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Idiolect

-- noun

1) a person's individual speech pattern.

2

Bereave

-- verb

1) to deprive and make desolate, especially by death: Illness bereaved them of their mother.

3

Halcyon

-- adjective

1) calm; peaceful; tranquil: halcyon weather.

4

Variegation

-- noun

1) Something that is variegated.

5

Bedraggled

-- adjective

1) limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.

6

Troglodyte

-- noun

1) a prehistoric cave dweller.

7

Voracious

-- adjective

1) craving or consuming large quantities of food:
a voracious appetite.

8

Lawyerly

-- adjective

1) resembling a lawyer or lawyers: These are our buildings, not the exclusive domain of lawyerly folk in wigs and gowns.

9

Exfiltrate

-- verb

1) to smuggle out of an area under enemy control.

10

Intemperate

-- adjective

1) not temperate; unrestrained; unbridled.

11

Punctuate

-- verb

1) to interrupt at intervals: Cheers punctuated the mayor's speech.

2) to give emphasis or force to.

12

Arcana

-- noun

1) secrets or mysteries: his knowledge of federal budget arcana is legendary.

13

Confabulate

-- verb

1) to converse informally; chat.

14

Deracinate

-- verb

1) to pull up by the roots or to isolate one from a native or customary environment.

15

Conduit

-- noun

1) a pipe, tube, or some natural passage for conveying something.

16

Reprehensible

-- adjective

1) deserving of reproof, rebuke, or censure; blameworthy.

17

Nom de guerre

-- noun

1) pseudonym / an assumed name, as one under which a person fights/works/etc.

18

Stem-winder

-- adjective

1) something remarkable of its kind.

19

Boondoggle

-- noun

1) waste of money or time on unnecessary/questionable projects.

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Bedevil

-- verb

1) to torment or harass maliciously or diabolically.

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