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inexplicable

adj. Such as can not be made plain.

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beneficiary

n. One who is lawfully entitled to the profits and proceeds of an estate or property.

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gravity

n. Seriousness.

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discriminate

v. To draw a distinction.

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competence

n. Adequate qualification or capacity.

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extensible

adj. Capable of being thrust out.

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liquefy

v. To convert into a liquid or into liquid form.

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suppression

n. A forcible putting or keeping down.

9

purloin

v. To steal.

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reflection

n. The throwing off or back of light, heat, sound, or any form of energy that travels in waves.

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aggravation

n. The fact of being made heavier or more heinous, as a crime , offense, misfortune, etc.

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witless

adj. Foolish, indiscreet, or silly.

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elapse

v. To quietly terminate: said of time.

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glazier

n. One who cuts and fits panes of glass, as for windows.

15

parsimonious

adj. Unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money.

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illimitable

adj. Boundless.

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monotone

n. The sameness or monotony of utterance.

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brigand

n. One who lives by robbery and plunder.

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foreordination

n. Predestination.

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sensibility

n. Power to perceive or feel.

21

defray

v. To make payment for.

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prevention

n. Thwarting.

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concerto

n. A musical composition.

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plea

n. An argument to obtain some desired action.

25

logic

n. The science of correct thinking.

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leonine

adj. Like a lion.

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refringency

n. Power to refract.

28

Artesian

well n. A very deep bored well. water rises due to underground pressure

29

prim

adj. Stiffly proper.

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omnivorous

adj. Eating or living upon food of all kinds indiscriminately.

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humanitarian

n. A philanthropist.

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intramural

adj. Situated within the walls of a city.

33

apparition

n. Ghost.

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aperture

n. Hole.

35

repository

n. A place in which goods are stored.

36

advertiser

n. One who advertises, especially in newspapers.

37

fruition

n. Fulfillment.

38

datum

n. A premise, starting-point, or given fact.

39

gallant

adj. Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit.

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insomnia

n. Sleeplessness.

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irrefragable

adj. That can not be refuted or disproved.

42

supposition

n. Conjecture.

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impulsive

adj. Unpremeditated.

44

creamery

n. A butter-making establishment.

45

prodigal

n. One wasteful or extravagant, especially in the use of money or property.

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inconsiderable

adj. Small in quantity or importance.

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pendulous

adj. Hanging, especially so as to swing by an attached end or part.

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infirmity

n. A physical, mental, or moral weakness or flaw.

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reassure

v. To give new confidence.

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Britannia

n. The United Kingdom of Great Britain.

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aborigines

n. The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.

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accomplish

v. To bring to pass.

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amatory

adj. Designed to excite love.

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confederacy

n. A number of states or persons in compact or league with each other, as for mutual aid.

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felon

n. A criminal or depraved person.

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subsequent

adj. Following in time.

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fanatic

n. A religious zealot.

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cosmetic

adj. Pertaining to the art of beautifying, especially the complexion.

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hospitable

adj. Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness.

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evangelist

n. A preacher who goes from place to place holding services.

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nugatory

adj. Having no power or force.

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contribution

n. The act of giving for a common purpose.

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blithesome

adj. Cheerful.

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crusade

n. Any concerted movement, vigorously prosecuted, in behalf of an idea or principle.

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oculist

n. One versed or skilled in treating diseases of the eye.

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foist

v. To palm off.

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sear

v. To burn on the surface.

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permutation

n. Reciprocal change, different ordering of same items.

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remonstrant

adj. Having the character of a reproof.

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misdemeanor

n. Evil conduct, small crime.

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differentiate

v. To acquire a distinct and separate character.

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racy

adj. Exciting or exhilarating to the mind.

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alkali

n. Anything that will neutralize an acid, as lime, magnesia, etc.

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perturbation

n. Mental excitement or confusion.

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hypocrisy

n. Extreme insincerity.

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tactician

n. One who directs affairs with skill and shrewdness.

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stationary

adj. Not moving.

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luxuriant

adj. Abundant or superabundant in growth.

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massacre

n. The unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of human beings.

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reluctant

adj. Unwilling.

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misogamy

n. Hatred of marriage.

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biology

n. The science of life or living organisms.

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grisly

adj. Fear-inspiring.

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mettle

n. Courage.

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ichthyology

n. The branch of zoology that treats of fishes.

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spinous

adj. Having spines.

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corroboration

n. Confirmation.

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efficiency

n. The state of possessing adequate skill or knowledge for the performance of a duty.

89

neology

n. The coining or using of new words or new meanings of words.

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ablution

n. A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.

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ache

v. To be in pain or distress.

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divulgence

n. A divulging.

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sisterhood

n. A body of sisters united by some bond of sympathy or by a religious vow.

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physiography

n. Description of nature.

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nestling

adj. Recently hatched.

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divertible

adj. Able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.

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pharmacopoeia

n. A book containing the formulas and methods of preparation of medicines for the use of druggists.

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vincible

adj. Conquerable.

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braze

v. To make of or ornament with brass.

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predominate

v. To be chief in importance, quantity, or degree.

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arrant

adj. Notoriously bad.

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carrion

n. Dead and putrefying flesh.

103

abdominal

n. Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdomen.

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exposure

n. An open situation or position in relation to the sun, elements, or points of the compass.

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homogeneous

adj. Made up of similar parts or elements.

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transference

n. The act of conveying from one person or place to another.

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monopoly

n. The control of a thing, as a commodity, to enable a person to raise its price.

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psychopathic

adj. Morally irresponsible.

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pomposity

n. The quality of being marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner.

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rotate

v. To cause to turn on or as on its axis, as a wheel.

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acquaintance

n. Release or discharge from indebtedness, obligation, or responsibility.

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kingling

n. A petty king.

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liking

n. Fondness.

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promontory

n. A high point of land extending outward from the coastline into the sea.

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egress

n. Any place of exit.

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deviate

v. To take a different course.

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sergeant

n. A non-commissioned military officer ranking next above a corporal.

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obtrusive

adj. Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.

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abscission

n. The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.

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negligee

n. A loose gown worn by women.

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novellette

n. A short novel.

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reliance

n. Dependence.

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reclusory

n. A hermitage.

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temporize

v. To pursue a policy of delay.

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inconsequential

adj. Valueless.

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chromatic

adj. Belonging, relating to, or abounding in color.

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translucent

adj. Allowing the passage of light.

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verily

adv. In truth.

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inherent

adj. Intrinsic.

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avow

v. To declare openly.

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gesticulate

v. To make gestures or motions, as in speaking, or in place of speech.

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unisonant

adj. Being in a condition of perfect agreement and accord.

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reproof

n. An expression of disapproval or blame personally addressed to one censured.

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caucus

n. A private meeting of members of a political party to select candidates.

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sufferance

n. Toleration.

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animadversion

n. The utterance of criticism or censure.

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manifesto

n. A public declaration, making announcement, explanation or defense of intentions, or motives.

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competitive

adj. characterized by rivalry.

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austere

adj. Severely simple; unadorned.

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audible

adj. Loud enough to be heard.

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whimsical

adj. Capricious.

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Milky

Way n. The galaxy.

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seer

n. A prophet.

144

supplementary

adj. Being an addition to.

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collaborate

v. To labor or cooperate with another or others, especially in literary or scientific pursuits.

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punitive

adj. Pertaining to punishment.

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effeminate

adj. Having womanish traits or qualities.

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irrepressible

adj. That can not be restrained or kept down.

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transpire

v. To come to pass.

150

plumb

n. A weight suspended by a line to test the verticality of something.

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readily

adv. Without objection or reluctance.

152

jurisdiction

n. Lawful power or right to exercise official authority.

153

overpower

v. To gain supremacy or victory over by superior power.

154

regenerate

v. To reproduce.

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technique

n. Manner of performance.

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disillusion

v. To disenchant.

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weal

n. Well-being.

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pernicious

adj. Tending to kill or hurt.

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beatitude

n. Any state of great happiness.

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undeceive

v. To free from deception, as by apprising of the real state of affairs.

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remodel

v. Reconstruct.

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cosmography

n. The science that describes the universe, including astronomy, geography, and geology.

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verify

v. To prove to be true, exact, or accurate.

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longevity

n. Unusually prolonged life.

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mead

n. A meadow.

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pusillanimous

adj. Without spirit or bravery.

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addle

v. To make inefficient or worthless; muddle.

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attorney-general

n. The chief law-officer of a government.

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dejection

n. Melancholy.

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crustaceous

adj. Having a crust-like shell.

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proscription

n. Any act of condemnation and rejection from favor and privilege.

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makeup

n. The arrangements or combination of the parts of which anything is composed.

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indiscreet

adj. Lacking wise judgment.

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malefactor

n. One who injures another.

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mislay

v. To misplace.

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poetaster

n. An inferior poet.

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skirmish

n. Desultory fighting between advanced detachments of two armies.

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philately

n. The study and collection of stamps.

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distrainor

n. One who subjects a person to distress.

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death’s-head

n. A human skull as a symbol of death.

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pioneer

n. One among the first to explore a country.

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readjust

v. To put in order after disarrangement.

183

material

n. That of which anything is composed or may be constructed.

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brokerage

n. The business of making sales and purchases for a commission; a broker.

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prefix

v. To attach at the beginning.

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essence

n. That which makes a thing to be what it is.

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acknowledge

v. To recognize; to admit the genuineness or validity of.

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outskirt

n. A border region.

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sinister

adj. Evil.

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prolix

adj. Verbose.

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subjacent

adj. Situated directly underneath.

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classify

v. To arrange in a class or classes on the basis of observed resemblance’s and differences.

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suppressible

adj. Capable of being suppressed.

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spasmodic

adj. Convulsive.

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injunction

n. Mandate.

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intolerant

adj. Bigoted.

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antic

n. A grotesque, ludicrous, or fantastic action.

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habitual

adj. According to usual practice.

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recitation

n. The act of reciting or repeating, especially in public and from memory.

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observance

n. A traditional form or customary act.