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having to do with the sense of touch
tactile
extremely unhappy
disconsolate
cheaply gaudy; flashy
meretricious
weak; lacking vitality
effete
a microscopic life form
animalcule
wealthy; well-endowed
opulent
a looped rope used for catching horses, etc.
lariat
to swing back and forth
oscillate
the early release of a prisoner on condition of good behavior
parole
to make or become unconscious through lack of oxygen
asphyxiate
a staff used as a symbol of office
mace
to cease; to stop
desist
a feeling of shared emotion
empathy
a legal claim on the property of a debtor
lien
watery (eyes or nose) because of a cold
rheumy
to pay costs or expenses
defray
a concisely stated rule of conduct
maxim
a breaking of a rule or law
infraction
womanlike; acting like a woman
effeminate
a medicine that relieves pain
paregoric
to excite or stir up
foment
great misery or distress
tribulation
an alarm bell; a warning
tocsin
full of energy
vibrant
a sense of working together harmoniously
ensemble
the curved path of something propelled through space
trajectory
to be evasive in order to gain time
temporize
an inexhaustible supply
cornucopia
a route one travels or plans to travel
itinerary
changing little; even
equable
security for a loan
collateral
slender and graceful
svelte
of or relating to the acid in vinegar
acetic
retired but keeping one's rank
emeritus
vigorously expressive; sharply worded
trenchant
to charge with crime in office
impeach
a docile riding horse
palfrey
a cutter and polisher of precious stones
lapidary
a closely-massed group
phalanx
lacking flavor; tasteless
insipid
to remove (a dead body) from a grave
exhume
marked by or conducted in secrecy
clandestine
to set down in writing
indite
hard to handle; unruly
refractory
of short duration; fleeting
evanescent
brilliant and rapid in ascending
meteoric
a simultaneous firing of many guns
fucillade
a recurring feature; a theme
motif
third in order
tertiary
to pass to another; to transfer
devolve
a great artist, especially a master musician
maestro
an ornamental band around a wall
frieze
pertaining to the universe; vast
cosmic