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imaginary
adjective: Fancied.
access
noun: A way of approach or entrance; passage.
persiflage
noun: Banter.
bight
noun: A slightly receding bay between headlands, formed by a long curve of a coast-line.
philanthropic
adjective: Benevolent.
honorarium
noun: A token fee or payment to a professional man for services.
arcade
noun: A vaulted passageway or street; a roofed passageway having shops, etc., opening from it.
inextensible
adjective: Of unchangeable length or area.
apostate
adjective: False.
evade
verb: To avoid by artifice.
batten
noun: A narrow strip of wood.
superficial
adjective: Knowing and understanding only the ordinary and the obvious.
uncommon
adjective: Rare.
infusion
noun: The act of imbuing, or pouring in.
cohesive
adjective: Having the property of consistency.
insufficient
adjective: Inadequate for some need, purpose, or use.
oblong
adjective: Longer than broad: applied most commonly to rectangular objects considerably elongated
peccadillo
noun: A small breach of propriety or principle.
anxious
adjective: Distressed in mind respecting some uncertain matter.
fortify
verb: To provide with defensive works.
masquerade
noun: A social party composed of persons masked and costumed so as to be disguised.
perusal
noun: The act of reading carefully or thoughtfully.
efflorescent
adjective: Opening in flower.
seclusion
noun: Solitude.
polytechnic
adjective: Pertaining to, embracing, or practicing many arts.
corpse
noun: A dead body.
reflector
noun: A mirror, as of metal, for reflecting light, heat, or sound in a particular direction.
peccable
adjective: Capable of sinning.
trajectory
noun: The path described by a projectile moving under given forces.
acetate
noun: A salt of acetic acid.
metropolitan
adjective: Pertaining to a chief city.
terrify
verb: To fill with extreme fear.
orate
verb: To deliver an elaborate or formal public speech.
denunciation
noun: The act of declaring an action or person worthy of reprobation or punishment.
dissolve
verb: To liquefy or soften, as by heat or moisture.
noticeable
adjective: Perceptible.
drachma
noun: A modern and an ancient Greek coin.
dendrology
noun: The natural history of trees.
propulsion
noun: A driving onward or forward.
cygnet
noun: A young swan.
intrusion
noun: The act of entering without warrant or invitation; encroachment.
reproof
noun: An expression of disapproval or blame personally addressed to one censured.
resent
verb: To be indignant at, as an injury or insult.
fixture
noun: One who or that which is expected to remain permanently in its position.
eccentricity
noun: Idiosyncrasy.
Artesian well
noun: A very deep bored well. water rises due to underground pressure
truculent
adjective: Having the character or the spirit of a savage.
seminary
noun: A special school, as of theology or pedagogics.
introversion
noun: The act of turning or directing inward, physically or mentally.
lithograph
noun: A print made by printing from stone.
obstetrician
noun: A practitioner of midwifery.
ascendant
adjective: Dominant.
discord
noun: Absence of harmoniousness.
concession
noun: Anything granted or yielded, or admitted in response to a demand, petition, or claim.
observant
adjective: Quick to notice.
coronation
noun: The act or ceremony of crowning a monarch.
caitiff
adjective: Cowardly.
renovate
verb: To restore after deterioration, as a building.
irritant
noun: A mechanical, chemical, or pathological agent of inflammation, pain, or tension.
inquisitive
adjective: Given to questioning, especially out of curiosity.
tripod
noun: A three-legged stand, usually hinged near the top, for supporting some instrument.
ribald
adjective: Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity.
nominee
noun: One who receives a nomination.
vie
verb: To contend.
vapid
adjective: Having lost sparkling quality and flavor.
compute
verb: To ascertain by mathematical calculation.
nestling
adjective: Recently hatched.
burgess
noun: In colonial times, a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland or Virginia.
autonomy
noun: Self-government.
inhume
verb: To place in the earth, as a dead body.
coercive
adjective: Serving or tending to force.
retrench
verb: To cut down or reduce in extent or quantity.
declamation
noun: A speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public.
suave
adjective: Smooth and pleasant in manner.
deceitful
adjective: Fraudulent.
precise
adjective: Exact.
restitution
noun: Restoration of anything to the one to whom it properly belongs.
fraudulent
adjective: Counterfeit.
importunate
adjective: Urgent in character, request, or demand.
confidence
noun: The state or feeling of trust in or reliance upon another.
countervail
verb: To offset.
involuntary
adjective: Unwilling.
accomplice
noun: An associate in wrong-doing.
polytheism
noun: The doctrine or belief that there are more gods than one.
instigate
verb: To provoke.
butte
noun: A conspicuous hill, low mountain, or natural turret, generally isolated.
