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rakish
adj. having a neat, casual appearance
loiter
v. to stand about without purpose; to delay
deploy
v. to station or assemble troops or forces in position
vouch
v. to verify
blazon
v. to display in a showy manner
culinary
adj. relating to the kitchen or cookery
croon
v. to hum or sing softly
implement
v. to bring about; to put into effect; to accomplish
listless
adj. having no interest in what is going on about one; languid; spiritless
pundit
n. a person who gives opinions or commentary; an educated person
expedition
n. a journey undertaken for a specific reason, such as for war or exploration; speed in doing something
junket
n. a pleasure trip taken as a business expense or paid for by the public
stipend
n. a fixed and regular payment
tether
v. to restrict or bind with a rope
accretion
n. a slow accumulation
ferocity
n. fierceness
mishap
n. an unlucky or unfortunate accident
emit
v. to send forth; to give out
shrew
n. a scolding, nagging woman
expedient
adj. helping one's self-interest; n. a means to an end
grim
adj. unrelenting; ferocious; fierce and relentless in nature
amulet
n. an object worn on the body because of its supposed magical powers
bacchanalian
adj. characterized by riotous, drunken partying
hibernal
adj. relating to winter
vanquish
v. to defeat, esp. totally
animus
n. a personal feeling of ill-will
rotund
adj. rounded in figure; plump
tensile
adj. capable of being stretched
ward
v. to repel or turn aside (danger, attack, harm, etc.) usu. with "off"
besiege
v. to crowd on; to move in on; to overwhelm
espionage
n. the act or practice of spying
environs
n. surroundings
verve
n. energy in movement; exuberance
nominal
adj. appearing in name only; negligible or of low amount
lampoon
v. harmful or vicious satire
inimical
adj. harmful in effect; hostile
soiree
n. an evening party or celebration
allegiance
n. loyalty
amenity
n. pleasantness; something increasing comfort
indisposed
adj. slightly ill; unwilling
flagellate
v. to whip; to hit someone with a stick
explicate
v. to give a detailed, usu. learned explanation or analysis
spat
n. a small argument or dispute
parley
n. a discussion, esp. between enemies to resolve disputes
fetish
n. an object of unreasonably excessive attention
celerity
n. speed in motion; swiftness
potable
adj. drinkable
disconsolate
adj. extremely unhappy; seeming beyond comforting
sot
n. one made foolish by excessive drinking; a drunkard
cleave
v. to split with a sharp instrument; to cling
nominate
v. to propose as a candidate for an office
frantic
adj. very excited by strong emotion; characterized by rapid and unorganized activity
estate
n. a large area of land owned by a family or group, esp. in the country; all the property one owns at one's death
brook
v. to tolerate
homage
n. a sign of respect
shoal
n. an area of shallow water
languish
v. to lose strength or health; to remain neglected
quibble
v. to criticize or evade the truth by raising trivial or irrelevant objections
filial
adj. like or relating to a daughter or son
staple
n. a basic or principal item, esp. of food; adj. principal
peremptory
adj. having the nature of a command; permitting no denial
bay
v. to howl
tempest
n. a violent storm
beacon
n. a signaling light; a source of guidance or inspiration
compile
v. to assemble from different sources
adjacent
adj. adjoining; next to
crescendo
n. a sudden increase, esp. in volume of music
barb
n. a cutting or biting remark
excrete
v. to separate (waste matter) and eliminate from the body
remnant
n. a small amount left over after the rest has been used; a surviving trace
taint
v. to affect with disease, decay or corruption; to spoil
coalition
n. an alliance, esp. a temporary one
magnanimous
adj. generous; noble in mind
bibliophile
n. one who loves books
envoy
n. a government representative sent on a special diplomatic mission; a messenger
delectable
adj. very pleasing; delightful, esp. to the taste
savanna
n. a flat, treeless plain in a tropical or subtropical region
scuttlebutt
n. rumor; gossip
desist
v. to cease; stop
ruffian
n. a tough or rowdy man; a thug
sequel
n. something that follows
barrister
n. a lawyer who presents and pleads cases in court, esp. in Britain
epidemic
n. rapid spread or growth, esp. of disease or things metaphorically seen as diseases
meritorious
adj. deserving reward or praise
calibrate
v. to adjust systematically
acclimate
v. to make comfortable in a new environment; to adapt to
provincial
adj. limited in perspective; unsophisticated
flunky
n. a servant of low status
obstruct
v. to block
dearth
scarcity or lack
hoary
adj. showing white and gray hair because of old age
platitude
n. a commonplace remark delivered as if it were important
despot
n. a ruler with absolute power; a person who wields power oppressively
infringe
v. to trespass; to violate
tenant
n. a person or group that rents a place to live or work (e.g., land, a building, an apartment, etc.)
profess
v. to declare or claim openly
fetching
adj. attractive
bondage
n. slavery; servitude
grievance
n. a cause or reason for protest
arbiter
n. a person selected to judge a dispute

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