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Abrasion

1. Damage to skin caused by scraping 2. Process of scraping or rubbing [abrade (v)]

2

Adumbrate

Outline; indicate

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Cognitive

Concerned with thinking or perceiving [cognition (n)]

4

Deign

Condescend

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Fervid

Passionate

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Gall

1. Bitterness (bad feeling) 2. Confidence 3. Abnormal growth on a plant

7

Levee

1. Raised bank of a river 2. Morning reception held by a monarch

8

Preternatural

Unnatural; abnormal

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Quell

Suppress

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Score (n)

Written form of music

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Abut

To adjoin

12

Consternation

Worry and concern

13

Gavel

Judge's hammer

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Lien

Right to sell property held as a security; legal hold on job etc.

15

Parenthesis

Remarks deviating from the main point [parentheses are round brackets in punctuation]

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Sinewy

Vigorous; having well-developed muscles [a sinew is a tendon]

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Steep (v)

To soak in water

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Tamp

To plug; press loose matter down tightly (e.g. Pack explosives into a hole)

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Venturing

1. Hazarding; risking; putting forward 2. Going somewhere [venturesome means courageous or willing to take risks]

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Wry

1. Twisted or bent to one side 2. Dryly humorous

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Arduous

Hard

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Decimated

Kill or destroy a large part of (originally one tenth)

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Fledge

1. Grow feathers 2. Leave nest [fledgling (n) = an inexperienced person or a baby bird]

24

Gouge

Cut or dig out

25

Picayune

Insignificant; of little value

26

Riveting

Fascinating [to rivet literally means to fix metal plates using metal pins]

27

Soliloquy

Solo speech

28

Supplicant

Person who requests or begs for something [supplicate (v)]

29

Transcendental

Supernatural; going beyond normal experience [transcendent (a)]

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Veritable

True; genuine [verity (n)]

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Condescension

Talking down to someone [condescending (a)]

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Divest

Remove; take off

33

Eddy

Circular current

34

Epaulet

Shoulder decoration

35

Fallacy

Wrong idea [fallacious (a)]

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Fringe

1. Decorative border with tassels (n) 2. To form an edge (v)

37

Leaven

To make light; modify; cause bread to rise using yeast etc.

38

Patronize

1. To talk down to; condescend 2. To be a customer of

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Prominent

1. Eminent 2. Protruding 3. Obvious

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Statute

Law [statutory (a)]

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Antipathy

Hatred

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Aver

Affirm

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Expatiate

Speak or write at great length

44

Flag (v)

1. To lose energy 2. To signal

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Flail

1. Tool used to thresh grain 2. To thresh (separate grain from chaff) 3. To wave arms about wildly

46

Indicted

Accused (of crime)

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Loll

Laze around; hang out (when used of the tongue)

48

Malign

Slander

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Secure (v)

1. To fix firmly 2. To obtain

50

Talon

Long pointed nail or claw

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Abeyance

State of inactivity; disuse

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Disarm

1. Take away weapons 2. Win over to ones side [disarming (a)]

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Elaborate

1. Complex and detailed (a) 2. To expand on (v)

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Foment

1. Stir up 2. Bathe with hot liquids (medical)

55

Jockeying

Maneuvering; struggling to get ahead of others [jockey (v)]

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Minutiae

Small details

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Rue

Regret [rueful (a)]

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Somatic

Concerned with the body

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Stinging

Holding back; limiting the supply (of supplies/money etc.) [stint (v)]

60

Temperate

Moderate

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Allure

1. Attraction (n) 2. To attract (v)

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Caulk

Treat with substance such as tar to make water-tight

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Conscript

1. Person enlisted compulsorily into the armed forces 2. (v) to enlist compulsorily

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Desultory

Aimless; inconsistent in effort

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Elegy

Poem concerned with death; praise of a dead person

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Fallow

Uncultivated

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Forbearing

Tolerant [forbear (v); forbearance (n)]

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Hegemony

Political domination; complete authority

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Improbity

Lack of honesty or integrity

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Qualm

Hesitation or fear

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Assay

1. Try 2. Assess purity

72

Chauvinist

Someone excessively patriotic [chauvinism (n)]

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Discrete

Separate; discontinuous (not to be confused with discreet -prudent; diplomatic)

74

Enlist

1. Sign up for the army 2. Obtain

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Fabricated

Made up; false; manufactured [fabricate (v); fabrication (n)]

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Fulminate

1. Attack loudly in words; denounce thunderously 2. Explode noisily

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Hawser

Thick rope or cable

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Jibe

Agree with; complement; match up with (In British slang jibe means mock)

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Peer

1. An equal 2. To stare at 3. Nobleman

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Stickler

One who is strict about rules or details

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Cloture

Closure; terminating a debate by voting

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Congruent

Matching [congruency (n)]

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Dally

Waste time; flirt

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Dissemble

Avoid the truth

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Dote

Be excessively find of [doting (a)]

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Errant

1. Wandering 2. Wrong 3. Straying from accepted standards

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Fervent

Passionate

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Stomach (v)

To tolerate

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Synapse

Junction between two nerve cells

90

Undercutting

Offering a lower price; undermining

91

Arson

Deliberate, criminal starting of fires

92

Carrion

Dead flesh; carcasses

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Intelligible

Can be understood

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Ironclad

Cannot be altered; firm

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Lint

Fluff; soft material used to over wounds

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Pretension

Assumed attitude of superiority; arrogance

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Pundit

Expert

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Pyre

Ceremonial fire

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Sate

Satisfy

100

Syncopation

Type of musical rhythm with missed beats

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1. Damage to skin caused by scraping 2. Process of scraping or rubbing [abrade (v)]

Abrasion

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Outline; indicate

Adumbrate

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Concerned with thinking or perceiving [cognition (n)]

Cognitive

104

Condescend

Deign

105

Passionate

Fervid

106

1. Bitterness (bad feeling) 2. Confidence 3. Abnormal growth on a plant

Gall

107

1. Raised bank of a river 2. Morning reception held by a monarch

Levee

108

Unnatural; abnormal

Preternatural

109

Suppress

Quell

110

Written form of music

Score (n)

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To adjoin

Abut

112

Worry and concern

Consternation

113

Judge's hammer

Gavel

114

Right to sell property held as a security; legal hold on job etc.

