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Jurisprudence
N. - The philosophy or science of law.
Juxtapose
V. - To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.

Root: Pos - Position or placement.
Kinetic
Adj. - Of, relating to, or produced by motion.
Lechery
N. - Excessive indulgence in sexual activity.
Lexicographer
N. - One who writes, compiles, or edits a dictionary.
Mandate
N. - An authoritative command or instruction.
Marsupial
N. - Any of various nonplacental mammals.
Mélange
N. - A combination of food.
Millennium
N. - A span of one thousand years.
Moor
N. - 1. - A broad area of open land, often high but poorly drained.
2. - To fix in place or secure.
(Capital M) 3. - A member of a Muslim people of mixed Berber and Arab descent, now living chiefly in northwest Africa.
Nautical
Adj. - Relating to or involving ships, shipping or navigation.
Obstreperous
Adj. - Noisily and stubbornly defiant.
Opus
N. - A creative work, especially a musical composition numbered to designate the order of a composer's works.
Ornithology
N. - The branch of zoology that deals with the study of birds.
Palliation (N.)
Palliate (V.)
N. - Easing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause.

V. - To make less severe or intense.
Pathological
Adj. - Relating to or caused by disease.
Piebald
Adj. - Spotted or patched, especially in black and white.
Plausible
Adj. - Giving a deceptive impression of truth or reliability.
Plebiscite
N. - A vote in which a population exercises the right of national self-determination.

Root: Pleb - The people.
Preempt
V. - To appropriate, seize, or take for oneself before others.
Prehensile
Adj. - Adapted for seizing, or holding.
Prestige
N. - A level of respect at which one is regarded by others.
Proselytize
Verb. To try to convert or persuade, esp. in religious matters.
Primogeniture
N. - Being first born
Prototype
N. - An original form, or instance serving as a basis for later stages
Rampart
N. - A fortification consisting of an embankment
Recherche
Adj. - Uncommon, or rare.
Refurbish
V. - To make clean or bright
Rendition
N. - The act of rendering, an interpretation of a musical score or dramatic piece
Residue
N. - The remainder of something after removal of parts or a part.
Satrap
N. - A subordinate bureaucrat or official.
Septic
Adj. - Of, relating to, having the nature of, or affected by sepsis.
Skeptic
N. - Someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs.
Smattering
N. - A small number or amount.
Spate
N. - A sudden flood, rush, or outpouring.
Stigma
N. - A mark of shame or discredit.
Stultify
V. - To render useless or ineffectual, cripple.
Superimpose
V. - To lay or place (something) on or over something else.
Supernumerary
Adj. - Exceeding a fixed, prescribed, or standard number, extra.
Tatterdemalion
Adj. - A person wearing ragged or tattered clothing.
Tenacity
N. - Persistent determination.
Tesselated
Adj. -- having a checkered appearance An image made up of squares.
Testator
N. One who has made a legally valid will before death.
Timorous
Adj. Full of apprehensiveness; timid
Traumatic
Adj. 1a : Causing an injury (as a wound) to living tissue caused by an extrinsic agent <surgical trauma> b : Causing or experienceing a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from mental or emotional stress or physical injury
Utopia
N. -- An ideally perfect place.
Etymology: Ou (no) + topos (place) Greek
Valedictory
N. A closing or farewell message or speech.
Etym.:
valere= be well
dicere= to say
Vermicular
Adj. Having the shape or motion of worm; Having to do with worms or their shape.
Welter
N. A confused mass of something; confusion, turmoil
Yeoman
N. An attendant or servant in a royal household; A diligent dependable worker.