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taut
strained, tense
AFICIONADO
An enthusiastic admirer or follower; a fan.
ESCHEWS
TO AVOID, SHUN
FORENSIC
RELATING TO THE USE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO ESTABLISH FACTS/EVIDENCE IN COURT OF LAW
ESOTERIC
UNDERSTOOD ONLY BY A PARTICULAR GROUP
MEA CULPAS
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF PERSONAL ERROR OR FAULT
NIT-PICKING
MINUTE, TRIVIAL,UNNECESSARY AND UNJUSTIFIED CRITICISM OR FAULT FINDING
DILEMMA
HAVING TO CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO UNDESIRALBE OPTIONS
TEPID
LACKING EMOTIONAL WARMTH OR ENTHUSIASM, HALF-HEARTED
ENDEMIC
PREVALENT TO A PARTICULAR LOCALITY, REGION, OR PEOPLE
CONFLAGARATION
a large destructive fire
OPULENCE
GREAT ABUNDANCE, WEALTH
VIE
TO STRIVE FOR VICTORY
ENIGMATIC
BEING PUZZLING, INEXPLICABLE
PRECOCIOUS
CHARACTERIZED BY UNUSUALLY EARLY DEVELOPMENT OR MATURITY
ENMITY
DEEP SEEDED, OFTEN MUTUAL HATRED
BEHEMOTH
SOMETHING ENORMOUS IN SIZE OR POWER; LARGE ANIMAL
DEBACLE
total often ludicrous failure, sudden collapse, downfall
AMNESTY
GENERAL PARDON GRANTED BY GOVERNMENT, ESPECIALLY FOR POLITICAL OFFENSES
WANING
TO DECREASE GRADUALLY IN SIZE, AMOUNT OR DEGREE; DECLINE
VENERABLE
commanding respect by virtue of age, dignity, character or position
JUGGERNAUT
AN OVERWHELMING TERRIBLE DESTRUCTIVE FORCE
CONTRITE
FEELING REGRET/SORROW FOR ONES SINS OR OFFENSES
SNAFU
A CHAOTIC OR CONFUSED SITUATION
BROUHAHA
an uproar
TOUR DE FORCE
a feat requiring great virtuosity or strength
OBFUSCATION
to make so confused to make difficult to perceive or understand
PREVARICATION
to stay from or evade the truth
"GO POSTAL"
GO CRAZY
WHISTLE-BLOWING
to bring wrong doing within an organization to light
CHAOTIC
disorderly mass, jumble; confusing
PORN
sexually explicit material
PEDOPHILLIA
ADULTS FANTASY OF ENGAGING IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY W/ A CHILD
MAKES A PITCH
makes a suggestion
SOJOURN
temporary stay, brief period of residence
LEVIATHAN
something unusually larger than its kind
LILLIPUTIAN
very small person
JOHN HANCOCK
a person's signature
ECCENTRICITY
deviation from the normal, expected, or established
REDUX
BROUGHT BACK, RETURNED
EINSTEINS
smart people
STYMIE
to thwart, stump; an obstacle, obstruction
POLYGAMY
practice of having more than one spouse
SYCOPHANTIC
seeks favor by flatterig influential people
PALATIAL
of or suitable for a palace
DIGS
chiefly British lodgings
HAIL-MARY
long pass thrown in desperation, especially at the end of a game
UNABASHED
not disconcerted or embarassed
RETICENT
inclined to keep one's own thoughts, feelings to oneself; used to indicate reluctance to speak
WALLFLOWERS
ones whose shyness or unpopularity prevents participation at a social event