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competitive
adjective: characterized by rivalry.
wantonness
noun: Recklessness.
galvanic
adjective: Pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action.
effeminacy
noun: Womanishness.
avidity
noun: Greediness.
magnet
noun: A body possessing that peculiar form of polarity found in nature in the lodestone.
compulsion
noun: Coercion.
irksome
adjective: Wearisome.
merciful
adjective: Disposed to pity and forgive.
admonition
noun: Gentle reproof.
contravene
verb: To prevent or obstruct the operation of.
destitute
adjective: Poverty-stricken.
absolve
verb: To free from sin or its penalties.
aggrieve
verb: To give grief or sorrow to.
suasion
noun: The act of persuading.
retouch
verb: To modify the details of.
occlude
verb: To absorb, as a gas by a metal.
mendacious
adjective: Untrue.
inert
adjective: Inanimate.
personal
adjective: Not general or public.
submerge
verb: To place or plunge under water.
sextet
noun: A band of six singers or players.
preexistence
noun: Existence antecedent to something.
extant
adjective: Still existing and known.
panegyric
noun: A formal and elaborate eulogy, written or spoken, of a person or of an act.
violation
noun: Infringement.
deciduous
adjective: Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering, fruit when ripe, etc.
bier
noun: A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave.
reminiscence
noun: The calling to mind of incidents within the range of personal knowledge or experience.
rhetoric
noun: The art of discourse.
covenant
noun: An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties.
ailment
noun: Slight sickness.
transcribe
verb: To write over again (something already written)
prophecy
noun: Any prediction or foretelling.
deprecate
verb: To express disapproval or regret for, with hope for the opposite.
contagion
noun: The communication of disease from person to person.
exuberant
adjective: Marked by great plentifulness.
physiocracy
noun: The doctrine that land and its products are the only true wealth.
carnivorous
adjective: Eating or living on flesh.
anemic
adjective: Affected with anemia.
revelation
noun: A disclosing, discovering, or making known of what was before secret, private, or unknown.
gentile
adjective: Belonging to a people not Jewish.
insolent
adjective: Impudent.
monocracy
noun: Government by a single person.
theocracy
noun: A government administered by ecclesiastics.
rehabilitate
verb: To restore to a former status, capacity, right rank, or privilege.
harangue
noun: A tirade.
pretext
noun: A fictitious reason or motive.
implausible
adjective: Not plausible.
theological
adjective: Based on or growing out of divine revelation.
nausea
noun: An affection of the stomach producing dizziness and usually an impulse to vomit
instigator
noun: One who incites to evil.
grenadier
noun: A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature.
parlor
noun: A room for reception of callers or entertainment of guests.
dragnet
noun: A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water.
confront
verb: To encounter, as difficulties or obstacles.
chastise
verb: To subject to punitive measures.
fraudulence
noun: Deceitfulness.
indescribable
adjective: That can not be described.
christen
verb: To name in baptism.
immovable
adjective: Steadfast.
modify
verb: To make somewhat different.
perturb
verb: To disturb greatly.
furrier
noun: A dealer in or maker of fur goods.
intimacy
noun: Close or confidential friendship.
phonic
adjective: Pertaining to the nature of sound.
naval
adjective: Pertaining to ships.
soothsayer
noun: One who claims to have supernatural insight or foresight.
precocious
adjective: Having the mental faculties prematurely developed.
medallion
noun: A large medal.
soliloquy
noun: A monologue.
physicist
noun: A specialist in the science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.
prolong
verb: To extend in time or duration.
invigorate
verb: To animate.
species
noun: A classificatory group of animals or plants subordinate to a genus.
transferrer
noun: One who or that which conveys from one person or place to another.
apothecary
noun: One who keeps drugs for sale and puts up prescriptions.
gaiety
noun: Festivity.
clangor
noun: Clanking or a ringing, as of arms, chains, or bells; clamor.
undersell
verb: To sell at a lower price than.
irradiate
verb: To render clear and intelligible.
superlative
noun: That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence.
crockery
noun: Earthenware made from baked clay.
assonant
adjective: Having resemblance of sound.
anathema
noun: Anything forbidden, as by social usage.
muster
noun: An assemblage or review of troops for parade or inspection, or for numbering off.
autocrat
noun: Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence.
pusilanimous
adjective: Without spirit or bravery.
novice
noun: A beginner in any business or occupation.
fretful
adjective: Disposed to peevishness.
dispel
verb: To drive away by or as by scattering in different directions.
earnest
adjective: Ardent in spirit and speech.
recapture
verb: To capture again.
pestilence
noun: A raging epidemic.
refer
verb: To direct or send for information or other purpose.
revert
verb: To return, or turn or look back, as toward a former position or the like.
acquiesce
verb: To comply; submit.
terminus
noun: The final point or goal.
vermin
noun: A noxious or troublesome animal.
hesitancy
noun: A pausing to consider.
undervalue
verb: To underestimate.
constituent
noun: One who has the right to vote at an election.
diaphanous
adjective: Transparent.
coincide
verb: To correspond.
inflammation
noun: A morbid process in some part of the body characterized by heat, swelling, and pain.
taxation
noun: A levy, by government, of a fixed contribution.
invasion
noun: Encroachment, as by an act of intrusion or trespass.
palpable
noun: perceptible by feeling or touch.
enigma
noun: A riddle.
vale
noun: Level or low land between hills.
territorial
adjective: Pertaining to the domain over which a sovereign state exercises jurisdiction.
pediatrics
noun: The department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of childhood.
advert
verb: To refer incidentally.
antonym
noun: A word directly opposed to another in meaning.
squatter
noun: One who settles on land without permission or right.
numeration
noun: The act or art of reading or naming numbers.
financier
noun: One skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations.
enormous
adjective: Gigantic.
efficient
adjective: Having and exercising the power to produce effects or results.
effervesce
verb: To bubble up.
surrogate
noun: One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another.
inherent
adjective: Intrinsic.
obdurate
adjective: Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity.
lithotype
noun: In engraving, an etched stone surface for printing.
preengage
verb: To preoccupy.
alluvion
noun: Flood.
finale
noun: Concluding performance.
exemplar
noun: A model, pattern, or original to be copied or imitated.
cynical
adjective: Exhibiting moral skepticism.
beau
noun: An escort or lover.
anthropomorphous
adjective: Having or resembling human form.
meticulous
adjective: Over-cautious.
deform
verb: To disfigure.
tortious
adjective: Wrongful.
despicable
adjective: Contemptible.
prelude
noun: An introductory or opening performance.
undeceive
verb: To free from deception, as by apprising of the real state of affairs.
repository
noun: A place in which goods are stored.
indefensible
adjective: Untenable.
legislator
noun: A lawgiver.
admissible
adjective: Having the right or privilege of entry.
belittle
verb: To disparage.
normalcy
noun: The state of being normal.
laddie
noun: A lad.
emigrant
noun: One who moves from one place to settle in another.
clandestine
adjective: Surreptitious.
dishonest
adjective: Untrustworthy.
ridicule
noun: Looks or acts expressing amused contempt.
possible
adjective: Being not beyond the reach of power natural, moral, or supernatural.
misbehavior
noun: Ill or improper behavior.
Gordian knot
noun: Any difficulty the only issue out of which is by bold or unusual manners.
indolence
noun: Laziness.
odious
adjective: Hateful.
energetic
adjective: Working vigorously.
propaganda
noun: Any institution or systematic scheme for propagating a doctrine or system.
solicitude
noun: Uneasiness of mind occasioned by desire, anxiety, or fear.
commute
verb: To put something, especially something less severe, in place of.
ascension
noun: The act of rising.
insipid
adjective: Tasteless.
plural
adjective: Containing or consisting of more than one.
bitterness
noun: Acridity, as to the taste.
duteous
adjective: Showing submission to natural superiors.
hernia
noun: Protrusion of any internal organ in whole or in part from its normal position.
bureaucracy
noun: Government by departments of men transacting particular branches of public business.
jaundice
noun: A morbid condition, due to obstructed excretion of bile or characterized by yellowing of the skin.
