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nephew
noun a son of your brother or sister
niece
noun a daughter of your brother or sister
dimpled
adj. having a small indentation
capital
1. First and foremost; principal: 2. First-rate; excellent 3. Relating to or being a seat of government. 4. Extremely serious:
rail
verb complain bitterly; criticize severely; spread negative information about; travel by train
forfeit
adj. surrendered as a penalty; noun the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.; a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something; something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty; verb lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
lace
noun a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns; a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment); verb draw through eyes or holes; do "word"work; add alcohol to (beverages); spin or twist together so as to form a cord; make by braiding or interlacing
smother
verb. 1. to suffocate or stifle by cutting off or being cut off from the air 2. (tr) to surround (with) or envelop (in) he "worded" her with love 3. (tr) to extinguish (a fire) by covering so as to cut it off from the air 4. to be or cause to be suppressed or stifled "word" a giggle
affront
noun a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect; verb treat, mention, or speak to rudely
sidle
verb move sideways; move unobtrusively or furtively
menagerie
noun the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition; a collection of live animals for study or display
abject
adj. showing humiliation or submissiveness; of the most contemptible kind; most unfortunate or miserable; showing utter resignation or hopelessness
prostrate
adj. 1. Lying face down, as in submission or adoration. 2. Lying flat or at full length. 3. Reduced to extreme weakness or incapacitation; overcome
tint
noun a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color; verb color lightly
factious
adj. 1. Of, relating to, produced by, or characterized by internal dissension. 2. Given to or promoting internal dissension.
bide
verb 1. To remain in a condition or state. 2. a. To wait; tarry. b. To stay: c. To be left; remain.
stately
adj. of size and dignity suggestive of a statue; refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court; impressive in appearance
waning
adj. (of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreases; noun a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent
excrescence
noun (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body; something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
pendulous
adj. having branches or flower heads that bend downward
skater
noun someone who skates
slipshod
adj. marked by great carelessness
cesspool
" noun 1. A covered hole or pit for receiving drainage or sewage, as from a house. 2. A filthy, disgusting, or morally corrupt place."
resort
noun act of turning to for assistance; something or someone turned to for assistance or security; a frequently visited place; verb move, travel, or proceed toward some place; have recourse to
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