiate

to reject as having no authority or binding force: to repudiate a claim. | to cast off or disown: to repudiate a son. | to reject with disapproval or condemnation: to repudiate a new doctrine. | to reject with denial: to repudiate a charge as untrue. | to refuse to acknowledge and pay (a debt), as a state, municipality, etc. | to reject the authority or validity of; refuse to accept or ratify: Congress repudiated the treaty that the President had negotiated | to refuse to acknowledge or pay (a debt) | to cast off or disown (a son, lover, etc)

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Abstemious

sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet. | characterized by abstinence: an abstemious life. | sparing: an abstemious diet. | moderate or sparing, esp in the consumption of alcohol or food; temperate

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Crepuscular

of, pertaining to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct. | Zoology. appearing or active in the twilight, as certain bats and insects. | of or like twilight; dim | (of certain insects, birds, and other animals) active at twilight or just before dawn

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Rescind

to abrogate; annul; revoke; repeal. | to invalidate (an act, measure, etc.) by a later action or a higher authority. | (transitive) to annul or repeal

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Abstruse

hard to understand; recondite; esoteric: abstruse theories. | Obsolete. secret; hidden. | not easy to understand; recondite; esoteric

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Blunderbuss

a short musket of wide bore with expanded muzzle to scatter shot, bullets, or slugs at close range. | an insensitive, blundering person. | an obsolete short musket with large bore and flared muzzle, used to scatter shot at short range | (informal) a clumsy unsubtle person

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Envenom

to impregnate with venom; make poisonous. | to embitter. | to fill or impregnate with venom; make poisonous | to fill with bitterness or malice

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Oblique

neither perpendicular nor parallel to a given line or surface; slanting; sloping. | (of a solid) not having the axis perpendicular to the plane of the base. | diverging from a given straight line or course. | not straight or direct, as a course. | indirectly stated or expressed; not straightforward: oblique remarks about the candidate's honesty. | indirectly aimed at or reached, as ends or results; deviously achieved. | morally, ethically, or mentally wrong; underhand; perverse. | Typography. (of a letter) slanting toward the right, as a form of sans-serif, gothic, or square-serif type. | Rhetoric. indirect (applied to discourse in which the original words of a speaker or writer are assimilated to the language of the reporter). | Anatomy. pertaining to muscles running obliquely in the body as opposed to those running transversely or longitudinally.

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Plumage

the entire feathery covering of a bird. | feathers collectively. | the layer of feathers covering the body of a bird

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Tenacious

holding fast; characterized by keeping a firm hold (often followed by of): a tenacious grip on my arm; tenacious of old habits. | highly retentive: a tenacious memory. | pertinacious, persistent, stubborn, or obstinate. | adhesive or sticky; viscous or glutinous. | holding together; cohesive; not easily pulled asunder; tough. | holding or grasping firmly; forceful: a tenacious grip | retentive: a tenacious memory | stubborn or persistent: a tenacious character | holding together firmly; tough or cohesive: tenacious cement | tending to stick or adhere: tenacious mud

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Accolade

any award, honor, or laudatory notice: The play received accolades from the press. | a light touch on the shoulder with the flat side of the sword or formerly by an embrace, done in the ceremony of conferring knighthood. | the ceremony itself. | Music. a brace joining several staves. | Architecture. an archivolt or hood molding having more or less the form of an ogee arch. a decoration having more or less the form of an ogee arch, cut into a lintel or flat arch. | strong praise or approval; acclaim | an award or honour | the ceremonial gesture used to confer knighthood, originally an embrace, now a touch on the shoulder with a sword | a rare word for brace (sense 7) | (architect) a curved ornamental moulding, esp one having the shape of an ogee arch

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Ephemeral

lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory: the ephemeral joys of childhood. | lasting but one day: an ephemeral flower. | anything short-lived, as certain insects. | lasting for only a short time; transitory; short-lived: ephemeral pleasure | a short-lived organism, such as the mayfly | a plant that completes its life cycle in less than one year, usually less than six months

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Acquiesce

to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent: to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan. | (intransitive; often foll by in or to) to comply (with); assent (to) without protest

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Bombast

speech too pompous for an occasion; pretentious words. | Obsolete. cotton or other material used to stuff garments; padding. | Obsolete, bombastic. | pompous and grandiloquent language | (obsolete) material used for padding

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Epicure

a person who cultivates a refined taste, especially in food and wine; connoisseur. | Archaic. a person dedicated to sensual enjoyment. | a person who cultivates a discriminating palate for the enjoyment of good food and drink; gourmet | a person devoted to sensual pleasures