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sentient
adjective: Possessing the power of sense or sense-perception.
sociology
noun: The philosophical study of society.
massive
adjective: Of considerable bulk and weight.
creak
noun: A sharp, harsh, squeaking sound.
cosmetic
adjective: Pertaining to the art of beautifying, especially the complexion.
deference
noun: Respectful submission or yielding, as to another's opinion, wishes, or judgment.
aforesaid
adjective: Said in a preceding part or before.
brigadier
noun: General officer who commands a brigade, ranking between a colonel and a major-general.
tutelage
noun: The act of training or the state of being under instruction.
oral
adjective: Uttered through the mouth.
finesse
noun: Subtle contrivance used to gain a point.
second-rate
adjective: Second in quality, size, rank, importance, etc.
isothermal
adjective: Having or marking equality of temperature.
apprehensible
adjective: Capable of being conceived.
Darwinism
noun: The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms.
violator
noun: One who transgresses.
irreverent
adjective: Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.
casualty
noun: A fatal or serious accident or disaster.
endurance
noun: The ability to suffer pain, distress, hardship, or stress of any kind without succumbing.
peaceful
adjective: Tranquil.
indestructible
adjective: That can not be destroyed.
impracticable
adjective: Not feasible.
encyclical
adjective: Intended for general circulation.
demolish
verb: To annihilate.
spurious
adjective: Not genuine.
repugnance
noun: Thorough dislike.
cognate
adjective: Akin.
interrogate
verb: To examine formally by questioning.
streamlet
noun: Rivulet.
consignor
noun: One who entrusts.
estuary
noun: A wide lower part of a tidal river.
cynicism
noun: Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value.
prospectus
noun: A paper or pamphlet containing information of a proposed undertaking.
metric
adjective: Relating to measurement.
curio
noun: A piece of bric-a-brac.
obsolete
adjective: No longer practiced or accepted.
liquefacient
adjective: Possessing a liquefying nature or power.
riddance
noun: The act or ridding or delivering from something undesirable.
sophism
noun: A false argument understood to be such by the reasoner himself and intentionally used to deceive
maharaja
noun: A great Hindu prince.
out-of-the-way
adjective: Remotely situated.
rebuild
verb: To build again or anew.
punctual
adjective: Observant and exact in points of time.
discomfit
verb: To put to confusion.
bombast
noun: Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects.
misanthropic
adjective: Hating mankind.
cosmogony
noun: A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe.
galvanism
noun: Current electricity, especially that arising from chemical action.
flag-officer
noun: The captain of a flag-ship.
omnipotence
noun: Unlimited and universal power.
unconscionable
adjective: Ridiculously or unjustly excessive.
rapt
adjective: Enraptured.
reestablish
verb: To restore.
inapprehensible
adjective: Not to be understood.
hoard
verb: To gather and store away for the sake of accumulation.
exorcise
verb: To cast or drive out by religious or magical means.
postdate
verb: To make the date of any writing later than the real date.
characteristic
noun: A distinctive feature.
obelisk
noun: A square shaft with pyramidal top, usually monumental or commemorative.
orthopedist
noun: One who practices the correcting or preventing of deformity
heretic
noun: One who holds opinions contrary to the recognized standards or tenets of any philosophy.
chivalry
noun: The knightly system of feudal times with its code, usages and practices.
vernal
adjective: Belonging to or suggestive of the spring.
concussion
noun: A violent shock to some organ by a fall or a sudden blow.
motley
adjective: Composed of heterogeneous or inharmonious elements.
exigency
noun: A critical period or condition.
Madonna
noun: A painted or sculptured representation of the Virgin, usually with the infant Jesus.
immortalize
verb: To cause to last or to be known or remembered throughout a great or indefinite length of time.
wretchedness
noun: Extreme misery or unhappiness.
tense
adjective: Strained to stiffness.
interim
noun: Time between acts or periods.
