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precipice
noun: A high and very steep or approximately vertical cliff.
angular
adjective: Sharp-cornered.
bronchus
noun: Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs.
aqueduct
noun: A water-conduit, particularly one for supplying a community from a distance.
reactionary
adjective: Pertaining to, of the nature of, causing, or favoring reaction.
enormity
noun: Immensity.
conducive
adjective: Contributing to an end.
subterranean
adjective: Situated or occurring below the surface of the earth.
malign
verb: To speak evil of, especially to do so falsely and severely.
transference
noun: The act of conveying from one person or place to another.
mockery
noun: Ridicule.
testimonial
noun: A formal token of regard, often presented in public.
negate
verb: To deny.
fusible
adjective: Capable of being melted by heat.
rejoin
verb: To reunite after separation.
economize
verb: To spend sparingly.
meander
verb: To wind and turn while proceeding in a course.
bauble
noun: A trinket.
singe
verb: To burn slightly or superficially.
encroach
verb: To invade partially or insidiously and appropriate the possessions of another.
distemper
noun: A disease or malady.
malady
noun: Any physical disease or disorder, especially a chronic or deep-seated one.
position
noun: The manner in which a thing is placed.
collier
noun: One who works in a coal-mine.
wizen
verb: To become or cause to become withered or dry.
malleable
adjective: Pliant.
quartet
noun: A composition for four voices or four instruments.
revise
verb: To examine for the correction of errors, or for the purpose of making changes.
landholder
noun: Landowner.
trickery
noun: Artifice.
surmise
verb: To conjecture.
misinterpret
verb: To misunderstand.
divulgence
noun: A divulging.
sublingual
adjective: Situated beneath the tongue.
admittance
noun: Entrance, or the right or permission to enter.
significance
noun: Importance.
generate
verb: To produce or cause to be.
peaceable
adjective: Tranquil.
eminence
noun: An elevated position with respect to rank, place, character, condition, etc.
cereal
adjective: Pertaining to edible grain or farinaceous seeds.
epiphany
noun: Any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity.
sacrilegious
adjective: Impious.
gait
noun: Carriage of the body in going.
skeptic
noun: One who doubts any statements.
quantity
noun: Magnitude.
satire
noun: The employment of sarcasm, irony, or keenness of wit in ridiculing vices.
liberalism
noun: Opposition to conservatism.
precarious
adjective: Perilous.
sibilate
verb: To give a hissing sound to, as in pronouncing the letter s.
garnish
verb: In cookery, to surround with additions for embellishment.
gamble
verb: To risk money or other possession on an event, chance, or contingency.
original
adjective: Not copied nor produced by imitation.
deplete
verb: To reduce or lessen, as by use, exhaustion, or waste.
extempore
aderb: Without studied or special preparation.
aggregate
noun: The entire number, sum, mass, or quantity of something.
zephyr
noun: Any soft, gentle wind.
external
noun: Anything relating or belonging to the outside.
herbarium
noun: A collection of dried plants scientifically arranged for study.
benevolent
adjective: Loving others and actively desirous of their well-being.
neural
adjective: Pertaining to the nerves or nervous system.
denominate
verb: To give a name or epithet to.
sequester
verb: To cause to withdraw or retire, as from society or public life.
submarine
adjective: Existing, done, or operating beneath the surface of the sea.
acumen
noun: Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination.
seclude
verb: To place, keep, or withdraw from the companionship of others.
witticism
noun: A witty, brilliant, or original saying or sentiment.
amply
aderb: Sufficiently.
possessor
noun: One who owns, enjoys, or controls anything, as property.
berth
noun: A bunk or bed in a vessel, sleeping-car, etc.
almanac
noun: A series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical information.
typography
noun: The arrangement of composed type, or the appearance of printed matter.
luxuriance
noun: Excessive or superfluous growth or quantity.
seignoir
noun: A title of honor or respectful address, equivalent to sir.
foreordination
noun: Predestination.
malediction
noun: The calling down of a curse or curses.
whereupon
aderb: After which.
habitual
adjective: According to usual practice.
annihilate
verb: To destroy absolutely.
repulsive
adjective: Grossly offensive.
patter
verb: To mumble something over and over.
elucidate
verb: To bring out more clearly the facts concerning.
courser
noun: A fleet and spirited horse.
