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emanate
"come out as from source, give forth"
alienation
n. the state of being shunned by a group
dissolute
adj. irresponsible
ambivalent
adj. having mixed feelings
preexistence
n. prior existence
hypotenuse
n. longest side of a right-angled triangle
percolator
n. coffee-maker
convolution
n. twisting together
mesmerize
v. hypnotize
taxidermy
n. the art of stuffing dead animals
cerebral
adj. to do with the brain
monograph
n. detailed study of a precise subject
jurisdiction
n. policeman's area of control
discountenance
"to refuse to tolerate, to disapprove of, to shame"
imprecation
n. spoken curse
arbitrate
reach an authoritative decision
transfusible
adj. able to be transferred from one person to another
abduction
n. action of kidnapping
patrimony
n. property inherited from one's father
plagiarism
n. trying to pass off someone's work as your own
ambulance
n. vehicle to take ill people to the hospital
illusive
adj. deceptive
attenuate
v. reduce value of
extenuate
v. make less serious
spasmodic
"adj. in brief, irregular bursts"
connote
v. imply
divination
n. practice of seeking knowledge in supernatural ways
theism
n. belief in the existence of God
pathology
n. science of the causes and effects of diseases
tantalize
v. tease
coterie
n. group of people with shared interests
consonance
n. agreement between opinions
gastronomy
n. art of good food
idolatrous
adj. worshiping idols
epithet
n. descriptive phrase
homonym
"n. a word with same sound as another word, but with a different meaning"
pontificate
speak at length uninvited
prepossession
n. presence of mind
probate
n. official proving of a will
hibernal
adj. pertaining to winter
photometry
n. the studying of light
misadventure
n. unfortunate incident
voluptuous
adj. of or relating to luxury
commingle
v. mix
desperado
n. desperate person
precedence
n. the state of having happened before
condole
v. express sympathy for someone
eulogy
n. oration to honor a dead person
evangelical
adj. of or relating to the Christian religion
parse
v. analyze each part
alimentary
adj. of or relating to nourishment
teem
v. be full of
immaculate
"perfectly clean, spotless"
plenteous
adj. many
mnemonics
n. memory devices
caste
n. place in a layered social system
eradicate
v. destroy completely
larceny
n. theft of personal property
subversion
n. corruption
orthogonal
"adj. of, or relating to right angles"
miscreant
n. person who behaves badly
populace
n. people living in a particular area
redolence
n. strongly suggestive of
disenfranchise
v. deprive someone of the right to vote
oratorio
n. sung narrative work
morphology
n. study of the forms of things
submission
n. yielding to a superior force
amputate
v. to cut off a limb
delectation
n. pleasure and delight
permutation
n. version
truculence
n. being quick to argue
garner
v. gather
peninsular
n. piece of land surrounded by water on three sides
demur
v. show reluctance
disillusion
n. disappointment after realizing something is false