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rightful
adjective: Conformed to a just claim according to established laws or usage.
fidelity
noun: Loyalty.
patrimony
noun: An inheritance from an ancestor, especially from one's father.
adhesion
noun: The state of being attached or joined.
nasal
adjective: Pertaining to the nose.
impassable
adjective: That can not be passed through or over.
impolitic
adjective: Inexpedient.
venal
adjective: Mercenary, corrupt.
collusion
noun: A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose.
inseparable
adjective: That can not be separated.
repel
verb: To force or keep back in a manner, physically or mentally.
spheroid
noun: A body having nearly the form of a sphere.
unanimity
noun: The state or quality of being of one mind.
successor
noun: One who or that which takes the place of a predecessor or preceding thing.
complicity
noun: Participation or partnership, as in wrong-doing or with a wrong-doer.
triumvir
noun: One of three men united coordinately in public office or authority.
intolerant
adjective: Bigoted.
incentive
noun: That which moves the mind or inflames the passions.
transmission
noun: The act of sending through or across.
insidious
adjective: Working ill by slow and stealthy means.
tremulous
adjective: Characterized by quivering or unsteadiness.
henchman
noun: A servile assistant and subordinate.
congregate
verb: To bring together into a crowd.
quarantine
noun: The enforced isolation of any person or place infected with contagious disease.
opportunist
noun: One who takes advantage of circumstances to gain his ends.
subside
verb: To relapse into a state of repose and tranquillity.
cardiac
adjective: Pertaining to the heart.
abet
verb: To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
regicide
noun: The killing of a king or sovereign.
simplify
verb: To make less complex or difficult.
confederate
noun: One who is united with others in a league, compact, or agreement.
compression
noun: Constraint, as by force or authority.
sentinel
noun: Any guard or watch stationed for protection.
lave
verb: To wash or bathe.
solecism
noun: Any violation of established rules or customs.
mentality
noun: Intellectuality.
loiterer
noun: One who consumes time idly.
extensible
adjective: Capable of being thrust out.
protrusion
noun: The act of protruding.
infrequence
noun: Rareness.
unlimited
adjective: Unconstrained.
vegetation
noun: Plant-life in the aggregate.
unbearable
adjective: Unendurable.
absence
noun: The fact of not being present or available.
pitiable
adjective: Contemptible.
inveterate
adjective: Habitual.
triple
adjective: Threefold.
unicellular
adjective: Consisting of a single cell.
Stoicism
noun: The principles or the practice of the Stoics-being very even tempered in success and failure.
embargo
noun: Authoritative stoppage of foreign commerce or of any special trade.
cession
noun: Surrender, as of possessions or rights.
imminent
adjective: Dangerous and close at hand.
maxim
noun: A principle accepted as true and acted on as a rule or guide.
persistence
noun: A fixed adherence to a resolve, course of conduct, or the like.
impure
adjective: Tainted.
connote
verb: To mean; signify.
aspire
verb: To have an earnest desire, wish, or longing, as for something high and good, not yet attained.
pseudapostle
noun: A pretended or false apostle.
foreknowledge
noun: Prescience.
colossus
noun: Any strikingly great person or object.
grantor
noun: The maker of a deed.
kilowatt
noun: One thousand watts.
aeronaut
noun: One who navigates the air, a balloonist.
severely
aderb: Extremely.
iridescence
noun: A many-colored appearance.
obliterate
verb: To cause to disappear.
armory
noun: An arsenal.
spherometer
noun: An instrument for measuring curvature or radii of spherical surfaces.
non-resident
adjective: Not residing within a given jurisdiction.
jugglery
noun: The art or practice of sleight of hand.
absolution
noun: Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
technology
noun: The knowledge relating to industries and manufactures.
panorama
noun: A series of large pictures representing a continuous scene.
viola
noun: A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin.
illusion
noun: An unreal image presented to the senses.
extravagant
adjective: Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure.
pertinent
adjective: Relevant.
iota
noun: A small or insignificant mark or part.
eatable
adjective: Edible.
masonry
noun: The art or work of constructing, as buildings, walls, etc., with regularly arranged stones.
recover
verb: To regain.
dogma
noun: A statement of religious faith or duty formulated by a body claiming authority.
impend
verb: To be imminent.
sediment
noun: Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid.
solder
noun: A fusible alloy used for joining metallic surfaces or margins.
hydromechanics
noun: The mechanics of fluids.
actuality
noun: Any reality.
termagant
adjective: Violently abusive and quarrelsome.
meager
adjective: scanty.
deviltry
noun: Wanton and malicious mischief.
purloin
verb: To steal.
cabalism
noun: Superstitious devotion to one's religion.
believe
verb: To accept as true on the testimony or authority of others.
