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las cuchillas
skating blades
factious
adj. argumentative; inclined to dissent
abdicate
v. to give up; renounce
aberration
n. a straying from the norm; abnormality
abjure
v. to renounce (upon oath); to swear away
abscond
v. to depart secretly and hide
complacent
adj. self-satisfied
belligerence
n. quality of having a fighting spirit
opulence
n. wealth
preclude
v. to hinder; to make impossible
reclusive
adj. shut away; hermit-like
aptitude
n. state of being capable; ability
FIDE
faith
perfidious
adj. deceitful
cognizance
n. awareness
compulsory
adj. required; mandatory
APO
away from
apocalypse
n. a revelation of the future destruction of the world
HUM
earth; ground; man
exhume
v. to dig up a body
humane
adj. compassionate to human beings and animals
miscreant
n. an evil-doer
misogyny
n. hatred of women
misgivings
n. feelings of uneasiness or guilt
misanthrope
n. a hater of mankind
omnipotent
adj. all-powerful
omniscient
adj. all-knowing
omnivorous
adj. eating both plants and animals
fortuitous
adj. happening by chance; accidental
inflection
n. the rise and fall of the voice
reflective
adj. meditative; full of thoughts
peripheral
adj. related to the boundary
PARA
beside
parable
n. a story with a moral told to emphasize a point
autocratic
adj. rule by one supreme ruler; dictatorial
autonomous
adj. self-governing
agile
adj. flexible
futile
adj. ineffectual; useless
vociferous
adj. shouting loudly
convocation
n. an assembly or gathering
advocate
v. to speak or write in favor of
subdue
v. to conquer
substantiate
v. to establish by proof or evidence
subversive
adj. wishing to overthrow the government
subterfuge
n. deception; underhandedness
malapropism
n. humorous misuse of words (birth patrol pills)
posterity
n. descendants; future generations
philanthropy
n. a desire to improve the material, social, and spiritual welfare of humanity, especially through charitable activities
philogynist
n. one who is fond of women
sophist
one who is skillful in devious argumentation
anachronism
n. an error in the order of time
extemporaneous
adv. impromptu; unrehearsed
EPI
among; upon
epigram
n. a clever
epitome
n. essence
epilogue
n. the concluding section of work
assimilate
v. to take in and make part of oneself; to absorb
catacombs
n. underground burial places
cataract
n. a large waterfall; the clouding of the lens of the eye