visualize
verb: To give pictorial vividness to a mental representation.
cosmopolitan
adjective: Common to all the world.
ardent
adjective: Burning with passion.
advocacy
noun: The act of pleading a cause.
facsimile
noun: An exact copy or reproduction.
imitation
noun: That which is made as a likeness or copy.
consignee
noun: A person to whom goods or other property has been entrusted.
heedless
adjective: Thoughtless.
composure
noun: Calmness.
pastoral
adjective: Having the spirit or sentiment of rural life.
abnormal
adjective: Not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard.
pentagram
noun: A figure having five points or lobes.
indignant
adjective: Having such anger and scorn as is aroused by meanness or wickedness.
shriek
noun: A sharp, shrill outcry or scream, caused by agony or terror.
perspiration
noun: Sweat.
belate
verb: To delay past the proper hour.
languor
noun: Lassitude of body or depression.
inadequate
adjective: Insufficient.
galvanize
verb: To imbue with life or animation.
bevel
noun: Any inclination of two surfaces other than 90 degrees.
pedestal
noun: A base or support as for a column, statue, or vase.
exterior
noun: That which is outside.
minion
noun: A servile favorite.
arraign
verb: To call into court, as a person indicted for crime, and demand whether he pleads guilty or not.
hazard
noun: Risk.
finery
noun: That which is used to decorate the person or dress.
chateau
noun: A castle or manor-house.
perpetuate
verb: To preserve from extinction or oblivion.
insinuate
verb: To imply.
appraise
verb: To estimate the money value of.
socialist
adjective: One who advocates reconstruction of society by collective ownership of land and capital.
amalgamate
verb: To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.
defalcate
verb: To cut off or take away, as a part of something.
itinerate
verb: To wander from place to place.
parity
noun: Equality, as of condition or rank.
truthful
adjective: Veracious.
mercenary
adjective: Greedy
head foremost
aderb: Precipitately, as in diving.
insatiable
adjective: That desires or craves immoderately or unappeasably.
rapine
noun: The act of seizing and carrying off property by superior force, as in war.
promoter
noun: A furtherer, forwarder, or encourager.
verily
aderb: In truth.
resumption
noun: The act of taking back, or taking again.
non-combatant
noun: One attached to the army or navy, but having duties other than that of fighting.
acreage
noun: Quantity or extent of land, especially of cultivated land.
oscillate
verb: To swing back and forth.
eschew
verb: To keep clear of.
auspice
noun: favoring, protecting, or propitious influence or guidance.
cabinet
noun: The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation.
material
noun: That of which anything is composed or may be constructed.
predominance
noun: Ascendancy or preponderance.
providential
adjective: Effected by divine guidance.
upheave
verb: To raise or lift with effort.
betrothal
noun: Engagement to marry.
bide
verb: To await.
prevaricate
verb: To use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention.
livelihood
noun: Means of subsistence.
mythology
noun: The whole body of legends cherished by a race concerning gods and heroes.
biography
noun: A written account of one's life, actions, and character.
aphorism
noun: Proverb.
bountiful
adjective: Showing abundance.
inglorious
adjective: Shameful.
resonance
noun: The quality of being able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.
tinge
noun: A faint trace of color.
matter of fact
noun: Something that has actual and undeniable existence or reality.
requital
noun: Adequate return for good or ill.
forgo
verb: To deny oneself.
waif
noun: A homeless, neglected wanderer.
accompany
verb: To go with, or be associated with, as a companion.
ancestry
noun: One's ancestors collectively.
felicitate
verb: To wish joy or happiness to, especially in view of a coming event.
employee
noun: One who works for wages or a salary.
coalescence
noun: The act or process of coming together so as to form one body, combination, or product.
anarchy
noun: Absence or utter disregard of government.
diversion
noun: Pastime.
procedure
noun: A manner or method of acting.
decapitate
verb: To behead.
principle
noun: A general truth or proposition.
contrite
adjective: Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin.
bristle
noun: One of the coarse, stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making, etc.
depth
noun: Deepness.
excerpt
noun: An extract or selection from written or printed matter.
doleful
adjective: Melancholy.
episode
noun: An incident or story in a literary work, separable from yet growing out of it.
ghastly
adjective: Hideous.
sensitive
adjective: Easily affected by outside operations or influences.
