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hustle
verb: To move with haste and promptness.
concurrence
noun: Agreement.
intoxicant
noun: Anything that unduly exhilarates or excites.
convulsion
noun: A violent and abnormal muscular contraction of the body.
landscape
noun: A rural view, especially one of picturesque effect, as seen from a distance or an elevation.
pyx
noun: A vessel or casket, usually of precious metal, in which the host is preserved.
mutation
noun: The act or process of change.
eradicate
verb: To destroy thoroughly.
cadenza
noun: An embellishment or flourish, prepared or improvised, for a solo voice or instrument.
cornice
noun: An ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling.
intermediate
adjective: Being in a middle place or degree or between extremes.
accurate
adjective: Conforming exactly to truth or to a standard.
symmetrical
adjective: Well-balanced.
ulterior
adjective: Not so pertinent as something else to the matter spoken of.
Calvinism
noun: The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin.
conjoin
verb: To unite.
probity
noun: Virtue or integrity tested and confirmed.
impetuous
adjective: Impulsive.
demonstrator
noun: One who proves in a convincing and conclusive manner.
omniscience
noun: Unlimited or infinite knowledge.
automaton
noun: Any living being whose actions are or appear to be involuntary or mechanical.
contemporaneous
adjective: Living, occurring, or existing at the same time.
brandish
verb: To wave, shake, or flourish triumphantly or defiantly, as a sword or spear.
facial
adjective: Pertaining to the face.
append
verb: To add or attach, as something accessory, subordinate, or supplementary.
modification
noun: A change.
pertinacious
adjective: Persistent or unyielding.
tutorship
noun: The office of a guardian.
illiberal
adjective: Stingy.
vindicate
verb: To prove true, right, or real.
trait
noun: A distinguishing feature or quality.
galore
adjective: Abundant.
philosophy
noun: The general principles, laws, or causes that furnish the rational explanation of anything.
prodigy
noun: A person or thing of very remarkable gifts or qualities.
minute
adjective: Exceedingly small in extent or quantity.
suspicious
adjective: Inclined to doubt or mistrust.
henpeck
verb: To worry or harass by ill temper and petty annoyances.
vassal
noun: A slave or bondman.
paternity
noun: Fatherhood.
conformation
noun: General structure, form, or outline.
cosmopolitanism
noun: A cosmopolitan character.
writing
noun: The act or art of tracing or inscribing on a surface letters or ideographs.
insurrection
noun: The state of being in active resistance to authority.
sterling
adjective: Genuine.
germane
adjective: Relevant.
abduction
noun: A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.
efface
verb: To obliterate.
artful
adjective: Characterized by craft or cunning.
permanent
adjective: Durable.
harmonious
adjective: Concordant in sound.
referable
adjective: Ascribable.
lunacy
noun: Mental unsoundness.
supposition
noun: Conjecture.
pungent
adjective: Affecting the sense of smell.
procrastinate
verb: To put off till tomorrow or till a future time.
morale
noun: A state of mind with reference to confidence, courage, zeal, and the like.
intersect
verb: To cut through or into so as to divide.
collector
noun: One who makes a collection, as of objects of art, books, or the like.
voracious
adjective: Eating with greediness or in very large quantities.
tangency
noun: The state of touching.
corrosive
noun: That which causes gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration.
potential
noun: Anything that may be possible.
dissection
noun: The act or operation of cutting in pieces, specifically of a plant or an animal.
littoral
adjective: Of, pertaining to, or living on a shore.
plenteous
adjective: Abundant.
stipend
noun: A definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance.
Antarctic
adjective: Pertaining to the south pole or the regions near it.
equalize
verb: To render uniform.
offshoot
noun: Something that branches off from the parent stock.
fledgling
noun: A young bird.
light-hearted
adjective: Free from care.
mishap
noun: Misfortune.
dutiful
adjective: Obedient.
abbey
noun: The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.
superabundance
noun: An excessive amount.
bosom
noun: The breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being, especially of a woman.
benison
noun: Blessing.
tyranny
noun: Absolute power arbitrarily or unjustly administrated.
prodigal
noun: One wasteful or extravagant, especially in the use of money or property.
disparage
verb: To regard or speak of slightingly.
diacritical
adjective: Marking a difference.
forth
aderb: Into notice or view.
giddy
adjective: Affected with a whirling or swimming sensation in the head.
machinist
noun: One who makes or repairs machines, or uses metal-working tools.
submersible
adjective: Capable of being put underwater.
impersonal
adjective: Not relating to a particular person or thing.
consistency
noun: A state of permanence.
velvety
adjective: Marked by lightness and softness.
debatable
adjective: Subject to contention or dispute.
consonance
noun: The state or quality of being in accord with.
reconnoiter
verb: To make a preliminary examination of for military, surveying, or geological purposes.
rondo
noun: A musical composition during which the first part or subject is repeated several times.
freshness
noun: The state, quality, or degree of being fresh.
maudlin
adjective: Foolishly and tearfully affectionate.
Norman
adjective: Of or peculiar to Normandy, in northern France.
up-keep
noun: Maintenance.
simultaneous
adjective: Occurring, done, or existing at the same time.
retaliate
verb: To repay evil with a similar evil.
indulgent
adjective: Yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one's care.
sinuosity
noun: The quality of curving in and out.
accusation
noun: A charge of crime, misdemeanor, or error.
diversity
noun: Dissimilitude.
promenade
verb: To walk for amusement or exercise.
causal
adjective: Indicating or expressing a cause.
gynecology
noun: The science that treats of the functions and diseases peculiar to women.
heinous
adjective: Odiously sinful.
pagan
noun: A worshiper of false gods.
interposition
noun: A coming between.
abominate
verb: To hate violently.
acquiescence
noun: Passive consent.
decaliter
noun: A liquid and dry measure of 10 liters.
immeasurable
adjective: Indefinitely extensive.
transcendent
adjective: Surpassing.
picayune
adjective: Of small value.
propel
verb: To drive or urge forward.
proletarian
noun: A person of the lowest or poorest class.
foreground
noun: That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator.
sonnet
noun: A poem of fourteen decasyllabic or octosyllabiclines expressing two successive phrases.
perennial
adjective: Continuing though the year or through many years.
impermissible
adjective: Not permissible.
salience
noun: The condition of standing out distinctly.
upheaval
noun: Overthrow or violent disturbance of established order or condition.
voluptuous
adjective: having fullness of beautiful form, as a woman, with or without sensuous or sensual quality.
poetaster
noun: An inferior poet.
vivacity
noun: Liveliness.
audition
noun: The act or sensation of hearing.
proficiency
noun: An advanced state of acquirement, as in some knowledge, art, or science.
invalidate
verb: To render of no force or effect.
parody
verb: To render ludicrous by imitating the language of.
hoarse
adjective: Having the voice harsh or rough, as from a cold or fatigue.
underlie
verb: To be the ground or support of.
durance
noun: Confinement.
bolero
noun: A Spanish dance, illustrative of the passion of love, accompanied by caste nets and singing.
iconoclast
noun: An image-breaker.
mischievous
adjective: Fond of tricks.
handwriting
noun: Penmanship.
parley
verb: To converse in.
matricide
noun: The killing, especially the murdering, of one's mother.
foreclose
verb: To bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property.
misunderstand
verb: To Take in a wrong sense.
hydra
noun: The seven- or nine-headed water-serpent slain by Hercules.
ameliorate
verb: To relieve, as from pain or hardship
pyre
noun: A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body.
infinite
adjective: Measureless.
palsy
noun: Paralysis.
bridle
noun: The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall, a bit, and the reins.
intercede
verb: To mediate between persons.
dignitary
noun: One who holds high rank.
precedential
adjective: Of the nature of an instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule.
idiom
noun: A use of words peculiar to a particular language.
technography
noun: The scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development.
irreversible
adjective: Irrevocable.
blithe
adjective: Joyous.
alienation
noun: Estrangement.
auricle
noun: One of the two chambers of the heart which receives the blood from the veins.
fancier
noun: One having a taste for or interest in special objects.
intermission
noun: A recess.
treatise
noun: An elaborate literary composition presenting a subject in all its parts.
anemometer
noun: An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of wind.
negligence
noun: Omission of that which ought to be done.
inaccurate
adjective: Not exactly according to the facts.
fishmonger
noun: One who sells fish.
impute
verb: To attribute.
alder
noun: Any shrub or small tree of the genus Alumnus, of the oak family.
impregnate
verb: To make pregnant.
uppermost
adjective: First in order of precedence.
gratify
verb: To please, as by satisfying a physical or mental desire or need.
