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sensation

n. A condition of mind resulting from spiritual or inherent feeling.

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scabbard

n. The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon.

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consonant

adj. Being in agreement or harmony with.

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pollen

n. The fine dust-like grains or powder formed within the anther of a flowering plant.

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cede

v. To pass title to.

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opinion

n. A conclusion or judgment held with confidence, but falling short of positive knowledge.

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quintessence

n. The most essential part of anything.

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pentagon

n. A figure, especially, with five angles and five sides.

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philology

n. The study of language in connection with history and literature.

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recollect

v. To recall the knowledge of.

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demulcent

n. Any application soothing to an irritable surface

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baffle

v. To foil or frustrate.

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frizzle

v. To cause to crinkle or curl, as the hair.

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acute

adj. Having fine and penetrating discernment.

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photoelectric

adj. Pertaining to the combined action of light and electricity.

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transference

n. The act of conveying from one person or place to another.

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trio

n. Three things grouped or associated together.

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requisite

adj. Necessary.

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prodigal

n. One wasteful or extravagant, especially in the use of money or property.

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conveyance

n. That by which anything is transported.

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mobocracy

n. Lawless control of public affairs by the mob or populace.

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transparent

adj. Easy to see through or understand.

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mnemonics

n. A system of principles and formulas designed to assist the recollection in certain instances.

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insolence

n. Pride or haughtiness exhibited in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others.

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cat-o-nine-tails

n. An instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord, formerly used for flogging in the army and navy.

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elegy

n. A lyric poem lamenting the dead.

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assonate

v. To accord in sound, especially vowel sound.

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supplicant

n. One who asks humbly and earnestly.

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forgery

n. Counterfeiting.

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festal

adj. Joyous.

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desiccant

n. Any remedy which, when applied externally, dries up or absorbs moisture, as that of wounds.

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malcontent

n. One who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs.

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gamble

v. To risk money or other possession on an event, chance, or contingency.

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apology

n. A disclaimer of intentional error or offense.

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broadcast

adj. Disseminated far and wide.

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excitation

n. Intensified emotion or action.

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negotiable

v. To bargain with others for an agreement, as for a treaty or transfer of property.

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altitude

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

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corollary

n. A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstration.

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intrigue

n. A plot or scheme, usually complicated and intended to accomplish something by secret ways.

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mishap

n. Misfortune.

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syllabus

n. Outline of a subject, course, lecture, or treatise.

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vociferous

adj. Making a loud outcry.

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culprit

n. A guilty person.

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unconscionable

adj. Ridiculously or unjustly excessive.

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pernicious

adj. Tending to kill or hurt.

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involuntary

adj. Unwilling.

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midwife

n. A woman who makes a business of assisting at childbirth.

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joggle

n. A sudden irregular shake or a push causing such a shake.

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vivisection

n. The dissection of a living animal.

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ogre

n. A demon or monster that was supposed to devour human beings.

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radical

n. One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures.

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expectorate

v. To cough up and spit forth.

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magician

n. A sorcerer.

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diplomacy

n. Tact, shrewdness, or skill in conducting any kind of negotiations or in social matters.

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metonymy

n. A figure of speech that consists in the naming of a thing by one of its attributes.

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fulcrum

n. The support on or against which a lever rests, or the point about which it turns.

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adoration

n. Profound devotion.

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antiphon

n. A response or alteration of responses, generally musical.

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well-doer

n. A performer of moral and social duties.

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bereave

v. To make desolate with loneliness and grief.

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quackery

n. Charlatanry

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irreparable

adj. That can not be rectified or made amends for.

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exacerbate

v. To make more sharp, severe, or virulent.

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reconstruct

v. To rebuild.

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accuracy

n. Exactness.

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transition

n. Passage from one place, condition, or action to another.

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wile

n. An act or a means of cunning deception.

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forgo

v. To deny oneself.

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cursive

adj. Writing in which the letters are joined together.

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derivation

n. That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning.

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possible

adj. Being not beyond the reach of power natural, moral, or supernatural.

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urban

adj. Of, or pertaining to, or like a city.

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contemplate

v. To consider thoughtfully.

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nonchalance

n. A state of mind indicating lack of interest.

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generate

v. To produce or cause to be.

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creamy

adj. Resembling or containing cream.

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luminescence

n. Showing increase.

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coddle

v. To treat as a baby or an invalid.

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objective

adj. Grasping and representing facts as they are.

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magnate

n. A person of rank or importance.

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consecrate

v. To set apart as sacred.

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recruit

v. To enlist men for military or naval service.

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paternal

adj. Fatherly.

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evert

v. To turn inside out.

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patronize

v. To exercise an arrogant condescension toward.

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desist

v. To cease from action.

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henpeck

v. To worry or harass by ill temper and petty annoyances.

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bridle

n. The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall, a bit, and the reins.

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cessation

n. Discontinuance, as of action or motion.

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clairvoyance

n. Intuitive sagacity or perception.

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juridical

adj. Assumed by law to exist.

