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navigable

adj. Capable of commercial navigation.

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remodel

v. Reconstruct.

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anhydrous

adj. Withered.

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sylph

n. A slender, graceful young woman or girl.

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seance

n. A meeting of spirituals for consulting spirits.

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ill-natured

adj. Surly.

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adverse

adj. Opposing or opposed.

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iciness

n. The state of being icy.

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qualification

n. A requisite for an employment, position, right, or privilege.

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script

n. Writing or handwriting of the ordinary cursive form.

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ocular

adj. Of or pertaining to the eye.

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listless

adj. Inattentive.

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embarrass

v. To render flustered or agitated.

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phosphorescence

n. The property of emitting light.

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doleful

adj. Melancholy.

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annihilate

v. To destroy absolutely.

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supramundane

adj. Supernatural.

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involution

n. Complication.

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inaccurate

adj. Not exactly according to the facts.

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accumulate

v. To become greater in quantity or number.

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obviate

v. To clear away or provide for, as an objection or difficulty.

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noxious

adj. Hurtful.

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fervor

n. Ardor or intensity of feeling.

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instance

n. A single occurrence or happening of a given kind.

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comparative

adj. Relative.

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prominent

adj. Conspicuous in position, character, or importance.

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insuperable

adj. Invincible.

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corpse

n. A dead body.

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insomnia

n. Sleeplessness.

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outlandish

adj. Of barbarous, uncouth, and unfamiliar aspect or action.

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extensive

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

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humiliate

v. To put to shame.

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theism

n. Belief in God.

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afire

adv. & adj. On fire, literally or figuratively.

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inverse

adj. Contrary in tendency or direction.

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tangency

n. The state of touching.

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remonstrate

v. To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong.

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suppress

v. To prevent from being disclosed or punished.

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remiss

adj. Negligent.

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conducive

adj. Contributing to an end.

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seminary

n. A special school, as of theology or pedagogics.

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secede

v. To withdraw from union or association, especially from a political or religious body.

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promissory

adj. Expressing an engagement to pay.

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integrity

n. Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principle.

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ado

n. unnecessary activity or ceremony.

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irritable

adj. Showing impatience or ill temper on little provocation.

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prodigious

adj. Immense.

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acrimonious

adj. Full of bitterness.

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Iliad

n. A Greek epic poem describing scenes from the siege of Troy.

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triplicate

adj. Composed of or pertaining to three related things or parts.

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acid

n. A sour substance.

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virile

adj. Masculine.

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liner

n. A vessel belonging to a steamship-line.

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naphtha

n. A light, colorless, volatile, inflammable oil used as a solvent, as in manufacture of paints.

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sheer

adj. Absolute.

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logical

adj. Capable of or characterized by clear reasoning.

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potential

n. Anything that may be possible.

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decasyllable

n. A line of ten syllables.

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resemblance

n. Similarity in quality or form.

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signification

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

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suppressible

adj. Capable of being suppressed.

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vacuous

adj. Empty.

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vaudeville

n. A variety show.

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rue

v. To regret extremely.

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duplex

adj. Having two parts.

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miscount

v. To make a mistake in counting.

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modification

n. A change.

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recapitulate

v. To repeat again the principal points of.

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asperity

n. Harshness or roughness of temper.

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bosom

n. The breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being, especially of a woman.

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adduce

v. To bring forward or name for consideration.

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accursed

adj. Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune.

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baize

n. A single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc.

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tenor

n. A settled course or manner of progress.

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lovable

adj. Amiable.

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proverb

n. A brief, pithy saying, condensing in witty or striking form the wisdom of experience.

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persevere

v. To continue striving in spite of discouragements.

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immersion

n. The act of plunging or dipping entirely under water or another fluid.

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omniscience

n. Unlimited or infinite knowledge.

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biography

n. A written account of one’s life, actions, and character.

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whet

v. To make more keen or eager.

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deprecate

v. To express disapproval or regret for, with hope for the opposite.

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ulterior

adj. Not so pertinent as something else to the matter spoken of.

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qualify

v. To endow or furnish with requisite ability, character, knowledge, skill, or possessions.

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despondent

adj. Disheartened.

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passible

adj. Capable of feeling of suffering.

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intensive

adj. Adding emphasis or force.

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valid

adj. Founded on truth.

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misogamy

n. Hatred of marriage.

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inexpressible

adj. Unutterable.

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muddle

v. To confuse or becloud, especially with or as with drink.

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brevity

n. Shortness of duration.

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inapt

adj. Awkward or slow.

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predatory

adj. Prone to pillaging.

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bilateral

adj. Two-sided.

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incompetence

n. General lack of capacity or fitness.

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beck

v. To give a signal to, by nod or gesture.

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sarcophagus

n. A stone coffin or a chest-like tomb.

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anathema

n. Anything forbidden, as by social usage.

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peccant

adj. Guilty.

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secrecy

n. Concealment.

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foreshore

n. That part of a shore uncovered at low tide.

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theoretical

adj. Directed toward knowledge for its own sake without respect to applications.

