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Incongruous

— adjective

1) not harmonious or inconsistent: an incongruous mixture of architectural styles.

— Related forms

In·con·gru·i·ty, noun
in·con·gru·ous·ly, adverb
in·con·gru·ous·ness, noun

2

Constabulary

— noun

1) a body of officers of the peace organized on a military basis.

3

Polymath

— noun

1) a person of great learning in several fields of study.

—Related forms

pol·y·math·ic, adjective

4

Actuate

— verb

1) to incite or motivate to action: actuated by selfish motives.

— Related forms

ac·tu·a·tion, noun
de·ac·tu·ate, verb, de·ac·tu·at·ed, de·ac·tu·at·ing.
self-ac·tu·at·ing, adjective
un·ac·tu·at·ed, adjective

5

Dislocation

— noun

1) a disruption

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Tautology

— noun

1) needless repetition of an idea.

— Related forms

tautological, tautologic, tautologous, adjective
tautologically, tautologously, adverb
tautologist, noun

7

Quid pro quo

— noun

1) one thing in return for another.

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Prognosticate

— verb

1) to forecast or predict

— Related forms

prognosticative, prognosticatory, adjective
prognosticator, noun
nonprognosticative, adjective

9

Stymie

— verb

1) to hinder, block or thwart.

10

Ascendance

— noun

1) dominance or controlling influence: With his rivals in the ascendant, he soon lost his position.

— Related forms

Ascendancy
Ascendant

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Votive

— adjective

1) offered, given, dedicated in accordance with a vow: a votive offering.

12

Cacography

— noun

1) bad handwriting.

13

Philology

— noun

1) The study of literary texts.

14

Desiderium

— noun

1) An ardent longing for something lost.

15

Slipshod

— adjective

1) Careless and untidy: slipshod work.

16

Klatsch

— noun

1) a casual gathering of people.

17

Rimple

— verb

1) to wrinkle or crumple.

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Exogenous

— adjective

1) derived externally.

— Related

exogenism, noun
exogenously, adverb

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Corollary

— noun

1) a consequence or result.

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Facile

— adjective

1) easily done, performed, used, etc.: a facile victory.

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