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epic
noun: A poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages, heroes, etc.
supernumerary
adjective: Superfluous.
kingship
noun: Royal state.
negation
noun: The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition.
battalion
noun: A body of infantry composed of two or more companies, forming a part of a regiment.
essence
noun: That which makes a thing to be what it is.
solar
adjective: Pertaining to the sun.
preservation
noun: Conservation.
constable
noun: An officer whose duty is to maintain the peace.
formula
noun: Fixed rule or set form.
rigorous
adjective: Uncompromising.
commotion
noun: A disturbance or violent agitation.
proceed
verb: To renew motion or action, as after rest or interruption.
morbid
adjective: Caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind.
courtesy
noun: Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually.
proclamation
noun: Any announcement made in a public manner.
protrude
verb: To push out or thrust forth.
desert
verb: To abandon without regard to the welfare of the abandoned
sordid
adjective: Of degraded character or nature.
detract
verb: To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation.
midsummer
noun: The middle of the summer.
epigram
noun: A pithy phrasing of a shrewd observation.
ossify
verb: to convert into bone.
hackney
verb: To make stale or trite by repetition.
salient
adjective: Standing out prominently.
nit
noun: The egg of a louse or some other insect.
improvident
adjective: Lacking foresight or thrift.
aboveboard
aderb: Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
supple
adjective: Easily bent.
codicil
noun: A supplement adding to, revoking, or explaining in the body of a will.
antiquary
noun: One who collects and examines old things, as coins, books, medals, weapons, etc.
monetary
adjective: Financial.
lactation
noun: The secretion of milk.
transmute
verb: To change in nature, substance, or form.
abhorrent
adjective: Very repugnant; hateful.
felicity
noun: A state of well-founded happiness.
inhospitable
adjective: Not disposed to entertain strangers gratuitously.
nonpareil
noun: One who or that which is of unequaled excellence.
sympathetic
adjective: Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others.
lackadaisical
adjective: Listless.
protoplasm
noun: The substance that forms the principal portion of an animal or vegetable cell.
precede
verb: To happen first.
paly
adjective: Lacking color or brilliancy.
impoverish
verb: To make indigent or poor.
inefficient
adjective: Not accomplishing an intended purpose.
malcontent
noun: One who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs.
variable
adjective: Having a tendency to change.
defame
verb: To slander.
loam
noun: A non-coherent mixture of sand and clay.
ennoble
verb: To dignify.
alliance
noun: Any combination or union for some common purpose.
anonymous
adjective: Of unknown authorship.
impair
verb: To cause to become less or worse.
temporal
adjective: Pertaining to or concerned with the affairs of the present life.
disbeliever
noun: One who refuses to believe.
sequence
noun: The order in which a number or persons, things, or events follow one another in space or time.
hypnotize
verb: To produce a somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestions.
rotund
adjective: Round from fullness or plumpness.
enfeeble
verb: To debilitate.
vogue
noun: The prevalent way or fashion.
indolent
adjective: Habitually inactive or idle.
accusatory
adjective: Of, pertaining to, or involving an accusation.
commemorate
verb: To serve as a remembrance of.
manlike
adjective: Like a man.
dogmatic
adjective: Making statements without argument or evidence.
landlord
noun: A man who owns and lets a tenement or tenements.
embezzle
verb: To misappropriate secretly.
hardihood
noun: Foolish daring.
venous
adjective: Of, pertaining to, or contained or carried in a vein or veins.
missal
noun: The book containing the service for the celebration of mass.
evasion
noun: Escape.
mystic
noun: One who professes direct divine illumination, or relies upon meditation to acquire truth.
burgher
noun: An inhabitant, citizen or freeman of a borough burgh, or corporate town.
lenient
adjective: Not harsh.
alkali
noun: Anything that will neutralize an acid, as lime, magnesia, etc.
metaphysics
noun: The principles of philosophy as applied to explain the methods of any particular science.
hesitant
adjective: Vacillating.
prelacy
noun: A system of church government.
necromancer
noun: One who practices the art of foretelling the future by means of communication with the dead.
conversant
adjective: Thoroughly informed.
subsist
verb: To be maintained or sustained.
intricacy
noun: Perplexity.
faction
noun: A number of persons combined for a common purpose.
