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DefinitionWord
Book, usually large and academic
Premise; postulate; self-evident truth
Lightly acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable
A sorrowful poem or speech
Lacking energy and enthusiasm
To add ornamental or fictitious details
Meal or mealtime
Abusive language
Cooperation; mutual helpfulness
Aware; conscious; able to perceive
Relaxation; leisure
To infuse
Wisdom; caution or restraint
A nest built high in the air; an elevated, often secluded, dwelling
To increase in number quickly
A firmly held opinion, especially a religious belief
To annoy or provoke to anger
Concerning the appreciation of beauty
Long, harsh speech or verbal attack
Ungrateful person
Uncompromising; refusing to be reconciled
Beliefs or character of a group
Having bad connotations; disparaging
A rabble-rouser, usually appealing to emotion or prejudice
Known or understood only by a few
To physically sway; to be indecisive
Wordy
To assume as real or conceded; propose as an explanation
To be present throughout; to permeate
To act confusedly or without clear purpose
A subtle expression of meaning or quality
To set fire to or ignite; excite or inspire
Bright; brilliant; glowing
To gain favor with another by deliberate effort; to seek to please somebody so as to gain an advantage
Blocked path; dilemma with no solution
Courageous; spunky
A funeral hymn or mournful speech
Dormant; unused
Phony; artificial
A state of static balance or equilibrium; stagnation
Extremely careful; fastidious; painstaking
Lack of interest or emotion
Nonsensical talk; specialized language
Ornament worn as a charm against evil spirits
Clever; deceptive
To polish
Unscrupulous; shocking unfair or unjust
Great disorder; confused situation
To fluctuate between choices
To judge a dispute between two opposing sides
Young woman making debut in high society
A person who is guided by materialism and is disdainful of intellectual or artistic values
Of a similar kind
To make impure
Predictable; boring
To combine; to mix together
DefinitionWord
To tarnish; to taint
Highest point; summit; the highest level or degree attainable
Relating to a palace; magnificent
Bell tower; room in which a bell is hung
To perceive or recognize
Occurring daily; commonplace
To calm down or moderate
Stubborn; unyielding
Tightly sealed
The domination of one state or group over its allies
Fundamentally different; entirely unlike
Flamboyance or dash in style and action; verve
Attack; assault
Practical, as opposed to idealistic
Clear and easily understood
Starting to develop; coming into existence
Rude and bad-tempered
To make more bearable
A ghost or specter; a ghost of a living person seen just before his or her death
Impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
Growth process from conception to birth
Rural
Showing innocence or childlike simplicity
Persuasive and moving, especially in speech
Digressing; diverting
Frolicsome; playful
Easily deceived
Determined by chance or impulse
Trick designed to deceive an enemy
A person with expert knowledge or discriminating tastes
Sharp and irritating to the senses
Passion; excitement
Intricate and complicated
A mark of shame or discredit
Harmless
Lacking sophistication or experience
Pompous in speech and manner
To respect deeply
Respected because of age
Similar or alike in some way; equivalent to
Composed of unlike parts; different; diverse
An investigation; an inquiry
To make larger; expand
Rebellion
To speak in favor of
Capable of being shaped
Controversy; argument; verbal attack
Sensible; showing good judgment
Fresh and clean; uncorrupted
Temporary; lasting a brief time
To choose not to do something
Filled with truth and accuracy
To mar the appearance of; vandalize
Steadily increasing in volume or force
To express sorrow; to grieve
Easily aroused or changeable; lively or explosive
DefinitionWord
No variation; tediously the same
Dictatorial in one's opinions
To reject the validity of
Having a sharp edge; intellectually sharp; perceptive
A trace; remnant
To penetrate
Doubtful; uncertain; can be interpreted several ways
Charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness
Someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
To grow together to form a single whole
Sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure
Ancient; old-fashioned
A contradiction or dilemma
Agitated, overdone
Extremely generous or extravagant; to give unsparingly
A compact or close-knit body of people, animals, or things
Suspicious
Wandering and unpredictable
To soothe or pacify
Crude person; one lacking manners or taste
To discard to get rid of something as unnecessary or encumbering
Purposeful exaggeration for effect
An outcast
Severe or stern in appearance; undecorated
Earthly; down-to-earth; commonplace
Acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
A puzzle; a mystery
Fearless, resolutely courageous
Clearly state or shown; forthright in expression
Tending to be thrifty or cheap
To prelace (another) by force; to take the place of
The point of culmination; peak
Acting excessively enthusiastic; filled with extreme, unquestioned devotion
Theft of property
Tolerant; broad-minded; generous; lavish
An extremely deep hole
Potential that is not readily apparent
Lavish; wasteful
Respect; courtesy
Something that brings about a change in something else
Use of an inoffensive word of phrase in place of a more distasteful one
Effective writing or speaking
Causing grief or sorrow; serious and distressing
Absolute; certain
Able to speak clearly and expressively
Speech in praise of someone
Temporary suppression or suspension
Wandering from place to place; unsettled
Excess
To humble oneself in a demeaning way
Outgoing; sociable
Not easily managed or manipulated
To overwhelm, to cover with water
Fearless; daring

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