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undulous
adjective: Resembling waves.
prerogative
adjective: Having superior rank or precedence.
retrieve
verb: To recover something by searching.
specialize
verb: To assume an individual or specific character, or adopt a singular or special course.
permissible
adjective: That may be allowed.
volatile
adjective: Changeable.
intrude
verb: To come in without leave or license.
journalize
verb: To keep a diary.
facile
adjective: Not difficult to do.
decamp
verb: To leave suddenly or unexpectedly.
versatile
adjective: Having an aptitude for applying oneself to new and varied tasks or to various subjects.
auditory
adjective: Of or pertaining to hearing or the organs or sense of hearing.
keepsake
noun: Anything kept or given to be kept for the sake of the giver.
pandemic
adjective: Affecting a whole people or all classes, as a disease.
indivisible
adjective: Not separable into parts.
anew
aderb: Once more.
bulbous
adjective: Of, or pertaining to, or like a bulb.
ensnare
verb: To entrap.
obituary
adjective: A published notice of a death.
imperative
adjective: Obligatory.
demented
adjective: Insane.
whet
verb: To make more keen or eager.
unyoke
verb: To separate.
appropriate
adjective: Suitable for the purpose and circumstances.
deleterious
adjective: Hurtful, morally or physically.
lever
noun: That which exerts, or through which one may exert great power.
zealot
noun: One who espouses a cause or pursues an object in an immoderately partisan manner.
perquisite
noun: Any profit from service beyond the amount fixed as salary or wages.
optimism
noun: The view that everything in nature and the history of mankind is ordered for the best.
inhibit
verb: To hold back or in.
satiric
adjective: Resembling poetry, in which vice, incapacity ,or corruption is held up to ridicule.
preemption
noun: The right or act of purchasing before others.
revoke
verb: To rescind.
disengage
verb: To become detached.
illegible
adjective: Undecipherable.
lassie
noun: A little lass.
sacrifice
verb: To make an offering of to deity, especially by presenting on an altar.
hereditary
adjective: Passing naturally from parent to child.
insistent
adjective: Urgent.
afire
aderb: On fire, literally or figuratively.
oddity
noun: An eccentricity.
vicissitude
noun: A change, especially a complete change, of condition or circumstances, as of fortune.
corpulent
adjective: Obese.
veneer
noun: Outside show or elegance.
peevish
adjective: Petulant. (irritable)
venerable
adjective: Meriting or commanding high esteem.
chattel
noun: Any article of personal property.
derision
noun: Ridicule.
adjudge
verb: To award or bestow by formal decision.
ornate
adjective: Ornamented to a marked degree.
tricycle
noun: A three-wheeled vehicle.
pittance
noun: Any small portion or meager allowance.
daring
adjective: Brave.
colleague
noun: An associate in professional employment.
antic
noun: A grotesque, ludicrous, or fantastic action.
ought
verb: To be under moral obligation to be or do.
felon
noun: A criminal or depraved person.
calorie
noun: Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade.
unbridled
adjective: Being without restraint.
leviathan
noun: Any large animal, as a whale.
judgment
noun: The faculty by the exercise of which a deliberate conclusion is reached.
miniature
adjective: Much smaller than reality or that the normal size.
genital
adjective: Of or pertaining to the animal reproductive organs.
outlaw
noun: A habitual lawbreaker.
foot-note
noun: A note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column.
materialize
verb: To take perceptible or substantial form.
evangelist
noun: A preacher who goes from place to place holding services.
inborn
adjective: Implanted by nature.
pungency
noun: The quality of affecting the sense of smell.
privilege
noun: A right or immunity not enjoyed by all, or that may be enjoyed only under special
grotesque
adjective: Incongruously composed or ill-proportioned.
inadvisable
adjective: Unadvisable.
luscious
adjective: Rich, sweet, and delicious.
arid
adjective: Very dry.
pedagogy
noun: The science and art of teaching
stagnate
verb: To become dull or inert.
ingenious
adjective: Evincing skill, originality, or cleverness, as in contrivance or arrangement.
squabble
verb: To quarrel.
granule
noun: A small grain or particle.
fracture
noun: A break.
solicitor
noun: One who represents a client in court of justice; an attorney.
tolerant
adjective: Indulgent.
anhydrous
adjective: Withered.
