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revulsion
sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
ubiquitous
being everywhere; omnipresent; N. ubiquity
quadruped
four-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped
matriculate
enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix
flamboyant
ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame
deride
ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
natal
connected with birth; CF. prenatal; CF. postnatal
bequeath
leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
gouge
overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
rou\'e
lecherous man
sour
having a sharp or acid taste; acid; tart; bad-tempered; V.
vulpine
like a fox; crafty
elastic
able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
striated
marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
smolder
smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
estimable
(of a person) worthy of esteem; admirable; deserving esteem; possible to estimate
fusillade
simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
burgeon
grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
subservient
behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
condiments
seasonings; spices
purported
alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
jetsam
things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
remiss
negligent; careless about a duty
devoid
empty; lacking
lot
object used in making a determination at random; fate; piece of land
loath
reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
nomadic
wandering; N. nomad: tribe who migrates from place to place
rancor
long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
ruddy
reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
anecdote
short story of an amusing or interesting event
imminent
impending; near at hand
aphorism
pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
genesis
beginning; origin
inductive
pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general
nadir
lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
problematic
causing a problem; open to doubt; doubtful; unsettled; questionable; Ex. Whether the arena will ever be completed is problematic.
manifold
many in number or kind; numerous; varied
renegade
deserter; traitor; ADJ.
insightful
discerning; perceptive
renovate
restore to good condition; renew
disproportion
lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
defection
desertion
diabolical
diabolic; devilish; fiendish
brocade
rich, figured(patterned) fabric
nullify
make invalid; make null; invalidate
steep
soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
varnish
paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
diva
operatic singer; prima donna
reek
emit (an unpleasant odor or smoke); give off an unpleasant odor; give out smoke; Ex. reeking chimney; N: unpleasant odor; stench
ovoid
egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate