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prospector
noun: One who makes exploration, search, or examination, especially for minerals.
impulsion
noun: Impetus.
gullible
adjective: Credulous.
repetition
noun: The act of repeating.
judiciary
noun: That department of government which administers the law relating to civil and criminal
misadventure
noun: An unlucky accident.
misapprehend
verb: To misunderstand.
regenerate
verb: To reproduce.
frizzle
verb: To cause to crinkle or curl, as the hair.
propeller
noun: One who or that which propels.
coddle
verb: To treat as a baby or an invalid.
interrogative
adjective: Having the nature or form of a question.
obese
adjective: Exceedingly fat.
earthenware
noun: Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun.
superintend
verb: To have the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.
predict
verb: To foretell.
abidance
noun: An abiding.
presumptuous
adjective: Assuming too much.
putrescent
adjective: Undergoing decomposition of animal or vegetable matter accompanied by fetid odors.
pillory
noun: A wooden framework in which an offender is fastened to boards and is exposed to public scorn.
superadd
verb: To add in addition to what has been added.
heterogeneity
noun: Unlikeness of constituent parts.
outskirt
noun: A border region.
scholastic
adjective: Pertaining to education or schools.
blatant
adjective: Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous.
ado
noun: unnecessary activity or ceremony.
encomium
noun: A formal or discriminating expression of praise.
dutiable
adjective: Subject to a duty, especially a customs duty.
bore
verb: To weary by tediousness or dullness.
spinster
noun: A woman who has never been married.
torturous
adjective: Marked by extreme suffering.
vulgarity
noun: Lack of refinement in conduct or speech.
analyze
verb: To examine minutely or critically.
pudgy
adjective: Small and fat.
sedate
adjective: Even-tempered.
emeritus
adjective: Retired from active service but retained to an honorary position.
forfeit
verb: To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation.
amputate
verb: To remove by cutting, as a limb or some portion of the body.
pseudonymity
noun: The state or character of using a fictitious name.
arborescent
adjective: Having the nature of a tree.
defiant
adjective: Characterized by bold or insolent opposition.
monotonous
adjective: Unchanging and tedious.
crusade
noun: Any concerted movement, vigorously prosecuted, in behalf of an idea or principle.
concede
verb: To surrender.
counter-claim
noun: A cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff.
preponderant
adjective: Prevalent.
buffoon
noun: A clown.
alcoholism
noun: A condition resulting from the inordinate or persistent use of alcoholic beverages.
yearling
noun: A young animal past its first year and not yet two years old.
reparation
noun: The act of making amends, as for an injury, loss, or wrong.
dissertation
noun: Thesis.
distinction
noun: A note or designation of honor, officially recognizing superiority or success in studies.
negligee
noun: A loose gown worn by women.
forerun
verb: To go before as introducing or ushering in.
expand
verb: To increase in range or scope.
dictum
noun: A positive utterance.
mealy-mouthed
adjective: Afraid to express facts or opinions plainly.
intermittent
adjective: A temporary discontinuance.
votive
adjective: Dedicated by a vow.
arbor
noun: A tree.
urgency
noun: The pressure of necessity.
exegesis
noun: Biblical exposition or interpretation.
hillock
noun: A small hill or mound.
aggravate
verb: To make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.
frowzy
adjective: Slovenly in appearance.
tantalize
verb: To tease.
amalgam
noun: An alloy or union of mercury with another metal.
opinion
noun: A conclusion or judgment held with confidence, but falling short of positive knowledge.
cauterize
verb: To burn or sear as with a heated iron.
curt
adjective: Concise, compressed, and abrupt in act or expression.
unbecoming
adjective: Unsuited to the wearer, place, or surroundings.
exceed
verb: To go beyond, as in measure, quality, value, action, power, skill, etc.
precedence
noun: Priority in place, time, or rank.
laggard
adjective: Falling behind.
concur
verb: To agree.
annual
adjective: Occurring every year.
technicality
noun: Something peculiar to a particular art, trade, or the like.
partible
adjective: Separable.
partition
noun: That which separates anything into distinct parts.
scuttle
verb: To sink (a ship) by making holes in the bottom.
cower
verb: To crouch down tremblingly, as through fear or shame.
outlast
verb: To last longer than.
