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cognate
adj. of the same parentage
telescope
n. tool for seeing extremely long distances
terminus
n. end point of a transit system
virtual
adj. existing only in an artificial world
external
adj. existing outside
statuette
n. small statue
confidence
n. belief in onesself
meddlesome
adj. often meddling
knead
v. squeeze and fold with the hands
aboriginal
"adj. present from the origin, native"
fissure
n. crack in rock
abrupt
adj. sudden
afresh
adv. Once again as if for the first time
paean
n. song of praise
conjure
v. produce by magic
nestle
v. sit or lie as in a nest
vertical
adj. straight up and down
fiscal
adj. to do with money
unanimity
n. singleness of opinion
entree
n. main course of a meal
bodice
n. female garment worn around the waist and bosom
non-existent
adj. not existing
mausoleum
n. elaborate building containing a tomb
stigma
n. mark of disgrace
bestrew
v. scatter about
dissever
v. divide into sections
poignancy
n. that state of being happy and sad at the same time
witchcraft
n. the practises of a witch
dissatisfy
v. fail to satisfy
satirize
v. write unfavorably of
literacy
n. ability to read
Hibernian
adj. From Ireland
compressible
adj. capable of being compressed
habitable
adj. capable of being lived in
prickle
n. sharp thorn
preferential
adj. favoring one over another
stiletto
n. dagger or shoe with a dagger-like heel
assassination
killing of a political figure
confront
v. approach with a view to an argument
disown
v. deny as one's relative or friend
episode
n. individual installment of a larger narrative
beset
v. attack on all sides
buffet
v. repeatedly knock around
gestation
n. period of development of a foetus
frankincense
a gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes
superlative
adj. of the highest quality
punctual
adj. usually on time
detest
v. hate
complaisance
n. willingness to please
bilious
adj. bad-tempered
diphthong
n. spoken sound made out of two separate sounds
commentary
n. spoken or written discussion in which people express opinions about someone or something
domain
n. area of rule
conservatism
n. political movement rejecting change
comical
adj. funny
baffle
v. confuse
bass
n. low-frequency notes in music
ancestry
n. family line
comprehensible
adj. capable of being understood
condense
v. change from a gas into a liquid
avocation
n. hobby
dislocate
v. cause to become disconnected
apprehension
state of unease about the near future
hilarious
adj. extremely funny
converge
v. come together
analyze
v. study
glorious
adj. full of glory
freshness
n. state of being fresh
cartilage
n. strong fibrous non-bony bodily tissue
glutinous
adj. sticky
denouement
revelation of the central mystery in a plot
decipher
v. figure out
diagnosis
n. doctor's analysis of symptoms
nevertheless
adv. However
ladle
n. small bowl with a handle used for spooning liquids
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