palette
noun: A thin tablet, with a hole for the thumb, upon which artists lay their colors for painting.
tolerate
verb: To passively permit or put up with.
degenerate
verb: To become worse or inferior.
disinterested
adjective: Impartial.
baize
noun: A single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc.
bumper
noun: A cup or glass filled to the brim, especially one to be drunk as a toast or health.
hale
adjective: Of sound and vigorous health.
inconsequential
adjective: Valueless.
allege
verb: To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court.
monosyllable
noun: A word of one syllable.
nostrum
noun: Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character.
alacrity
noun: Cheerful willingness.
terminal
adjective: Pertaining to or creative of a boundary, limit.
appall
verb: To fill with dismay or horror.
prohibitory
adjective: Involving or equivalent to prohibition, especially of the sale of alcoholic beverages.
refusal
noun: Denial of what is asked.
liniment
noun: A liquid preparation for rubbing on the skin in cases of bruises, inflammation, etc.
hawthorn
noun: A thorny shrub much used in England for hedges.
confectionery
noun: The candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells, as candy.
postscript
noun: Something added to a letter after the writer's signature.
leonine
adjective: Like a lion.
impotent
adjective: Destitute of or lacking in power, physical, moral, or intellectual.
accumulate
verb: To become greater in quantity or number.
pathos
noun: The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy.
forbearance
noun: Patient endurance or toleration of offenses.
ill-natured
adjective: Surly.
transcript
noun: A copy made directly from an original.
reckless
adjective: Foolishly headless of danger.
retrograde
verb: To cause to deteriorate or to move backward.
trammel
noun: An impediment.
psychotherapy
noun: The treatment of mental disease.
esthetic
adjective: Pertaining to beauty, taste, or the fine arts.
mane
noun: The long hair growing upon and about the neck of certain animals, as the horse and the lion.
contemptuous
adjective: Disdainful.
martial
adjective: Pertaining to war or military operations.
suggestible
adjective: That can be suggested.
latent
adjective: Dormant.
itinerant
adjective: Wandering.
illuminate
verb: To supply with light.
deflect
verb: To cause to turn aside or downward.
Antichrist
noun: Any opponent or enemy of Christ, whether a person or a power.
absorption
noun: The act or process of absorbing.
dialogue
noun: A formal conversation in which two or more take part.
intellect
noun: The faculty of perception or thought.
peter
verb: To fail or lose power, efficiency, or value.
pincers
noun: An instrument having two lever-handles and two jaws working on a pivot.
punitive
adjective: Pertaining to punishment.
municipal
adjective: Of or pertaining to a town or city, or to its corporate or local government.
dearth
noun: Scarcity, as of something customary, essential ,or desirable.
expansion
noun: Increase of amount, size, scope, or the like.
neurology
noun: The science of the nervous system.
plea
noun: An argument to obtain some desired action.
separate
verb: To take apart.
insecure
adjective: Not assured of safety.
disrupt
verb: To burst or break asunder.
proportionate
adjective: Being in proportion.
benediction
noun: a solemn invocation of the divine blessing.
interact
verb: To act reciprocally.
imperious
adjective: Insisting on obedience.
monotone
noun: The sameness or monotony of utterance.
thermal
adjective: Of or pertaining to heat.
animadvert
verb: To pass criticism or censure.
juggle
verb: To play tricks of sleight of hand.
obesity
noun: Excessive fatness.
reprehand
verb: To find fault with.
surfeit
verb: To feed to fullness or to satiety.
vindicatory
adjective: Punitive.
valedictory
noun: A parting address.
confidant
noun: One to whom secrets are entrusted.
linear
adjective: Of the nature of a line.
domineer
verb: To rule with insolence or unnecessary annoyance.
conscience
noun: The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct.
intrepid
adjective: Fearless and bold.
notorious
adjective: Unfavorably known to the general public.
callosity
noun: The state of being hard and insensible.
propriety
noun: Accordance with recognized usage, custom, or principles.
unify
verb: To cause to be one.
reconstruct
verb: To rebuild.
norm
noun: A model.
repudiate
verb: To refuse to have anything to do with.
divest
verb: To strip, specifically of clothes, ornaments, or accouterments or disinvestment.
depreciation
noun: A lowering in value or an underrating in worth.
