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Chateau (shah-toh)

-- noun

1) A fine country estate.

2

Pygmalion complex

-- concept

1) The desire to create or work on someone, something until it's perfect.

3

Abject

-- adjective

1) utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched: abject poverty.

4

Spurn

-- verb

1) to reject with disdain; scorn.

5

Spinsterhood

-- noun

1) a woman still unmarried beyond the usual age of marrying. (Disparaging and Offensive)

6

Boudoir

-- noun

1) a woman's bedroom or private sitting room.

7

Varmint

-- noun
1) an objectionable or undesirable animal, usually predatory, as a coyote or bobcat.

8

Pedigree

-- noun

1) an ancestral line / line of descent: We can trace the pedigree of princes

9

Morass

-- noun

1) a disordered or muddled situation or circumstance, esp one that impedes progress

10

Likewise

-- adverb

1) in like manner.

11

Dissident

-- adjective

1) disagreeing or dissenting, as in opinion or attitude:

12

Enamor

-- verb

1) to fill or inflame with love: a brilliant woman with whom he became enamored.

13

Beseech

-- verb

1) to implore urgently: They besought him to go at once.

14

Monday Morning Quarterback

-- noun

1) a person who passes judgment on and criticizes something after the event.

15

Draconian

-- adjective

1) unusually severe or cruel: Draconian forms of punishment.

16

Rudimentary

-- adjective

1) pertaining to first elementary principles: a rudimentary knowledge of geometry.

17

Obsolescent

-- adjective

1) obsolete: an obsolescent term.

18

Patronize

-- verb

1) to behave in an offensively condescending manner toward: a professor who patronizes his students.

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Corroborate

-- verb

1) to confirm: He corroborated my account of the accident.

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Gratuitous

-- adjective

1) being without apparent reason/cause/justification: a gratuitous insult.

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