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negligent
adjective: Apt to omit what ought to be done.
neo-Latin
noun: Modernized Latin.
utility
noun: Fitness for some desirable practical purpose.
persuadable
adjective: capable of influencing to action by entreaty, statement, or anything that moves the
tilth
noun: Cultivation.
madden
verb: To inflame with passion.
illimitable
adjective: Boundless.
consulate
noun: The place in which a consul transacts official business.
moonbeam
noun: A ray of moonlight.
sarcophagus
noun: A stone coffin or a chest-like tomb.
abed
aderb: In bed; on a bed.
immune
adjective: Exempt, as from disease.
polyglot
adjective: Speaking several tongues.
percipience
noun: The act of perceiving.
acoustic
adjective: Pertaining to the act or sense of hearing.
intrigue
noun: A plot or scheme, usually complicated and intended to accomplish something by secret ways.
phenomenon
noun: Any unusual occurrence.
incarcerate
verb: To imprison.
monopoly
noun: The control of a thing, as a commodity, to enable a person to raise its price.
onerous
adjective: Burdensome or oppressive.
pleasurable
adjective: Affording gratification.
indigestible
adjective: Not digestible, or difficult to digest.
vestige
noun: A visible trace, mark, or impression, of something absent, lost, or gone.
nectarine
noun: A variety of the peach.
retinue
noun: The body of persons who attend a person of importance in travel or public appearance.
subsistence
noun: Sustenance.
donator
noun: One who makes a donation or present.
forejudge
verb: To judge of before hearing evidence.
theism
noun: Belief in God.
dominate
verb: To influence controllingly.
surcharge
noun: An additional amount charged.
steppe
noun: One of the extensive plains in Russia and Siberia.
prevention
noun: Thwarting.
divisor
noun: That by which a number or quantity is divided.
specie
noun: A coin or coins of gold, silver, copper, or other metal.
precursor
noun: A forerunner or herald.
repeal
verb: To render of no further effect.
impassible
adjective: Not moved or affected by feeling.
dialectician
noun: A logician.
dolorous
adjective: Expressing or causing sorrow or pain.
jovial
adjective: Merry.
animosity
noun: Hatred.
despotism
noun: Any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part.
servitude
noun: Slavery.
miter
noun: The junction of two bodies at an equally divided angle.
philander
verb: To play at courtship with a woman.
legionary
noun: A member of an ancient Roman legion or of the modern French Legion of Honor.
fundamental
adjective: Basal.
sergeant-major
noun: The highest non-commissioned officer in a regiment.
toilsome
adjective: Laborious.
mirage
noun: An optical effect looking like a sheet of water in the desert.
exhaustive
adjective: Thorough and complete in execution.
translator
noun: An interpreter.
transition
noun: Passage from one place, condition, or action to another.
corporal
adjective: Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind.
immutable
adjective: Unchangeable.
defensible
adjective: Capable of being maintained or justified.
cadaverous
adjective: Resembling a corpse.
transatlantic
adjective: Situated beyond or on the other side of the Atlantic.
benefactor
noun: A doer of kindly and charitable acts.
coerce
verb: To force.
spontaneous
adjective: Arising from inherent qualities or tendencies without external efficient cause.
egress
noun: Any place of exit.
perpendicular
adjective: Straight up and down.
canon
noun: Any rule or law.
facetious
adjective: Amusing.
academy
noun: Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught.
interpolation
noun: Verbal interference.
overseer
noun: A supervisor.
exonerate
verb: To relieve or vindicate from accusation, imputation, or blame.
statuesque
adjective: Having the grace, pose, or quietude of a statue.
transmit
verb: To send trough or across.
amusement
noun: Diversion.
definite
adjective: Having an exact signification or positive meaning.
panoply
noun: A full set of armor.
pentameter
noun: In prosody, a line of verse containing five units or feet.
noiseless
adjective: Silent.
domicile
noun: The place where one lives.
pentavalent
adjective: Quinqeuvalent.
manliness
noun: The qualities characteristic of a true man, as bravery, resolution, etc.
ache
verb: To be in pain or distress.
pare
verb: To cut, shave, or remove (the outside) from anything.
primitive
adjective: Pertaining to the beginning or early times.
fragile
adjective: Capable of being broken.
boisterous
adjective: Unchecked merriment or animal spirits.
gluttonous
adjective: Given to excess in eating.
dissolution
noun: A breaking up of a union of persons.
illusory
adjective: Deceiving or tending to deceive, as by false appearance.
defraud
verb: To deprive of something dishonestly.
payee
noun: A person to whom money has been or is to be paid.
portent
noun: Anything that indicates what is to happen.
prattle
verb: To utter in simple or childish talk.
equity
noun: Fairness or impartiality.
liege
adjective: Sovereign.
mystification
noun: The act of artfully perplexing.
glorious
adjective: Of excellence and splendor.
neglectful
adjective: Exhibiting or indicating omission.
inebriate
verb: To intoxicate.
crystallize
verb: To bring together or give fixed shape to.
foresight
noun: Provision against harm or need.
continence
noun: Self-restraint with respect to desires, appetites, and passion.
irrigate
verb: To water, as land, by ditches or other artificial means.
juxtapose
verb: To place close together.
Pantheon
noun: A circular temple at Rome with a fine Corinthian portico and a great domed roof.
investor
noun: One who invests money.
alchemy
noun: Chemistry of the middle ages, characterized by the pursuit of changing base metals to gold.
boll
noun: A round pod or seed-capsule, as a flax or cotton.
remuneration
noun: Compensation.
phosphorescence
noun: The property of emitting light.
reciprocal
adjective: Mutually interchangeable or convertible.
consonant
adjective: Being in agreement or harmony with.
participate
verb: To receive or have a part or share of.
surety
noun: Security for payment or performance.
antiseptic
noun: Anything that destroys or restrains the growth of putrefactive micro-organisms.
crematory
adjective: A place for cremating dead bodies.
underhanded
adjective: Clandestinely carried on.
incoherence
noun: Want of connection, or agreement, as of parts or ideas in thought, speech, etc.
orthodoxy
noun: Acceptance of the common faith.
readjust
verb: To put in order after disarrangement.
expectancy
noun: The act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable.
forebode
verb: To be an omen or warning sign of, especially of evil.
syndicate
noun: An association of individuals united for the prosecution of some enterprise.
consumption
noun: Gradual destruction, as by burning, eating, etc., or by using up, wearing out, etc.
incendiary
noun: Chemical or person who starts a fire-literally or figuratively.
waistcoat
noun: A vest.
scythe
noun: A long curved blade for mowing, reaping, etc.
treble
adjective: Multiplied by three.
spectrum
noun: An image formed by rays of light or other radiant energy.
perform
verb: To accomplish.
powerless
adjective: Impotent.
bibliomania
noun: The passion for collecting books.
plenipotentiary
noun: A person fully empowered to transact any business.
frontier
noun: The part of a nation's territory that abuts upon another country.
antagonism
noun: Mutual opposition or resistance of counteracting forces, principles, or persons.
antechamber
noun: A waiting room for those who seek audience.
impropriety
noun: The state or quality of being unfit, unseemly, or inappropriate.
populous
adjective: Containing many inhabitants, especially in proportion to the territory.
luminous
adjective: Giving or radiating light.
exhale
verb: To breathe forth.
calculable
adjective: That may be estimated by reckoning.
disagree
verb: To be opposite in opinion.
becalm
verb: To make quiet.
achromatic
adjective: Colorless,
dilute
verb: To make more fluid or less concentrated by admixture with something.
brusque
adjective: Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech.
armada
noun: A fleet of war-vessels.
comely
adjective: Handsome.
exacerbate
verb: To make more sharp, severe, or virulent.
lieu
noun: Stead.
paradox
noun: A statement or doctrine seemingly in contradiction to the received belief.
coagulant
adjective: Producing coagulation.
contingency
noun: Possibility of happening.
plurality
noun: A majority.
precipitant
adjective: Moving onward quickly and heedlessly.
phlegmatic
adjective: Not easily roused to feeling or action.
sacrificial
adjective: Offering or offered as an atonement for sin.
gestation
noun: Pregnancy.
outrage
noun: A gross infringement of morality or decency.
belle
noun: A woman who is a center of attraction because of her beauty, accomplishments, etc.
demerit
noun: A mark for failure or bad conduct.
polygon
noun: A figure having many angles.