nil
noun: Nothing
peddle
verb: To go about with a small stock of goods to sell.
extemporaneous
adjective: Done or made without much or any preparation.
resonance
adjective: Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.
lucid
adjective: Mentally sound.
intelligence
noun: Capacity to know or understand.
torpor
noun: Apathy.
subacid
adjective: Somewhat sharp or biting.
evict
verb: To dispossess pursuant to judicial decree.
quite
aderb: Fully.
vehement
adjective: Very eager or urgent.
extortion
noun: The practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion.
similar
adjective: Bearing resemblance to one another or to something else.
conceit
noun: Self-flattering opinion.
innocuous
adjective: Harmless.
extraneous
adjective: Having no essential relation to a subject.
disciple
noun: One who believes the teaching of another, or who adopts and follows some doctrine.
discriminate
verb: To draw a distinction.
somnolent
adjective: Sleepy.
annotate
verb: To make explanatory or critical notes on or upon.
recur
verb: To happen again or repeatedly, especially at regular intervals.
animalcule
noun: An animal of microscopic smallness.
translucent
adjective: Allowing the passage of light.
effluvium
noun: A noxious or ill-smelling exhalation from decaying or putrefying matter.
humanitarian
noun: A philanthropist.
adversity
noun: Misfortune.
lapse
noun: A slight deviation from what is right, proper, or just.
unisonant
adjective: Being in a condition of perfect agreement and accord.
commingle
verb: To blend.
defamation
noun: Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another.
confessor
noun: A spiritual advisor.
jurisdiction
noun: Lawful power or right to exercise official authority.
transact
verb: To do business.
averse
adjective: Reluctant.
subjugate
verb: To conquer.
vociferance
noun: The quality of making a clamor.
conjunction
noun: The state of being joined together, or the things so joined.
postgraduate
adjective: Pertaining to studies that are pursued after receiving a degree.
demagnetize
verb: To deprive (a magnet) of magnetism.
mollify
verb: To soothe.
homonym
noun: A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.
sidereal
adjective: Pertaining to stars or constellations.
maneuver
verb: To make adroit or artful moves: manage affairs by strategy.
culvert
noun: Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road, canal.
decimate
verb: To destroy a measurable or large proportion of.
infringe
verb: To trespass upon.
reliance
noun: Dependence.
amateur
adjective: Practicing an art or occupation for the love of it, but not as a profession.
sylph
noun: A slender, graceful young woman or girl.
effrontery
noun: Unblushing impudence.
reclusory
noun: A hermitage.
utilitarianism
noun: The ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are useful or of beneficial tendency.
rankle
verb: To produce irritation or festering.
insignificance
noun: Lack of import or of importance.
archetype
noun: A prototype.
edible
adjective: Suitable to be eaten.
disenfranchise
verb: To deprive of any right privilege or power
peninsular
adjective: Pertaining to a piece of land almost surrounded by water.
artless
adjective: Ingenuous.
ordeal
noun: Anything that severely tests courage, strength, patience, conscience, etc.
rendition
noun: Interpretation.
analogy
noun: Reasoning in which from certain and known relations or resemblance others are formed.
eccentric
adjective: Peculiar.
covey
noun: A flock of quails or partridges.
tentative
adjective: Done as an experiment.
agglomerate
verb: To pile or heap together.
antipathize
verb: To show or feel a feeling of antagonism, aversion, or dislike.
boatswain
noun: A subordinate officer of a vessel, who has general charge of the rigging, anchors, etc.
comport
verb: To conduct or behave (oneself).
appellate
adjective: Capable of being appealed to.
omniscient
adjective: Characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge.
ascribe
verb: To assign as a quality or attribute.
efficacy
noun: The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it.
breech
noun: The buttocks.
opprobrium
noun: The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil.
connoisseur
noun: A critical judge of art, especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art.
insular
adjective: Pertaining to an island.
expanse
noun: A continuous area or stretch.
blemish
noun: A mark that mars beauty.
lingo
noun: Language.
cryptogram
noun: Anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning.
stratum
noun: A natural or artificial layer, bed, or thickness of any substance or material.
dramatist
noun: One who writes plays.
drowsy
adjective: Heavy with sleepiness.
cycloid
adjective: Like a circle.