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aberration
noun: Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
foreigner
noun: A citizen of a foreign country.
polysyllable
adjective: Having several syllables, especially more than three syllables.
tranquil
adjective: Calm.
acidify
verb: To change into acid.
baste
verb: To cover with melted fat, gravy, while cooking.
disobedience
noun: Neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction.
formation
noun: Relative disposition of parts.
suppressible
adjective: Capable of being suppressed.
playful
adjective: Frolicsome.
moratorium
noun: An emergency legislation authorizing a government suspend some action temporarily.
denomination
noun: A body of Christians united by a common faith and form of worship and discipline.
ferocity
noun: Savageness.
homage
noun: Reverential regard or worship.
collision
noun: Violent contact.
forecastle
noun: That part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds.
abstinence
noun: Self denial.
entomology
noun: The branch of zoology that treats of insects.
rotary
adjective: Turning around its axis, like a wheel, or so constructed as to turn thus.
resurgent
adjective: Surging back or again.
rein
noun: A step attached to the bit for controlling a horse or other draft-animal.
somber
adjective: Gloomy.
abut
verb: To touch at the end or boundary line.
ichthyology
noun: The branch of zoology that treats of fishes.
missile
noun: Any object, especially a weapon, thrown or intended to be thrown.
census
noun: An official numbering of the people of a country or district.
polyarchy
noun: Government by several or many persons of what- ever class.
overleap
verb: To leap beyond.
overpass
verb: To pass across or over, as a river.
qualify
verb: To endow or furnish with requisite ability, character, knowledge, skill, or possessions.
colloquialism
noun: Form of speech used only or chiefly in conversation.
pendulous
adjective: Hanging, especially so as to swing by an attached end or part.
profession
noun: Any calling or occupation involving special mental or other special disciplines.
fatuous
adjective: Idiotic
valedictorian
noun: Student who delivers an address at graduating exercises of an educational institution.
deduce
verb: To derive or draw as a conclusion by reasoning from given premises or principles.
complement
verb: To make complete.
fulcrum
noun: The support on or against which a lever rests, or the point about which it turns.
redundance
noun: Excess.
ashen
adjective: Pale.
odorous
adjective: Having an odor, especially a fragrant one.
sanctity
noun: Holiness.
wittingly
aderb: With knowledge and by design.
sirocco
noun: hot winds from Africa.
clothier
noun: One who makes or sells cloth or clothing.
parliament
noun: A legislative body.
navigable
adjective: Capable of commercial navigation.
dissentious
adjective: Contentious.
secede
verb: To withdraw from union or association, especially from a political or religious body.
impatience
noun: Unwillingness to brook delays or wait the natural course of things.
propagate
verb: To spread abroad or from person to person.
apotheosis
noun: Deification.
junction
noun: The condition of being joined.
submersion
noun: The act of submerging.
obsequies
noun: Funeral rites.
regalia
noun: pl. The emblems of royalty.
foreman
noun: The head man.
academic
adjective: Of or pertaining to an academy, college, or university.
lethargy
noun: Prolonged sluggishness of body or mind.
obnoxious
adjective: Detestable.
encyclopedia
noun: A work containing information on subjects, or exhaustive of one subject.
apology
noun: A disclaimer of intentional error or offense.
necrology
noun: A list of persons who have died in a certain place or time.
stellar
adjective: Pertaining to the stars.
belie
verb: To misrepresent.
judicial
adjective: Pertaining to the administration of justice.
inexcusable
adjective: Not to be justified.
inbred
adjective: Innate.
matrimony
noun: The union of a man and a woman in marriage.
caret
noun: A sign (^) placed below a line, indicating where omitted words, etc., should be inserted.
ecstasy
noun: Rapturous excitement or exaltation.
