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vagrant
homeless wanderer
immolate
offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
vile
despicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander
inclined
tending or leaning toward; bent; V. incline: slant; dispose; be disposed; tend
anguish
acute pain; extreme suffering
cantankerous
ill-humored; irritable
pinnace
small boat
defeatist
resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
dubious
questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety
pummel
pommel; beat or pound with fists
scurvy
contemptible; despicable; N: disease caused by deficiency of Vitamin C
invidious
designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
potential
expressing possibility; latent; N: capacity for growth
humdrum
dull; monotonous
potentate
monarch; sovereign
institutionalize
make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
slovenly
untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless
generality
vague statement; general statement which is not detailed; quality of being general; greater part; most; Ex. generality of people
debonair
(of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition
connivance
pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
squash
crush; quash; suppress
seclusion
isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate
fester
rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
representational
(of a style of art) showing things as they actually appear in real life
stymie
thwart; present an obstacle; stump
colossal
huge
clavicle
collarbone
parallel
similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unp
buxom
full-bosomed; plump; jolly
turpitude
depravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude
luminary
celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
forswear
renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
vagary
capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
carillon
a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
provocative
arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
scurrilous
abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark
asylum
place of refuge or shelter; protection (religious or political)
enduring
lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
unprecedented
having no previous example; novel; unparalleled
figure
written symbols; number; amount represented in numbers; outline or silhouette of a thing or human body; person (well-known); impression; diagram; pattern; group in a dance; Ex. figure of speech; V. calculate with numbers; adorn with figures; app
nonsense
speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail
dispatch
speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed; V: send to a specified destination; finish promptly; kill
wry
(esp. of an expression of the face) twisted; with a humorous twist (expressing displeasure)
reinstate
restore to a previous condition or position
bandy
discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with
sanguinary
bloody; with much bloodshed
malefactor
evildoer; criminal
jostle
shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds
corroborate
confirm; support; strengthen
susceptible
impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility