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cajole

v. To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.

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landscape

n. A rural view, especially one of picturesque effect, as seen from a distance or an elevation.

3

soprano

n. A woman’s or boy’s voice of high range.

4

fugacious

adj. Fleeting.

5

refer

v. To direct or send for information or other purpose.

6

Calvary

n. The place where Christ was crucified.

7

accessible

adj. Approachable.

8

trenchant

adj. Cutting deeply and quickly.

9

archetype

n. A prototype.

10

vie

v. To contend.

11

hardihood

n. Foolish daring.

12

duet

n. A composition for two voices or instruments.

13

unconscionable

adj. Ridiculously or unjustly excessive.

14

philanthropist

n. One who endeavors to help his fellow men.

15

muleteer

n. A mule-driver.

16

kiloliter

n. One thousand liters.

17

irritant

n. A mechanical, chemical, or pathological agent of inflammation, pain, or tension.

18

malign

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

19

altitude

n. Vertical distance or elevation above any point or base-level, as the sea.

20

duplex

adj. Having two parts.

21

inglorious

adj. Shameful.

22

complaisance

n. Politeness.

23

plebeian

adj. Common.

24

enervate

v. To render ineffective or inoperative.

25

composure

n. Calmness.

26

butt

v. To strike with or as with the head, or horns.

27

reparable

adj. Capable of repair.

28

hiatus

n. A break or vacancy where something necessary to supply the connection is wanting.

29

percipience

n. The act of perceiving.

30

ribald

adj. Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity.

31

access

n. A way of approach or entrance; passage.

32

fragile

adj. Easily broken.

33

dilate

v. To enlarge in all directions.

34

inadvertent

adj. Accidental.

35

wittingly

adv. With knowledge and by design.

36

subterfuge

n. Evasion.

37

rapid

adj. Having great speed.

38

legible

adj. That may be read with ease.

39

necessity

n. That which is indispensably requisite to an end desired.

40

noiseless

adj. Silent.

41

paraphernalia

n. Miscellaneous articles of equipment or adornment.

42

delineate

v. To represent by sketch or diagram.

43

witticism

n. A witty, brilliant, or original saying or sentiment.

44

generalize

v. To draw general inferences.

45

fabulous

adj. Incredible.

46

geniality

n. Warmth and kindliness of disposition.

47

lackadaisical

adj. Listless.

48

optician

n. One who makes or deals in optical instruments or eye-glasses.

49

distraught

adj. Bewildered.

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morose

adj. Gloomy.

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permanent

adj. Durable.

52

dogmatic

adj. Making statements without argument or evidence.

53

expectorate

v. To cough up and spit forth.

54

absent-minded

adj. Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.

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enormous

adj. Gigantic.

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percolate

v. To filter.

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nauseate

v. To cause to loathe.

58

valediction

n. A bidding farewell.

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desperate

adj. Resorted to in a last extremity, or as if prompted by utter despair.

60

ardor

n. Intensity of passion or affection.

61

solder

n. A fusible alloy used for joining metallic surfaces or margins.

62

accompaniment

n. A subordinate part or parts, enriching or supporting the leading part.

63

successful

adj. Having reached a high degree of worldly prosperity.

64

insatiable

adj. That desires or craves immoderately or unappeasably.

65

atrocity

n. Great cruelty or reckless wickedness.

66

violoncello

n. A stringed instrument held between the player’s knees.

67

arrogant

adj. Unduly or excessively proud, as of wealth, station, learning, etc.

68

eccentricity

n. Idiosyncrasy.

69

self-respect

n. Rational self-esteem.

70

absurd

adj. Inconsistent with reason or common sense.

71

cull

v. To pick or sort out from the rest.

72

neurology

n. The science of the nervous system.

73

invariable

adj. Unchangeable.

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innuendo

n. Insinuation.

75

magnanimous

adj. Generous in treating or judging others.

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cognizant

adj. Taking notice.

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collapsible

adj. That may or can collapse.

78

chastity

n. Sexual or moral purity.

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malevolent

adj. Wishing evil to others.

80

involution

n. Complication.

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inflammation

n. A morbid process in some part of the body characterized by heat, swelling, and pain.

82

dogma

n. A statement of religious faith or duty formulated by a body claiming authority.

83

subtle

adj. Discriminating.

84

decoy

n. Anything that allures, or is intended to allures into danger or temptation.

85

frequency

n. The comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space.

86

prerogative

adj. Having superior rank or precedence.

87

omniscient

adj. Characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge.

88

benevolence

n. Any act of kindness or well-doing.

89

observatory

n. A building designed for systematic astronomical observations.

90

inoffensive

adj. Causing nothing displeasing or disturbing.

91

rookery

n. A place where crows congregate to breed.

92

intercessor

n. A mediator.

93

temporary

adj. Lasting for a short time only.

94

beck

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

95

alder

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

96

exhaustive

adj. Thorough and complete in execution.

97

peaceable

adj. Tranquil.

98

evasion

n. Escape.

99

lenient

adj. Not harsh.

100

inroad

n. Forcible encroachment or trespass.