disburse
verb: To pay out or expend, as money from a fund. discard
insensible
adjective: Imperceptible.
desistance
noun: Cessation.
apogee
noun: The climax.
viceroy
noun: A ruler acting with royal authority in place of the sovereign in a colony or province.
admonish
verb: To warn of a fault.
declension
noun: The change of endings in nouns and
decagram
noun: A weight of 10 grams.
disappoint
verb: To fail to fulfill the expectation, hope, wish, or desire of.
protagonist
noun: A leader in any enterprise or contest.
probation
noun: Any proceeding designed to ascertain or test character, qualification, or the like.
compulsory
adjective: Forced.
surmount
verb: To overcome by force of will.
emblem
noun: A symbol.
cameo
noun: Any small engraved or carved work in relief.
octagon
noun: A figure with eight sides and eight angles.
impassive
adjective: Unmoved by or not exhibiting feeling.
passive
adjective: Unresponsive.
predicament
noun: A difficult, trying situation or plight.
assonance
noun: Resemblance or correspondence in sound.
assiduous
adjective: Diligent.
duckling
noun: A young duck.
imbrue
verb: To wet or moisten.
delectable
adjective: Delightful to the taste or to the senses.
conservatism
noun: Tendency to adhere to the existing order of things.
stimulate
verb: To rouse to activity or to quickened action.
impervious
adjective: Impenetrable.
tableau
noun: An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life.
nondescript
adjective: Indescribable.
baleful
adjective: Malignant.
avow
verb: To declare openly.
ominous
adjective: Portentous.
disapprove
verb: To regard with blame.
expressive
adjective: Full of meaning.
query
verb: To make inquiry.
casual
adjective: Accidental, by chance.
endanger
verb: To expose to peril.
contributor
noun: One who gives or furnishes, in common with others, for a common purpose.
forefather
noun: An ancestor.
virago
noun: A bold, impudent, turbulent woman.
stanza
noun: A group of rimed lines, usually forming one of a series of similar divisions in a poem.
mistrust
verb: To regard with suspicion or jealousy.
Milky Way
noun: The galaxy.
ingenuity
noun: Cleverness in contriving, combining, or originating.
treasonable
adjective: Of the nature of betrayal, treachery, or breech of allegiance.
forswear
verb: To renounce upon oath.
scribble
noun: Hasty, careless writing.
ascent
noun: A rising, soaring, or climbing.
austere
adjective: Severely simple; unadorned.
sociable
adjective: Inclined to seek company.
osculate
verb: To kiss.
oblique
adjective: Slanting; said of lines.
exposure
noun: An open situation or position in relation to the sun, elements, or points of the compass.
potency
noun: Power.
annunciation
noun: Proclamation.
productive
adjective: Yielding in abundance.
necrosis
noun: the death of part of the body.
adjacent
noun: That which is near or bordering upon.
approbation
noun: Sanction.
discernible
adjective: Perceivable.
Protestant
noun: A Christian who denies the authority of the Pope and holds the right of special judgment.
sanguinary
adjective: Bloody.
instantaneous
adjective: Done without perceptible lapse of time.
phonetic
adjective: Representing articulate sounds or speech.
physique
noun: The physical structure or organization of a person.
butt
verb: To strike with or as with the head, or horns.
conservatory
noun: An institution for instruction and training in music and declamation.
assets
noun: pl. Property in general, regarded as applicable to the payment of debts.
contiguity
noun: Proximity.
nuptial
adjective: Of or pertaining to marriage, especially to the marriage ceremony.
metropolis
noun: A chief city, either the capital or the largest or most important city of a state.
carrion
noun: Dead and putrefying flesh.
promulgate
verb: To proclaim.
descendent
adjective: Proceeding downward.
sufficiency
noun: An ample or adequate supply.
emancipate
verb: To release from bondage.
apex
noun: The highest point, as of a mountain.
devilry
noun: Malicious mischief.
deviate
verb: To take a different course.
azalea
noun: A flowering shrub.
intolerable
adjective: Insufferable.
atomizer
noun: An apparatus for reducing a liquid to a fine spray, as for disinfection, inhalation, etc.
occult
adjective: Existing but not immediately perceptible.
deterrent
adjective: Hindering from action through fear.
