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linguist n. One who is acquainted with several languages.
contributor n. One who gives or furnishes, in common with others, for a common purpo
allot v. To assign a definite thing or part to a certain person.
explosive adj. Pertaining to a sudden and violent outbreak.
cadenza n. An embellishment or flourish, prepared or improvised, for a solo voice or instrument.
kilowatt n. One thousand watts.
tarnish v. To lessen or destroy the lus
overreach v. To stretch out too far.
default n. The neglect or omission of a legal requirement.
magnificent adj. Grand or majestic in appearance, quality, or action.
diplomatist n. One remarkable for tact and shrewd management.
credible adj. Believable.
dutiable adj. Subject to a duty, especially a customs duty.
detract v. To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation.
philander v. To play at courtship with a woman.
dauntless adj. Fearless.
precursor n. A forerunner or herald.
puerile adj. Childish.
vacillate v. To waver.
blockade n. The shutting up of a town, a frontier, or a line of coast by hostile forces.
conscript v. To force into military service.
cosmography n. The science that describes the universe, including ast
epidemic n. Wide-spread occurrence of a
urchin n. A roguish, mischievous boy.
courtesy n. Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually.
vehement adj. Very eager or urgent.
nasal adj. Pertaining to the nose.
narrative n. An orderly continuous account of the successive particular
confide v. To reveal in trust or confidence.
revere v. To regard with worshipful veneration.
octagon n. A figure with eight sides and eight angles.
portent n. Anything that indicates what is to happen.
aldermanship n. The dignity, condition, office,
patronymic adj. Formed after one's father's name.
assassination n. Murderer, as by secret assault or treachery.
composure n. Calmness.
convene v. To summon or cause to assemble.
abrogate v. To abolish, repeal.
salutatory n. The opening oration at the commencement in American col
impassible adj. Not moved or affected by feeling.
mannerism n. Constant or excessive adherence to one manner, style, or pec
bier n. A horizontal framework with two handles at each
paragon n. A model of excellence.
sibilance n. A hissing sound.
foggy adj. Obscure.
foppish adj. Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners.
aviary n. A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept.
bigamist n. One who has two spouses at the same time.
chancery n. A court of equity, as distinguished from a common-law court.
antonym n. A word directly opposed to another in meaning.
declension n. The change of endings in nouns and adj. to express their different relations of g
exhaust v. To empty by draining off the contents.
dissemble v. To hide by pretending something different.
meander v. To wind and turn while proceeding in a course.
embargo n. Authoritative stoppage of foreign commerce or of any special trade.
inveigh v. To utter vehement censure or invective.
lithesome adj. Nimble.
theorist n. One given to speculating.
bight n. A slightly receding bay between headlands, formed by a long curve of a coast-line.
postscript n. Something added to a letter after the writer's signature.
propel v. To drive or urge forward.
profile n. An outline or contour.
incidentally adv. Without intention.
redolence n. Smelling sweet and agreeable.
ichthyosaurs n. A fossil reptile.
longevity n. Unusually prolonged life.
vincible adj. Conquerable.
operetta n. A humorous play in dialogue and music, of more than
magnate n. A person of rank or importance.
resilience n. The power of springing back to a former position
autocracy n. Absolute government.
blatant adj. Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous.
transmission n. The act of sending through or across.
protrude v. To push out or thrust forth.
volant adj. Flying or able to fly.
emphasize v. To articulate or enunciate with special
cathode n. The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery.
assets n. pl. Property in general, regarded as applicable to the payment of debts.
ichthyic adj. Fish-like.
effective adj. Fit for a destined purpose.
paronymous adj. Derived from the same root or primitive word.
outlandish adj. Of barbarous, uncouth, and unfamiliar aspect or action.
illuminate v. To supply with light.
demulcent n. Any application soothing to an irritable
verification n. The act of proving to be true, exact, or accurate.
trite adj. Made commonplace by frequent repetition.
recitation n. The act of reciting or repeating, especially in public and from
superfluous adj. Being more than is needed.
antislavery adj. Opposed to human slavery.
knighthood n. Chivalry.
panacea n. A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases.
residue n. A remainder or surplus after a part has been separated or otherwise treated.
waif n. A homeless, neglected wanderer.
indiscriminate adj. Promiscuous.
diabolic adj. Chara
liege adj. Sovereign.
impertinence n. Rudeness.
sycophant n. A servile flatterer, especially of those in authority or influence.
austere adj. Severely simple; unadorned.
discord n. Absence of harmoniousness.


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