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A person who has invested personal wealth into a buisness
a very wealthy person
capitalist
surrender; ending resistence
capitulation
to cut off the head of; to behead
decapitate
a very steep or verticle face of a cliff or rock
the edge of a dangerous situation
precipice
to throw down from a great height
to make happen suddeny or quickly
precipitate
the restatement of a main idea
a summary or concise review
recapitulation
pertaining to the brain
intellectual
cerebral
the action of thinking, thought
cerebration
to mar or spoil the appearance or surface of something
deface
tow ipe out; to obliterate. also to make less clear, as if rubbing out
to make oneself inconspicuous
efface
a face of a building
the face or front of anything, especially an artificial or false front
facade
one of the many sides of a cut stone or jewel
one aspect of a situation, or of a tooth
facet
to insult intentionally; to offend or embarrass
an instuld or offensice act
affront
to stang or come directly in front of
to face with defiance or hostility
confront
flippant or insulting boldness; audacity
effrontary
disdainful; haughty and aloof
supercilious
relentless; unyeilding
oracle
a shrine where the ancient Greeks consulted one of their gods for advice or prophecy
a prophecy made at such a shrine
a person who transmits prophecy from a deity
a person or thing regarded as able to give wise guidance
oracle
an address or formal speech given on a special occassion
oration
a mouth or vent; an opening
orifice
to kiss
osculate
a cut or notch
indentation
a written contract between two parties
an agreement binding an apprentice to work for a master
to bind by written contract
indenture
a long three-pronged fork or weapon
trident
a specialist who corrects irregulary positioned teeth
orthodontist
a deep, narrow passge with rocky sides, enclosed between mountains
gluttonous eating
to eat greedily
to fill full; to stuff
gorge
to expel from the throat or stomach; to vomit
to discharge violently
disgorge
of immese size; gigantic
gargantuan
a grotesque carved human or animal figure, especially one used as a rainspout carrying water clear of a wall
gargoyle
to cause to pour back or cast up partially digested food; to vomit
regurgitate
the killing of many people; massacre
carnage
dead or decaying flesh
pertaining to dead flesh
carrion
embodied in human form
incarnate
an honor, award, or expression of approval
a ceremonial tap on the shoulder (dub) with the flat side of a sword
accolade
a low neckline on a garment or garment with a low neckline
decolletage
relating to or having an effect on the human body
corporal
characteristic of or resembling the physcial body
having material substance; able to be seen
corporeal
a military organization of officers or of officers and enlistees
an army unit
a group of people having purpose and direction in common
corps
excessively bulky; fat
corpulent
a body or collection of writings
a structure of special character in an animal body
corpus
harmony;agreement
accord
hearty; warm; sincere
stimulating
cordial
a state of agreement; harmony
an alphabetical index of all the words in a text or corpus of texts, showing every occurrence of a word
concordance
to turn into bone; to become bony
to become rigid (in behaivor, habits, or beliefs)
ossify
the scientific study of the skin and its diseases
dermatology
the outer protective layer of the skin or outer layer of various organisms
epidermis
pertaining to the back, especially of animals
dorsal
a set of documents containing information about a person or event; a file
dossier
to write one's signiture on the back of a check or other document
to sign a contract
to acknowledge receipt of payment
to support actively; to sanction
endorse
pertaining to the stomach
gastric
a person who is knowledgeable about good food and drink; a gourmet
gastronome
to deprive of strength; to weaken
enervate
cheerful;hopeful
reddish or ruddy
sanguine
blood relationship
any close relationship
consanguinity
unceasingly attentive; devoted
persistent; diligent
assiduous
differing; dissagreeing; dissenting
a person who disagrees
dissident
a meeting at which a spiritualist attempts to communicate with the dead
seance
characterized by much sitting
remaining in one area; not migeratory
sedentary
to take the place of; to replace
supersede
to free from restraint or influence
to free (a slave) from bondage
emancipate
a device for confining the hands; handcuffs
anything that contrains
to restrain
manacle
a formal order from a higher court; an authoritative command, order, or injunction
mandate
clearly apparent to sight or understaing; obvious
to show plainly; to reveal
to prove
a list of cargo or passangers
manifest
to use or handle skillfully
to manage with devious skill, or to adjust to suit one's purpose
manipulate
skill in the use of the hands or body
mental skill of adroitness; cleverness
dexterity
able to use either hand equally well
ambidexterous
relating to a finger or to a unit of measure
referring to a numberacle system for encoding data
digital
to turn aside
to swerve or turn aside
deflect
to bend the knee in a kneeling or half-kneeling position to express reverence or respect
genuflect
an alternation of pitch or tone of the voice
in grammar, an alteration of the form of a word to show different grammatical or syntactical relationships
inflection
the act or condition of being thrown back
something thrown back, as light,heat, sound, or an image
discredit; indirect speech
deep thought
reflection
excessivly grasping or greedy
given to seizing for plunder or as prey
rapacious
giving one's complete attention
overcome with emotion; completely filled with joy
rapt
done secretly; without approval
surreptitious
participation with another in an act that is or seems to be deceitful
complicity
deceitfulness in speech or conduct; double-dealing
being physically or numerically double or two-fold; doubleness
duplicity
to make clear; to explain thoroughly, often in a literart context
explicate
definite; stated in detail, leaving nothing to be guessed at; outspoken
explicit
a notable of heroic deed
to make use of selfishly or unethically
to publicize
to use to the greatest advantage
exploit
to indicate indirectly; to hint
imply
a tactic intended to frustrate, embarrass, or gain an advantage over an opponent
ploy
to use a tool or weapon vigorously; to work at a trade
to offer something persistently
the thickness of cloth, yarn, or rope
wood layered with crosswise grain
ply
to ask humbly or earnestly for, as in praying; to beseech
supplicate
to arrest
to grasp mentally; to understand
to anticipate with anxiety
apprehend
to consis of; to contain
comprise
a person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for buisness ventures
entrepreneur
stron enough to resis attack of capture; as a fortress
not to be outweighted or overcome in argument
impregnable
to reprimand, reprove, or express disapproval
reprehend
an action or act of retaliation against someone for injuries received
reprisal
appropriate to a purpose or useful in achieving a goal
a means to an end
expedient
to help or hurry the progress of something
of buisness, to perform buisness quickly
expedite
to hinder; to block the way of
impede
a line or list of ancestors, especially of a distinguished kind
a recorded line of descent showing pure breeding of animals
pedigree
a device that calculates distance traveled by counting the number of steps taken
pedometer
any two places on opposite sides of the earth
something that is the exact opposte of or contrary to something else
antipodes
the study and treatment of foot ailments
podiatry
an elevated platform for an orchestra conductor or lecturer; a dais
podium
the act or habit of launching attacks; invasion
hostile action or behavior
aggression
reduction in rank or status, espcially of office or dignity
lowering of moral or intellectual character
degradation
to stray from the main topic in writing ot speaking; to turn aside
digress
a systematic progression through a series of stages
gradation
an incline or slope; the rate of incline
gradient
to go back; to returen to a former or less developed condition
regress