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octave
noun: A note at this interval above or below any other, considered in relation to that other.
accustom
verb: To make familiar by use.
migrant
adjective: Wandering.
able-bodied
adjective: Competent for physical service.
pneumatic
adjective: Pertaining to or consisting of air or gas.
lattice
noun: Openwork of metal or wood, formed by crossing or interlacing strips or bars.
unction
noun: The art of anointing as with oil.
perspicuous
adjective: Lucid.
fulsome
adjective: Offensive from excess of praise or commendation.
metallurgy
noun: The art or science of extracting a metal from ores, as by smelting.
antiquate
verb: To make old or out of date.
transgress
verb: To break a law.
locative
adjective: Indicating place, or the place where or wherein an action occurs.
inadmissible
adjective: Not to be approved, considered, or allowed, as testimony.
despair
noun: Utter hopelessness and despondency.
ravine
noun: A deep gorge or hollow, especially one worn by a stream or flow of water.
momentous
adjective: Very significant.
volition
noun: An act or exercise of will.
resplendent
adjective: Very bright.
recure
verb: To cure again.
transferee
noun: The person to whom a transfer is made.
succumb
verb: To cease to resist.
apiary
noun: A place where bees are kept.
pervasion
noun: The state of spreading through every part.
symphonic
adjective: Characterized by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
infamy
noun: Total loss or destitution of honor or reputation.
overreach
verb: To stretch out too far.
synchronism
noun: Simultaneousness.
narrator
noun: One who narrates anything.
requiem
noun: A solemn mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead.
arrange
verb: To put in definite or proper order.
assay
noun: The chemical analysis or testing of an alloy ore.
sedulous
adjective: Persevering in effort or endeavor.
later
aderb: At a subsequent time.
disburden
verb: To disencumber.
overdose
noun: An excessive dose, usually so large a dose of a medicine that its effect is toxic.
colloquial
adjective: Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary.
poetic
adjective: Pertaining to poetry.
bumptious
adjective: Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit.
antiphon
noun: A response or alteration of responses, generally musical.
irrigant
adjective: Serving to water lands by artificial means.
ceremonious
adjective: Observant of ritual.
natal
adjective: Pertaining to one's birth.
consecrate
verb: To set apart as sacred.
sinecure
noun: Any position having emoluments with few or no duties.
deficiency
noun: Lack or insufficiency.
complex
adjective: Complicated.
robust
adjective: Characterized by great strength or power of endurance.
abundant
adjective: Plentiful.
tyro
noun: One slightly skilled in or acquainted with any trade or profession.
translucence
noun: The property or state of allowing the passage of light.
overtone
noun: A harmonic.
offhand
aderb: Without preparation.
incompressible
adjective: Resisting all attempts to reduce volume by pressure.
differentia
noun: Any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species.
underrate
verb: To undervalue.
complication
noun: An intermingling or combination of things or parts, especially in a perplexing manner.
compliment
verb: To address or gratify with expressions of delicate praise.
alabaster
noun: A white or delicately tinted fine-grained gypsum.
inevitable
adjective: Unavoidable.
pupilage
noun: The state or period of being a student.
airy
adjective: Delicate, ethereal.
objector
noun: One who objects, as to a proposition, measure, or ruling.
outreach
verb: To reach or go beyond.
dedication
noun: The voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end or cause.
outlandish
adjective: Of barbarous, uncouth, and unfamiliar aspect or action.
protuberate
verb: To swell or bulge beyond the surrounding surface.
anthracite
noun: Hard coal.
reversion
noun: A return to or toward some former state or condition.
courageous
adjective: Brave.
reliquary
noun: A casket, coffer, or repository in which relics are kept.
vertex
noun: Apex.
transfusible
adjective: Capable of being poured from one vessel to another.
plutocracy
noun: A wealthy class in a political community who control the government by means of their money.
monotony
noun: A lack of variety.
caption
noun: A heading, as of a chapter, section, document, etc.
incipient
adjective: Initial.
evert
verb: To turn inside out.
apostasy
noun: A total departure from one's faith or religion.
augur
verb: To predict.
witling
noun: A person who has little understanding.
precipitate
verb: To force forward prematurely.
curator
noun: A person having charge as of a library or museum.
virulent
adjective: Exceedingly noxious or deleterious.
derisible
adjective: Open to ridicule.
typographical
adjective: Pertaining to typography or printing.
