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scribble
write messily, to write something hastily or untidily, often in smallish letters
mutter
to say something quietly and indistinctly
grumble: to say quietly esp. to complain
dispatch
send something to place, send off something such as a letter or a package to a destination
tattle
to tell on, disclose a secret, to gossip about the personal secrets and plans of others
divulge
stagger
to walk in a clumsy, teetering manner, move unsteadily, nearlt falling
lumber
adjudication
a decree or pronouncement such as a verdict usually made by the judge at the conclusion of a trial
decree: official order, court ruling, divine will
postlude
is a concluding piece of movement of a symphony, a piece of organ music played at the end of a church service, a final or concluding part
coda
misdemeanor
less serious crime than a felony and resulting in less severe punishment
felony: a more serious crime such as a murder that is punished more severly than a misdemeanor
prognosis
is a prediction of the chances of recovery from illness or surgery, opinion on course of diseaese or prediction of how a situation will develop
invention
original or new, act of creating
novel
altruism
good will or benevolence, belief in acting for other's good
philanthropist: a generous humanitarian, desire to benefit the humanity
foundation
support for building, for idea, the basis of something
loom
a hand or machine operated device for weaving thread
buttress
a type of supporting structure, made pf brick or stone that is built against a wall to support it
mast, strut
edifice
an imposing (impressive) structure, typically a monument, a building esp. a large or impressive one
memorialize
to serve as a memorial to somebody or something
momentum
forward movement, capacity for progress, development
opposite: fixture (object in a fixed position, somebody considered to be permenantly established in a place or position)
soiled
make dirty or strained, bring dishonor on somebody
alloy, adulterate, commingle, vitiate
calumniate, slander
deflated
emptied, flattened, collapsed, shrunk, let down
opposite: inflated
subdued
quiet, sad, low spirited, not harsh
equilibrium
symmetry, steadiness, balance, stability
opposite: dizzy
sustenance
food or nourishment
opposite: malnutrition (unfeeding, starvation, hunger)
strangulated
choking, suffocation, crushing
inundated
flooded, overwhelmed
deluge
amplitude
fullness or breadth, largness, plenty, large size, amount or scale
blockade
barrier, obstruction, line of defense, cordon
think: block
corral
place for livestock, circle of wagons; a temporary defensive enclosure formed by wagons arranged in a circle
acquire things; to gather together and take control of people or things
drench
soak, to make wet
steep
sickle
tools for cutting grass, blades from farm implement
cork
bottle stopper, seal container, restrain feelings
epoxy
stick things, glue with epoxy resin
viscous
woodwind
musical instrument
anthology
a collection of writings
canvass
to solicit orders from a group, to travel around an area asking people for sale, orders, opinions, votes
admonish
to urge strongly
malaise
uneasiness, general feeling of discontent, illness
distraught
troubled or distressed, extremely upset and distressed
quarry
open area for mining, a rich source of something
poach
to illegally remove fish or game
conceit
excessive self pride
ego (self esteem, inflated opinion of self)
thrive
grow well, do well
tailwind
wind blowing in direction of travel
a tailwind adds to an aircraft's effective speed
racer
person, animal or vehicle competing in a race
surveillance
continual observation of a person or group esp. one suspected of doing something illegal
intrinsic
basic and essentail, of itself
extrinsic
patron
customer
clientele: business' customers as a group, a group of clients
pride
a community of lions
patch
small area, something that covers or mends a hole in something
boredom
feeling of being bored
ennui
monotony
tedious (tiresome because of dullness and length) lack of variety, boredom arising from the fact that nothing different happens
obsolescence
not used any more, out of date
archaic
remiss
negligent or neglectful, careless about doing something that is expected
brew
make coffee or tea by infusing it to develop its flavor
gallop
ride horse fast, do something very fast, move something quickly
canter: horse's medium pace, slower than a gallop but faster than a trot
legible
clear enough to be read
mule
cross between horse and donkey, stubborn person
mansion
large house
spacious
extort
obtain something by force or coercion
prize
rifle
search through something vigorously, to rob something or someone, a long gun
fallow
left unseeded after plowing in order to recover natural fertility, currently inactive
allegiance
loyalty to ruler or state, devoted support
counterpoint
melody combined with another
pane
piece of plate glass in a window, glazed section of window
masonry
stone work, the stone or brick parts of a building or other structure
pitchfork
prolonged farming tool used to remove hay
natal
of birth, time and place of birth
gestation
period of development of fetus, during pregnancy
premise
basis of argument
feeble
physically or mentally weak, unconvincing
benevolence
kind, charitable
tentative
hesitant
rebuke
tell somebody off, to criticize or reprimand somebody usually sharply
infuse
soak something into liquid to extract flavor, fill someone with emotions
steep