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well-bred

adj. Of good ancestry.

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reprieve

v. To grant a respite from punishment to.

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dissentient

n. One who disagrees.

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constrict

v. To bind.

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scarcity

n. Insufficiency of supply for needs or ordinary demands.

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adjutant

adj. Auxiliary.

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patriarch

n. The chief of a tribe or race who rules by paternal right.

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principality

n. The territory of a reigning prince.

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convalescence

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

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severely

adv. Extremely.

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bodily

adj. Corporeal.

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requital

n. Adequate return for good or ill.

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implicate

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

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nameless

adj. Having no fame or reputation.

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tremulous

adj. Characterized by quivering or unsteadiness.

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lustrous

adj. Shining.

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marine

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

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posterior

n. The hinder part.

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referee

n. An umpire.

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pitiful

adj. Wretched.

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legislator

n. A lawgiver.

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harangue

n. A tirade.

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prelate

n. One of a higher order of clergy having direct authority over other clergy.

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hypodermic

adj. Pertaining to the area under the skin.

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rejuvenescence

n. A renewal of youth.

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impetuous

adj. Impulsive.

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salacious

adj. Having strong sexual desires.

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confer

v. To bestow.

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extraordinary

adj. Unusual.

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transcript

n. A copy made directly from an original.

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skeptic

n. One who doubts any statements.

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pupilage

n. The state or period of being a student.

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projection

n. A prominence.

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instigate

v. To provoke.

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contrive

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

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plummet

n. A piece of lead for making soundings, adjusting walls to the vertical.

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dogmatize

v. To make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence.

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ineffable

adj. Unutterable.

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specimen

n. One of a class of persons or things regarded as representative of the class.

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intoxicate

v. To make drunk.

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famish

v. To suffer extremity of hunger or thirst.

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annals

n. A record of events in their chronological order, year by year.

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insufficient

adj. Inadequate for some need, purpose, or use.

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itinerate

v. To wander from place to place.

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elucidate

v. To bring out more clearly the facts concerning.

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convulse

v. To cause spasms in.

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transmute

v. To change in nature, substance, or form.

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triplicity

n. The state of being triple or threefold.

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culpable

adj. Guilty.

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exonerate

v. To relieve or vindicate from accusation, imputation, or blame.

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picayune

adj. Of small value.

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aeronaut

n. One who navigates the air, a balloonist.

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tipsy

adj. Befuddled with drinks.

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craving

n. A vehement desire.

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ungainly

adj. Clumsy.

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vindicate

v. To prove true, right, or real.

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recover

v. To regain.

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forcible

adj. Violent.

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entail

v. To involve; necessitate.

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votary

adj. Consecrated by a vow or promise.

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deplorable

adj. Contemptible.

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defer

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

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refringent

adj. Having the power to refract.

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admonition

n. Gentle reproof.

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fawn

n. A young deer.

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prim

adj. Stiffly proper.

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impersonate

v. To appear or act in the character of.

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cardiac

adj. Pertaining to the heart.

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left-handed

adj. Using the left hand or arm more dexterously than the right.

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illuminate

v. To supply with light.

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irresponsible

adj. Careless of or unable to meet responsibilities.

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pretext

n. A fictitious reason or motive.

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querulous

adj. Habitually complaining.

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recitation

n. The act of reciting or repeating, especially in public and from memory.

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paly

adj. Lacking color or brilliancy.

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cantata

n. A choral composition.

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hindmost

adj. Farthest from the front.

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respite

n. Interval of rest.

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engross

v. To occupy completely.

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deviltry

n. Wanton and malicious mischief.

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apparent

adj. Easily understood.

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seditious

adj. Promotive of conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state.

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volatile

adj. Changeable.

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terminate

v. To put an end or stop to.

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conclusive

adj. Sufficient to convince or decide.

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vernal

adj. Belonging to or suggestive of the spring.

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gait

n. Carriage of the body in going.

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spectator

n. One who beholds or looks on.

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sequence

n. The order in which a number or persons, things, or events follow one another in space or time.

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preference

n. An object of favor or choice.

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obtrude

v. To be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.

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breach

n. The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation.

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influential

adj. Having the power to sway the will of another.

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coagulate

v. To change into a clot or a jelly, as by heat, by chemical action, or by a ferment.

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buoyant

adj. Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat.

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condense

v. To abridge.

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preternatural

adj. Extraordinary.

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impoverish

v. To make indigent or poor.

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nocturnal

adj. Of or pertaining to the night.

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vituperable

adj. Deserving of censure.

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emerge

v. To come into view or into existence.

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sextuple

adj. Multiplied by six.

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success

n. A favorable or prosperous course or termination of anything attempted.

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propeller

n. One who or that which propels.

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knead

v. To mix and work into a homogeneous mass, especially with the hands.

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neo-Darwinsim

n. Darwinism as modified and extended by more recent students.

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irk

v. To afflict with pain, vexation, or fatigue.

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involve

v. To draw into entanglement, literally or figuratively.