Elizabethan
adjective: Relating to Elizabeth, queen of England, or to her era.
respondent
adjective: Answering.
infuse
verb: To instill, introduce, or inculcate, as principles or qualities.
epicure
noun: One who cultivates a delicate taste for eating and drinking.
redoubtable
adjective: Formidable.
accuse
verb: To charge with wrong doing, misconduct, or error.
wintry
adjective: Lacking warmth of manner.
dramatize
verb: To relate or represent in a dramatic or theatrical manner.
philosophize
verb: To seek ultimate causes and principles.
unison
noun: A condition of perfect agreement and accord.
exert
verb: To make an effort.
aghast
adjective: Struck with terror and amazement.
disconnect
verb: To undo or dissolve the connection or association of.
buffoonery
noun: Low drollery, coarse jokes, etc.
impel
verb: To drive or urge forward.
manumit
verb: To set free from bondage.
ostracize
verb: To exclude from public or private favor.
pendant
noun: Anything that hangs from something else, either for ornament or for use.
influx
noun: Infusion.
poise
noun: Equilibrium.
veracious
adjective: Habitually disposed to speak the truth.
expend
verb: To spend.
entirety
noun: A complete thing.
deliquesce
verb: To dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air.
saponaceous
adjective: Having the nature or quality of soap.
narrow-minded
adjective: Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments.
nonchalance
noun: A state of mind indicating lack of interest.
evanescent
adjective: Fleeting.
pantoscope
noun: A very wide-angled photographic lens.
affirmative
adjective: Answering yes; to a question at issue.
recline
verb: To cause to assume a leaning or recumbent attitude or position.
unanimous
adjective: Sharing the same views or sentiments.
bigamy
noun: The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living.
edict
noun: That which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action.
elude
verb: To evade the search or pursuit of by dexterity or artifice.
workmanlike
adjective: Like or befitting a skilled workman.
prescription
noun: An authoritative direction.
dishabille
noun: Undress or negligent attire.
deject
verb: To dishearten.
practicable
adjective: Feasible.
personage
noun: A man or woman as an individual, especially one of rank or high station.
clement
adjective: Compassionate.
ode
noun: The form of lyric poetry anciently intended to be sung.
knavery
noun: Deceitfulness in dealing.
secrecy
noun: Concealment.
frigidarium
noun: A room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits, meat, etc.
sensorium
noun: The sensory apparatus.
aerostat
noun: A balloon or other apparatus floating in or sustained by the air.
lifetime
noun: The time that life continues.
censorious
adjective: Judging severely or harshly.
outrageous
adjective: Shocking in conduct.
extension
noun: A reaching or stretching out, as in space, time or scope.
impersuadable
adjective: Unyielding.
similitude
noun: Similarity.
vocable
noun: a word, especially one regarded in relation merely to its qualities of sound.
Sybarite
noun: A luxurious person.
outpost
noun: A detachment of troops stationed at a distance from the main body to guard against surprise.
hypnotism
noun: An artificially induced somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestion.
nutritive
adjective: Having nutritious properties.
lordling
noun: A little lord.
linguist
noun: One who is acquainted with several languages.
petrify
verb: To convert into a substance of stony hardness and character.
insurgent
noun: One who takes part in forcible opposition to the constituted authorities of a place.
necropolis
noun: A city of the dead.
syllabic
adjective: Consisting of that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
assassination
noun: Murderer, as by secret assault or treachery.
rookery
noun: A place where crows congregate to breed.
prefer
verb: To hold in higher estimation.
geniality
noun: Warmth and kindliness of disposition.
rampart
noun: A bulwark or construction to oppose assault or hostile entry.
biennial
noun: A plant that produces leaves and roots the first year and flowers and fruit the second.
divinity
noun: The quality or character of being godlike.
Augustinian
adjective: Pertaining to St. Augustine, his doctrines, or the religious orders called after him.
pharmacopoeia
noun: A book containing the formulas and methods of preparation of medicines for the use of druggists.
Unitarian
adjective: Pertaining to a religious body that rejects the doctrine of the Trinity.
vacillate
verb: To waver.
translate
verb: To give the sense or equivalent of in another language or dialect.
furlong
noun: A measure, one-eighth of a mile.
fawn
noun: A young deer.
bustle
verb: To hurry.
technique
noun: Manner of performance.
prevalence
noun: Frequency.
idolize
verb: To regard with inordinate love or admiration.
redound
noun: Rebound.
termination
noun: The act of ending or concluding.
impertinence
noun: Rudeness.
indiscernible
adjective: Not perceptible.
irrational
adjective: Not possessed of reasoning powers or understanding.
immature
adjective: Not full-grown.
baritone
adjective: Having a register higher than bass and lower than tenor.
diligence
noun: Careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken.
poetics
noun: The rules and principles of poetry.
noxious
adjective: Hurtful.
accomplish
verb: To bring to pass.
comparable
adjective: Fit to be compared.
distensible
adjective: Capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction.
