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Obliquity

—noun

1) being oblique, dishonest or immoral.

—Related forms

o·bliq·ui·tous, adjective

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Effloresce

—verb

1) to blossom.

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Axiom

—adjective

1) a self-evident truth.

—Related forms
ax·i·o·mat·ic, adjective
ax·i·o·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
non·ax·i·o·mat·ic, adjective
non·ax·i·o·mat·i·cal, adjective
non·ax·i·o·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
un·ax·i·o·mat·ic, adjective
un·ax·i·o·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Scintillate

—verb

1) to emit sparks.

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Immiscible

—adjective

1) incapable of being mixed.

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Prelusive

—adjective

1) introductory.

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Magnanimous

—adjective

1) forgiving and merciful: to be magnanimous toward one's enemies.

—Related forms

mag·nan·i·mous·ly, adverb
mag·nan·i·mous·ness, noun
un·mag·nan·i·mous, adjective
un·mag·nan·i·mous·ly, adverb
un·mag·nan·i·mous·ness, noun

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Compunction

—noun

1) remorse.

—Related forms

com·punc·tion·less, adjective

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Ad Hominem

—adjective

1) attacking an opponent's character rather than answering his argument.

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Grabble

—verb

1) to grope.

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Hypothecate

—verb

1) to pledge to a creditor as security without delivering over; mortgage.

—Related forms

hy·poth·e·ca·tion, noun
hy·poth·e·ca·tor, noun

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Tarantism

—noun

1) an uncontrollable impulse to dance.

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A priori

—adjective

1) not based on prior study or examination: an a priori judgment.

—Related forms

a·pri·or·i·ty , noun

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Mea Culpa

—Noun

1) through my fault (used as an acknowledgment of one's responsibility).

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Nudnik

—noun

1) a persistently boring pest.

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Byzantine

—adjective

1) complex or intricate: a deal requiring Byzantine financing.

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Pollyannaish

—adjective

1) unreasonably or illogically optimistic: some pollyannaish notions about world peace.

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Schadenfreude

—noun

1) pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.

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Excoriate

—verb

1) berate severely: He was excoriated for his mistakes.

—Related forms

un·ex·co·ri·at·ed, adjective

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Perchance

—adverb

1) perhaps.

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