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habitude
noun: Customary relation or association.
discolor
verb: To stain.
cardinal
adjective: Of prime or special importance.
misdemeanor
noun: Evil conduct, small crime.
muleteer
noun: A mule-driver.
buoyancy
noun: Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas.
intellectual
adjective: Characterized by intelligence.
monologue
noun: A story or drama told or performed by one person.
scabbard
noun: The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon.
guinea
noun: An English monetary unit.
assassinate
verb: To kill, as by surprise or secret assault, especially the killing of some eminent person.
vaudeville
noun: A variety show.
frightful
adjective: Apt to induce terror or alarm.
entail
verb: To involve; necessitate.
sonorous
adjective: Resonant.
amphitheater
noun: An edifice of elliptical shape, constructed about a central open space or arena.
wavelet
noun: A ripple.
malefactor
noun: One who injures another.
bawl
verb: To proclaim by outcry.
tortuous
adjective: Abounding in irregular bends or turns.
decoy
noun: Anything that allures, or is intended to allures into danger or temptation.
obsolescent
adjective: Passing out of use, as a word.
noisy
adjective: Clamorous.
accuracy
noun: Exactness.
prudery
noun: An undue display of modesty or delicacy.
retention
noun: The keeping of a thing within one's power or possession.
unnatural
adjective: Artificial.
irritable
adjective: Showing impatience or ill temper on little provocation.
halcyon
adjective: Calm.
molt
verb: To cast off, as hair, feathers, etc.
placate
verb: To bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness.
qualm
noun: A fit of nausea.
hospitable
adjective: Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness.
lawgiver
noun: A legislator.
castigate
verb: To punish.
eulogy
noun: A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character.
denude
verb: To strip the covering from.
quay
noun: A wharf or artificial landing-place on the shore of a harbor or projecting into it.
aristocrat
noun: A hereditary noble or one nearly connected with nobility.
congest
verb: To collect into a mass.
curtail
verb: To cut off or cut short.
outrigger
noun: A part built or arranged to project beyond a natural outline for support.
referee
noun: An umpire.
sagacious
adjective: Able to discern and distinguish with wise perception.
arrogant
adjective: Unduly or excessively proud, as of wealth, station, learning, etc.
benignant
adjective: Benevolent in feeling, character, or aspect.
option
noun: The right, power, or liberty of choosing.
occurrence
noun: A happening.
ablution
noun: A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
dismount
verb: To throw down, push off, or otherwise remove from a horse or the like.
explicate
verb: To clear from involvement.
rearrange
verb: To arrange again or in a different order.
bestial
adjective: Animal.
denouement
noun: That part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up.
improper
adjective: Not appropriate, suitable, or becoming.
accede
verb: To agree.
tolerance
noun: Forbearance in judging of the acts or opinions of others.
preference
noun: An object of favor or choice.
clairvoyance
noun: Intuitive sagacity or perception.
derive
verb: To deduce, as from a premise.
protector
noun: A defender.
accouter
verb: To dress.
interpose
verb: To come between other things or persons.
realism
noun: The principle and practice of depicting persons and scenes as they are believed really to exist.
understate
verb: To fail to put strongly enough, as a case.
annalist
noun: Historian.
chromatic
adjective: Belonging, relating to, or abounding in color.
suffrage
noun: The right or privilege of voting.
peerless
adjective: Of unequaled excellence or worth.
arboretum
noun: A botanical garden or place devoted to the cultivation of trees or shrubs.
travail
noun: Hard or agonizing labor.
superfluity
noun: That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed.
actionable
adjective: Affording cause for instituting an action, as trespass, slanderous words.
adherence
noun: Attachment.
digraph
noun: A union of two characters representing a single sound.
drastic
adjective: Acting vigorously.
savage
noun: A wild and uncivilized human being.
treachery
noun: Violation of allegiance, confidence, or plighted faith.
superintendence
noun: Direction and management.
pseudonym
noun: A fictitious name, especially when assumed by a writer.
opulent
adjective: Wealthy.
predicate
verb: To state as belonging to something.
conformable
adjective: Harmonious.
catholicity
noun: Universal prevalence or acceptance.
idealize
verb: To make to conform to some mental or imaginary standard.
