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pungency
n. having a sharp smell
mercantile
adj. relating to trade
heretical
adj. religiously offensive
jocose
adj. humorous
portend
"serve as a sign something is going to happen, forecast, presage or predict"
hirsute
adj. hairy
stringency
n. state of being strict
triplicity
n. a group of three people or things
inestimable
adj. too great to calculate
monosyllable
n. word with one syllable
empirical
adj. based on evidence rather than theory
implausible
adj. hard to believe
rapport
n. relationship with good communication
imprudent
adj. not caring about the consequences of an action
excrescence
n. outgrowth on a human body
fracas
n. noisy quarrel
centurion
n. commander of a century (100 soldiers) in the ancient Roman army
transcontinental
adj. crossing a continent
intramural
adj. within a community
hemorrhage
n. escape of blood from a ruptured blood vessel
dirge
n. funeral song
halcyon
adj. denotes a peaceful time
boorish
"n. describes a rude, clumsy person"
supine
adj. lying face upward
translucence
adj. allowing light
mete
v. measure
synonym
n. word that means the same as another word
obstetrician
n. doctor who takes care of women before and after pregnancy
corroboration
n. statement that confirms
voracious
adj. wanting large amounts of food
dissimilar
adj. different
granulate
v. form something into grains
superabundance
n. quantity that is more than needed
abhorrence
n. feeling of repulsion
unicellular
adj. of one cell
efficacy
n. ability to produce results
carnivorous
adj. feeding on other animals
vindicatory
adj. show to be right
encyclical
n. papal letter sent to all bishops
fictitious
adj. not real
monotonous
adj. one tone
perjure
v. tell an untruth when giving evidence to a court
regent
n. person appointed to rule in place of a monarch
forestall
v. anticipate
endear
v. cause to be liked
discrepancy
n. a lack of similarity
spontaneous
adj. done without planning
rotary
adj. revolving around a center
herbivorous
n. describes an animal that feeds on plants
denunciation
n. state of being rejected by the public
alderman
n. elected member of a council
incapacitate
v. prevent from functioning in a normal way
germinate
"v. begin to grow, sprout"
negligence
adj. not taking proper care of one's duties
apiary
n. place where bees are kept
soliloquy
n. an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud
autonomous
adj. having self-government
precaution
n. measure taken to prevent something bad from happening
xenophobia
intense fear of people from other countries
desiccated
adj. dried out
linchpin
n. vital part
opprobrium
n. harsh criticism
ambivalence
n. having mixed feelings
repository
n. place where things are stored
deify
v. worship
encroach
v. inrude upon
covey
n. small party
proficiency
n. competence
fraught
adj. filled with anxiety
culinary
adj. of or for cooking
bigamist
n. person married to two people
contraposition
n. opposite proposition in an argument
manifold
adj. many and various
predicate
n. part of the sentence with the verb
phalanx
n. group of similar people brought together for a common purpose
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