parentage
noun: The relation of parent to child, of the producer to the produced, or of cause to effect.
ally
noun: A person or thing connected with another, usually in some relation of helpfulness.
extensor
noun: A muscle that causes extension.
furbish
verb: To restore brightness or beauty to.
heterogeneous
adjective: Consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds.
litigate
verb: To cause to become the subject-matter of a suit at law.
intolerance
noun: Inability or unwillingness to bear or endure.
inconvenient
adjective: Interfering with comfort or progress.
munificent
adjective: Extraordinarily generous.
microscopic
adjective: Adapted to or characterized by minute observation.
lode
noun: A somewhat continuous unstratified metal- bearing vein.
ingredient
noun: Component.
narration
noun: The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence.
subliminal
adjective: Being beneath the threshold of consciousness.
dendroid
adjective: Like a tree.
equivocal
adjective: Ambiguous.
impromptu
noun: Anything done or said on the impulse of the moment.
perhaps
aderb: Possibly.
characterize
verb: To describe by distinctive marks or peculiarities.
excellent
adjective: Possessing distinguished merit.
demonstrate
verb: To prove indubitably.
outlive
verb: To continue to exist after.
confident
adjective: Assured.
resource
noun: That which is restored to, relied upon, or made available for aid or support.
hysteria
noun: A nervous affection occurring typically in paroxysms of laughing and crying.
purgatory
noun: An intermediate state where souls are made fit for paradise or heaven by expiatory suffering.
statistician
noun: One who is skilled in collecting and tabulating numerical facts.
abstain
verb: To keep oneself back (from doing or using something).
indigenous
adjective: Native.
degeneracy
noun: A becoming worse.
reprehensible
adjective: Censurable.
migrate
verb: To remove or pass from one country, region, or habitat to another.
heartrending
adjective: Very depressing.
reminiscent
adjective: Pertaining to the recollection of matters of personal interest.
suffuse
verb: To cover or fill the surface of.
testament
noun: A will.
presumption
noun: That which may be logically assumed to be true until disproved.
purveyor
noun: one who supplies
potion
noun: A dose of liquid medicine.
marvel
verb: To be astonished and perplexed because of (something).
foible
noun: A personal weakness or failing.
penurious
adjective: Excessively sparing in the use of money.
invective
noun: An utterance intended to cast censure, or reproach.
immense
adjective: Very great in degree, extent, size, or quantity.
dissimilar
adjective: Different.
deposition
noun: Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing, for use as evidence in court.
enervate
verb: To render ineffective or inoperative.
theology
noun: The branch of theological science that treats of God.
vitality
noun: The state or quality of being necessary to existence or continuance.
disconsolate
adjective: Grief-stricken.
filibuster
noun: One who attempts to obstruct legislation.
captious
adjective: Hypercritical.
incident
noun: A happening in general, especially one of little importance.
avalanche
noun: The fall or sliding of a mass of snow or ice down a mountain-slope, often bearing with it rock.
derelict
adjective: Neglectful of obligation.
addendum
noun: Something added, or to be added.
inconsistent
adjective: Contradictory.
resilience
noun: The power of springing back to a former position
messieurs
noun: pl. Gentlemen.
fief
noun: A landed estate held under feudal tenure.
superannuate
verb: To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service.
chasm
noun: A yawning hollow, as in the earth's surface.
bungle
verb: To execute clumsily.
albino
noun: A person with milky white skin and hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and usually pink iris.
separatist
noun: A seceder.
mandatory
adjective: Expressive of positive command, as distinguished from merely directory.
indefinitely
aderb: In a vague or uncertain way.
innumerable
adjective: Countless.
ambush
noun: The act or state of lying concealed for the purpose of surprising or attacking the enemy.
beneficiary
noun: One who is lawfully entitled to the profits and proceeds of an estate or property.
elicit
verb: To educe or extract gradually or without violence.
acquaint
verb: To make familiar or conversant.
vituperable
adjective: Deserving of censure.
circulate
verb: To disseminate.
incombustible
adjective: That can not be burned.
condolence
noun: Expression of sympathy with a person in pain, sorrow, or misfortune.
dilettante
noun: A superficial amateur.
unaccountable
adjective: Inexplicable.
unfavorable
adjective: Adverse.
aver
verb: To assert as a fact.
doublet
noun: One of a pair of like things.
aye
aderb: An expression of assent.
vendible
adjective: Marketable.