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perfidy
disloyal behaviour; treachery
suasion
the act of trying to persuade (instead of forcing it)
neo-Latin
n. modern Latin
mordacious
bitingly sarcastic; (esp. of animals) likely to bite
tilth
n. cultivation of farmland
sebaceous
adj. secreting oil
locative
(grammar) to do with location
sublingual
adj. under the tongue
sedulous
adj. (of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence; assiduous
quadrate
adj. having right-angled edges
rejuvenescence
n. renewal of youth
pyx
n. container for communion bread
desiccant
n. drying agent
antemundane
adj. occurring before the formation of the world
insentient
adj. incapable of feeling and understanding things
supplicate
(humbly) beg or ask for help
extrajudicial
adj. happening outside the legal system
dendrology
n. the study of trees
syneresis
n. the blending of two vowels into one sound
lassie
n. girl (another term for lass)
lugubrious
adj. looking or sounding sad and dismal.
autarchy
self-rule; autocracy. Also alt. spelling of autarky
sensorium
n. all the senses combined
sidereal
adj. to do with stars outside the solar system
vie
v. compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something.
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