chastity
noun: Sexual or moral purity.
zodiac
noun: An imaginary belt encircling the heavens within which are the larger planets.
magisterial
adjective: Having an air of authority.
lewd
adjective: Characterized by lust or lasciviousness.
abbot
noun: The superior of a community of monks.
well-doer
noun: A performer of moral and social duties.
subversion
noun: An overthrow, as from the foundation.
florid
adjective: Flushed with red.
habitable
adjective: Fit to be dwelt in.
seance
noun: A meeting of spirituals for consulting spirits.
hibernal
adjective: Pertaining to winter.
pretentious
adjective: Marked by pretense, conceit, or display.
outstretch
verb: To extend.
sphericity
noun: The state or condition of being a sphere.
nefarious
adjective: Wicked in the extreme.
perspire
verb: To excrete through the pores of the skin.
prostrate
adjective: Lying prone, or with the head to the ground.
awry
aderb: Out of the proper form, direction, or position.
leaflet
noun: A little leaf or a booklet.
preposterous
adjective: Utterly ridiculous or absurd.
elapse
verb: To quietly terminate: said of time.
azure
noun: The color of the sky.
bethink
verb: To remind oneself.
audible
adjective: Loud enough to be heard.
converge
verb: To cause to incline and approach nearer together.
ravenous
adjective: Furiously voracious or hungry.
microscope
noun: An instrument for assisting the eye in the vision of minute objects or features of objects.
auricular
adjective: Of or pertaining to the ear, its auricle, or the sense of hearing.
discrepant
adjective: Opposite.
floe
noun: A collection of tabular masses of floating polar ice.
prosody
noun: The science of poetical forms.
self-respect
noun: Rational self-esteem.
enthrall
verb: To bring or hold under any overmastering influence.
liquefy
verb: To convert into a liquid or into liquid form.
undue
adjective: More than sufficient.
undergarment
noun: A garment to be worn under the ordinary outer garments.
transalpine
adjective: Situated on the other side of the Alps.
preparatory
adjective: Having to do with what is preliminary.
chronology
noun: The science that treats of computation of time or of investigation and arrangement of events.
atrocity
noun: Great cruelty or reckless wickedness.
enshrine
verb: To keep sacred.
plagiarism
noun: The stealing of passages from the writings of another and publishing them as one's own.
euphonious
adjective: Characterized by agreeableness of sound.
prevalent
adjective: Of wide extent or frequent occurrence.
fickle
adjective: Unduly changeable in feeling, judgment, or purpose.
protomartyr
noun: The earliest victim in any cause.
perforate
verb: To make a hole or holes through.
kingling
noun: A petty king.
advertiser
noun: One who advertises, especially in newspapers.
syneresis
noun: The coalescence of two vowels or syllables, as e'er for ever.
acrid
adjective: Harshly pungent or bitter.
desist
verb: To cease from action.
conductible
adjective: Capable of being conducted or transmitted.
indiscriminate
adjective: Promiscuous.
transverse
adjective: Lying or being across or in a crosswise direction.
epoch
noun: A interval of time, memorable for extraordinary events.
remonstrant
adjective: Having the character of a reproof.
plausible
adjective: Seeming likely to be true, though open to doubt.
soldier
noun: A person engaged in military service.
volitive
adjective: Exercising the will.
lowly
aderb: Rudely.
pyromania
noun: An insane propensity to set things on fire.
descry
verb: To discern.
bedeck
verb: To cover with ornament.
foggy
adjective: Obscure.
pestilential
adjective: having the nature of or breeding pestilence.
insufficiency
noun: Inadequacy.
oust
verb: To eject.
replenish
verb: To fill again, as something that has been emptied.
prurient
adjective: Inclined to lascivious thoughts and desires.
modernize
verb: To make characteristic of the present or of recent times.
joggle
noun: A sudden irregular shake or a push causing such a shake.
botanical
adjective: Connected with the study or cultivation of plants.
aurora
noun: A luminous phenomenon in the upper regions of the atmosphere.
momentum
noun: An impetus.
persuade
verb: To win the mind of by argument, eloquence, evidence, or reflection.
ambitious
adjective: Eagerly desirous and aspiring.
reformer
noun: One who carries out a reform.
expense
noun: The laying out or expending or money or other resources, as time or strength.
gravity
noun: Seriousness.
ligature
noun: Anything that constricts, or serves for binding or tying.
