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emolument
the wages or perquisites arising from office, employment, or labor.
palindrome
a word, verse, phrase, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward.
deprecate
to disapprove of; also, to belittle.
bivouac
a usually temporary encampment; also, to encamp.
umbrage
offense; resentment.
incipient
beginning to exist or appear.
dapple
pugnacious
; combative; quarrelsome.
capitulate
; to surrender under agreed conditions.
susurrus
; a whispering or rustling sound.
. thaumaturgy
; the performing of miracles or magic.
capacious
; able to contain much.
glower
; to stare angrily or with a scowl.
canorous
; melodious; musical.
repast
; a meal.
spoonerism
; the transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words.
tenebrous
; dark; gloomy.
nescience
; lack of knowledge or awareness.
gewgaw
; a trinket; a bauble.
effulgence
; the state of being bright and radiant.
.assuage
; to soften; to ease, or lessen.
exiguity
; smallness; thinness; the quality of being meager.
seriatim
; in a series; one after another.
tmesis
; in grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word.
chthonic
; dwelling in or under the earth; also, pertaining to the underworld.
objurgate
; to scold or rebuke sharply.
plethora
; excess.
lissom
; supple; nimble.
badinage
; light, playful talk.
exalt
; to praise, glorify, or honor.
erroneous
; containing or characterized by error.
prescience
; knowledge of events before they take place.
ineluctable
; impossible to avoid or evade.
obdurate
; hardened in feelings or in wrongdoing; unyielding.
bana
l;
affable
; easy to speak to; also, gracious.
noisome
; offensive or disgusting; also, harmful; unwholesome.
exacerbate
; to aggravate; to make worse.
misnomer
; a misnaming.
lackadaisical
; lacking spirit or liveliness.
hauteur
; haughtiness; arrogance.