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n. a condition that is the consequence of a previous disease or injury

Sequelae

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n. a collection of items stored

Cache

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n. an action or way of doing something regarded as lacking in subtlety and precision; a clumsy person

Blunderbuss

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n. a characteristic or identifying feature

Earmark

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n. a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant; alternation between opposite or contrasting things

Vicissitude

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n. a burden or impediment

Encumbrances

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n. a bruise

Contusion

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adj. of or in counterpoint; (of a piece of music) with two or more independent melodic lines

Contrapuntal

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adj. sexually immodest or promiscuous; (a cruel and violent act) deliberate and unprovoked

Wanton

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n. an expert

Maven

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n. an artistic work

Opus

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n. a member of a long-established wealthy family; an aristocrat or nobleman

Patricians

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n. an absurd event

Farce

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n. amusement esp. as expressed in laughter

Mirth

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n. allowance made for container when weighing

Tare

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v. to make less severe or unpleasant without removing the cause;

Palliate

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adj. lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm; aimless; inconsistent with effort

Desultory

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adj. eager or quick to argue or quarrel; aggressive, ready to fight

Pugnacious

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v. adorn or crown with a garland; n. a wreath of flowers and leaves

Garland

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n. exaggerated or false praise

Puffery

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n. a quality that evokes pity or sadness evoking sadness or pity

Pathos

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adj. calm and even-tempered

Equable

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v. establish or settle someone in a comfortable, safe, or secret place

Ensconce

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adj. essential; formative

Seminal

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adj. of or relating to essays, particularly of literary and artistic criticism, written and read primarily for aesthetic effect

Belletristic

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v. to erase from the surface

Efface

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n. equality

Parity

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n. a person's social environment

Milieu

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n. energy or enthusiasm

Vim

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adj. energetic but awkward in one’s movements or behavior

Coltish