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Preponderant

-- adjective

1) superior in weight, force, influence, numbers, etc.; prevailing: a preponderant misconception.

2

Theosophical

-- noun

1) relating to philosophical or religious thought based on a mystical insight into the divine nature.

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Supplicant

-- noun

1) a parishioner or one who entreats humbly.

4

Somnambulant

-- adjective

1) walking or tending to walk while asleep: The fact that the Bush administration was strangely somnambulant about the al-Qaeda threat is puzzling.

5

Aplomb

-- noun

1) imperturbable self-possession, poise, or assurance.

6

Wax Eloquent

-- idiom

1) to talk a lot in a way that expresses emotion or enthusiasm: He waxed eloquent on/about the pleasures of gardening.

7

Delirium

-- noun

1) an acutely disturbed state of mind.

8

Cipher

-- noun / verb

1) a secret or disguised way of writing; a code: he was writing cryptic notes in a cipher.

9

Witticism

-- noun

1) a witty remark or sentence.

10

Stultify

-- verb

1) to hamper, suppress or make ineffectual: Menial work can stultify the mind.

11

Sturm und Drang (Shtuurm und Drahng)

-- noun

1) tumult; turmoil; upheaval: In a year filled with corporate Sturm und Drang, the company was headed by no fewer than three different CEOs

12

Prodigious

-- adjective

1) extraordinary in size/amount/extent/etc.: a prodigious research grant.

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Contravention

-- noun

1) action counter to something.

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Bequest

-- noun

1) a disposition in a will: A small bequest allowed her to live independently.

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Antiquated

-- adjective

1) old-fashioned/obsolete: The spinning wheel is an antiquated machine.

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Besiege

-- verb

1) to crowd around or surround: Vacationers besieged the travel office.

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Bereft

-- adjective

1) deprived: He is bereft of all happiness.

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Henceforth

-- adverb

1) from now on; from this point forward.

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Categorical

-- adjective

1) without exceptions or conditions: a categorical denial.

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Obese

-- adjective

1) very fat or overweight; corpulent.

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