101

satiric

adj. Resembling poetry, in which vice, incapacity ,or corruption is held up to ridicule.

102

bibliomania

n. The passion for collecting books.

103

intimacy

n. Close or confidential friendship.

104

ambush

n. The act or state of lying concealed for the purpose of surprising or attacking the enemy.

105

fraternal

adj. Brotherly.

106

Augustinian

adj. Pertaining to St. Augustine, his doctrines, or the religious orders called after him.

107

terrify

v. To fill with extreme fear.

108

heifer

n. A young cow.

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wean

v. To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother’s milk to another form of nourishment.

110

epizootic

adj. Prevailing among animals.

111

extemporaneous

adj. Done or made without much or any preparation.

112

reaction

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

113

insecure

adj. Not assured of safety.

114

unlawful

adj. Illegal.

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inapprehensible

adj. Not to be understood.

116

scrupulous

adj. Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong.

117

cohesive

adj. Having the property of consistency.

118

squabble

v. To quarrel.

119

acute

adj. Having fine and penetrating discernment.

120

discomfit

v. To put to confusion.

121

urbanity

n. Refined or elegant courtesy.

122

quantity

n. Magnitude.

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antique

adj. Pertaining to ancient times.

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obsolescence

n. The condition or process of gradually falling into disuse.

125

misdeed

n. A wrong or improper act.

126

tangent

adj. Touching.

127

corroborate

v. To strengthen, as proof or conviction.

128

vindicate

v. To prove true, right, or real.

129

preface

n. A brief explanation or address to the reader, at the beginning of a book.

130

islet

n. A little island.

131

waistcoat

n. A vest.

132

nutritive

adj. Having nutritious properties.

133

alacrity

n. Cheerful willingness.

134

lateral

adj. Directed toward the side.

135

mitigate

v. To make milder or more endurable.

136

litigate

v. To cause to become the subject-matter of a suit at law.

137

notorious

adj. Unfavorably known to the general public.

138

oratorio

n. A composition for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, generally taken from the Scriptures.

139

heredity

n. Transmission of physical or mental qualities, diseases, etc., from parent to offspring.

140

fancier

n. One having a taste for or interest in special objects.

141

jovial

adj. Merry.

142

ramose

adj. Branch-like.

143

ostracize

v. To exclude from public or private favor.

144

oaken

adj. Made of or from oak.

145

indelible

adj. That can not be blotted out, effaced, destroyed, or removed.

146

oral

adj. Uttered through the mouth.

147

accession

n. Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.

148

microphone

n. An apparatus for magnifying faint sounds.

149

compressible

adj. Capable of being pressed into smaller compass.

150

twinge

n. A darting momentary local pain.

151

analyze

v. To examine minutely or critically.

152

ruth

n. Sorrow for another’s misery.

153

prima

adj. First.

154

exemplary

adj. Fitted to serve as a model or example worthy of imitation.

155

inefficient

adj. Not accomplishing an intended purpose.

156

incomprehensible

adj. Not understandable.

157

deist

n. One who believes in God, but denies supernatural revelation.

158

hypnotic

adj. Tending to produce sleep.

159

lifelike

adj. Realistic.

160

donate

v. To bestow as a gift, especially for a worthy cause.

161

auditory

adj. Of or pertaining to hearing or the organs or sense of hearing.

162

inveterate

adj. Habitual.

163

mileage

n. A distance in miles.

164

prepossession

n. A preconceived liking.

165

influx

n. Infusion.

166

mallet

n. A wooden hammer.

167

populace

n. The common people.

168

amity

n. Friendship.

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ailment

n. Slight sickness.

170

providential

adj. Effected by divine guidance.

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anarchy

n. Absence or utter disregard of government.

172

usurp

v. To take possession of by force.

173

hillock

n. A small hill or mound.

174

garrote

v. To execute by strangling.

175

fungus

n. A plant destitute of chlorophyll, as a mushroom.

176

ponder

v. To meditate or reflect upon.

177

docile

adj. Easy to manage.

178

appease

v. To soothe by quieting anger or indignation.

179

elicit

v. To educe or extract gradually or without violence.

180

animalcule

n. An animal of microscopic smallness.

181

concession

n. Anything granted or yielded, or admitted in response to a demand, petition, or claim.

182

repugnance

n. Thorough dislike.

183

principle

n. A general truth or proposition.

184

disarrange

v. To throw out of order.

185

volatile

adj. Changeable.

186

archdeacon

n. A high official administrator of the affairs of a diocese.

187

reprehensible

adj. Censurable.

188

protective

adj. Sheltering.

189

foible

n. A personal weakness or failing.

190

furbish

v. To restore brightness or beauty to.

191

epithet

n. Word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects, as in “Father Aeneas”.

192

philanthropy

n. Active humanitarianism.

193

ridiculous

adj. Laughable and contemptible.

194

armada

n. A fleet of war-vessels.

195

interpolation

n. Verbal interference.

196

outrageous

adj. Shocking in conduct.

197

entrails

n. pl. The internal parts of an animal.

198

mountainous

adj. Full of or abounding in mountains.

199

ludicrous

adj. Laughable.

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compensate

v. To remunerate.