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Permeate
To pass into and penetrate throughout; to spread or diffuse into; to pervade.
Etymology
The study of word origins, development and changes in accepted meaning; such a history of a word.
Prevaricator
One who evades the truth; a liar.
Gyration
A revolving action around an axis; a whiriling or spinning motion.
Nefarious
wicked; vicious
Gregarious
Living in groups; sociable
Ostracized
Banished; excluded; shut out.
Dinural
Of the daytime; during the course of a day; daily.
Officious
Forcing one's service or attention upon another; overly meddlesome or attentive.
Stereotyped
Following a patteren; unoriginal; conventional; trite; formalized.
Stilted
Stiffly formal; pompous.
Askance
Disapprovingly; disdainfully; distrustfully; with a side glance.
Inscrutable
Incapable of being searched into and understood.
Insidious
Progressing harmfully but hardly noticed; deceitful in a subtle way; wily; treacherous
Insouciance
Lack of concern; the state of being lighthearted or carefree.
Insulation
Nonconductiong material which prevents passage of electricity, heat, etc.; the act of insulating; the state of being separated or isolated from.
Intelligentsia
The highly educated and cultured.
Intercessor
One who acts between two parties, a mediator.
Interim
Time between; meantime.
Interstellar
Among the stars; between the stars.
Interstices
Narrow spaces between things; small gaps.
Intransigent
Refusing to come to terms; uncompromising; unyielding; one who acts in such a manner.
Intrepid
Fearless; dauntless.
Foment
to arouse; to cause; to incite.
Fortuitous
Happeing by chance; accidental
Gourmet
One who appreciates and is a good judge of fine food and drinks.
Aphorism
A terse saying embodying truth; an adage; a maxim.
Aplomb
Self assurance; self confidence; self possession; poise.
Maudlin
Overly sentimental; emotionally silly.
Apocryphal
Of uncertain authenticity; suspect; spurious.
Appurtenances
Things added to a more important thing; supplementary equipment; accessories.
Arabesque
A gracefully elaborate design with interwoven lines; such a form in ballet or music.
Archaic
Of an earlier or primitive time; ancient; no longer in popular use; outdated.
Archipelago
A sea with many islands; such a group of islands.
Grandiloquent
Pompous in speech; bombastic; flamboyant.
Pandemonium
Wild tumult; disorder on grand scale.
Panegyric
Tribute; a speech of praise.
Fraught
Teeming with; laden; full of.
Fructify
To make fruitful; to make productive.
Arterial
Related to the tubes carrying blood from the heart; serving as a major carrier, channel or thoroughfare.