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ordeal n. Anything that severely tests courage, strength, patience, conscience, etc.
refringent adj. Having the power to refract.
icily adv. Frigidly.
rancor n. Malice.
manor n. The landed estate of a lord or nobleman.
Neolithic adj. Pertaining to the later stone age.
nit n. The egg of a louse or some other insect.
accession n. Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.
epicure n. One who cultivates a delicate taste for eating and drinking.
heterogeneous adj. Consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds.
divination n. The pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden.
compulsory adj. Forced.
impulsive adj. Unpremeditated.
astringent adj. Harsh in disposition or character.
condense v. To abridge.
contingency n. Possibility of happening.
torpor n. Apathy.
translucent adj. Allowing the passage of light.
augment v. To make bigger.
forefather n. An ancestor.
burgher n. An inhabitant, citizen or freeman of a borough burgh, or corporate town.
derivation n. That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning.
participate v. To receive or have a part or share of.
botanize v. To study plant-life.
hydrodynamics n. The branch of mechanics that treats of the dynamics of fluids.
version n. A description or report of something as modified by one's chara
pseudonymity n. The state or character of using a fictitious name.
connubial adj. Pertaining to marriage or matrimony.
fief n. A landed estate held under feudal tenure.
endanger v. To expose to peril.
seance n. A meeting of spirituals for consulting spirits.
adulterant n. An adulterating substance.
brokerage n. The business of making sales and purchases for a commission; a broker.
distrainor n. One who subjects a person to distress.
remonstrance n. Reproof.
periodicity n. The habit or characteristic of recurrence at regular intervals.
suspicious adj. Inclined to doubt or mistrust.
hypnotize v. To produce a somnambulistic st
philanthropic adj. Benevolent.
degrade v. To take away honors or position from.
sequence n. The order in which a number or persons, things, or events follow one another in space or time.
abidance n. An abiding.
hesitancy n. A pausing to consider.
eminent adj. High in station, merit, or esteem.
audition n. The act or sensation of hearing.
naphtha n. A light, colorless, volatile, inflammable oil used as a solvent, as in manufactur
jurisdiction n. Lawful power or right to exercise official authority.
adverse adj. Opposing or opposed.
luminous adj. Giving or radiating light.
negate v. To deny.
grandiose adj. Having an imposing style or effect.
penetrable adj. That may be pierced by physical, moral, or intellectual force.
slight adj. Of a small importance
athwart adv. From side to side.
remonstrate v. To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to
effectual adj. Efficient.
antonym n. A word directly opposed to another in meaning
minutia n. A small or unimportant particular or detail.
intolerable adj. Insufferable.
illegitimate adj. Unlawfully begotten.
sympathetic adj. Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others.
exorbitance n. Extravagance or enormity.
indicator n. One who or that which points out.
altruism n. Benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest.
Omnipotent adj. Possessed of unlimited and universal power.
disobedient adj. Neglecting or refusing to obey.
prehension n. The act of laying hold of or grasping.
magnetize v. To make a magnet of, permanently, or temporarily.
plaudit n. An expression of applause.
impersonal adj. Not relating to a particular person or thing.
redemption n. The recovery of what is mortgaged or pledged, by paying the debt.
microscopic adj. Adapted to or characterized by minute observation.
impotent adj. Destitute of or lacking in power, physical, moral, or intellectual.
crystallize v. To bring together or give fixed shape to.
superannuate v. To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service.
loch n. A lake.
rigmarole n. Nonsense.
hibernal adj. Pertaining to winter.
melodious adj. Characterized by a sweet succession of sounds.
fortitude n. Patient courage.
alternate n. One chosen to act in place of another, in case of the absence or incapacity of that other.
vocative adj. Of or pertaining to the act of calling.
archbishop n. The chief of the bishops of an ecclesiastical province in the Greek, Roman, and Anglican church.
tannery n. A place where leather is tanned.
archbishop n. The chief of the bishops of an ecclesiastical province in the Greek, Roman
stiletto n. A small dagger.
cudgel n. A short thick stick used as a club.
cantonment n. The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered.
influx n. Infusion.
ponder v. To meditate or reflect upon.
mirage n. An optical effect looking like a sheet of water in the desert.
frowzy adj. Slovenly in appearance.
arrear n. Something overdue and unpaid.
angular adj. Sharp-cornered.
idiom n. A use of words peculiar to a particular language.
polysyllable adj. Having several syllables, espec
erratic adj. Irregular.
concord n. Harmony.
dispensation n. That which is bestowed on or appointed to on
annual adj. Occurring every year.


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