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loch
noun: A lake.
intrinsic
adjective: Inherent.
debase
verb: To lower in character or virtue.
irritate
verb: To excite ill temper or impatience in.
authentic
adjective: Of undisputed origin.
invalid
noun: One who is disabled by illness or injury.
contradictory
adjective: Inconsistent with itself.
redemption
noun: The recovery of what is mortgaged or pledged, by paying the debt.
transitory
adjective: Existing for a short time only.
finite
adjective: Limited.
witchcraft
noun: Sorcery.
literacy
noun: The state or condition of knowing how to read and write.
academician
noun: A member of an academy of literature, art, or science.
didactic
adjective: Pertaining to teaching.
bulrush
noun: Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water.
eloquent
adjective: Having the ability to express emotion or feeling in lofty and impassioned speech.
thermoelectricity
noun: Electricity generated by differences of temperature,
parable
noun: A brief narrative founded on real scenes or events usually with a moral.
landmark
noun: A familiar object in the landscape serving as a guide to an area otherwise easily lost track
assess
verb: To determine the amount of (a tax or other sum to be paid).
sequel
noun: That which follows in consequence of what has previously happened.
inimical
adjective: Adverse.
exposition
noun: Formal presentation.
huckster
noun: One who retails small wares.
antitoxin
noun: A substance which neutralizes the poisonous products of micro-organisms.
commission
verb: To empower.
duration
noun: The period of time during which anything lasts.
abscess
noun: A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
ruth
noun: Sorrow for another's misery.
intercession
noun: Entreaty in behalf of others.
script
noun: Writing or handwriting of the ordinary cursive form.
progression
noun: A moving forward or proceeding in course.
convolution
noun: A winding motion.
manifesto
noun: A public declaration, making announcement, explanation or defense of intentions, or
substantive
adjective: Solid.
exclude
verb: To shut out purposely or forcibly.
trenchant
adjective: Cutting deeply and quickly.
disciplinary
adjective: Having the nature of systematic training or subjection to authority.
annuity
noun: An annual allowance, payment, or income.
rancor
noun: Malice.
alley
noun: A narrow street, garden path, walk, or the like.
version
noun: A description or report of something as modified by one's character or opinion.
diabolic
adjective: Characteristic of the devil.
revere
verb: To regard with worshipful veneration.
weal
noun: Well-being.
epitome
noun: A simplified representation.
oratorio
noun: A composition for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, generally taken from the Scriptures.
resistant
adjective: Offering or tending to produce resistance.
clearance
noun: A certificate from the proper authorities that a vessel has complied with the law and may sail.
reorganize
verb: To change to a more satisfactory form of organization.
corroborate
verb: To strengthen, as proof or conviction.
carouse
verb: To drink deeply and in boisterous or jovial manner.
darkling
aderb: Blindly.
persecution
noun: Harsh or malignant oppression.
evoke
verb: To call or summon forth.
misty
adjective: Lacking clearness
beset
verb: To attack on all sides.
persevere
verb: To continue striving in spite of discouragements.
depress
verb: To press down.
complicate
verb: To make complex, difficult, or hard to deal with.
circumlocution
noun: Indirect or roundabout expression.
arboriculture
noun: The cultivation of trees or shrubs.
equitable
adjective: Characterized by fairness.
skiff
noun: Usually, a small light boat propelled by oars.
preordain
verb: To foreordain.
kinsfolk
noun: pl. Relatives.
soprano
noun: A woman's or boy's voice of high range.
corruptible
adjective: Open to bribery.
menagerie
noun: A collection of wild animals, especially when kept for exhibition.
impulsive
adjective: Unpremeditated.
inkling
noun: A hint.
proviso
noun: A clause in a contract, will, etc., by which its operation is rendered conditional.
emergent
adjective: Coming into view.
overhang
noun: A portion of a structure which projects or hangs over.
abridgment
noun: A condensed form as of a book or play.
uproarious
adjective: Noisy.
reticence
noun: The quality of habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance.
avarice
noun: Passion for getting and keeping riches.
misuse
verb: To maltreat.
transfer
verb: To convey, remove, or cause to pass from one person or place to another.
diffusion
noun: Dispersion.
forecourt
noun: A court opening directly from the street.
