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bicentennial
a celebration of a two hundredth anniversary; happening once in a period of two hundred years or lasting two hundred years
centenarian
a person who has lived to be one hundred years old
centurion
a Roman officer commanding one hundred men; related to the military mind, especially as it favors military solutions for handling social problems
clamorous
characterized by continuous loud and complaining voices; noisily complaining; insistent
concise
covering much in few words; brief and to the point
concordance
a condition of harmony or agreement; an alphabetical index indicating reference passages, as from a writer's works
cordial
of the heart; warm and friendly; amiable
discordant
(sounding) harsh or inharmonious; clashing
genocide
the systematic extermination of an ethnic group
incisive
keenly penetrating; cutting into
proclamation
an official statement or announcement that informs or honors
reclaim
to claim again; to restore to former importance or usefulness
benediction
the invocation of a divine blessing, as at the close of a religious service; a blessing or state of blessedness
concourse
a running or flowing together; a broad public walkway or hallway; a crowd or throng
concurrent
occurring at the same time; meeting or acting together
corporal
related to the physical body
corpulent
very stout; fleshy and obese; fat
credibility
the quality of being believable or trustworthy
credulity
the (naive)willingness to believe too easily without proof
cursory
done in a superficial or hasty manner
dictum
an authoritative saying or maxim
incorporate
to form into one body or functioning unit; to combine several different things into a whole
incredulous
not believing, skeptical, or doubting
indicative
characteristic of or very much like; suggestive
aqueduct
a large pipe or other conduit made to bring water from a great distance
conducive
tending to lead, help, assist, or result in
definitive
completely accurate, reliable, and authoritative; decisive or conclusive
fidelity
faithfulness to one's promises or obligations; steadfast faithfulness; technological faithfulness
fiduciary
an individual who holds something in trust for another; a trustee
finale
a "grand" conclusion, as of a performance; the last scene of a play
finite
limited or bordered by time or by any measurement; measurable
flexuous
winding in and out; bending or wavering
inducement
anything used or given to persuade or motivate; an incentive
inflection
a slight change in tone or modulation of the voice, as in a point of emphasis
perfidious
characteristic of one who would intentionally betray a faith or trust; treacherous
traduce
to speak falsely of; to slander or defame; to disgrace another's good name; to vilify
affluent
flowing, as with wealth and riches; prosperous; flowing stream, as a tributary
confluence
a coming or flowing together, as of rivers or ideas; a place of joining
confound
to perplex, confuse, amaze, or bewilder
effusive
pouring forth in an emotional way; unrestrained or overly demonstrative
forte
one's special area of accomplishment or performance; one's strong point
fortify
to make stronger; to strengthen; to establish defenses, as against an oncoming enemy
fortitude
strength of character; patient courage, as during a long struggle
fraternize
to associate or socialize in a brotherly fashion; to be friendly with
fratricide
the killing of one's own brother, someone who commits such an act
mellifluous
as if flowing with honey or sweetness; like the tones of a honeyed voice
profusion
a pouring forth, as of great numbers; plentifulness; an abundance
superfluous
(flowing) beyond what is needed; in excess of a sufficiency