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Leviathan

-- noun

1) Any huge marine animal, as the whale.

2

Derelict

-- adjective

1) abandoned: a derelict ship.

-- noun

2) a vagrant / bum.

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Voluptuary

-- noun

1) a person devoted to the pursuit / enjoyment of luxury and sensual pleasure.

-- adjective

2) characterized by preoccupation with luxury and sensual pleasure: voluptuary tastes.

4

Circumferential

-- adjective

1) circuitous or indirect: a circumferential manner of speech.

5

Predicate

-- verb

1) to base: He predicated his behavior on his faith in humanity.

6

Babelize

-- verb

1) to make a confusion of or confound.

7

Vitiate

-- verb

1) to invalidate or weaken the effectiveness of: to vitiate a claim.

8

Coruscate

-- verb

1) to emit vivid flashes of light, gleam or sparkle.

9

Sedate

-- adjective

1) calm, quiet or composed: a sedate party.

10

Vomitous

-- adjective

1) repugnant / disgusting / nauseating: vomitous business methods.

11

Unputdownable

-- adjective

1) so interesting / suspenseful as to compel reading.

12

Offing

-- noun

1) the more distant part of the sea seen from the shore.

13

Cineaste

-- noun

1) any person professionally associated with filmmaking.

14

Inveigle

-- verb

1) to entice / lure / obtain by flattery, artful or beguiling talk or inducements: to inveigle a person into playing bridge. to inveigle a theater pass from a person.

15

Bellwether

-- noun

1) a person or thing that assumes the leadership or forefront, as of a profession or industry: Paris is a bellwether of the fashion industry.

16

Hebetude

-- noun

1) the state of being dull or lethargy.

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Reify

-- verb

1) to convert into or regard as a concrete thing: to reify a concept.

18

Lacustrine

-- adjective

1) of / relating to a lake.

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Ludic

-- adjective

1) playful in an aimless way: the ludic behavior of kittens.

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Aeonian

-- adjective

1) eternal / everlasting.

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