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didactic

adj. Pertaining to teaching.

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fortify

v. To provide with defensive works.

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antispasmodic

adj. Tending to prevent or relieve non-inflammatory spasmodic affections.

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metaphysical

adj. Philosophical.

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inaccessible

adj. Difficult of approach.

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pious

adj. Religious.

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prohibitionist

n. One who favors the prohibition by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.

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illimitable

adj. Boundless.

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distiller

n. One occupied in the business of distilling alcoholic liquors.

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convoy

n. A protecting force accompanying property in course of transportation.

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cartridge

n. A charge for a firearm, or for blasting.

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protract

v. To prolong.

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vocative

adj. Of or pertaining to the act of calling.

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unbelief

n. Doubt.

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slothful

adj. Lazy.

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pique

v. To excite a slight degree of anger in.

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metaphor

n. A figure of speech in which one object is likened to another, by speaking as if the other.

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dismount

v. To throw down, push off, or otherwise remove from a horse or the like.

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preparatory

adj. Having to do with what is preliminary.

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constable

n. An officer whose duty is to maintain the peace.

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interdict

n. Authoritative act of prohibition.

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influx

n. Infusion.

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meddlesome

adj. Interfering.

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convolve

v. To move with a circling or winding motion.

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transatlantic

adj. Situated beyond or on the other side of the Atlantic.

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morbid

adj. Caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind.

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lifelike

adj. Realistic.

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liking

n. Fondness.

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oblong

adj. Longer than broad: applied most commonly to rectangular objects considerably elongated

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merciful

adj. Disposed to pity and forgive.

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Scriptural

adj. Pertaining to, contained in, or warranted by the Holy Scriptures.

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somber

adj. Gloomy.

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centimeter

n. A length of one hundredth of a meter.

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corroboration

n. Confirmation.

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principal

adj. Most important.

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denote

v. To designate by word or mark.

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bellicose

adj. Warlike.

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usury

n. The demanding for the use of money as a loan, a rate of interest beyond what is allowed by law.

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penetrate

v. To enter or force a way into the interior parts of.

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underworld

n. Hades.

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reminiscent

adj. Pertaining to the recollection of matters of personal interest.

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pertinacious

adj. Persistent or unyielding.

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adherence

n. Attachment.

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summary

n. An abstract.

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lough

n. A lake or loch.

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recurrent

adj. Returning from time to time, especially at regular or stated intervals.

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pandemonium

n. A fiendish or riotous uproar.

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ancestry

n. One’s ancestors collectively.

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shrivel

v. To draw or be drawn into wrinkles.

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hypothesis

n. A proposition taken for granted as a premise from which to reach a conclusion.

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perfectible

adj. Capable of being made perfect.

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sanguineous

adj. Consisting of blood.

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estuary

n. A wide lower part of a tidal river.

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grief

n. Sorrow.

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impertinence

n. Rudeness.

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burgher

n. An inhabitant, citizen or freeman of a borough burgh, or corporate town.

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obese

adj. Exceedingly fat.

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apostle

n. Any messenger commissioned by or as by divine authority.

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sacrificial

adj. Offering or offered as an atonement for sin.

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depreciation

n. A lowering in value or an underrating in worth.

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effete

adj. Exhausted, as having performed its functions.

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exhaustible

adj. Causing or tending to cause exhaustion.

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parricide

n. The murder of a parent.

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tense

adj. Strained to stiffness.

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scribe

n. One who writes or is skilled in writing.

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olfactory

adj. of or pertaining to the sense of smell.

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elusion

n. Evasion.

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coincident

adj. Taking place at the same time.

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kingship

n. Royal state.

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hydraulic

adj. Involving the moving of water, of the force exerted by water in motion.

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sacrilege

n. The act of violating or profaning anything sacred.

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rebellious

adj. Insubordinate.

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taxation

n. A levy, by government, of a fixed contribution.

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misanthropic

adj. Hating mankind.

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preexist

v. To exist at a period or in a state earlier than something else.

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synod

n. An ecclesiastical council.

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recognize

v. To recall the identity of (a person or thing).

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abstinence

n. Self denial.

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permutation

n. Reciprocal change, different ordering of same items.

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amputate

v. To remove by cutting, as a limb or some portion of the body.

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physique

n. The physical structure or organization of a person.

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cower

v. To crouch down tremblingly, as through fear or shame.

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rigmarole

n. Nonsense.

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sapient

adj. Possessing wisdom.

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vagrant

n. An idle wanderer.

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acme

n. The highest point, or summit.

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proceed

v. To renew motion or action, as after rest or interruption.

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darkling

adv. Blindly.

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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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enigma

n. A riddle.

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volitive

adj. Exercising the will.

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staid

adj. Of a steady and sober character.

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incongruous

adj. Unsuitable for the time, place, or occasion.

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cholera

n. An acute epidemic disease.

