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spinous
adjective: Having spines.
usage
noun: Treatment.
weak-kneed
adjective: Without resolute purpose or energy.
patriarch
noun: The chief of a tribe or race who rules by paternal right.
overrun
verb: To infest or ravage.
wield
verb: To use, control, or manage, as a weapon, or instrument, especially with full command.
nihilist
noun: An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known.
inactive
adjective: Inert.
regale
verb: To give unusual pleasure.
prelate
noun: One of a higher order of clergy having direct authority over other clergy.
bravado
noun: An aggressive display of boldness.
caucus
noun: A private meeting of members of a political party to select candidates.
anecdote
noun: A brief account of some interesting event or incident.
oaken
adjective: Made of or from oak.
prefatory
adjective: Pertaining to a brief explanation to the reader at the beginning of a book.
demise
noun: Death.
hideous
adjective: Appalling.
misogyny
noun: Hatred of women.
transcend
verb: To surpass.
speculate
verb: To pursue inquiries and form conjectures.
perspicacious
adjective: Astute.
neuter
adjective: Neither masculine nor feminine.
vegetate
verb: To live in a monotonous, passive way without exercise of the mental faculties.
equanimity
noun: Evenness of mind or temper.
beatify
verb: To make supremely happy.
endemic
adjective: Peculiar to some specified country or people.
cartilage
noun: An elastic animal tissue of firm consistence.
abrupt
adjective: Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.
ladle
noun: A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle, intended for dipping up and pouring liquids.
indulgence
noun: The yielding to inclination, passion, desire, or propensity in oneself or another.
neology
noun: The coining or using of new words or new meanings of words.
insurgence
noun: Uprising.
somnolence
noun: Oppressive drowsiness.
exorbitant
adjective: Going beyond usual and proper limits.
altruist
noun: One who advocates or practices altruism.
antiphony
noun: An anthem or other composition sung responsively.
sensuous
adjective: Having a warm appreciation of the beautiful or of the refinements of luxury.
critique
noun: A criticism or critical review.
vulnerable
adjective: Capable of receiving injuries.
succulent
adjective: Juicy.
frailty
noun: Liability to be broken or destroyed.
papacy
noun: The official head of the Roman Catholic Church.
inject
verb: To introduce, as a fluid, by injection.
dilatory
adjective: Tending to cause delay.
capillary
noun: A minute vessel having walls composed of a single layer of cells.
dominance
noun: Ascendancy.
juridical
adjective: Assumed by law to exist.
irreligious
adjective: Indifferent or opposed to religion.
disparity
noun: Inequality.
infernal
adjective: Akin to or befitting hell or its occupants.
susceptible
adjective: Easily under a specified power or influence.
coalition
noun: Combination in a body or mass.
bacterium
noun: A microbe.
benignity
noun: Kindness of feeling, disposition, or manner.
personnel
noun: The force of persons collectively employed in some service.
retort
noun: A retaliatory speech.
equestrian
adjective: Pertaining to horses or horsemanship.
medley
noun: A composition of different songs or parts of songs arranged to run as a continuous whole.
edify
verb: To build up, or strengthen, especially in morals or religion.
obsequious
adjective: Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another.
implicate
verb: To show or prove to be involved in or concerned
recidivist
noun: A confirmed criminal.
supplicant
noun: One who asks humbly and earnestly.
pomposity
noun: The quality of being marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner.
frivolity
noun: A trifling act, thought, saying, or practice.
illuminant
noun: That which may be used to produce light.
trisect
verb: To divide into three parts, especially into three equal parts.
well-to-do
adjective: In prosperous circumstances.
gamut
noun: The whole range or sequence.
preoccupy
verb: To fill the mind of a person to the exclusion of other subjects.
candor
noun: The quality of frankness or outspokenness.
overshadow
verb: To cast into the shade or render insignificant by comparison.
divination
noun: The pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden.
low-spirited
adjective: Despondent.
operative
adjective: Active.
prima
adjective: First.
inchoate
adjective: Incipient.
optic
noun: Pertaining to the eye or vision.
modernity
noun: The state or character of being modern.
indispensable
adjective: Necessary or requisite for the purpose.
literature
noun: The written or printed productions of the human mind collectively.
