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Pith
central part of something; vigor; spongy interior of body part
canonical
conforming to general principles; following canon law
sate
fully gratify desire;glut somebody
artlessness
Lacking art, knowledge, or skill; uncultured and ignorant;Having or displaying no guile, cunning, or deceit
Propitiate
To conciliate (an offended power); appease: propitiate the gods with a sacrifice
Stolid
Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; impassive: “the incredibly massive and stolid bureaucracy of the Soviet system” (John Kenneth Galbraith).
Pine
To feel a lingering, often nostalgic desire; To wither or waste away from longing or grief: pined away and died
Bent
A tendency, disposition, or inclination
Pan
Severe criticism, especially a negative review
Din
To stun with deafening noise;To instill by wearying repetit
sere
Withered; dry: sere vegetation at the edge of the desert
Doff
To take off; remove;To put aside; discard
Don
To put on; To assume or take on: donned the air of the injured party
Sctoch
To assume or take on: donned the air of the injured party;To injure so as to render harmless;To cut or score
Extant
Still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct: extant manuscripts
Sedulous
Persevering and constant in effort or application; assiduous
Disaffect
To cause to lose affection or loyalty
Occult
Hidden from view; conceal
Harrow
To break up and level (soil or land) with a harrow. To inflict great distress or torment on.
Nice
Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle;Done with delicacy and skill
Maculated
Spotted or blotched.
Stained; impure
Nucleate
To bring together into a nucleus.
To act as a nucleus for.
To provide a nucleus for.
Pacific
Tending to diminish or put an end to conflict; appeasing.
Of a peaceful nature; tranquil
Impassive
Devoid of or not subject to emotion.
Revealing no emotion; expressionless.
Archaic. Incapable of physical sensation.
Motionless; still
Coda
Music. The concluding passage of a movement or composition.
A conclusion or closing part of a statement
Macerate
To make soft by soaking or steeping in a liquid.
To separate into constituents by soaking.
To cause to become lean, usually by starvation; emaciate
Nexus
A means of connection; a link or tie: “this nexus between New York's... real-estate investors and its... politicians” (Wall Street Journal).
A connected series or group.
The core or center:
Emboss
To mold or carve in relief: emboss a design on a coin.
To decorate with or as if with a raised design: emboss leather.
To adorn; decorate.
To cover with many protuberances; stud
Torrid
Parched with the heat of the sun; intensely hot.
Scorching; burning: the torrid noonday sun.
Passionate; ardent: a torrid love scene.
Hurried; rapid:
Churlishness
Of, like, or befitting a churl; boorish or vulgar.
Having a bad disposition; surly: “as valiant as the lion, churlish as the bear” (Shakespeare).
Difficult to work with, such as soil; intractable
Fledge
To take care of (a young bird) until it is ready to fly.
To cover with or as if with feathers.
To provide (an arrow) with feathers.
Guileless
Free of guile; artless
Reportorial
Of or pertaining to a reporter or reporters; as, the reportorial staff of a newspaper.
Wax
To increase gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity.
To show a progressively larger illuminated area, as the moon does in passing from new to full.
To grow or become as specified:
Solder
Any of various fusible alloys, usually tin and lead, used to join metallic parts.
Something that joins or cements.
Rent
An opening made by rending; a rip.
A breach of relations between persons or groups; a rift.
Disabuse
To free from a falsehood or misconception
Arrhythmic
Lacking rhythm or regularity of rhythm
Precipitate
To throw from or as if from a great height; hurl downward: “The finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below” (Thornton Wilder).
To cause to happen, especially suddenly or prematurely. See Synonyms at speed.
Meteorology. To cause (water vapor) to condense and fall from the air as rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
Chemistry. To cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution
Untoward
Not favorable; unpropitious.
Troublesome; adverse: an untoward incident.
Hard to guide or control; unruly.
Improper; unseemly.
Archaic. Awkward
Opprobious
Expressing contemptuous reproach; scornful or abusive: opprobrious epithets.
Bringing disgrace; shameful or infamous:
Veritable
Being truly so called; real or genuine
Deposition
The act of deposing, as from high office.
The act of depositing, especially the laying down of matter by a natural process.
Something deposited; a deposit.
Deposition
The act of deposing, as from high office.
The act of depositing, especially the laying down of matter by a natural process.
Something deposited; a deposit.
Repine
To be discontented or low in spirits; complain or fret.
To yearn after something
Undergrid
To support or strengthen from beneath.
Scurvy
A disease caused by deficiency of vitamin C, characterized by spongy and bleeding gums, bleeding under the skin, and weaknes Mean; contemptible
Scurvy
A disease caused by deficiency of vitamin C, characterized by spongy and bleeding gums, bleeding under the skin, and weaknes Mean; contemptible
Supine
Lying on the back or having the face upward.
Having the palm upward. Used of the hand.
Marked by or showing lethargy, passivity, or blameworthy indifference. See Synonyms at inactive.
Inclined; sloping
Abjure
To renounce under oath; forswear.
To recant solemnly; repudiate: abjure one's beliefs.
To give up (an action or practice, for example); abstain from
Steep
To soak in liquid in order to cleanse, soften, or extract a given property from.
To infuse or subject thoroughly to.
To make thoroughly wet; saturate
Exigent
Requiring immediate action or remedy. See Synonyms at urgent.
Requiring much effort or expense; demanding.