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(n) the highest point
acme
(n) a quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something
(v) assign to, credit with; to regard as caused by or resulting from
attribute
(v) to make something appear smaller than it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack or importance or value
belittle
(v) to transport; to transmit; to communicate, make known; to transfer ownership or title to
convey
(n) a belief, principle, or teaching; a system of such beliefs or principles; a formulation of such beliefs or principles
doctrine
(v) to remove by cutting
(n) an indirect tax on the manufacture, sale, or distribution of a commodity or service
excise
(adj) foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual
exotic
(adj) thin, pale, and careworn as a result of worry or suffering; wild-looking
haggard
(adj) lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trin in appearance
jaunty
(n) a joining together; the point at which two things are joined; any important point in time
juncture
(adj) lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity
(n) a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks
menial
(v) to ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid
(n) a defensive movement in fencing and other sports
parry
(adj) preying on, plundering, or piratical
predatory
(v) to destroy, lay waste, ruin
(n) ruinous damage, destruction
ravage
(n) a way of holding the body; an attitude or position on an issue
stance
(adj) showy and flashy but lacking in good taste
tawdry
(n) a person who switches to an opposing side or party
turncoat
(adj) not putting on airs, unpretenious; modest
unassuming
(v) to roll about in a lazy, clumsy, or helpless way; to overindulge in; to have in abundance
(n) a wet, muddy, or dusty area used by animals as a sort of bath; a state or moral or physical collapse
wallow
(v) to move to and fro, become unsteady; to show lack of firmness or decision
waver
(v) to join at one end or be next to; to support, prop up
abut
(n) clothes, apparel, garb
(v) to dress, adorn, or bedeck
attire
(v) to be of use or benefit to; to make use of; to take advantage of; to profit or benefit
(n) use, benefit, or value
avail
(n) a very close friend, pal, chum, buddy
crony
(adj) puzzling, mystifying, or enigmatic
cryptic
(adj) going in different directions; different from each other; departing from convention, deviant
divergent
(n) hatred, ill-will
enmity
(adj) very earnest, emotional, passionate; extremely hot
fervent
(adj) thin and bony, starved looking; bare, barren
gaunt
(v) to pass through or gain entrance to gradually or stealthily
infiltrate
(v) to make of no value or consequence, cancel, wipe out
nullify
(adj) capable of being grasped by the senses or mind
perceptible
(v) to plunge straight down
(n) a weight fastened to a line
plummet
(v) to declare publicly or officially
proclaim
(n) an agent, substiture; a written permission allowing one person to act in another's place
proxy
(v) to cause anger, irritation, or bitterness (with the suggestion that the pain grows worse with time)
rankle
(n) a person who collects or removes usable items from waste materials; an animal that feeds on refuse or dead bodies
scavenger
(v) to limit. be sparing or frugal
(n) a limit or restriction; a fixed share of work or duty; a period of activity
stint
(adj) self-controlled, not showing feeling in response to pleasure or pain
stoical
(v) tireless, continuing with vigor
unflagging
(adj) suitable, fitting, likely; quick to learn
apt
(adj, adv) in a turned or twisted position or direction; wrong, out of the right or hoped-for course
awry
(n) a short club used as a weapon
(v) to strike with a heavy club; to use force or strong arguments to gain some point
bludgeon
(v) to end resistance, give up, surrender, throw in the towel
capitulate
(v) to warm by rubbing; to wear sore by rubbing; to feel annoyance or dissatisfaction, annoy, irk; to strain or press against
(n) a sore or injury caused by rubbing
chafe
(v, trans) to make unclean or dirty, destroy to purity of
(v, intrans) to march in a single line or in columns
(n) a narrow passage; gorge, canyon
defile
(adj) dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning or trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster
dire
(adj) charming, tending to get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion
disarming
(adj, part) in bad humor, discontented, annoyed
disgruntled
(v) to advance beyond the usual or proper liits, trespass
encroach
(v) to furnish, equip, provide with funds or some other desirable thing or quality
endow
(v) to ward off, resist; to get along, manage
fend
(n) freedom from punishment
impunity
(n) air, manner; appearance; expression
mien
(adj) having to do with punishment
penal
(adj) related to the matter at hand, to the point
pertinent
(adj) the greatest in strength or power; most common
predominant
(n) something wonderful or marvelous; something monstrous or abnormal; an unusual feat; a child or young person with extraordinary ability or talent
prodigy
(n) a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world
recluse
(n) fame, glory
renown