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niggardly
stingy
nihilism
disbelief in religion or moral principles
nimbus
bright cloud around the head of deity, represented in art as a bright disk
nirvana
in Buddhism, the state of perfect blessedness
noctambulist
one who walks in sleep
obstreperous
noisy, boisterous
obtrude
to enter when not invited
obturate
to stop or close by covering, to shut
obtuse
dull, not having acute sensibility
obviate
meet and dispose of, make unneccesary
paradigm
model, pattern to be copied
paradox
internal contradiction
paralyze
to unnerve or render ineffective
parapet
wall on the edge of a roof
paregoric
camphorated tincture of opium
refinement
to act of clearing from extraneous matter, purification
regal
pertaining to a monarch
regimen
regular manner of living
rehabilitate
restore to a former capacity, to reinstate
reimburse
refund, pay back
satrap
a subordinate of ancient Persian government, a petty tyrant
saturate
fill fully, soak, cuase to become completely penetrated
saturnalia
wild carousal
scapular
pertaining to the shoulder
scarab
an ornament or amulet in the form of a beetle
thaumaturgy
the act of performing a miracle, magic
theorem
a speculative truth, a proposition to be roved by a chain of reasoning
therapueutic
pertaining to curing disease
thermodynamic
using force created by conversion of heat into mechanical energy
thesis
essay, proposition to be debated
unkempt
uncombed, not cared for, not noticed
unmitigated
not lessened, not softened in severity or harshness, not toned down
unostentatious
not given to showy display
unperceived
not heeded, not observed, not noticed
unprecedented
never before done, without precedent
varlet
one who is subordinate or menial position, a low fellow, a scoundrel, a rascal
vellum
a fine parchment made of calfskin, which has been limed shaved, washed
velous
velvet-like fabric
venal
able to be corrupted or bribed
vendetta
blood feud
whimsical
fantastic, quaint
whine
to express distress or compliant by a plaintive, drawling cry
whisk
to wipe, sweep, or brush with a light, rapid motion
wicked
evil in principle and practice
wield
to use with full command or power
abstain
regrian voluntarily from some act
abstemious
moderate in eating and drinking
abstruse
deep, obscene in meaning
abut
to touch, as bordering property
accede
to consent