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resonate

v. To have or produce resonance.

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sycophant

n. A servile flatterer, especially of those in authority or influence.

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captious

adj. Hypercritical.

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playful

adj. Frolicsome.

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modish

adj. Fashionable.

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optics

n. The science that treats of light and vision, and all that is connected with sight.

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cauterize

v. To burn or sear as with a heated iron.

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diffident

adj. Affected or possessed with self-distrust.

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befog

v. To confuse.

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antagonism

n. Mutual opposition or resistance of counteracting forces, principles, or persons.

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veracity

n. Truthfulness.

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imminent

adj. Dangerous and close at hand.

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avalanche

n. The fall or sliding of a mass of snow or ice down a mountain-slope, often bearing with it rock.

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phlegmatic

adj. Not easily roused to feeling or action.

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virtuoso

n. A master in the technique of some particular fine art.

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abominate

v. To hate violently.

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counteract

v. To act in opposition to.

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hoodwink

v. To deceive.

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pedagogics

n. The science and art of teaching.

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moat

n. A ditch on the outside of a fortress wall.

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undeceive

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

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misdemeanor

n. Evil conduct, small crime.

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feminine

adj. Characteristic of woman or womankind.

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pamphleteer

v. To compose or issue pamphlets, especially controversial ones.

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inceptive

adj. Beginning.

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prescript

adj. Prescribed as a rule or model.

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jocose

adj. Done or made in jest.

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counterbalance

v. To oppose with an equal force.

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anecdote

n. A brief account of some interesting event or incident.

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reprimand

v. To chide or rebuke for a fault.

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dubious

adj. Doubtful.

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unwieldy

adj. Moved or managed with difficulty, as from great size or awkward shape.

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reducible

adj. That may be reduced.

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Artesian

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

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repository

n. A place in which goods are stored.

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athirst

adj. Wanting water.

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vendor

n. A seller.

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literal

adj. Following the exact words.

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disfigure

v. To impair or injure the beauty, symmetry, or appearance of.

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sacrifice

v. To make an offering of to deity, especially by presenting on an altar.

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docket

n. The registry of judgments of a court.

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heretic

n. One who holds opinions contrary to the recognized standards or tenets of any philosophy.

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itinerary

n. A detailed account or diary of a journey.

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resilient

adj. Having the quality of springing back to a former position.

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grandiloquent

adj. Speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style.

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frightful

adj. Apt to induce terror or alarm.

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buoyancy

n. Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas.

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medley

n. A composition of different songs or parts of songs arranged to run as a continuous whole.

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lave

v. To wash or bathe.

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assassinate

v. To kill, as by surprise or secret assault, especially the killing of some eminent person.

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flag-officer

n. The captain of a flag-ship.

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immature

adj. Not full-grown.

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socialism

n. A theory of civil polity that aims to secure the reconstruction of society.

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giver

n. One who gives, in any sense.

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paraphrase

v. Translate freely.

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carnage

n. Massacre.

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kiloliter

n. One thousand liters.

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convalesce

v. To recover after a sickness.

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purloin

v. To steal.

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municipality

n. A district enjoying municipal government.

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contemptible

adj. Worthy of scorn or disdain.

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iridescent

adj. Exhibiting changing rainbow-colors due to the interference of the light.

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hillock

n. A small hill or mound.

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decapitate

v. To behead.

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resonance

adj. Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.

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feasible

adj. That may be done, performed, or effected; practicable.

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entrench

v. To fortify or protect, as with a trench or ditch and wall.

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flexible

adj. Pliable.

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vertex

n. Apex.

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palliate

v. To cause to appear less guilty.

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preservation

n. Conservation.

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propel

v. To drive or urge forward.

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protoplasm

n. The substance that forms the principal portion of an animal or vegetable cell.

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abdomen

n. In mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; the belly.

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nowadays

adv. In the present time or age.

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crevasse

n. A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier.

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reaction

n. Tendency towards a former, or opposite state of things, as after reform, revolution, or inflation.

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critique

n. A criticism or critical review.

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virago

n. A bold, impudent, turbulent woman.

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Canaanite

n. A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan, or western Palestine.

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aboveboard

adv. & adj. Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.

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chronology

n. The science that treats of computation of time or of investigation and arrangement of events.

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alliance

n. Any combination or union for some common purpose.

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raillery

n. Good-humored satire.

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optimism

n. The view that everything in nature and the history of mankind is ordered for the best.

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consolidate

v. To combine into one body or system.

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psychopathic

adj. Morally irresponsible.

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impetuosity

n. Rashness.

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profiteer

n. One who profits.

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felicity

n. A state of well-founded happiness.

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tenure

n. The term during which a thing is held.

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bask

v. To make warm by genial heat.

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magnetize

v. To make a magnet of, permanently, or temporarily.

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brine

n. Water saturated with salt.

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stipend

n. A definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance.

