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excavate
verb: To remove by digging or scooping out.
photometry
noun: The art of measuring the intensity of light.
giver
noun: One who gives, in any sense.
discussion
noun: Debate.
semicircle
noun: A half-circle.
distiller
noun: One occupied in the business of distilling alcoholic liquors.
tractable
adjective: Easily led or controlled.
hindmost
adjective: Farthest from the front.
potent
adjective: Physically powerful.
inestimable
adjective: Above price.
regimen
noun: A systematized order or course of living with reference to food, clothing and personal habits.
compensate
verb: To remunerate.
proximately
aderb: Immediately.
antilogy
noun: Inconsistency or contradiction in terms or ideas.
beatitude
noun: Any state of great happiness.
philanthropy
noun: Active humanitarianism.
frivolous
adjective: Trivial.
obsolescence
noun: The condition or process of gradually falling into disuse.
pristine
adjective: Primitive.
pedal
noun: A lever for the foot usually applied only to musical instruments, cycles, and other machines.
depository
noun: A place where anything is kept in safety.
minutia
noun: A small or unimportant particular or detail.
encumber
verb: To impede with obstacles.
belligerent
adjective: Manifesting a warlike spirit.
radical
noun: One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures.
glutinous
adjective: Sticky.
perceive
verb: To have knowledge of, or receive impressions concerning, through the medium of the body senses.
longevity
noun: Unusually prolonged life.
resonate
verb: To have or produce resonance.
treacherous
adjective: Perfidious.
aggrandize
verb: To cause to appear greatly.
proscription
noun: Any act of condemnation and rejection from favor and privilege.
importation
noun: The act or practice of bringing from one country into another.
eject
verb: To expel.
transferable
adjective: Capable of being conveyed from one person or place to another.
umbrage
noun: A sense of injury.
parricide
noun: The murder of a parent.
sycophant
noun: A servile flatterer, especially of those in authority or influence.
consummate
verb: To bring to completion.
element
noun: A component or essential part.
absorb
verb: To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water.
logician
noun: An expert reasoner.
ridiculous
adjective: Laughable and contemptible.
manumission
noun: Emancipation.
rationalism
noun: The formation of opinions by relying upon reason alone, independently of authority.
disinfectant
noun: A substance used to destroy the germs of infectious diseases.
estimable
adjective: Worthy of respect.
reparable
adjective: Capable of repair.
loath
adjective: Averse.
paronymous
adjective: Derived from the same root or primitive word.
repulse
noun: The act of beating or driving back, as an attacking or advancing enemy.
expiate
verb: To make satisfaction or amends for.
reciprocate
verb: To give and take mutually.
impartial
adjective: Unbiased.
obstruction
noun: Hindrance.
promissory
adjective: Expressing an engagement to pay.
drudgery
noun: Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation.
telltale
adjective: That gives warning or information.
illicit
adjective: Unlawful.
obtrusive
adjective: Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
invariable
adjective: Unchangeable.
zenith
noun: The culminating-point of prosperity, influence, or greatness.
acquisition
noun: Anything gained, or made one's own, usually by effort or labor.
paragon
noun: A model of excellence.
alcohol
noun: A volatile, inflammable, colorless liquid of a penetrating odor and burning taste.
overdo
verb: To overtax the strength of.
antenatal
adjective: Occurring or existing before birth.
aerostatics
noun: The branch of pneumatics that treats of the equilibrium, pressure, and mechanical properties.
triplicate
adjective: Composed of or pertaining to three related things or parts.
opportunity
noun: Favorable or advantageous chance or opening.
eliminate
verb: To separate and cast aside.
gosling
noun: A young goose.
liable
adjective: Justly or legally responsible.
scruple
noun: Doubt or uncertainty regarding a question of moral right or duty.
dissemble
verb: To hide by pretending something different.
arbitrary
adjective: Fixed or done capriciously.
rue
verb: To regret extremely.
assignee
noun: One who is appointed to act for another in the management of certain property and interests.
subtend
verb: To extend opposite to.
diffidence
noun: Self-distrust.
fanatic
noun: A religious zealot.
malignant
adjective: Evil in nature or tending to do great harm or mischief.
scholarly
adjective: Characteristic of an erudite person.
efficiency
noun: The state of possessing adequate skill or knowledge for the performance of a duty.
