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wane
v. grow smaller or less powerful
stanza
"n. part of a poem, arrangement of lines forming a division of a poem"
whet
v. sharpen
sequester
v. remove from someone else's control
philanthropist
"n. one who endeavors to help his fellow men, often through charity"
redundant
"adj. unnecessary, constituting an excess"
shrewd
adj. clever
sonorous
adj. having an impressive sound
supersede
v. take the place of in a position of power
wield
v. handle as a weapon
infallible
"adj. exempt from error of judgment, as in opinion or statement"
precocious
adj. having (mental) faculties prematurely developed
undulate
v. move in wavy motion
rectify
v. correct
prevaricate
"v. waver, hesitate"
sensuous
adj. of the senses
purport
v. pretend
redoubtable
adj. inspiring respect
berate
v. scold angrily
perusal
n. careful study
retinue
n. team of staff
acerbic
"adj. sour, bad-tempered"
sagacious
adj. wise
sedentary
"sitting down, accustomed to sitting or taking little exercise"
parley
n. discussion during a military truce
portent
n. omen or sign
filibuster
v. talk at length in political assembly to impede a vote
penurious
adj. poor
debunk
v. prove as false
presumptuous
adj. presuming a lot
philology
n. study of texts
proffer
v. offer
poignant
causing sad feelings
pestilence
n. large plague
dither
v. hesitate
pungent
strong-smelling
arcane
adj. obscure
recant
v. reject or take back
solecism
n. action contravening established manners
precarious
adj. in a dangerous position
salacious
adj. scandalous
scintilla
n. tiny particle
reservoir
n. storage vessel for liquids
philanthropic
adj. loving mankind: extremely generous
peccadillo
n. small or trivial sin
redress
v. make amends
parity
n. equality of treatment
preternatural
adj. beyond natural
purloin
steal
pare
v. cut into slivers with a knife
patrician
adj. aristocratic or behaving like an aristocrat
raucous
"adj. noisy, badly behaved"
remuneration
n. payment
plebeian
of or to the common people
ineffable
adj. inexpressible
placid
adj. peaceful
pandemic
n. widespread outbreak of disease
pervasive
adj. apt to spread through everything
pinnacle
n. highest point
permeate
v. spread through
penultimate
adj. last but one
inert
adj. motionless
rankle
v. annoy
interdict
v. forbid
sacrilegious
offending religious custom
quiescence
n. the state of being at rest
reprieve
n. order cancelling punishment
penury
n. poverty
posit
v. suggest
pedagogue
n. teacher
pique
n. a sudden outburst of anger
bursar
n. financial controller of an academic institution
retrench
v. economize
pallid
"adj. pale, colorless"
palpable
"adj. able to be squeezed, obvious"
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