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lingua

n. The tongue.

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deliquesce

v. To dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air.

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coniferous

adj. Cone-bearing trees.

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stanchion

n. A vertical bar, or a pair of bars, used to confine cattle in a stall.

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sibilance

n. A hissing sound.

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paralysis

n. Loss of the power of contractility in the voluntary or involuntary muscles.

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botany

n. The science that treats of plants.

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hexangular

adj. Having six angles.

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paramount

adj. Supreme in authority.

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elapse

v. To quietly terminate: said of time.

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parentage

n. The relation of parent to child, of the producer to the produced, or of cause to effect.

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leisure

n. Spare time.

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undersell

v. To sell at a lower price than.

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indescribable

adj. That can not be described.

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lea

n. A field.

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arborescent

adj. Having the nature of a tree.

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cosmology

n. The general science of the universe.

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manumission

n. Emancipation.

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hypnotic

adj. Tending to produce sleep.

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obesity

n. Excessive fatness.

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nettle

v. To excite sensations of uneasiness or displeasure in.

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ardor

n. Intensity of passion or affection.

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finale

n. Concluding performance.

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pedagogy

n. The science and art of teaching

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convolution

n. A winding motion.

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decimal

adj. Founded on the number 10.

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uppermost

adj. First in order of precedence.

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nonentity

n. A person or thing of little or no account.

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anemic

adj. Affected with anemia.

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chameleon

adj. Changeable in appearance.

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slight

adj. Of a small importance or significance.

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dignitary

n. One who holds high rank.

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continuity

n. Uninterrupted connection in space, time, operation, or development.

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submerge

v. To place or plunge under water.

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bodice

n. A women’s ornamental corset-shaped laced waist.

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implicit

adj. Implied.

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pentahedron

n. A solid bounded by five plane faces.

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Milky

Way n. The galaxy.

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assassin

n. One who kills, or tries to kill, treacherously or secretly.

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impend

v. To be imminent.

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ecstatic

adj. Enraptured.

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descent

n. The act of moving or going downward.

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oust

v. To eject.

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ramose

adj. Branch-like.

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occult

adj. Existing but not immediately perceptible.

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bequeath

v. To give by will.

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external

n. Anything relating or belonging to the outside.

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vitiate

v. To contaminate.

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vie

v. To contend.

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absence

n. The fact of not being present or available.

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malign

v. To speak evil of, especially to do so falsely and severely.

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overlord

n. One who holds supremacy over another.

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esthetic

adj. Pertaining to beauty, taste, or the fine arts.

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domesticity

n. Life in or fondness for one’s home and family.

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laureate

adj. Crowned with laurel, as a mark of distinction.

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accessible

adj. Approachable.

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expectancy

n. The act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable.

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philander

v. To play at courtship with a woman.

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umbrage

n. A sense of injury.

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microcosm

n. The world or universe on a small scale.

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carcass

n. The dead body of an animal.

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monarchy

n. Government by a single, sovereign ruler.

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lifetime

n. The time that life continues.

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diminution

n. Reduction.

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assuage

v. To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease.

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conciliate

v. To obtain the friendship of.

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mendicant

n. A beggar.

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foresight

n. Provision against harm or need.

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venison

n. The flesh of deer.

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imbroglio

n. A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling, perplexity, or strife.

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lacerate

v. To tear rudely or raggedly.

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iridescence

n. A many-colored appearance.

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exorcise

v. To cast or drive out by religious or magical means.

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vale

n. Level or low land between hills.

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deflect

v. To cause to turn aside or downward.

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facile

adj. Not difficult to do.

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utilitarianism

n. The ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are useful or of beneficial tendency.

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inadvertent

adj. Accidental.

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redress

v. To set right, as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer.

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revoke

v. To rescind.

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non-resident

adj. Not residing within a given jurisdiction.

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stifle

v. To smother.

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disyllable

n. A word of two syllables.

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enmity

n. Hatred.

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nominee

n. One who receives a nomination.

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transmissible

adj. That may e sent through or across.

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Nemesis

n. A goddess; divinity of chastisement and vengeance.

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encamp

v. To pitch tents for a resting-place.

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epidermis

n. The outer skin.

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albino

n. A person with milky white skin and hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and usually pink iris.

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academy

n. Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught.

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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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quite

adv. Fully.

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simultaneous

adj. Occurring, done, or existing at the same time.

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evangelist

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

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travail

n. Hard or agonizing labor.

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matinee

n. An entertainment (especially theatrical) held in the daytime.

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philosophize

v. To seek ultimate causes and principles.

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amplitude

n. Largeness.

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bulbous

adj. Of, or pertaining to, or like a bulb.

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despair

n. Utter hopelessness and despondency.

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intrinsic

adj. Inherent.

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ubiquitous

adj. Being present everywhere.

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panic

n. A sudden, unreasonable, overpowering fear.

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chaos

n. Any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusion.