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fluster

【1】v. to put into a state of agitated confusion

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foible

【1】n. a minor flaw or shortcoming in character or behavior

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foil

【1】v. to prevent from being successful; defeat

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foolproof

【1】adj. so simple, plain, or reliable as to leave no opportunity for error, misuse, or failure

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footloose

【1】adj. having no attachments or ties; free to do as one pleases

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forbearance

【1】n. tolerance and restraint in the face of provocation; patience【2】n. kind, gentle, or compassionate treatment especially towards someone who is undeserving of it

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forebear

【1】n. a person from whom one is descended; an ancestor

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forestall

【1】vt. to delay, hinder, or prevent by taking precautionary measures beforehand

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foreword

【1】n. a preface or an introductory note, as for a book, especially by a person other than the author

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formidable

【1】adj. causing fear, dread, or apprehension【2】adj. requiring considerable physical or mental effort

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forthright

【1】adj. free in expressing one's true feelings and opinions【2】adj. free from ambiguity or evasiveness: going straight to the point

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fortify

【1】vt. to give physical strength, courage, or endurance to【2】vt. to prepare (oneself) mentally or emotionally

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foster

【1】vt. to help the growth or development of【2】vt. to bring to maturity through care and education

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founder

【2】vi. to fail utterly【3】vi. to become submerged

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fracas

【1】n. a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups; a rough and often noisy fight usually involving several people

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fracture

【1】n. the act or process of breaking【2】v. to cause to separate into pieces usually suddenly or forcibly

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frail

【1】adj. physically weak【2】adj. easily led astray; morally weak【3】adj. slight, unsubstantial

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fraught

【1】adj. full of or accompanied by something【2】adj. causing or characterized by emotional distress or tension

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frenzy

【1】n. a violent mental or emotional agitation

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fretful

【1】adj. inclined to be vexed or troubled

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friable

【1】adj. easily crumbled or pulverized

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frigid

【1】adj. extremely cold【2】adj. lacking warmth or ardor

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fringe

【1】n. something that resembles such a border or edging【2】v. to be adjacent to

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frivolous

【1】adj. marked by unbecoming levity【2】adj. of little weight or importance

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frothy

【1】adj. made of light thin material【2】adj. gaily frivolous or light in content or treatment

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frowsy

【】frowsy hair 【2】adj. having an unpleasant smell

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frustrate

【1】vt. to prevent from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire【2】vt. to lessen the courage or confidence of

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full-bodied

【1】adj. having importance, significance, or meaningfulness【2】adj. having richness and intensity of flavor or aroma

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fulminate

【1】v. to issue a thunderous verbal attack or denunciation

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fumble

【1】vt. to make awkward attempts to do or find something【2】n. an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy

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furor

【1】n. a state of intense excitement or ecstasy

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furtive

【1】adj. done by stealth

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fussy

【1】adj. taking, showing, or involving great care and effort【2】adj. elaborately and often excessively decorated【3】adj. hard to please

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fusty

【1】adj. rigidly old-fashioned or reactionary【2】adj. saturated with dust and stale odors

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gadfly

【1】n. one that acts as a provocative stimulus【2】n. a person who stimulates or annoys especially by persistent criticism

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gaffe

【1】n. a social or diplomatic blunder【2】n. a blatant mistake or misjudgment

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gainsay

【1】v. to declare false【2】vt. to oppose, especially by contradiction

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gall

【1】vt. irritate, vex【2】n. a deep-seated ill will【3】n. shameless boldness

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galvanize

【1】vt. to stimulate or excite as if by an electric shock

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gambol

【1】vi. to leap about playfully

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gangly

【1】adj. awkwardly tall or long-limbed

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garble

【1】vt. to mix up or distort to such an extent as to make misleading or incomprehensible【2】vt. to remove usually visible impurities from

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garish

【1】adj. marked by strident color or excessive ornamentation

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garrulous

【1】adj. given to excessive and often trivial or rambling talk; tiresomely talkative

