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warlike
adjective: Belligerent.
embody
verb: To express, formulate, or exemplify in a concrete, compact or visible form.
atheism
noun: The denial of the existence of God.
privateer
noun: A vessel owned and officered by private persons, but carrying on maritime war.
introgression
noun: Entrance.
hygiene
noun: The branch of medical science that relates to improving health.
consternation
noun: Panic.
delude
verb: To mislead the mind or judgment of.
fuse
verb: To unite or blend as by melting together.
pedagogue
noun: A schoolmaster.
premise
noun: A judgment as a conclusion.
perigee
noun: The point in the orbit of the moon when it is nearest the earth.
conspire
verb: To plot.
hybrid
adjective: Cross-bred.
rebut
verb: To oppose by argument or a sufficient answer.
scoundrel
noun: A man without principle.
pervasive
adjective: Thoroughly penetrating or permeating.
indicant
adjective: That which points out.
distrain
verb: To subject a person to distress.
infamous
adjective: Publicly branded or notorious, as for vice, or crime.
lodgment
noun: The act of furnishing with temporary quarters.
narrative
noun: An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event.
diplomatist
noun: One remarkable for tact and shrewd management.
cholera
noun: An acute epidemic disease.
angelic
adjective: Saintly.
recreant
noun: A cowardly or faithless person.
respite
noun: Interval of rest.
emblazon
verb: To set forth publicly or in glowing terms.
hydraulic
adjective: Involving the moving of water, of the force exerted by water in motion.
blase
adjective: Sated with pleasure.
ultramontane
adjective: Beyond the mountains, especially beyond the Alps (that is, on their Italian side).
barcarole
noun: A boat-song of Venetian gondoliers.
receptive
adjective: Having the capacity, quality, or ability of receiving, as truths or impressions.
satirize
verb: To treat with sarcasm or derisive wit.
fabulous
adjective: Incredible.
herbivorous
adjective: Feeding on herbs or other vegetable matter, as animals.
rotate
verb: To cause to turn on or as on its axis, as a wheel.
metaphysical
adjective: Philosophical.
apostle
noun: Any messenger commissioned by or as by divine authority.
queue
noun: A file of persons waiting in order of their arrival, as for admittance.
commentary
noun: A series of illustrative or explanatory notes on any important work.
desperado
noun: One without regard for law or life.
mantel
noun: The facing, sometimes richly ornamented, about a fireplace, including the usual shelf above it.
knickknack
noun: A small article, more for ornament that use.
distrust
noun: Lack of confidence in the power, wisdom, or good intent of any person.
domesticity
noun: Life in or fondness for one's home and family.
neutral
adjective: Belonging to or under control of neither of two contestants.
disquiet
verb: To deprive of peace or tranquillity.
reign
verb: To hold and exercise sovereign power.
profiteer
noun: One who profits.
prosaic
adjective: Unimaginative.
contuse
verb: To bruise by a blow, either with or without the breaking of the skin.
conflagration
noun: A great fire, as of many buildings, a forest, or the like.
erudition
noun: Extensive knowledge of literature, history, language, etc.
introspection
noun: The act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings.
Spartan
adjective: Exceptionally brave; rigorously severe.
grief
noun: Sorrow.
vestment
noun: Clothing or covering.
propitious
adjective: Kindly disposed.
luxuriant
adjective: Abundant or superabundant in growth.
profligacy
noun: Shameless viciousness.
intervene
verb: To interfere for some end.
dissipate
verb: To disperse or disappear.
abdomen
noun: In mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; the belly.
kiloliter
noun: One thousand liters.
campaign
noun: A complete series of connected military operations.
occupant
noun: A tenant in possession of property, as distinguished from the actual owner.
dissect
verb: To cut apart or to pieces.
heredity
noun: Transmission of physical or mental qualities, diseases, etc., from parent to offspring.
violoncello
noun: A stringed instrument held between the player's knees.
diplomacy
noun: Tact, shrewdness, or skill in conducting any kind of negotiations or in social matters.
zeitgeist
noun: The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch.
pension
noun: A periodical allowance to an individual on account of past service done by him/her.
poesy
noun: Poetry.
pamphleteer
verb: To compose or issue pamphlets, especially controversial ones.
satyr
noun: A very lascivious person.
