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affluence
aff lu ence

(n.) wealth, riches, prosperity; great abundance
arrears
a rrears

(n., pl.) unpaid and overdue debts; an unfinished duty
cascade
cas cade

(n.) a steep, narrow waterfall; something falling or rushing forth in quantity;
(v.) to flow downward (like a waterfall)
cringe
cringe

(v.) to shrink back or hide in fear or submissiveness
crotchety
crotch e ty

(adj.) cranky, ill-tempered; full of odd whims
format
for mat

(n.) the size, shape, or arrangement of something
immobile
i mmo bile

(adj.) not movable; not moving
impassable
im pass a ble

(adj.) blocked so that nothing can go through
innovation
inn o va tion

(n.) something new, a change; the act of introducing a new method, idea, device, etc.
jovial
jo vi al

(adj.) good-humored, in high spirits; merry
manacle
man a cle

(n., usually pl.) a handcuff, anything that chains or confines;
(v.) to chain or restrain (as with handcuffs)
martial
mar tial

(adj.) warlike, fond of fighting; relating to war, the army, or military life
minimum
min i mum

(n.) the smallest possible amount;
(adj.) the lowest permissible or possible
nimble
nim ble

(adj.) quick and skillful in movement, agile; clever
onset
on set

(n.) the beginning, start (especially of something violent and destructive); an attack, assault
partition
par titi on

(n.) something that divides (such as a wall); the act of dividing something into parts or sections;
(v.) to divide into parts or shares
retrieve
re trieve

(v.) to find and bring back, get back, recover; to put right, make good
sinister
sin i ster

(adj.) appearing evil or dangerous; threatening evil or harm
taut
taut

(adj.) tightly drawn, tense; neat, in good order
perishable
per i sha ble

(adj.) likely to spoil or decay