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CAPITALIST
A person who has invested personal wealth in a business.
CAPITULATION
Surrender; ending resistance.
DECAPITATE
To cut off the head of; to behead
PRECIPICE
A very steep or vertical face of a cliff or rock.
PRECIPITATE
1) To throw down from a great height. 2) To make happen suddenly or quickly.
RECAPITULATION
The restatement of a main idea.
CEREBRAL
Pertaining to the brain.
CEREBRATION
The action of thinking; thought.
DEFACE
To mar or soil the appearance or surface of something.
EFFACE
1) To wipe out, make less clear. 2) To make oneself inconspicuous.
FACADE
1) A face of a building 2) The face or front of anything, especially an artificial or false front.
FACET
1) One of the many sides of a cut stone or jewel. 2) One aspect of a situation or of a tooth.
AFFRONT
To insult intentionally; to offend or embarrass.
CONFRONT
To stand or come directly in front of.
SUPERCILIOUS
Disdainful; haughty and aloof.
INEXORABLE
Relentless; unyielding.
ORACLE
1) A shrine where the ancinet Greeks consulted one of their gods for advice or prophecy. 2) A prophecy made at such a shrine 3) A person who transmits prophecy from a deity.
ORATION
An address or formal speech given on a special occasion.
ORIFICE
A mouth or vent; an opening.
OSCULATE
To kiss. (Playfully)
INDENTATION
A cut or notch
INDENTURE
1) A written contract between two parties. 2) An agreement binding an apprentic to work for a master.
TRIDENT
A long three-pronged fork.
ORTHODONTIST
A specialist who corrects irregularly positioned teeth.
GORGE
1) A deep, narrow passage with rocky sides, enclosed between mountains. 2) Gluttonous eating. 3) A feeling of nausea.
DISGORGE
To vomit or discharge violently.
GARGANTUAN
Of immense size; gigantic.
GARGOYLE
A grotesque carved human or animal figure.
REGURGIATATE
To vomit.
CARNAGE
The killing of many people.
CARRION
Dead and decaying flesh.
INCARNATE
Embodied in human form.
ACCOLADE
1) Any honor, award, or expression of approval. 2) A dub with the flatside of a sword.
DECOLLETAGE
A low neckline on a garmet.
CORPORAL
Relating to or having an effect on the human body.
CORPOREAL
Characteristic of or resembling the physical body.
CORPS
1)A military organization of officers and/or enlistees. 2)An army unit. 3)A group of people having purpose in common.
CORPULENT
Excessively bulky; fat.
CORPUS
A body or collection of writings.
ACCORD
Harmony; agreement.
CORDIAL
Hearty; warm; sincere.
CONDORDANCE
A state of agreement; harmony.
OSSIFY
1)To turn into bone. 2)To turn rigid.
DERMATOLOGY
The scientific study of the skin.
EPIDERMIS
The outer protective layer of the skin.
DORSAL
Pertaining to the back.
DOSSIER
A set of documents containing information about a person or event.
ENDORSE
To sign or acknowledge.
GASTRIC
Pertaining to the stomach.
GASTRONOME
A person who is knowledgeable about good food and drink.
ENERVATE
To deprive of strength; to weaken.
SANGUINE
Cheerful; hopeful.
CONSANGUINITY
Blood relationship.
ASSIDUOUS
Unceasingly attentive; devoted.
DISSIDENT
Differing; diagreeing; dissenting.
SEANCE
A meeting at which a spiritualist attempts to communicate with the dead.
SEDENTARY
Characterized by much sitting.
SUPERSEDE
To take the place of; to replace.
EMANCIPATE
To free from restraint or influence.
MANACLE
Handcuffs or anything that constrains.
MANDATE
A formal order given from a higher court.
MANIFEST
1)Clearly apparent to sight or understanding; obvious. 2)To prove or reveal.
MANIPULATE
To use or handle skillfully.
DEXTIRITY
Skill in the use of the hands or body.
AMBIDEXTROUS
Able to use either hand equally well.
DIGITAL
1)Relating to a finger or to a unit of measure. 2)Referring to a numerical system for encoding data.
DEFLECT
To turn aside.
GENUFLECT
To bend the knee in a kneeling or half-kneeling position to express respect.
INFLECTION
An alteration of pitch or tone of the voice.
REFLECTION
The act or condition of being thrown back
RAPACIOUS
Excessively grasping or greedy.
RAPT
Giving one's complete attention.
SURREPTITIOUS
Done secretly, without approval.
COMPLICITY
Participation with another in an act that is or seems to deceitful.
DUPLICITY
Decietfulness in speech or conduct.
EXPLICATE
To make clear.
EXPLICIT
Definite.
EXPLOIT
1)A notable or heroic deed. 2)To make use of selfishly or unethically. 3)To publicize.
IMPLY
1)To indicate indirectly; to hint. 2)To require as a necessary condition.
PLOY
A strategy to gain an advantage over an opponent.
PLY
1)To use a tool or weapon vigorously. 2)The thickness of cloth, yarn, or rope. 3)Wood layered with crosslike grain.
SUPPLICATE
To ask humbly or earnestly for.
APPREHEND
To arrest.
COMPRISE
To consist of; to contain.
ENTREPRENEUR
A person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for business ventures.
IMPREGNABLE
Strong enough to resist attack of capture, as a fortress.
REPREHEND
To reprimand, reprove, or express disapproval.
REPRISAL
An action or act of retaliation against someone for injuries recieved.
EXPEDIENT
1)Appropriate to a purpose or useful in achieving a goal. 2)A means to an end.
EXPEDITE
To help or hurry the progress of something.
IMPEDE
To hinder; to block the way of.
PEDIGREE
A line or list of ancestors.
PEDOMETER
A device that calculates distance traveled by counting the number of steps taken.
ANITPODES
Something that is the exact opposite of or contrary to something else.
PODIATRY
The study and treatment of foot ailments.
PODIUM
An elevated platform for a lecturer or orchestra conductor.
AGGRESSION
1)The act or habit of launching attacks; invasion. 2)Hostile action or behavior.
DEGRATION
1)Reduction in rank or status. 2)Lowering of moral or intellectual character.
DIGRESS
To stray from the main topic in writing or speaking; to turn aside.
GRADUATION
A systematic progression through a series of stages.
GRADIENT
An incline or slope; the rate of incline.
REGRESS
To go back; to return to a former or less developed condition.
AMBULATORY
1)Able to walk about. 2)Pertaining to walking.
PREAMBLE
A preliminary statement in speech or writing; an inroductory part.
RECALCITRANT
Stubbornly resistant to authority or guidance.
CONSTITUENT
1)Serving as a necessary part of a whole. 2)A voter of a district represented by an elected official.
DESIST
To cease doing something; to forbear; to abstain.
DESTITUTE
1)Altogether lacking. 2)Poverty stricken.
INTERSTICE
Intervening space; a chink; a crevice.
OBSTINATE
1)Very stubborn; inflexible. 2)Difficult to control or subdue.
OUST
To force out of a position or place.
RESTITIUTION
1)Restoration of a thing to its proper owner or its original state. 2)Repayment or repair for injury or damage.
RESTIVE
Uneasy, restless.
STANCE
1)The position of the body and feet while standing. 2)An emotional or mental attitude.
STATIC
1)At rest; unmoving. 2)Pertaining to electric charges.
SUBSIST
To exsist; to be