periodicity
noun: The habit or characteristic of recurrence at regular intervals.
indigent
adjective: Poor.
insulate
verb: To place in a detached state or situation.
interlude
noun: An action or event considered as coming between others of greater length.
bereave
verb: To make desolate with loneliness and grief.
discreet
adjective: Judicious.
pauperism
noun: Dependence on charity.
lacteal
adjective: Milky.
upbraid
verb: To reproach as deserving blame.
defendant
noun: A person against whom a suit is brought.
rapid
adjective: Having great speed.
scurrilous
adjective: Grossly indecent or vulgar.
confer
verb: To bestow.
adroit
adjective: Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers.
amorphous
adjective: Without determinate shape.
embarrass
verb: To render flustered or agitated.
plebeian
adjective: Common.
awaken
verb: To arouse, as emotion, interest, or the like.
mania
noun: Insanity.
inaudible
adjective: That can not be heard.
appreciable
adjective: Capable of being discerned by the senses or intellect.
wherever
aderb: In or at whatever place.
pervade
verb: To pass or spread through every part.
clan
noun: A tribe.
modish
adjective: Fashionable.
aura
noun: Pervasive psychic influence supposed to emanate from persons
flux
noun: A state of constant movement, change, or renewal.
reflexible
adjective: Capable of being reflected.
fastidious
adjective: Hard to please.
excess
noun: That which passes the ordinary, proper, or required limit, measure, or experience.
protection
noun: Preservation from harm, danger, annoyance, or any other evil.
betimes
aderb: In good season or time.
vindicative
adjective: Revengeful.
intestacy
noun: The condition resulting from one's dying not having made a valid will.
cantata
noun: A choral composition.
affront
noun: An open insult or indignity.
senile
adjective: Peculiar to or proceeding from the weakness or infirmity of old age.
entangle
verb: To involve in difficulties, confusion, or complications.
monastery
noun: A dwelling-place occupied in common by persons under religious vows of seclusion.
temporary
adjective: Lasting for a short time only.
divulge
verb: To tell or make known, as something previously private or secret.
revisal
noun: Revision.
haggard
adjective: Worn and gaunt in appearance.
impetuosity
noun: Rashness.
untoward
adjective: Causing annoyance or hindrance.
imminence
noun: Impending evil or danger.
moralist
noun: A writer on ethics.
puerile
adjective: Childish.
desiccant
noun: Any remedy which, when applied externally, dries up or absorbs moisture, as that of wounds.
affable
adjective: Easy to approach.
resurrection
noun: A return from death to life
fissure
noun: A crack or crack-like depression.
perversity
noun: Wickedness.
akin
adjective: Of similar nature or qualities.
troublesome
adjective: Burdensome.
heptagon
noun: A figure having seven sides and seven angles.
breaker
noun: One who trains horses, dogs, etc.
transcontinental
adjective: Extending or passing across a continent.
devise
verb: To invent.
frizz
verb: To give a crinkled, fluffy appearance to.
attache
noun: A subordinate member of a diplomatic embassy.
adhere
verb: To stick fast or together.
taciturn
adjective: Disinclined to conversation.
flue
noun: A smoke-duct in a chimney.
repine
verb: To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding.
trite
adjective: Made commonplace by frequent repetition.
libel
noun: Defamation.
disown
verb: To refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as connected with oneself.
solace
noun: Comfort in grief, trouble, or calamity.
sufferance
noun: Toleration.
unnecessary
adjective: Not essential under the circumstances.
misrepresent
verb: To give a wrong impression.
laborious
adjective: Toilsome.
incandescent
adjective: White or glowing with heat.
cosmic
adjective: Pertaining to the universe.
donee
noun: A person to whom a donation is made.
synonym
noun: A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other.
analyst
noun: One who analyzes or makes use of the analytical method.
innovate
verb: To introduce or strive to introduce new things.
supramundane
adjective: Supernatural.
heterodox
adjective: At variance with any commonly accepted doctrine or opinion.
bleak
adjective: Desolate.
carnage
noun: Massacre.
purport
noun: Intent.
curtsy
noun: A downward movement of the body by bending the knees.
perpetrator
noun: The doer of a wrong or a criminal act.
stationary
adjective: Not moving.
indomitable
adjective: Unconquerable.
