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verdict
An opinion or decision made after judging the facts.
abundance
The situation in which there is more than enough of something.
drape
To cover, dress, or hang with or as if with cloth in loose folds.
avenue
A broad roadway lined with trees.
cushion
A pad or pillow with a soft filling, used for resting, reclining, or kneeling.
insulate
To cause to be in a detached or isolated position.
apathetic
Feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern.
affection
A tender feeling toward another.
lean
To bend or slant away from the vertical.
drip
To fall in drops.
nick
To cut into and wound slightly.
crust
The hard outer portion or surface area of bread.
scab
A crust discharged from and covering a healing wound.
hedge
A row of closely planted shrubs or low-growing trees forming a fence or boundary.
vole
Any of various rodents of the genus Microtus and related genera.
accessory
A subordinate or supplementary item.
tutor
A private instructor.
criterion
A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based.
fluctuate
To vary irregularly.
expertise
Expert advice or opinion.
mollusc
Any of numerous chiefly marine invertebrates of the phylum Mollusca, typically having a soft unsegmented body.
cyst
A sac or vesicle in the body.
barter
To trade goods or services without the exchange of money.
mend
To make repairs or restoration to.
raft
A flat structure, typically made of planks, logs, or barrels, that floats on water.
revolve
To turn on an axis.
benevolent
Characterized by or suggestive of doing good.
allot
To parcel out; distribute or apportion.
indigenous
Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area.
glean
To collect bit by bit.
recreation
Refreshment of one's mind or body after work through activity that amuses or stimulates.
facilitate
To make easy or easier.
from the outset
Throughout, from the very beginning.
incorporate
To include something as part of something larger.
facility
Something such as a room or piece of equipment that is provided at a place for people to use.
congestion
The state of being overcrowded, esp with with traffic or people.
provision
The act of providing something.
reclamation
A restoration, as to productivity, usefulness, or morality.
broad
Wide in extent from side to side.
encompass
To constitute or include.
corridor
A narrow hallway, passageway, or gallery, often with rooms or apartments opening onto it.
incidental
Of a minor, casual, or subordinate nature.
retain
To maintain possession of.
promenade
A leisurely walk, especially one taken in a public place as a social activity. A public place for such walking.
draw on
To use someone or something in some beneficial way.
labour
Physical or mental exertion, especially when difficult or exhausting.
enact
To make into law.
flavour
Distinctive taste.
hypothesize
To assert as a hypothesis.
afflict
To cause suffering or unhappiness to.
inhibit
To prohibit; forbid.
exhibit
To show outwardly; display.
blend
To combine or mix so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable from one another.
in advance
Ahead of time; beforehand.
substantial
Considerable in importance, value, degree.
scarce
Hard to find; absent or rare.
imitate
To behave in a similar way to someone or something else.
aversion
A feeling of strong dislike or of not wishing to do something.
palatable
Describes food or drink that has a pleasant taste.
swerve
To change direction, especially suddenly.
ditch
A long, narrow open hole that is dug into the ground.
appeal
To ask the public for something such as money, information, or help.
regard as
To consider or have an opinion about something or someone.
nocturnal
Happening in or active during the night.
rim
The outer, often curved or circular, edge of something.
jagged
Rough and with sharp points.
sketch
A simple, quickly-made drawing that does not have many details.
landmark
A building or place that is easily recognized, especially one that you can use to judge where you are.
in relation to
in connection with
cruise
A journey on a large ship for pleasure.
cot
A small bed for a baby or young child with high bars around the sides.
niggle
To worry someone slightly, usually for a long time.
pretension
A claim or belief that you can succeed or that you are important or have serious value.
spouse
A person's husband or wife.
convey
To express a thought, feeling, or idea so that it is understood by other people.
circumscribe
To limit something; to limit narrowly; restrict.
heyday
The most successful or popular period of someone or something.
single-handed
Without any help from anyone else.
instalment
One of several parts into which a story, plan, or amount of money owed has been divided.
garret
A very small uncomfortable room at the top of a house.
clerk
A person who works in an office, dealing with records.
rickety
In bad condition and therefore weak and likely to break.
to hand
In one's possession; within easy reach.
vicissitude
One of the sudden or unexpected changes or shifts often encountered in one's life.
perpetual
Continuing for ever in the same way.
patronage
The support given to an organization by someone.
sorrow
A feeling of great sadness.
eccentric
Strange or unusual, sometimes in a humorous way.
ascertain
To discover something; to make certain of something.
confer
To exchange ideas on a particular subject; to give something such as authority or an honour to someone.
prevail
To be greater in strength or influence; triumph; to be most common or frequent.
nurture
To take care of, feed, and protect someone or something.
distaste
A dislike of something that you find unpleasant or unacceptable.
administer
To control the operation or arrangement of something.
writhe
To make large twisting movements with the body.
assortment
A group of different types of something.
expletive
An exclamation or swearword.
denounce
To criticize something or someone strongly and publicly.
pose
To set forth in words; propound; to put forward; present.
baulk
To be unwilling to do something or to allow something to happen.