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perpetual
everlasting
nausea
feeling of sickness and desire to vomit; disgust; CF. seasickness
medley
mixture
onus
burden; responsibility
dispel
scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
diadem
crown
prim
proper to the point of affectation; very precise and formal; exceedingly proper
tenet
doctrine; dogma
vogue
popular fashion; Ex. Jeans became the vogue.
forbearance
patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
filch
steal (things of small value)
authenticate
prove genuine
entice
lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt
transgression
violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
far-fetched
too improbable to be believed; implausible; Ex. far-fetched story
scenario
plot outline; screenplay(script for a movie); opera libretto; outline of possible future events
volition
act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
fleet
fast; rapid; N. ADJ. fleeting: passing quickly; ephemeral
indulge
yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
invincible
unconquerable
penumbra
partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
encroachment
gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
dictum
authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
conformity
harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance
nutritious
providing nourishment
cadet
student at a military school
incognito
with identity concealed; using an assumed name; ADJ.
septic
of or causing sepsis; putrid; producing putrefaction; N. sepsis: poisoning of part of the body (producing pus)
refulgent
effulgent; brilliant; brightly shining; gleaming; Ex. refulgent moon
certitude
certainty
tantamount
equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
irrelevant
not applicable; unrelated
herbivorous
grain-eating; CF. herbivore
vainglorious
boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
balm
something that relieves pain; oily liquid with a pleasant smell from trees
colloquy
informal discussion; conversation
clamor
loud continous noise; continuous demand or complaint made by a large number of people; V: make a clamor; express (a demand) continually and loudly; ADJ. clamorous
peregrination
journey; V. peregrinate
straggle
stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
adroit
skillful (in using mind or hand)
turncoat
traitor
obeisance
bow (to show respect and obedience)
acrimonious
stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior
tract
propaganda pamphlet (esp. by a religious or political group); expanse of land; region of indefinite size; system of related organs; Ex. digestive tract
vendor
seller
yore
time long past; Ex. in the days of yore
bulge
protruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude
stagnant
(of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
affected
artificial; pretended
mute
silent; without speech; not pronounced; unable to speak; N: one who is incapable of speech; V: soften the sound, color, shade of