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Ponderous

— adjective

1) of great weight; heavy; massive: He carried a ponderous burden on his back.

— Related forms

ponderously, adverb
ponderousness, ponderosity, noun
nonponderosity, noun
nonponderous, adjective
nonponderously, adverb

2

Nihilism

— noun

1) anarchy and absolute destructiveness toward the world: the power-mad nihilism that marked Hitler's last years.

— Related forms

nihilist, noun, adjective
nihilistic, adjective
antinihilism, noun
antinihilist, noun, adjective
nonnihilism, noun

3

Interloper

—noun

1) a meddlesome person: He was an athiest who felt like an interloper in this religious gathering.

4

Pratfall

—noun

1) a fall in which one lands on the buttocks, a humiliating blunder or defeat.

5

Scaramouch

—noun

1) a rascal or a scamp

6

Diminutive

— adjective

1) small; little; tiny:

— Related forms

diminutively, adverb
diminutiveness, noun

7

Bellicose

—adjective

1) aggressively hostile or eager to fight.

—Related forms

bel·li·cose·ly, adverb
bel·li·cos·i·ty , bel·li·cose·ness, noun
un·bel·li·cose, adjective

8

Lorn

—adjective

1) forsaken, or forlorn.

9

Mandate

— noun

1) a command or authorization to act in a particular way on a public issue: The president had a clear mandate to end the war.

— Related forms Expand

unmandated, adjective

10

Irrevocable

—adjective

1) unalterable: an irrevocable decree.

—Related forms

ir·rev·o·ca·bil·i·ty, ir·rev·o·ca·ble·ness, noun
ir·rev·o·ca·bly, adverb
non·ir·rev·o·ca·bil·i·ty, noun
non·ir·rev·o·ca·ble, adjective
non·ir·rev·o·ca·ble·ness, noun
non·ir·rev·o·ca·bly, adverb

11

Ad Hoc

—adjective

1) pertaining to a specific subject, purpose, or end: The ad hoc committee disbanded after making its final report.

12

Exhort

—verb

1) to urge, advise or caution strongly

—Related forms

ex·hort·er, noun
ex·hort·ing·ly, adverb
un·ex·hort·ed, adjective

13

Recursive

—adjective

1) pertaining to something repeatable: Recursive processes.

—Related forms

re·cur·sive·ly, adverb
re·cur·sive·ness, noun

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Incontrovertible

—adjective

1) indisputable: absolute and incontrovertible truth.

—Related forms

in·con·tro·vert·i·bil·i·ty, in·con·tro·vert·i·ble·ness, noun
in·con·tro·vert·i·bly, adverb

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Controvert

—verb

1) to argue against or dispute

—Related forms

con·tro·vert·er, con·tro·vert·ist, noun
con·tro·vert·i·ble, adjective
con·tro·vert·i·bly, adverb
un·con·tro·vert·ed, adjective
un·con·tro·vert·ed·ly, adverb
un·con·tro·vert·i·ble, adjective
un·con·tro·vert·i·bly, adverb

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Agitable

— adjective

1) Easily irritated.

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Intrepid

— adjective

1) resolutely fearless: an intrepid explorer.

—Related forms

intrepidity, intrepidness, noun
intrepidly, adverb

18

Incantation

— noun

1) the chanting or uttering of words purporting to have magical power.

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Entendre

—noun

1) a double meaning, especially when one meaning is risqué.

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Hebdomadal

—adjective

1) weekly: hebdomadal meetings.

—Related forms

heb·dom·a·dal·ly, adverb

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