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Aural

adj. of or relating to the ear or sense of hearing

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Lascivious

adj. promiscuous, wanton

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Felonious

adj. of, relating to, or involved in crime

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Estival

adj. belonging to or appearing in summer

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Glut

n. an excessively abundant supply of something
v. supply or fill to excess
v. satisfy fully

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Avow

v. assert or confess openly: he avowed his change of fate

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Symposium

n. a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject
n. a collection of essays or papers on a particular subject by a number or contributors
n. a drinking party or convivial discussion

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Peculate

v. embezzle or steal (money, especially public funds)

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Pecuniary

adj. of, relating to, or consisting of money: he admitted a pecuniary advantage by deception

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Auspice

n. a divine or prophetic sign
n. (under the auspices of) with the help, support, or protection of

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Troth

n. faith or loyalty when pledged in a solemn agreement or undertaking: a token of troth
n. truth

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Impresario

n. a person who organizes and often finances concerts, plays, or operas
n. the manager of a musical, theatrical, or operatic company

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Lucre

n. money, especially when regarded as sordid or distasteful, or gained in a dishonest way

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Predicate

n. something that is affirmed or denied concerning an argument of a proposition
v. state, affirm, or assert (something) about the subject of a sentence or an argument of proposition: aggression is predicated of those who act aggressively
v. (predicate something on/upon) found or base something upon: the theory of structure on which later chemistry was predicated upon

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Harridan

n. a strict, bossy, or belligerent old woman

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Largesse

n. generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others: dispensing his money with such largesse
n. money or gifts given generously

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Paroxysm

n. a sudden attack or violent expresssion of a particular emotion or activity: a paroxysm of weeping
n. a sudden recurrence or attack of a disease, a sudden worsening of symptoms

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Imbroglio

n. an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation
n. a confused heap

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Mountebank

n. a person who decieves others, especially in order to trick them out of their money, a charlatan

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Savoir faire

n. the ability to act or speak appropriately in social situations

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Extant

adj. (of a document) still in existence; surviving: the original manuscript is no longer extant

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Marticulate

v. [no obj.] be enrolled at a college or university: he marticulated at the University of Vermont
v. [with obj.] admit (a student) to a college or university

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Hieratic

adj. of or concerning priests

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Anathema

n. something or someone that one vehemntly dislikes: racial hatred was anathema to her
n. a strong curse

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Moiety

n. each of two parts into which a thing is or can be divided
n. a part or portion, especially a lesser share

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Weal

n. a red, swollen mark left by a blow or pressure
n. an area of the skin that is raised, typically reddened, and usually accompanied by itching
n. that which is best for someone or something: I am holding this trial behind closed doors in the public weal

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Precursor

n. a forerunner

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Dotage

n. the period of life in which a person is old or weak: you could live here and look after me in my dotage

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Parvenu

n. a person of obscured origin who has gained wealth, influence, or celebrity

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Flagrant

adj. (of something considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously or obviously offensive

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Habiliment

n. clothing

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Subaltern

adj. of lower status

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Colloquy

n. a conversation

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Melange

n. a mixture; a medley

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Querulous

adj. complaining in a petulant or whiny manner

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Irascible

adj. having or showing a tendency to be easily angered

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Piquant

adj. having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavor
adj. pleasantly stimulating or exciting to the mind

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Solecism

n. a grammatical mistake in speech or writing
n. a breach of good manners; a piece of incorrect behavior

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Diapason

n. the entire compass, scope, or range of something

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Eunoia

n. beautiful thinking; a good mind

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Disinterested

adj. not influenced by considerations of personal advantage

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Shambles

n. a scene of carnage: the room was a shambles
n. [in sing.] an unsteady, shuffling gait
v. move with a slow, shuffling, awkward gait

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Abbatoir

n. a slaughterhouse

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Stultify

v. cause to lose enthusiasm and initiative, especially as a result of tedious and restrictive routine: the mentally stultifying effects of a disadvantaged home
v. cause (someone) to appear foolish or ansurd

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Fritter

v. (fritter something away) waste time, energy, or money on trifling matters: I wish we hadn't frittered the money away so easily
v. [no obj.] to dwindle or diminish: the day frittered
v. divide (something into pieces): they become frittered into minute tatters

