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fulminate
"v. issue a verbal attack, denunciate thunderously (... against), explode or cause to explode"
trisect
v. cut in three
irrefrangible
adj. incapable of being violated
forepeak
n. frontmost part of a ship's hull
heteromorphic
adj. occurring in more than one form
auriferous
adj. gold-bearing
pentad
n. group of five
radix
n. base of a number system
incarnadine
adj. red
dissentious
adj. dissenting with the majority
enthrone
v. swear in as monarch
enrapture
v. grab the complete attention of
cadenza
n. musical phrase at the end of a piece
alluvion
n. the process of a river or the sea depositing silt
burgeon
v. grow
imbrue
v. stain
fugacious
adj. fleeting
bibulous
adj. fond of alcohol
belabor
v. explain or worry excessively
extrapolation
n. drawing of conclusions from existing information
disinfect
v. destroy germs in
demurrage
n. the holding of a ship in port
globose
adj. globe-shaped
efflorescent
adj. blossoming
antistrophe
n. second section of a Greek poem
evert
v. turn inside out
detrude
v. push down forcefully
bumptious
adj. offensibly self-assertive
excoriate
v. criticize angrily
butte
n. steep-sided hill with a flat top
divagation
n. act of straying
irrigate
water
recur
v. happen again
unutterable
adj. incapable of being said
manufacturer
n. one who makes things
shiftless
adj. lazy
univalence
adj. having just one meaning or value
preamble
n. preliminary paragraph
material
"noticeable, worldly, mundane"
prefer
v. like more
vivify
v. bring to life
likelihood
"chance, probability"
incredulous
unwilling to believe
veritable
true
fiducial
"adj. accepted as a fixed basis of reference or comparison, based on trust"
stealth
n. secretive behaviour
preparatory
adj. in preparation
redolent
"adj. fragrant, suggestive"
maniac
n. one suffering from a mania or mental disease
inconvenient
adj. not convenient
jugular
adj. in the neck
investigator
n. one who investigates
stimulus
n. something that causes a response
nomad
n. one who travels the land with no fixed home
pendulous
adj. hanging down
qualify
v. make or be sufficiently skilled or knowledgeable
legitimate
adj. having a right to exist
sheer
adj. very steep
introductory
adj. serving as an introduction
insignificance
n. the state of being not important
powerless
adj. lacking power or ability
Newtonian
adj. to do with the theories of Isaac Newton
epode
n. lyric poem in couplets
callosity
n. hardened patch of skin
bolero
n. woman's jacket with body shorter than sleeves
fernery
n. place where ferns are grown
sirocco
n. hot wind from the Sahara
mealy-mouthed
adj. talking in an insincere way
Augustinian
n. follower of St. Augustine
petulant
adj. childishly sulky or bad-tempered
demulcent
adj. soothing
arborescent
adj. tree-shaped
fungous
adj. fungus-like
annalist
n. chronicler
decalogue
n. the ten commandments
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