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fundamental
adj. being part of a foundation
foppery
n. ostentatious dress and behavior
confessor
n. one who receives a formal confession
bemoan
v. complain about
enlist
v. join up into the military
refusal
n. the act of refusing
mannerism
n. individual habit
momentum
n. energy of forward motion
transcribe
v. write down
abed
in bed
forcible
adj. brought about by force
pendant
n. small item of jewelry hung round the neck
inaccessible
adj. not accessible
fez
n. red Egyptian hat worn by organ-grinder's monkeys
legitimacy
"state of being legitimate, in compliance with the law, lawful"
territorial
adj. to do with territory
expostulate
v. earnestly argue
calamity
"disaster, scourge"
sumptuous
adj. richly decorated
reparation
n. making of amends
acknowledge
v. recognise the existence of
feudal
adj. depending on a system of lords and underlings
procure
v. get hold off
credible
adj. believable
positive
"adj. good, confident"
clarify
v. make more clear
inexperience
n. lack of experience
quaint
"adj. sweet, likably inoffensive"
autobiography
n. story written about the writer's own life
disarm
v. take away a weapon or defense
anatomy
n. collection of organs in a body
potential
adj. possible
tactician
n. one who produces tactics
instill
v. establish
anthracite
n. clean-burning coal
acquit
v. find not guilty in a court of law
tranquilize
v. calm down
kilometer
n. distance of one thousand metres
Pan-American
adj. representing the whole American continent
explicate
v. explain
anxious
adj. worried
belle
n. beautiful woman
outlast
v. last longer than
lovable
adj. easily loved
imperceptible
adj. incapable of being perceived
amiable
adj. friendly
sensitive
adj. easily affected by stimuli
devilry
n. devilish behavior
strenuous
"adj. difficult, strict"
drastic
adj. sweeping or dramatic
ado
"n. fuss, confusion"
pessimism
n. the state of thinking the worst
profligacy
"n. wildly extravagant, profligate behavior"
stipend
n. regular sum of money
bombard
v. fire or drop bombs or shells at
provocative
"tending or serving to provoke; inciting, stimu{Latin}g, irritating, or vexing"
etymology
n. derivation of a word
collier
n. one who mines coal
diabolical
adj. like the devil
furbish
v. restore to good condition
arraign
v. call into court to answer a charge
convertible
adj. able to be changed
inference
n. idea leading from existing information
monopoly
n. economic market with only one participant
subservience
n. state of serving or being dominated by someone else
hypnosis
n. the art of inducing a trance
benevolence
n. generosity
clan
n. tribe
surcharge
n. additional charge
denote
v. indicate
microscopic
"adj. tiny, visible only by a microscope"
underling
n. junior employee
enthusiastic
adj. full of positive energy
luscious
adj. exciting to the senses
accumulate
v. collect
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