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Avuncular

adj. of or relating to an uncle
adj. kind and friendly toward a younger or less experienced person
adj. of or relating to the relationship between men and their siblings' children

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Oleaginous

adj. rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily or greasy
adj. exaggeratedly and distastefully complimentary; obsequious, unctuous

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Gudgeon

n. a credulous or easily fooled person, a dupe

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Knave

n. a dishonest or unscrupulous man

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Infidel

n. a person who does not believe in religion or adheres to religion other than one's own, a gentile
adj. adhering to a religion other than one's own

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Munificient

adj. (of a gift or sum of money) larger or more generous than is usual or necessary
adj. (of a person) very generous

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Coy

adj. making a pretense of shyness or modesty that is intended to be alluring
adj. reticent, especially about something sensitive: she is coy about her age
adj. quiet and reserved; shy

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Nonentity

n. a person or thing with no special or interesting qualities; an unimportant person or thing

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Antecede

v. come before (something) in time, order, or position; precede

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Alumnus

n. a graduate or former student, especially male, of a particular school, college, or university: a Harvard alumnus

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Fugleman

n. a soldier placed in front of a millitary company as a good model during drills
n. a leader, organizer, or spokesman

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Lycanthrope

n. a werewolf

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Epicedium

n. a funeral song; dirge

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Ignis fatuus

n. something deceptive or deluding
n. a will-o'-wisp

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Ad hoc

adj. formed, arranged, or done for a particular purpose only: [as adv.] the group was constituted ad hoc

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Post hoc

adj. occuring or done after the event: a post hoc justification for the changes; grasping at reasons post hoc

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Mousy

adj. (of a person) nervous, shy, timid; lacking in presence or charisma
adj. (of hair) of a dull, light brown color

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Prate

v. [no obj.] talk foolishly or tediously about something

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Bifurcate

v. divide into two branches or forks
adj. forked, branched: a bifurcate tree

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Brachiate

adj. branched, especially having widely spread paired branches on alternate sides
adj. having arms

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Breviloquence

n. shortness of speech

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Stay

v. [with obj.] support or prop up
v. curb or check
n. a curb or check

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Ebulliate

v. to bubble or boil

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Bellicose

adj. demonstrating aggressiveness and willing to fight: Deep inside a metal foundry on the edge of Maretropolis, two dozen dastardly denizens of darkness huddled, joined in their bellicose chants of bloodlust

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Cabal

n. a secret political clique or faction: Outside, starry night hung low over the evil hideout, twinkling with a tranquility that was far-removed from that very cacophonous cabal of crooks

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Gremlin

n. an imaginary mischevious sprite regarded as responsible for an unexplained problem or fault, especially a mechanical or electronic one
n. an unexplained problem or fault

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Hitherto

adv. until now or until the point in time under discussion: Tonight, they wallow in their hitherto untasted destitution!

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Grunge

n. grime; dirt
n. the fashion associated with grunge rock

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Cohort

n. a group of people banded together or treated as a group
n. [often derogatory] a supporter or companion: Two-Flanks growled over the cheers of his criminal cohorts.

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Wink at

v. pretend not to notice (something bad or illegal): the authorities winked at their illegal trade

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Painterly

adj. of or appropriate to a painter; artistic
adj. (of a painting or its style) characterized by qualities of stroke, color, and texture rather than of line

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Dirigible

adj. capable of being steered, guided, or directed

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Bibulous

adj. excessively fond of drinking alcohol

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Descry

v. catch sight of: she descried two figures

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Nyctophilia

n. love of darkness or night; finding relaxation or comfort in the darkness

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Balderdash

n. senseless talk or writing; nonsense

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Slatternly

adj. (of a woman or their appearance) dirty and untidy

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Garner

v. gather or collect (something, especially information or approval)
v. store; deposit

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Appurtenant

adj. belonging; pertinent

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Betimes

adj. before the expected time; early: next morning I was up betimes

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Desuetude

n. a state of disuse: the docks fell ino desuetude

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Decanter

n. a stoppered glass container in which wine is decanted

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Descant

n. a melodious song
n. a discourse on a theme or subject: his descant of deprivation
v. talk tediously or at length

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Kith

n. one's friends, acquaintances, and relations

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Mode

n. a fashion or style in clothes, art, literature, etc.