pretension
noun: A bold or presumptuous assertion.
influential
adjective: Having the power to sway the will of another.
metaphysician
noun: One skilled in metaphysics.
electrotype
noun: A metallic copy of any surface, as a coin.
donate
verb: To bestow as a gift, especially for a worthy cause.
migratory
adjective: Wandering.
sorcery
noun: Witchcraft.
theoretical
adjective: Directed toward knowledge for its own sake without respect to applications.
salutary
adjective: Beneficial.
came
noun: A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip for fastening panes in stained-glass windows.
logical
adjective: Capable of or characterized by clear reasoning.
creed
noun: A formal summary of fundamental points of religious belief.
mismanage
verb: To manage badly, improperly, or unskillfully.
denizen
noun: Inhabitant.
disavowal
noun: Denial.
aldermanship
noun: The dignity, condition, office, or term of office of an alderman.
explicit
adjective: Definite.
odoriferous
adjective: Having or diffusing an odor or scent, especially an agreeable one.
resistive
adjective: Having or exercising the power of resistance.
vicarious
adjective: Suffered or done in place of or for the sake of another.
phonology
noun: The science of human vocal sounds.
irk
verb: To afflict with pain, vexation, or fatigue.
retrace
verb: To follow backward or toward the place of beginning, as a track or marking.
epicycloid
noun: A curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle.
havoc
noun: Devastation.
ration
verb: To provide with a fixed allowance or portion, especially of food.
effulgence
noun: Splendor.
aggravation
noun: The fact of being made heavier or more heinous, as a crime , offense, misfortune, etc.
conduce
verb: To bring about.
hostility
noun: Enmity.
tirade
noun: Harangue.
enumerate
verb: To name one by one.
diminution
noun: Reduction.
gumption
noun: Common sense.
convalescent
adjective: Recovering health after sickness.
commissariat
noun: The department of an army charged with the provision of its food and water and daily needs.
inept
adjective: Not fit or suitable.
vegetal
adjective: Of or pertaining to plants.
indiscreet
adjective: Lacking wise judgment.
pellucid
adjective: Translucent.
verify
verb: To prove to be true, exact, or accurate.
oakum
noun: Hemp-fiber obtained by untwisting and picking out loosely the yarns of old hemp rope.
outweigh
verb: To surpass in importance or excellence.
disseminate
verb: To sow or scatter abroad, as seed is sown.
orgies
noun: Wild or wanton revelry.
principality
noun: The territory of a reigning prince.
submission
noun: A yielding to the power or authority of another.
shrinkage
noun: A contraction of any material into less bulk or dimension.
probate
adjective: Relating to making proof, as of a will.
countryman
noun: A rustic.
decorate
verb: To embellish.
inundate
verb: To fill with an overflowing abundance.
telephony
noun: The art or process of communicating by telephone.
amenable
adjective: Willing and ready to submit.
univalence
noun: Monovalency.
Nemesis
noun: A goddess; divinity of chastisement and vengeance.
velocity
noun: Rapid motion.
relish
verb: To like the taste or savor of.
assassin
noun: One who kills, or tries to kill, treacherously or secretly.
nomic
adjective: Usual or customary.
antecedent
noun: One who or that which precedes or goes before, as in time, place, rank, order, or causality.
cogent
adjective: Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience.
ascetic
adjective: Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion.
luminary
noun: One of the heavenly bodies as a source of light.
racy
adjective: Exciting or exhilarating to the mind.
nowhere
aderb: In no place or state.
fallacious
adjective: Illogical.
emanate
verb: To flow forth or proceed, as from some source.
coincident
adjective: Taking place at the same time.
typical
adjective: Characteristic.
melodrama
noun: A drama with a romantic story or plot and sensational situation and incidents.
festal
adjective: Joyous.
passible
adjective: Capable of feeling of suffering.
antidote
noun: Anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like.
ultimate
adjective: Beyond which there is nothing else.
subjacent
adjective: Situated directly underneath.
vertical
adjective: Lying or directed perpendicularly to the horizon.
gratuitous
adjective: Voluntarily.
presentment
noun: Semblance.
dauntless
adjective: Fearless.
predatory
adjective: Prone to pillaging.
supercilious
adjective: Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt.