Sol
noun: The sun.
mendicant
noun: A beggar.
stupor
noun: Profound lethargy.
gallant
adjective: Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit.
demurrage
noun: the detention of a vessel beyond the specified time of sailing.
prowess
noun: Strength, skill, and intrepidity in battle.
glimpse
noun: A momentary look.
quiescence
noun: Quiet.
extinguish
verb: To render extinct.
cat-o-nine-tails
noun: An instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord, formerly used for flogging in the army and navy.
foist
verb: To palm off.
deceive
verb: To mislead by or as by falsehood.
deteriorate
verb: To grow worse.
prickle
verb: To puncture slightly with fine, sharp points.
comestible
adjective: Fit to be eaten.
repute
verb: To hold in general opinion.
vendor
noun: A seller.
luminescence
noun: Showing increase.
polar
adjective: Pertaining to the poles of a sphere, especially of the earth.
cataract
noun: Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness.
maze
noun: A labyrinth.
concerto
noun: A musical composition.
auriferous
adjective: Containing gold.
begrudge
verb: To envy one of the possession of.
penetrate
verb: To enter or force a way into the interior parts of.
reunite
verb: To unite or join again, as after separation.
clamorous
adjective: Urgent in complaint or demand.
orthogonal
adjective: Having or determined by right angles.
irreparable
adjective: That can not be rectified or made amends for.
irrefrangible
adjective: That can not be broken or violated.
improvise
verb: To do anything extemporaneously or offhand.
investigator
noun: One who investigates.
glacier
noun: A field or stream of ice.
decorous
adjective: Suitable for the occasion or circumstances.
underling
noun: A subordinate.
pentahedron
noun: A solid bounded by five plane faces.
locomotion
noun: The act or power of moving from one place to another.
entwine
verb: To interweave.
nominal
adjective: Trivial.
contemplate
verb: To consider thoughtfully.
furtive
adjective: Stealthy or sly, like the actions of a thief.
euphemism
noun: A figure of speech by which a phrase less offensive is substituted.
hydrous
adjective: Watery.
dissatisfy
verb: To displease.
monograph
noun: A treatise discussing a single subject or branch of a subject.
votary
adjective: Consecrated by a vow or promise.
rudimentary
adjective: Being in an initial, early, or incomplete stage of development.
replete
adjective: Full to the uttermost.
afresh
aderb: Once more, after rest or interval.
desperate
adjective: Resorted to in a last extremity, or as if prompted by utter despair.
aroma
noun: An agreeable odor.
paleontology
noun: The branch of biology that treats of ancient life and fossil organisms.
decameter
noun: A length of ten meters.
thoroughfare
noun: A public street or road.
befog
verb: To confuse.
anteroom
noun: A room situated before and opening into another, usually larger.
rupture
verb: To separate the parts of by violence.
broach
verb: To mention, for the first time.
misbehave
verb: To behave ill.
ingratiate
verb: To win confidence or good graces for oneself.
sumptuous
adjective: Rich and costly.
console
verb: To comfort.
unsophisticated
adjective: Showing inexperience.
referrer
noun: One who refers.
ardor
noun: Intensity of passion or affection.
corruption
noun: Loss of purity or integrity.
reproduction
noun: The process by which an animal or plant gives rise to another of its kind.
wane
verb: To diminish in size and brilliancy.
generally
aderb: Ordinarily.
cant
verb: To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity.
personality
noun: The attributes, taken collectively, that make up the character and nature of an individual.
beneficent
adjective: Characterized by charity and kindness.
execration
noun: An accursed thing.
distraught
adjective: Bewildered.
resistance
noun: The exertion of opposite effort or effect.
excusable
adjective: Justifiable.
elusion
noun: Evasion.
bureau
noun: A chest of drawers for clothing, etc.
maniac
noun: a person raving with madness.
bibliography
noun: A list of the words of an author, or the literature bearing on a particular subject.
bombardier
noun: A person who has charge of mortars, bombs, and shells.
digress
verb: To turn aside from the main subject and for a time dwell on some incidental matter.