Anglophobia
noun: Hatred or dread of England or of what is English.
luminosity
noun: The quality of giving or radiating light.
florist
noun: A dealer in flowers.
mettlesome
adjective: Having courage or spirit.
atonement
noun: Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury.
scintillate
verb: To emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of light.
subtrahend
noun: That which is to be subtracted.
stagnation
noun: The condition of not flowing or not changing.
homophone
noun: A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.
redress
verb: To set right, as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer.
proctor
noun: An agent acting for another.
tranquilize
verb: To soothe.
militate
verb: To have weight or influence (in determining a question).
acid
noun: A sour substance.
album
noun: A book whose leaves are so made to form paper frames for holding photographs or the like.
gambol
noun: Playful leaping or frisking.
guise
noun: The external appearance as produced by garb or costume.
opposite
adjective: Radically different or contrary in action or movement.
mediocre
adjective: Ordinary.
risible
adjective: capable of exciting laughter.
rote
noun: Repetition of words or sounds as a means of learning them, with slight attention.
gratuity
noun: That which is given without demand or claim. Tip.
relinquish
verb: To give up using or having.
octavo
noun: A book, or collection of paper in which the sheets are so folded as to make eight leaves.
bulwark
noun: Anything that gives security or defense.
annals
noun: A record of events in their chronological order, year by year.
reform
noun: Change for the better.
winsome
adjective: Attractive.
significant
adjective: Important, especially as pointing something out.
evolve
verb: To unfold or expand.
sensation
noun: A condition of mind resulting from spiritual or inherent feeling.
meddlesome
adjective: Interfering.
extradition
noun: The surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government.
subtle
adjective: Discriminating.
simile
noun: A comparison which directs the mind to the representative object itself.
preparation
noun: An act or proceeding designed to bring about some event.
vacate
verb: To leave.
parse
verb: To describe, as a sentence, by separating it into its elements and describing each word.
remonstrate
verb: To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong.
generosity
noun: A disposition to give liberally or to bestow favors heartily.
confederacy
noun: A number of states or persons in compact or league with each other, as for mutual aid.
asperity
noun: Harshness or roughness of temper.
polyhedron
noun: A solid bounded by plane faces, especially by more than four.
mordant
adjective: Biting.
anachronism
noun: Anything occurring or existing out of its proper time.
salacious
adjective: Having strong sexual desires.
prominent
adjective: Conspicuous in position, character, or importance.
autopsy
noun: The examination of a dead body by dissection to ascertain the cause of death.
photometer
noun: Any instrument for measuring the intensity of light or comparing the intensity of two lights.
circumference
noun: The boundary-line of a circle.
vernacular
noun: The language of one's country.
diagnose
verb: To distinguish, as a disease, by its characteristic phenomena.
cursive
adjective: Writing in which the letters are joined together.
legislate
verb: To make or enact a law or laws.
intramural
adjective: Situated within the walls of a city.
rivulet
noun: A small stream or brook.
effete
adjective: Exhausted, as having performed its functions.
logic
noun: The science of correct thinking.
indigestion
noun: Difficulty or failure in the alimentary canal in changing food into absorptive nutriment.
quarter
noun: One of four equal parts into which anything is or may be divided.
inexorable
adjective: Unrelenting.
rendezvous
noun: A prearranged place of meeting.
excrescence
noun: Any unnatural addition, outgrowth, or development.
priggish
adjective: Conceited.
recreate
verb: To refresh after labor.
regretful
adjective: Feeling, expressive of, or full of regret.
declarative
adjective: Containing a formal, positive, or explicit statement or affirmation.
brotherhood
noun: Spiritual or social fellowship or solidarity.
confinement
noun: Restriction within limits or boundaries.
metaphor
noun: A figure of speech in which one object is likened to another, by speaking as if the other.
annex
verb: To add or affix at the end.
incomprehensible
adjective: Not understandable.
pioneer
noun: One among the first to explore a country.
bellicose
adjective: Warlike.
subconscious
adjective: Being or occurring in the mind, but without attendant consciousness or conscious perception.
regent
noun: One who is lawfully deputized to administer the government for the time being in the name of the ruler.
bestride
verb: To get or sit upon astride, as a horse.
esquire
noun: A title of dignity, office, or courtesy.
remunerate
verb: To pay or pay for.
