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Engender

-- verb

1) to produce/cause/give rise to: Hatred engenders violence.

2

Exuberant

-- adjective

1) effusively/uninhibitedly enthusiastic or lavishly abundant: an exuberant welcome for the hero.

3

Benedictive

-- adjective

1) relating to a blessing.

4

Ancillary

-- adjective

1) something serving in an assistant capacity: The Slides are an ancilliary to be used with the basic textbook.

5

Herculean

-- adjective

1) very hard to perform: Digging the tunnel was a herculean task.

6

Cull

-- verb

1) to collect; gather.

7

Privation

-- noun

1) lack of the usual comforts or necessaries of life: His life of privation began to affect his health.

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Interpose

-- verb

1) to place between or intervene: to interpose an opaque body between a light and the eye.

9

Curriculum Vitae or Curricula Vitae (pl)

-- noun

1) an outline of a person's educational and professional history, usually prepared for job applications.

10

Untoward

-- adjective

1) improper/unfavorable/unfortunate: Untoward circumstances forced him into bankruptcy.

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Inadvertent

-- adjective

1) unintentional: an inadvertent insult.

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Remark

-- verb

1) to say casually: Someone remarked that tomorrow would be a warm day.

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Advertent

-- adjective

1) attentive; heedful.

14

Inducement

-- noun

1) something that influences some action or state of mind: to induce a person to buy a raffle ticket.

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Pusillanimity

-- noun

1) the state or condition of being timid or cowardly.

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Faustian

-- adjective

1) sacrificing spiritual values for power, knowledge, or material gain: a Faustian pact with the Devil.

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Meander

-- verb

1) to proceed by or take a winding or indirect course: The stream meandered through the valley.

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Magnum Opus

-- noun

1) a great work, especially the chief work of a writer or artist: Proust's magnum opus is Remembrance of Things Past.

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Relinquish

-- verb

1) to renounce or surrender: to relinquish the throne.

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Logicize

-- verb

1) to make logical /give logical form to: to logicize a sequence of events.

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