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gash

【1】n. a long deep cut【2】v. to make a gash in

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gasification

【1】n. conversion into gas

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gauche

【1】adj. lacking social experience or grace

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gaudy

【1】adj. ostentatiously or tastelessly ornamented, excessively showy

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gauge

【1】n. a measurement (as of linear dimension) according to some standard or system【2】vt. to determine the capacity or contents of

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gear

【1】v. to adjust or adapt so as to make suitable

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genial

【1】adj. having an easygoing and pleasing manner especially in social situations【2】adj. having or showing kindly feeling and sincere interest【3】adj. marked by temperatures that are neither too high nor too low

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genteel

【1】adj. free from vulgarity or rudeness

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germane

【1】adj. being at once relevant and appropriate

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gibe

【1】vt. to deride or tease with taunting words

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giddy

【1】adj. lacking in seriousness or maturity【2】adj.joyfully elated

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gild

【1】vt. to give an often deceptively attractive or improved appearance to

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gist

【1】n. the main point or part

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glaze

【1】vt. to coat with or as if with a glaze【2】vt. to give a smooth glossy surface to

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glib

【1】adj. marked by ease and fluency in speaking or writing often to the point of being insincere or deceitful【2】adj. lacking depth and substance

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glisten

【1】vi. to shine by reflection with a sparkling luster

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glitch

【1】n. a minor malfunction, mishap, or technical problem

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gloat

【1】vi. a feeling of great, often malicious, pleasure or self-satisfaction

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gloss

【1】n. a brief explanation of a difficult or obscure word or expression【2】n. a deceptively attractive external appearance【3】v. to deal with (a subject or problem) too lightly or not at all【4】v. to make (something) seem less bad by offering excuses

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glossy

【1】adj. having a smooth, shiny, lustrous surface

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glut

【1】v. to fill beyond capacity, especially with food

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glutinous

【1】adj. of the nature of or resembling glue

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goad

【1】vt. to incite or rouse as if with a goad

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gobble

【1】vt. to swallow or eat greedily

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goggle

【1】v. to look long and hard in wonder or surprise

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goldbrick

【1】vi. to shirk one's assigned duties or responsibilities

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gorge

【1】n. a narrow steep-walled canyon or part of a canyon【2】vi. to eat greedily or to repletion

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gossamer

【1】n. something light, delicate, or insubstantial【2】adj. extremely light, delicate, or tenuous

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gourmand

【1】n. one who is excessively fond of eating and drinking

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gourmet

【】n. a connoisseur of food and drink

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grandeur

【1】n. nobility or greatness of character

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grandiose

【1】adj. characterized by feigned or affected grandeur【2】adj. characterized by greatness of scope or intent

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grandstand

【1】vi. to play or act so as to impress onlookers

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grate

【1】vt. to make a rasping sound【2】vt. to irritate or annoy persistently

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gratify

【1】vt. to give what is desired to, to please or satisfy

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gratuitous

【1】adj. unnecessary or unwarranted【2】adj. given or granted without return or recompense【3】adj. not needed by the circumstances or to accomplish an end

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green

【】adj. deficient in training, knowledge, or experience

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grimace

【1】v./n. a sharp contortion of the face expressive of pain, disgust or disapproval

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gripe

【1】v. to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely【2】v. to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts

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grisly

【1】adj. inspiring repugnance; gruesome

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groove

【1】v. to take pleasure in

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grotesque

【1】adj. unpleasant to look at

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grovel

【1】vi. to draw back or crouch down in fearful submission

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grueling

【1】adj. requiring much time, effort, or careful attention

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guile

【1】n. the inclination or practice of misleading others through lies or trickery

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gull

【1】v. to cause to believe what is untrue

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gush

【1】v. to flow forth suddenly in great volume【2】vi. to make an exaggerated display of affection or enthusiasm

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gust

【1】n. a sudden intense expression of strong feeling

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guzzle

【1】v. to drink especially liquor greedily, continually, or habitually

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hack

【1】n. a writer who aims solely for commercial success【2】vt. to cut or chop with repeated and irregular blows【3】vt. to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently【4】v. to put up with (something painful or difficult)

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halcyon

【1】adj. free from storms or physical disturbance【2】adj. prosperous, affluent, vigorous growth and well-being especially economically

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hale

【1】adj. free from infirmity or illness; sound【2】v. to cause to follow by applying steady force on

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halfbaked

【1】adj. showing or marked by a lack of good sense or judgment

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hallmark

【1】n. a conspicuous feature or characteristic

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hallow

【1】vt. to respect or honor greatly; revere

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ham-handed

【1】adj. lacking dexterity or grace

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hammer

【1】v. to make repeated efforts especially :to reiterate an opinion or attitude.

