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August

—adjective

1) venerable: an august personage.

—Related forms

au·gust·ly, adverb
au·gust·ness, noun

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Bevy

—noun

1) a large group or collection: a bevy of boisterous sailors.

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Coterie

—noun

1) an exclusive group.

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Diadem

—noun

1) a crown.

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Erudite

—adjective

1) scholarly: an erudite professor.

—Related forms

er·u·dite·ly, adverb
er·u·dite·ness, noun
non·er·u·dite, adjective
non·er·u·dite·ly, adverb
non·er·u·dite·ness, noun
un·er·u·dite, adjective

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Exculpate

—verb

1) to clear of guilt.

—Related forms

ex·cul·pa·ble [ik-skuhl-puh-buh l] , adjective
ex·cul·pa·tion, noun
non·ex·cul·pa·ble, adverb
non·ex·cul·pa·tion, noun
self-ex·cul·pa·tion, noun
un·ex·cul·pa·ble, adjective
un·ex·cul·pat·ed, adjective

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Fallow

—adjective

1) uncultivated or inactive: My creative energies have lain fallow this year.

—Related forms

fal·low·ness, noun
un·fal·lowed, adjective

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Gesticulate

—verb

1) to use gestures.

—Related forms

ges·tic·u·la·tive, ges·tic·u·la·to·ry [je-stik-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
ges·tic·u·la·tor, noun
o·ver·ges·tic·u·late, verb, o·ver·ges·tic·u·lat·ed, o·ver·ges·tic·u·lat·ing.
o·ver·ges·tic·u·la·tive, adjective
o·ver·ges·tic·u·la·tive·ly, adverb
un·ges·tic·u·lat·ing, adjective
un·ges·tic·u·la·tive, adjective
un·ges·tic·u·la·to·ry, adjective

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Irascible

—adjective

1) very irritable: an irascible old man.

—Related forms

i·ras·ci·bil·i·ty, i·ras·ci·ble·ness, noun
i·ras·ci·bly, adverb
un·i·ras·ci·bil·i·ty, noun
un·i·ras·ci·ble, adjective

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Laconic

—adjective

1) concise: a laconic reply.

—Related forms

la·con·i·cal·ly, adverb
un·la·con·ic, adjective

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Maelstrom

—noun

1) a large whirlpool.

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Neophyte

—noun

1) a beginner or novice: He's a neophyte at chess.

—Related forms

ne·o·phyt·ic [nee-uh-fit-ik] , ne·o·phyt·ish [nee-uh-fahy-tish] , adjective
ne·o·phyt·ism [nee-uh-fahy-tiz-uh m] , noun

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Perfidious

—adjective

1) deceitful: a perfidious lover.

—Related forms

per·fid·i·ous·ly, adverb
per·fid·i·ous·ness, noun
un·per·fid·i·ous, adjective
un·per·fid·i·ous·ly, adverb
un·per·fid·i·ous·ness, noun

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Potentate

—noun

One with great power.

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Procrustean

—adjective

1) tending to produce conformity.

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Puerile

—adjective

1) immature: a puerile piece of writing.

—Related forms

pu·er·ile·ly, adverb
non·pu·er·ile, adjective
non·pu·er·ile·ly, adverb

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Reconnoiter

—verb

1) to inspect, observe, or survey an area for an operation.

—Related forms

re·con·noi·ter·er, noun
un·re·con·noi·tered, adjective

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Requite

—verb

1) to give or do in return.

—Related forms

re·quit·a·ble, adjective
re·quite·ment, noun
re·quit·er, noun
un·re·quit·a·ble, adjective
un·re·quit·ing, adjective

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Salient

—adjective

1) highly relevant: salient traits.

—Related forms

sa·li·ent·ly, adverb
un·sa·li·ent, adjective
un·sa·li·ent·ly, adverb

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Stratagem

—noun

1) a scheme for surprising or deceiving an enemy.

—Related forms

strat·a·gem·i·cal [strat-uh-jem-i-kuh l] , adjective
strat·a·gem·i·cal·ly, adverb

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