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perspire

v. To excrete through the pores of the skin.

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bronchus

n. Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs.

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innumerable

adj. Countless.

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ingenious

adj. Evincing skill, originality, or cleverness, as in contrivance or arrangement.

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significance

n. Importance.

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hoarse

adj. Having the voice harsh or rough, as from a cold or fatigue.

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revise

v. To examine for the correction of errors, or for the purpose of making changes.

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amphitheater

n. An edifice of elliptical shape, constructed about a central open space or arena.

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canto

n. One of the divisions of an extended poem.

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tantamount

adj. Having equal or equivalent value, effect, or import.

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conversion

n. Change from one state or position to another, or from one form to another.

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loneliness

n. Solitude.

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symphonic

adj. Characterized by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.

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obligatory

adj. Binding in law or conscience.

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spherometer

n. An instrument for measuring curvature or radii of spherical surfaces.

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alternate

n. One chosen to act in place of another, in case of the absence or incapacity of that other.

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medieval

adj. Belonging or relating to or descriptive of the middle ages.

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ridiculous

adj. Laughable and contemptible.

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deist

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

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crustacean

adj. Pertaining to a division of arthropods, containing lobsters, crabs, crawfish, etc.

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condolence

n. Expression of sympathy with a person in pain, sorrow, or misfortune.

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encore

n. The call for a repetition, as of some part of a play or performance.

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collapsible

adj. That may or can collapse.

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posit

v. To present in an orderly manner.

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hanger-on

n. A parasite.

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dragnet

n. A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water.

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incandescence

n. The state of being white or glowing with heat.

28

detract

v. To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation.

29

avidity

n. Greediness.

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egoism

n. The theory that places man’s chief good in the completeness of self.

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dialogue

n. A formal conversation in which two or more take part.

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neuter

adj. Neither masculine nor feminine.

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needy

adj. Being in need, want, or poverty.

34

fez

n. A brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone, usually red with a black tassel.

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concurrent

adj. Occurring or acting together.

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hale

adj. Of sound and vigorous health.

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bromine

n. A dark reddish-brown, non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor.

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earnest

adj. Ardent in spirit and speech.

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agglomerate

v. To pile or heap together.

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pacify

v. To bring into a peaceful state.

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periodicity

n. The habit or characteristic of recurrence at regular intervals.

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galvanize

v. To imbue with life or animation.

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pitiable

adj. Contemptible.

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eugenic

adj. Relating to the development and improvement of race.

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malevolence

n. Ill will.

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replenish

v. To fill again, as something that has been emptied.

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succeed

v. To accomplish what is attempted or intended.

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punctual

adj. Observant and exact in points of time.

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visage

n. The face, countenance, or look of a person.

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errant

adj. Roving or wandering, as in search of adventure or opportunity for gallant deeds.

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intolerable

adj. Insufferable.

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syneresis

n. The coalescence of two vowels or syllables, as e’er for ever.

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facilitate

v. To make more easy.

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disbeliever

n. One who refuses to believe.

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exposition

n. Formal presentation.

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promiscuous

adj. Brought together without order, distinction, or design (for sex).

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nefarious

adj. Wicked in the extreme.

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profuse

adj. Produced or displayed in overabundance.

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maltreat

v. To treat ill, unkindly, roughly, or abusively.

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efficacious

adj. Effective.

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heartrending

adj. Very depressing.

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platitude

n. A written or spoken statement that is flat, dull, or commonplace.

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revelation

n. A disclosing, discovering, or making known of what was before secret, private, or unknown.

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homonym

n. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.

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symmetrical

adj. Well-balanced.

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campaign

n. A complete series of connected military operations.

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oaken

adj. Made of or from oak.

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magistracy

n. The office or dignity of a magistrate.

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infidelity

n. Disloyalty.

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concerto

n. A musical composition.

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nectar

n. Any especially sweet and delicious drink.

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treacherous

adj. Perfidious.

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quarantine

n. The enforced isolation of any person or place infected with contagious disease.

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occasion

n. An important event or celebration.

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workmanship

n. The art or skill of a workman.

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amusement

n. Diversion.

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gourd

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

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afresh

adv. Once more, after rest or interval.

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verify

v. To prove to be true, exact, or accurate.

80

muleteer

n. A mule-driver.

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sensual

adj. Pertaining to the body or the physical senses.

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impotent

adj. Destitute of or lacking in power, physical, moral, or intellectual.

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granule

n. A small grain or particle.

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interpolation

n. Verbal interference.

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socialist

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

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autumnal

adj. Of or pertaining to autumn.

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credence

n. Belief.

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evangelical

adj. Seeking the conversion of sinners.

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subtrahend

n. That which is to be subtracted.

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counterpart

n. Something taken with another for the completion of either.

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patter

v. To mumble something over and over.

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benefit

n. Helpful result.

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liberalism

n. Opposition to conservatism.

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predominance

n. Ascendancy or preponderance.

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aldermanship

n. The dignity, condition, office, or term of office of an alderman.

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parlance

n. Mode of speech.

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physicist

n. A specialist in the science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.

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preexistence

n. Existence antecedent to something.

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typical

adj. Characteristic.

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hypercritical

adj. Faultfinding.

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federate

v. To league together.

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anxious

adj. Distressed in mind respecting some uncertain matter.

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immaterial

adj. Of no essential consequence.

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misinterpret

v. To misunderstand.

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kinsfolk

n. pl. Relatives.

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improper

adj. Not appropriate, suitable, or becoming.

107

aqueduct

n. A water-conduit, particularly one for supplying a community from a distance.

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heresy

n. An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles.

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infirmary

n. A place for the reception or treatment of the sick.

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poignant

adj. Severely painful or acute to the spirit.

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curator

n. A person having charge as of a library or museum.

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tangent

adj. Touching.

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veto

n. The constitutional right in a chief executive of refusing to approve an enactment.

114

maize

n. Indian corn: usually in the United States called simply corn.

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utility

n. Fitness for some desirable practical purpose.

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rapine

n. The act of seizing and carrying off property by superior force, as in war.

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writhe

v. To twist the body, face, or limbs or as in pain or distress.

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daring

adj. Brave.

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speculate

v. To pursue inquiries and form conjectures.

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impassable

adj. That can not be passed through or over.

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physiography

n. Description of nature.

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gendarme

n. In continental Europe, particularly in France, a uniformed and armed police officer.

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papacy

n. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church.

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affluence

n. A profuse or abundant supply of riches.

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triennial

adj. Taking place every third year.

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borough

n. An incorporated village or town.

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malaria

n. A fever characterized by alternating chills, fever, and sweating.

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penchant

n. A bias in favor of something.

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extrajudicial

adj. Happening out of court.

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legislative

adj. That makes or enacts laws.

131

hawthorn

n. A thorny shrub much used in England for hedges.

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indigestion

n. Difficulty or failure in the alimentary canal in changing food into absorptive nutriment.

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abridge

v. To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.

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likelihood

n. A probability.

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rectitude

n. The quality of being upright in principles and conduct.

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univalence

n. Monovalency.

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guy

n. Stay-rope.

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prehensible

adj. Capable of being grasped.

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wampum

n. Beads strung on threads, formerly used among the American Indians as currency.

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rote

n. Repetition of words or sounds as a means of learning them, with slight attention.

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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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quiescence

n. Quiet.

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imaginable

adj. That can be imagined or conceived in the mind.

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interim

n. Time between acts or periods.

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anemometer

n. An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of wind.

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intension

n. The act of stringing or stretching, or state of being strained.

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divinity

n. The quality or character of being godlike.

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novellette

n. A short novel.

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precipitate

v. To force forward prematurely.

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comestible

adj. Fit to be eaten.

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irreverential

adj. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.

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simile

n. A comparison which directs the mind to the representative object itself.

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deterrent

adj. Hindering from action through fear.

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foresee

v. To discern beforehand.

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maniac

n. a person raving with madness.

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commodity

n. Something that is bought and sold.

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coincide

v. To correspond.

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palinode

n. A retraction.

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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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embark

v. To make a beginning in some occupation or scheme.

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presentment

n. Semblance.

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requite

v. To repay either good or evil to, as to a person.

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auspice

n. favoring, protecting, or propitious influence or guidance.

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tempter

n. An allurer or enticer to evil.

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hindrance

n. An obstacle.

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pageant

n. A dramatic representation, especially a spectacular one.

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irritant

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

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stratagem

n. Any clever trick or device for obtaining an advantage.

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sophisticate

v. To deprive of simplicity of mind or manner.

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mismanage

v. To manage badly, improperly, or unskillfully.

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contravene

v. To prevent or obstruct the operation of.

172

anthology

n. A collection of extracts from the writings of various authors.

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diagnose

v. To distinguish, as a disease, by its characteristic phenomena.

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cabal

n. A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose.

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macadamize

v. To cover or pave, as a path or roadway, with small broken stone.

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overture

n. An instrumental prelude to an opera, oratorio, or ballet.

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liberate

v. To set free or release from bondage.

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sequel

n. That which follows in consequence of what has previously happened.

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discursive

adj. Passing from one subject to another.

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ichthyology

n. The branch of zoology that treats of fishes.

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wholly

adv. Completely.

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deify

v. To regard or worship as a god.

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undermine

v. To subvert in an underhand way.

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antiquary

n. One who collects and examines old things, as coins, books, medals, weapons, etc.

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perturbation

n. Mental excitement or confusion.

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livid

adj. Black-and-blue, as contused flesh.

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knickknack

n. A small article, more for ornament that use.

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augment

v. To make bigger.

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redolent

adj. Smelling sweet and agreeable.

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suasion

n. The act of persuading.

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numerical

adj. Of or pertaining to number.

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insensible

adj. Imperceptible.

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narrator

n. One who narrates anything.

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contiguity

n. Proximity.

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revocation

n. Repeal.

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hustle

v. To move with haste and promptness.

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refract

v. To bend or turn from a direct course.

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transcribe

v. To write over again (something already written)

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stagy

adj. Having a theatrical manner.

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piece

n. A loose or separated part, as distinguished from the whole or the mass.