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precinct(n)
a distict of a city or town, marked out for administration purpose
sallow(v/adj)
(v)Cause to become sallow -"The illness has sallowed her face"
(adj)Unhealthy looking; sickly
"The illness has sallowed her face"
cantankerous(adj)
1.[Brit] Stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
2.bad-tempered
exemplify(v)
clarify by giving an example of; illustrate
capacious(adj)
Large in capacity; spacious
"she carried a capacious bag"
exhaustive(adj)
Very thorough; exhaustively complete
"an exhaustive study"
precipitous(adj)
done in a hurry; hasty
capitulate(v)
Surrender under agreed conditions
impoverished(adj)
1.Poor enough to need help from others
2.Destroyed financially
Syn.- indigent
ossify(v)
1.Become bony
2.Make rigid and set into a conventional pattern
3.Cause to become hard and bony
(2)"ossified teaching methods"
(3)"The disease ossified the tissue"
sanctimonious(adj)
Excessively or hypocritically pious
desist(v)
choose not to consume; anstain; refrain
exorcism(n)
freeing from evil spirits
impromptu(adj)
With little or no preparation or forethought
"an impromptu speech"
turpitude(n)
A corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice; depravity
"the various turpitudes of modern society"
cartographer(n)
a person who makes maps
despondent(adj)
Without or almost without hope
"despondent about his failure"
expatriate(n/v)
(n) refugee; emigrant; someone living away form his country
(v)exile
oust(v)
1.Remove from a position or office
2.Remove and replace
(1)"The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds"
(2)"The word processor has ousted the typewriter"
sanguinary(adj)
bloody; accompanied by bloodshed