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Skipper

(1 noun)

n. captain of a ship, boat, aircraft, or sports team

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Nether

(1 adjective)

adj. lower in position

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Primordial

(2 adjectives)

adj. there since the beginning of time

adj. basic and fundamental

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Gaunt

(2 adjectives)

adj. lean and haggard, esp. due to torment

adj. (of a store or house) grim or desolate in appearance

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Deference

(1 noun)

n. humble submission and respect

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Dowdy

(1 adjective)

adj. (of a woman or their clothing) unfashionable and without style

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Malaise

(1 noun)

n. a feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness of which the exact identify of its cause is dubious

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Fleck

(1 noun)

n. a small amount of light or color; a speck of something

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Ambience

(2 nouns)

n. the character or atmosphere of a place

n. background noise

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Perpetual

(1 adjective)

adj. never ending or changing, impervious; occurring repeatedly

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Cathartic

(1 adjective)

adj. providing mental relief through open expressions of strong emotion

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Insensate

(1 adjective)

adj. lacking feeling, sense, physical sensation, or reason

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Firmament

(1 noun)

n. the sky, viewed as a solid surface

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Defenestration

(2 noun)

n. the action of throwing someone out the window

n. the act of removing or dismissing someone from their position of power

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Pelage

(1 noun)

n. the fur hair or wool of a mammal

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Aphonic

(1 adjective)

adj. voiceless or mute

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Geriatric

(1 adjective, 1 noun)

n. an old person

adj. relating to old people

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Posterity

(1 noun)

n. the descendants of a person

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Pontificate

(1 verb)

v. express one's opinions pompously or dogmatically

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Congenial

(1 adjective)

adj. pleasant because of a personality, qualities, or interests similar to one's own

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Proffer

(1 verb)

v. to offer; to hold out something for someone to accept

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Languid

(1 adjective)

adj. slow and relaxed

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Rote

(1 noun)

n. mechanical or habitual repetition of something inculcated; by heart (by rote)

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Lilt

(1 noun)

n. a characteristic rising and falling of one's voice when speaking

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Dredge (dredge up)

(1 verb)

v. to bring up an unpleasant fact

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Cagey

(1 adjective)

adj. reluctant to give out information

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Scion

(1 noun)

n. a descendant of a notable family

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Tepid

(2 adjectives)

adj. lukewarm

adj. showing little enthusiasm

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Rictus

(1 noun)

n. a fixed grimace or grin

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Matriarch

(1 noun)

n. a woman who is powerful within a family or organization

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Sublime

(2 adjectives)

adj. inspiring great admiration and awe

adj. used to denote the extreme nature of one's attitude or behavior (e.g. sublime audacity)

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Lithe

(1 adjective)

adj. thin, supple, and graceful

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Ungulate

(1 noun)

n. a hoofed animal

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Cull

(1 verb)

v. select from a large quantity (e.g. cull from a group)

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Tantamount

(1 adjective)

adj. equivalent in seriousness to

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Ostracize

(1 verb)

v. exclude from a group or society

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Belaguer

(1 verb)

v. lay siege to; beset with difficulties

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Tripe

(1 noun)

n. nonsense, rubbish

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Avant-garde

(1 adjective)

adj. heretical, iconoclastic

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Axiomatic

(1 adjective)

adj. obvious, self-evident

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Parochial

(1 adjective)

adj. insular, limited in outlook

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Burble

(1 verb)

v. to speak in an excited manner

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Bourgeois

(1 adjective)

adj. middle class

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Catch-22

(1 noun)

n. a lose-lose situation

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Cavalier

(1 adjective)

adj. without concern for others, offhand

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Cronyism

(1 noun)

n. the appointment of people close to you to preside in positions of authority

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Delineate

(1 verb)

v. limn, describe or portray precisely

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Dichotomy

(1 noun)

n. a division of contrast between two things (e.g. a dichotomy between love and lust)

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Disseminate

(1 verb)

v. to spread or disperse (such as information) widely

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Divulge

(1 verb)

v. to put out in the open, promulgate

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Egalitarian

(1 adjective)

adj. related to the belief that all people are equal (e.g. egalitarian principles)

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Expendable

(1 adjective)

adj. able to be lost without any substantial consequence

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Fastidious

(1 adjective)

adj. picky, finicky, minute

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Galvanize

(1 verb)

v. shock or excite someone to take action (e.g. galvanize into watching a movie)

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Gambit

(1 noun)

n. an action taken to gain an advantage

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Kibosh (put the kibosh on)

(1 verb)

v. to stop (e.g. put the kibosh on his burgeoning feelings)

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Misnomer

(1 noun)

n. an inaccurate epithet (e.g. calling a black dog 'Snowie')