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lever

n. That which exerts, or through which one may exert great power.

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ampere

n. The practical unit of electric-current strength.

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lithe

adj. Supple.

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extinct

adj. Being no longer in existence.

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noisy

adj. Clamorous.

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trenchant

adj. Cutting deeply and quickly.

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dendrology

n. The natural history of trees.

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colloquy

n. Conversation.

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misogyny

n. Hatred of women.

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anesthetic

adj. Pertaining to or producing loss of sensation.

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conformity

n. Correspondence in form, manner, or use.

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adieu

inter. Good-by; farewell.

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predicate

v. To state as belonging to something.

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contrivance

n. The act planning, devising, inventing, or adapting something to or for a special purpose.

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stature

n. The natural height of an animal body.

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autonomous

adj. Self-governing.

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bric-a-brac

n. Objects of curiosity or for decoration.

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frolicsome

adj. Prankish.

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indispensable

adj. Necessary or requisite for the purpose.

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excretion

n. The getting rid of waste matter.

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fabricate

v. To invent fancifully or falsely.

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salient

adj. Standing out prominently.

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collision

n. Violent contact.

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electrotype

n. A metallic copy of any surface, as a coin.

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technicality

n. Something peculiar to a particular art, trade, or the like.

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galore

adj. Abundant.

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drowsy

adj. Heavy with sleepiness.

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vigilance

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

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acquittal

n. A discharge from accusation by judicial action.

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anode

n. The point where or path by which a voltaic current enters an electrolyte or the like.

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connubial

adj. Pertaining to marriage or matrimony.

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refinery

n. A place where some crude material, as sugar or petroleum, is purified.

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antiquate

v. To make old or out of date.

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coalescence

n. The act or process of coming together so as to form one body, combination, or product.

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happy-go-lucky

adj. Improvident.

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transcontinental

adj. Extending or passing across a continent.

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potency

n. Power.

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estimable

adj. Worthy of respect.

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animosity

n. Hatred.

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tarnish

v. To lessen or destroy the luster of in any way.

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explode

v. To cause to burst in pieces by force from within.

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Anglophobia

n. Hatred or dread of England or of what is English.

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mileage

n. A distance in miles.

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flagrant

adj. Openly scandalous.

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reck

v. To have a care or thought for.

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retort

n. A retaliatory speech.

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nimble

adj. Light and quick in motion or action.

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emaciate

v. To waste away in flesh.

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giddy

adj. Affected with a whirling or swimming sensation in the head.

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submersible

adj. Capable of being put underwater.

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absolve

v. To free from sin or its penalties.

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accede

v. To agree.

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ligature

n. Anything that constricts, or serves for binding or tying.

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grotto

n. A small cavern.

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treatise

n. An elaborate literary composition presenting a subject in all its parts.

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maintenance

n. That which supports or sustains.

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muster

n. An assemblage or review of troops for parade or inspection, or for numbering off.

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furbish

v. To restore brightness or beauty to.

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duteous

adj. Showing submission to natural superiors.

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demagnetize

v. To deprive (a magnet) of magnetism.

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leaven

v. To make light by fermentation, as dough.

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possess

v. To own.

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acquaint

v. To make familiar or conversant.

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allusion

n. An indirect and incidental reference to something without definite mention of it.

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captivate

v. To fascinate, as by excellence. eloquence, or beauty.

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diplomatist

n. One remarkable for tact and shrewd management.

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inchoate

adj. Incipient.

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sergeant-major

n. The highest non-commissioned officer in a regiment.

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vacillate

v. To waver.

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diffusion

n. Dispersion.

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aboriginal

adj. Primitive; unsophisticated.

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contusion

n. A bruise.

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parsimonious

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

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derisible

adj. Open to ridicule.

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gentile

adj. Belonging to a people not Jewish.

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decent

adj. Characterized by propriety of conduct, speech, manners, or dress.

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maneuver

v. To make adroit or artful moves: manage affairs by strategy.

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inconsiderable

adj. Small in quantity or importance.

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commission

v. To empower.

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intracellular

adj. Occurring or situated within a cell.

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differential

adj. Distinctive.

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quandary

n. A puzzling predicament.

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tricolor

adj. Of three colors.

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anthropology

n. The science of man in general.

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dissection

n. The act or operation of cutting in pieces, specifically of a plant or an animal.

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glacial

adj. Icy, or icily cold.

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putrescent

adj. Undergoing decomposition of animal or vegetable matter accompanied by fetid odors.

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oral

adj. Uttered through the mouth.

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evade

v. To avoid by artifice.

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accusation

n. A charge of crime, misdemeanor, or error.

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epicycle

n. A circle that rolls upon the external or internal circumference of another circle.

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complaisant

adj. Agreeable.

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misnomer

n. A name wrongly or mistakenly applied.

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inexpedient

adj. Unadvisable.

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extradite

v. To surrender the custody of.

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defalcate

v. To cut off or take away, as a part of something.

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illegible

adj. Undecipherable.