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adriot
skillful;clever
macroscopic
visible to the naked eye
fatuous
foolish;inane
bovine
pertaining to cows or cattle
ferret
to search or drive out
affectation
a phony attitude; pose
knell
a sound made by a bell, often rung slowly for a death or funeral
dichotomy
a division into two parts
callow
young and inexperienced
laconic
using few words; short; concise
quiddity
an essential quality
patent
evident or obvious
peccadillo
a minor offense; a misdeed
sagacious
wise; having keen perception and sound judgment
rationalize
to make an excuse for
deride
to ridicule; to mock
censure
to criticize sharply
gambol
to frolic; to romp about playfully
immolate
to kill someone as a scrificial victim, usually by fire
recondite
difficult to understand; profound
martinet
a strict disciplinarian; taskmaker
quagmire
a swamp; a difficult or inextricable situation
gibe
to scoff; to ridicule
agape
open-mouthed; surprised; agog
carcinogen
causing cancer
olfactory
pertaining to smell
imperious
dominerring; haughty
grotesque
absurd; distorted
neologism
a new word or expression
hackneyed
commonplace; overused
machination
an evil design or plan
pejoative
having a negative effect; insulting
harbinger
an omen or sign
nubile
suitable for marriage in age and physical development, referring to a female
sapient
wise; full of knowledge
chimerical
imaginary; fantastic
masochist
one who enjoys his or her own pain and suffering
finesse
diplomacy; tact; artful management
heterogeneous
different; dissimilar
eclectic
choosing from various sources
grandiose
impressive; showy; magnificent
raiment
clothing; garments
blanch
to whiten; to make pale
hybrid
anything of mixed orgin
idiosyncrasy
a peculiar personality trait