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confluence
flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
bout
match; short period of great activity; Ex. wrestling bout; bout of drinking/flu
cursive
(of writing) flowing; running; having the successive letters joined
salvage
rescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved
nauseous
causing nausea; feeling nausea
canto
division of a long poem
mute
silent; without speech; not pronounced; unable to speak; N: one who is incapable of speech; V: soften the sound, color, shade of
maul
handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
tremulous
trembling; wavering
excoriate
scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
clasp
hold firmly within arms
corrugated
wrinkled; ridged
finicky
too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
lucrative
profitable; producing wealth
confidence
self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling yo
impenetrable
not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mystery
deterrent
something that discourages or deters
abut
border upon; adjoin
ineffable
unutterable; not to be uttered; taboo; that cannot be expressed in speech; indescribable; unspeakable; inexpressible; Ex. ineffable name/joy
founder
person who establishes (an organization or business)
cognate
having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
politic
prudent; judicious; well judged; expedient; well devised - possessing or displaying tact, shrewdness, or cunning
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pertinacious
holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent
accoutre
equip; N. accoutrement (equipment)
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annex
attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one
advert
refer, Dont get confused with avert which means to avoid.
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aghast
filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
marsh
wetland; swamp; V: flood; overwhelm; drench in with liquid
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codicil
supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
regale
entertain
unsavory
distasteful; disagreeable; morally offensive; Ex. unsavory activity/reputation
jurisprudence
science of law
pharisaical
pertaining to the Pharisees (from the bible, made temples but siners not sure), who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous (not good); hypocritical
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emend
correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
die
metal block used for shaping metal or plastic; device for stamping or impressing; mold; CF. dice
withstand
stand up against; resist successfully
lancet
small surgical tool for making incisions
disinter
dig up; unearth; OP. inter
foul
very bad or disagreeable; very dirty; Ex. foul smell/flavor/temper/language/air/deed/weather/means; N. act against the rules; V. make or become foul; commit a foul
foist
insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion (force); palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
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ingratiate
become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
base
contemptible; morally bad; inferior in value or quality; Ex. base motives/conduct; Ex. base metal such as iron
caldron(cauldron)
large kettle
maxim
proverb (a short well-known saying that expresses an obvious truth and often offers advice); truth pithily (brief) stated
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nether
lower; Ex. nether garments/regions
recalcitrant
disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
gouge
overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
martial
warlike; of war; Ex. martial art/law
rag
scrap of cloth; ADJ. ragged: old and torn; seeming unfinished and imperfect; Ex. ragged debut/performance
stout
rather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter
regime
method of system or government
flag
droop; grow feeble; decline in vigor or strength; ADJ. flagging; CF. unflagging
subsume
include (as a member of a group); encompass
lectern
reading desk or stand for a public speaker
ramify
branch out; divide into branches or subdivisions
antagonism
hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
ultimatum
last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
singular
being only one; individual; unique; extraordinary; odd; Ex. singular beauty/behavior
genre
particular variety of art or literature
gossamer
sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
exalt
raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
commiserate
feel or express pity or sympathy for
adjacent
adjoining; neighboring; close by
orient
get one's bearings (familiarity); adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
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omnipotent
all-powerful; having unlimited power
fusillade
simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
banal
hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; clich\'ed
clientele
body of customers
malapropos
inappropriate; ADV.
constitution
constituting; system of laws; composition of something; physical makeup or structure of a person; Ex. men with strong constitutions