specimen
noun: One of a class of persons or things regarded as representative of the class.
partisan
adjective: Characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party.
clarion
noun: A small shrill trumpet or bugle.
spasmodic
adjective: Convulsive.
extravagance
noun: Undue expenditure of money.
bedaub
verb: To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
incidence
noun: Casual occurrence.
kiln
noun: An oven or furnace for baking, burning, or drying industrial products.
tranquility
noun: Calmness.
tactician
noun: One who directs affairs with skill and shrewdness.
artifice
noun: Trickery.
floral
adjective: Pertaining to flowers.
semiannual
adjective: Recurring at intervals of six months.
chronometer
noun: A portable timekeeper of the highest attainable precision.
sophistical
adjective: Fallacious.
cosmos
noun: The world or universe considered as a system, perfect in order and arrangement.
corporate
adjective: Belonging to a corporation.
out-and-out
aderb: Genuinely.
expatriate
verb: To drive from one's own country.
overproduction
noun: Excessive production.
constituency
noun: The inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body.
siren
noun: A sea-nymph, described by Homer as dwelling between the island of Circe and Scylla.
disjunctive
adjective: Helping or serving to disconnect or separate.
misdeed
noun: A wrong or improper act.
trio
noun: Three things grouped or associated together.
entrench
verb: To fortify or protect, as with a trench or ditch and wall.
amatory
adjective: Designed to excite love.
pentagon
noun: A figure, especially, with five angles and five sides.
olive-branch
noun: A branch of the olive-tree, as an emblem of peace.
morality
noun: Virtue.
badger
verb: To pester.
peddler
noun: One who travels from house to house with an assortment of goods for retail.
contrive
verb: To manage or carry through by some device or scheme.
inverse
adjective: Contrary in tendency or direction.
elocution
noun: The art of correct intonation, inflection, and gesture in public speaking or reading.
gamester
noun: A gambler.
malevolence
noun: Ill will.
permeate
verb: To pervade.
hosiery
noun: A stocking.
exodus
noun: A going forth or departure from a place or country, especially of many people.
convivial
adjective: Devoted to feasting, or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking.
contribution
noun: The act of giving for a common purpose.
encore
noun: The call for a repetition, as of some part of a play or performance.
anticlimax
noun: A gradual or sudden decrease in the importance or impressiveness of what is said.
bolster
verb: To support, as something wrong.
Achillean
adjective: Invulnerable.
superheat
verb: To heat to excess.
liberate
verb: To set free or release from bondage.
vinery
noun: A greenhouse for grapes.
ante
verb: In the game of poker, to put up a stake before the cards are dealt.
outbreak
noun: A sudden and violent breaking forth, as of something that has been pent up or restrained.
auburn
adjective: Reddish-brown, said usually of the hair.
bilateral
adjective: Two-sided.
relegate
verb: To send off or consign, as to an obscure position or remote destination.
radiance
noun: Brilliant or sparkling luster.
aloof
aderb: Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others.
extricate
verb: Disentangle.
expedient
adjective: Contributing to personal advantage.
insolence
noun: Pride or haughtiness exhibited in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others.
monitory
noun: Admonition or warning.
quackery
noun: Charlatanry
terminate
verb: To put an end or stop to.
sinister
adjective: Evil.
free trade
noun: Commerce unrestricted by tariff or customs.
adulterant
noun: An adulterating substance.
discomfort
noun: The state of being positively uncomfortable.
doubly
aderb: In twofold degree or extent.
subservience
noun: The quality, character, or condition of being servilely following another's behests.
recoil
verb: To start back as in dismay, loathing, or dread.
inchmeal
aderb: Piecemeal.
supine
adjective: Lying on the back.
maintenance
noun: That which supports or sustains.
dehydrate
verb: To deprive of water.
lucrative
adjective: Highly profitable.
twinge
noun: A darting momentary local pain.
disavow
verb: To disclaim responsibility for.
infinity
noun: Boundless or immeasurable extension or duration.
finality
noun: The state or quality of being final or complete.
counterpart
noun: Something taken with another for the completion of either.
