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Heteromorphic

adj. occurring in two or more different forms, esp. at different stages in the life cycle

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Condign

adj. (of punishment or retribution) appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing

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Costive

adj. slow or reluctant in speech or action

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Georgic

n. a poem or book dealing with agriculture or rural ropics

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Natty

adj. (esp of a person or an article of clothing) smart and fashionable

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Sophistry

n. the use of fallacious arguments, esp. with the intention of deceiving

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Drab

adj. lacking brightness or interest

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Insipidity

adj. lacking flavor, vigor, or interest

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Casuistic

n. relating to a person who uses clever but unsound reasoning, esp. in relation to moral questions; a sophist

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Malefactions

n. a crime

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Risque

adj. slightly indecent or liable to shock

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Denouement

n. the final part of a play or move in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved

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Iota

n. an extremely small amount

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Impuissant

adj. powerless

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Peremptory

adj. (esp. of a person's manner or actions) insisting on immediate attention or obedience, esp. in a brusquely imperious way

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Allay

v. relieve or alleviate; diminish or put at rest

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Proleptic

adj. relating to the representation of a thing as existing before it actualy does

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Proximate

adj. closest in space or time

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Protract

v. prolong

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Abrogate

v. repeal or do away with

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Vituperate

v. blame or insult

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Baneful

n. cause of great distress ro annoyance

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Vitiated

v. spoil or impar the quality or efficiency of

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Limber

adj. (of a person or boady part) lithe; supple or flexible; not stiff or hard

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Inimical

adj. tending to obstruct or harm

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Lackey

n. servant

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Anchorite

n. a religious recluse

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Prolix

adj. (of speech or writing) using or containing too many words; tediously lengthy

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Self-Effacing

adj. not claiming attention for oneself; retiring and modest

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Traduce

v. speak badly of or tell lies about (someone) so as to damage their reputation