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PHENOMENON
extraordinary person or thing
CRYPTOGRAM
something written in secret code
ASTRONOMICAL
extremely large
COLLABORATOR
one who works with another or others, especially as coauthor
SYNCHRONIZE
-to go on move etc. at the same rate or exactly together
CHRONOLOGICAL
arranged in order of time
BENEFACTOR
---a person who makes a bequest to an ir.stitution; an endowment
PYROMANIA
-insane impulse to start a fire
SIMULATE
-imitate
SUPERIMPOSE
-put on top of or over
TRANSLUCENT
---letting light through
KLEPTOMANIA
-insane impulse to steal
FLUCTUATE
-be unsteady
MAGNANIMOUS
-generous
PREMEDITATED
-considered beforehand
CONGENITAL
-existing at birth
DISCREPANCY
---disagreement; difference in
DEPRECIATE
-go down in value
CONSTITUENT
---COMpOnent; one who authorizes anothe:- to act for him
INCARCERATED
-jailed
anagram
a word or phrase made by transposing the letters of another word or phrase
coherent
logically or aesthetically ordered or integrated
goad
something that urges or stimulates into action
noncommittal
giving no clear indication of attitude or feeling
quixotic
foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals
assertion
the act of asserting
fulminate
to utter or send out with denunciation
inexplicable
incapable of being explained, interpreted, or accounted for
proboscis
the trunk of an elephant; also : any long flexible snout b : the human nose especially when prominent
surmise
a thought or idea based on scanty evidence