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cohesion
n. sticking together
excellency
n. state of being excellent
dramatist
one who writes drama
duet
n. piece of music performed by two people
cosmopolitanism
being a citizen of the world
arrear
"n. (1) the state of being behind or late in the fulfillment of a duty, promise or obligation. (2) Being behind on a payment"
avenge
v. seek revenge for
discerning
adj. having good taste
assailant
n. one who attacks
corporal
adj. to do with the body
constellation
n. group of stars
evasive
adj. willing to avoid being challenged
abnormal
adj. different from the normal
furrier
n. one who treats animal furs
bestride
v. sit on with legs either side
dilate
v. make wider
differentiate
v. notice the differences
decimal
"n. number less than one, expressed in factors of ten"
furlong
n. measurement of length of 220 yards
pyrotechnic
adj. to do with controlled fire
impersuadable
adj. not capable of being persuaded
congest
v. cause to become blocked
donator
n. one who donates
polytechnic
n. college where technical skills are learnt
corruption
n. state in which authorities cannot be trusted
brittle
adj. easily snapped
hereditary
adj. passed down through the genes
illegal
adj. against the law
embody
v. stand as a representative of
frontier
"dividing line between civilization and barbarism, a border"
craven
adj. cowardly
humility
n. humbleness
demerit
n. blot on the record
frailty
n. state of being frail or weak
fawn
v. suck up
curmudgeon
n. bad-tempered person
demure
adj. shy
anodyne
"(1) (n.) medicine or something that relieves or allays pain. (2) (adj.) relieving pain, soothing to the mind and feelings"
enkindle
v. inspire
beatitude
n. supreme blessedness or happiness
appellate
adj. to do with legal appeals
cauterize
v. burn skin to prevent infection
homologous
adj. being the same in terms of structure or function
antiquary
n. one who collects antiquities
effeminate
adj. having female characteristics
bailiff
"n. court attendant who maintains order during a trial, agent in the recovery of bad debt"
consecutive
adj. in a row
evangelist
n. one who spreads the gospel
foist
v. impose fraudulently
aforesaid
adj. already said
breaker
n. wave as it breaks on approach to the shore
bigamy
n. the state of having two spouses
finality
n. state of being final
confer
talk together
hosiery
n. female undergarments
deceitful
adj. full of deceit
dishonest
adj. not honest
disapprove
v. consider something to be bad
exterior
n. outside
forecourt
n. area out front of a gas station or garage
accustom
v. to cause to get used to
hackney
n. form of small horse-drawn carriage
guinea
n. archaic unit of British currency of one pound plus five pence
emergence
n. coming out
conceit
n. high opinion of onesself
fluent
flowing
clearance
n. approval from an official body
deduce
v. figure out
dispensation
n. the act of giving out
erudition
n. the state of being knowledgeable
foliage
n. leaf coverage
deject
v. make to feel bad
conspirator
n. plotter
genital
adj. reproductive
concurrence
n. occurrence at the same time