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Abate

—verb

1) diminish: The storm has abated.

—Related forms

a·bat·a·ble, adjective
a·bat·er; Law. a·ba·tor, noun
un·a·bat·a·ble, adjective
un·a·bat·ing, adjective
un·a·bat·ing·ly, adverb

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Declivity

—noun

1) a downward slope.

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Diaphanous

—adjective

1) almost completely transparent

—Related forms

di·aph·a·nous·ly, adverb
di·aph·a·nous·ness, noun
non·di·aph·a·nous, adjective
non·di·aph·a·nous·ly, adverb
non·di·aph·a·nous·ness, noun
sem·i·di·aph·a·nous, adjective
sem·i·di·aph·a·nous·ly, adverb
sem·i·di·aph·a·nous·ness, noun
un·di·aph·a·nous, adjective
un·di·aph·a·nous·ly, adverb
un·di·aph·a·nous·ness, noun

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Acclivity

—noun

1) an upward slope.

—Related forms

ac·cliv·i·tous, ac·cli·vous , adjective
un·ac·cliv·i·tous, adjective
un·ac·cliv·i·tous·ly, adverb

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Endemic

—adjective

1) characteristic of a specific people or place: countries where high unemployment is endemic.

—Related forms

en·dem·i·cal·ly, adverb
en·de·mism , en·de·mic·i·ty , noun
non·en·dem·ic, adjective
un·en·dem·ic, adjective

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Epicure

—noun

1) food and wine connoisseur.

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Espouse

—verb

1) to adopt or embrace, as a cause.

—Related forms

es·pous·er, noun
un·es·poused, adjective

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Euphony

—noun

1) a pleasing sound: the majestic euphony of Milton's poetry.

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Gambol

—verb

1) to frolic.

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Incipient

—adjective

1) in an initial stage: an incipient cold.

—Related forms

in·cip·i·ent·ly, adverb

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Inimical

—adjective

1) hostile or harmful: a cold, inimical gaze.

—Related forms

in·im·i·cal·ly, adverb
in·im·i·cal·ness, in·im·i·cal·i·ty, noun
un·in·im·i·cal, adjective
un·in·im·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Inure

—verb

1) to become used to: inured to cold.

—Related forms

in·ur·ed·ness , noun
in·ure·ment, noun
un·in·ured, adjective

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Itinerant

—adjective

1) traveling from place to place.

—Related forms

i·tin·er·ant·ly, adverb
un·i·tin·er·ant, adjective

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Lethargic

—adjective

1) sluggish.

—Related forms

le·thar·gi·cal·ly, adverb
hy·per·le·thar·gic, adjective
non·le·thar·gic, adjective
non·le·thar·gi·cal, adjective
non·le·thar·gi·cal·ly, adverb
un·le·thar·gic, adjective
un·le·thar·gi·cal, adjective
un·le·thar·gi·cal·ly, adverb

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Lucid

—adjective

1) clear and easily understood: a lucid explanation.

—Related forms

lu·cid·i·ty, lu·cid·ness, noun
lu·cid·ly, adverb
non·lu·cid, adjective
non·lu·cid·ly, adverb
non·lu·cid·ness, noun
un·lu·cid, adjective
un·lu·cid·ly, adverb
un·lu·cid·ness, noun

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Lumber

—verb

1) to move clumsily: overloaded wagons lumbering down the dirt road.

—Related forms

lum·ber·ly, adjective

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Plebeian

—adjective

1) belonging or pertaining to the common people.

—Related forms

ple·be·ian·ism, noun
ple·be·ian·ly, adverb
ple·be·ian·ness, noun
un·ple·be·ian, adjective

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Progeny

—noun

1) descendants or offspring.

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Restive

—adjective

1) restless.

—Related forms

res·tive·ly, adverb
res·tive·ness, noun

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Ribald

—adjective

1) vulgar.

—Related forms

rib·ald·ly, adverb

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