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redress
set right, remedy, make up for. The mangagement agreed to redress the problems outlined in the tenants' complaints.
implore
to call upon in supplication, beseech, to call or pray for earnestly.
vintage
a season's yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard; The young girl liked the style of her grandmother's dresses, so she frequently rummaged through the vintage clothing at the nearby resale shop.
motley
variegated in color, composed of diverse often incongruous elements. Tryouts for the talent show drew a motley group of tap dancers, jugglers, and comics.
surmount
to surpass in quality or attainment, excel, to prevail over:overcome. Stuttering was a problem the young politcian was unable to surmount, and he was forced to withdraw from the election after his first speech.
vault
an arched structure of masonary usually forming a ceiling or roof, an arched or dome-shaped anatomical structure. Hoping to prevent theft, the homeowner carefully placed his family's valuables in the new vault constructed under his bedroom floor.
perceive
to attain awareness or understanding of; to regard as being such (perceived threats): Because the gentleman perceived the value of the jewel to be great, he bid an enormous amount of money to purchase it.
insufferable
not to be endured: Intolerable, The mother was understandably proud of her son, but her friends found her constant bragging insufferable.
distill
to let fall, exude, or precipitate in drops or in a wet mist, to extract the essense of, The sciencetists knew that they would have to follow the steps of the process without ane deviation if they were to distill the solution into the concentration that was needed in order for it to be used for medicinal purposes.
promiscuous
composed of all sorts of persons or things. Not restricted to one class, sort, or person: Indiscriminate; Please don't listen to those nasty, unfounded rumors; the fact that someone is single does not in any manner suggest that he or she is promiscuous, for people who are single are just as apt to have high moral standards as are those who are married.
recess
the action of receding: Recession: a hidden secret or secluded place or part.
termination
end in time or exsistence, conclusion, outcome result.
virtuous
potent, efficacious, having or exhibiting virtue: morally excellent
masonary
something constructed of materials used by masons, the art trade or occupation of a mason,
dowry
the money goods or estate that a woman brings to her husband in marriage
poise
a stably balanced state, equilibrium, easy self-possesed assurance of manner
gnaw
to bite or chew on with teeth