Calvinize
verb: To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism.
inhuman
adjective: Savage.
mandate
noun: A command.
abbess
noun: The lady superior of a nunnery.
dismissal
noun: Displacement by authority from an office or an employment.
timbre
noun: The quality of a tone, as distinguished from intensity and pitch.
espy
verb: To keep close watch.
tincture
noun: A solution, usually alcoholic, of some principle used in medicine.
man-trap
noun: A place or structure dangerous to human life.
feint
noun: Any sham, pretense, or deceptive movement.
aerial
adjective: Of, pertaining to, or like the air.
inscribe
verb: To enter in a book, or on a list, roll, or document, by writing.
disfigure
verb: To impair or injure the beauty, symmetry, or appearance of.
rebuff
noun: A peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches.
operator
noun: One who works with or controls some machine or scientific apparatus.
heathenish
adjective: Irreligious.
fallible
adjective: Capable of erring.
saline
adjective: Constituting or consisting of salt.
wry
adjective: Deviating from that which is proper or right.
acrimony
noun: Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper.
deride
verb: To ridicule.
enkindle
verb: To set on fire.
overstride
verb: To step beyond.
preeminence
noun: Special eminence.
obvert
verb: To turn the front or principal side of (a thing) toward any person or object.
abominable
adjective: Very hateful.
imbibe
verb: To drink or take in.
somniferous
adjective: Tending to produce sleep.
hypercritical
adjective: Faultfinding.
hexagon
noun: A figure with six angles.
abridge
verb: To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
stringent
adjective: Rigid.
mercantile
adjective: Conducted or acting on business principles; commercial.
advent
noun: The coming or arrival, as of any important change, event, state, or personage.
bursar
noun: A treasurer.
service
noun: Any work done for the benefit of another.
gesticulate
verb: To make gestures or motions, as in speaking, or in place of speech.
humiliate
verb: To put to shame.
immigrant
noun: A foreigner who enters a country to settle there.
functionary
noun: An official.
cataclysm
noun: Any overwhelming flood of water.
anagram
noun: The letters of a word or phrase so transposed as to make a different word or phrase.
reprobate
noun: One abandoned to depravity and sin.
pontiff
noun: The Pope.
alcove
noun: A covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room.
needlework
noun: Embroidery.
garrulous
adjective: Given to constant trivial talking.
felonious
adjective: Showing criminal or evil purpose.
tangible
adjective: Perceptible by touch.
revile
verb: To heap approach or abuse upon.
maroon
verb: To put ashore and abandon (a person) on a desolate coast or island.
usurp
verb: To take possession of by force.
redolence
noun: Smelling sweet and agreeable.
veracity
noun: Truthfulness.
misanthropy
noun: Hatred of mankind.
submittal
noun: The act of submitting.
inversion
noun: Change of order so that the first shall become last and the last first.
forby
aderb: Besides.
athirst
adjective: Wanting water.
consolidate
verb: To combine into one body or system.
iridescent
adjective: Exhibiting changing rainbow-colors due to the interference of the light.
lying
noun: Untruthfulness.
reconcilable
adjective: Capable of being adjusted or harmonized.
septennial
adjective: Recurring every seven years.
bray
noun: A loud harsh sound, as the cry of an ass or the blast of a horn.
indelible
adjective: That can not be blotted out, effaced, destroyed, or removed.
overeat
verb: To eat to excess.
calculus
noun: A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness.
reprisal
noun: Any infliction or act by way of retaliation on an enemy.
gendarme
noun: In continental Europe, particularly in France, a uniformed and armed police officer.
lexicon
noun: A dictionary.
mantle
noun: A cloak.
incandescence
noun: The state of being white or glowing with heat.
pectoral
adjective: Pertaining to the breast or thorax.
coquette
noun: A flirt.
enmity
noun: Hatred.
prodigious
adjective: Immense.
depreciate
verb: To lessen the worth of.
cupidity
noun: Avarice.
compressible
adjective: Capable of being pressed into smaller compass.
supplementary
adjective: Being an addition to.
frankincense
noun: A gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes.
drainage
noun: The means of draining collectively, as a system of conduits, trenches, pipes, etc.
limitation
noun: A restriction.
counterfeit
adjective: Made to resemble something else.
ineffable
adjective: Unutterable.
infirm
adjective: Lacking in bodily or mental strength.
occasion
noun: An important event or celebration.
bedlam
noun: Madhouse.
attorney-general
noun: The chief law-officer of a government.
disfavor
noun: Disregard.
pulmonary
adjective: Pertaining to the lungs.
acerbity
noun: Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.
martyrdom
noun: Submission to death or persecution for the sake of faith or principle.
