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kerosene
oil used as fuel
luxuriously
with great pleasure or comfort; with indulgence
prior
preceding in time or order
compress
press together; make compact
illumination
source of light
marionette
jointed puppet manipulated from above by strings
thimble
small metal cup worn to protect the finger during sewing
distill
to separate or extract the essential elements of
apprenticeship
practice of working in trade for instruction
obligate
to cause to be indebted; bind b a socal, legal, or moral tie
salamander
mythical lizard-like creature capable of withstanding fire; lizardlike amphibian
exotic
intriguingly unusual or different; from another part of the world
capillary
minute blood vessel; fine and slender (having a very small internal diameter)
jolt
to move or dislodge with a sudden blow
phoenix
bird in Egyptian mythology that lived in the desert for 500 years, consumed itself in fire, and later rose renewed from its ashes
proclivity
natural inclination; predisposition
ignite
to cause to burn
asylum
place offering protection and safety; protection afforded by a sanctuary
odious
arousing strong dislike aversion or displeasure
flourish
thrive; grow well or luxuriantly
tamp
pack down tightly by a succession of blows
cacophony
jarring, discordant sound; dissonance
centrifuge
apparatus with a compartment spun to separate particles or materials of different specific gravities
patomime
communication by means of gesture and facial expression
incinerator
one that burns to ashes; apparatus that oes the same
rationalize
to use, and rely on, reason in forming a theory or belief
ventilator
a device that circulates fresh air and expels stale or foul air
sieve
a utensil of wire mesh or closely perforated metal, used for straing or sifting
suffuse
to spread through or over, as with liquid, color, or light
dentifrice
a substance, such as a paste or powder, for cleaning the teeth
aronist
a criminal who illegally sets fire to property
gimmick
an innovative stratagem or scheme employed especially to promote a project
praetorian
corruptible
insidious
working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealth manner
linguist
a person who speaks several languages fluently
contemptible
deserving of scron or disdain; despicable
trifle
something of little importance o value
disperse
to separate and move in different directions or scatter; to distribute
simmer
to be cooked gently or remain just at or below the boiling point
reel
to be thrown off balance or fall back
mannikin
an anatomical model of the human body
instinctive
arising from impulse; spontaneous and unthinking
plummet
to fall straight down; plunge
exhalation
the act or an instance of exhaling; something, such as air or vapor, that is exhaled
contaminate
to make impure or unclean by contact or mixture
musk
a greasy secretion with a powerful odor used in the manufacture of perfumes
wary
on guard; watchful; characterized by caution
simultaneous
happening, existing, or done at the same time
convolution
the state of being rolled upon itself, or rolled or doubled together
desolation
the state of being abandoned or forsaken