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renovate	restore to good condition; renew
irrefutable indisputable; incontrovertible; undeniable
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n waif homeless child or animal; Ex. waifs and strays
solicit entreat; request earnestly; seek to obtain; Ex. solicit votes; CF. solicitor: one who solicits; ch
s ambush act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in am
n obtrude push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself o
n whelp young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
centripetal tending toward the center
n magisterial authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial
ardor heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent
n toady servile flatterer
f rank; formal appellation as of rank or office (such as Lord or General); right or claim to possession; championship; Ex.
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supercilious haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing;
incidental not essential; minor; N: somet
alleviate relieve (pain)
s earmark set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
n morose ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy
s sly clever in deceiving; secretive; not telling one's intentions
n adage wise saying; proverb
patronize support; act superior toward; treat in
n apocryphal (of a story) widely believed but untrue
inimitable matchless; not able to be imitated
s mange skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
circuitous roundabout
s brawny muscular; having well-developed muscles
n abet assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
s sidetrack switc
cumulative growing by addition; accumulative
s natal connected with birth; C
n oracular of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to unders
preeminent outstanding; superior
s suspend cause to stop for a period; interrupt; hold in abeyance; defer; hang from above; exclude fo
n nugatory worthless; futile
n matrix point of origin; array of numbers or algebraic symbols; m
n parley conference (between opponents); CF. speak
diligence steadiness of
malediction curse
consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religio
rendezvous meeting place; meeting at a set time or place; V.
n niggardly meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
n poignancy quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, g
n pr\'ecis abstract; concise summing up of main points; concise summary of a text
n balk stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and
miserly stingy; mean
s consternation
s sturdy strong and firm (in the body)
n nirvana in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individua
s ration fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
n indenture bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of
de; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusiv
s capsize (of a boat) turn over
n knead mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
caption title; chapter heading; text under illustration
n virtuoso highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtu
partition divide into parts
defection desertion
n visage face; appearance
n insularity narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an
glitter shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glam
s menace threat; V: threaten
chauvinist blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinis
cadaver corpse; dead human body
amorphous formless; lacking shape or definition
n pugnacity combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in na
n perpetrate commit an offense; do (something wrong)
n piebald of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and
versatile having many talents; capable of working in many fields; having many uses or functions; N. versatility
despoil plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
illusion misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
n quip ta
incision; Ex. full/vocal score; Ex. Don't worry on that score; V: mark with lines or notches; Ex. score the paper to make i
n coagulate congeal; thicken; clot; N. coagulant
n impeccable faultless
sustain suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existenc
n prolixity tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
oligarchy government by a privileged few
s shrivel make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
n extraneous not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to th
n galvanize stimulat
incongruity lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
unfrock defrock; strip a priest or minister of church
n retroactive taking effect before its enactment (as a
n winsome charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
n artless without guile; open and honest
n refrain abstain from; resist; forbear; N: chorus
paramount foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-:
n dowdy untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unat
s squelch produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF. 진흙을 위에서 밟을 때
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g not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending
n cavalcade procession of ri
eccentricity oddity; idiosyncrasy
rebate return of part of a payment; discount; V.
s compulsion compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresi
accessory additional object; useful but not essential thing
n hirsute hairy; having a lot of hair
n scruple hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy
virile manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength


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