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Bucolic
relating to the countryside, especially its pleasant aspects
agitate
to try to cause social or political changes by arguing or protesting, or through other political activity
Lithe
moving and bending in a graceful way
Perilous
fraught with danger
gyrate
to wind or move in a spiral course
Altruistic
thinking or behaving in a way that shows you care about other people and their interests more than you care about yourself
Beaker
a glass or plastic container with straight sides that is used in a laboratory
Raucous
disturbing the public peace; loud and rough
Milquetoast
a meek, submissive, or timid person
epitomize
to be the best possible example of a particular type of person or thing
Moxie
energy, confidence, and determination
nefarious
extremely wicked
serrate
make saw-toothed or jag the edge of
misogynist
man who hates women
contort
twist and press out of shape
Cretin
a person of subnormal intelligence
juxtapose
place side by side
pique
a feeling of resentment or irritation, as from having one's pride wounded
palpable
if a mood or feeling is ????, it is so strong that you seem to feel it physically yourself
ostensibly
used for saying that although someone pretends to have one reason for something, there is in fact another reason
incestuous
relating to or involving incest & resembling incest as by excessive intimacy
boisterous
noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
incongruous
lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
ubiquitous
being present everywhere at once
epiphany
any moment of great or sudden revelation
Diaspora
the dispersion or spreading of something that was originally localized (as a people or language or culture)
Tweezers
Small pinchers used to pluck out hairs, and for other purposes.
suppurate
: cause to ripen and discharge pus
pus
a thick yellow liquid that forms in flesh that has an infection
tautology
useless repetition
spelunker
a person who explores caves
rudimentary
being in the earliest stages of development
enumerate
specify individually
misanthropic
someone who is ??? dislikes people and avoids social situations
curmudgeon
someone who gets annoyed easily, especially an old person
precipitation
an unexpected acceleration or hastening
repose
freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
Requiescat
a prayer for the repose of the soul of a dead person
swanky
expensive and showy
paradigm
a pattern or model
illiterate
someone who is ??? cannot read or write & ignorant of the fundamentals of a given art or branch of knowledge
puissant
powerful
harrow
a cultivator that pulverizes or smoothes the soil
halcyon
marked by peace and
Talon
a sharply hooked claw, esp of a bird of prey
fallacy
an idea or belief that is false but that many people think is true
Louse
a small insect that lives on the bodies of animals and people
abhor
to dislike something very much, usually because you think it is immoral
discourteous
rude and lacking respect
surmise
to guess that something is true, when you do not have enough information to prove that it is true
bowdlerize
edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
vernacular
the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language) & a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
aphorism
a short statement that says something wise and true
Primordial
having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state
odoriferous
giving off an odor
chic
fashionable and attractive in style
perennial
lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal
odontophobia
an unnatural dread or terror of teeth
stubble
the short stiff hairs on a man’s face that grow into a beard if he does not cut them off
insinuation
The act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments
pertinent
having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand
coquettish
a ??? woman behaves in a way that is intended to attract men sexually
facetious
jocular or amusing, esp at inappropriate times
purport
to claim or seem to be something or to do something, especially when this is not possible or true
squeamish
excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
abate
become less in amount or intensity
tawdry
cheap, showy, and of poor quality
caricature
a description of a person, place, or situation that makes them seem silly by emphasizing only some aspects of them
Girth
the distance around something; circumference & size or bulk
doctrine
set of principles or beliefs, especially religious or political ones
Wistful
sadly pensive, esp about something yearned for
pensive
deeply or seriously thoughtful, often with a tinge of sadness
Svelte
attractively or gracefully slim; slender
Regale
to entertain someone with a story & to give someone a lot to eat and drink
sinuous
shaped or moving with many bends and curves
inaugural
serving to set in motion
tenure
give life-time employment to
Sorority
a social club for female undergraduates
premeditated
characterized by deliberate purpose and some degree of planning
vehement
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
willowy
slender and graceful
Visage
the appearance conveyed by a person's face
Venerate
regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
Alcove
a small area in a room that is created by building part of one wall farther back than the rest of the wall
admonition
cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger)
aerosol
a small container in which a liquid such as paint is kept under pressure. When you press a button, the liquid is forced out as a fine spray or foam
appellation
an identifying name or title
awning
a sheet of cloth hung above a window or door as protection against the rain or sun, especially outside a store
clammy
unpleasantly cool and humid
clientele
customers collectively
Coy
showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement
cuneiform
relating to a writing system used in ancient times in the Middle East. The letters are long and thin and wide at one end and narrow at the other.
wedge
a piece of wood, plastic, or other material that is thin at one end and wider at the other and is pressed into a space to hold something in place or to force things apart
demure
affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
elongate
having notably more length than width; being long and slender
ensconce
if you ??? yourself or if you are ???ed somewhere, you put yourself into a comfortable or safe position
gait
the way that someone walks
gild
to cover a surface with a very thin layer of gold
gingerly
with extreme care or delicacy
grate
a frame of metal bars for holding coal or wood in a fireplace & make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together