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sidereal

adj. Pertaining to stars or constellations.

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atomizer

n. An apparatus for reducing a liquid to a fine spray, as for disinfection, inhalation, etc.

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cosmopolitanism

n. A cosmopolitan character.

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stature

n. The natural height of an animal body.

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component

n. A constituent element or part.

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deface

v. To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of.

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assent

v. To express agreement with a statement or matter of opinion.

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badger

v. To pester.

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semicivilized

adj. Half-civilized.

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bilingual

adj. Speaking two languages.

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prevaricate

v. To use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention.

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sorcery

n. Witchcraft.

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iota

n. A small or insignificant mark or part.

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foretell

v. To predict.

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ornate

adj. Ornamented to a marked degree.

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perseverance

n. A persistence in purpose and effort.

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endurable

adj. Tolerable.

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ire

n. Wrath.

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impulsion

n. Impetus.

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alcohol

n. A volatile, inflammable, colorless liquid of a penetrating odor and burning taste.

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indignity

n. Unmerited contemptuous conduct or treatment.

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contributor

n. One who gives or furnishes, in common with others, for a common purpose.

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plurality

n. A majority.

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abominable

adj. Very hateful.

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reprehension

n. Expression of blame.

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endemic

adj. Peculiar to some specified country or people.

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abstemious

adj. Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.

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reflector

n. A mirror, as of metal, for reflecting light, heat, or sound in a particular direction.

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committal

n. The act, fact, or result of committing, or the state of being

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emanate

v. To flow forth or proceed, as from some source.

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vigilance

n. Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger.

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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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tolerant

adj. Indulgent.

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opponent

n. One who supports the opposite side in a debate, discussion, struggle, or sport.

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priory

n. A monastic house.

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serviceable

adj. Durable.

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alcove

n. A covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room.

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peerless

adj. Of unequaled excellence or worth.

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knavery

n. Deceitfulness in dealing.

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marine

adj. Of or pertaining to the sea or matters connected with the sea.

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incapacity

n. Want of power to apprehend, understand, and manage.

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convertible

adj. Interchangeable.

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determinate

adj. Definitely limited or fixed.

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powerless

adj. Impotent.

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proviso

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

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tranquility

n. Calmness.

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venous

adj. Of, pertaining to, or contained or carried in a vein or veins.

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cornucopia

n. The horn of plenty, symbolizing peace and prosperity.

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impermissible

adj. Not permissible.

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retract

v. To recall or take back (something that one has said).

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conceit

n. Self-flattering opinion.

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legitimate

adj. Having the sanction of law or established custom.

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elasticity

n. That property of matter by which a body tends to return to a former shape after being changed.

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courageous

adj. Brave.

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induct

v. To bring in.

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resemblance

n. Similarity in quality or form.

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expatriate

v. To drive from one’s own country.

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poise

n. Equilibrium.

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predominance

n. Ascendancy or preponderance.

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deduce

v. To derive or draw as a conclusion by reasoning from given premises or principles.

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blaze

n. A vivid glowing flame.

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abhorrent

adj. Very repugnant; hateful.

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metropolis

n. A chief city, either the capital or the largest or most important city of a state.

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polygon

n. A figure having many angles.

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culprit

n. A guilty person.

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flue

n. A smoke-duct in a chimney.

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narrative

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

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domineer

v. To rule with insolence or unnecessary annoyance.

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seize

v. To catch or take hold of suddenly and forcibly.

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ingratiate

v. To win confidence or good graces for oneself.

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specialty

n. An employment limited to one particular line of work.

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initiate

v. To perform the first act or rite.

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pledgeor

n. One who gives a pledge.

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desultory

adj. Not connected with what precedes.

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ready

adj. In a state of preparedness for any given purpose or occasion.

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durance

n. Confinement.

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juggle

v. To play tricks of sleight of hand.

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travesty

n. A grotesque imitation.

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ordeal

n. Anything that severely tests courage, strength, patience, conscience, etc.

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misbehavior

n. Ill or improper behavior.

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miscreant

n. A villain.

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counteract

v. To act in opposition to.

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indigenous

adj. Native.

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polyglot

adj. Speaking several tongues.

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satire

n. The employment of sarcasm, irony, or keenness of wit in ridiculing vices.

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canine

adj. Characteristic of a dog.

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oblivion

n. The state of having passed out of the memory or of being utterly forgotten.

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juvenile

adj. Characteristic of youth.

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telltale

adj. That gives warning or information.

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subliminal

adj. Being beneath the threshold of consciousness.

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Pariah

n. A member of a degraded class; a social outcast.

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implicate

v. To show or prove to be involved in or concerned

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ought

v. To be under moral obligation to be or do.

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epitaph

n. An inscription on a tomb or monument in honor or in memory of the dead.

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divination

n. The pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden.

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conjoin

v. To unite.

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avidity

n. Greediness.

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atonement

n. Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury.

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refringent

adj. Having the power to refract.

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vaporizer

n. An atomizer.

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festal

adj. Joyous.

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extremity

n. The utmost point, side, or border, or that farthest removed from a mean position.

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contrive

v. To manage or carry through by some device or scheme.

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actuary

n. An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums.

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reparation

n. The act of making amends, as for an injury, loss, or wrong.

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irradiance

n. Luster.

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reconstruct

v. To rebuild.

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quibble

n. An utterly trivial distinction or objection.

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indestructible

adj. That can not be destroyed.

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recrudescence

n. The state of becoming raw or sore again.

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flection

n. The act of bending.

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clamorous

adj. Urgent in complaint or demand.

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extensive

adj. Extended widely in space, time, or scope.

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avert

v. To turn away or aside.

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signification

n. The meaning conveyed by language, actions, or signs.

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interpreter

n. A person who makes intelligible the speech of a foreigner by oral translation.

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explicit

adj. Definite.

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recline

v. To cause to assume a leaning or recumbent attitude or position.

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bibliography

n. A list of the words of an author, or the literature bearing on a particular subject.

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humbug

n. Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead.

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belle

n. A woman who is a center of attraction because of her beauty, accomplishments, etc.

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intervale

n. A low tract of land between hills, especially along a river.

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subversion

n. An overthrow, as from the foundation.

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conducive

adj. Contributing to an end.

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viola

n. A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin.

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ingenuous

adj. Candid, frank, or open in character or quality.

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gentile

adj. Belonging to a people not Jewish.

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convalescence

n. The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease.

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moccasin

n. A foot-covering made of soft leather or buckskin.

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phonogram

n. A graphic character symbolizing an articulate sound.

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habitable

adj. Fit to be dwelt in.

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vegetal

adj. Of or pertaining to plants.

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lawmaker

n. A legislator.

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acetic

adj. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar.

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ostentation

n. A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery.

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deride

v. To ridicule.

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macrocosm

n. The whole of any sphere or department of nature or knowledge to which man is related.

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renovate

v. To restore after deterioration, as a building.

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dun

v. To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment.

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duckling

n. A young duck.

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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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cataclysm

n. Any overwhelming flood of water.

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laddie

n. A lad.

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terminus

n. The final point or goal.

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socialist

adj. One who advocates reconstruction of society by collective ownership of land and capital.

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complacence

n. Satisfaction with one’s acts or surroundings.

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indivertible

adj. That can not be turned aside.

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philologist

n. An expert in linguistics.

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carnage

n. Massacre.

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spontaneous

adj. Arising from inherent qualities or tendencies without external efficient cause.

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tortuous

adj. Abounding in irregular bends or turns.

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reformer

n. One who carries out a reform.

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gourd

n. A melon, pumpkin, squash, or some similar fruit having a hard rind.

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inefficiency

n. That which does not accomplish an intended purpose.

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protege

n. One specially cared for and favored by another usually older person.

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anatomy

n. That branch of morphology which treats of the structure of organisms.

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Spartan

adj. Exceptionally brave; rigorously severe.

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merciful

adj. Disposed to pity and forgive.

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consecrate

v. To set apart as sacred.

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conservatism

n. Tendency to adhere to the existing order of things.

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apposite

adj. Appropriate.

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indigestible

adj. Not digestible, or difficult to digest.

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forfend

v. To ward off.

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arrangement

n. The act of putting in proper order, or the state of being put in order.

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emulate

v. To imitate with intent to equal or surpass.

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lingo

n. Language.

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juxtapose

v. To place close together.

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domicile

n. The place where one lives.

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privity

n. Knowledge shared with another or others regarding a private matter.

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inebriate

v. To intoxicate.

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inadequate

adj. Insufficient.

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baffle

v. To foil or frustrate.

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uncommon

adj. Rare.

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earnest

adj. Ardent in spirit and speech.

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extradite

v. To surrender the custody of.

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burgess

n. In colonial times, a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland or Virginia.

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enkindle

v. To set on fire.

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pinnacle

n. A high or topmost point, as a mountain-peak.

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sagacious

adj. Able to discern and distinguish with wise perception.

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mentality

n. Intellectuality.

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codicil

n. A supplement adding to, revoking, or explaining in the body of a will.

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fete

n. A festival or feast.

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cholera

n. An acute epidemic disease.

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defer

v. To delay or put off to some other time.

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connoisseur

n. A critical judge of art, especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art.

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referable

adj. Ascribable.

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archbishop

n. The chief of the bishops of an ecclesiastical province in the Greek, Roman, and Anglican church.

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privateer

n. A vessel owned and officered by private persons, but carrying on maritime war.

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authentic

adj. Of undisputed origin.

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paternal

adj. Fatherly.

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characteristic

n. A distinctive feature.

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succeed

v. To accomplish what is attempted or intended.

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invalid

adj. Having no force, weight, or cogency.

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efficient

adj. Having and exercising the power to produce effects or results.

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recede

v. To move back or away.

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cynosure

n. That to which general interest or attention is directed.

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exposition

n. Formal presentation.

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fatuous

adj. Idiotic

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dyne

n. The force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s.

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folio

n. A sheet of paper folded once, or of a size adapted to folding once.