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Arrogate

—verb

1) to claim without warrant: to arrogate the right to make decisions.

—Related forms

ar·ro·gat·ing·ly, adverb
ar·ro·ga·tion, noun
ar·ro·ga·tor, noun
un·ar·ro·gat·ed, adjective
un·ar·ro·gat·ing, adjective

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Blight

—noun

1) a cause of impairment or ruin: Extravagance was the blight of the family.

—Related forms

blight·ing·ly, adverb
un·blight·ed, adjective
un·blight·ed·ly, adverb
un·blight·ed·ness, noun

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Deleterious

—adjective

1) harmful: deleterious gases.

—Related forms

del·e·te·ri·ous·ly, adverb
del·e·te·ri·ous·ness, noun
non·del·e·te·ri·ous, adjective
non·del·e·te·ri·ous·ly, adverb
non·del·e·te·ri·ous·ness, noun
un·del·e·te·ri·ous, adjective
un·del·e·te·ri·ous·ly, adverb
un·del·e·te·ri·ous·ness, noun

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Dissemble

—verb

1) to mislead: to dissemble one's incompetence in business.

—Related forms

dis·sem·bler, noun
dis·sem·bling·ly, adverb
un·dis·sem·bled, adjective
un·dis·sem·bling, adjective
un·dis·sem·bling·ly, adverb
well-dis·sem·bled, adjective

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Fortuitous

—adjective

1) lucky: a series of fortuitous events that advanced her career.

—Related forms

for·tu·i·tous·ly, adverb
for·tu·i·tous·ness, noun
non·for·tu·i·tous, adjective
non·for·tu·i·tous·ly, adverb
non·for·tu·i·tous·ness, noun
un·for·tu·i·tous, adjective
un·for·tu·i·tous·ly, adverb
un·for·tu·i·tous·ness, noun

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Investiture

—noun

1) a ceremony to confer authority.

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Libertine

—noun

1) one who is morally unrestrained.

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Maudlin

—adjective

1) overly sentimental.

—Related forms

maud·lin·ism, noun
maud·lin·ly, adverb
maud·lin·ness, noun
un·maud·lin, adjective
un·maud·lin·ly, adverb

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Obfuscate

—verb

1) to make unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information.

—Related forms

ob·fus·ca·tion, noun
ob·fus·ca·to·ry [ob-fuhs-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
un·ob·fus·cat·ed, adjective

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Opine

—verb

1) to express an opinion.

—Related forms

un·o·pined, adjective

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Ossify

—verb

1) to harden like bone.

—Related forms

os·si·fi·er, noun
un·os·si·fy·ing, adjective

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Ostentation

—noun

1) to show off

—Related forms

non·os·ten·ta·tion, noun

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Plucky

—adjective

1) courageous: The drowning swimmer was rescued by a plucky schoolboy.

—Related forms

pluck·i·ly, adverb
pluck·i·ness, noun

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Profligate

—adjective

1) shamelessly immoral.

—Related forms

prof·li·gate·ly, adverb
prof·li·gate·ness, noun

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Raconteur

—noun

1) a skilled story teller.

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Recondite

—adjective

1) difficult to understand: a recondite treatise.

—Related forms

rec·on·dite·ly, adverb
rec·on·dite·ness, noun
un·rec·on·dite, adjective

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Sedition

—noun

1) promotion of discontent or rebellion.

—Related forms

an·ti·se·di·tion, adjective

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Sobriquet

—noun

1) a nickname.

—Related forms

so·bri·quet·i·cal, adjective

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Tyro

—noun

1) a novice.

—Related forms

ty·ron·ic [tahy-ron-ik] , adjective

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Wily

—adjective

1) cunning.

—Related forms

wil·i·ly, adverb
wil·i·ness, noun
o·ver·wil·y, adjective
un·wil·y, adjective

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