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Inundate

(2 verbs)

v. overwhelm someone with things to take care of
v. flood

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Hamlet

(1 noun)

n. A modest settlement, usually smaller than a town

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Detritus

(1 noun)

n. Debris, waste, dross

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Maelstrom

(1 noun)

n. A situation of turbulence or turmoil; a state of confused movement

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Colloquial

(1 adjective)

adj. Used in ordinary conversation

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Vernacular

(1 noun, 1 adjective)

n. The language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people of a particular region or country

adj. spoken or written in one's mother tongue

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Dressing

(1 noun)

n. Material used to protect a wound

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Tempest

(1 noun)

n. A violent storm

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Percolate

(1 verb)

v. To spread an idea, feeling, or gossip throughout a populace

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Exultant

(1 adjective)

adj. effusively happy

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Unearthly

(2 adjectives)

adj. abnormal or mysterious

adj. unreasonably inconvenient

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Eldritch

(1 adjective)

adj. preternatural, anomalous, caused by supernatural influences

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Compendium

(1 noun)

n. an abridged summary of a larger work; a compilation of information

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Nondescript

(1 noun, 1 adjective)

adj. stark, austere, having nothing of interest

n. a person of pedestrian qualities, a snip

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Escapade

(1 noun)

n. a wild and exciting undertaking

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Apparition

(1 noun)

n. a ghostly figure

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Hale

(1 verb, 1 adjective)

v. to drag forcibly

adj. restored to good health (hale and hearty)

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Glade

(1 noun)

n. an open space in a forest

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Inscrutable

(1 adjective)

adj. impossible to read or comprehend

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Connive

(1 verb)

v. conspire to do something illegal; to inconspicuously allow an illegal act to be carried out

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Beatific

(1 adjective)

adj. blissfully happy

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Ream

(1 noun)

n. a large quantity of written materials

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Enigmatic

(1 adjective)

adj. difficult to understand, abstruse

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Transcendent

(1 adjective)

adj. surpassing the normal, preternatural

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Prima donna

(1 noun)

n. a self-consequential, temperamental person

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Askance

(1 adjective)

adj. directed with doubt or suspicion

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Oblique

(1 adjective)

adj. not forthright or direct in speaking

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Crotchety

(1 adjective)

adj. cantankerous, ornery

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Auspicious

(1 adjective)

adj. felicitous, apposite, happening under fitting circumstances

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Overt

(1 adjective)

adj. artless, plainly apparent

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Decorum

(1 noun)

n. behavior in keeping in good tastes; urbanity

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Wily

(1 adjective)

adj. skilled at getting an advantage, canny, sharp

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Snide

(1 adjective)

adj. derogatory or disparaging in tone

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Laden

(1 adjective)

adj. loaded or weighed down with

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Petulant

(1 adjective)

adj. childishly sulky and bad-tempered

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Addle

(1 verb)

v. confuse or vex

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Condone

(1 verb)

v. accept; approve

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Divisive

(1 adjective)

adj. tending to engage in contention

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Underfoot

(2 adjectives)

adj. under one's feet

adj. constantly present and in one's way

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Scintillating

(1 adjective)

adj. sparkling

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Backwater

n. a cloistered settlement; a stymied, non-progressive place

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Cad

(1 noun)

n. someone of low moral, a sordid person

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Bureaucracy

(1 noun)

n. excessively byzantine legal procedure

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Titular

(1 adjective)

adj. derived from a title

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Staid

(1 adjective)

adj. calm, respectable, unadventurous

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Feckless

(1 adjective)

adj. irresponsible, not fit for a mantle of power; inept, lacking initiative or strength of character

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Dalliance

(1 noun)

n. procrastination, a deliberate waste of time

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Bygone

(1 adjective)

adj. belonging to an earlier time

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Spartan

(1 adjective)

adj. not indulging much in luxuries, non-epicurean

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Functionary

(1 noun)

n. one who performs official duties

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Appellation

(1 noun)

n. a name or title

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Infringe

(1 verb)

v. encroach, advance exceeding personal space (infringe on)

