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cavernous
adj: resembling a cavern in depth, vastenss, or effect
chintz
n: a printed and glazed cotton fabric, usually in bright colors
concede
vb: to yield, grant, acknowledge or admit
decipher
vb: to read, interpret, or decode
diction
n: the choice of words used while speaking, enunciation
elude
vb: to evade or escape
facade
n: an artificial or deceptive front, the front of a building
facility
n: ease in doing something, aptitude
languid
adj: lacking in energy, spirit, or animation
omni
prefix: all
reciprocate
vb: to give/take mutually, to perform an action in repsonse to another
superfluous
adj: beyond what is normal or required
balk
vb: to stop suddenly, to hesitate/be unwilling, to foil someone
dreck
n: trash, worthless stuff (merchandise)
epithet
n: an insult or descriptive title added to a name
etch
n: to mark into, to make clearly visible
exclave
n: a section of a country that is physically seperate from the main body
gable
n: a triangularly shaped peak on a building
harrow
vb: to break or tear up
mead
n: an alcoholic drink made from honey, often drank by Vikings
renege
vb: to break a promise
scourge
n: a whip
sedulous
adj: to work hard, to work with care and concentration
surmise
n or vb: to make a guess, a guess
thane
n: a servant to a nobleman
balk
vb: to stop suddenly, to hesitate/be unwilling, to foil someone
dreck
n: trash, worthless stuff (merchandise)
epithet
n: an insult or descriptive title added to a name
etch
n: to mark into, to make clearly visible
exclave
n: a section of a country that is physically seperate from the main body
gable
n: a triangularly shaped peak on a building
harrow
vb: to break or tear up
mead
n: an alcoholic drink made from honey, often drank by Vikings
renege
vb: to break a promise
scourge
n: a whip
sedulous
adj: to work hard, to work with care and concentration
surmise
n or vb: to make a guess, a guess
thane
n: a servant to a nobleman
alacrity
n: speed or quickness, eagerness
appease
vb: to soothe, relieve, or satisfy
carouse
vb: to drink excessively and be boisterous
conjure
vb: to summon (possibly by magic, to bring to mind
digression
n: when someone goes off subject and remebers something in great detail
gumption
n: guts, spunk, common sense
hilt
n: the handle of a weapon or tool
martial
adj: relating to war
premonition
n: a bad feeling, foreboding, early knowledge of an event
prowess
n: superior skill or ability
pyre
n: a fire used in funeral rites
raucous
adj: loud and disorderly
stalwart
adj: firm, strong, resolute
bier
n: a stand used to support a corpse or coffin during a funeral
compunction
n: anxiety, regret, or remorse caused by guilt
imply
vb: to indicate indirectly
infer
vb: to guess or assume based on evidence
irony
n: coincidence, opposition, sarcasm
knell
n: the sound of a bell being rung slowly, as in death
novel
n and adj: a work of fiction, new or unexpected
obsequy
n: a funeral or burial rite
palpable
adj: tangible, touchable, physically there
paradox
n: two opposing forces, an impossible circumstance
rapt
adj: wholly absorbed, deeply moved
Stakhanovite
n: overachiever, hard worker