psychic
adjective: Pertaining to the mind or soul.
hard-hearted
adjective: Lacking pity or sympathy.
propellant
adjective: Propelling.
freethinker
noun: One who rejects authority or inspiration in religion.
overture
noun: An instrumental prelude to an opera, oratorio, or ballet.
contagious
adjective: Transmitting disease.
socialism
noun: A theory of civil polity that aims to secure the reconstruction of society.
extremity
noun: The utmost point, side, or border, or that farthest removed from a mean position.
juvenile
adjective: Characteristic of youth.
undulate
verb: To move like a wave or in waves.
transfigure
verb: To give an exalted meaning or glorified appearance to.
vagrant
noun: An idle wanderer.
gyrate
verb: To revolve.
packet
noun: A bundle, as of letters.
futile
adjective: Of no avail or effect.
flexible
adjective: Pliable.
livid
adjective: Black-and-blue, as contused flesh.
vendition
noun: The act of selling.
literal
adjective: Following the exact words.
integrity
noun: Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principle.
metal
noun: An element that forms a base by combining with oxygen, is usually hard, heavy, and lustrous.
fiducial
adjective: Indicative of faith or trust.
habitant
noun: Dweller.
guileless
adjective: Frank.
exclusion
noun: Non-admission.
glimmer
noun: A faint, wavering, unsteady light.
polygamy
noun: the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once.
evolution
noun: Development or growth.
infidel
noun: One who denies the existence of God.
doe
noun: The female of the deer.
nameless
adjective: Having no fame or reputation.
conspirator
noun: One who agrees with others to cooperate in accomplishing some unlawful purpose.
collide
verb: To meet and strike violently.
recruit
verb: To enlist men for military or naval service.
burnish
verb: To make brilliant or shining.
philately
noun: The study and collection of stamps.
cohere
verb: To stick together.
brethren
noun: pl. Members of a brotherhood, gild, profession, association, or the like.
barometer
noun: An instrument for indicating the atmospheric pressure per unit of surface.
triplicity
noun: The state of being triple or threefold.
pedant
noun: A scholar who makes needless and inopportune display of his learning.
paralyze
verb: To deprive of the power to act.
malevolent
adjective: Wishing evil to others.
knead
verb: To mix and work into a homogeneous mass, especially with the hands.
pinchers
noun: An instrument having two jaws working on a pivot.
precaution
noun: A provision made in advance for some possible emergency or danger.
paraphernalia
noun: Miscellaneous articles of equipment or adornment.
proficient
adjective: Possessing ample and ready knowledge or of skill in any art, science, or industry.
paramour
noun: One who is unlawfully and immorally a lover or a mistress.
collaborate
verb: To labor or cooperate with another or others, especially in literary or scientific pursuits.
betide
verb: To happen to or befall.
fervent
adjective: Ardent in feeling.
sergeant
noun: A non-commissioned military officer ranking next above a corporal.
perversion
noun: Diversion from the true meaning or proper purpose.
surround
verb: To encircle.
detest
verb: To dislike or hate with intensity.
teem
verb: To be full to overflowing.
qualification
noun: A requisite for an employment, position, right, or privilege.
wizen-faced
adjective: Having a shriveled face.
excitable
adjective: Nervously high-strung.
harass
verb: To trouble with importunities, cares, or annoyances.
bowler
noun: In cricket, the player who delivers the ball.
kind-hearted
adjective: Having a kind and sympathetic nature.
litigant
noun: A party to a lawsuit.
disregard
verb: To take no notice of.
archaeology
noun: The branch of anthropology concerned with the systematic investigation of the relics of man.
theorize
verb: To speculate.
numerical
adjective: Of or pertaining to number.
tyrannical
adjective: Despotic.
trinity
noun: A threefold personality existing in the one divine being or substance.
dolor
noun: Lamentation.
rebellious
adjective: Insubordinate.
anticyclone
noun: An atmospheric condition of high central pressure, with currents flowing outward.
triennial
adjective: Taking place every third year.
influence
noun: Ability to sway the will of another.
ichthyic
adjective: Fish-like.
hirsute
adjective: Having a hairy covering.
rustic
adjective: Characteristic of dwelling in the country.
morphology
noun: the science of organic forms.
divisible
adjective: Capable of being separated into parts.
convene
verb: To summon or cause to assemble.
unique
adjective: Being the only one of its kind.
transmissible
adjective: That may e sent through or across.