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bequeath
pass on, hand down
berate
to scold harshly
bereft
deprived or lacking of something loved or valued
bewilder
to confuse or puzzle
bilk
to cheat, to avoid paying
blaze
shine brightly, flare up suddenly
blemish
imperfection, flaw
nostalgic
longing for things of the past
notion
idea or concept
novelty
something new and unusually
novice
beginner, apprentice
nudge
push gently
nullify
to make legally invalid; to counteract the effect of
nurture
to help develop, cultivate
obdurate
stubborn, hardhearted; inflexible
objective
impartial, uninfluenced by emotion
preamble
introductory passage
precedent
earlier example of a similar situation
precept
principle; law
precious
valuable; beloved
precipitate
sudden and unexpected; reckless
preclude
prevent, exclude
precocious
unusually advanced or talented at an early age
predictable
expected beforehand
predominant
most important or conspicuous
relish
to enjoy greatly
remiss
negligent or careless about a job
remnant
something left over, surviving trace
remorseful
feeling sorry for wrongdoing
remote
distant, isolated
remuneration
pay or reward for work, trouble, etc.
renew
revive; make new again; restore to the original state; resume after an interruption
renovation
repair, making something new again
statute
law, edict
stealth
act of moving in a covert way
stern
strict, harsh, severe
stifle
to smother or suffocate; suppress
stimulate
to excite, provoke
stoic
indifferent to or unaffected by emotions
stomp
step heavily
straddle
be on both sides of something
stump
to challenge; to baffle
sturdy
firm, well built, stout
vacant
empty, unoccupied
vacillate
to waver, show indecision
variegated
varied; marked with different colours
vast
immense, enormous, great in size or intensity
veer
alter direction, turn
venerable
respected because of age
venerate
respect, admire, reverse
conduit
tube, pipe, or similar passage
configuration
arrangement of parts or elements
conformity
similarity in form or character
confound
to baffle, perplex
confrontational
eager to defy, expecially in a face-to-face encounter
congeal
to become thick or solid, as a solid, as a liquid freezing
feign
to pretend, give a false impression; to invent falsely
felicitous
suitable, appropriate; well-spoken
feral
wild, brutish
fickle
erratically unstable about affections
fidelity
loyalty, faithfulness
figurative
metaphorical, symbolic
finite
having bounds, limited
firebrand
one who stirs up trouble
implement
carry out, put into effect
impotent
powerless, ineffective, lacking strength
impressionable
easily influenced or affected
impugn
to call into question, attack verbally
impute
to blame
inarticulate
incomprehensible, unable to speak clearly
inauspicious
unfavourable
incantation
a verbal spell
demonize
to represent as evil
depose
to remove from a high position, as from thrown
derelict
neglectful of one's obligations; abandoned
deride
to mock, ridicule, make fun of
derivative
copied or adapted; not original
despot
a absolute ruler
destitution
complete poverty
detract
1. reduce, diminish, belittle
2. take away
embellish
to ornament; make attractive with decorations or details; add details to a statement
embezzle
to steal money in violation of a trust
embittered
resentful, cynical, worsen
emend
to correct a text
emigrate
to leave one country to live in another
emissary
an agent sent as a representative
emollient
having soothing qualities, especially for skin
empathy
identification with the feelings of others
emphatic
forceful and definite
emulate
to copy, imitate
enchant
attract and delight
juxtaposition
side-by-side placement
larceny
theft of property
latent
present by hidden; potential
lavish
extravagant, profuse
ledger
a book that tracts finances
legion
a great number, a multitude
lenient
easaygoing, permissive
linchpin
a person/thing vital to an enterprise