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Main Entry: af·fin·i·ty
Pronunciation: &-'fin-&t-E
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -ties
1 : relationship by marriage
2 a : a feeling of closeness or sympathy because of shared interests b : ATTRACTION; especially : an attractive force between substances or particles that causes them to enter into and remain in chemical combination
Main Entry: fledge
Pronunciation: 'flej
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): fledged; fledg·ing
1 : to develop the feathers necessary for flying; also : to leave the nest after developing such feathers
2 : to provide with feathers <fledge an arrow>
Main Entry: hack·neyed
Pronunciation: 'hak-nEd
Function: adjective
: worn out from too much use : COMMONPLACE <a hackneyed expression>
Main Entry: in·ces·sant
Pronunciation: (')in-'ses-&nt
Function: adjective
: going on and on : not stopping or letting up
- in·ces·sant·ly adverb
Main Entry: op·u·lence
Pronunciation: 'äp-y&-l&n(t)s
Function: noun
: great wealth
Main Entry: prox·im·i·ty
Pronunciation: präk-'sim-&t-E
Function: noun
: the state or condition of being near : NEARNESS
Main Entry: sa·ga·cious
Pronunciation: s&-'gA-sh&s
Function: adjective
: quick and wise in understanding and judgment
- sa·ga·cious·ness noun
- sa·gac·i·ty /-'gas-&t-E/ noun
Main Entry: sup·plant
Pronunciation: s&-'plant
Function: verb
1 : to take the place of (another) especially by force or treachery
2 a : to root out and supply a substitute for b : to gain the place of and serve as a substitute for especially by reason of superior excellence or power
- sup·plan·ta·tion /(")s&-"plan-'tA-sh&n/ noun
- sup·plant·er /s&-'plant-&r/ noun
Main Entry: un·as·sail·able
Pronunciation: "&n-&-'sA-l&-b&l
Function: adjective
: not assailable : not open to doubt, attack, or question
- un·as·sail·ably /-blE/ adverb
Main Entry: vo·lu·mi·nous
Pronunciation: v&-'lü-m&-n&s
Function: adjective
1 a : having or marked by great volume or bulk : LARGE <a voluminous discharge of lava> b : FULL 3b <voluminous curtains>
2 : filling or capable of filling a large volume or several volumes <voluminous research>
- vo·lu·mi·nous·ly adverb
- vo·lu·mi·nous·ness noun
Main Entry: brusque
Pronunciation: 'br&sk
Function: adjective
: so short and frank in manner or speech as to be impolite <spoke in a brusque tone>
- brusque·ly adverb
- brusqueness noun
Main Entry: mo·rose
Pronunciation: m&-'rOs, mo-
Function: adjective
: SULLEN 1a, gloomy
- mo·rose·ly adverb
- mo·rose·ness noun
Main Entry: dis·pas·sion·ate
Pronunciation: (')dis-'pash-(&-)n&t
Function: adjective
: not influenced by strong feeling : CALM, IMPARTIAL <a dispassionate judge>
- dis·pas·sion·ate·ly adverb
Main Entry: non·cha·lance
Pronunciation: "nän-sh&-'län(t)s, 'nän-sh&-"län(t)s
Function: noun
: the quality or state of being nonchalant(lack of concern)
Main Entry: ef·fer·vesce
Pronunciation: "ef-&r-'ves
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -vesced; -vesc·ing
1 : to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas escapes
2 : to show liveliness or excitement <efferesced at the good news>
- ef·fer·ves·cence /-'ves-&n(t)s/ noun
- ef·fer·ves·cent /-&nt/ adjective
- ef·fer·ves·cent·ly adverb
Main Entry: prog·e·ny
Pronunciation: 'präj-(&-)-nE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -nies
1 : human descendants : CHILDREN
2 : offspring of animals or plants
Main Entry: in·de·fat·i·ga·ble
Pronunciation: "in-di-'fat-i-g&-b&l
Function: adjective
: capable of working a long time without tiring : TIRELESS <an indefatigable teacher>
- in·de·fat·i·ga·bly /-blE/ adverb
Main Entry: 1sto·ic
Pronunciation: 'stO-ik
Function: noun
: one not easily excited or upset
Main Entry: mis·an·thrope
Pronunciation: 'mis-&n-"thrOp
Function: noun
: a person who dislikes and distrusts other people
Main Entry: vo·ra·cious
Pronunciation: vo-'rA-sh&s, v&-
Function: adjective
1 : having a huge appetite : RAVENOUS <voracious fish>
2 : very eager <a voracious reader>
- vo·ra·cious·ly adverb
- vo·rac·i·ty /-'ras-&t-E/ noun