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Effeteness

adj. (of a person) affected, overrefined, and ineffectual

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Slack

adj. loose

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Caliginous

adj. misty, dim; obscure

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Crepuscular

adj. of, resembling, or relating to twilight

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Precipitous

adj. dangerously high or steep

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Ineluctable

adj. unable to be resisted or avoided

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Interminable

adj. endless

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Inexorable

adj. impossible to stop or prevent

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Anthropology

n. the study of humankind

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Redound

v. contribute greatlt to (a person's credit or honor)

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Turgid

adj. swollen; pompous or bombastic

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Tumid

adj. swollen; pompous or bombastic

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Turbid

adj. (of a liquid) cloudy or thick with suspended matter; confused or obscure in meaning

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Winnow

v. remove (people or things) from a group until only the best ones are left

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Diurnal

adj. of or during the day; daily

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Ablution

n. the act of washing oneself

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Putrescent

adj. rotting

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Lachrymose

adj. teaerful or given to weeping

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Lucubrating

v. discourse learnedly in writing

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Lexicon

n. the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge

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Verdant

adj. (of countryside) green with grass or other rich vegetation

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Lurid

adj. very vivid in color so as to create an unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect

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Repose

n. state of rest, sleep, or tranquility

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Twee

adj. excessively quaint or sentimental

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Droll

adj. curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement

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Somnolent

adj. sleepy; drowsy

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Aseptic

adj. free from contamination

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Pathogenic

n. bacteria that can cause disease

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Unctuous

adj. (of a person) excessively or ingratiatingly flattering

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Desultory

adj. lacking in method or purpose; disappointing

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Malediction

n. curse

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Epigenetic

adj. resulting from external rather than genetic influences

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Inculcated

v. to instill an idea, attitude, or habit by persistent instruction

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Mitigate

v. to make less severe, serious, or painful

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Choleric

adj. bad-tempered or irritable

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Amble

v. to walk or move at a slow, relaxed pace

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Fetter

v. to restrain with chains or manacles; to restrict or restrain in an unfair or undesirable fashion

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adj. (of a person) affected, overrefined, and ineffectual

Effeteness

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adj. loose

Slack

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adj. misty, dim; obscure

Caliginous

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adj. of, resembling, or relating to twilight

Crepuscular

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adj. dangerously high or steep

Precipitous

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adj. unable to be resisted or avoided

Ineluctable

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adj. endless

Interminable

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adj. impossible to stop or prevent

Inexorable

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n. the study of humankind

Anthropology

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v. contribute greatlt to (a person's credit or honor)

Redound

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adj. swollen; pompous or bombastic

Turgid

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adj. swollen; pompous or bombastic

Tumid

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adj. (of a liquid) cloudy or thick with suspended matter; confused or obscure in meaning

Turbid

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v. remove (people or things) from a group until only the best ones are left

Winnow

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adj. of or during the day; daily

Diurnal

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n. the act of washing oneself

Ablution

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adj. rotting

Putrescent

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adj. teaerful or given to weeping

Lachrymose

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v. discourse learnedly in writing

Lucubrating

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n. the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge

Lexicon

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adj. (of countryside) green with grass or other rich vegetation

Verdant

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adj. very vivid in color so as to create an unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect

Lurid

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n. state of rest, sleep, or tranquility

Repose

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adj. excessively quaint or sentimental

Twee

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adj. curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement

Droll

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adj. sleepy; drowsy

Somnolent

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adj. free from contamination

Aseptic

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n. bacteria that can cause disease

Pathogenic

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adj. (of a person) excessively or ingratiatingly flattering

Unctuous

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adj. lacking in method or purpose; disappointing

Desultory

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n. curse

Malediction

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adj. resulting from external rather than genetic influences

Epigenetic

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v. to instill an idea, attitude, or habit by persistent instruction

Inculcated

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v. to make less severe, serious, or painful

Mitigate

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adj. bad-tempered or irritable

Choleric

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v. to walk or move at a slow, relaxed pace

Amble

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v. to restrain with chains or manacles; to restrict or restrain in an unfair or undesirable fashion

Fetter