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Abnegate

v. renounce or reject (something desired or valuable)

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Actuate

v. [with obj.] cause (a machine or device) to operate
v. cause (someone) to act in a particular way; motivate: the defendants were actuated by malice

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Proficient

adj. competent or skilled in using or doing something

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Brogue

n. a marked accent, especially Irish or Scottish, when spoken in English: a sweet lilt of brogue in her voice

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Thickset

adj. (of a person or animal) heavily or solidly built; stocky

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Choleric

adj. bad-tempered or irritable

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Choler

n. anger or irascibility

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Bawl

v. shout or call out noisily and unrestrainedly
n. a loud, unrestrained thought

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Whist

exclam. hush (used to demand silence)

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Folderol

n. trivial or nonsensical fuss: all the foderol of the athletic contests and the cheerleaders
n. a showy but useless item

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adj. belonging to or appearing in summer

Estival

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adj. of or relating to the ear or sense of hearing

Aural

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adj. promiscuous, wanton

Lascivious

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adj. of, relating to, or involved in crime

Felonious

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n. an excessively abundant supply of something
v. supply or fill to excess
v. satisfy fully

Glut

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v. assert or confess openly

Avow

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n. a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject
n. a collection of essays or papers on a particular subject by a number or contributors
n. a drinking party or convivial discussion

Symposium

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v. embezzle or steal (money, especially public funds)

Peculate

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adj. of, relating to, or consisting of money

Pecuniary

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n. a divine or prophetic sign

Auspice

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n. faith or loyalty when pledged in a solemn agreement or undertaking

Troth

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n. a person who organizes and often finances concerts, plays, or operas
n. the manager of a musical, theatrical, or operatic company

Impresario

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n. money, especially when regarded as sordid or distasteful, or gained in a dishonest way

Lucre

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n. something that is affirmed or denied concerning an argument of a proposition
v. state, affirm, or assert (something) about the subject of a sentence or an argument of proposition

Predicate

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n. a strict, bossy, or belligerent old woman

Harridan

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n. generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others

Largesse

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n. a sudden recurrence or attack of a disease, a sudden worsening of symptoms

Paroxysm

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n. an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation
n. a confused heap

Imbroglio

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n. a person who decieves others, especially in order to trick them out of their money, a charlatan

Mountebank

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n. the ability to act or speak appropriately in social situations

Savoir faire

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adj. (of a document) still in existence; surviving

Extant

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v. [no obj.] be enrolled at a college or university
v. [with obj.] admit (a student) to a college or university

Marticulate

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adj. of or concerning priests

Hieratic

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n. something or someone that one vehemntly dislikes

Anathema

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n. each of two parts into which a thing is or can be divided
n. a part or portion, especially a lesser share

Moiety

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n. a red, swollen mark left by a blow or pressure
n. an area of the skin that is raised, typically reddened, and usually accompanied by itching
n. that which is best for someone or something

Weal

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n. a forerunner

Precursor

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n. the period of life in which a person is old or weak

Dotage

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n. a person of obscured origin who has gained wealth, influence, or celebrity

Parvenu

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adj. (of something considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously or obviously offensive

Flagrant

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n. clothing

Habiliment

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adj. of lower status

Subaltern

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n. a conversation

Colloquy

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n. a mixture; a medley

Melange

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adj. complaining in a petulant or whiny manner

Querulous

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adj. having or showing a tendency to be easily angered

Irascible

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavor
adj. pleasantly stimulating or exciting to the mind

Piquant

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n. a grammatical mistake in speech or writing
n. a breach of good manners; a piece of incorrect behavior

Solecism

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n. the entire compass, scope, or range of something

Diapason

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n. beautiful thinking; a good mind

Eunoia

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adj. not influenced by considerations of personal advantage

Disinterested

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n. a scene of carnage

Shambles

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n. a slaughterhouse

Abbatoir

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v. cause to lose enthusiasm and initiative, especially as a result of tedious and restrictive routine
v. cause (someone) to appear foolish or absurd

Stultify

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v. [no obj.] to dwindle or diminish
v. divide (something into pieces)