Pariah
noun: A member of a degraded class; a social outcast.
plaudit
noun: An expression of applause.
invaluable
adjective: Exceedingly precious.
itinerary
noun: A detailed account or diary of a journey.
bibliophile
noun: One who loves books.
apparent
adjective: Easily understood.
mellifluous
adjective: Sweetly or smoothly flowing.
cathode
noun: The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery.
extort
verb: To obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity.
sidelong
adjective: Inclining or tending to one side.
innuendo
noun: Insinuation.
corrigible
adjective: Capable of reformation.
empower
verb: To delegate authority to.
hypotenuse
noun: The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle.
emphatic
adjective: Spoken with any special impressiveness laid upon an act, word, or set of words.
penalty
noun: The consequences that follow the transgression of natural or divine law.
meliorate
verb: To make better or improve, as in quality or social or physical condition.
advocate
noun: One who pleads the cause of another, as in a legal or ecclesiastical court.
homogeneity
noun: Congruity of the members or elements or parts.
lax
adjective: Not stringent or energetic.
fitful
adjective: Spasmodic.
hexapod
adjective: Having six feet.
actuary
noun: An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums.
sacrilege
noun: The act of violating or profaning anything sacred.
opaque
adjective: Impervious to light.
concord
noun: Harmony.
paroxysm
noun: A sudden outburst of any kind of activity.
unwieldy
adjective: Moved or managed with difficulty, as from great size or awkward shape.
pertinacity
noun: Unyielding adherence.
oculist
noun: One versed or skilled in treating diseases of the eye.
discountenance
verb: To look upon with disfavor.
vegetarian
noun: One who believes in the theory that man's food should be exclusively vegetable.
disqualify
verb: To debar.
excellence
noun: Possession of eminently or unusually good qualities.
disyllable
noun: A word of two syllables.
incompetent
adjective: Not having the abilities desired or necessary for any purpose.
divert
verb: To turn from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.
beseech
verb: To implore.
deplore
verb: To regard with grief or sorrow.
comprehensible
adjective: Intelligible.
disappear
verb: To cease to exist, either actually or for the time being.
despot
noun: An absolute and irresponsible monarch.
grisly
adjective: Fear-inspiring.
sophisticate
verb: To deprive of simplicity of mind or manner.
wee
adjective: Very small.
opalescence
noun: The property of combined refraction and reflection of light, resulting in smoky tints.
triad
noun: A group of three persons of things.
mentor
noun: A wise and faithful teacher, guide, and friend.
specialty
noun: An employment limited to one particular line of work.
finally
aderb: At last.
alienable
adjective: Capable of being aliened or alienated, as lands.
jeopardize
verb: To imperil.
controller
noun: One who or that which regulates or directs.
reservoir
noun: A receptacle where a quantity of some material, especially of a liquid or gas, may be kept.
invalid
adjective: Having no force, weight, or cogency.
psychiatry
noun: The branch of medicine that relates to mental disease.
authenticity
noun: The state or quality of being genuine, or of the origin and authorship claimed.
gourd
noun: A melon, pumpkin, squash, or some similar fruit having a hard rind.
facilitate
verb: To make more easy.
diplomat
noun: A representative of one sovereign state at the capital or court of another.
mastery
noun: The attainment of superior skill.
calumny
noun: Slander.
irrepressible
adjective: That can not be restrained or kept down.
lunatic
noun: An insane person.
affix
verb: To fasten.
befriend
verb: To be a friend to, especially when in need.
federate
verb: To league together.
interlocutor
noun: One who takes part in a conversation or oral discussion.
reprimand
verb: To chide or rebuke for a fault.
susceptibility
noun: A specific capability of feeling or emotion.
cabal
noun: A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose.
vacuum
noun: A space entirely devoid of matter.
suppress
verb: To prevent from being disclosed or punished.
circumspect
adjective: Showing watchfulness, caution, or careful consideration.
nugatory
adjective: Having no power or force.
indivertible
adjective: That can not be turned aside.
sprightly
adjective: Vivacious.
garrison
noun: The military force stationed in a fort, town, or other place for its defense.
platitude
noun: A written or spoken statement that is flat, dull, or commonplace.
ocular
adjective: Of or pertaining to the eye.
agitate
verb: To move or excite (the feelings or thoughts).
paucity
noun: Fewness.
magnitude
noun: Importance.
differentiate
verb: To acquire a distinct and separate character.
disrepute
noun: A bad name or character.
frequency
noun: The comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space.
deformity
noun: A disfigurement.
specter
noun: Apparition.
joust
verb: To engage in a tilt with lances on horseback.