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synod
noun: An ecclesiastical council.
audacious
adjective: Fearless.
paralysis
noun: Loss of the power of contractility in the voluntary or involuntary muscles.
fortitude
noun: Patient courage.
harbinger
noun: One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing.
blithesome
adjective: Cheerful.
mannerism
noun: Constant or excessive adherence to one manner, style, or peculiarity, as of action or
variant
noun: A thing that differs from another in form only, being the same in essence or substance.
allotment
noun: Portion.
allegory
noun: The setting forth of a subject under the guise of another subject of aptly suggestive likeness.
preclude
verb: To prevent.
pique
verb: To excite a slight degree of anger in.
vista
noun: A view or prospect.
fluential
adjective: Pertaining to streams.
possession
noun: The having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command.
donor
noun: One who makes a donation or present.
ordination
noun: A consecration to the ministry.
imbroglio
noun: A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling, perplexity, or strife.
altitude
noun: Vertical distance or elevation above any point or base-level, as the sea.
discipline
verb: To train to obedience.
amorous
adjective: Having a propensity for falling in love.
insentient
adjective: Lacking the power of feeling or perceiving.
prescient
adjective: Foreknowing.
competent
adjective: Qualified.
privy
adjective: Participating with another or others in the knowledge of a secret transaction.
insight
noun: Intellectual discernment.
vainglory
noun: Excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity.
ministry
noun: A service.
primer
noun: An elementary reading-book for children.
tenet
noun: Any opinion, principle, dogma, or doctrine that a person believes or maintains as true.
provocation
noun: An action or mode of conduct that excites resentment.
callow
adjective: Without experience of the world.
sentience
noun: Capacity for sensation or sense-perception.
introspect
verb: To look into.
potentate
noun: One possessed of great power or sway.
bric-a-brac
noun: Objects of curiosity or for decoration.
fulminate
verb: To cause to explode.
enthusiastic
adjective: Full of zeal and fervor.
gossamer
adjective: Flimsy.
dermatology
noun: The branch of medical science which relates to the skin and its diseases.
parallelism
noun: Essential likeness.
piecemeal
aderb: Gradually.
laud
verb: To praise in words or song.
sense
noun: The signification conveyed by some word, phrase, or action.
inceptive
adjective: Beginning.
gaily
aderb: Merrily.
incompatible
adjective: Discordant.
metonymy
noun: A figure of speech that consists in the naming of a thing by one of its attributes.
secretive
adjective: Having a tendency to conceal.
fruition
noun: Fulfillment.
laudatory
adjective: Pertaining to, expressing, or containing praise.
abnegate
verb: To renounce (a right or privilege).
foresee
verb: To discern beforehand.
dissipation
noun: The state of being dispersed or scattered.
diatribe
noun: A bitter or malicious criticism.
demulcent
noun: Any application soothing to an irritable surface
Britannia
noun: The United Kingdom of Great Britain.
irreverential
adjective: Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.
ludicrous
adjective: Laughable.
dowry
noun: The property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage.
inconstant
adjective: Changeable.
jugular
adjective: Pertaining to the throat.
agile
adjective: Able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally.
ichthyosaurs
noun: A fossil reptile.
naturally
aderb: According to the usual order of things.
provincial
adjective: Uncultured in thought and manner.
imperil
verb: To endanger.
neopaganism
noun: A new or revived paganism.
supersede
verb: To displace.
querulous
adjective: Habitually complaining.
unlawful
adjective: Illegal.
pact
noun: A covenant.
medial
adjective: Of or pertaining to the middle.
semicivilized
adjective: Half-civilized.
optician
noun: One who makes or deals in optical instruments or eye-glasses.
resistless
adjective: Powerless.
solstice
noun: The time of year when the sun is at its greatest declination.
symphonious
adjective: Marked by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
pommel
verb: To beat with something thick or bulky.
leisure
noun: Spare time.
ampere
noun: The practical unit of electric-current strength.
deceit
noun: Falsehood.
trident
noun: The three-pronged fork that was the emblem of Neptune.
pavilion
noun: An open structure for temporary shelter.
reinstate
verb: To restore to a former state, station, or authority.
plasticity
noun: The property of some substances through which the form of the mass can readily be
perambulate
verb: To walk about.
nude
adjective: Naked.
systematic
adjective: Methodical.
unavoidable
adjective: Inevitable.
hypothesis
noun: A proposition taken for granted as a premise from which to reach a conclusion.
merciless
adjective: Cruel.
anthropology
noun: The science of man in general.
eulogize
verb: To speak or write a laudation of a person's life or character.