Bowdlerize
verb: To expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages.
nuance
noun: A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind.
pillage
noun: Open robbery, as in war.
kimono
noun: A loose robe, fastening with a sash, the principal outer garment in Japan.
intromit
verb: To insert.
auxiliary
noun: One who or that which aids or helps, especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory.
engrave
verb: To cut or carve in or upon some surface.
working-man
noun: One who earns his bread by manual labor.
archipelago
noun: Any large body of water studded with islands, or the islands collectively themselves.
biped
noun: An animal having two feet.
maternal
adjective: Pertaining or peculiar to a mother or to motherhood.
impalpable
adjective: Imperceptible to the touch.
urban
adjective: Of, or pertaining to, or like a city.
panic
noun: A sudden, unreasonable, overpowering fear.
excitation
noun: Intensified emotion or action.
stripling
noun: A mere youth.
placid
adjective: Serene.
inundation
noun: Flood.
tarnish
verb: To lessen or destroy the luster of in any way.
philogynist
noun: One who is fond of women.
derivation
noun: That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning.
archbishop
noun: The chief of the bishops of an ecclesiastical province in the Greek, Roman, and Anglican church.
interdict
noun: Authoritative act of prohibition.
vaporizer
noun: An atomizer.
ruminate
verb: To chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated.
decapod
adjective: Ten-footed or ten-armed.
congenial
adjective: Having kindred character or tastes.
gigantic
adjective: Tremendous.
licit
adjective: Lawful.
hemorrhoids
noun: pl. Tumors composed of enlarged and thickened blood-vessels, at the lower end of the rectum.
resemblance
noun: Similarity in quality or form.
tolerable
adjective: Moderately good.
valediction
noun: A bidding farewell.
instance
noun: A single occurrence or happening of a given kind.
underwrite
verb: To issue or be party to the issue of a policy of insurance.
latish
adjective: Rather late.
repressible
adjective: Able to be kept under restraint or control.
bodily
adjective: Corporeal.
bemoan
verb: To lament
proffer
verb: To offer to another for acceptance.
statics
noun: The branch of mechanics that treats of the relations that subsist among forces in order.
ductile
adjective: Capable of being drawn out, as into wire or a thread.
perturbation
noun: Mental excitement or confusion.
assimilate
verb: To adapt.
explosive
adjective: Pertaining to a sudden and violent outbreak.
salutatory
noun: The opening oration at the commencement in American colleges.
promontory
noun: A high point of land extending outward from the coastline into the sea.
scarcity
noun: Insufficiency of supply for needs or ordinary demands.
amour
noun: A love-affair, especially one of an illicit nature.
lune
noun: The moon.
typify
verb: To serve as a characteristic example of.
unspeakable
adjective: Abominable.
muffle
verb: To deaden the sound of, as by wraps.
static
adjective: Pertaining to or designating bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium.
network
noun: Anything that presents a system of cross- lines.
protocol
noun: A declaration or memorandum of agreement less solemn and formal than a treaty.
relent
verb: To yield.
protective
adjective: Sheltering.
onrush
noun: Onset.
jocose
adjective: Done or made in jest.
radix
noun: That from or on which something is developed.
kerchief
noun: A square of linen, silk, or other material, used as a covering for the head or neck.
effeminate
adjective: Having womanish traits or qualities.
consecutive
adjective: Following in uninterrupted succession.
theocrasy
noun: The mixed worship of polytheism.
drought
noun: Dry weather, especially when so long continued as to cause vegetation to wither.
sisterhood
noun: A body of sisters united by some bond of sympathy or by a religious vow.
contraposition
noun: A placing opposite.
confide
verb: To reveal in trust or confidence.
diphthong
noun: The sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds.
evanesce
verb: To vanish gradually.
