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1951 - 1975


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perigee
n. point closest to Earth in an orbit
perquisite
n. perk
irruption
n. entry with force
privateer
n. officially-licensed pirate
rapine
n. seizing of property by force
judicature
n. administration of justice
saturnine
serious, unhappy, unfriendly; morose
picayune
adj. trivial, worthless
odium
n. widespread hatred
barograph
n. instrument that draws air pressure readings on a chart
viol
n. six-stringed Renaissance instrument larger than a violin
sol
suspension of a colloid in a liquid e.g. custard
supernumerary
redundant, in excess of the usual number
recidivist
n. repeat offender
sequestrate
take possession of sth; confiscate until debt's been paid
prelacy
n. government by priests
antilogy
contradiction in terms or ideas
subtend
v. have boundaries that meet each other
sequacious
adj. unoriginal in thought
protoplasm
n. living part of an animal cell
perdition
eternal punishment; complete ruin
irritant
sth that causes irritation (inflammation etc.); sth that constantly annoys
liquefacient
adj. prone to becoming liquid
quiescent
adj. in a state or period of inactivity or dormancy
saponaceous
adj. soapy
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