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eleemosynary
adj pertaining to charity
imbroglio
n a misunderstanding attended by ill feeling, perplexity or strife
genteel
adj well-bred or refined
statuesque
adj having the grace, pose or quietude of a statue
ramose
branch-like
gordian knot
any difficulty the only issue out of which is by bold or unusual manners
turpitude
depravity
obvert
to turn the front or principal side of (a thing) toward any person or object
neo-darwinism
darwinism as modified and extended by more recent students
sinecure
any position having emoluments with few or no duties
quarto
an eight-page newspaper of any size
superannuate
to become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service
betimes
in good season or time
portend
to indicate as being about to happen, especially by previous signs
disrobe
to unclothe
peripatetic
walking about
veracious
ant= mendacious
habitually disposed to speak the truth
coronet
inferior crown denoting, according to its form, various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign
obelisk
a square shaft with pyramidal top, usually monumental or commemorative
effuse
to pour forth
defalcate
a square shaft with pyramidal top, usually monumental or commemorative
trebly
triply
piecemeal
gradually
forby
besides
sequestrate
to confiscate
disinherit
unctuous
privity
interesting words
auriferous
containing gold
forfend
ward off
abnegate
to renounce
irrefragable
that can not be refuted or disproved
carrion
dead and putrifying flesh
promontory
a high point of land extending outward from the coastline into the sea
dolesome
melancholy (get better def.)
digraph
a union of two characters representing a single sound
sapid
affecting the sense of taste

gustatory
littoral
of, pertaining to or living on a shore
gentile
non jew peeps
adumbrate
to represent b4in otline or emblem
redolent
sweet smelling
bibulous
fond of drinking
epizootic
prevalent among animals
contrite
nd
broken in spirit because of a sense of sin
subjacent
situated directly underneath
cabalism
superstitious devotion to one's religion
persiflage
banter
undulous
resembling waves
carouse
to drink deeply and in boisterous or jovial manner
virago
a bold, impudent, turbulent woman
injunction
mandate
peccadillo
a small breach of propriety or principle
peccant
guilty
nomic
usual or customary
profligacy
shameless viciousness
presage
to foretell
pusillanimous
without spirit or bravery
officious
intermeddling with what is not one's concern
repine
to indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding
intromit
insert
kindly disposed
propitious