Lien

115

Remarks deviating from the main point [parentheses are round brackets in punctuation]

Parenthesis

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Vigorous; having well-developed muscles [a sinew is a tendon]

Sinewy

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To soak in water

Steep (v)

118

To plug; press loose matter down tightly (e.g. Pack explosives into a hole)

Tamp

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1. Hazarding; risking; putting forward 2. Going somewhere [venturesome means courageous or willing to take risks]

Venturing

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1. Twisted or bent to one side 2. Dryly humorous

Wry

121

Hard

Arduous

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Kill or destroy a large part of (originally one tenth)

Decimated

123

1. Grow feathers 2. Leave nest [fledgling (n) = an inexperienced person or a baby bird]

Fledge

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Cut or dig out

Gouge

125

Insignificant; of little value

Picayune

126

Fascinating [to rivet literally means to fix metal plates using metal pins]

Riveting

127

Solo speech

Soliloquy

128

Person who requests or begs for something [supplicate (v)]

Supplicant

129

Supernatural; going beyond normal experience [transcendent (a)]

Transcendental

130

True; genuine [verity (n)]

Veritable

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Talking down to someone [condescending (a)]

Condescension

132

Remove; take off

Divest

133

Circular current

Eddy

134

Shoulder decoration

Epaulet

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Wrong idea [fallacious (a)]

Fallacy

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1. Decorative border with tassels (n) 2. To form an edge (v)

Fringe

137

To make light; modify; cause bread to rise using yeast etc.

Leaven

138

1. To talk down to; condescend 2. To be a customer of

Patronize

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1. Eminent 2. Protruding 3. Obvious

Prominent

140

Law [statutory (a)]

Statute

141

Hatred

Antipathy

142

Affirm

Aver

143

Speak or write at great length

Expatiate

144

1. To lose energy 2. To signal

Flag (v)

145

1. Tool used to thresh grain 2. To thresh (separate grain from chaff) 3. To wave arms about wildly

Flail

146

Accused (of crime)

Indicted

147

Laze around; hang out (when used of the tongue)

Loll

148

Slander

Malign

149

1. To fix firmly 2. To obtain

Secure (v)

150

Long pointed nail or claw

Talon

151

State of inactivity; disuse

Abeyance

152

1. Take away weapons 2. Win over to ones side [disarming (a)]

Disarm

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1. Complex and detailed (a) 2. To expand on (v)

Elaborate

154

1. Stir up 2. Bathe with hot liquids (medical)

Foment

155

Maneuvering; struggling to get ahead of others [jockey (v)]

Jockeying

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Small details

Minutiae

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Regret [rueful (a)]

Rue

158

Concerned with the body

Somatic

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Holding back; limiting the supply (of supplies/money etc.) [stint (v)]

Stinging

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Moderate

Temperate

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1. Attraction (n) 2. To attract (v)

Allure

162

Treat with substance such as tar to make water-tight

Caulk

163

1. Person enlisted compulsorily into the armed forces 2. (v) to enlist compulsorily

Conscript

164

Aimless; inconsistent in effort

Desultory

165

Poem concerned with death; praise of a dead person

Elegy

166

Uncultivated

Fallow

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Tolerant [forbear (v); forbearance (n)]

Forbearing

168

Political domination; complete authority

Hegemony

169

Lack of honesty or integrity

Improbity

170

Hesitation or fear

Qualm

171

1. Try 2. Assess purity

Assay

172

Someone excessively patriotic [chauvinism (n)]

Chauvinist

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Separate; discontinuous (not to be confused with discreet -prudent; diplomatic)

Discrete

174

1. Sign up for the army 2. Obtain

Enlist

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Made up; false; manufactured [fabricate (v); fabrication (n)]

Fabricated

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1. Attack loudly in words; denounce thunderously 2. Explode noisily

Fulminate

177

Thick rope or cable

Hawser

178

Agree with; complement; match up with (In British slang jibe means mock)

Jibe

179

1. An equal 2. To stare at 3. Nobleman

Peer

180

One who is strict about rules or details

Stickler

181

Closure; terminating a debate by voting

Cloture

182

Matching [congruency (n)]

Congruent

183

Waste time; flirt

Dally

184

Avoid the truth

Dissemble

185

Be excessively find of [doting (a)]

Dote

186

1. Wandering 2. Wrong 3. Straying from accepted standards

Errant

187

Passionate

Fervent

188

To tolerate

Stomach (v)

189

Junction between two nerve cells

Synapse

190

Offering a lower price; undermining

Undercutting

191

Deliberate, criminal starting of fires

Arson

192

Dead flesh; carcasses

Carrion

193

Can be understood

Intelligible

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Cannot be altered; firm

Ironclad

195

Fluff; soft material used to over wounds

Lint

196

Assumed attitude of superiority; arrogance

Pretension

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Expert

Pundit

198

Ceremonial fire

Pyre

199

Satisfy

Sate

200

Type of musical rhythm with missed beats

Syncopation