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novelty
"n. newness, a new thing"
preoccupy
v. take all the attention of
circulate
v. spread around
seer
n. one who can see the future
intellectual
adj. to do with thinking rationally
ferocity
n. the degree of ferocious anger
permissible
adj. capable of being allowed
frizzle
v. fry noisily
imaginary
adj. only existing in the imagination
sinister
adj. having unpleasant undertones
chronological
adj. to do with time
obstruct
v. get in the way of
polar
adj. to do with the geographical poles
trait
n. aspect of character
theoretical
adj. existing only as a theory
autopsy
n. surgical procedure carried out on a dead body to find the cause of death
formula
n. set of rules
coincide
v. happen at the same time
inoffensive
adj. unlikely to offend
neopaganism
n. modern pagan religion
ichthyology
n. the study of fish
indubitable
adj. impossible to doubt
atomizer
n. machine for spraying liquids in a fine mist
promontory
n. rock formation projecting into the sea
altercation
n. angry argument
blasé
n. deliberately unimpressed
anemic
adj. lacking red blood cells
aeronautics
n. the study of flying machines
neology
n. study of new things
irresolute
"adj. uncertain, easily swayed"
retrograde
adj. moving backwards
melodrama
n. drama featuring heightened emotions
respondent
n. defendant in a lawsuit
appellation
n. name
belay
v. attend to the rope of a climber
visceral
capable of being physically felt
adulterant
n. substance mixed with another to bulk it up
masochist
n. one who enjoys suffering
sleight
n. trickery
exorbitance
n. the state of being extremely expensive
salutary
healthy or wholesome
eulogize
v. speak well of
panache
n. self-assured swagger in style
austerity
"n. The quality of being austere, having no pleasures or comforts, deprivation"
bide
v. wait
brogue
n. sturdy work shoe
hinterland
n. remote back country
obesity
n. fatness
jubilant
adj. full of joy
catharsis
n. emotional release through art
aghast
adj. shocked and appalled
extravagance
n. lack of restraint
conservatory
n. study center for a particular art
protégé
n. one who is under the guidance of another
nonchalance
n. carefree outlook
elocution
n. the art of speaking clearly
melodious
adj. tuneful
desistance
n. the state of stopping something
plethora
n. excess
dissonant
adj. having a clashing sound
bromine
n. chemical element commonly found in seawater
consistency
n. thickness of a liquid
pillory
n. wooden frame in which criminals were locked
innumerable
adj. too numerous to count
conjugal
adj. to do with marriage
attribute
n. trait
minutia
n. small detail
compromise
n. mutual agreement where both sides concede ground
corruptible
adj. able to be corrupted
biennial
adj. happening every two years
dilemma
n. difficult choice
maharaja
n. Indian prince
ethos
spirit of a culture
exorcise
v. banish demons from
polygamy
n. the practice of having more than one wife