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vagabond
n. A wanderer.
tranquil
adj. Calm.
theological
adj. Based on or growing out of divine revelation.
terminus
n. The final point or goal.
taut
adj. Stretched tight.
tacit
adj. Understood.
sumptuous
adj. Rich and costly.
subvert
v. To bring to ruin.
submersible
adj. Capable of being put underwater.
stanza
n. A group of rimed lines, usually forming one of a series of similar divisions in a poem.
stagnant
adj. Not flowing: said of water, as in a pool.
sprightly
adj. Vivacious.
socialism
n. A theory of civil polity that aims to secure the reconstruction of society.
sleight
n. A trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation.
satire
n. The employment of sarcasm, irony, or keenness of wit in ridiculing vices.
salient
adj. Standing out prominently.
rigor
n. Inflexibility.
repute
v. To hold in general opinion.
replenish
v. To fill again, as something that has been emptied.
repentance
n. Sorrow for something done or left undone, with desire to make things right by undoing the wrong.
rehabilitate
v. To restore to a former status, capacity, right rank, or privilege.
redress
v. To set right, as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer.
reciprocal
adj. Mutually interchangeable or convertible.
pyre
n. A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body.
propriety
n. Accordance with recognized usage, custom, or principles.
procrastinate
v. To put off till tomorrow or till a future time.
preface
n. A brief explanation or address to the reader, at the beginning of a book.
portent
n. Anything that indicates what is to happen.
pittance
n. Any small portion or meager allowance.
opportune
adj. Especially fit as occurring, said, or done at the right moment.
olfactory
adj. of or pertaining to the sense of smell.
misnomer
n. A name wrongly or mistakenly applied.
miscreant
n. A villain.
migrate
v. To remove or pass from one country, region, or habitat to another.
mettle
n. Courage.
ligament
n. That which binds objects together.
legislate
v. To make or enact a law or laws.
lactic
adj. Pertaining to milk.
kilometer
n. A length of 1,000 meters.
joust
v. To engage in a tilt with lances on horseback.
introductory
adj. Preliminary.
inquisitor
n. One who makes an investigation.
inland
adj. Remote from the sea.
influx
n. Infusion.
inference
n. The derivation of a judgment from any given material of knowledge on the ground of law.
inexpensive
adj. Low-priced.
inception
n. The beginning.
incapacitate
v. To deprive of power, capacity, competency, or qualification.
illegible
adj. Undecipherable.
humbug
n. Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead.
heresy
n. An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles.
heifer
n. A young cow.
gumption
n. Common sense.
gratuity
n. That which is given without demand or claim. Tip.
furtive
adj. Stealthy or sly, like the actions of a thief.
frailty
n. Liability to be broken or destroyed.
flue
n. A smoke-duct in a chimney.
faun
n. One of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human, with goats feet.
fallible
adj. Capable of erring.
exodus
n. A going forth or departure from a place or country, especially of many people.
exhume
v. To dig out of the earth (what has been buried).
equitable
adj. Characterized by fairness.
embody
v. To express, formulate, or exemplify in a concrete, compact or visible form.
edict
n. That which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action.
duckling
n. A young duck.
domesticity
n. Life in or fondness for one''s home and family.
dispensation
n. That which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power.
dilettante
n. A superficial amateur.
defraud
v. To deprive of something dishonestly.
debonair
adj. Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner.
criterion
n. A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion.
creak
n. A sharp, harsh, squeaking sound.
counterpart
n. Something taken with another for the completion of either.
consul
n. An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city, chiefly to represent his country.
conjugate
adj. Joined together in pairs.
compliant
adj. Yielding.
collier
n. One who works in a coal-mine.
chasm
n. A yawning hollow, as in the earth''s surface.
cacophony
n. A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones.
bustle
v. To hurry.
brigadier
n. General officer who commands a brigade, ranking between a colonel and a major-general.
botany
n. The science that treats of plants.
blemish
n. A mark that mars beauty.
bauble
n. A trinket.
bale
n. A large package prepared for transportation or storage.
averse
adj. Reluctant.
auditory
adj. Of or pertaining to hearing or the organs or sense of hearing.
ardent
adj. Burning with passion.
archaic
adj. Antiquated
annals
n. A record of events in their chronological order, year by year.
anachronism
n. Anything occurring or existing out of its proper time.
alteration
n. Change or modification.
alchemy
n. Chemistry of the middle ages, characterized by the pursuit of changing base metals to gold.
ailment
n. Slight sickness.
agile
adj. Able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally.
adjutant
adj. Auxiliary.
adherence
n. Attachment.
accursed
adj. Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune.
aboveboard
adv. and adj. Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
wean
v. To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother''s milk to another form of nourishment.