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Countenance

—noun

1) facial expression or look: a sad countenance.

—Related forms

coun·te·nanc·er, noun
un·coun·te·nanced, adjective
un·der·coun·te·nance, noun

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Subterfuge

—noun

1) an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something, etc.

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Corrigible

—adjective

1) reformable or improvable: a corrigible criminal.

—Related forms

cor·ri·gi·bil·i·ty, cor·ri·gi·ble·ness, noun
cor·ri·gi·bly, adverb

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Splenetic

—adjective

1) irritable: a splenetic person.

—Related forms

sple·net·i·cal·ly, adverb
un·sple·net·ic, adjective
un·sple·net·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Choleric

—adjective

1) extremely irritable.

—Related forms

chol·er·i·cal·ly, chol·er·ic·ly, adverb
chol·er·ic·ness, noun
non·chol·er·ic, adjective
un·chol·er·ic, adjective

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Onomasticon

—noun

1) a list or collection of specialized names or terms.

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Indemnify

—verb

1) to compensate for damage or loss.

—Related forms

in·dem·nif·i·ca·to·ry , adjective
in·dem·ni·fi·ca·tion, noun

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Inequity

—noun

1) unfairness.

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Peregrine

—adjective

1) foreign or coming from abroad.

—Related forms

per·e·grin·i·ty , noun

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Crapulous

—adjective

1) suffering from excess in drinking or eating.

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Prate

—verb

1) to babble pointlessly: They prated on until I was ready to scream.

—Related forms

prat·er, noun
prat·ing·ly, adverb
un·prat·ing, adjective

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Apropos

—adverb

1) fitting: apropos remarks.

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Foray

—noun

1) an initial venture: a successful foray into politics.

—Related forms

for·ay·er, noun

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Protract

—verb

1) to prolong.

—Related forms

pro·tract·ed·ly, adverb
pro·tract·ed·ness, noun
pro·tract·i·ble, adjective
pro·trac·tive, adjective
o·ver·pro·tract, verb (used with object)
un·pro·tract·ed, adjective
un·pro·trac·tive, adjective

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Cognomen

—noun

1) a nickname.

—Related forms

cog·nom·i·nal , adjective
cog·nom·i·nal·ly, adverb

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Trite

—adjective

1) lacking in freshness or stale: The commencement address was trite and endlessly long.

—Related forms

trite·ly, adverb
trite·ness, noun
un·trite, adjective
un·trite·ly, adverb
un·trite·ness, noun

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Explication

—noun

1) an interpretation: He gave a brilliant explication of James Joyce's book.

—Related forms

re·ex·pli·ca·tion, noun
self-ex·pli·ca·tion, noun

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Concordant

—adjective

1) harmonious.

—Related forms

con·cord·ant·ly, adverb
non·con·cord·ant, adverb
non·con·cord·ant·ly, adverb
un·con·cord·ant, adjective
un·con·cord·ant·ly, adverb

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Tempus Fugit

Latin.

1) time flies.

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Poignant

—adjective

1) Emotionally moving or of mental appeal: a poignant scene.

—Related forms

poign·ant·ly, adverb
un·poign·ant, adjective
un·poign·ant·ly, adverb

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