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Aesthetic

Adj- of or relating to art or beauty

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Antipathy

N- settled aversion or dislike: an object of aversion

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Anlage

N- the foundation of a subsequent development

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Bastion

N- a projecting part of a fortification built at an angle to the line of a wall, so as to allow defensive fire in several directions.

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Beseech

V- to beg (someone) for something : to ask (someone) in a serious and emotional way to do something

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Belie

V- to give a false idea of (something): to show (something) to be false or wrong

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Caprice

N- a sudden change; especially : a sudden change in someone's mood or behavior

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Chaste

Adj- not having sex :morally pure or decent :not sinful : simple or plain

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Contemn

V- to view or treat with contempt : scorn

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Demise

N- death or decease: termination of existence or operation

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Dilatory

Adj- causing a delay : tending to be late : slow to do something

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Efface

V- to cause (something) to fade or disappear

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Enigmatic

Adj- full of mystery and difficult to understand

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Encumbrance

N- something that encumbers : impediment, burden : a claim (as a mortgage) against property

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Fortuitous

Adj- happening by chance : having or showing good luck

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Grovel

V- to kneel, lie, or crawl on the ground : to treat someone with too much respect or fear in a way that shows weakness in order to be forgiven or to gain approval or favor

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Hierachy

N- a group that controls an organization and is divided into different levels : a system in which people or things are placed in a series of levels with different importance or status

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Ken

N- one's range of knowledge or sight.

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Loquacious

Adj- liking to talk and talking smoothly and easily

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Mire

N- thick and deep mud

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Peerless

Adj- having no equal : better than all others

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Unorthodox

Adj- different from what is usually done or accepted