egoism
noun: The theory that places man's chief good in the completeness of self.
priory
noun: A monastic house.
precedent
noun: An instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule.
condense
verb: To abridge.
decency
noun: Moral fitness.
continuous
adjective: Connected, extended, or prolonged without separation or interruption of sequence.
portend
verb: To indicate as being about to happen, especially by previous signs.
righteousness
noun: Rectitude.
brae
noun: Hillside.
miscount
verb: To make a mistake in counting.
prescriptible
adjective: Derived from authoritative direction.
repertory
noun: A place where things are stored or gathered together.
philharmonic
adjective: Fond of music.
entree
noun: The act of entering.
rhetorician
noun: A showy writer or speaker.
gradient
adjective: Moving or advancing by steps.
connubial
adjective: Pertaining to marriage or matrimony.
stallion
noun: An uncastrated male horse, commonly one kept for breeding.
underman
verb: To equip with less than the full complement of men.
besmear
verb: To smear over, as with any oily or sticky substance.
interpreter
noun: A person who makes intelligible the speech of a foreigner by oral translation.
conclusive
adjective: Sufficient to convince or decide.
culprit
noun: A guilty person.
introvert
verb: To turn within.
testator
noun: The maker of a will.
hypnosis
noun: An artificial trance-sleep.
infirmary
noun: A place for the reception or treatment of the sick.
magician
noun: A sorcerer.
accredit
verb: To give credit or authority to.
capacious
adjective: Roomy.
satiate
verb: To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of.
head first
aderb: Precipitately, as in diving.
pandemonium
noun: A fiendish or riotous uproar.
orthodox
adjective: Holding the commonly accepted faith.
explode
verb: To cause to burst in pieces by force from within.
protuberance
noun: Something that swells out from a surrounding surface.
opulence
noun: Affluence.
immaculate
adjective: Without spot or blemish.
surreptitious
adjective: Clandestine.
beget
verb: To produce by sexual generation.
incessant
adjective: Unceasing.
wean
verb: To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother's milk to another form of nourishment.
forehead
noun: The upper part of the face, between the eyes and the hair.
exorbitance
noun: Extravagance or enormity.
retrospect
noun: A view or contemplation of something past.
crag
noun: A rugged, rocky projection on a cliff or ledge.
contrivance
noun: The act planning, devising, inventing, or adapting something to or for a special purpose.
abdominal
noun: Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdomen.
pallid
adjective: Of a pale or wan appearance.
Iliad
noun: A Greek epic poem describing scenes from the siege of Troy.
inefficiency
noun: That which does not accomplish an intended purpose.
inquire
verb: To ask information about.
conjugate
adjective: Joined together in pairs.
impeccable
adjective: Blameless.
proverb
noun: A brief, pithy saying, condensing in witty or striking form the wisdom of experience.
acquire
verb: To get as one's own.
brevity
noun: Shortness of duration.
forepeak
noun: The extreme forward part of a ship's hold, under the lowest deck.
sluggard
noun: A person habitually lazy or idle.
dolesome
adjective: Melancholy.
medieval
adjective: Belonging or relating to or descriptive of the middle ages.
demeanor
noun: Deportment.
blaspheme
verb: To indulge in profane oaths.
prehension
noun: The act of laying hold of or grasping.
misogamy
noun: Hatred of marriage.
intension
noun: The act of stringing or stretching, or state of being strained.
adjuration
noun: A vehement appeal.
comparison
noun: Examination of two or more objects with reference to their likeness or unlikeness.
litigious
adjective: Quarrelsome.
man-eater
noun: An animal that devours human beings.
maleficent
adjective: Mischievous.
undermine
verb: To subvert in an underhand way.
paramount
adjective: Supreme in authority.
extremist
noun: One who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views.
bromine
noun: A dark reddish-brown, non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor.
recluse
noun: One who lives in retirement or seclusion.
idiosyncrasy
noun: A mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual.
legitimate
adjective: Having the sanction of law or established custom.
convex
adjective: Curving like the segment of the globe or of the surface of a circle.
municipality
noun: A district enjoying municipal government.
further
adjective: More distant or advanced.
condescend
verb: To come down voluntarily to equal terms with inferiors.
aboriginal
adjective: Primitive; unsophisticated.
forte
noun: A strong point.
liking
noun: Fondness.