control
verb: To exercise a directing, restraining, or governing influence over.
quietus
noun: A silencing, suppressing, or ending.
rampant
adjective: Growing, climbing, or running without check or restraint.
sapiential
adjective: Possessing wisdom.
receivable
adjective: Capable of being or fit to be received - often money.
balsam
noun: A medical preparation, aromatic and oily, used for healing.
preferable
adjective: More desirable than others.
banal
adjective: Commonplace.
abscond
verb: To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
unguent
noun: Any ointment or lubricant for local application.
illiterate
adjective: Having little or no book-learning.
divergent
adjective: Tending in different directions.
relevant
adjective: Bearing upon the matter in hand.
factious
adjective: Turbulent.
refringent
adjective: Having the power to refract.
olfactory
adjective: of or pertaining to the sense of smell.
unbelief
noun: Doubt.
wrest
verb: To pull or force away by or as by violent twisting or wringing.
secant
adjective: Cutting, especially into two parts.
foreordain
verb: To predetermine.
pinnacle
noun: A high or topmost point, as a mountain-peak.
adoration
noun: Profound devotion.
stagy
adjective: Having a theatrical manner.
diurnal
adjective: Daily.
effuse
verb: To pour forth.
secession
noun: Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship, especially from political or religious bodies.
unutterable
adjective: Inexpressible.
unaffected
adjective: Sincere.
paternal
adjective: Fatherly.
hospitality
noun: The practice of receiving and entertaining strangers and guests with kindness.
ministration
noun: Any religious ceremonial.
seismograph
noun: An instrument for recording the phenomena of earthquakes.
fragile
adjective: Easily broken.
eventual
adjective: Ultimate.
amicable
adjective: Done in a friendly spirit.
loneliness
noun: Solitude.
brittle
adjective: Fragile.
corporeal
adjective: Of a material nature; physical.
apprehend
verb: To make a prisoner of (a person) in the name of the law.
abrasion
noun: That which is rubbed off.
pharmacy
noun: The art or business of compounding and dispensing medicines.
enrapture
verb: To delight extravagantly or intensely.
moderation
noun: Temperance.
torrid
adjective: Excessively hot.
deport
verb: To take or send away forcibly, as to a penal colony.
upcast
noun: A throwing upward.
immiscible
adjective: Separating, as oil and water.
countercharge
verb: To accuse in return.
raillery
noun: Good-humored satire.
adjutant
adjective: Auxiliary.
antemundane
adjective: Pertaining to time before the world's creation.
requisite
adjective: Necessary.
aristocracy
noun: A hereditary nobility
inlet
noun: A small body of water leading into a larger.
continuation
noun: Prolongation.
mediate
verb: To effect by negotiating as an agent between parties.
foretell
verb: To predict.
possess
verb: To own.
conjugation
noun: The state or condition of being joined together.
foliage
noun: Any growth of leaves.
dissentient
noun: One who disagrees.
topography
noun: The art of representing on a map the physical features of any locality or region with accuracy.
exempt
adjective: Free, clear, or released, as from some liability, or restriction affecting others.
monarchy
noun: Government by a single, sovereign ruler.
compress
verb: To press together or into smaller space.
delineate
verb: To represent by sketch or diagram.
distill
verb: To extract or produce by vaporization and condensation.
fallow
noun: Land broken up and left to become mellow or to rest.
inconsiderable
adjective: Small in quantity or importance.
mien
noun: The external appearance or manner of a person.
unsettle
verb: To put into confusion.
decent
adjective: Characterized by propriety of conduct, speech, manners, or dress.
magnetize
verb: To make a magnet of, permanently, or temporarily.
estrange
verb: To alienate.
seethe
verb: To be violently excited or agitated.
extraordinary
adjective: Unusual.
fiscal
adjective: Pertaining to the treasury or public finances of a government.
wile
noun: An act or a means of cunning deception.
stimulant
noun: Anything that rouses to activity or to quickened action.
officiate
verb: To act as an officer or leader.
illusive
adjective: Deceptive.
extinct
adjective: Being no longer in existence.
origin
noun: The beginning of that which becomes or is made to be.
buttress
noun: Any support or prop.
rescind
verb: To make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or a superior authority.
mulatto
noun: The offspring of a white person and a black person.
