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jostle
to push, shove, or to crowd into, usually in a rough way
flag
to get tired, grow weak, or run out of energy
heed
to pay close attention to, listen to, or take note of
overwhelming
too great, powerful, or serious to be resisted or handled.
balk
to stop in a stubborn way and refuse to go on
juvenile
having to do with childen or young people or suitable for them
reap
to cut down ripe grain, or to gather crops at harvest time.
glean
to gather tidbits left behind by others. To collect
culinary
having to do with cooking or the kitchen, or suitable for use in cooking or kitchens
delectable
very pleasing, delightful, or delicious
tomfoolery
silly behavior or horseplay
judicious
showing, having, or using good judgement
combustible
able to catch on fire easily or to burn
etiquette
the set of rules, habits, or customs for proper conduct or behavior in polite company
conflagration
a very big fire that causes great destruction
helm
the handle or wheel used to steer a ship
indisposed
too sick or weak to perform one's normal duties
fury
wild, fierce anger or great rage
acquire
to get as one's own by some effort or action
surrender
to give up fighting, to lay down weapons, or to give in to the power or another.
pandemonium
a wild uproar, a noisy confustion, or a disorderly outburst
cache
a hiding plae for such things as goods, teasures, or food
specter
a ghost or other presence that causes fear or dread
legerdemain
the sleight-of-hand trickery or deception done by a stage magician, usually with skillful hand moverments
incognito
means in disguise, or with one's true identity hidden
attire
clothing, generally wearable items that are more splendid thatn usual
abode
a place where someone lives
misnomer
an error in the name of a person, place, or thing
cliche
a saying or expression that has been so overused that it is no longer fresh or effective and may have little or no meaning anymore
relic
an item from the past.
quadrennial
taking place once every four years
candidate
someone who hopes to get a postion, an ward, or other honor
canvass
to examine or discuss in careful detail
harbinger
a person or thing that comes before to announce or indicate what is to follow
kaput
no longer working, useless, finished,or destroyed
presume
to take for granted or to accept as try without proof
grateful
feeling thankful or showing thanks
meritorious
deserving recognition, reward, or praise
obscure
dim, murky, or unclear
quail
to draw back in fear or to lose courage
fragrance
a sweet smell or pleasant aroma
abundant
existing in great quantity or in plentiful supply
indulge
to give in to a desire or a yearning, or to let yourself do, have, or use whatever you want
hardship
something that is difficult to bear and usally causes suffering
illuminate
to light up, give light to, or decorate with light
bedlam
a state of noisy confustion and uproar
emporium
a large store that sells a wide variety of items
animate
to give life to or to make something seem as if it is alive
miffed
annoyed or irritated
gesture
a body movement that helps express ab udea ir a feeling.
rotund
having a rounded, plump shape
silhouette
an outline, usually a side view of a person from black paper and attached to white paper
bestow
to give something as a gift or an honor
spledid
grand in nature, quality or achievement
soiree
an evening party or social
gathering
thrifty
showing care in how you spend, to avoid waste
unkempt
not properly cared for, neglected, or untidy
wheedle
to try to convince by means of flattery, charm, sweet talk, and so on
reminisce
to remember, talk over, or think about past experiences or events
wane
to gradually get smaller, grow faint, or draw to a close
contemplate
to think seriously about something
conclude
to bring or come to an end
emancipate
to set free, or to let go from slavery
hoopla
great excitement
frigid
very cold
prognosticate
to make a prediction based on data, or to indicate beforehand
regal
belonging to or fit for a king or queen
bleak
cheerless and depressing
eligible
having the necessary qualities or meeting the requirements
synthetic
made from chemicals rather thatn from natural products
eloquent
speech that is powerful, persuasive, or moving, and that flows with grace dignity, or emotion
denizen
any inhabitant of a certain place or region
prohibit
to forbid by law or other order
orate
to make a formal public speech or to address a group by talking in a grand manner
intrigue
to stir interest in, to make curious, or to excite the mind
inaugurate
to place in office by means of an official ceremony
clamor
to demand something in a noisy, pushy way
prodigy
someone(usually a child) who has an amazing or brillan talent far beyond the normal
conundrum
a puzzling question, problem, or riddle
adhere
to stick fast to or remain attached to