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participle

verb that acts as an adjective

appositive

a noun or pronound that identifies or renames another noun or pronound

gerund

a verb form that ends in ing and acts as a noun

my mine your yours their theirs our ours his hers its their theirs

possesive pronouns

I me you he him she her it we us you they them

personal pronouns

antcedent

word that pronoun renames

edifice

n. a large elaborate structure; an imposing building. syn: fortress

ambidextrous

adj. equally skillful with either hand

belated

adj. delayed syn: tardy;late

animate

v. to give life or motion to syn: enliven; excite

knead

v. to work dough/clay into a uniform mixture. syn : squeeze; rub; press

chauvinist

n. one having a fanatical devotion to a country, gender or religion with predjudices against other countries etc..

egalitarian

adj. promoting equal rights for all people

berserk

adj. in a state of violent or destructive rage syn: frenzied

ostenstatious

adj. marked by a conspicuous showy, or pretentious display. syn: grandiose

delude

v. to mislead ; to fool. syn:decieve

elude

v. to escape notice; to get away from syn:avoid

fallow

adj. inactive;unproductive. syn:idle;barren

blight

n. anything that destroys, prevents growth, or causes devaluation. syn:disease

obsequy

n. a funeral rite or ceremony

denizen

n. an occupant; inhabitant. syn:resident

fealty

n. obligated loyalty or faithfulness. syn: devotion, fidelity

entice

v. to attract by offering reward or pleasure. syn:tempt;lure

gratify

v. to please. syn:satisfy;indulge

laggard

n. a slow person, esp one who falls behind. syn:dawdler

gambit

n. manuever or action used to gain an advantage. syn:strategy, ploy, manuever

jaded

adj. worn out; dulled as from overindulgence. syn:exhausted;wearied

gist

n.the main point. syn:idea;essence

advocate

v. to recommend. syn:promote;encourage

efface

v. to obliterate;to wipe out. syn:erase

charisma

personal appeal or attraction; magnetism. syn:charm

ogre

n. a brute

mesmerize

v. to hypnotize. syn:captivate

entity

n. anything having existence either physical or mystical

bandy

v. to exchange words;to discuss casually

dastardly

adj. cowardly and treacherous. syn:dishonorable;shameful

nepotism

n. favoritism show to family or friends by those in power

begrudge

v. to resent another's success; to envy. syn:resent

mandarin

n. an influential person

glutinous

adj. gluey;sticky

enmity

n. a deep-seated hostility, often mutual. syn:hatred

declaim

v. to speak in a dramatic,impassioned, or blustering manner. syn:trumpet

imbue

v. to inspire or influence; to saturate. syn:instill

gaff

n. a pole with a large hook on one end

quaff

v. to drink in large quantities; to gulp. syn:guzzle

bibliophile

n. a lover of books

grid

v. to prepare for an event or an action. syn:brace

daunt

v. to make afraid; to discourage. syn:intimidate

flux

n. a state of continual change or movement. syn:instability

hovel

n. a wretched living place; an open shed. syn:shack

cadaverous

adj. of or like a corpse; pale guant thin. syn:ghastly

gothic

adj. of the middle ages

penury

n. extreme poverty. syn:destitution

egress

n. an exit; a means of going out. syn:passage

felicity

happiness; bliss

despot

n. a dictator with absolute power. syn:tyrant

amalgamate

v. to combine. syn:unite;blend;merge

demented

adj. mentally ill; insane. syn:deranged;insane

hone

v. to sharpen

beleaguer

v. to harass syn:surround

gorge

v. to eat or swallow greedily

antiquated

adj. no longer used or useful;very old. syn:obsolete

opiate

n. a narcotic used to cause or bring relief from pain

caricature

n. an exaggerated portrayal of ones features. syn:mockery;cartoon

dally

v. to dawdle. syn:dawdle

felonious

adj. pertainig to or constituting a major crime syn: criminal

licentious

adj. morally unrestrained. syn:immoral

numismatist

n. a coin collector

paucity

n. a scarcity, lack. syn:insufficiency

fatalistic

adj. believing that all events in life are inevitable and determined by fate

obtrude

v. to force oneself into a situation uninvited syn:impose, intrude

pensive

adj. dreamily thoughtful syn:reflective

lackadaisical

adj. uninterested;listless. syn:spiritless

alienate

verb. to turn away feelings or affections. syn:estrange

elated

adj. in high spirits. syn:overjoyed

epigram

n. a witty

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