defer
verb: To delay or put off to some other time.
complacent
adjective: Pleased or satisfied with oneself.
whine
verb: To utter with complaining tone.
evince
verb: To make manifest or evident.
trimness
noun: Neatness.
divertible
adjective: Able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.
tipsy
adjective: Befuddled with drinks.
impunity
noun: Freedom from punishment.
chasten
verb: To purify by affliction.
arrant
adjective: Notoriously bad.
dissonance
noun: Discord.
dubious
adjective: Doubtful.
petulance
noun: The character or condition of being impatient, capricious or petulant.
continuity
noun: Uninterrupted connection in space, time, operation, or development.
lascivious
adjective: Lustful.
patrician
adjective: Of senatorial or noble rank.
tricolor
adjective: Of three colors.
inoffensive
adjective: Causing nothing displeasing or disturbing.
inquisition
noun: A court or tribunal for examination and punishment of heretics.
louse
noun: A small insect parasitic on and sucking the blood of mammals.
intensive
adjective: Adding emphasis or force.
inception
noun: The beginning.
refragable
adjective: Capable of being refuted.
panacea
noun: A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases.
aperture
noun: Hole.
fictitious
adjective: Created or formed by the imagination.
pious
adjective: Religious.
ambiguous
adjective: Having a double meaning.
carnal
adjective: Sensual.
adjacency
noun: The state of being adjacent.
selective
adjective: Having the power of choice.
afterthought
noun: A thought that comes later than its appropriate or expected time.
mimic
verb: To imitate the speech or actions of.
vagabond
noun: A wanderer.
radiate
verb: To extend in all directions, as from a source or focus.
diplomatic
adjective: Characterized by special tact in negotiations.
benevolence
noun: Any act of kindness or well-doing.
nomination
noun: The act or ceremony of naming a man or woman for office.
reck
verb: To have a care or thought for.
globose
adjective: Spherical.
imaginable
adjective: That can be imagined or conceived in the mind.
faulty
adjective: Imperfect.
tempter
noun: An allurer or enticer to evil.
impetus
noun: Any impulse or incentive.
prate
verb: To talk about vainly or foolishly.
preoccupation
noun: The state of having the mind, attention, or inclination preoccupied.
leeward
noun: That side or direction toward which the wind blows.
demagogue
noun: An unprincipled politician.
arrival
noun: A coming to stopping-place or destination.
grievance
noun: That which oppresses, injures, or causes grief and at the same time a sense of wrong.
tempt
verb: To offer to (somebody) an inducement to do wrong.
penetrable
adjective: That may be pierced by physical, moral, or intellectual force.
promiscuous
adjective: Brought together without order, distinction, or design (for sex).
prejudice
noun: A judgment or opinion formed without due examination of the facts.
technic
adjective: Technical.
mobocracy
noun: Lawless control of public affairs by the mob or populace.
spectator
noun: One who beholds or looks on.
competitor
noun: A rival.
meditation
noun: The turning or revolving of a subject in the mind.
fluctuate
verb: To pass backward and forward irregularly from one state or degree to another.
immerse
verb: To plunge or dip entirely under water or other fluid.
humane
adjective: Compassionate.
enrage
verb: To infuriate.
asexual
adjective: Having no distinct sexual organs.
hypocrisy
noun: Extreme insincerity.
venereal
adjective: Pertaining to or proceeding from sexual intercourse.
autobiography
noun: The story of one's life written by himself.
exhaustible
adjective: Causing or tending to cause exhaustion.
successful
adjective: Having reached a high degree of worldly prosperity.
comical
adjective: Funny.
accession
noun: Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.
sepulcher
noun: A burial-place.
evidential
adjective: Indicative.
ubiquitous
adjective: Being present everywhere.
excruciate
verb: To inflict severe pain or agony upon.
expediency
noun: Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case.
jurisprudence
noun: The science of rights in accordance with positive law.
superintendent
noun: One who has the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.
quarterly
adjective: Occurring or made at intervals of three months.
dissuasion
noun: The act of changing the purpose of or altering the plans of through persuasion, or pleading.
sardonic
adjective: Scornfully or bitterly sarcastic.
posterior
noun: The hinder part.
vitiate
verb: To contaminate.
irradiance
noun: Luster.