specious
adjective: Plausible.
profuse
adjective: Produced or displayed in overabundance.
administrator
noun: One who manages affairs of any kind.
incoercible
adjective: Incapable of being forced, constrained, or compelled.
diagnosis
noun: Determination of the distinctive nature of a disease.
accommodate
verb: To furnish something as a kindness or favor.
bibulous
adjective: Fond of drinking.
officious
adjective: Intermeddling with what is not one's concern.
tact
noun: Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing.
truism
noun: A statement so plainly true as hardly to require statement or proof.
globular
adjective: Spherical.
rife
adjective: Abundant.
altruism
noun: Benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest.
expectorate
verb: To cough up and spit forth.
divagation
noun: Digression.
requite
verb: To repay either good or evil to, as to a person.
voluble
adjective: Having great fluency in speaking.
adumbrate
verb: To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
betroth
verb: To engage to marry.
retract
verb: To recall or take back (something that one has said).
equilibrium
noun: A state of balance.
clarify
verb: To render intelligible.
timorous
adjective: Lacking courage.
braggart
noun: A vain boaster.
deluge
verb: To overwhelm with a flood of water.
crustacean
adjective: Pertaining to a division of arthropods, containing lobsters, crabs, crawfish, etc.
misnomer
noun: A name wrongly or mistakenly applied.
coercion
noun: Forcible constraint or restraint, moral or physical.
conduit
noun: A means for conducting something, particularly a tube, pipe, or passageway for a fluid.
multiform
adjective: Having many shapes, or appearances.
conveyance
noun: That by which anything is transported.
differential
adjective: Distinctive.
affectation
noun: A studied or ostentatious pretense or attempt.
sheer
adjective: Absolute.
biology
noun: The science of life or living organisms.
circumnavigate
verb: To sail quite around.
magnificent
adjective: Grand or majestic in appearance, quality, or action.
alternate
noun: One chosen to act in place of another, in case of the absence or incapacity of that other.
projection
noun: A prominence.
Christ
noun: A title of Jesus
effectual
adjective: Efficient.
Catholicism
noun: The system, doctrine, and practice of the Roman Catholic Church.
Arthurian
adjective: Pertaining to King Arthur, the real or legendary hero of British poetic story.
egoist
noun: One who advocates or practices egoism.
supplicate
verb: To beg.
moderator
noun: The presiding officer of a meeting.
Briticism
noun: A word, idiom, or phrase characteristic of Great Britain or the British.
unconscious
adjective: Not cognizant of objects, actions, etc.
subservient
adjective: Servilely following another's behests.
lingua
noun: The tongue.
blaze
noun: A vivid glowing flame.
frugal
adjective: Economical.
left-handed
adjective: Using the left hand or arm more dexterously than the right.
consort
noun: A companion or associate.
elasticity
noun: That property of matter by which a body tends to return to a former shape after being changed.
abdicate
verb: To give up (royal power or the like).
addle
verb: To make inefficient or worthless; muddle.
ravage
verb: To lay waste by pillage, rapine, devouring, or other destructive methods.
underworld
noun: Hades.
dispossess
verb: To deprive of actual occupancy, especially of real estate.
prediction
noun: A prophecy.
induct
verb: To bring in.
motto
noun: An expressive word or pithy sentence enunciating some guiding rule of life, or faith.
theorist
noun: One given to speculating.
extrude
verb: To drive out or away.
botany
noun: The science that treats of plants.
variegate
verb: To mark with different shades or colors.
crustaceous
adjective: Having a crust-like shell.
turpitude
noun: Depravity.
perspicacity
noun: Acuteness or discernment.
cajole
verb: To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.
grapple
verb: To take hold of.
memento
noun: A souvenir.
circumscribe
verb: To confine within bounds.
claimant
noun: One who makes a claim or demand, as of right.
premature
adjective: Coming too soon.
convertible
adjective: Interchangeable.
exclamation
noun: An abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling.
brazier
noun: An open pan or basin for holding live coals.
microphone
noun: An apparatus for magnifying faint sounds.
rigmarole
noun: Nonsense.
inexpressible
adjective: Unutterable.
waive
verb: To relinquish, especially temporarily, as a right or claim.