palatial
adjective: Magnificent.
enlighten
verb: To cause to see clearly.
usurious
adjective: Taking unlawful or exorbitant interest on money loaned.
peerage
noun: The nobility.
readily
aderb: Without objection or reluctance.
permanence
noun: A continuance in the same state, or without any change that destroys the essential form or nature.
importune
verb: To harass with persistent demands or entreaties.
forecast
verb: To predict.
preferment
noun: Preference.
conformity
noun: Correspondence in form, manner, or use.
nautical
adjective: Pertaining to ships, seamen, or navigation.
heresy
noun: An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles.
beneficial
adjective: Helpful.
maidenhood
noun: Virginity.
amity
noun: Friendship.
grandiose
adjective: Having an imposing style or effect.
account
noun: A record or statement of receipts and expenditures, or of business transactions.
sanction
verb: To approve authoritatively.
patronize
verb: To exercise an arrogant condescension toward.
flamboyant
adjective: Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste.
conscientious
adjective: Governed by moral standard.
protract
verb: To prolong.
peripatetic
adjective: Walking about.
prehensile
adjective: Adapted for grasping or holding.
transparent
adjective: Easy to see through or understand.
repress
verb: To keep under restraint or control.
vocative
adjective: Of or pertaining to the act of calling.
coincidence
noun: A circumstance so agreeing with another: often implying accident.
delectation
noun: Delight.
misplace
verb: To put into a wrong place.
antedate
verb: To assign or affix a date to earlier than the actual one.
fiasco
noun: A complete or humiliating failure.
nominate
verb: To designate as a candidate for any office.
hypnotic
adjective: Tending to produce sleep.
inveigh
verb: To utter vehement censure or invective.
genteel
adjective: Well-bred or refined.
recognizance
noun: An acknowledgment entered into before a court with condition to do some particular act.
incinerate
verb: To reduce to ashes.
allay
verb: To calm the violence or reduce the intensity of; mitigate.
optics
noun: The science that treats of light and vision, and all that is connected with sight.
contumacious
adjective: Rebellious.
anterior
adjective: Prior.
dominant
adjective: Conspicuously prominent.
contemptible
adjective: Worthy of scorn or disdain.
flimsy
adjective: Thin and weak.
vaccinate
verb: To inoculate with vaccine virus or virus of cowpox.
Parisian
adjective: Of or pertaining to the city of Paris.
jubilation
noun: Exultation.
necessitate
verb: To render indispensable.
upturn
verb: To throw into confusion.
pedestrian
noun: One who journeys on foot.
refinery
noun: A place where some crude material, as sugar or petroleum, is purified.
brogan
noun: A coarse, heavy shoe.
prudence
noun: Caution.
feasible
adjective: That may be done, performed, or effected; practicable.
suspension
noun: A hanging from a support.
skirmish
noun: Desultory fighting between advanced detachments of two armies.
atone
verb: To make amends for.
preface
noun: A brief explanation or address to the reader, at the beginning of a book.
legacy
noun: A bequest.
verification
noun: The act of proving to be true, exact, or accurate.
hydroelectric
adjective: Pertaining to electricity developed water or steam.
levy
verb: To impose and collect by force or threat of force.
competence
noun: Adequate qualification or capacity.
subterfuge
noun: Evasion.
wreak
verb: To inflict, as a revenge or punishment.
penetration
noun: Discernment.
writhe
verb: To twist the body, face, or limbs or as in pain or distress.
exit
noun: A way or passage out.
morose
adjective: Gloomy.
apparition
noun: Ghost.
efficacious
adjective: Effective.
erudite
adjective: Very-learned.
cipher
verb: To calculate arithmetically. (also a noun meaning zero or nothing)
reluctance
noun: Unwillingness.
interrupt
verb: To stop while in progress.
convenience
noun: Fitness, as of time or place.
foppish
adjective: Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners.
nettle
verb: To excite sensations of uneasiness or displeasure in.
encamp
verb: To pitch tents for a resting-place.
reflection
noun: The throwing off or back of light, heat, sound, or any form of energy that travels in waves.
posse
noun: A force of men.
inexperience
noun: Lack of or deficiency in experience.
instill
verb: To infuse.
junta
noun: A council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government.
hinder
verb: To obstruct.