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sapiential
adj. to do with wisdom
perigee
n. point closest to Earth in an orbit
perquisite
n. perk
irruption
n. entry with force
privateer
n. officially-licensed pirate
rapine
n. seizing of property by force
judicature
n. administration of justice
saturnine
adj. gloomy
picayune
"adj. trivial, worthless"
odium
n. widespread hatred
barograph
n. instrument that draws air pressure readings on a chart
viol
n. six-stringed Renaissance instrument larger than a violin
Sol
n. suspension of a colloid in a liquid e.g. custard
supernumerary
adj. redundant
recidivist
n. repeat offender
sequestrate
v. hide away
prelacy
n. government by priests
antilogy
n. contradiction
subtend
v. have boundaries that meet each other
sequacious
adj. unoriginal in thought
protoplasm
n. living part of an animal cell
perdition
n. eternal punishment
irritancy
n. the process of causing irritation to the body
liquefacient
adj. prone to becoming liquid
quiescent
adj. asleep
saponaceous
adj. soapy
perfidy
n. sin
suasion
n. the act of trying to persuade
neo-Latin
n. modern Latin
mordacious
adj. bitingly sarcastic
tilth
n. cultivation of farmland
sebaceous
adj. secreting oil
locative
adj. to do with location
sublingual
adj. under the tongue
sedulous
adj. dedicated
quadrate
adj. having right-angled edges
rejuvenescence
n. renewal of youth
pyx
n. container for communion bread
desiccant
n. drying agent
antemundane
adj. occurring before the formation of the world
insentient
adj. incapable of abstract thought
supplicate
v. beg for help
extrajudicial
adj. happening outside the legal system
dendrology
n. the study of trees
syneresis
n. the blending of two vowels into one sound
lassie
n. girl
lugubrious
adj. gloomy
autarchy
n. self-rule
sensorium
n. all the senses combined
sidereal
adj. to do with stars outside the solar system
vie
v. compete
polycracy
n. government by more than one person
barcarole
n. Venetian gondolier song
donee
n. one who receives a gift
misogamy
n. hatred of marriage
necropolis
n. large cemetery
metempsychosis
n. the process of the soul leaving the body
perspicuous
adj. clear and easy to understand
volitive
adj. done willingly
kingling
n. minor king
sophistical
adj. clever but dubious
referable
adj. capable of being referred
polyglot
n. speaker of many languages
fluential
adj. to do with flowing water
neocracy
n. government by the new to the art
meliorate
v. make better
natal
adj. to do with birth
irradiance
n. shining
regnant
adj. ruling
lissome
"adj. supple, athletic"
plumb
v. lower a weight straight down
syllabication
n. division of words into syllables
prolix
adj. excessively wordy
ampere
n. unit of measurement of electric charge
involution
n. the process of being involved