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Chauvinist

a person displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism.

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polygamy

the practice or custom of having more than one wife or husband at the same time.

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barracks

a large building or group of buildings used to house soldiers

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usurer

a person who lends money at unreasonably high rates of interest.

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fugitive

a person who has escaped from captivity or is in hiding

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connoisseur

an expert judge in matters of taste.

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haemorrhage

an escape of blood from a ruptured blood vessel.

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ambidextrous


able to use the right and left hands equally well.

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hypochondriac

a person who is abnormally anxious about their health.

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ingrate

an ungrateful person.

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hearse


a vehicle for conveying the coffin at a funeral.

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ephemeral

lasting for a very short time.

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dopplegänger

double of a living person.

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patriarchal

relating to or denoting a system of society or government controlled by men.

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luddite

a member of any of the bands of English workers who destroyed machinery, especially in cotton and woollen mills, which they believed was threatening their jobs

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anaesthetist

a medical specialist who administers anaesthetics.

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euthanasia

the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma.

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miscellaneous

of various types or from different sources.

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centenary

the hundredth anniversary of a significant event.

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casanova

a man who is passionate about women and has many lovers

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innate

existing from the time an animal or person is born ( inborn ; natural )

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fabricate

1. invent something in order to decieve
2. construct or manufacture ( and industrial product )