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corollary
natural consequence (which naturally follows from something else)
begrudge
envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
germinal
pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
ramble
wander aimlessly (physically or mentally); digress
stipulate
state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance
pauper
very poor person
Occident
the West
mincing
affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
obviate
make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
compilation
listing of information in tabular or book form; compiling
lineaments
features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
stringent
(of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
compile
assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary
couple
join; unite; OP. uncouple
inclined
tending or leaning toward; bent; V. incline: slant; dispose; be disposed; tend
abysmal
bottomless
benediction
blessing
satirical
using satire; mocking
anoint
consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
incrustation
hard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust
subaltern
subordinate
squalor
condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
peripheral
of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
tyranny
oppression; cruel government; ADJ. tyrannical: of a tyrant or tyranny; despotic; V. tyrannize: treat tyrannically; oppress
brackish
somewhat saline
pastoral
rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor
vertigo
severe dizziness; giddiness
diverse
differing in some characteristics (from each other); various; N. diversity: | variety; dissimilitude; lack of resemblance
brooch
ornamental clasp; pin
obsequy
funeral ceremony
rakish
jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
resonant
(of a sound) echoing; resounding(sounding loudly); deep and full in sound; producing resonance; Ex. resonant voice; N. resonance
ratiocination
reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
impolitic
not wise; not expedient; not politic
congenial
pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather
masochist
person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
gainsay
deny
ovation
enthusiastic applause
conformity
harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance
seismic
pertaining to earthquakes
enrapture
please intensely; fill with rapture and delight
cower
shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
doldrums
blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
impiety
irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
propriety
fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
liability
drawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable; ADJ. liable: likely; responsible (for paying)
resignation
patiently submissiveness; statement that one is quitting a job; ADJ. resigned: acquiescent
mnemonic
pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
concur
agree; coincide; happen at the same time
compatible
harmonious; in harmony with; able to exist together
depravity
extreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave
incognito
with identity concealed; using an assumed name; ADJ.
tumid
(of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
slovenly
untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless
cataclysm
deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change
automaton
mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
prominent
protruding(sticking out); conspicuous; notable; eminent
trigger
set off; start
caprice
whim; sudden change of mind without any real cause
parable
short simple story teaching a moral
abrasive
rubbing away; tending to grind down
regiment
military unit; V: subject to strict order; Ex. regimented society
patronize
support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
gravity
seriousness; ADJ. grave
taxonomist
specialist in classifying (animals, etc.); CF. taxonomy: science of classification
remunerative
(of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid; V. remunerate: reward; pay (someone) for work or trouble
dissertation
formal essay; treatise
nocturnal
done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
impassive
without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
wean
accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes