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abusive
adjective: Employing harsh words or ill treatment.
stagnant
adjective: Not flowing: said of water, as in a pool.
maintain
verb: To hold or preserve in any particular state or condition.
debut
noun: A first appearance in society or on the stage.
askance
aderb: With a side or indirect glance or meaning.
vigilant
adjective: Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety.
vitalize
verb: To endow with life or energy.
abrade
verb: To wear away the surface or some part of by friction.
gratification
noun: Satisfaction.
positive
adjective: Free from doubt or hesitation.
sympathize
verb: To share the sentiments or mental states of another.
indigence
noun: Poverty.
accursed
adjective: Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune.
ungainly
adjective: Clumsy.
devout
adjective: Religious.
perseverance
noun: A persistence in purpose and effort.
repartee
noun: A ready, witty, or apt reply.
inchoative
noun: That which begins, or expresses beginning.
obstruct
verb: To fill with impediments so as to prevent passage, either wholly or in part.
corrode
verb: To ruin or destroy little by little.
memorable
adjective: Noteworthy.
vortex
noun: A mass of rotating or whirling fluid, especially when sucked spirally toward the center.
missive
noun: A message in writing.
raptorial
adjective: Seizing and devouring living prey.
tangent
adjective: Touching.
parlance
noun: Mode of speech.
fluent
adjective: Having a ready or easy flow of words or ideas.
excursion
noun: A journey.
Christendom
noun: That part of the world where Christianity is generally professed.
inaccessible
adjective: Difficult of approach.
dragoon
noun: In the British army, a cavalryman.
congeal
verb: To coagulate.
Hibernian
adjective: Pertaining to Ireland, or its people.
jocular
adjective: Inclined to joke.
contort
verb: To twist into a misshapen form.
gaseous
adjective: Light and unsubstantial.
exotic
adjective: Foreign.
perfectible
adjective: Capable of being made perfect.
myth
noun: A fictitious narrative presented as historical, but without any basis of fact.
antispasmodic
adjective: Tending to prevent or relieve non-inflammatory spasmodic affections.
sedition
noun: Conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state.
enthrone
verb: To invest with sovereign power.
pervious
adjective: Admitting the entrance or passage of another substance.
ingenuous
adjective: Candid, frank, or open in character or quality.
exigent
adjective: Urgent.
sensual
adjective: Pertaining to the body or the physical senses.
tack
noun: A small sharp-pointed nail.
invoke
verb: To call on for assistance or protection.
refract
verb: To bend or turn from a direct course.
papyrus
noun: The writing-paper of the ancient Egyptians, and later of the Romans.
coxswain
noun: One who steers a rowboat, or one who has charge of a ship's boat and its crew under an officer.
pall
verb: To make dull by satiety.
subjection
noun: The act of bringing into a state of submission.
nimble
adjective: Light and quick in motion or action.
rigor
noun: Inflexibility.
conjecture
noun: A guess.
descendant
noun: One who is descended lineally from another, as a child, grandchild, etc.
bigamist
noun: One who has two spouses at the same time.
inference
noun: The derivation of a judgment from any given material of knowledge on the ground of law.
lexicography
noun: The making of dictionaries.
emigrate
verb: To go from one country, state, or region for the purpose of settling or residing in another.
souvenir
noun: A token of remembrance.
manor
noun: The landed estate of a lord or nobleman.
seminar
noun: Any assemblage of pupils for real research in some specific study under a teacher.
altercate
verb: To contend angrily or zealously in words.
mechanics
noun: The branch of physics that treats the phenomena caused by the action of forces.
accessible
adjective: Approachable.
regiment
noun: A body of soldiers.
pyrotechnic
adjective: Pertaining to fireworks or their manufacture.
operate
verb: To put in action and supervise the working of.
eclipse
noun: The obstruction of a heavenly body by its entering into the shadow of another body.
utmost
noun: The greatest possible extent.
probe
verb: To search through and through.
dun
verb: To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment.
regress
verb: To return to a former place or condition.
replica
noun: A duplicate executed by the artist himself, and regarded, equally with the first, as an original.
credulous
adjective: Easily deceived.
phonogram
noun: A graphic character symbolizing an articulate sound.
deter
verb: To frighten away.
imperturbable
adjective: Calm.
anthology
noun: A collection of extracts from the writings of various authors.
emaciate
verb: To waste away in flesh.
immigrate
verb: To come into a country or region from a former habitat.
valid
adjective: Founded on truth.
culpable
adjective: Guilty.
premier
adjective: First in rank or position.
fungible
adjective: That may be measured, counted, or weighed.
tremor
noun: An involuntary trembling or shivering.
magistracy
noun: The office or dignity of a magistrate.
inflexible
adjective: That can not be altered or varied.
tapestry
noun: A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle, designed for ornamental hangings.
rejuvenate
verb: To restore to youth.
formidable
adjective: Difficult to accomplish.
dispensation
noun: That which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power.
observance
noun: A traditional form or customary act.
complaisance
noun: Politeness.
carcass
noun: The dead body of an animal.
granary
noun: A storehouse for grain after it is thrashed or husked.
reconsider
verb: To review with care, especially with a view to a reversal of previous action.
mitigate
verb: To make milder or more endurable.
immaterial
adjective: Of no essential consequence.
percipient
noun: One who or that which perceives.
neophyte
adjective: Having the character of a beginner.
pedigree
noun: One's line of ancestors.
verdant
adjective: Green with vegetation.
severance
noun: Separation.
absent-minded
adjective: Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.
physiology
noun: The science of organic functions.
exaggerate
verb: To overstate.
neocracy
noun: Government administered by new or untried persons.
recourse
noun: Resort to or application for help in exigency or trouble.
contender
noun: One who exerts oneself in opposition or rivalry.
parsimonious
adjective: Unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money.
foursome
adjective: Consisting of four.
defray
verb: To make payment for.
suspense
noun: Uncertainty.
germinate
verb: To begin to develop into an embryo or higher form.
sapience
noun: Deep wisdom or knowledge.
endue
verb: To endow with some quality, gift, or grace, usually spiritual.
renunciation
noun: An explicit disclaimer of a right or privilege.
dilemma
noun: A situation in which a choice between opposing modes of conduct is necessary.
intracellular
adjective: Occurring or situated within a cell.
dissent
noun: Disagreement.
tenacious
adjective: Unyielding.
metronome
noun: An instrument for indicating and marking exact time in music.
flora
noun: The aggregate of plants growing without cultivation in a district.
alien
noun: One who owes allegiance to a foreign government.
virtu
noun: Rare, curious, or beautiful quality.
gladden
verb: To make joyous.
gregarious
adjective: Not habitually solitary or living alone.
incoherent
adjective: Not logically coordinated, as to parts, elements, or details.
shrivel
verb: To draw or be drawn into wrinkles.
penchant
noun: A bias in favor of something.
stingy
adjective: Cheap, unwilling to spend money.
caricature
noun: a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.
purl
verb: To cause to whirl, as in an eddy.
sequent
adjective: Following in the order of time.
gyroscope
noun: An instrument for illustrating the laws of rotation.
dialect
noun: Forms of speech collectively that are peculiar to the people of a particular district.
hilarious
adjective: Boisterously merry.
taut
adjective: Stretched tight.
abstemious
adjective: Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
granular
adjective: Composed of small grains or particles.
diffident
adjective: Affected or possessed with self-distrust.
liquidate
verb: To deliver the amount or value of.
legislative
adjective: That makes or enacts laws.
abscission
noun: The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.
cynosure
noun: That to which general interest or attention is directed.
incapacity
noun: Want of power to apprehend, understand, and manage.
permutation
noun: Reciprocal change, different ordering of same items.
listless
adjective: Inattentive.
dimly
aderb: Obscurely.
proselyte
noun: One who has been won over from one religious belief to another.
executor
noun: A person nominated by the will of another to execute the will.
negligible
adjective: Transferable by assignment, endorsement, or delivery.
autumnal
adjective: Of or pertaining to autumn.
disallow
verb: To withhold permission or sanction.
syllabication
noun: Division of words into that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
sibilant
adjective: Made with a hissing sound.
procrastination
noun: Delay.
equivalent
adjective: Equal in value, force, meaning, or the like.
latency
noun: The state of being dormant.
involution
noun: Complication.
nowadays
aderb: In the present time or age.
reclaim
verb: To demand or to obtain the return or restoration of.
percussion
noun: The sharp striking of one body against another.