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Fop

(1 noun)

n. a man concerned with his clothes and appearance

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Effulgent

(1 adjective)

adj. refulgent

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Balm

(1 noun)

n. something with a soothing, calming, or restorative effect

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Partisan

(1 adjective)

adj. prejudiced in favor of a cause

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Dissolute

(1 adjective)

adj. morally lazy, supine

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Adage

(1 noun)

n. a short proverb, aphorism

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Aplomb

(1 noun)

n. self-confidence, assurance, hubris

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Balk

(1 verb)

v. refuse to comply

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Foray

(1 noun)

n. an attempt to assimilate into a new activity or sphere

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Bastion

(1 noun)

n. a place or person strongly upholding or advocating an attitude, principle, or activity

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Lisp

(1 noun, 1 verb)

n. a speech defect where s sounds like th in thick and z sounds like th in thin

v. to speak with a lisp

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Transverse

(1 adjective)

adj. situated or extending across something

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Contour

(1 noun)

n. an outline depicting a shape

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Facsimile

(1 noun)

n. an exact copy, autotype

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Patronize

(1 verb)

v. treat with kindness demeaningly

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Penitent

(1 adjective)

adj. feeling remorseful; repentant

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Derelict

(1 adjective, 1 noun)

adj. dilapidated to disuse and negligence

n. a person without a home, job, or property

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Bequeath

(1 verb)

v. endow, leave behind for someone after one's parting; to pass on to someone else

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Schism

(1 noun)

n. a split or division between two strongly opposed parties due to difference in belief or opinion (a schism between two things)

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Guttural

(1 adjective)

adj. produced in the throat; harsh-sounding

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Syntax

(1 noun)

n. the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences of a language

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Modicum

(1 noun)

n. a small quantity of something

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Yokel

(1 noun)

n. a country person

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Sashay

(1 verb)

v. to walk in an ostentatious yet casual manner

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Wanton

(2 adjectives)

adj. deliberate and unprovoked

adj. salacious

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Plait

(1 noun)

n. a length of hair or other flexible material interlaced by three or more strands, a braid

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Jaunty

(1 adjective)

adj. cheerful, sanguine, self-confident

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Brook

(1 verb)

v. tolerate or allow

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Inexorable

(2 adjectives)

adj. impossible to coax

adj. impossible to stop or forestall

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Impotent

(1 adjective)

adj. unable to take effective action

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Fiscal

(1 adjective)

adj. involving financial matters

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Loquacious

(1 adjective)

adj. talkative, voluble, glib

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Finicky

(2 adjectives)

adj. fussy about one's needs or requirements

adj. showing close attention to detail, minute

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Sneer

(1 verb)

v. smile or speak in a contemptuous, flouting fashion

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Faux

(1 verb)

adj. artificial

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Overtone

(1 noun)

n. a subtle quality, connotation, or implication

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Tumescent

(1 adjective)

adj. pretentious or pompous in speech

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Grouse

(1 verb)

v. grumble, carp

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Contrition

(1 noun)

n. a feeling of remorse or regret

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Tantalize

(1 verb)

v. torment or tease someone with the idea or smell of something unobtainable

93

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Wherewithal

(1 noun)

n. money or means required to do something

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Litany

(1 noun)

n. a tedious recital or repetitive series

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Snafu

(1 noun)

n. a confused or chaotic state, a mess, jumble, mix-up

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. dialect spoken in a certain region

Vernacular

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. overwhelm with things to take care of

Inundate

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a settlement usually smaller than a village

Hamlet

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. debris or dross

Detritus

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a state of great turbulence and confusion, turmoil

Maelstrom

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. used in informal conversation

Colloquial

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a fertile soil of sand and gravel containing humus

Loam

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. material placed on a wound

Dressing

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. an extremely windy storm

Tempest

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. (of an idea, feeling, or information) to spread gradually throughout a populace

Percolate

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. effusively happy

Exultant

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. abnormal or mysterious; unreasonably inconvenient

Unearthly

108

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. preternatural, anomalous, caused by supernatural influences

Eldritch

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. an abridged summary of a larger work; a compilation of information

Compendium

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. stark, austere, having nothing of interest

n. a person of pedestrian qualities, a snip

Nondescript

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a wild and exciting undertaking

Escapade

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a ghostly figure

Apparition

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to drag forcibly

Hale

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. an open space in a forest

Glade

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. impossible to read or comprehend

Inscrutable

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. conspire to do something illegal

Connive

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. blissfully happy

Beatific

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a large quantity of written materials

Ream

119

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. difficult to understand, abstruse

Enigmatic

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. surpassing the normal, preternatural

Transcendent

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a self-consequential, temperamental person

Prima donna

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. directed with doubt or suspicion