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Hibernian

adj. Pertaining to Ireland, or its people.

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thearchy

n. Government by a supreme deity.

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hirsute

adj. Having a hairy covering.

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idolize

v. To regard with inordinate love or admiration.

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fete

n. A festival or feast.

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comprehensible

adj. Intelligible.

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tyranny

n. Absolute power arbitrarily or unjustly administrated.

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confinement

n. Restriction within limits or boundaries.

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meditation

n. The turning or revolving of a subject in the mind.

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duckling

n. A young duck.

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economize

v. To spend sparingly.

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perseverance

n. A persistence in purpose and effort.

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neutral

adj. Belonging to or under control of neither of two contestants.

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pervasive

adj. Thoroughly penetrating or permeating.

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narrative

n. An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event.

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illumine

v. To make bright or clear.

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creak

n. A sharp, harsh, squeaking sound.

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Parisian

adj. Of or pertaining to the city of Paris.

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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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complaisance

n. Politeness.

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assiduous

adj. Diligent.

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impeccable

adj. Blameless.

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militant

adj. Of a warlike or combative disposition or tendency.

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excitable

adj. Nervously high-strung.

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covert

adj. Concealed, especially for an evil purpose.

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tutelage

n. The act of training or the state of being under instruction.

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mirage

n. An optical effect looking like a sheet of water in the desert.

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coagulant

adj. Producing coagulation.

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exert

v. To make an effort.

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subaquatic

adj. Being, formed, or operating under water.

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hideous

adj. Appalling.

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azure

n. The color of the sky.

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logic

n. The science of correct thinking.

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crystallize

v. To bring together or give fixed shape to.

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wiry

adj. Thin, but tough and sinewy.

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possessor

n. One who owns, enjoys, or controls anything, as property.

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bravo

interj. Well done.

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theocrasy

n. The mixed worship of polytheism.

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generally

adv. Ordinarily.

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courtesy

n. Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually.

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disinterested

adj. Impartial.

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chasten

v. To purify by affliction.

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portent

n. Anything that indicates what is to happen.

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latency

n. The state of being dormant.

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excel

v. To be superior or distinguished.

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impugn

v. To assail with arguments, insinuations, or accusations.

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alder

n. Any shrub or small tree of the genus Alumnus, of the oak family.

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monitory

n. Admonition or warning.

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surcharge

n. An additional amount charged.

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supplementary

adj. Being an addition to.

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perversity

n. Wickedness.

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reform

n. Change for the better.

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advertiser

n. One who advertises, especially in newspapers.

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quartet

n. A composition for four voices or four instruments.

149

entrails

n. pl. The internal parts of an animal.

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frontier

n. The part of a nation’s territory that abuts upon another country.

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premier

adj. First in rank or position.

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outrage

n. A gross infringement of morality or decency.

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heterogeneity

n. Unlikeness of constituent parts.

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frizz

v. To give a crinkled, fluffy appearance to.

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translator

n. An interpreter.

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canary

adj. Of a bright but delicate yellow.

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symphony

n. A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.

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psychiatry

n. The branch of medicine that relates to mental disease.

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proviso

n. A clause in a contract, will, etc., by which its operation is rendered conditional.

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piecemeal

adv. Gradually.

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impermissible

adj. Not permissible.

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verification

n. The act of proving to be true, exact, or accurate.

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perspective

n. The relative importance of facts or matters from any special point of view.

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expostulate

v. To discuss.

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commotion

n. A disturbance or violent agitation.

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baste

v. To cover with melted fat, gravy, while cooking.

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gallant

adj. Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit.

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culvert

n. Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road, canal.

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indigence

n. Poverty.

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immigrant

n. A foreigner who enters a country to settle there.

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illiberal

adj. Stingy.

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icon

n. An image or likeness.

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rivulet

n. A small stream or brook.

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censor

n. An official examiner of manuscripts empowered to prohibit their publication.

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petulant

adj. Displaying impatience.

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eventual

adj. Ultimate.

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opportunist

n. One who takes advantage of circumstances to gain his ends.

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stringent

adj. Rigid.

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stellar

adj. Pertaining to the stars.

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remembrance

n. Recollection.

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disregard

v. To take no notice of.

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bedaub

v. To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.

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logician

n. An expert reasoner.

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subservient

adj. Servilely following another’s behests.

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proselyte

n. One who has been won over from one religious belief to another.

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makeup

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

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inept

adj. Not fit or suitable.

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onrush

n. Onset.

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dastard

n. A base coward.

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omniscient

adj. Characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge.

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decalogue

n. The ten commandments.

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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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aviary

n. A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept.

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plenteous

adj. Abundant.

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mite

n. A very small amount, portion, or particle.

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malediction

n. The calling down of a curse or curses.

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estrange

v. To alienate.

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ambiguous

adj. Having a double meaning.

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termination

n. The act of ending or concluding.

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perspicuous

adj. Lucid.