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Annuity

N- a fixed amount of money that is paid to someone each year: an insurance policy or an investment that pays someone a fixed amount of money each year

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Aquiline

Adj- curving like an eagle's beak: like an eagle

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Arrant

Adj- of the worst kind

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Cerement

N- a shroud for the dead

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Comport

V- to be fitting

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Contiguous

Adj- being in actual contact: touching along a boundary or at a point

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Deleterious

Adj- damaging or harmful

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Disparagement

N- (definition is V) to describe (someone or something) as unimportant, weak, bad, etc.

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Excoriate

V- to criticize (someone or something) very harshly

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Entreat

V- to ask (someone) in a serious and emotional way

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Freshet

N- a great rise or overflowing of a stream caused by heavy rains or melted snow

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Indefatigable

Adj- able to work or continue for a very long time without becoming tired

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Inscrutable

Adj- difficult to understand : causing people to feel curious or confused

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Junta

N- a military group controlling a government after taking control of it by force

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Lascivious

Adj- filled with or showing sexual desire

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Panoply

N- a group or collection that is impressive because it is so big or because it includes so many different kinds of people or things

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Peregrinate

V- to travel especially on foot: walk

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Poppet

N- used to talk in a loving way to or about a child

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Portent

N- a sign or warning that something usually bad or unpleasant is going to happen

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Quaff

V- to drink a large amount of (something) quickly

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Rakish

Adj- of, relating to, or characteristic of a rake : dissolute

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Rectitude

N- the quality of being honest and morally correct