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mogul
powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
urchin
mischievous child (usually a boy); CF. urchin: hedgehog; CF. porcupine: pig with spikes ?; CF. sea urchin
rank
offensive in odor or flavor
stagnant
(of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
splice
join together end to end to make one continuous length; fasten together; unite; Ex. splice two strips of tape; N.
inured
accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
indulge
yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
lunatic
insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
visage
face; appearance
defray
provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
ruminant
V: to reflect deeply on a subject; N: an animal that ruminates(digested food and chew it again - CUD); ADJ.
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solicit
entreat; request earnestly; seek to obtain; Ex. solicit votes; CF. solicitor: one who solicits; chief law officer
obstinate
stubborn; hard to control or treat; Ex. obstinate cough; N. obstinacy
episodic
(of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience
outspoken
candid; blunt
congruence
correspondence of parts; harmonious relationship; CF. congruity
malign
speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
torrent
rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
daunt
intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten
trim
make neat or tidy by clipping; reduce by removing what is unnecessary; ornament; decorate (round the edges); Ex. trim the cost; Ex. jacket trimmed with fur; N. ADJ: tidy; in good order
variegated
(esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
crossbreed
hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
circumscribe
limit; confine; draw a line around
elliptical
ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out, like ellipsis (. . .) elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis;
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implication
something hinted at or suggested; implying; implicating
suffuse
spread through or over (with a color or liquid); charge; Ex. A blush suffused her cheeks.
veracious
(of a person) truthful ROOT ver - TRUTH
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patent
obvious; easily seen; open for the public to read; of or protected by a patent; Ex. patent to everyone; N.
debilitate
weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
inopportune
untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen
graphite
black form of carbon used in lead pencils
sonorous
resonant; producing a full deep sound; producing sound
egress
exit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
arduous
hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
shunt
move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
tout
promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
inebriated
habitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety
damn
condemn; criticize severely; condemn to everlasting punishment; doom; bring to ruin; N. damnation
oath
solemn promise; blasphemous use of sacred words to express strong feelings; swear-word; Ex. ``For Christ's sake''
artery
blood-vessel; CF. vein
strangle
kill by choking or suffocating; suppress
outcast
one that has been excluded from a society; ADJ.
putrescent
becoming putrid (decay); putrefying
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savory
pleasant in taste; tasty; pleasing, attractive, or agreeable; Ex. savory reputation
implement
put into effect; enforce; carry out; supply with tools; Ex. implement the plan/suggestion; N: tool or instrument
fabricate
build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
plethora
excess; overabundance; Ex. a plethora of excuses
sedition
conduct or language inciting rebellion; rebellion; resistance to authority; insubordination; ADJ. seditious
disenfranchise
disfranchise; deprive of a civil right; OP. enfranchise
outlaw
fugitive from the law (excluded from legal protection); V: declare (someone) to be an outlaw; deprive of the protection of the law; declare illegal; Ex. Drinking has been outlawed.
placid
peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake
convene
come together; assemble; call to meet; Ex. convene the council
generate
cause; produce; create
decry
express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
coiffure
hairstyle
puny
tiny; weak; insignificant
euthanasia
mercy killing
tact
skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
canny
shrewd in money matters; thrifty
slag
glassy residue from smelting metal; dross; waste matter
spatula
broad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
rent
tear made by rending; rip; split
creep
move with body close to the ground; move stealthily or slowly; N.
hackles
hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
brittle
hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
maroon
leave helpless on a deserted island or coast; ADJ. red brown
postmortem
autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem
forerunner
predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
slander
defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
annul
make void