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wrixle
alter, change, confound, exchange, intermingle
pique
to prick the feelings of, to excite to anger, resentment or enmity, to offend by wounding pride or vanity
muddle
fuddle, becloud, confuse, bungle, mess up
erudite
learned
risque
slightly indecent
atecedant
what comes before a thing or circumstance
allude
to refer incidentally or by suggestions; tease, pun
alluvion
flood
elude
evade, baffle, get away
nebulous
cloudy, foggy, misty
odious
fateful, offensive
ugsome
dreadful, loathesome
cull
to pick out(usually with literature flowers of fruit)
wry
dry humor, deviant
pastiche
1. a dramatic, literary, or musical piece openly imitating works of other artists, usually a parody
juncture
n. a point where things are joined; a crossing; a point in time; a crisis point
tawny
brownish-yellow; tan
hieroglyphics
n. a picture or symbol representing a word, syllable, or sound, used by the ancient Egyptians and others, instead of alphabetical letters; a method of writing using these pictures or symbols; picture writing; adj. pertaining to a system of writing that uses pictures or symbols
subsidized
to aid or assist with a grant of money; to support; to promote
inaccessible
adj. not easily reached or approached; out of the way
coffer
n. a box or chest, especially one used to hold money or other valuables
rivulet
n. a small stream; a brook
edifice
n. a building or structure, especially an imposing or elaborate one
retainers
n. a fee papid in advance for services; a servant; an attendant
innovation
n. a new way to do something; something new
canine
n. any animal belonging to the dog family; adj. of or like a dog
ossify
v. to change into bone; to harden like bone; to become rigid, hardhearted, or opposed to change
meager
adj. noticeably inadequate; scanty; lean; thin
ravages
v. to inflict terrible destruction; to ruin violently; n. the act of destroying; great damage
apex
n. the highest point of something; vertex; the culmination or point of climax
defunct
adj. no longer in existence or functioning; dead
percieve
v. to become aware of or to understand by means of the sense; to detect; to observe; to grasp the meaning of
bourgeois
adj. or or like the middle class- often referring to a focus upon material things and respectablity; n. a middle-class person; the middle class
influx
n. a flowing in, as of people or things
influx
n. a flowing in, as of people or things
obliterated
to blot of wipe out completely; to erase, leaving no trace
ensue
v. to come next, or follow; to happen as a consequence
succulent
adj. juicy, not dry or dull; having fleshy plant tissue that conserves moisture; n. a plant that has such tissues
facilitate
v. to make easier or more convenient; to aid or assist in
steppe
n. a vast, almost treeless plain in southeastern Europe or Asia
buffet
n. a piece of dining room furniture iwth cupboarda and drawers; a meal set out so that people may serve themselves
lapse
v. to fall from a higher lever(as of manners) to a lower; to pass gradually; to come to and end; n. a slight, temporary error or slip; a fall from a better to a worse condition
delectable
adj. very pleasing; delightful;delicious
quantative
adj. capable of being measured or expressed as an amount
zenith
n. the highest point of any course or path; the point in the sky directly above an observer
astute
adj. showing a clever or shrewd mind; crafty
recur
v. to return in thought or speech; to happen or appear again; to occur at intervals
conducive
adj. helpful, tending to promote as a result; contibutory
erratic
adj. irregular; not steady; uncertain
mosques
n. a Muslim house of worship
pastoral
adj. relating to a simple country way of life; relating to shepards; rural
requisite
n. a necessity; a requirement; adj. absolutely necessary; required by circumstances
aptitude
n. a natural ability; the ability to learn
insolence
n. quality or instance of being disrespectful and i nsulting; impudence
prone
adj. having a tendency, inclined; lying flat, face down
diversion
n. a turning aside, as of traffic or attnetion; a game or pastime; a recreation
annihilate
v. to destroy completely; to vanquish; to make ineffectual or unimportant; to kill
annihilate
v. to destroy completely; to vanquish; to make ineffectual or unimportant; to kill
purge
v. to remove undesirable elements from; to rid; to remove by cleansing; n. the removal of members by a higher authority
moderation
n. state of being restrained, avoidance of excesses; presiding over, as a meeting; mediation
concession
n. an act of granting or yielding; something granted or yielded; a privilege, such as the right to use land, granted for a specific purpose
flagrant
adj. obviously bad; notorious; outrageous
decimated
v. to destroy or kill a large part of
evade
v. to escape or avoid something, especially by using deceit or cleverness; to avoid doing or answering something directly
censure
v. to critisize or blame; n. a condemning judgement; a reprimand
abound
v. to teem; to exist in large numbers; to have plenty
amnesty
n. a general pardon, especially for political prisoners
admirably
adv. in a worthy manner; commendably; excellently
inalienable
adj. not capable of being given or withdrawn
affidavit
n. a written statement made under oath
diminutive
n. referring to suffixes or altered word forms that designate smallness, affection, or familiarity; a very small person or thing; adj. tiny; of small size
clemency
n. a lament or merciful act; midness(weather)
protocol
formal etiquette for offical ceremonies; standard procedure
dissent
n or v. a difference of opinion, protest
inhibition
n. the act of holding back; an inner belief/feeling that checks ones actions
mannerism
v. a distinctive trait, an idiosyncrasy, an exaggerate or unnatural style
meticulous
adj. extremely careful; overly precise or fussy about details
pacifist
n. a person opposed to force as a means of settling a despute