Fritter

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adj. kind and friendly toward a younger or less experienced person
adj. of or relating to the relationship between men and their siblings' children

Avuncular

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adj. rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily or greasy
adj. exaggeratedly and distastefully complimentary; obsequious, unctuous

Oleaginous

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n. a credulous or easily fooled person, a dupe

Gudgeon

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n. a dishonest or unscrupulous man

Knave

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n. a person who does not believe in religion or adheres to religion other than one's own, a gentile
adj. adhering to a religion other than one's own

Infidel

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adj. (of a gift or sum of money) larger or more generous than is usual or necessary
adj. (of a person) very generous

Munificent

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adj. making a pretense of shyness or modesty that is intended to be alluring
adj. reticent, especially about something sensitive

Coy

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n. a person or thing with no special or interesting qualities; an unimportant person or thing

Nonentity

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v. come before (something) in time, order, or position; precede

Antecede

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n. a graduate or former student, especially male, of a particular school, college, or university

Alumnus

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n. a soldier placed in front of a millitary company as a good model during drills
n. a leader, organizer, or spokesman

Fugleman

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n. a werewolf

Lycanthrope

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n. a funeral song; dirge

Epicedium

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n. something deceptive or deluding
n. a will-o'-wisp

Ignis fatuus

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adj. formed, arranged, or done for a particular purpose only

Ad hoc

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adj. occuring or done after the event

Post hoc

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adj. (of a person) nervous, shy, timid; lacking in presence or charisma
adj. (of hair) of a dull, light brown color

Mousy

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v. talk foolishly or tediously about something

Prate

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v. divide into two branches or forks
adj. forked, branched

Bifurcate

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adj. branched, especially having widely spread paired branches on alternate sides
adj. having arms

Brachiate

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n. shortness of speech

Breviloquence

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v. [with obj.] support or prop up
v. curb or check
n. a curb or check

Stay

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v. to bubble or boil

Ebulliate

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adj. demonstrating aggressiveness and willing to fight

Bellicose

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n. a secret political clique or faction

Cabal

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n. an imaginary mischevious sprite regarded as responsible for an unexplained problem or fault, especially a mechanical or electronic one
n. an unexplained problem or fault

Gremlin

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adv. until now or until the point in time under discussion

Hitherto

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n. grime; dirt

Grunge

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n. a group of people banded together or treated as a group
n. [often derogatory] a supporter or companion

Cohort

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v. pretend not to notice (something bad or illegal)

Wink at

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adj. of or appropriate to a painter; artistic
adj. (of a painting or its style) characterized by qualities of stroke, color, and texture rather than of line

Painterly

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adj. capable of being steered, guided, or directed

Dirigible

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adj. excessively fond of drinking alcohol

Bibulous

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v. catch sight of

Descry

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n. love of darkness or night; finding relaxation or comfort in the darkness

Nyctophilia

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n. senseless talk or writing; nonsense

Balderdash

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adj. (of a woman or their appearance) dirty and untidy

Slatternly

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. gather or collect (something, especially information or approval)
v. store; deposit

Garner

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adj. belonging; pertinent

Appurtenant

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adj. before the expected time; early

Betimes

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n. a state of disuse

Desuetude

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n. a stoppered glass container in which wine is decanted

Decanter

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a melodious song
n. a discourse on a theme or subject
v. talk tediously or at length

Descant

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n. one's friends, acquaintances, and relations

Kith

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n. a fashion or style in clothes, art, literature, etc.

Mode

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v. renounce or reject (something desired or valuable)

Abnegate

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v. [with obj.] cause (a machine or device) to operate
v. cause (someone) to act in a particular way; motivate

Actuate

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adj. competent or skilled in using or doing something

Proficient

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n. a marked accent, especially Irish or Scottish, when spoken in English

Brogue

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adj. (of a person or animal) heavily or solidly built; stocky

Thickset

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adj. bad-tempered or irritable

Choleric

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n. anger or irascibility

Choler

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v. shout or call out noisily and unrestrainedly
n. a loud, unrestrained thought

Bawl

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

exclam. hush (used to demand silence)

Whist

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. trivial or nonsensical fuss
n. a showy but useless item

Folderol