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alienation
n. the state of being shunned by a group
dissolute
adj. irresponsible
ambivalent
adj. having mixed feelings
preexistence
n. prior existence
hypotenuse
n. longest side of a right-angled triangle
percolator
n. coffee-maker
convolution
n. twisting together
mesmerize
v. hypnotize
taxidermy
n. the art of stuffing dead animals
cerebral
1. to do with the brain 2. intellectual, not emotional
monograph
n. detailed study of a precise subject
jurisdiction
n. policeman's area of control
discountenance
to refuse to tolerate, to disapprove of, to shame
imprecation
n. spoken curse
arbitrate
reach an authoritative decision
transfusible
adj. able to be transferred from one person to another
abduction
n. action of kidnapping
patrimony
n. property inherited from one's father
plagiarism
n. trying to pass off someone's work as your own
ambulance
n. vehicle to take ill people to the hospital
illusive
adj. deceptive
attenuate
v. reduce value of
extenuate
v. make less serious
spasmodic
adj. in brief, irregular bursts
connote
v. imply
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