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befog
v. make confused
deliquesce
v. liquefy
braze
v. join by soldering with copper and zinc
diluvial
adj. to do with floods
abscission
n. the process of dead leaves or fruit falling off a plant
emeritus
adj. retired but still holding the title of one's former job
addendum
n. additional text added to a document
reclaim
v. take back
indiscreet
"adj. gossipy, loose-tongued"
prevalent
adj. widespread
solder
v. attach or fix using molten metal
rendition
n. interpretation of a song
impoverish
v. make poor
inconsiderable
adj. not worthy of being considered
mislay
v. lose temporarily
infidelity
n. betrayal of trust
rote
n. routine
infirm
adj. frail due to poor health
cursive
with the letters joined together
verify
"to prove to be true, exact, or accurate"
parched
dried up
wary
"watchful, alert"
nit
n. louse
pitiful
adj. demanding pity
speculate
v. think experimentally
solace
n. comfort from pain or grief
posterior
n. butt
retouch
v. make better by small adjustments
repeal
v. cancel
outlaw
n. one who lives outside the law
tangency
n. the state of touching the edge of something
misanthropy
n. hatred of mankind
palinode
a retraction
potable
adj. drinkable
intension
n. intensity
peculate
v. take dishonestly
poetaster
n. poet who writes inferior poetry
malfeasance
wrongdoing
anhydrous
adj. free from water
palimpsest
n. paper on which old text has been mostly erased but is still visible
meritorious
adj. praiseworthy
nutritive
adj. to do with nutrition
weal
n. what is best for someone or something
brogan
n. sturdy work shoe
aggress
v. attack
maleficent
adj. causing harm
proselyte
n. religious convert
osculate
"v. kiss, touch against the surface of"
convolve
v. entwine
venial
adj. not serious
seignior
n. lord of a manor
prohibitory
adj. preventing
resistive
adj. having powers of resistance
sobriquet
n. nickname
kismet
n. fate
sepulcher
n. tomb
prehension
n. the act of grabbing
lea
n. open grassland meadow
recreant
adj. cowardly
somniferous
adj. causing to become sleepy
nugatory
adj. valueless
legging
n. leg-covering from knee to ankle
aldermanship
n. elected member of local governing body
littoral
adj. to do with a riverbank or seashore
boll
n. shell of a seed
ingraft
"v. graft, attach to a new body"
refragable
adj. capable of being disputed
preengage
v. meet with before the main event has begun
necrology
n. list of deaths
subjacent
adj. underlying
Narcissus
n. character in Greek mythology who fell in love with his reflection
lodgment
n. depositing of money
inchmeal
adv. Little by little
macadamize
v. cover with tar and stones to make a road
proselytize
v. convert to one's religion
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