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APOSTATE
apostate (noun):

One who has forsaken the faith, principles, or party, to which he previously adhered.
ARBOREAL
arboreal (adj):

Relating to trees; tree-dwelling.
ASININE
asinine (adj):

Having the qualities of, the ass; stupid and obstinate.
BEATIFIC
beatific (adj):

Blissfully happy; delighted; blessed.
BELLICOSE
bellicose (adj):

Inclined to war or contention; warlike; pugnacious.
BERSERK
berserk (adj):

In a frenzy; in a state of frantic rage.
BOMBASTIC
bombastic (adj):

High-sounding but unimportant.
CONTRABAND
contraband (noun):

Goods or merchandise traded illegally; prohibited wares.
CRINGE
cringe (verb):

To cause to shrink or wrinkle.

[wrinkle: crease in skin or other flexible surface]
DECANT
decant (verb):

To pour from one vessel into another.

Chuck was doing well in the chemistry lab until he came to the part where he had to decant the boiling solution into another beaker; he spilled it and had to begin all over again.
EDIFY
edify (verb):

Elevate spiritually and morally, instruct and improve.
ENRAPTURE
enrapture (verb):

To transport with pleasure; to delight beyond measure; to enravish.
EXTANT
extant (adj):

Still existing; not destroyed or lost; outstanding.
FRUGAL
frugal (adj):

Economical; not wasteful or lavish.
HARBOR
harbor (Verb):

To afford lodging to; to entertain as a guest; to shelter.

Harboring such a dangerous fugitive is a serious crime, the prosecutor argued.
HAZY
hazy (adj):

Obscure; confused; not clear.
INSIPID
insipid (adj):

Uninteresting; weak; vapid; lacking taste or flavor.
INTRANSIGENT
Refusing compromise; irreconcilable.
JAUNDICED
jaundiced (adj):

Yellowed; prejudiced.
LAMPOON
Written work using satire to belittle or attack someone.
OBSTETRICS
obstetrics (noun):

The branch of medicine dealing with pregnancy and childbirth.
PERFUNCTORY
perfunctory (adj):

Routinely done, done with disinterest.
PIQUE
pique (verb):

To wound the pride of; to sting; to stimulate.
[to sting: sting'i sokarak yaralamak]
PLACID
placid (adj):

Undisturbed; serene; peaceful.

Lake Placid is so named because it is a beautiful and peaceful lake set in the mountains of upstate New York.
QUIESCENT
quiescent (adj):

Lacking activity, quiet.
TOME
tome (noun):

Very large book or volume within a collection of writings.
TRUNCATE
truncate (verb):

Cut short, break off.
VENT
vent (verb):

To let out or release (as frustration).
VITRIOL
vitriol (noun):

Sharpness or bitterness of feeling.
WREST
wrest (verb):

To turn; to twist; especially. to twist or extort by violence.
RUDIMENTARY
rudimentary (adj):

Simple or elementary.

The teacher noticed that the student was lacking in even the most rudimentary math skills, and so enrolled him in a remedial course.