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Neophyte

(1 noun)

n. a dilettante, tyro, beginner

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Ait

(1 noun)

n. a small island in a river

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Non sequitur

(1 noun)

n. a conclusion or statement that does not adhere to the previous statement

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Panacea

(1 noun)

n. a solution or cure-all for anything

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Quid pro quo

(1 noun)

n. a favor intended to remit a previous favor or to work someone into their debt

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Je ne sais quoi

(1 noun)

n. a trait or quality that cannot be described or named easily

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Quintessential

(1 adjective)

adj. an epitome, a perfect archetype, exhibiting the most perfect example of something

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Quixotic

(1 adjective)

adj. unrealistic and impractical, fanciful thinking

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Ramification

(1 noun)

n. result, consequence, implication

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Red herring

(1 noun)

n. a gambit, something intended to mislead

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Rejoinder

(1 noun)

n. an acerbic, witty reply, a canny rebuttal

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Rife

(1 adjective)

adj. full of (e.g. when you're rife with devastation, there's a simple explanation)

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Stalwart

(2 adjectives)

adj. loyal, reliable, and hardworking

adj. strongly built and sturdy (a stalwart frame)

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Svengali

(1 noun)

n. a puissant leader who exercises their powers, especially for baleful and malicious purposes

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Sycophant

(1 noun)

n. a toady, brownnoser, yes-man

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Tenuous

(2 adjectives)

adj. very weak to the point of being insubstantial

adj. very slender or fine (e.g. a thin, tenuous cloud)

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Tête-à-tête

(1 noun)

n. a private conversation between two people

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Verisimilitude

(1 noun)

n. the appearance of being veritable and authentic (the writer's identity merely endows the article with but a fleck of verisimilitude)

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Vicarious

(2 adjectives)

adj. acted or done for another

adj. feeling or imagining through other people (Fluttershy experiences vicarious melancholy for her animal's injuries)

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Wheelhouse

(1 noun)

n. a time or place at which one is advantageously at ease (in one's wheelhouse)

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White elephant

(1 noun)

n. a possession that is useless or onerous to keep

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Wunderkind

(1 noun)

n. a precocious person who achieves success when relatively young

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Glean

(1 verb)

v. to collect, gather, obtain from sundry sources gradually

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Anhedonic

(1 adjective)

adj. unable to experience pleasure, unflappable

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Sententious

(1 adjective)

adj. given to moralizing with pompous and grandiloquent fashion

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Harry

(1 verb)

v. to persistently beleaguer

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Erroneous

(1 adjective)

adj. wrong or incorrect

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Semblance

(1 noun)

n. the outward appearance of something, especially an erroneous depiction

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Anon

(1 adverb)

adv. soon, shortly (he will come anon)

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Occasion

(1 verb)

v. engender, cause (something)

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Duly

(1 adverb)

adv. jibing with what is expected of

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Draught (or draft)

(3 noun)

n. a single act of drinking or inhaling (knocked back the beer in one draught)

n. a current of cool air in a confined space

n. the action of pulling something along

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Curate

(1 noun)

n. a member of a clergy, a rector, a prelate

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Deign

(1 verb)

v. do something someone considers below them

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Wont

(1 noun)

n. one's normal behavior in a particular situation (a wont to sleep at 2 in the morning)

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Vale

(1 noun)

n. a valley, low part between two mountains

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Precept

(1 noun)

n. a general rule in order to regulate behavior and moral

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Crony

(1 noun)

n. a close friend or companion

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Twain

(2 nouns)

n. two

n. two items of the same kind

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Heath

(1 noun)

n. uncultivated land with scrubby vegetation

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Impute

(1 verb)

v. assign as a cause, attribute, ascribe

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Yen

(1 noun)

n. a yearning or longing for (a yen to go back home)

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Recourse

(1 noun)

n. refuge, succor, a source of help in a difficult situation; solution

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a small island in a river

Ait

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. captain of a ship, boat, aircraft, or sports team

Skipper

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. lower in position

Nether

104

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. there since the beginning of time

adj. basic and fundamental

Primordial

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. lean and haggard, esp. due to torment

adj. (of a store or house) grim or desolate in appearance

Gaunt

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. humble submission and respect

Deference

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. (of a woman or their clothing) unfashionable and without style

Dowdy

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness of which the exact identify of its cause is dubious

Malaise

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a small amount of light or color; a speck of something

Fleck

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. the character or atmosphere of a place

n. background noise

Ambience

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. never ending or changing, impervious; occurring repeatedly

Perpetual

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. providing mental relief through open expressions of strong emotion

Cathartic

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. lacking feeling, sense, physical sensation, or reason

Insensate

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. the sky, viewed as a solid surface

Firmament

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. the action of throwing someone out the window

n. the act of removing or dismissing someone from their position of power

Defenestration

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. the fur hair or wool of a mammal