committal
noun: The act, fact, or result of committing, or the state of being
cite
verb: To refer to specifically.
pollen
noun: The fine dust-like grains or powder formed within the anther of a flowering plant.
inane
adjective: Silly.
infest
verb: To be present in such numbers as to be a source of annoyance, trouble, or danger.
embark
verb: To make a beginning in some occupation or scheme.
liturgy
noun: A ritual.
antediluvian
adjective: Of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah.
ostracism
noun: Exclusion from intercourse or favor, as in society or politics.
predominant
adjective: Superior in power, influence, effectiveness, number, or degree.
vignette
noun: A picture having a background or that is shaded off gradually.
portfolio
noun: A portable case for holding writing-materials, drawings, etc.
minimize
verb: To reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree.
cursory
adjective: Rapid and superficial.
condensation
noun: The act or process of making dense or denser.
perjure
verb: To swear falsely to.
duplex
adjective: Having two parts.
disrobe
verb: To unclothe.
pompous
adjective: Marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner.
ruminant
adjective: Chewing the cud.
vincible
adjective: Conquerable.
iciness
noun: The state of being icy.
contraband
noun: Trade forbidden by law or treaty.
underexposed
adjective: Insufficiently exposed for proper or full development, as negatives in photography.
bass
adjective: Low in tone or compass.
atrocious
adjective: Outrageously or wantonly wicked, criminal, vile, or cruel.
arrear
noun: Something overdue and unpaid.
lateral
adjective: Directed toward the side.
presage
verb: To foretell.
lustrous
adjective: Shining.
insuperable
adjective: Invincible.
perfidy
noun: Treachery.
dislocate
verb: To put out of proper place or order.
reprehension
noun: Expression of blame.
disobedient
adjective: Neglecting or refusing to obey.
fabricate
verb: To invent fancifully or falsely.
refute
verb: To prove to be wrong.
momentary
adjective: Lasting but a short time.
actuate
verb: To move or incite to action.
poignant
adjective: Severely painful or acute to the spirit.
epode
noun: A species of lyric poems.
eminent
adjective: High in station, merit, or esteem.
epilogue
noun: The close of a narrative or dramatic poem.
inspector
noun: An official appointed to examine or oversee any matter of public interest or importance.
centimeter
noun: A length of one hundredth of a meter.
unbiased
adjective: Impartial, as judgment.
irruption
noun: Sudden invasion.
Pan-American
adjective: Including or pertaining to the whole of America, both North and South.
conscious
adjective: Aware that one lives, feels, and thinks.
contingent
adjective: Not predictable.
coniferous
adjective: Cone-bearing trees.
capitulate
verb: To surrender or stipulate terms.
sophistry
noun: Reasoning sound in appearance only, especially when designedly deceptive.
gibe
verb: To utter taunts or reproaches.
quadruple
verb: To multiply by four.
plummet
noun: A piece of lead for making soundings, adjusting walls to the vertical.
millet
noun: A grass cultivated for forage and cereal.
bombard
verb: To assail with any missile or with abusive speech.
signification
noun: The meaning conveyed by language, actions, or signs.
misrule
verb: To misgovern.
ultimatum
noun: A final statement or proposal, as concerning terms or conditions.
supernatural
adjective: Caused miraculously or by the immediate exercise of divine power.
extenuate
verb: To diminish the gravity or importance of.
polemics
noun: The art of controversy or disputation.
complaisant
adjective: Agreeable.
hydrodynamics
noun: The branch of mechanics that treats of the dynamics of fluids.
retrogression
noun: A going or moving backward or in a reverse direction.
persist
verb: To continue steadfast against opposition.
manufacturer
noun: A person engaged in manufacturing as a business.
deface
verb: To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of.
legitimacy
noun: Accordance with law.
islet
noun: A little island.
nationality
noun: A connection with a particular nation.
ambrosial
adjective: Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious.
recede
verb: To move back or away.
ruffian
adjective: A lawless or recklessly brutal fellow.
intemperance
noun: Immoderate action or indulgence, as of the appetites.
reproduce
verb: To make a copy of.
macadamize
verb: To cover or pave, as a path or roadway, with small broken stone.
venerate
verb: To cherish reverentially.
aversion
noun: A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing.
vivify
verb: To endue with life.
feudal
adjective: Pertaining to the relation of lord and vassal.