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bona fide
adj. made in god faith or genuine
reverberate
v. to echo; to resound
cuisine
n. food; style of cooking
scintillate
v. to sparkle; to flash
fiasco
n. a total failure
silhouette
n. a dark shape and outline of someone or something against a light back ground
potable
adj. fit to drink
loquacious
adj. given to excessive talking
replicate
v. to duplicate; to repeat
contretemps
n. an embarrassing incident
gargoyle
n. a rain spout in the form of a grotesque animal or human figure
inclement
adj. stormy; harsh
penurious
adj. sting; extremely poor
panorama
n. a wide, unbroken view
conflagration
n. a large, destructive fire
jettison
v. to discard; to cast off as an encumbrance
carcinogen
n. a substance that causes cancer
amalgam
n. a mixture of different elements
hirsute
adj. very hairy
ambrosial
adj. delicious; fragrant; divine
buttress
v. to support or prop
tendril
n. coiling part of a plant, serves as support; also a tendril of hairreverie
manacle
n. a hand cuff or a restraint
sibilant
adj. producing a hissing noise
deciduous
shedding at a certain stage (as at the end of a growing period or stage or development)
lambent
adj. softly bright; flickering
soporific
adj. causing sleep
cacophonous
adj/n. harsh-sounding or confused-sounding
spectrum
n. a wide range or sequence
expunge
v. to strike out; to erase; to remove
expletive
n. an exclamatory word or phrase often obscene of profane
pinnacle
n. the highest point of a spire
satiated
n/adj. fully fed; fully satisfied
dormant
adj. sleeping; inactive
plummet
v. to fall or plunge straight downward
emaciated
adj. painfully thin or wasted
rendezvous
n. an appointment a meeting place
gregarious
adj. living in groups; social
itinerary
n. the route of a journey
festoon
n. a decorative chain of strip hung in a curve between 2 points
corona
n. a halo of light around the sun or moon
germinate
v. to begin; to grow; to sprout
monolith
n. a single large stone, often in the form of a column or monument
egregious
adj. flagrant; out of the ordinary
remorse
n. regret for having done something wrong
lineage
n. descent in a direct line from an ancestor
irreparable
adj. cannot be repaired
demagogue
n. a leader who promises things to people to gain power
carnivore
n. a flesh eating animal
polyglot
adj. using several different languages
citadel
n. a fortress
itinerary
n. the route of a journey
intrepid
adj. fearless or bold
posh
adj. elegant or fashionable
apparition
n. an unexpected or unusual sight
xenophobia
n. fear or hatred or strangers or foreigners
parochial
adj. retaining to a church parish; limited to scope
gyrate
v. to revolve around a point of axis
ruminate
v. to ponder; to think over
virtuoso
n. someone unusually skilled in the arts
tantalize
v. to tease by keeping something out of reach
sangfroid
n. poise and calmness, especially under strain
irascible
adj. easily angered; hot tempered
progeny
n. offspring; descendents
echelon
n. one in a series of levels of command
queue
n. waiting line especially of people or vehicles
symposium
n. a meeting to discuss a particular topic
vie
v. to strive; to compete; to contend
juxtapose
v. to place side by side
equestrian
adj. relating to horseback riding
cacophonous
adj/n. harsh-sounding or confused-sounding
amalgam
n. a mixture of different elements
arcane
adj. secret or mysterious (1)
buffoon
n. a clown; comedian or laughable person
celestial
adj. heavenly
pogrom
n. an organized persecution or massacre
mausoleum
n. a large elaborate tomb
nodule
n. small lump
harbinger
n. forerunner; herald; initiator
paraphernalia
n. personal belongings or equipment
formidable
adj. frightening; dreadful; awe-inspiring
gauntlet
n. a thick heavy glove; a glove from a suit of armor
decanter
n. a vessel used to receive liquid poured from another
ballyhoo
n. a noisy, attention getting demonstration or talk
tributary
n. a stream or river flowing into a larger stream or river
taciturn
adj. disinclined to talk
dexterous
adj. skilled with the hands; mentally adroit
dulcet
adj. sweet; melodious
kowtow
v. to be overly polite and flattering; to fawn
comatose
adj. unconscious or inactive
fecund
adj. fruitful; productive
globule
n. a tiny drop; a small ball
truncated
v/adj. cut off or shortened
doggeral
