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emolument
/ih-MAHL-yuh-muhnt/
n. the profits arising from office, labor, or employment; gain; compensation; advantage; perquisites, fees, or salaries
depricate
/DEP-ri-kayt/
v. 1. To disapprove of strongly; delplore
2. To belittle
3. To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert through prayer
bivouac
/BIV-wack/
n. 1. The watch of a whole army by night when in danger of surprise or attack
2. An encampment for the night, usually without tents or covering
umbrage
/UHM-brij/
n. Suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment
incipient
/in-SIP-ee-uhnt/
adj. Beginning to be or to show itself; commencing, initial
dapple
/DAP-uhl/
n. A small contrasting spot or blotch
adj. Marked with spots of different shades or colors; spotted; variegated
v. To variegate with spots; to spot
pugnacious
/puhg-NAY-shus/
adj. Disposed to fight; inclined to fighting; quarrelsome, fighting
capitulate
/kuh-PICH-uh-layt/
v. To surrender under agreed conditions
susurrus
/su-SUHR-us/
n. 1. The act of whispering
2. A whisper, a rustling, a murmur
thaumaturgy
/THAW-muh-tuhr-jee/
n. The act or art of performing something wonderful; magic; legerdemain
capacious
/kuh-PAY-shus/
adj. Having capacity; able to contain much; large; roomy; spacious; extended; broad
canorous
/kan-OR-uhs/
adj. Melodious; musical
effulgence
/i-FUL-juhn(t)s/
n. The state of being effulgent; extreme brilliancy; a flood of light; great luster or brightness; splendor
assuage
/uh-SWAYJ/
v. To soften; to allay, mitigate, ease, lessen; to appease or pacify
repast
/ri-PAST/
n. 1. Something taken as food; a meal; figuratively any meal
2. The act of taking food