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lunar	pertaining to the moon
n sodden thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as
advent arrival
n swathe swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
s reduce diminish; bring to a weaker or more difficult condition; demote; lower in
n pine long for; yearn; langui
s gild cover with a thin layer of gold
n grotto small cavern
catastrophe calamity ; disaster
bode foreshadow; portend
s veto vested power to reject a bill; exercise of this right; V: prevent or fo
throes violent anguish
; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combin
abjure renounce up
n slough (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead out
provincial pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narro
n onus burden; responsibility
s ration fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
n unobtrusive inconspicuous; not blatant
dissection analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
n tempestuous stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
paragon model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
n gorge narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream
exonerate acquit; exculpate; free from blame or guilt
robust strong; vigorous
n maelstrom violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF.
n talisman charm; object believed to give supernatural pow
n grate make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough
cohere stick together
pachyderm thick-skinned animal
s memoir memoirs; autobiography; biography
n pluck courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers
n insidious treacherous; ste
s backslide revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
monarchy government under a single ruler
n putative supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of
induce persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement
s vibrant full of vigor or energy; vibrating
compunction remorse; strong uneasiness cau
n muster gather; assemble (troops); Ex. muster up one's strength for the ordeal; N.
aver state confidently; declare as true
n chaffing bantering; joking
despise look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
chaotic in utter disorder
foresight ability to foresee future happenings; prudence in p
ursine bearlike; pertaining to a bear
query inquiry; question; V.
s chuckle laugh quietly
synoptic providing a general overview; summary; N. syn
withstand stand up against; resist successfully
n anthology book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibu
n lucre money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
glib fluent (with insinc
n flit fly; f
s thresh beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the gr
unravel disentangle; solve
n drivel nonsense; foolishness; V: talk nonsense
ravage devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by stor
s dazzle make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
n susceptible impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; hav
s dignitary person of high rank
relent become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. rel
genre particular variety of art or literature
n finesse delicate skill; V: handle with finesse
s palm conceal in the p
n clarion shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used i
s scorch sear; N.
n feral (of an animal) not domestic; wild
ing; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
n hermetic sealed by fusion so as to be airtig
gratify please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desi
n grisly ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
s eventual happening at last as a result; Ex. eventual victory
n orgy wild drunken revelry; unrestrained indulgence in an activity; Ex. orgy of shopping
liaison contact that keeps parties in communication; communication be
euphony sweet sound; ADJ. euphonious
mitigate appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
n emetic substance causing vomiting; ADJ.
elter; V: pour forth; lose by natural process; repel without allowing penetration; radiate; cast; Ex. shed tears/light/wate
infallible unerring; never making mistakes
n elixir cure-all; panacea; something invigorating
s inasmuch_as since; owing to the fact that
undant; spacious; large in size; Ex. ample opportunity/garden; N. amplitude: quality of being ample; abundance; largeness o
phobia morbid fear
n secrete conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
s pinnace small boat
n opprobrium infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; E
s dart move or throw suddenly and quickly
s deserts what someone deserves
n profligate wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; diss
n whinny neigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
polygamist one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF.
s healthful conducive to good health; Ex. healthful mountain air
gale windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
s antiquity quality of being very old; ancient times;
n snivel complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.
jubilation rejoicing; great joy
s legato (of music) played smoothly
dauntless bold; fearless


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