n. loose; irregular verse; inferior poetry
mellifluous
adj. smoothly flowing; sweet sounding
wanderlust
n. a strong impulse to travel
ambulatory
adj. walking or moving; alterable
dexterous
adj. skilled with the hands; mentally adroit
disheveled
adj. untidey
sinewy
adj. strong and firm or tough
aborigine
n. original inhabitant
nadir
n. the lowest point
fecund
adj. fruitful; productive
pilfer
v. to steal insignificant items
ludicrous
adj. laughable because of obvious absurdity
cameo
n. a raised image on precious stone; a small role
archetype
n. the original pattern or model
bedlam
n. up-roar of confusion
altercation
n. a noisy dispute
tortuous
adj. winding or twisting; devious
prostrate
adj/n. lying flat; stretched out with face on the ground
boudoir
adj. a womens dressing room; bedroom; or sitting room
seraph
n. an angel
masticate
v. to chew; to soften by chewing
billet-doux
n. a love letter
verve
n. energy and liveliness
promontory
n. a high point of land or rock projecting into water
lugubrious
adj. overly sad or moody
metamorphosis
n. a transformation; a marked alteration
valor
n. courage or bravery
whet
v. to sharpen; to stimulate
labyrinthine
adj. complicated; perplexing; maze like
oscillate
v. to swing back and forth
exodus
n. a mass departure
conveyance
n. a means of transporting; a vehicle
cryptic
adj. secret or mysterious (2)
amphibious
adj. able to function both on land and water
impropriety
n. improper conduct; bad manors
opulent
adj. demonstrating great wealth
votary
n. a person devoted to something
effervescent
adj. bubbly; lively
bizarre
adj. out of the ordinary; eccentric or freakish
precarious
adj. dangerous; risky; dependent on chance
googol
n. the figure one followed by one hundred zeros; equal to ten to the hundredth power
somnambulist
n. a sleepwalker
titanic
adj. huge, powerful
equilibrium
n. a state of balance
nocturnal
adj/n. pertaining to the night; active at night
vintage
adj. classic outstanding; old
incarcerate
v. to put in jail
formidable
adj. frightening; dreadful; awe-inspiring
truculent
adj. savage; fierce
obsequious
adj. fawning or servile (kissing up)
pariah
n. an outcast
pinion
v. to restrain by binding the arms or to hold fast
brouhaha
n. hubbub; uproar; furor
pugilist
n. a fighter or boxer
obdurate
adj. stubborn; hard headed; unmoved by persuasion
recalcitrant
adj. stubbornly resistant to authority or restraint
bellicose
adj. war like or quarrelsome
escalate
v. to enlarge; to increase
languid
adj/n. drooping; sluggish
flamboyant
adj. ornate; showy
archetype
n. the original pattern or model
bombast
adj. pretentious; know-it-all, inflated speech or writing
androgynous
adj. having both male and female characteristics; unisex
appendage
n. something attached to a larger item
saturnine
adj. gloomy or surly
holocaust
n. widespread destruction, especially by fire
distaff
adj/n. pertaining to the females; a stick that holds wool or flax for spinning
embellish
v. to make beautiful with ornamentation; to decorate
projectile
n, something thrown; an object projected into the air
libation
n. a beverage; archaic; the act of pouring out a liquid as a religious offering
caucus
n. closed meeting of members of a political party or faction
salutary
adj. promoting health; beneficial
cogitate
v. to ponder or think intently
gossamer
adj. something light; delicate or tenuous
luminary
n. one who is notable in a particular field
aperture
n. an opening or hole
cadence
n. rhythm
emaciated
adj/n. painfully thin; wasted
indolent
adj. lazy
pulchritude
n. physical beauty
apex
n. the highest point or summit
maelstrom
n. a powerful whirlpool; or turmoil
debonair
adj. suave
timorous
adj. easily frightened or timid
circumvent
v. to avoid by going around; to encircle; to outwit
ovation
n. enthusiastic display of approval; applause
sediment
n. matter that settles to the bottom of liquid
inclement
adj, stormy; harsh
ravenous
adj. hungry; very eager
roster
n. list of names
flotilla
n. a fleet of small ships
reverie
n. daydream; lost in thought
transpose
v. to reverse the order of
remuneration
n. payment; reward
gossamer
adj. something light; delicate; or tenuous
ostracize
v. to exclude from the group; to banish
halcyon
adj. calm or peaceful; happy

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