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polytheism n. The doctrine or belief that there are more gods than
admonish v. To warn of a fault.
cornucopia n. The horn of plenty, symbolizing peace and prosperity.
transmissible adj. That may e sent through or across.
diffusible adj. Spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly.
gauge n. An instrument for measuring.
ingenious adj. Evincing skill, originality, or cleverness, as in contrivance or arrangement.
disobedience n. Neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction.
scruple n. Doubt or uncertainty regarding a question of moral righ
syllabus n. Outline of a subject, course, lecture, or treatise.
participant n. One having a share or part.
dissension n. Angry or violent difference of opinion.
ardent adj. Burning with passion.
tortious adj. Wrongful.
aggress v. To make the first attack.
diplomat n. A representative of one sovereign state at the capital or court of another.
refractory adj. Not amenable to control.
norm n. A model.
vicarious adj. Suffered or done in place of or for
belie v. To misrepresent.
projection n. A prominence.
precipitate v. To force forward prematurely.
sarcophagus n. A stone coffin or a chest-like tomb.
virtuoso n. A master in the technique of some particular fine art.
fiasco n. A complete or humiliating failure.
probe v. To search through and through.
modish adj. Fashionable.
decapitate v. To behead.
repine v. To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding.
intoxicant n. Anything that unduly exhilarates or excites.
thearchy n. Government by a supreme deity.
lithe adj. Supple.
knead v. To mix and work into a homogeneous mass, especially with the hands.
cabinet n. The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation.
insecure adj. Not assured of safety.
reckless adj. Foolishly headless of danger.
levy v. To impose and collect by force or threat of force.
utility n. Fitness for some desirable practical purpose.
archbishop n. The chief of the bishops of an ecclesiastical province in the Greek, Roman, and Anglican church.
fracture n. A break.
specialize v. To assume an individual or specific character, or adopt a singular or special course.
professor n. A public teacher of the highest grade in a university or college.
parentage n. The relation of parent to child, of the producer to
undue adj. More than sufficient.
pentavalent adj. Quinqeuvalent.
philanthropic adj. Benevolent.
debase v. To lower in character or virtue.
intermediate adj. Being in a middle pla
episode n. An incident or story in a literary work, separable from yet growing out of it.
coronation n. The act or ceremony of crowning a monarch.
muleteer n. A mule-driver.
auricular adj. Of or pertaining to the ear, its auricle, or the sense of hearing.
tripod n. A three-legged stand, usually hinged near the top, for supporting some instrument.
imperturbable adj. Calm.
archipelago n. Any large body of water studded with islands, or the islands collectively themselves.
emit v. To send or give out.
contrive v. To manage or carry through by some device or scheme.
paraphernalia n. Miscellaneous articles of equipment or adornment.
magnetize v. To make a magnet of, permanently, or temporarily.
adjacency n. The state of being adjacent.
comparison n. Examination of two or more objects with reference to their likeness or unlikeness.
inlet n. A small body of water leading into a larger.
matinee n. An entertainment (especially theatrical) held in the daytime.
pertinacious adj. Persistent or unyielding.
noisy adj. Clamorous.
angular adj. Sharp-cornered.
intersect v. To cut through or into so as to divide.
circulate v. To disseminate.
adjuration n. A vehement appeal.
mercantile adj. Conducted or acting on business principles; commercial.
luminescence n. Showing increase.
superintendent n. One who has the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.
Epicurean adj. Indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite.
crustaceous adj. Having a crust-
shriek n. A sharp, shrill outcry or scream, caused by agony
adjunct n. Something joined to or connected with another thing, but holding a subordinate p
trait n. A distinguishing feature or quality.
aviary n. A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept.
judicial adj. Pertaining to the administration of justice.
diligence n. Careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken.
egregious adj. Extreme.
bravado n. An aggressive display of boldness.
facsimile n. An exact copy or reproduction.
destitute adj. Poverty-stricken.
metaphor n. A figure of speech in which one object is likened to an
imbroglio n. A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling, perplexity, or strife.
microscopic adj. Adapted to or characterized by minute observation.
rabid adj. Affected with rabies or hydrophobia.
biped n. An animal having two feet.
rehabilitate v. To restore to a former status, capacity, right rank, or privilege.
divulge v. To tell or make known, as something previously private or secret.
florist n. A dealer in flowers.
yearling n. A young animal past its first year and not yet two years old.
demagogue n. An unprincipled politician.
hydromechanics n. The mechanics of fluids.
interposition n. A coming between.
graceless adj. Ungracious.
incapacitate v. To deprive of power, capacity, competency, or qualification.
aqueous adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing water.
ungainly adj. Clumsy.


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