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Abundant
adj: in great supply
behemoth
n: an enormous animal or person
breadth
adj: width
extravagant
adj. excessive and elaborate
Herculean
adj. of unusual size, power or difficulty
immense
adj. of immeasurable size or extent
macroscope
adj. of immeasurable size or extent
magnitude
n. greatness of size
titanic
adj. very large; of great scope or power
unwieldy
adj. hard to handle or manage, esp. because of size or weight
abject
adj. of the lowest degree; brought low in condition
conjecture
n. an inference or conclusion based on incomplete evidence
dejected
adj. in low spirits; depressed
eject
v. to throw out; to cast out
inject
v. to force (a fluid) into something; to introduce into conversation
interject
v. to insert between other things
objective
adj. having actual existence or reality; not influenced by emotion or personal prejudcie
projectile
n. something thrown or fired
subjective
adj. based on personal experience or feeling, nor from external evidence
trajectory
n. the path of a moving body through space
fancy
n. a fantastic image created by the mind; a whim
fashion
v. to make
glacial
adj. very slow
hamper
v. to keep from moving or acting freely
jar
v. to make a harsh sound; to shake by sudden impact
lumber
v. to move clumsily
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nice
adj. showing or requiring great precision or subtle
score
v. to make cuts or lines on
season
v. to makes competent through experience; to accustom
static
adj. not moving
abscond
v. to go away hastily and secretly; to hide
aloof
adj. distant or removed in attitude or manner
assess
v. to estimate
barb
n. a cutting or biting remark
bias
n. a mental inclination or leaning; prejudice
bibliophile
n. one who loves books
bondage
n. slavery; servitude
communal
adj. pertaining to or belonging to a group; public
concave
adj. hollowed out; curved inward
concoct
v. to invent; to create by combining ingredients, as in cooking
critique
n. a critical review or commentary. esp on an artistic work
detain
v. to delay; to keep in custody
devious
n. cunning or deceptive
diaphanous
adj. of transparent or translucently fine texture; delicate and insubstantial
distort
v. to alter; to change into an unusual form
dolor
n. sorrow, grief
embryonic
adj. not yet developed; at an early stage
eradicate
v. to eliminate all traces of
farfetched
adj. improbable
feckless
adj. careless; irresponsible
gadfly
n. a person who annoys others
garish
adj. marked by unpleasantly bright colors or excessive ornamentation
hinder
v. to keep back; to block progress
impasse
n. a dead-end
indulgent
adj. lenient; giving in to the desires of others
inhibit
v. to hold back
loiter
v. to stand about without purpose; to delay
oppress
v. to persecute with an excessive use of power
pertinacious
adj. stubbornly maintaining a belief
perturb
v. to disturb greatly
platitude
n. a commonplace remark delivered as if it were important
prod
v. poke or stab at
reckon
v. to calculate
recur
v. to repeat; to occur again
reminisce
v. to recall the past, esp. fondly
ricochet
v. to rebound at least once from a surface
saunter
v. to walk in a leisurely manner
scrutiny
n. close examination; minute inspection; a careful watch
seethe
v. to be violently excited; to boil
sparse
adj. thinly spread or distributed; not dense or crowded
strigent
adj. imposing strict standards of performance; constricted
subside
v. to settle down
subsidy
n. monetary assistance
surrogate
n. a subtitute
sustenance
n. th support of life or health
tacit
adj. unspoken but understood; silent
tarry
v. to delay; to linger
tenacious
adj. holding firmly; cohesive
tenant
n. a person or grout rents a place to live or work
tenet
n. a belief
totter
v. to sway as though about to fall
unstuous
adj. oily; showing insincere earnestness
unruly
adj. difficulty to control; disobedient
upbraid
v. to criticize sharply, esp. by a figure of authority
vigilant
adj. alert and watchful esp. for what is dangerous
wangle
v. to get by persuasion, influence, etc.
waver
v. to be uncertain of something; to sway
woebegone
adj. affected with great sadness esp. as reflected in one's appearance