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s Epicurean	believing that pleasure is good and suffering is
n bacchanalian drunken
s dummy imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
s wrongheaded stubbornly wrong
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s mute silent; without speech; not pronounced; unable to speak; N: one who is incapable of speech
jargon language used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish;
s brawl noisy quarrel
n hindmost furthest behind; farthest to the rear
immobility state of being immovable
n brusque blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
confine shut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits;
n simian monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing h
n extradition surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V
n garbled mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a
ficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily
s bound leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Cana
condone overlook; forgive; give tacit a
hieroglyphic picture writi
tual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. comp
n retribution deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengea
s jug pitcher; container for holding liquids
s persevere continue steadily in spite of difficulties
parsimony stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ
exalt raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
n demure (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and se
s plume feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather)
aver state confidently; declare as true
s run-down (of a place) dilapidated; in a bad condition; (of a person) we
n hypochondriac person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria
n forensic suitable to debate or courts
n tantamount equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
n profligate wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
s protagonist leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
n opus work (esp. musical composition); Ex. magnum opus: masterpiece; CF. opera
execute put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution
s magi
proponent supporter; backer; opposite of opponen
n quaff drink with zest; drink with relish(zest; hearty enjoyment); ܲܲ ô; CF. sip
aberrant abnormal or deviant
n scoff laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
n tanner person who turns animal hides into leather
n simper smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
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diligence steadiness of effort; persistent hard work
n disburse pay out (as from a fund); N. disbursement; CF
ratify approve formally; confirm; verify
suppress put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being publ
s germ earliest form of an organism; seed or bud; something that may develop in
creed system of religious or ethical belief
arcane esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the unini
culmination highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of min
preposterous absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
s inestimable impossible to estimate; (apprec) invaluable; of immeasurable worth
n shambles (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; E
advocacy support; active pleading on behalf of someone or something
s jurisdiction right and power to apply the law; authority
lechery gross lewdness; lustfulness; ADJ. lecherous; N. lecher: lecherous man
n betroth become engaged to m
s toss throw lightly; move or lift (the head) with a sudden motion; flip (a coin) to decide something
virtual in essence; existing in essence though not in actual form; for practical purposes; Ex. virtu
impel drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
n dote be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
podium pedestal; raised platform
initiate begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the myst
subsidiary serving to assist; subordinate; secondary;
n abscission cutting off; separation
n aperture opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
n nuptial related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding
s bank heap; piled-up mass; embankment; lateral tilting (as of an aircraft in turning); V:
aphorism pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
n hover hang about; (of bird
n pass\'e old-fashioned; past the prime
succumb yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succum
specious seemingly reasonable but incorrect;
n stultify make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hi
chaste morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly
opiate medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-
relevant having importance; pertinent; referring to the case in hand; N.
n ken range of knowledge; Ex. beyond one's ken
salvage rescue (good
scrupulous conscientious; extremely thorough; Ex. sc
n privation lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
n knit contract into wrinkles; grow together; join together closely; make (a fabric or garment) by i
clairvoyant having foresight; fortuneteller; N.
s compost mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost
linguistic pertaining
parsimony stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
s bigot one who is intolerant (in matters of religion or politics)
opportune timely; well-chosen
absolve pardon (an offense)
asteroid small planet
s fuddle make stupid or confused as with alcholic drink; N. in a fuddle: confused
s trickle flow in drops or in a thin stream; N.
s taunt deride or provoke; challenge in derision; N.
memorialize commemorate
compensatory making up for; repaying
s tatter torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed
n numismatist person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, an


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