Baconian
adjective: Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon or his system of philosophy.
domain
noun: A sphere or field of action or interest.
subvert
verb: To bring to ruin.
tutelar
adjective: Protective.
archangel
noun: An angel of high rank.
glacial
adjective: Icy, or icily cold.
intercessor
noun: A mediator.
ponderous
adjective: Unusually weighty or forcible.
choleric
adjective: Easily provoked to anger.
usury
noun: The demanding for the use of money as a loan, a rate of interest beyond what is allowed by law.
tacit
adjective: Understood.
devious
adjective: Out of the common or regular track.
crevice
noun: A small fissure, as between two contiguous surfaces.
exhaust
verb: To empty by draining off the contents.
comprehensive
adjective: Large in scope or content.
immersion
noun: The act of plunging or dipping entirely under water or another fluid.
terse
adjective: Pithy.
liqueur
noun: An alcoholic cordial sweetened and flavored with aromatic substances.
accompaniment
noun: A subordinate part or parts, enriching or supporting the leading part.
vigilance
noun: Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger.
pendulum
noun: A weight hung on a rod, serving by its oscillation to regulate the rate of a clock.
predecessor
noun: An incumbent of a given office previous to another.
conciliate
verb: To obtain the friendship of.
irreverence
noun: The quality showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.
prolific
adjective: Producing offspring or fruit.
vegetative
adjective: Pertaining to the process of plant-life.
sarcasm
noun: Cutting and reproachful language.
efflorescence
noun: The state of being flowery, or a flowery appearance.
cacophony
noun: A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones.
Titanic
adjective: Of vast size or strength.
intricate
adjective: Difficult to follow or understand.
instructive
adjective: Conveying knowledge.
outcast
noun: One rejected and despised, especially socially.
entrails
noun: pl. The internal parts of an animal.
arrangement
noun: The act of putting in proper order, or the state of being put in order.
introductory
adjective: Preliminary.
stupendous
adjective: Of prodigious size, bulk, or degree.
inroad
noun: Forcible encroachment or trespass.
scrupulous
adjective: Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong.
grandeur
noun: The quality of being grand or admirably great.
defensive
adjective: Carried on in resistance to aggression.
luxuriate
verb: To live sumptuously.
lawmaker
noun: A legislator.
assent
verb: To express agreement with a statement or matter of opinion.
reticent
adjective: Habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance.
imply
verb: To signify.
hypocrite
noun: One who makes false professions of his views or beliefs.
acquaintance
noun: Release or discharge from indebtedness, obligation, or responsibility.
bewilder
verb: To confuse the perceptions or judgment of.
fumigate
verb: To subject to the action of smoke or fumes, especially for disinfection.
infirmity
noun: A physical, mental, or moral weakness or flaw.
verbatim
aderb: Word for word.
sapient
adjective: Possessing wisdom.
assessor
noun: An officer whose duty it is to assess taxes.
flagrant
adjective: Openly scandalous.
caste
noun: The division of society on artificial grounds.
canary
adjective: Of a bright but delicate yellow.
epidemic
noun: Wide-spread occurrence of a disease in a certain region.
flection
noun: The act of bending.
effect
noun: A consequence.
inapt
adjective: Awkward or slow.
curable
adjective: Capable of being remedied or corrected.
leniency
noun: Forbearance.
embolism
noun: An obstruction or plugging up of an artery or other blood-vessel.
tenor
noun: A settled course or manner of progress.
afoot
aderb: In progress.
machinery
noun: The parts of a machine or engine, taken collectively.
festive
adjective: Merry.
wholly
aderb: Completely.
remodel
verb: Reconstruct.
ingraft
verb: To set or implant deeply and firmly.
melodious
adjective: Characterized by a sweet succession of sounds.
armful
noun: As much as can be held in the arm or arms.
multiplicity
noun: the condition of being manifold or very various.
militia
noun: Those citizens, collectively, who are enrolled and drilled in temporary military organizations.
