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culprit
one guilty of a crime
fray
brawl; fight; V: wear away or unravel by rubbing; have loose threads developing; cause to become worn out (a person's temper or nerves); CF. rub
ecliptic
path of the sun and the planets
apposite
appropriate; fitting
optician
maker and seller of eyeglasses
palm
conceal in the palm of the hand; palm off: pass off; Ex. palm off some bad oranges onto the lady/the painting as a real Renoir
monochromatic
having only one color
assay
analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
prolong
lengthen; extend; draw out
omnipotent
all-powerful; having unlimited power
trite
hackneyed; commonplace
ramshackle
(of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart
compartment
one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided
vex
annoy; distress
flora
plants of a region or era
minion
servile dependent; obsequious follower
scheme
systematic plan; plot; clever dishonest plan; orderly arrangement of elements; Ex. health insurance scheme; Ex. a scheme to escape taxes; Ex. a color scheme; Ex. a story with no scheme; V: contrive a scheme
relic
surviving remnant (from an extinct culture); memento; keepsake; relics: corpse; Ex. ancient relics; Ex. relics of his travel; Ex. His relics are buried at X.
psychosomatic
of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
philanderer
faithless lover; flirt
pellucid
transparent; limpid(crystal clear); clear in meaning; easy to understand
retard
delay (in development); ADJ. retarded: (as of a child) slower in development
valid
logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport
impartial
not biased; fair; N. impartiality
diatribe
bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
aggrandize
make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
ennui
boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
havoc
widespread damage; disorder; chaos
deft
neat; skillful
magnate
person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person (in business or industry); Ex. oil magnate
exult
rejoice
latent
present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential
fallible
liable to err
asymmetric
not identical on both sides of a dividing central line
factotum
handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
supersede
replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession
concise
brief and compact
consensus
general agreement; opinion reached by a group
gush
(of liquid) pour out in large quantities from a hole; make an excessive display of feeling (without true feeling); Ex. Blood gushed from the wound.
hurl
throw forcefully; shout out violently
license
official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.
gyroscope
apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.
meteoric
like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor
voodoo
religion practiced chiefly in Haiti
dupe
someone easily fooled or deceived; V: deceive
encipher
encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
detached
emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
fraught
filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
witless
lacking intelligence or wit; foolish; idiotic
astral
relating to the stars