Askance

123

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. not forthright or direct in speaking

Oblique

124

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. cantankerous, ornery

Crotchety

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. felicitous, apposite, happening under fitting circumstances

Auspicious

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. artless, plainly apparent

Overt

127

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. behavior in keeping in good tastes or urbanity

Decorum

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. skilled at getting an advantage, canny, sharp

Wily

129

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. derogatory or disparaging in tone

Snide

130

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. loaded or weighed down with

Laden

131

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. childishly sulky and bad-tempered

Petulant

132

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. confuse or vex

Addle

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. accept; approve

Condone

134

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. tending to engage in contention

Divisive

135

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. constantly present and in one's way

Underfoot

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. sparkling

Scintillating

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a cloistered settlement; a stymied, non-progressive place

Backwater

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. someone of low moral, a sordid person

Cad

139

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. excessively byzantine legal procedure

Bureaucracy

140

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. derived from a title

Titular

141

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. calm, respectable, unadventurous

Staid

142

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. irresponsible; inept

Feckless

143

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. procrastination, a deliberate waste of time

Dalliance

144

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. belonging to an earlier time

Bygone

145

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. not indulging much in luxuries, non-epicurean

Spartan

146

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a name or title

Appellation

147

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. encroach, advance exceeding personal space

Infringe

148

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a man concerned with his clothes and appearance

Fop

149

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. refulgent

Effulgent

150

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. something with a soothing, calming, or restorative effect

Balm

151

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. prejudiced in favor of a cause

Partisan

152

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. morally lazy, supine

Dissolute

153

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a short proverb, aphorism

Adage

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. self-confidence, assurance, hubris

Aplomb

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. refuse to comply

Balk

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. an attempt to assimilate into a new activity or sphere

Foray

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a place or person strongly upholding or advocating an attitude, principle, or activity

Bastion

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a speech defect where s sounds like th in thick and z sounds like th in thin

Lisp

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. situated or extending across something

Transverse

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. an outline depicting a shape

Contour

161

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. an exact copy, autotype

Facsimile

162

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. treat with kindness demeaningly

Patronize

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. feeling remorseful; repentant

Penitent

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. dilapidated due to negligence and disuse

Derelict

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. endow, leave behind for someone after one's parting; to pass on to someone else

Bequeath

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a split or division

Schism

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. produced in the throat; harsh-sounding

Guttural

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences of a language

Syntax

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a small quantity of something

Modicum

170

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a country person

Yokel

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to walk in an ostentatious yet casual manner

Sashay

172

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. deliberate and unwarranted

adj. salacious

Wanton

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a length of hair or other flexible material interlaced by three or more strands, a braid

Plait

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. cheerful, sanguine, self-confident

Jaunty

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. tolerate or allow

Brook

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. impossible to coax

adj. impossible to stop or forestall

Inexorable

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. unable to take effective action

Impotent

178

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. involving financial matters

Fiscal

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. talkative, voluble, glib

Loquacious

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. fussy about one's needs or requirements

adj. showing close attention to detail, minute

Finicky

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. smile or speak in a contemptuous, flouting fashion

Sneer

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. artificial

Faux

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a subtle quality, connotation, or implication

Overtone

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. pretentious or pompous in speech

Tumescent

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. grumble, carp

Grouse

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a feeling of remorse or regret

Contrition

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. torment or tease someone with the idea or smell of something unobtainable

Tantalize

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. money or means required to do something

Wherewithal

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a tedious recital or repetitive series

Litany

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a confused or chaotic state, a mess, jumble, mix-up

Snafu

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Smart

(1 verb)

v. (of a wound or body part) to cause a sharp, stinging pain

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. (of a wound or body part) to cause a sharp, stinging pain

Smart

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Arboreal

(1 adjective)

adj. living in trees; related to trees

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. living in trees; related to trees

Arboreal

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Juxtaposition

(1 noun)

n. the fact of the closeness of two contrasting things

196

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. the fact of the closeness of two contrasting things

Juxtaposition

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Mire

(2 nouns, 1 adjective)

n. swampy or boggy ground

n. a difficult situation of difficulty, distress, or embarrassment

v. to cover in mud or stick in mud

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a difficult situation of difficulty, distress, or embarrassment

Mire

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. involving or causing much bloodshed

Sanguinary

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Sanguinary

(1 adjective)

adj. involving or causing much bloodshed