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geyser
a spring that discharges hot water and steam, to overflow like a ~
expurgate
edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate, To remove erroneous, vulgar or obscene material before publication, to purify
ineptitude
unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
chortle
a soft partly suppressed laugh, laugh quietly or with restraint
shudder
an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear), an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
in the nick of time
at the last possible moment
rumpus
the act of making a noisy disturbance
conversant
Thoroughly informed.
frayed
worn away or tattered along the edges
expatriate
voluntarily absent from home or country
people
fill with people or supply with inhabitants, make one's home or live in
amputate
remove surgically
strike oil
Experience sudden financial success
asparagus
edible young shoots of the asparagus plant, plant whose succulent young shoots are cooked and eaten as a vegetable
skirt
avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
scuttle
an entrance equipped with a hatch
holster
a sheath (usually leather) for a handgun
swarthy
naturally having skin of a dark color
derogate
belittle
cyst
a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
proscribe
command against, To reject, as a teaching or a practice, with condemnation or denunciation.
peg
a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface, fasten or secure with a wooden pin, stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations
shudder
an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
unctuous
unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech, Oily.
splotched
marked with irregularly shaped spots or blots
quaver
a musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note, eighth note, to shake or tremble
fright
an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight), cause fear in
prolix
tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length
pinion
wing of a bird, cut the wings off (of birds)
elephantiasis
hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum), Inflammation, obstruction, and destruction of the lymph vessels that result in enlarged tissues due to edema
spatulate
of a leaf shape
homiletic
of the nature of a homily or sermon
endocrine
any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
move one's bowels
to pass waste matter from the large intestine; defecate
get a jump on
to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to get an advantage for yourself.
porthole
an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
sulk
a mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal, be in a huff and display one's displeasure, complain
trample
the sound of heavy treading or stomping, tread or stomp heavily or roughly
lymph
a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle
flak
artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
epitome
a standard or typical example
magnanimous
generous and understanding and tolerant
merry-go-round
carousel
depredation
an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding
bedridden
confined to bed (by illness)
derma
the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
cluck
the sound made by a hen (as in calling her chicks)
succulent
full of juice
snapdragon
a garden plant of the genus Antirrhinum having showy white or yellow or crimson flowers resembling the face of a dragon
flummox
be a mystery or bewildering to, to confuse; to perplex.
morsel
a small amount of solid food, tiny little bit
declamation
vehement oratory, recitation of a speech from memory with studied gestures and intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric
stupor
marginal consciousness, the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
titter
a nervous restrained laugh
bonanza
a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
plexiglass
a light transparent weather resistant thermoplastic
sole
the underside of footwear or a golfclub
cavernous
filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood
unthawed
still frozen
fluster
a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
lament
a mournful poem
ale
a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast
kickback
a commercial bribe paid by a seller to a purchasing agent in order to induce the agent to enter into the transaction
pushover
any undertaking that is easy to do, someone who is easily taken advantage of
groin
a protective structure of stone or concrete, the crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals
putrescent
becoming putrid, Undergoing decomposition of animal or vegetable matter accompanied by fetid odors.
dumdum
a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound
gauze
a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
obstetrician
A doctor who specializes in pregnancy, labor, and delivery
lumpy
having lumps, like or containing small stick lumps
ward
block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care
huff
a state of irritation or annoyance
prolix
tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length
pygmy
any member of various peoples having an average height of less than five feet, an unusually small individual
grizzle
a grey wig, complain whiningly
yesteryear
the time that has elapsed
tepid
moderately warm, lukewarm
sly
marked by skill in deception
pest
a persistently annoying person
pedantic
marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
taut
pulled or drawn tight
scamper
rushing about hastily in an undignified way, to move about or proceed hurriedly
dissipate
spend frivolously and unwisely
brassiere
an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
s******
a disrespectful laugh, laugh quietly
cackle
a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle, noisy talk
tug
a sudden abrupt pull, a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships, struggle in opposition, pull hard
stooped
having the back and shoulders rounded, bent forward from the middle of the back
wheedle
influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering, cajole, coax, deceive by flattery
careen
pitching dangerously to one side, move sideways or in an unsteady way, walk as if unable to control one's movements
despondent
without or almost without hope
barrage
the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target, the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written), artificial obstacle built across a river, rapid, heavy attack
grippe
an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease, flu, influenza
parlour
a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
laxative
a mild cathartic, stimulating evacuation of feces, Having power to open or loosen the bowels.
belligerent
someone who fights (or is fighting), characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
cork
the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)
skeet
the sport of shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled upward in such a way as to simulate the flight of a bird
ruminate
reflect deeply on a subject, chew the cuds, To chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated.
tassel
adornment consisting of a bunch of cords fastened at one end, bunch of threads
timorous
timid by nature or revealing timidity, (adj) timid; fearful about the future
chaplain
a clergyman ministering to some institution
glutinous
having the properties of glue
centripetal
tending to move toward a center
godsend
a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
scone
small biscuit (rich with cream and eggs) cut into diamonds or sticks and baked in an oven or (especially originally) on a griddle
drawl
a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels, lengthen and slow down or draw out
prosy
lacking wit or imagination
tinker
try to fix or mend
glee
great merriment
incandescent
emitting light as a result of being heated
tousled
in disarray, adj-disorderly, untidy esp. a person's appearance
arthritis
inflammation of a joint or joints, inflamed and swollen joints
resign
To submit (oneself) passively; accept as inevitable

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