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Divest

V. strip, deprive

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Docket

N. program as for trial; book where such entries are made

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doff

V. take off

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Doggerel

N. poor verse

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Dogmatic

ADJ. positive; arbitrary

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Dolorous

ADJ. sorrowful

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Domicile

N. home

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Dorsal

ADJ. relating to the back of an animal

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Dotage

N. senility

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Doughty

ADJ. courageous

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Dour

ADJ. sullen; stubborn

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Dowdy

ADJ. slovenly; untidy

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Droll

ADJ. queer and amusing

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Dross

N. waste matter; worthless impurities

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Drudgery

N. menial work

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Duplicity

N. double-dealing; hypicrisy

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Duress

N. forcible restraint, especially unpawfully

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earthy

ADJ. unrefined; coarse

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ebullient

ADJ. showing excitement

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ecclesiastic

ADJ. pertaining to the church

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edify

v. instruct; correct morally

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educe

v. draw forth; elicit

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efface

v. rub out

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effectual

adj. worn out; exhausted; barren

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efficacy

n. power to produce desired effect

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effigy

n. dummy

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efflorescent

adj. flowering

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effrontery

n. shameless boldness

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effulgent

adj. brilliantly radiant

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effusion

N. pouring forth

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effusive

adj. pouring forth; gushing

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egoism

n. excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others

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egotism

n. conceit; vanity

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egregious

adj. gross; shocking

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egress

n. exit

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ejaculation

n. exclamation

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elation

n. a rise in spirits; exaltation

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elegiacal

adj. like an elegy; mournful

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elicit

v. draw out by discussion

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elucidate

v. explain; enlighten

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elusory

adj. tending to deceive expectations; elusive

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emaciated

adj. thin and wasted

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emanate

v. issue forth

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emancipate

v. set free

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embezzlement

n. stealing

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emblazon

v. deck in brilliant colors

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embroil

v. throw into confusion

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emend

v. correct

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emetic

n. substance causing vomiting

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eminent

adj, high; lofty

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emolument

n. salary; compensation

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emulate

v. rival; imitate

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enclave

n. territory enclosed within an alien land

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encomiastic

adj. praising; eulogistic

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encompass

v. surround

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encroachment

n. gradual intrusion

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encumber

v. burden

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endive

n. species of leafy plant used in salads

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endue

v. provide with some quality; endow

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enervate

v. weaken

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engender

v. cause; produce

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enigma

n. puzzle