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Cognoscente (Kon-Yuh-Shen-tuh)

-- noun

1) A person with superior knowledge and understanding of a particular field, especially in the fine arts, literature, and world of fashion.

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Placid

-- adjective

1) pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed: placid waters.

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Manifest

-- adjective

1) readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain: a manifest error.

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Resound

-- verb

1) to echo or ring with sound, as a place: His name resounds in the pages of history.

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Exultant

-- adjective

1) exulting; highly elated; jubilant; triumphant.

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Praxis

-- noun, plural praxes [prak-seez]

1) practice, as distinguished from theory; application or use, as of knowledge or skills.

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Sup

-- verb

1) to sip: Sup from the chalice of knowledge.

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Prudential

-- adjective

1) exercising prudence.

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Sonorous

-- adjective

1) giving/capable of giving out a deep, resonant sound: a sonorous cavern.

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Dichotomy

-- noun

1) division into two mutually exclusive groups: a dichotomy between thought and action.

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Quadrangle

-- noun

1) a plane figure having four angles and four sides, as a square.

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Antecedent

-- adjective

1) preceding; prior: an antecedent event.

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Panopticon

-- noun

1.
a building, as a prison, hospital, library, or the like, so arranged that all parts of the interior are visible from a single point.

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Gizmo

-- noun

1) a gadget or device: What is this gismo supposed to do?

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Redact

-- verb

1) to revise or edit.

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Titanic

-- adjective

1) enormous, gigantic.

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(ran) Afoul

-- adverb

1) to come into conflict/entangled with: The business had fallen afoul of the new government regulations.

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Enamored

-- verb

1) to fill or inflame with love: to be enamored of a certain lady.

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Altruistic

-- adjective

1) unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others.

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Atomistic

-- adjective

1) composed of many simple elements

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