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concerto
n. A musical composition.
comely
adj. Handsome.
characteristic
n. A distinctive feature.
caricature
n. a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.
cameo
n. Any small engraved or carved work in relief.
broach
v. To mention, for the first time.
bequeath
v. To give by will.
befriend
v. To be a friend to, especially when in need.
aspiration
n. An earnest wish for that which is above one''s present reach.
aristocrat
n. A hereditary noble or one nearly connected with nobility.
amour
n. A love-affair, especially one of an illicit nature.
amenable
adj. Willing and ready to submit.
akin
adj. Of similar nature or qualities.
affiliate
n. Some auxiliary person or thing.
yearling
n. A young animal past its first year and not yet two years old.
workmanship
n. The art or skill of a workman.
voluptuous
adj. having fullness of beautiful form, as a woman, with or without sensuous or sensual quality.
unbiased
adj. Impartial, as judgment.
telltale
adj. That gives warning or information.
swarthy
adj. Having a dark hue, especially a dark or sunburned complexion.
subside
v. To relapse into a state of repose and tranquillity.
stimulant
n. Anything that rouses to activity or to quickened action.
sedition
n. Conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state.
retrospective
adj. Looking back on the past.
respite
n. Interval of rest.
repulse
n. The act of beating or driving back, as an attacking or advancing enemy.
recollect
v. To recall the knowledge of.
recoil
v. To start back as in dismay, loathing, or dread.
qualification
n. A requisite for an employment, position, right, or privilege.
prospectus
n. A paper or pamphlet containing information of a proposed undertaking.
proficient
adj. Possessing ample and ready knowledge or of skill in any art, science, or industry.
proctor
n. An agent acting for another.
preoccupation
n. The state of having the mind, attention, or inclination preoccupied.
preferential
adj. Possessing, giving, or constituting preference or priority.
prattle
v. To utter in simple or childish talk.
pinnacle
n. A high or topmost point, as a mountain-peak.
perpetuate
v. To preserve from extinction or oblivion.
pauper
n. One without means of support.
partition
n. That which separates anything into distinct parts.
originate
v. To cause or constitute the beginning or first stage of the existence of.
optics
n. The science that treats of light and vision, and all that is connected with sight.
onslaught
n. A violent onset.
ocular
adj. Of or pertaining to the eye.
obstruct
v. To fill with impediments so as to prevent passage, either wholly or in part.
nimble
adj. Light and quick in motion or action.
natal
adj. Pertaining to one''s birth.
modify
v. To make somewhat different.
miser
n. A person given to saving and hoarding unduly.
mischievous
adj. Fond of tricks.
mania
n. Insanity.
mane
n. The long hair growing upon and about the neck of certain animals, as the horse and the lion.
lyric
adj. Fitted for expression in song.
lithe
adj. Supple.
linguistics
n. The science of languages, or of the origin, history, and significance of words.
knighthood
n. Chivalry.
keepsake
n. Anything kept or given to be kept for the sake of the giver.
intrepid
adj. Fearless and bold.
instructive
adj. Conveying knowledge.
inquisitive
adj. Given to questioning, especially out of curiosity.
indignity
n. Unmerited contemptuous conduct or treatment.
impregnate
v. To make pregnant.
impregnable
adj. That can not be taken by assault.
hinder
v. To obstruct.
gyroscope
n. An instrument for illustrating the laws of rotation.
grandiose
adj. Having an imposing style or effect.
germane
adj. Relevant.
gentile
adj. Belonging to a people not Jewish.
fresco
n. The art of painting on a surface of plaster, particularly on walls and ceilings.
fraudulent
adj. Counterfeit.
foreclose
v. To bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property.
flamboyant
adj. Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste.
financier
n. One skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations.
fictitious
adj. Created or formed by the imagination.
fancier
n. One having a taste for or interest in special objects.
epitome
n. A simplified representation.
epitaph
n. An inscription on a tomb or monument in honor or in memory of the dead.
embargo
n. Authoritative stoppage of foreign commerce or of any special trade.
dissimilar
adj. Different.
disparage
v. To regard or speak of slightingly.
discard
v. To reject.
dilate
v. To enlarge in all directions.
devout
adj. Religious.
deter
v. To frighten away.
descendant
n. One who is descended lineally from another, as a child, grandchild, etc.
deference
n. Respectful submission or yielding, as to another''s opinion, wishes, or judgment.
decrepit
adj. Enfeebled, as by old age or some chronic infirmity.
corrosive
n. That which causes gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration.
condolence
n. Expression of sympathy with a person in pain, sorrow, or misfortune.
colossus
n. Any strikingly great person or object.
collusion
n. A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose.
catholicism
n. The system, doctrine, and practice of the Roman Catholic Church.
caption
n. A heading, as of a chapter, section, document, etc.
bullock
n. An ox.
brine
n. Water saturated with salt.
borough
n. An incorporated village or town.
bombard
v. To assail with any missile or with abusive speech.
baritone
adj. Having a register higher than bass and lower than tenor.
atrocity
n. Great cruelty or reckless wickedness.
armada
n. A fleet of war-vessels.
anagram
n. The letters of a word or phrase so transposed as to make a different word or phrase.