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nectar
Any very pleasent-tasting drink; the drink of the gods in mythology; plant secretion used by bees to make honey.
nemesis
Deserved punishment or its source; anything or anyone that always seems certain to defeat or frustrate.
nepotism
Favoritism shown to relatives, especially in job appointments.
niggardly
Not generous; stingy.
noisome
Harmful; offensive to smell; disgusting.
nomadic
Wandering from place to place; having no fixed location.
nominal
In name only, not in fact; relatively trifling or quite small in value
nonplussed
Baffeled; confused; puzzled.
grotesque
Distorted; strangely ugly; outlandish; bizarre.
habiliments
Clothing; garb; attire.
habitat
Natural place of living.
hackneyed
Commonplace; trite; overused.
haggard
Wasted or gaunt in appear
panoramic
As seen as vewable from all directions; comprehensive as in review or coverage.
paradox
That which may be true but which seems to be contradictory, flase or absurd; a self contrdictory statement.
verbatim
Word for word; in the exact words.
verbiage
excess of words; verbosity
polyglot
Speaking or writing in several languages; multilingual; a mixture of languages
verbose
Using too many words.
exorbitant
Beyond reasonable limits; excessive.
frustration
That which baffles or thwarts accomplishment; the state of being so affected.
verdant
Green with vegetation.
aridity
Dryness; barrenness; the state of being dull, without interest.
modicum
A small quantity or portion.
momentous
Of great importance or consequence.
monograph
A scholarly or formal writing on a single subject.
modualte
To change, adjust or regulate; to vary the pitch or tone of sound or the frequencey of radio waves.
mollify
To calm or appease; to soothe; to make less severe.
buttress
A support or prop for a wall, etc.; to prop up or bolster.
cacophony
Unpleasant, harsh, or discordant sound.
descried
Caught sight of; discerned; spied.
shoddy
Of inferior material; lacking the quality claimed; sham.
shibboleth
A custom or phrasse distinctive of a particular group, class etc.; a password or watchword.
shrew
A scolding, brawling woman.
discursive
Passing from one subject to another.
shuffle
A walk charactereized by scraping or sliding of the feet; to walk in such manner.
sidled
Stepped or moved sideways in a shy or stealthy manner.
simile
A figure of speech likening one thing to another using "as," "like," etc.
stimulated
Had the appearance but not the actuality of; imitated; pretended; feigned
disheveled
Disarranged; untidy; tousled; rumpled