Quixotic
adjective: Chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree.
speculator
noun: One who makes an investment that involves a risk of loss, but also a chance of profit.
mountainous
adjective: Full of or abounding in mountains.
contaminate
verb: To pollute.
nutriment
noun: That which nourishes.
component
noun: A constituent element or part.
alderman
noun: A member of a municipal legislative body, who usually exercises also certain judicial functions.
commodity
noun: Something that is bought and sold.
citadel
noun: Any strong fortress.
hexangular
adjective: Having six angles.
culinary
adjective: Of or pertaining to cooking or the kitchen.
infrequent
adjective: Uncommon.
attest
verb: To certify as accurate, genuine, or true.
odium
noun: A feeling of extreme repugnance, or of dislike and disgust.
preponderate
verb: To exceed in influence or power.
immoral
adjective: Habitually engaged in licentious or lewd practices.
convolve
verb: To move with a circling or winding motion.
transient
noun: One who or that which is only of temporary existence.
ligneous
adjective: Having the texture of appearance of wood.
exhaustion
noun: Deprivation of strength or energy.
marine
adjective: Of or pertaining to the sea or matters connected with the sea.
intelligible
adjective: Comprehensible.
alto
noun: The lowest or deepest female voice or part.
urchin
noun: A roguish, mischievous boy.
crevasse
noun: A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier.
disclaim
verb: To disavow any claim to, connection with, or responsibility to.
ready
adjective: In a state of preparedness for any given purpose or occasion.
mettle
noun: Courage.
stifle
verb: To smother.
protege
noun: One specially cared for and favored by another usually older person.
heptarchy
noun: A group of seven governments.
prim
adjective: Stiffly proper.
oversee
verb: To superintend.
monolith
noun: Any structure or sculpture in stone formed of a single piece.
relapse
verb: To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery.
ebullient
adjective: Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling.
inviolable
adjective: Incapable of being injured or disturbed.
deplorable
adjective: Contemptible.
expulsion
noun: Forcible ejection.
pauper
noun: One without means of support.
exemplify
verb: To show by example.
endear
verb: To cause to be loved.
distend
verb: To stretch out or expand in every direction.
irrefragable
adjective: That can not be refuted or disproved.
monstrosity
noun: Anything unnaturally huge or distorted.
displace
verb: To put out of the proper or accustomed place.
ordnance
noun: A general name for all kinds of weapons and their appliances used in war.
incompetence
noun: General lack of capacity or fitness.
Occident
noun: The countries lying west of Asia and the Turkish dominions.
sparse
adjective: Thinly diffused.
participant
noun: One having a share or part.
conversion
noun: Change from one state or position to another, or from one form to another.
pleasant
adjective: Agreeable.
recant
verb: To withdraw formally one's belief (in something previously believed or maintained).
massacre
noun: The unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of human beings.
nuisance
noun: That which annoys, vexes, or irritates.
editorial
noun: An article in a periodical written by the editor and published as an official argument.
avocation
noun: Diversion.
desultory
adjective: Not connected with what precedes.
perspective
noun: The relative importance of facts or matters from any special point of view.
laxative
adjective: Having power to open or loosen the bowels.
buoyant
adjective: Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat.
nebula
noun: A gaseous body of unorganized stellar substance.
expository
adjective: Pertaining to a formal presentation.
enjoin
verb: To command.
privity
noun: Knowledge shared with another or others regarding a private matter.
quarrelsome
adjective: Irascible.
nunnery
noun: A convent for nuns.
expect
verb: To look forward to as certain or probable.
ire
noun: Wrath.
compunction
noun: Remorseful feeling.
deprave
verb: To render bad, especially morally bad.
prohibition
noun: A decree or an order forbidding something.
forthright
aderb: With directness.
gastronomy
noun: The art of preparing and serving appetizing food.
glazier
noun: One who cuts and fits panes of glass, as for windows.
shrewd
adjective: Characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances.
extrajudicial
adjective: Happening out of court.
expostulate
verb: To discuss.
canto
noun: One of the divisions of an extended poem.
refringency
noun: Power to refract.
inventive
adjective: Quick at contrivance.
siege
noun: A beleaguerment.
ecstatic
adjective: Enraptured.
impudence
noun: Insolent disrespect.
conquer
verb: To overcome by force.