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Diffluence

—noun

1) to flow apart or away.

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Deliquesce

—verb

1) to melt, dissolve or decay away.

— Related forms

del·i·ques·cent, adjective
non·del·i·ques·cence, noun
non·del·i·ques·cent, adjective

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Extemporaneous

—adjective

1) impromptu: an extemporaneous speech.

—Related forms

ex·tem·po·ra·ne·ous·ly, adverb
ex·tem·po·ra·ne·ous·ness, ex·tem·po·ra·ne·i·ty , noun

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Tumultuary

—adjective

1) confused and disorderly: tumultuary habits of studying.

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Indignant

—adjective

1) feeling anger at something considered unjust or offensive: indignant remarks; an indignant expression on his face.

—Related forms

in·dig·nant·ly, adverb
half-in·dig·nant, adjective
half-in·dig·nant·ly, adverb
su·per·in·dig·nant, adjective
su·per·in·dig·nant·ly, adverb
un·in·dig·nant, adjective

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Antithetical

—adjective

1) directly opposed.

—Related forms

an·ti·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Adroit

—adjective

1) skillful or ingenious: an adroit debater.

—Related forms

a·droit·ly, adverb
a·droit·ness, noun
un·a·droit, adjective
un·a·droit·ly, adverb
un·a·droit·ness, noun

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Impetus

—noun

1) Catalyst: The grant for building the opera house gave impetus to the city's cultural life.

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Writhen

—adjective

1) twisted.

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Dejected

—adjective

1) disheartened; low-spirited: The dejected expression on the face of the loser spoiled my victory.

—Related forms

de·ject·ed·ly, adverb
de·ject·ed·ness, noun
qua·si-de·ject·ed, adjective
qua·si-de·ject·ed·ly, adverb
un·de·ject·ed, adjective
un·de·ject·ed·ly, adverb
un·de·ject·ed·ness, noun

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Cessation

—noun

1) a discontinuance: a cessation of hostilities.

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Abrogate

—verb

1) to formally abolish: to abrogate a law.

—Related forms

ab·ro·ga·ble , adjective
ab·ro·ga·tion, noun
ab·ro·ga·tive, adjective
ab·ro·ga·tor, noun
non·ab·ro·ga·ble, adjective
un·ab·ro·ga·ble, adjective
un·ab·ro·gat·ed, adjective
un·ab·ro·ga·tive, adjective

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Mot Juste

- Noun

1) the exact, appropriate word.

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Esoteric

—adjective

1) hard to understand or secret: poetry full of esoteric allusions.

—Related forms

es·o·ter·i·cal·ly, adverb
non·es·o·ter·ic, adjective
non·es·o·ter·i·cal·ly, adverb
un·es·o·ter·ic, adjective

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Pontificate

—verb

1) to speak in a pompous or dogmatic manner: Did he pontificate about the responsibilities of a good citizen?

—Related forms

pon·tif·i·ca·tion, noun
pon·tif·i·ca·tor, noun

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Cogitate

—verb

1) to think hard; ponder; meditate: to cogitate about a problem.

—Related forms

cog·i·tat·ing·ly, adverb
cog·i·ta·tor, noun
pre·cog·i·tate, verb, pre·cog·i·tat·ed, pre·cog·i·tat·ing.

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Inexplicable

—adjective

1) incapable of being explained.

—Related forms

in·ex·pli·ca·bil·i·ty, in·ex·pli·ca·ble·ness, noun
in·ex·pli·ca·bly, adverb

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Voluminous

—adjective

1) of great volume, size, or extent: voluminous flow of lava.

—Related forms

vo·lu·mi·nous·ly, adverb
vo·lu·mi·nous·ness, vo·lu·mi·nos·i·ty , noun
hy·per·vo·lu·mi·nous, adjective
hy·per·vo·lu·mi·nous·ly, adverb
hy·per·vo·lu·mi·nous·ness, noun
su·per·vo·lu·mi·nous, adjective
su·per·vo·lu·mi·nous·ly, adverb
un·vo·lu·mi·nous, adjective
un·vo·lu·mi·nous·ly, adverb
un·vo·lu·mi·nous·ness, noun

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Respite (Res-pit)

—noun

1) an interval of relief: to toil without respite.

—Related forms

un·res·pit·ed, adjective

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Extol

—verb

to praise highly: to extol the beauty of Naples.

—Related forms

ex·tol·ler, noun
ex·tol·ling·ly, adverb
ex·tol·ment, ex·toll·ment, noun
self-ex·tolled, adjective
su·per·ex·tol, verb (used with object), su·per·ex·tolled, su·per·ex·tol·ling.
su·per·ex·toll, verb (used with object)
un·ex·tolled, adjective

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