Newtonian
adjective: Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, the English philosopher.
confiscate
verb: To appropriate (private property) as forfeited to the public use or treasury.
beck
verb: To give a signal to, by nod or gesture.
incisor
noun: A front or cutting tooth.
fray
verb: To fret at the edge so as to loosen or break the threads.
inadvertent
adjective: Accidental.
absurd
adjective: Inconsistent with reason or common sense.
confluence
noun: The place where streams meet.
consensus
noun: A collective unanimous opinion of a number of persons.
ceremonial
adjective: Characterized by outward form or ceremony.
antislavery
adjective: Opposed to human slavery.
domination
noun: Control by the exercise of power or constituted authority.
telepathy
noun: Thought-transference.
invincible
adjective: Not to be conquered, subdued, or overcome.
bequeath
verb: To give by will.
toleration
noun: A spirit of charitable leniency.
folio
noun: A sheet of paper folded once, or of a size adapted to folding once.
reluctant
adjective: Unwilling.
hanger-on
noun: A parasite.
Renaissance
noun: The revival of letters, and then of art, which marks the transition from medieval to modern time.
archdeacon
noun: A high official administrator of the affairs of a diocese.
transfuse
verb: To pour or cause to pass, as a fluid, from one vessel to another.
tannery
noun: A place where leather is tanned.
ambidextrous
adjective: Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease.
disarrange
verb: To throw out of order.
levee
noun: An embankment beside a river or stream or an arm of the sea, to prevent overflow.
whereabouts
noun: The place in or near which a person or thing is.
epizootic
adjective: Prevailing among animals.
iniquity
noun: Gross wrong or injustice.
ambulance
noun: A vehicle fitted for conveying the sick and wounded.
pledgeor
noun: One who gives a pledge.
workmanship
noun: The art or skill of a workman.
sanctimonious
adjective: Making an ostentatious display or hypocritical pretense of holiness or piety.
palate
noun: The roof of the mouth.
preternatural
adjective: Extraordinary.
preferential
adjective: Possessing, giving, or constituting preference or priority.
herbaceous
adjective: Having the character of a herb.
acme
noun: The highest point, or summit.
legalize
verb: To give the authority of law to.
regime
noun: Particular conduct or administration of affairs.
effusion
noun: an outpouring.
erratic
adjective: Irregular.
truculence
noun: Ferocity.
errant
adjective: Roving or wandering, as in search of adventure or opportunity for gallant deeds.
swarthy
adjective: Having a dark hue, especially a dark or sunburned complexion.
sonata
noun: An instrumental composition.
ferocious
adjective: Of a wild, fierce, and savage nature.
charlatan
noun: A quack.
comparative
adjective: Relative.
overthrow
verb: To vanquish an established ruler or government.
dogmatize
verb: To make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence.
corrosion
noun: Gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration.
orthopedic
adjective: Relating to the correcting or preventing of deformity
folk-lore
noun: The traditions, beliefs, and customs of the common people.
arboreal
adjective: Of or pertaining to a tree or trees.
acknowledgment
noun: Recognition.
recrudescent
adjective: Becoming raw or sore again.
quintessence
noun: The most essential part of anything.
generic
adjective: Noting a genus or kind; opposed to specific.
cede
verb: To pass title to.
viol
noun: A stringed instrument of the violin class.
browbeat
verb: To overwhelm, or attempt to do so, by stern, haughty, or rude address or manner.
enthuse
verb: To yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling.
reflectible
adjective: Capable of being turned back.
mutiny
noun: Rebellion against lawful or constituted authority.
sear
verb: To burn on the surface.
emulate
verb: To imitate with intent to equal or surpass.
outright
aderb: Entirely.
interrogatory
noun: A question or inquiry.
cantonment
noun: The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered.
laundress
noun: Washerwoman.
statute
noun: Any authoritatively declared rule, ordinance, decree, or law.
pentathlon
noun: The contest of five associated exercises in the great games and the same contestants.
forcible
adjective: Violent.
collegian
noun: A college student.
disarm
verb: To deprive of weapons.
soluble
adjective: Capable of being dissolved, as in a fluid.
penitential
adjective: Pertaining to sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.
inexpedient
adjective: Unadvisable.
choral
adjective: Pertaining to, intended for, or performed by a chorus or choir.
commitment
noun: The act or process of entrusting or consigning for safe-keeping.
juncture
noun: An articulation, joint, or seam.
execrable
adjective: Abominable.