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Acetic
Vinegar
Clandestine
Secret
Cosmic
1. of the universe
2. vast
Devolve
Transfer
Effete
Weak
Ensemble
1.Matched outfit clothing
2. Working closely together
3.Group of musicians
Exhume
1. dig up
2. revive
Fusillade
firing of shots
infraction
breaking of a rule
lapidary
cutter of precious stones
mace
1.ceremonial staff
2.spiked war club
3. powdered nutmeg husks
meretricious
cheaply showy
opulent
luxurious
paregoric
pain killing drug
refractory
1.unruly
2. unresponsive to treatment
tocsin
alarm bell
tactile
from the sense of touch
tribulation
suffering
animalcule
microscopic life form
collateral
1.security for a loan
2.supporting
3. a seperateline of descent
defray
pay
disconsolate
very sad
emeritus
who has retired
equable
unchanging
foment
stir up
impeach
charge with crime
raise doubts concerning
insipid
uninspiring
lariat
rope used to catch cattle and horses
maestro
master musician
meteoric
1. of shooting stars
2. swift
oscillate
swing back and foth
parole
early release from prison
rheumy
watering
temporize
stall for time
actmerely to suit the immediate moment
trajectory
curved path
vibrant
1.rich
2. quivering
3. energetic
asphyxiate
asphyxiate
make unconcious by cutting off supply of oxygen
cornucopia
1.inexhaustible supply
2. horn of plenty
desist
stop
effeminate
woman like
empathy
a feeling of sharing anothers emotions or experiences
evanescent
1.fleeting
2.delicate
frieze
ornamental band on wall
indite
1.write
2. compose
itinerary
planned route
lien
legal claim to a debtors property
maxim
concisely-stated rule of conduct
motif
theme
palfrey
riding horse
phalanx
massed group
svelte
1.sophisticated
2.gracefully slender
tertiary
third in importance
trenchant
vigorously expressive
abortive
unsuccessful
anomalous
irregular
capitous
1.comments
2.argumentative
coadjutor
assistant
disjointed
disconnected
educe
arrive at
empirical
based on observation
exculpate
free from blame
firmament
dome of the sky
iridescent
of changing colors
macerate
1.soften in a liquid
2. wasted away
mores
customs
norm
standard applied
optimum
most favorable
probity
honesty
rostrum
platform used for speechmaking
turpitude
vileness of conduct
accolade
award of merit
antipathy
dislike
camine
red
coalesce
come together
dissimulate
hide ones true feelings
egotism
having too high an opinion of oneself
erupt
burst forth
eruption
skin rash
felicitous
delightful
inflect
1.change the pitch of
2.change the form of
jurist
expert on law
meanders
1.winds back and forth
2.saunter
nemesis
just punishment
novitiate
1.beginner
2.probationary period in a religious order
outmoded
outdated
protocol
original draft of a document
specious
seemingly true but actually false
vernacular
everyday speech
agenda
list of things to be done at a meeting
apoplectic
paralysed from a burst blood vessel in the brain
circumspect
cautious
denude
strip everything from
dote
be overly fond of
dotage
foolish old age
emote
express emotions dramatically
exacerbate
worsen
fey
1.playful
2.of impending death
insatiable
always wanting more
laity
religious group apart from its clergy
mordant
1.biting
2.chemical that makes a dye permanent
neuter
neither male nor female
opprobrium
disgrace
precipitous
steep
reinstate
restore to a former position
throes
violent anguish
vicissitudes
changes of fortune