Pelage

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. voiceless or mute

Aphonic

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. an old person

adj. relating to old people

Geriatric

119

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. the descendants of a person

Posterity

120

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. express one's opinions pompously or dogmatically

Pontificate

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. pleasant because of a personality, qualities, or interests similar to one's own

Congenial

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to offer; to hold out something for someone to accept

Proffer

123

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. slow and relaxed

Languid

124

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. mechanical or habitual repetition of something inculcated; by heart

Rote

125

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a characteristic rising and falling of one's voice when speaking

Lilt

126

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to bring up an unpleasant fact

Dredge (dredge up)

127

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. reluctant to give out information

Cagey

128

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a descendant of a notable family

Scion

129

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. lukewarm

adj. showing little enthusiasm

Tepid

130

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a fixed grimace or grin

Rictus

131

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a woman who is powerful within a family or organization

Matriarch

132

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. inspiring great admiration and awe

Sublime

133

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. thin, supple, and graceful

Lithe

134

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a hoofed animal

Ungulate

135

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. select from a large quantity

Cull

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. equivalent in seriousness to

Tantamount

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. exclude from a group or society

Ostracize

138

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. lay siege to; beset with difficulties

Belaguer

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. nonsense, rubbish

Tripe

140

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. heretical, iconoclastic

n. new ideas

Avant-garde

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. obvious, self-evident

Axiomatic

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. insular, limited in outlook

Parochial

143

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to speak in an excited manner

Burble

144

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. middle class

Bourgeois

145

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a lose-lose situation

Catch-22

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. without concern for others, offhand

Cavalier

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. the appointment of people close to you to preside in positions of authority

Cronyism

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. limn, describe or portray precisely

Delineate

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a division of contrast between two things

Dichotomy

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to spread or disperse (such as information) widely

Disseminate

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to put out in the open, promulgate

Divulge

152

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. related to the belief that all people are equal

Egalitarian

153

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. able to be lost without any substantial consequence

Expendable

154

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. picky, finicky, minute

Fastidious

155

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. shock or excite someone to take action

Galvanize

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. an action taken to gain an advantage

Gambit

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to stop

Kibosh (put the kibosh on)

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. an inaccurate epithet (e.g. calling a black dog 'Snowie')

Misnomer

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a dilettante, tyro, beginner

Neophyte

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a conclusion or statement that does not adhere to the previous statement

Non sequitur

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a solution or cure-all for anything

Panacea

162

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a favor intended to remit a previous favor or to work someone into their debt

Quid pro quo

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a trait or quality that can't be described

Je ne sais quoi

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. an epitome, a perfect archetype, exhibiting the most perfect example of something

Quintessential

165

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. unrealistic and impractical, fanciful thinking

Quixotic

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. result, consequence, implication

Ramification

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a gambit, something intended to mislead

Red herring

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. an acerbic, witty reply, a canny rebuttal

Rejoinder

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. full of

Rife

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. loyal, reliable, and hardworking

adj. strongly built and sturdy

Stalwart

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a puissant leader who exercises their powers, especially for baleful and malicious purposes

Svengali

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a toady, brownnoser, yes-man

Sycophant

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. very weak to the point of being insubstantial

adj. very slender or fine

Tenuous

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a private conversation between two people

Tête-à-tête

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. the appearance of being veritable and authentic

Verisimilitude

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. acted or done for another

adj. feeling or imagining through other people

Vicarious

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a time or place at which one is advantageously at ease

Wheelhouse

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a possession that is useless or onerous to keep

White elephant

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a precocious person who achieves success when relatively young

Wunderkind

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to collect, gather, obtain from sundry sources gradually

Glean

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. unable to experience pleasure, unflappable

Anhedonic

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. given to moralizing with pompous and grandiloquent fashion

Sententious

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to persistently beleaguer

Harry

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. wrong or incorrect

Erroneous

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. the outward appearance of something, especially an erroneous depiction

Semblance

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. soon, shortly

Anon

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. engender, cause (something)

Occasion

188

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. jibing with what is expected of

Duly

189

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a single act of drinking or inhaling (knocked back the beer in one draught)

n. a current of cool air in a confined space

n. the action of pulling something along

Draught (draft)

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a member of a clergy, a rector, a prelate

Curate

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. do something someone considers below them

Deign

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. one's normal behavior in a particular situation

Wont

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a valley, low part between two mountains

Vale

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a general rule in order to regulate behavior and moral

Precept

195

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a close friend or companion

Crony

196

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. two

n. two items of the same kind

Twain

197

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. uncultivated land with scrubby vegetation

Heath

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. assign as a cause, attribute, ascribe

Impute

199

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a yearning or longing for

Yen

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. refuge, succor, a source of help in a difficult situation; solution

Recourse