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Enceinte (in-saynt)

-- adjective

1) pregnant.

2

Corpulent

-- adjective

1) fat

3

Illumine

-- verb

1) to illuminate.

4

Paradigm

-- noun

1) A model or framework: the company’s business paradigm.

5

Personify

-- verb

1) to embody a quality in a real person or thing: He personifies the ruthless ambition of some executives.

6

Sloganeer

-- verb / noun

1) To use or create slogans, especially in an effort to change public opinion.

7

Apparition

-- noun

1) a ghost; a specter or phantom: a ghostly apparition at midnight.

8

Dispensation

-- noun

1) exemption from a rule or usual requirement: although she was too young, she was given special dispensation to play two matches.

9

Rectilinear

-- adjective

1) forming, characterized or moving in a straight line.

10

Multitudinous

-- adjective

1) very numerous.

11

Non sequitur

-- noun

1) a statement containing an illogical conclusion.

12

Odious

-- adjective

1) highly offensive, repugnant, disgusting or detestable.

13

Pantomime

-- noun

1) the art or technique of conveying emotions, actions, feelings by gestures without speech.

14

Sophomoric

-- adjective

1) intellectually pretentious, overconfident, conceited but immature: sophomoric questions.

15

Avarice

-- noun

1) insatiable greed for riches.

Related forms

Avaricious, Adjective

16

Heterogenous

-- adjective

1) diverse in character or content: a large and heterogeneous collection.

17

Highfalutin

-- adjective

1) pompous; bombastic; haughty; pretentious.

18

Castigate

-- verb

1) to criticize or reprimand severely.

19

Surreptitious

-- adjective

1) obtained/done/made/etc. by stealth/secret/etc.: a surreptitious glance.

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Extrude

-- verb

1) to thrust/force/press out: to extrude molten rock.

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