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leaven

permeate and modify or transform (something) for the better.

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linnet

a mainly brown and gray finch with a reddish breast and forehead.

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pallor

an unhealthy pale appearance.

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eschutchen

a shield or emblem bearing a coat of arms.
2.
a flat piece of metal for protection and often ornamentation, around a keyhole, door handle, or light switch.

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cotelydon

a lobule of the mammalian placenta
2
: the first leaf or one of the first pair or whorl of leaves developed by the embryo of a seed plant or of some lower plants (as ferns)

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struthion

an open air aqueduct to bring water from the north side of the Temple Mount into the city and the Temple Mount. The water was collected in the Struthion pool. Herod later cut through the aqueduct and converted the water supply into a moat and water reservoir around Fort Antonia. He continued to use the aqueduct to fill this pool, cutting off the supply of water to the city and the Temple Mount from this location. Josephus describes this reservoir and calls it Struthius (“sparrow” or “lark”). It was one of the smaller reservoirs in Jerusalem

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fissure

a narrow opening produced by cleavage or separation of parts

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aslant

at an angle or in a sloping direction.

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peruke

a highly styled wig worn formerly as a fashionable headdress by both women and men.

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esprit

the quality of being lively, vivacious, or witty.

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nutriment

nourishment; sustenance.

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acidulate

make slightly acidic.

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filiation

the manner in which a thing is related to another from which it is derived or descended in some respect.

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telluric

an electric current which moves underground or through the sea. Telluric currents result from both natural causes and human activity, and the discrete currents interact in a complex pattern.

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osier

a small Eurasian willow that grows mostly in wet habitats and is a major source of the long flexible shoots (withies) used in basketwork.

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mangrade

the combining of Man and Upgrade 1. To raise to a higher standard when it comes to what a man is, or 2. to replace with a better man.

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twining

identical thoughts // the occurrence or formation of twinned crystals.

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droshky

any of various 2- or 4-wheeled carriages used especially in Russia

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taperlight

A long wax-coated wick used to light candles or gas lamps. 3. A source of feeble light.

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anacreontic

a poem in the manner of Anacreon; especially : a drinking song or light lyric

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chromaticism

Chromatic tones in Western art music are the notes in a composition that are outside the seven-note diatonic (i.e., major and minor) scales and modes. On the piano keyboard, the black keys represent the 5 chromatic tones that do not belong to the diatonic scale of C major; black and white keys together add up to the chromatic scale of 12 tones per octave.

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prelapsarian

characteristic of the time before the Fall of Man; innocent and unspoiled.

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cithara

a deep, wooden sounding box composed of two resonating tables, either flat or slightly arched, connected by ribs or sides of equal width

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palladium

Over half of the supply of palladium and its congener platinum goes into catalytic converters, which convert up to 90% of harmful gases from auto exhaust (hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen dioxide) into less-harmful substances (nitrogen, carbon dioxide and water vapor). Palladium is also used in electronics, dentistry, medicine, hydrogen purification, chemical applications, groundwater treatment and jewelry. Palladium plays a key role in the technology used for fuel cells, which combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, heat, and water.

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epopts

an initiate in the highest grade of the Eleusinian mysteries. 2. : one instructed in a secret system.

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epigone

a less distinguished follower or imitator of someone, especially an artist or philosopher.

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maieutic

of or denoting the Socratic mode of inquiry, which aims to bring a person's latent ideas into clear consciousness.

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lamiae

a mythical monster, with the body of a woman or with the head and breasts of a woman and the body of a snake, said to prey on human beings and suck the blood of children.

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thyrsus

a staff tipped with a pine cone and sometimes twined with ivy and vine branches, borne by Dionysus and his votaries.

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inanition

lack of mental or spiritual vigor and enthusiasm.
exhaustion caused by lack of nourishment.