disunion
noun: Separation of relations or interests.
fluctuation
noun: Frequent irregular change back and forth from one state or degree to another.
nauseate
verb: To cause to loathe.
ampersand
noun: The character &; and.
tiresome
adjective: Wearisome.
obviate
verb: To clear away or provide for, as an objection or difficulty.
difference
noun: Dissimilarity in any respect.
comprehension
noun: Ability to know.
autonomous
adjective: Self-governing.
baffle
verb: To foil or frustrate.
flippant
adjective: Having a light, pert, trifling disposition.
psychopathic
adjective: Morally irresponsible.
safeguard
verb: To protect.
eligible
adjective: Qualified for selection.
imperceptible
adjective: Indiscernible.
continuance
noun: Permanence.
autarchy
noun: Unrestricted power.
reprieve
verb: To grant a respite from punishment to.
apathy
noun: Insensibility to emotion or passionate feeling.
adjunct
noun: Something joined to or connected with another thing, but holding a subordinate place.
batter
noun: A thick liquid mixture of two or more materials beaten together, to be used in cookery.
illogical
adjective: Contrary to the rules of sound thought.
indict
verb: To find and declare chargeable with crime.
depression
noun: A falling of the spirits.
fresco
noun: The art of painting on a surface of plaster, particularly on walls and ceilings.
trebly
aderb: Triply.
obligatory
adjective: Binding in law or conscience.
foreshore
noun: That part of a shore uncovered at low tide.
sanguineous
adjective: Consisting of blood.
statuette
noun: A figurine.
inexplicable
adjective: Such as can not be made plain.
phenomenal
adjective: Extraordinary or marvelous.
anemia
noun: Deficiency of blood or red corpuscles.
redundant
adjective: Constituting an excess.
muddle
verb: To confuse or becloud, especially with or as with drink.
accept
verb: To take when offered.
illegitimate
adjective: Unlawfully begotten.
implicit
adjective: Implied.
fungous
adjective: Spongy.
off
adjective: Farther or more distant.
tenant
noun: An occupant.
turgid
adjective: Swollen.
incontrovertible
adjective: Indisputable.
consign
verb: To entrust.
geology
noun: The department of natural science that treats of the constitution and structure of the earth.
conspicuous
adjective: Clearly visible.
diatomic
adjective: Containing only two atoms.
liquor
noun: Any alcoholic or intoxicating liquid.
encourage
verb: To inspire with courage, hope, or strength of mind.
mutilate
verb: To disfigure.
residue
noun: A remainder or surplus after a part has been separated or otherwise treated.
humanize
verb: To make gentle or refined.
impede
verb: To be an obstacle or to place obstacles in the way of.
amplitude
noun: Largeness.
moralize
verb: To render virtuous.
depositor
noun: One who makes a deposit, or has an amount deposited.
irreducible
adjective: That can not be lessened.
analogous
adjective: Corresponding (to some other) in certain respects, as in form, proportion, relations.
grievous
adjective: Creating affliction.
bodice
noun: A women's ornamental corset-shaped laced waist.
reliant
adjective: Having confidence.
polycracy
noun: The rule of many.
acetic
adjective: Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar.
heifer
noun: A young cow.
peccant
adjective: Guilty.
perjury
noun: A solemn assertion of a falsity.
petulant
adjective: Displaying impatience.
stealth
noun: A concealed manner of acting.
sebaceous
adjective: Pertaining to or appearing like fat.
centurion
noun: A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army.
stanchion
noun: A vertical bar, or a pair of bars, used to confine cattle in a stall.
forego
verb: To deny oneself the pleasure or profit of.
gastritis
noun: Inflammation of the stomach.
datum
noun: A premise, starting-point, or given fact.
trepidation
noun: Nervous uncertainty of feeling.
lactic
adjective: Pertaining to milk.
percolator
noun: A filter.
grotto
noun: A small cavern.
gradation
noun: A step, degree, rank, or relative position in an order or series.
counting-house
noun: A house or office used for transacting business, bookkeeping, correspondence, etc.
overweight
noun: Preponderance.
fallacy
noun: Any unsound or delusive mode of reasoning, or anything based on such reasoning.
presentient
adjective: Perceiving or feeling beforehand.
lithe
adjective: Supple.