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Abjure

—verb

1) to formally renounce: to abjure one's errors.

—Related forms

ab·jur·a·to·ry, adjective
ab·jur·er, noun
non·ab·jur·a·to·ry, adjective
un·ab·jur·a·to·ry, adjective
un·ab·jured, adjective

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Adduce

—verb

1) to bring forward as evidence: to adduce reasons in support of a constitutional amendment.

—Related forms

ad·duce·a·ble, ad·duc·i·ble, adjective
ad·duc·er, noun
un·ad·duce·a·ble, adjective
un·ad·duced, adjective
un·ad·duc·i·ble, adjective

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Alacrity

—noun

1) cheerful willingness: We accepted the invitation with alacrity.

—Related forms

a·lac·ri·tous, adjective
un·a·lac·ri·tous, adjective

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Bifurcate

—verb

1) to split in two.

—Related forms

bi·fur·cate·ly [bahy-fer-keyt-lee, bahy-fur-keyt-lee, -kit-] , adverb
bi·fur·ca·tion, noun

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Curmudgeon

—noun

1) a ill-tempered person.

—Related forms

cur·mudg·eon·ly, adjective

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Dogmatic

—adjective

1) strongly assertive

—Related forms

dog·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
dog·mat·i·cal·ness, noun
an·ti·dog·mat·ic, adjective
an·ti·dog·mat·i·cal, adjective
an·ti·dog·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
non·dog·mat·ic, adjective
non·dog·mat·i·cal, adjective
non·dog·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
o·ver·dog·mat·ic, adjective
o·ver·dog·mat·i·cal, adjective
o·ver·dog·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
o·ver·dog·mat·i·cal·ness, noun
un·dog·mat·ic, adjective
un·dog·mat·i·cal, adjective
un·dog·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Frenetic

—adjective

1) frantic.

—Related forms

fre·net·i·cal·ly, adverb
non·fre·net·ic, adjective
non·fre·net·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Inchoate

—adjective

1) not fully developed: an inchoate mass of ideas on the subject.

—Related forms

in·cho·ate·ly, adverb
in·cho·ate·ness, noun

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Interregnum

—noun

1) an interval or pause: The interregnum between the discovery and it's detailed understanding.

2) the period between two rulers.

—Related forms

in·ter·reg·nal, adjective

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Legerdemain

—noun

1) sleight of hand.

—Related forms

leg·er·de·main·ist, noun

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Lionize

—verb

1) to treat as a celebrity: to lionize the visiting poet.

—Related forms

li·on·i·za·tion, noun
li·on·iz·er, noun
un·li·on·ized, adjective

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Lissome

—adjective

1) agile & nimble.

—Related forms

lis·some·ly, adverb
lis·some·ness, noun

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Panoply

—noun

1) a broad array: the dazzling panoply of the maharaja's procession.

—Related forms

pan·o·plied, adjective
un·pan·o·plied, adjective

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Pariah

—noun

1) an outcast.

—Related forms

pa·ri·ah·dom, noun
pa·ri·ah·ism, noun

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Pedant

—noun

1) one who makes unnecessary shows of their learning.

—Related forms

ped·ant·esque, adjective
ped·ant·hood, noun

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Prodigal

—adjective

1) wastefully extravagant: prodigal expenditure.

—Related forms

prod·i·gal·ly, adverb

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Querulous

—adjective

1) full of complaints.

—Related forms

quer·u·lous·ly, adverb
quer·u·lous·ness, noun
un·quer·u·lous, adjective
un·quer·u·lous·ly, adverb
un·quer·u·lous·ness, noun

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Tome

—noun

1) a large book.

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Trenchant

—adjective

1) forceful: trenchant wit.

—Related forms

trench·an·cy, noun
trench·ant·ly, adverb

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Vituperate

—verb

1) to abusively harsh.

—Related forms

vi·tu·per·a·tor, noun
un·vi·tu·per·at·ed, adjective

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