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accouter
v. equip
pervious
adj. capable of being penetrated
testator
n. maker of a will
assonant
adj. being a repeated sound in a poem
usurious
adj. to do with lending money
petrify
v. turn to stone
decameter
n. line of poetry with ten stresses
veracious
adj. true
maladroit
adj. clumsy
ornery
adj. bad-tempered
underman
v. provide insufficient personnel
missal
n. Catholic prayer book
decapod
n. animal with ten legs
antemeridian
adj. happening before noon
peccable
adj. able to sin
precursor
n. previous example
raptorial
adj. preying on animals
abrade
v. wear down by grinding
ambidextrous
adj. equally capable with both hands or both feet
opine
v. give an opinion
pedagogy
n. teaching
temperance
adj. moderation in consuming of food or alcohol
physique
n. body shape
infinite
adj. limitless
precedent
n. previous court ruling used as a guideline for subsequent rulings
fanciless
adj. having no imagination
second-rate
adj. of not very high quality
unison
all at the same time and sounding the same
quibble
v. argue about petty things
intoxicate
v. cause to become drunk
choreography
n. script for dance
tendency
"n. leaning, preference for"
tipsy
adj. slightly drunk
overeat
v. eat too much
palatable
"not unpleasant to the taste, acceptable to the taste"
abort
"v. put an end to, abandon"
overlord
n. ruler
outbreak
n. incident of a disease becoming widespread
seduce
v. persuade to have sexual intercourse
auspice
n. support
sprightly
adj. lively
variable
adj. capable of being changed
warlike
adj. aggressive
pendulum
n. suspended swinging weight
regimen
n. set of rules or suggested habits
statecraft
n. diplomacy
reorganize
v. change the organisational structure of
obligate
v. bind morally
sedate
adj. calm
lobbyist
persuader of legislators
rancorous
hateful
prosperity
"wealth, success"
malapropism
humorous misuse of a word or phrase
physiography
n. writing about the land
sapid
adj. good-tasting
prate
v. talk without stopping
tautological
adj. needlessly repetitive
defalcate
v. use official funds in an inappropriate way
aerostat
n. aircraft held aloft by hot air
distrainor
n. one who seizes goods for payment of bills
solipsistic
adj. of relevance only to oneself
internecine
adj. violent and within a group
dentifrice
n. toothpaste
subtrahend
n. number subtracted from another number
ampersand
n. character for 'and' used on keyboards: &
sapience
n. wisdom
recrudescent
"adj. reviving, happening again"
salience
n. relevance
neonate
n. newborn
raillery
n. affectionate teasing
paly
adj. having vertical stripes of equal thickness
mettlesome
adj. having strong spirit or mettle
venous
"adj. of veins, veinlike"
triumvir
n. group of three public officials
reprehension
n. telling off
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