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hamper

【1】vt. to restrict the movement of by bonds or obstacles: impede

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hamstring

【1】vt. to make ineffective or powerless

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hangdog

【1】adj. sad, dejected

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hanker

【1】v./n. to have a strong or persistent desire: yearn

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harbinger

【1】n. one that presages or foreshadows what is to come

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harbor

【1】vt. to provide a place, home, or habitat for【2】v. to keep in one's mind or heart

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hard-bitten

【1】adj. able to withstand hardship, strain, or exposure

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hardy

【1】adj. able to withstand hardship, strain, or exposure【2】adj. inclined or willing to take risks

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harness

【1】vt. utilize

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harrow

【1】vt. to inflict great distress or torment on

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harry

【1】v. to disturb or distress by or as if by repeated attacks; harass

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harsh

【1】adj. unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch, disagreeable to one's aesthetic or artistic sense【2】adj. unduly exacting, given to exacting standards of discipline and self-restraint

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hasten

【1】vt. to speed up; accelerate

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haunt

【1】vt. to visit often; frequent【2】vt. to come to mind continually; obsess

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hauteur

【1】n.haughtiness in bearing and attitude; arrogance

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haven

【1】n. a place of safety

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havoc

【1】n. a state in which everything is out of order【2】n. the state or fact of being rendered nonexistent, physically unsound, or useless

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headlong

【1】adj. without deliberation

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hearken

【1】vi. to give respectful attention

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hearten

【1】vt. to give strength, courage, or hope to; encourage

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heartrending

【1】adj. causing intense sorrow or distress

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hedonism

【1】n. the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the sole or chief good in life

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hegemony

【1】n. preponderant influence or authority over others

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heinous

【1】adj. hatefully or shockingly evil, abominable

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hew

【1】vi. confirm, adhere, to hold to something firmly as if by adhesion【2】v. to give steadfast support to

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herald

【1】vt. to make known openly or publicly【2】v. to give a slight indication of beforehand

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heresy

【1】n. a controversial or unorthodox opinion or doctrine, departure from a generally accepted theory, opinion, or practice

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heretical

【1】adj. departure from established beliefs or standards

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hermetic

【1】adj. relating to or characterized by occultism or abstruseness

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hesitance

【1】n. the quality or state of being hesitant, reluctance

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heterodox

【1】adj. holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines, not rigidly following established form, custom, or rules

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hidebound

【1】adj. tending to favor established ideas, conditions, or institutions

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hideous

【1】adj. exceedingly ugly

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hie

【1】vi. to go quickly, hasten

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hike

【1】vi. to rise up, to move from a lower to a higher place or position

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hilarious

【1】adj. marked by or causing hilarity: extremely funny

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histrionic

【1】adj. of or relating to actors, acting, or the theater

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hive

【1】n. a place swarming with activity【2】v. to store up; accumulate

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hoard

【1】v. to keep hidden or private

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hoary

【1】adj. extremely old

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hoax

【1】n./v. to cause to believe what is untrue

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hodgepodge

【1】n. a mixture of dissimilar ingredients; a jumble

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homage

【1】n. expression of high regard: respect

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homely

【1】adj. not attractive or good-looking

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homily

【1】n. an idea or expression that has been used by many people

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homogenize

【1】v. to make agree with a single established standard or model

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hone

【1】v. to sharpen or smooth with a whetstonecrossword-puzzle skills by reading the dictionary

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hoodwink

【1】vt. to take in by deceptive means; deceive

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hortative

【1】adj. giving exhortation

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hovel

【1】n. a small, wretched, and often dirty house

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hubris

【1】n. exaggerated pride or self-confidence

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humble

【1】adj. marked by meekness or modesty in behavior, attitude, or spirit; not arrogant or pridefuluppish, uppity 【 2】adj. showing, expressing, or offered in a spirit of humility or unseemly

