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exhalations
-a hallucination
-In Julius Cesar the vapor from their exhalations made them see hallucinations.
thwart
-to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing an act
-I am going to thwart your efforts to win the race.
philosophy
-a particular system of principles for the conduct of life
-Some scientists say that String Theory is a philosophy, not a science.
venue
-the scene or setting in which something takes place
-The chapel is a great venue ot perform music.
intercede
-to plead on another's behalf; to act as a mediator in a dispute
-I interceded on behalf of the 10th grade students.
feverish
-marked by intense agitation, emotion, or activity
-The woman cleaned feverishly and her work was done in an hour.
blunder
-a serious mistake caused by ignorance or confusion
-It was a blunder to stay out that late.
antics
-a playful trick or prank
-The two teams played a series of antics on eachother.
bouge
-to move or flinch
-Don't bouge when you get your hair cut.
gastly
-ghostlike; pale or haggard
-The color of her shirt gave her a ghastly look.
inadvertently
-unintentional carelessness
-He inadvertently locked his keys in the car.
vulgar
-of the great mass of people in general; common; popular
-The vulgar people opposed the idea to add ballroom dancing to P.E. class.
presage
-foreshadowing quality; warning or omen
-He took the event of the car not starting as a presage to not go on the trip.
misanthrope
-one who hates or mistrusts mankind
-The man was a misanthrope and lived alone in an isolated place.
escapade
-a reckless adventure or wild prank
-The rowdy kids went on an escapade through the woods.
coterie
-a small, often select group of persons, who associate with one another frequently
-The book club coterie moved their meeting to a tuesday.
repealing
-to recall
-The rule was repealed.