vivisection
noun: The dissection of a living animal.
craving
noun: A vehement desire.
concordance
noun: Harmony.
lifelike
adjective: Realistic.
extradite
verb: To surrender the custody of.
cosmography
noun: The science that describes the universe, including astronomy, geography, and geology.
strait
noun: A narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water.
check
verb: To hold back.
consumptive
adjective: Designed for gradual destruction.
monogram
noun: A character consisting of two or more letters interwoven into one, usually initials of a
decasyllable
noun: A line of ten syllables.
docket
noun: The registry of judgments of a court.
facility
noun: Ease.
originate
verb: To cause or constitute the beginning or first stage of the existence of.
brooch
noun: An article of jewelry fastened by a hinged pin and hook on the underside.
acute
adjective: Having fine and penetrating discernment.
rejuvenescence
noun: A renewal of youth.
hussar
noun: A light-horse trooper armed with saber and carbine.
rectify
verb: To correct.
incipience
noun: Beginning.
gesture
noun: A movement or action of the hands or face, expressive of some idea or emotion.
forfend
verb: To ward off.
chiffon
noun: A very thin gauze used for trimmings, evening dress, etc.
arbiter
noun: One chosen or appointed, by mutual consent of parties in dispute, to decide matters.
loquacious
adjective: Talkative.
centenary
adjective: Pertaining to a hundred years or a period of a hundred years.
loathe
verb: To abominate.
excretion
noun: The getting rid of waste matter.
mouthful
noun: As much as can be or is usually put into the or exercise.
diffusible
adjective: Spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly.
submergence
noun: The act of submerging.
heteromorphic
adjective: Deviating from the normal form or standard type.
infallible
adjective: Exempt from error of judgment, as in opinion or statement.
necessary
adjective: Indispensably requisite or absolutely needed to accomplish a desired result.
reverent
adjective: Humble.
incitement
noun: That which moves to action, or serves as an incentive or stimulus.
reiterate
verb: To say or do again and again.
visage
noun: The face, countenence, or look of a person.
exuberance
noun: Rich supply.
guy
noun: Stay-rope.
mordacious
adjective: Biting or giving to biting.
verbose
adjective: Wordy.
recognize
verb: To recall the identity of (a person or thing).
breach
noun: The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation.
liner
noun: A vessel belonging to a steamship-line.
macrocosm
noun: The whole of any sphere or department of nature or knowledge to which man is related.
emergence
noun: A coming into view.
inwardly
aderb: With no outward manifestation.
reimburse
verb: To pay back as an equivalent of what has been expended.
monsieur
noun: A French title of respect, equivalent to Mr. and sir.
narrate
verb: To tell a story.
acknowledge
verb: To recognize; to admit the genuineness or validity of.
illumine
verb: To make bright or clear.
oratory
noun: The art of public speaking.
Anglo-Saxon
noun: The entire English race wherever found, as in Europe, the United States, or India.
seduce
verb: To entice to surrender chastity.
faun
noun: One of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human, with goats feet.
broadcast
adjective: Disseminated far and wide.
aggression
noun: An unprovoked attack.
distrainor
noun: One who subjects a person to distress.
pantheism
noun: The worship of nature for itself or its beauty.
boorish
adjective: Rude.
exhume
verb: To dig out of the earth (what has been buried).
ramose
adjective: Branch-like.
corpuscle
noun: A minute particle of matter.
theologian
noun: A professor of divinity.
recurrent
adjective: Returning from time to time, especially at regular or stated intervals.
opportune
adjective: Especially fit as occurring, said, or done at the right moment.
dejection
noun: Melancholy.
lithesome
adjective: Nimble.
navel
noun: The depression on the abdomen where the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached.
entreaty
noun: An earnest request.
evangelical
adjective: Seeking the conversion of sinners.
recollect
verb: To recall the knowledge of.
prescript
adjective: Prescribed as a rule or model.
negotiable
verb: To bargain with others for an agreement, as for a treaty or transfer of property.
pennant
noun: A small flag.
antipodes
noun: A place or region on the opposite side of the earth.
succeed
verb: To accomplish what is attempted or intended.
stultify
verb: To give an appearance of foolishness to.
operetta
noun: A humorous play in dialogue and music, of more than one act.