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relent
become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
gullible
easily deceived
millennium
thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
perceptive
insightful; showing a good ability at perceiving and understanding; aware; wise; of perception
malignant
tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor
importunate
urging; always demanding; troublesomely urgent or persistent
supposition
assumption; hypothesis; surmise; V. suppose
ravine
narrow valley with steep sides; gorge; CF. gully, canyon
potent
powerful; convincing; persuasive; greatly influential
flay
strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly
magnitude
greatness (in size or extent); extent
dregs
sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
irresolute
uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
amiable
agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
loathe
detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell
inviolable
secure from corruption, attack, or violation(or profanation); unassailable; Ex. inviolable oath/rights; N. inviolability
symmetry
arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity; ADJ. symmetrical
repercussion
rebound; reaction; reverberation; Ex. serious repercussion
occult
mysterious; secret; supernatural; beyond human comprehension; CF. mysterious to human ?; OP. bare
cadaver
corpse; dead human body
amass
collect (gradually, in a very large amount)
convivial
pleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial
misapprehension
error; misunderstanding; V. misapprehend
cadaverous
like a corpse; pale
exiguous
small in amount; minute
stultify
make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression
abstain
refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
slur
pronounce indistinctly; speak indistinctly; mumble
bard
poet
pliable
flexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable
saturate
soak thoroughly; imbue; impregnate; charge; fill to capacity
subversive
tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
deft
neat; skillful
heinous
atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
circuitous
roundabout
bask
luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth
vegetate
live in a monotonous way (without interests or activity); CF. vegetation: plants of an area; CF. vegetarian; CF. vegan
incur
bring upon oneself
corporeal
bodily (rather than spiritual); of a bodily form; material; tangible
credulity
belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
deadpan
wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
rivulet
small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
gestate
evolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
ethos
underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
redolent
odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery
abdicate
renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
hew
cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
sanguinary
bloody; with much bloodshed
trivia
trifles; unimportant matters
chimerical
fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; N. chimera: unreal fancy; fire-breathing female creature
concede
admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
revoke
cancel; retract; CF. irrevocable
ecologist
person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
quiescent
dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
arch-
chief; first; Ex. archbishop
numismatist
person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals
minutiae
petty or trivial details; CF. minutia
askew
crookedly; slanted; at an angle
bouillon
clear beef (or meat) soup
sagacious
wise; perceptive; shrewd; having insight; N. sagacity
predator
predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation
defer
give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
litotes
understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
agog
highly excited; intensely curious
fastidious
difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky
penury
extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
dissimulate
pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
hapless
unfortunate; luckless
truncate
cut the top off; shorten
disquisition
formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report