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Ablution

— noun

1) a cleansing with water or other liquid.

2) the liquid thus used.

— Related forms

ab·lu·tion·ar·y, adjective

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Abreaction

—noun

1) release of emotional tension achieved through recalling a repressed traumatic experience.

—Related forms

ab·re·ac·tive [ab-ree-ak-tiv] , adjective

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Abstruse

—adjective

1) hard to understand; recondite; esoteric: abstruse theories.

—Related forms

ab·struse·ly, adverb
ab·struse·ness, noun

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Affable

—adjective

1) warmly polite and friendly: an affable and courteous gentleman.

—Related forms

af·fa·bil·i·ty, af·fa·ble·ness, noun
af·fa·bly, adverb
un·af·fa·ble, adjective
un·af·fa·ble·ness, noun
un·af·fa·bly, adverb

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Amble

—verb

1) a slow stroll.

—Related forms

am·bler, noun
am·bling·ly, adverb

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Ambulate

—verb

1) to move from place to place.

—Related forms

am·bu·lat·ed, verb
am·bu·lat·ing, verb
am·bu·la·tion, noun
am·bu·la·tor, noun

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Argot

—noun

1) Jargon: sociologists' argot.

—Related forms

ar·got·ic [ahr-got-ik] , adjective

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Arrant

—adjective

1) downright; thorough; unmitigated; notorious: an arrant fool.

—Related forms

ar·rant·ly, adverb

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Assiduous

—adjective

1) persistent: assiduous reading.

—Related forms

as·sid·u·ous·ly, adverb
as·sid·u·ous·ness, noun
un·as·sid·u·ous, adjective
un·as·sid·u·ous·ly, adverb
un·as·sid·u·ous·ness, noun

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Astringent

—adjective

1) harsh or caustic: his astringent criticism.

—Related forms

as·trin·gen·cy, noun
as·trin·gent·ly, adverb
non·as·trin·gen·cy, noun
non·as·trin·gent, adjective
non·as·trin·gent·ly, adverb

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Augury

—noun

1) an omen.

—Related forms

au·gu·ral, adjective

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Aureate

—adjective

1) golden or gilded.

—Related forms

au·re·ate·ly, adverb
au·re·ate·ness, noun

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Bedeck

—verb

1) to adorn.

—Related forms

un·be·decked, adjective

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Besmirch

—verb

1) to soil or tarnish.

—Related forms

be·smirch·er, noun
un·be·smirched, adjective

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Bon vivant

—noun

1) one who lives luxuriously.

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Bookish

—adjective

1) devoted to reading or study.

—Related forms

book·ish·ly, adverb
book·ish·ness, noun
non·book·ish, adjective
non·book·ish·ly, adverb
non·book·ish·ness, noun
o·ver·book·ish, adjective
o·ver·book·ish·ly, adverb
o·ver·book·ish·ness, noun
un·book·ish, adjective
un·book·ish·ly, adverb
un·book·ish·ness, noun

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Brickbat

—noun

1) an unkind or unfavorable remark: The critics greeted the play with brickbats.

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Cabal

—noun

1) a small group of secret plotters.

—Related forms

ca·bal·ler, noun

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Canny

—adjective

1) circumspect; shrewd; skilled: a canny negotiator.

—Related forms

can·ni·ness, noun
o·ver·can·ny, adjective
can·ni·ly, adverb

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Dilettante

—noun

1) someone who dabbles in something merely for amusement.

—Related forms

dil·et·tan·tish, adjective

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