icon
noun: An image or likeness.
hypodermic
adjective: Pertaining to the area under the skin.
cognizant
adjective: Taking notice.
squalid
adjective: Having a dirty, mean, poverty-stricken appearance.
exasperate
verb: To excite great anger in.
borough
noun: An incorporated village or town.
secondary
adjective: Less important or effective than that which is primary.
plenary
adjective: Entire.
engender
verb: To produce.
disputation
noun: Verbal controversy.
ordinal
noun: That form of the numeral that shows the order of anything in a series, as first, second, third.
simulate
verb: Imitate.
non-existent
noun: That which does not exist.
transience
noun: Something that is of short duration.
brine
noun: Water saturated with salt.
ballad
noun: Any popular narrative poem, often with epic subject and usually in lyric form.
alternative
noun: Something that may or must exist, be taken or chosen, or done instead of something else.
reseat
verb: To place in position of office again.
caprice
noun: A whim.
medicine
noun: A substance possessing or reputed to possess curative or remedial properties.
indistinct
adjective: Vague.
hoodwink
verb: To deceive.
piteous
adjective: Compassionate.
quandary
noun: A puzzling predicament.
temporize
verb: To pursue a policy of delay.
inherence
noun: The state of being permanently existing in something.
fetus
noun: The young in the womb or in the egg.
maize
noun: Indian corn: usually in the United States called simply corn.
complacence
noun: Satisfaction with one's acts or surroundings.
hiatus
noun: A break or vacancy where something necessary to supply the connection is wanting.
inarticulate
adjective: Speechless.
pestilent
adjective: Having a malign influence or effect.
premonition
noun: Foreboding.
leaven
verb: To make light by fermentation, as dough.
brimstone
noun: Sulfur.
generality
noun: The principal portion.
raucous
adjective: Harsh.
dissolute
adjective: Lewd.
convoy
noun: A protecting force accompanying property in course of transportation.
punctilious
adjective: Strictly observant of the rules or forms prescribed by law or custom.
impersonate
verb: To appear or act in the character of.
outburst
noun: A violent issue, especially of passion in an individual.
labyrinth
noun: A maze.
homogeneous
adjective: Made up of similar parts or elements.
hesitation
noun: Vacillation.
altar
noun: Any raised place or structure on which sacrifices may be offered or incense burned.
synopsis
noun: A syllabus or summary.
feudalism
noun: The feudal system.
microscopy
noun: The art of examing objects with the microscope.
deforest
verb: To clear of forests.
dissuade
verb: To change the purpose or alter the plans of by persuasion, counsel, or pleading.
appease
verb: To soothe by quieting anger or indignation.
succinct
adjective: Concise.
tireless
adjective: Untiring.
gastric
adjective: Of, pertaining to, or near the stomach.
euphony
noun: Agreeableness of sound.
patriotism
noun: Love and devotion to one's country.
scope
noun: A range of action or view.
animadversion
noun: The utterance of criticism or censure.
deist
noun: One who believes in God, but denies supernatural revelation.
stolid
adjective: Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving.
pitiful
adjective: Wretched.
default
noun: The neglect or omission of a legal requirement.
day-man
noun: A day-laborer.
mislay
verb: To misplace.
oblivion
noun: The state of having passed out of the memory or of being utterly forgotten.
educe
verb: To draw out.
militant
adjective: Of a warlike or combative disposition or tendency.
genealogist
noun: A tracer of pedigrees.
intestate
adjective: Not having made a valid will.
disinfect
verb: To remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases.
athwart
aderb: From side to side.
cudgel
noun: A short thick stick used as a club.
trivial
adjective: Of little importance or value.
mite
noun: A very small amount, portion, or particle.
bale
noun: A large package prepared for transportation or storage.
humbug
noun: Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead.
linguistics
noun: The science of languages, or of the origin, history, and significance of words.
emit
verb: To send or give out.
refractory
adjective: Not amenable to control.
wrangle
verb: To maintain by noisy argument or dispute.
repentance
noun: Sorrow for something done or left undone, with desire to make things right by undoing the wrong.
fraternal
adjective: Brotherly.
penitence
noun: Sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.
ambulate
verb: To walk about
foreign
adjective: Belonging to, situated in, or derived from another country.