collapse
verb: To cause to shrink, fall in, or fail.
detrude
verb: To push down forcibly.
contumacy
noun: Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority.
contradiction
noun: The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said.
astringent
adjective: Harsh in disposition or character.
resilient
adjective: Having the quality of springing back to a former position.
elegy
noun: A lyric poem lamenting the dead.
shuffle
noun: A mixing or changing the order of things.
prominence
noun: The quality of being noticeable or distinguished.
collapsible
adjective: That may or can collapse.
accordion
noun: A portable free-reed musical instrument.
censor
noun: An official examiner of manuscripts empowered to prohibit their publication.
onus
noun: A burden or responsibility.
recuperate
verb: To recover.
impious
adjective: Characterized by irreverence or irreligion.
fete
noun: A festival or feast.
bestrew
verb: To sprinkle or cover with things strewn.
prudential
adjective: Proceeding or marked by caution.
sustenance
noun: Food.
dwindle
verb: To diminish or become less.
outride
verb: To ride faster than.
transplant
verb: To remove and plant in another place.
clumsy
adjective: Awkward of movement.
metamorphosis
noun: A passing from one form or shape into another.
catastrophe
noun: Any great and sudden misfortune or calamity.
sergeant-at-arms
noun: An executive officer in legislative bodies who enforces the orders of the presiding officer.
guess
noun: Surmise.
centiliter
noun: A hundredth of a liter.
covert
adjective: Concealed, especially for an evil purpose.
consul
noun: An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city, chiefly to represent his country.
heritage
noun: Birthright.
stimulus
noun: Incentive.
effervescent
adjective: Giving off bubbles of gas.
necessity
noun: That which is indispensably requisite to an end desired.
distort
verb: To twist into an unnatural or irregular form.
savor
verb: To perceive by taste or smell.
pantomime
noun: Sign-language.
benefit
noun: Helpful result.
animate
verb: To make alive.
vociferate
verb: To utter with a loud and vehement voice.
unctuous
adjective: Oily.
parallel
verb: To cause to correspond or lie in the same direction and equidistant in all parts.
aviary
noun: A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept.
suppression
noun: A forcible putting or keeping down.
furlough
noun: A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer.
adulterate
verb: To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients.
precession
noun: The act of going forward.
thereabout
aderb: Near that number, quantity, degree, place, or time, approximately.
aborigines
noun: The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
therefor
aderb: For that or this.
intervale
noun: A low tract of land between hills, especially along a river.
conferee
noun: A person with whom another confers.
success
noun: A favorable or prosperous course or termination of anything attempted.
denote
verb: To designate by word or mark.
Americanism
noun: A peculiar sense in which an English word or phrase is used in the United States.
precision
noun: Accuracy of limitation, definition, or adjustment.
benign
adjective: Good and kind of heart.
constellation
noun: An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars.
variation
noun: Modification.
lacerate
verb: To tear rudely or raggedly.
anode
noun: The point where or path by which a voltaic current enters an electrolyte or the like.
disinherit
verb: To deprive of an inheritance.
cessation
noun: Discontinuance, as of action or motion.
ignoble
adjective: Low in character or purpose.
graceless
adjective: Ungracious.
pentad
noun: The number five.
dissonant
adjective: Harsh or disagreeable in sound.
emporium
noun: A bazaar or shop.
pernicious
adjective: Tending to kill or hurt.
deity
noun: A god, goddess, or divine person.
interminable
adjective: Having no limit or end.
frantic
adjective: Frenzied.
onslaught
noun: A violent onset.
embolden
verb: To give courage to.
rabid
adjective: Affected with rabies or hydrophobia.
miser
noun: A person given to saving and hoarding unduly.
consanguineous
adjective: Descended from the same parent or ancestor.
irate
adjective: Moved to anger.
midwife
noun: A woman who makes a business of assisting at childbirth.
declamatory
adjective: A full and formal style of utterance.
legging
noun: A covering for the leg.
descent
noun: The act of moving or going downward.
magnate
noun: A person of rank or importance.
arbitrate
verb: To act or give judgment as umpire.