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v. to improve; to mitigate
n. a violent outburst or attack
"The student crumbled into paroxysms of laughter when the teacher asked if she had finished the assignment."
adj. learned, full of profound knowledge
v. to throw out the window
v. to cut off or take away as part of something
"He defalcated his nose to spite his face."
v. to deliberately make something difficult to understand
n. a false, malicious accusation; misrepresentation; insult
adj. fanciful, imaginary, impossible
n. a person or thing detested or loathed
"Homework is one of the biggest anathemas to a student and their teachers."
adj. lasting a very short time; impermanent
adj. relevant; fitting; appropriate
v. to trick or deceive
"To beguile the time, / Look like the time..." (Macbeth 1.5.62-63).
adj. very idealistic; impractical; caught up in romantic notions
adj. NOT fanciful or imaginative; plain; common-place
v. to cause to accept or become hardened to; to habituate to; to accustom to; to become used to
n. a swamp; a difficult or inextricable situation
"There are many quagmires for newly elected politicians."
adj. sedate, serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct
adj. bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid); virulence of feeling or speech
v. to abolish, often by authority; to nullify or annul
"Some laws currently on the books need to be abrogated."
adj. rural or rustic in nature, country-like; relating to shepherds or herdsmen
n. a pastoral poem; a bumpkin (country person)
adj. difficult to understand or penetrate; deep
v. to persuade; to do something by means of deception or flattery; to manipulate
"Mortimer is always trying to inveigle favors out of his more unassuming friends."
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