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Antecedent

Adj.
a preceding occurrence, cause, or event; going before
Ante
Antediluvian

Adj.
extremely old and antiquated; anachronistic. (Archaic): Occuring or belonging to the era before the Flood (antiquated, archaic, hoary, primeval, primitive, primordial, venerable)
A _ _ _ dilu _ _ _ _
Anthropomorphic

N.
attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.
Anthro
Bestial

Adj.
Beastly; marked by brutality or depravity; lacking in intelligence or reason; subhuman (feral, mammalian)
B
Bibliophile

N.
a lover or collector of books
Bib
Blanch

V.
to draw back or shy away, as from fear (recoil, flinch)
Bl
Calamitous

Adj.
Having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; disastrous (cataclysmic, catatrosphic)
Cal
Capacious

Adj.
capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy
C
Carnal

Adj.
Relating to the physical and especially sexual appetites; wordly or earthly temporal, of or relating to the body; bodily
C
Perquisite

N.
an incidental payment, benefit, privilege, or advantage over and above regular income, salary, or wages; a gratuity or tip; something demanded or due as a particular privilege
Per
Debilitate

V.
to sap the strength or energy of; enervate; to impair the strength (enervate, incapacitate)
Deb
Definitive

N.
Determinate; final (absolute, decisive)
Def

not "definite"
Edifice

N.
a building, especially one of imposing appearance or size; an elaborate conceptual structure
Ed
Pejorative

Adj.
Having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force; deprecatory
Pej
Petulant

Adj.
unreasonably irritable or ill-temperedl peevish; contemptuous in speech or behavior; easily irritated or annoyed
Pet
Filibuster

N.
the use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action
fili
Glib

Adj.
performed with a natural ease; marked by ease and fluency of speech or writing that often suggests or stems from insincerity, superficiality, or deceitfulness (loquacious, voluble)
G _ _ _
Hallow

V.
to make or set apart as holy; to respect or honor greatly (revere, venerate, sactify)
H _ _ _ _ w
Hew

V.
to make or shape with or as if with an ax; to cut down with an ax; fell
H _ _

using an ax
Hoary

Adj.
gray or white with or as with age; so old as to inspire venertion; ancient
H _ _ _ _
Idiosyncratic

N.
a structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group; a physiological or temperamental peculiarity
idio _ _ _ _ _ _ tic
Jubilee

N.
a specially celebrated anniversary, especially a fiftieth anniversary; a season or an occasion of joyful celebrationl jubilationl rejoicing
j _ _ _ _ _ e e
Juggernaut

N.
something, such as a belief or institution, that elicits blind and destructive devotion or to which people are ruthlessly sacrificed; an overwhelming, a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its path
jug
Lapidary

N.
one who cuts, polishes, or engraves gems; a dealer in precious or semiprecious stones (adj) marked by conciseness, precision, or refinement of expressionl sharply or finely delineated
latin: lapis, lapidis = stone, rock
Peremptory

Adj.
putting an end to all debate or action; not allowing contradiction or refusal; offensively self-assured; dictatorial
per _ _ _ tory
Perorate

V.
to conclude a speech with a formal recapitulationl to speak at great length, often in a grandiloquent manner; declaim
per_ _ _ _ e
Prolixity

Adj.
tediously prolonged; wordy; tending to speak or write at excessive length
prol _ _ _ _ _ y
Totem

N.
an animal, plant, or natural object serving among certain tribal or traditional peoples as the emblem of a clan or family and sometimes revered as its founder, ancestor, or guardian; a represenatation
t
Tintinnabulation

N.
the ringing or sounding of bells
t _ _ t _ _ _ _ _ _ lation
Fission

N.
the act or process of splitting into partsl a nuclear reaction in which an atomic nucleus, especially a heavy nucleus such as an isotope of uranium, splits into fragments, usually two fragments of comparable mass, releasing from 100 million to serveral hundred million electron volts of energy
f