credible
adjective: Believable.
separable
adjective: Capable of being disjoined or divided.
grindstone
noun: A flat circular stone, used for sharpening tools.
well-bred
adjective: Of good ancestry.
needy
adjective: Being in need, want, or poverty.
dissever
verb: To divide.
conscript
verb: To force into military service.
mausoleum
noun: A tomb of more than ordinary size or architectural pretensions.
convulse
verb: To cause spasms in.
objective
adjective: Grasping and representing facts as they are.
despondent
adjective: Disheartened.
braze
verb: To make of or ornament with brass.
ineligible
adjective: Not suitable to be selected or chosen.
death's-head
noun: A human skull as a symbol of death.
nonentity
noun: A person or thing of little or no account.
symmetry
noun: Relative proportion and harmony.
accessory
noun: A person or thing that aids the principal agent.
aggress
verb: To make the first attack.
inmost
adjective: Deepest within.
inopportune
adjective: Unsuitable or inconvenient, especially as to time.
crucible
noun: A trying and purifying test or agency.
perceptible
adjective: Cognizable.
ingratitude
noun: Insensibility to kindness.
virulence
noun: Extreme poisonousness.
irony
noun: Censure or ridicule under cover of praise or compliment.
remembrance
noun: Recollection.
cranium
noun: The skull of an animal, especially that part enclosing the brain.
omission
noun: Exclusion.
corroboration
noun: Confirmation.
deify
verb: To regard or worship as a god.
prolix
adjective: Verbose.
piece
noun: A loose or separated part, as distinguished from the whole or the mass.
engross
verb: To occupy completely.
fathom
noun: A measure of length, 6 feet.
corollary
noun: A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstration.
Calvary
noun: The place where Christ was crucified.
Decameron
noun: A volume consisting of ten parts or books.
barograph
noun: An instrument that registers graphically and continuously the atmospheric pressure.
determination
noun: The act of deciding.
ground
noun: A pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk.
aliment
noun: That which nourishes.
anatomy
noun: That branch of morphology which treats of the structure of organisms.
determinate
adjective: Definitely limited or fixed.
slight
adjective: Of a small importance or significance.
scribe
noun: One who writes or is skilled in writing.
endurable
adjective: Tolerable.
incidentally
aderb: Without intention.
inure
verb: To harden or toughen by use, exercise, or exposure.
variance
noun: Change.
whimsical
adjective: Capricious.
veto
noun: The constitutional right in a chief executive of refusing to approve an enactment.
benefice
noun: A church office endowed with funds or property for the maintenance of divine service.
indicator
noun: One who or that which points out.
gourmand
noun: A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table.
encompass
verb: To encircle.
dead-heat
noun: A race in which two or more competitors come out even, and there is no winner.
incongruous
adjective: Unsuitable for the time, place, or occasion.
moccasin
noun: A foot-covering made of soft leather or buckskin.
stigma
noun: A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evil-doing.
maritime
adjective: Situated on or near the sea.
contusion
noun: A bruise.
prehensible
adjective: Capable of being grasped.
criterion
noun: A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion.
amphibious
adjective: Living both on land and in water.
juror
noun: One who serves on a jury or is sworn in for jury duty in a court of justice.
brigand
noun: One who lives by robbery and plunder.
accompanist
noun: One who or that which accompanies.
ripplet
noun: A small ripple, as of water.
abyss
noun: Bottomless gulf.
verbiage
noun: Use of many words without necessity.
tantamount
adjective: Having equal or equivalent value, effect, or import.
invert
verb: To turn inside out, upside down, or in opposite direction.
genealogy
noun: A list, in the order of succession, of ancestors and their descendants.
skepticism
noun: The entertainment of doubt concerning something.
fugacious
adjective: Fleeting.
lough
noun: A lake or loch.
Omnipotent
adjective: Possessed of unlimited and universal power.
incite
verb: To rouse to a particular action.
progeny
noun: Offspring.
pluperfect
adjective: Expressing past time or action prior to some other past time or action.
lexicographer
noun: One who makes dictionaries.
sequestrate
verb: To confiscate.
impliable
adjective: Capable of being inferred.
penury
noun: Indigence.