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viscount
n. In England, a title of nobility, ranking fourth in the order of British peerage.
virulent
adj. Exceedingly noxious or deleterious.
virtuoso
n. A master in the technique of some particular fine art.
viceroy
n. A ruler acting with royal authority in place of the sovereign in a colony or province.
vernacular
n. The language of one''s country.
venereal
adj. Pertaining to or proceeding from sexual intercourse.
vegetative
adj. Pertaining to the process of plant-life.
unwieldy
adj. Moved or managed with difficulty, as from great size or awkward shape.
undergarment
n. A garment to be worn under the ordinary outer garments.
transatlantic
adj. Situated beyond or on the other side of the Atlantic.
timbre
n. The quality of a tone, as distinguished from intensity and pitch.
tableau
n. An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life.
supposition
n. Conjecture.
superfluous
adj. Being more than is needed.
studious
adj. Having or showing devotion to the acquisition of knowledge.
spartan
adj. Exceptionally brave; rigorously severe.
sorcery
n. Witchcraft.
solicitor
n. One who represents a client in court of justice; an attorney.
skeptic
n. One who doubts any statements.
sear
v. To burn on the surface.
reprisal
n. Any infliction or act by way of retaliation on an enemy.
repartee
n. A ready, witty, or apt reply.
rejuvenate
v. To restore to youth.
reactionary
adj. Pertaining to, of the nature of, causing, or favoring reaction.
radiance
n. Brilliant or sparkling luster.
queue
n. A file of persons waiting in order of their arrival, as for admittance.
prospector
n. One who makes exploration, search, or examination, especially for minerals.
precipice
n. A high and very steep or approximately vertical cliff.
preamble
n. A statement introductory to and explanatory of what follows.
potency
n. Power.
placid
adj. Serene.
peddler
n. One who travels from house to house with an assortment of goods for retail.
pathos
n. The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy.
parody
v. To render ludicrous by imitating the language of.
pare
v. To cut, shave, or remove (the outside) from anything.
outlast
v. To last longer than.
ornate
adj. Ornamented to a marked degree.
orator
n. One who delivers an elaborate or formal speech.
nihilist
n. An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known.
neglectful
adj. Exhibiting or indicating omission.
moderator
n. The presiding officer of a meeting.
millet
n. A grass cultivated for forage and cereal.
malign
v. To speak evil of, especially to do so falsely and severely.
loath
adj. Averse.
liquefy
v. To convert into a liquid or into liquid form.
legitimacy
n. Accordance with law.
intermediate
adj. Being in a middle place or degree or between extremes.
instantaneous
adj. Done without perceptible lapse of time.
insistence
n. Urgency.
inscrutable
adj. Impenetrably mysterious or profound.
ingratitude
n. Insensibility to kindness.
incite
v. To rouse to a particular action.
incarcerate
v. To imprison.
inaccessible
adj. Difficult of approach.
impudence
n. Insolent disrespect.
horde
n. A gathered multitude of human beings.
hoarse
adj. Having the voice harsh or rough, as from a cold or fatigue.
furlong
n. A measure, one-eighth of a mile.
fruition
n. Fulfillment.
flatulence
n. Accumulation of gas in the stomach and bowels.
facet
n. One of the small triangular plane surfaces of a diamond or other gem.
exhaustive
adj. Thorough and complete in execution.
exacerbate
v. To make more sharp, severe, or virulent.
enormity
n. Immensity.
elicit
v. To educe or extract gradually or without violence.
dun
v. To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment.
domicile
n. The place where one lives.
disservice
n. An ill turn.
disinherit
v. To deprive of an inheritance.
dilute
v. To make more fluid or less concentrated by admixture with something.
detract
v. To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation.
deplore
v. To regard with grief or sorrow.
deplete
v. To reduce or lessen, as by use, exhaustion, or waste.
denounce
v. To point out or publicly accuse as deserving of punishment, censure, or odium.
deluge
v. To overwhelm with a flood of water.
deformity
n. A disfigurement.
decapitate
v. To behead.
crucible
n. A trying and purifying test or agency.
corroboration
n. Confirmation.
continuation
n. Prolongation.
congenial
adj. Having kindred character or tastes.
confluence
n. The place where streams meet.
compulsory
adj. Forced.
cognizant
adj. Taking notice.
cessation
n. Discontinuance, as of action or motion.
caustic
adj. Sarcastic and severe.
brusque
adj. Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech.
bronchitis
n. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes.
bountiful
adj. Showing abundance.
beset
v. To attack on all sides.
berth
n. A bunk or bed in a vessel, sleeping-car, etc.
batten
n. A narrow strip of wood.
aviary
n. A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept.
auburn
adj. Reddish-brown, said usually of the hair.
archaeology
n. The branch of anthropology concerned with the systematic investigation of the relics of man.
altruism
n. Benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest.
almanac
n. A series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical information.
airy
adj. Delicate, ethereal.
acumen
n. Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination.
wiry
adj. Thin, but tough and sinewy.
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