suggestive
adjective: Stimulating to thought or reflection.
retch
verb: To make an effort to vomit.
adverse
adjective: Opposing or opposed.
obstreperous
adjective: Boisterous.
preempt
verb: To secure the right of preference in the purchase of public land.
sapid
adjective: Affecting the sense of taste.
virile
adjective: Masculine.
perfunctory
adjective: Half-hearted.
distillation
noun: Separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile.
recitation
noun: The act of reciting or repeating, especially in public and from memory.
vociferous
adjective: Making a loud outcry.
serviceable
adjective: Durable.
pedagogics
noun: The science and art of teaching.
captivate
verb: To fascinate, as by excellence. eloquence, or beauty.
untimely
adjective: Unseasonable.
Martian
adjective: Pertaining to Mars, either the Roman god of war or the planet.
stiletto
noun: A small dagger.
rhapsody
noun: Rapt or rapturous utterance.
ultramundane
adjective: Pertaining to supernatural things or to another life.
frigid
adjective: Lacking warmth.
conjugal
adjective: Pertaining to marriage, marital rights, or married persons.
poignancy
noun: Severity or acuteness, especially of pain or grief.
eugenic
adjective: Relating to the development and improvement of race.
feminine
adjective: Characteristic of woman or womankind.
Jingo
noun: One of a party in Great Britain in favor of spirited and demonstrative foreign policy.
epitaph
noun: An inscription on a tomb or monument in honor or in memory of the dead.
cornucopia
noun: The horn of plenty, symbolizing peace and prosperity.
onset
noun: An assault, especially of troops, upon an enemy or fortification.
bole
noun: The trunk or body of a tree.
bomb
noun: A hollow projectile containing an explosive material.
physiognomy
noun: The external appearance merely.
judicious
adjective: Prudent.
diverse
adjective: Capable of various forms.
novellette
noun: A short novel.
blazon
verb: To make widely or generally known.
affiliate
noun: Some auxiliary person or thing.
aspirant
noun: One who seeks earnestly, as for advancement, honors, place.
forgery
noun: Counterfeiting.
fealty
noun: Loyalty.
militarism
noun: A policy of maintaining great standing armies.
deign
verb: To deem worthy of notice or account.
cadence
noun: Rhythmical or measured flow or movement, as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops.
accost
verb: To speak to.
metempsychosis
noun: Transition of the soul of a human being at death into another body, whether human or beast.
plenitude
noun: Abundance.
prescience
noun: Knowledge of events before they take place.
detriment
noun: Something that causes damage, depreciation, or loss.
peremptory
adjective: Precluding question or appeal.
creamery
noun: A butter-making establishment.
pervert
noun: One who has forsaken a doctrine regarded as true for one esteemed false.
caustic
adjective: Sarcastic and severe.
volant
adjective: Flying or able to fly.
astute
adjective: Keen in discernment.
prophesy
verb: To predict or foretell, especially under divine inspiration and guidance.
chaos
noun: Any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusion.
decalogue
noun: The ten commandments.
acrimonious
adjective: Full of bitterness.
retrospective
adjective: Looking back on the past.
salutation
noun: Any form of greeting, hailing, or welcome, whether by word or act.
dastard
noun: A base coward.
egotist
noun: One given to self-mention or who is constantly telling of his own views and experiences.
preestablish
verb: To settle or arrange beforehand.
recapitulate
verb: To repeat again the principal points of.
fondle
verb: To handle tenderly and lovingly.
patronymic
adjective: Formed after one's father's name.
connive
verb: To be in collusion.
quintet
noun: Musical composition arranged for five voices or instruments.
frolicsome
adjective: Prankish.
indignity
noun: Unmerited contemptuous conduct or treatment.
nurture
noun: The process of fostering or promoting growth.
transfusion
noun: The act of pouring from one vessel to another.
pageant
noun: A dramatic representation, especially a spectacular one.
epidermis
noun: The outer skin.
lurid
adjective: Ghastly and sensational.
emphasize
verb: To articulate or enunciate with special impressiveness upon a word, or a group of words.
debonair
adjective: Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner.
sequacious
adjective: Ready to be led.
biograph
noun: A bibliographical sketch or notice.
perfumery
noun: The preparation of perfumes.