comprise
verb: To consist of.
fungus
noun: A plant destitute of chlorophyll, as a mushroom.
repugnant
adjective: Offensive to taste and feeling.
verity
noun: Truth.
judicature
noun: Distribution and administration of justice by trial and judgment.
irresistible
adjective: That can not be successfully withstood or opposed.
overlord
noun: One who holds supremacy over another.
grantee
noun: The person to whom property is transferred by deed.
temerity
noun: Recklessness.
opponent
noun: One who supports the opposite side in a debate, discussion, struggle, or sport.
quibble
noun: An utterly trivial distinction or objection.
alteration
noun: Change or modification.
prefix
verb: To attach at the beginning.
pitiless
adjective: Hard-hearted.
scintilla
noun: The faintest ray.
designate
verb: To select or appoint, as by authority.
travesty
noun: A grotesque imitation.
disreputable
adjective: Dishonorable or disgraceful.
acquittal
noun: A discharge from accusation by judicial action.
lovable
adjective: Amiable.
assonate
verb: To accord in sound, especially vowel sound.
photoelectric
adjective: Pertaining to the combined action of light and electricity.
employer
noun: One who uses or engages the services of other persons for pay.
extensive
adjective: Extended widely in space, time, or scope.
sibilance
noun: A hissing sound.
prototype
noun: A work, original in character, afterward imitated in form or spirit.
brogue
noun: Any dialectic pronunciation of English, especially that of the Irish people.
abrogate
verb: To abolish, repeal.
discover
verb: To get first sight or knowledge of, as something previously unknown or unperceived.
archaism
noun: Obsolescence.
assuage
verb: To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease.
antique
adjective: Pertaining to ancient times.
enlist
verb: To enter voluntarily the military service by formal enrollment.
ramify
verb: To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions.
counterbalance
verb: To oppose with an equal force.
intercept
verb: To interrupt the course of.
denominator
noun: Part of a fraction which expresses the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided.
mesmerize
verb: To hypnotize.
populace
noun: The common people.
inland
adjective: Remote from the sea.
nucleus
noun: A central point or part about which matter is aggregated.
lingual
adjective: Pertaining to the use of the tongue in utterance.
parish
noun: The ecclesiastical district in charge of a pastor.
reaction
noun: Tendency towards a former, or opposite state of things, as after reform, revolution, or inflation.
obstetrics
noun: The branch of medical science concerned with the treatment and care of women during
statecraft
noun: The art of conducting state affairs.
reciprocity
noun: Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed.
puissant
adjective: Possessing strength.
isobar
noun: A line joining points at which the barometric pressure is the same at a specified moment.
rapacious
adjective: Disposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods.
tercentenary
adjective: Pertaining to a period of 300 years.
foolery
noun: Folly.
salvage
noun: Any act of saving property.
proscribe
verb: To reject, as a teaching or a practice, with condemnation or denunciation.
contemporary
adjective: Living or existing at the same time.
conceive
verb: To form an idea, mental image or thought of.
allusion
noun: An indirect and incidental reference to something without definite mention of it.
stratagem
noun: Any clever trick or device for obtaining an advantage.
forethought
noun: Premeditation.
semiconscious
adjective: Partially conscious.
dexterity
noun: Readiness, precision, efficiency, and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work.
regality
noun: Royalty.
advisory
adjective: Not mandatory.
abomination
noun: A very detestable act or practice.
bask
verb: To make warm by genial heat.
nestle
verb: To adjust cozily in snug quarters.
exemplary
adjective: Fitted to serve as a model or example worthy of imitation.
summary
noun: An abstract.
foppery
noun: Dandyism.
epicycle
noun: A circle that rolls upon the external or internal circumference of another circle.
granulate
verb: To form into grains or small particles.
playwright
noun: A maker of plays for the stage.
remiss
adjective: Negligent.
Epicurean
adjective: Indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite.
coagulate
verb: To change into a clot or a jelly, as by heat, by chemical action, or by a ferment.
superb
adjective: Sumptuously elegant.
accelerate
verb: To move faster.
pugnacious
adjective: Quarrelsome.
protuberant
adjective: Bulging.
seize
verb: To catch or take hold of suddenly and forcibly.
isochronous
adjective: Relating to or denoting equal intervals of time.
chancery
noun: A court of equity, as distinguished from a common-law court.
abhorrence
noun: The act of detesting extremely.
studious
adjective: Having or showing devotion to the acquisition of knowledge.
expeditious
adjective: Speedy.