enfranchise
verb: To endow with a privilege, especially with the right to vote.
professor
noun: A public teacher of the highest grade in a university or college.
alias
noun: An assumed name.
loot
verb: To plunder.
adamant
noun: Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability.
likely
adjective: Plausible.
emphasis
noun: Any special impressiveness added to an utterance or act, or stress laid upon some word.
cartridge
noun: A charge for a firearm, or for blasting.
supplant
verb: To take the place of.
juicy
adjective: Succulent.
secondly
aderb: In the second place in order or succession.
arrogate
verb: To take, demand, or claim, especially presumptuously or without reasons or grounds.
thermomelectric
adjective: Denoting electricity produced by heat.
valorous
adjective: Courageous.
magnanimous
adjective: Generous in treating or judging others.
invidious
adjective: Showing or feeling envy.
affect
verb: To act upon
irresponsible
adjective: Careless of or unable to meet responsibilities.
levity
noun: Frivolity.
excellency
noun: A title of honor bestowed upon various high officials.
virtuoso
noun: A master in the technique of some particular fine art.
fernery
noun: A place in which ferns are grown.
sedentary
adjective: Involving or requiring much sitting.
emerge
verb: To come into view or into existence.
sleight
noun: A trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation.
electrolysis
noun: The process of decomposing a chemical compound by the passage of an electric current.
symphony
noun: A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
minority
noun: The smaller in number of two portions into which a number or a group is divided.
oration
noun: An elaborate or formal public speech.
abstruse
adjective: Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
excel
verb: To be superior or distinguished.
intuition
noun: Instinctive knowledge or feeling.
seer
noun: A prophet.
alienate
verb: To cause to turn away.
dyne
noun: The force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s.
discontinuance
noun: Interruption or intermission.
wiry
adjective: Thin, but tough and sinewy.
egotism
noun: Self-conceit.
collective
adjective: Consisting of a number of persons or objects considered as gathered into a mass, or sum.
telescope
verb: To drive together so that one slides into the another like the sections of a spy-glass.
delusion
noun: Mistaken conviction, especially when more or less enduring.
antemeridian
adjective: Before noon.
lea
noun: A field.
apposite
adjective: Appropriate.
derrick
noun: An apparatus for hoisting and swinging great weights.
urbanity
noun: Refined or elegant courtesy.
crass
adjective: Coarse or thick in nature or structure, as opposed to thin or fine.
discredit
verb: To injure the reputation of.
cajolery
noun: Delusive speech.
intoxicate
verb: To make drunk.
intermit
verb: To cause to cease temporarily.
duplicity
noun: Double-dealing.
thrall
noun: One controlled by an appetite or a passion.
orator
noun: One who delivers an elaborate or formal speech.
prohibitionist
noun: One who favors the prohibition by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic
monomania
noun: The unreasonable pursuit of one idea.
enamor
verb: To inspire with ardent love.
imperfectible
adjective: That can not be perfected.
invulnerable
adjective: That can not be wounded or hurt.
regnant
adjective: Exercising royal authority in one's own right.
observatory
noun: A building designed for systematic astronomical observations.
ointment
noun: A fatty preparation with a butter-like consistency in which a medicinal substance exists.
maltreat
verb: To treat ill, unkindly, roughly, or abusively.
adherent
adjective: Clinging or sticking fast.
recessive
adjective: Having a tendency to go back.
venison
noun: The flesh of deer.
ponder
verb: To meditate or reflect upon.
canine
adjective: Characteristic of a dog.
thearchy
noun: Government by a supreme deity.
dilate
verb: To enlarge in all directions.
quiet
adjective: Making no noise.
wearisome
adjective: Fatiguing.
mawkish
adjective: Sickening or insipid.
redolent
adjective: Smelling sweet and agreeable.
chameleon
adjective: Changeable in appearance.
foresail
noun: A square sail.
baton
noun: An official staff borne either as a weapon or as an emblem of authority or privilege.
resuscitate
verb: To restore from apparent death.
genitive
adjective: Indicating source, origin, possession, or the like.
noisome
adjective: Very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell.
autocracy
noun: Absolute government.
conservative
adjective: Adhering to the existing order of things.
dentifrice
noun: Any preparation used for cleaning the teeth.