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humility

【1】n. the absence of any feelings of being better than others

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husband

【1】vt. to use sparingly or economically

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husk

【1】n. a usually dry or membranous outer covering (as a pod or one composed of bracts) of various seeds and fruits (as barley and corn)【2】v. to remove the natural covering of

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husky

【1】adj. hoarse or rough in quality【2】adj. big and muscular

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hymn

【2】v. to proclaim the glory of

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hypnotic

【1】adj. tending to cause sleep

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hypocritical

【1】adj. not being or expressing what one appears to be or express

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iconoclast

【1】n. a person who does not conform to generally accepted standards or customs

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idolatrize

【1】v. admires intensely and often blindly

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idyll

【1】n. a carefree episode or experience

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ignominy

【1】n. the state of having lost the esteem of others

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illuminati

【1】n. persons who claim to be unusually enlightened【2】n. individuals carefully selected as being the best of a class

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illusory

【1】adj. produced by, based on, or having the nature of an illusion

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imbibe

【1】v. to take in (something liquid) through small openings

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imbroglio

【1】n. an intricate or complicated situation【2】n. an often noisy or angry expression of differing opinions

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immaculate

【1】adj. free from dirt or stain; free from any trace of the coarse or indecentsullied 【2】adj. being entirely without fault or flaw

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immanent

【1】adj. being a part of the innermost nature of a person or thing

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immaterial

【1】adj. not composed of matter【2】adj. of no importance or relevance

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immemorial

【1】adj. dating or surviving from the distant past

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immure

【1】v. to confine within or as if within walls

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impeccable

【1】adj. free from sin, guilt or blame【2】adj. free from fault or blame

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impecunious

【1】adj. having very little or no money

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impending

【1】adj. being soon to appear or take place

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impenitent

【1】adj. not feeling or expressing humble or regretful pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

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imperative

【1】n. a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned【2】adj. forcing one's compliance or participation by or as if by law【3】adj. needing immediate attention【4】adj. impossible to do without

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imperial

【1】adj. of, relating to, or suggestive of an empire or a sovereign, especially an emperor or empress【2】adj. large and impressive in size, grandeur, extent, or conception

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imperious

【1】adj. fond of ordering people around【2】adj. arrogantly domineering or overbearing【3】adj. intensely compelling

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impertinent

【1】adj. not having a clear decisive relevance to the matter in handyou are applying.【2】adj. given to or characterized by insolent rudeness

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imperturbable

【1】adj. marked by extreme calm, impassivity, and steadiness

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impervious

【1】adj. not allowing entrance or passage【2】adj. not capable of being damaged or harmed【3】adj. not capable of being affected or disturbed

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impetuous

【1】adj. marked by impulsive vehemence or passion【2】adj. marked by force and violence of movement or action

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impious

【1】adj. lacking reverence for holy or sacred matters

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implacable

【1】adj. sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion【2】adj. not capable of being appeased, significantly changed, or mitigated

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implode

【1】v. to collapse inward violently

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imposing

【1】adj. impressive in size, bearing, dignity, or grandeur

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importune

【1】vt. to make a request to (someone) in an earnest or urgent manner

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impostor

【1】n. one that assumes false identity or title for the purpose of deception

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impromptu

【1】n. something, such as a speech, that is made or done extemporaneously【2】adj. composedwithout previous preparation

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impudent

【1】adj. marked by contemptuous or cocky boldness or disregard of others

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impugn

【1】v. to attack as false or questionable; challenge in argument

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impuissance

【1】n. lack of power or effectivenes

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inadvertent

【1】adj. happening by chance【2】adj. marked by unintentional lack of care

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inalienable

【1】adj. cannot be transferred to another or others

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inane

【1】adj. lacking significance, meaning, or point

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inaugurate

【1】vt. to induct into an office by a formal ceremony【2】vt. to cause to begin, especially officially or formally

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incandescent

【1】adj. strikingly bright, radiant, or clear【2】adj. characterized by glowing zeal

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incantation

【1】n. a spoken word or set of words believed to have magic power