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disinterested
unprejudiced; free from bias and self-intrest; objective
arboreal
of or living in trees
stint
supply; allotted amount of work; assigned portion of work; limitation
recondite
abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret
augury
omen; prophecy; sign of coming events;
(v. augur - predict; fortell)
sartorial
pertaining to tailors or tailoring
slur
slander; insult to one's character or reputation
quarry
person or animal of pursuit; victim; object of a hunt; prey
ineluctable
not to be avoided, changed, or resisted
pang
sudden sharp feeling of pain
incontinent
lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
seasonable
opportune; occurring at the proper time or season
astringent
binding; causing contraction; harsh or severe;
quotidian
daily; commonplace;customary
innuendo
indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation
jocose
having a tendency of joking
gainsay
deny; to declare to be untrue or invalid
convivial
relating to, occupied with, or fond of feasting, drinking, and good company
cogent
convincing
nostrum
questionable medicine;
a usually questionable remedy or scheme
conflagration
great fire
labile
likely to change; unstable
panegyric
formal praise; encomium
apothecary
druggist; pharmacist
furrow
long shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin
gerontocracy
government ruled by old poeple
madrigal
pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments