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illegitimate adj. Unlawfully begotten.
delectation n. Delight.
toilsome adj. Laborious.
volition n. An act or exercise of will.
gosling n. A young goose.
munificent adj. Extraordinarily generous.
endurable adj. Tolerable.
defiant adj. Characterized by bold or insolent oppo
indulgence n. The yielding to inclination, passion, desire, or propensity in oneself or another.
preempt v. To secure the right of preference in the purchase of public land.
encroach v. To invade partially or insidiously and appropriate the possessions of anot
reformer n. One who carries out a reform.
planisphere n. A polar projection of the heavens on a chart.
testimonial n. A formal token of regard, often presented in public.
adumbrate v. To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
buffoon n. A clown.
heresy n. An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted princi
naturally adv. According to the usual order of things.
mantel n. The facing, sometimes richly ornamented, about a fireplace, including the usual shelf above it.
glimpse n. A momentary look.
inadequate adj. Insufficient.
reactionary a
irksome adj. Wearisome.
pommel v. To beat with something thick or bulky.
importunate adj. Urgent in character, request, or demand.
mystification n. The act of artfully perple
separatist n. A seceder.
scope n. A range of action or view.
kilowatt n. One thousand watts.
indefinitely adv. In a vague or uncertain way.
diagnose v. To distinguish, as a disease, by its characteristic phenomena.
utility n. Fitness for some desirable practical purpose.
physiocracy n. The doctrine that land and its products are the only true wealth.
constituent n. One who has the right to vote at an election.
unbelief n. Doubt.
bombast n. Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects
refringent adj. Having the power to refract.
dispensation n. That which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power.
factious adj. Turbulent.
discover v. To get first sight or knowledge of, as something previously unknown or unperceived.
addle v. To make inefficient or worthless; muddle.
pentagram n. A figure having five points or lobes.
artful adj. Characterized by craft or cunning.
prefer v. To hold in higher estimation.
Nemesis n. A goddess; divinity of ch
bellicose adj. Warlike.
solace n. Comfort in grief, trouble, or calamity.
almanac n. A series of tables giving the days of the wee
plural adj. Containing or consisting of more than one.
idiom n. A use of words peculiar to a particular language.
impersonal adj. Not relating to a particular person or thing.
compression n. Constraint, as by force or authority.
cynicism n. Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value.
unlawful adj. Illegal.
supplicant n. One who asks humbly and earnestly.
pedant n. A scholar who makes needless and inopportune display of his learning.
mawkish adj. Sickening or insipid.
providential adj. Effected by divine guidance.
left-handed adj. Using the left hand or arm more dexterously than the right.
autonomous adj. Self-governing.
decoy n. Anything that allures, or is intended to allures into danger or temptation.
recruit v. To enlist men for military or naval service.
antipathize v. To show or feel a feeling of antagonism, aversion, or dislike.
typography n. The arrangement of composed type, or the appearance of printed matter.
wry adj. Deviating from that which is proper or right.
acumen n. Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination.
arborescent adj. Having the nature of a tree.
reflector n. A mirror, as of metal, for reflec
earnest adj. Ardent in spirit and speech.
illiberal adj. Stingy.
arrogant adj. Unduly or excessively proud, as of wealth, station, learning, etc.
engrave v. To cut or carve in or upon some surface.
brooch n. An article of jewelry fastened by a hinged pin and hook on the underside.
classify v. To arrange in a class or classes on the basis of observed resemblance’s and differences.
aphorism n. Proverb.
priory n. A monastic house.
disburse v. To pay out or expend, as money from a fund.
tremulous adj. Characterized by quivering or unsteadiness.
reciprocate v. To give and take mutually.
wrest v. To pull or force away by or as by violent twisting or wringing.
foreordain v. To predetermine.
delicacy n. That which is agreeable to a fine taste.
compliant adj. Yielding.
needlework n. Embroidery.
conversion n. Change from one state or position to another, or from one form to another.
assassinate v. To kill, as by surprise or secret assault, e
dramatist n. One who writes plays.
qualm n. A fit of nausea.
seize v. To catch or take hold of suddenly and forcibly.
ribald adj. Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity.
somber adj. Gloomy.
autobiography n. The story of one's life written by himself.
obstetrician n. A practitioner of midwifery.
travail n. Hard or agonizing labor.
amenable adj. Willing and ready to submit.
obsequies n. Funeral rites.
uproarious adj. Noisy.
bowler n. In cricket, the player who delivers
hypotenuse n. The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle.
diminution n. Reduction.


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