blockade
noun: The shutting up of a town, a frontier, or a line of coast by hostile forces.
laudable
adjective: Praiseworthy.
convalescence
noun: The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease.
demonstrable
adjective: Capable of positive proof.
superfluous
adjective: Being more than is needed.
concurrent
adjective: Occurring or acting together.
copious
adjective: Plenteous.
degrade
verb: To take away honors or position from.
alleviate
verb: To make less burdensome or less hard to bear.
ogre
noun: A demon or monster that was supposed to devour human beings.
venom
noun: The poisonous fluid that certain animals secrete.
delirious
adjective: Raving.
secretary
noun: One who attends to correspondence, keeps records. or does other writing for others.
pacify
verb: To bring into a peaceful state.
assailant
noun: One who attacks.
enact
verb: To make into law, as by legislative act.
intangible
adjective: Not perceptible to the touch.
demobilize
verb: To disband, as troops.
retroactive
adjective: Operative on, affecting, or having reference to past events, transactions, responsibilities.
gynecocracy
noun: Female supremacy.
injunction
noun: Mandate.
abject
adjective: Sunk to a low condition.
affluence
noun: A profuse or abundant supply of riches.
horde
noun: A gathered multitude of human beings.
legible
adjective: That may be read with ease.
overpower
verb: To gain supremacy or victory over by superior power.
irritancy
noun: The quality of producing vexation.
octogenarian
adjective: A person of between eighty and ninety years.
involve
verb: To draw into entanglement, literally or figuratively.
facet
noun: One of the small triangular plane surfaces of a diamond or other gem.
tendency
noun: Direction or inclination, as toward some objector end.
witless
adjective: Foolish, indiscreet, or silly.
magnificence
noun: The exhibition of greatness of action, character, intellect, wealth, or power.
remission
noun: Temporary diminution of a disease.
coronet
noun: Inferior crown denoting, according to its form, various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign.
transpire
verb: To come to pass.
inedible
adjective: Not good for food.
knighthood
noun: Chivalry.
vacuous
adjective: Empty.
recrudescence
noun: The state of becoming raw or sore again.
avert
verb: To turn away or aside.
panel
noun: A rectangular piece set in or as in a frame.
obligate
verb: To hold to the fulfillment of duty.
cohesion
noun: Consistency.
optometry
noun: Measurement of the powers of vision.
disservice
noun: An ill turn.
alter
verb: To make change in.
nocturnal
adjective: Of or pertaining to the night.
conformance
noun: The act or state or conforming.
mete
verb: To apportion.
fervid
adjective: Intense.
lunar
adjective: Pertaining to the moon.
convalesce
verb: To recover after a sickness.
solvent
adjective: Having sufficient funds to pay all debts.
decagon
noun: A figure with ten sides and ten angles.
unwise
adjective: Foolish.
agrarian
adjective: Pertaining to land, especially agricultural land.
mead
noun: A meadow.
venial
adjective: That may be pardoned or forgiven, a forgivable sin.
proscenium
noun: That part of the stage between the curtain and the orchestra.
egregious
adjective: Extreme.
slothful
adjective: Lazy.
miscreant
noun: A villain.
homologous
adjective: Identical in nature, make-up, or relation.
staid
adjective: Of a steady and sober character.
felony
noun: One of the highest class of offenses, and punishable with death or imprisonment.
delicacy
noun: That which is agreeable to a fine taste.
financial
adjective: Monetary.
gauge
noun: An instrument for measuring.
jargon
noun: Confused, unintelligible speech or highly technical speech.
exhilarate
verb: To fill with high or cheerful spirits.
happy-go-lucky
adjective: Improvident.
Neolithic
adjective: Pertaining to the later stone age.
deportment
noun: Demeanor.
sextuple
adjective: Multiplied by six.
menace
noun: A threat.
inquisitor
noun: One who makes an investigation.
disillusion
verb: To disenchant.
guile
noun: Duplicity.
likelihood
noun: A probability.
laudation
noun: High praise.
penance
noun: Punishment to which one voluntarily submits or subjects himself as an expression of
kilometer
noun: A length of 1,000 meters.
possessive
adjective: Pertaining to the having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command.
aspiration
noun: An earnest wish for that which is above one's present reach.