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Aborigine
original inhabitant
altercation
to quarrel
ambrosial
divine; fragrant
ambulatory
able to walk or move
amphibious
able to function on land or water
androgynous
unisex
aperture
a opening
apparition
unusual sight
apex
highest point
appendage
something attached to a larger item
arcane
secret
archetype
original pattern
ballyhoo
a noisy attention-getting demonstration
amalgam
a mixture of different elements
bedlam
uproar
bellicose
warlike
billet-doux
a love letter
bizarre
eccentric
bombast
pretentious
bona fide
made in good faith
boudoir
a woman's dressing room
brouhaha
hubbub
buffoon
clown
buttress
to support
cacophonous
harsh sounding
cadence
rhythm
cameo
raised image on a precious stone; small role
carcinogen
a substance that causes cancer
caucus
closed meeting of a political party
carnivore
flesh-eating animal
celestial
heavenly
circumvent
to avoid by going around
citadel
fortress
cogitate
to ponder or think intently
comatose
unconscious
conflagration
a large, destructive fire
contretemps
an embarrassing incident
conveyance
a means of transportation
corona
halo of light around the sun or moon
cryptic
secret; mysterious
cuisine
food; style of cooking
debonair
suave, charming; lighthearted
decanter
vessel used to receive liquid poured from another
deciduous
shedding at a certain stage
demagogue
a leader that promises things to people to gain power
dexterous
skillful; adroit
disheveled
untidy
distaff
pertaining to females; a stick that holds wool or flax for spinning
doggerel
loose, irregular verse; inferior poetry
dormant
sleeping; inactive
dulcet
sweet; melodic; soothing
echelon
one in a series of levels of command
effervescent
bubbly; lively
egregious
flagrant; out of the ordinary
emaciated
painfully thin; wasted
embellish
to make beautiful with ornamentation; to decorate
equestrian
relating to horseback riding
equilibrium
a state of balance
escalate
to enlarge or increase
exodus
a mass departure
expletive
an exclamatory word or phrase; obscene or profane
expunge
to strike out; erase
fecund
fruitful; productive
festoon
decorative chain or strip hung in a curve between two points
fiasco
failure
flamboyant
orante
flotilla
fleet of small ships
formidable
frightening; dreadful
gargoyle
a rain spout in the form of a grotesque human or animal figure
gauntlet
a thick, heavy glove; glove from a suit of armor
germinate
to begin to grow; spout