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adjacent

near, next to, adjoining

hurtle

to rush violently, dash headlong; to fling or hurl forcefully

interminable

endless, so long as to seem endless

dynasty

a powerful family or group of rulers that maintains its position or power for sometime

available

ready for use, at hand

entrepreneur

a person who starts up and takes on the risk of a business

hazard

risk, peril [v.] to expose to danger or harm; to gamble

plague

an easily spread disease causing a large number of deaths; a widespread evil; to annoy or bother

drone

a loafer, idler; a buzzing or humming sound; a remote-control device; a male bee; [v.] to make a buzzing sound; to speak in a dull tone of voice

indulge

to give into a wish or desire, give oneself up to

literate

able to read or write; showing an excellent educational background; having knowledge or training

oration

a public speech for a formal occasion

hostile

unfriendly; unfavorable; warlike, aggressive

inflict

to give or cause something unpleasant, impose

mortify

to hurt someone's feeings deeply; to cause embarrassment or humiliation; to subdue or discipline by self-denial or suffering

scurry

to run quickly; scamper, hurry

anecdote

a short account of an incident in some's life

counterfeit

an imitation designed to deceive; [adj.] not genuine, fake, [v.] to make an illegal copy

dominate

to rule over by strength or power, control; to tower over, command due to height

fallible

capable of being wrong, mistaken, or inaccurate

grim

stern, merciless; fierce, savage, cruel

makeshift

a temporary substitute for something else; [adj.] crude, flimsy or temporary

pending

waiting to be settled; [prep.] until

snare

to trap, catch; [n.] a trap or entanglement

fluster

to make or become confused, agitated, or nervous; [n.] a state of confusion or agitaion

nurture

to bring up, care for, train, nourish; [n.] rearing, training, upbringing

perjury

the act of swearing to a lie

prior

earlier, former

wrath

intense anger

incentive

a reason for doing something; something that stimulates action

legible

easily read

onslaught

a violent attck; a sudden rush of something

prudent

cautious, careful, showing good sense

remnant

a small part remaining behind

flounder

to thrash about in a clumsy or ineffective way

gruesome

horrible, revolting, ghastly

ordeal

a difficult or painful experience, a trial

persist

to continue steadily in a course of action, refuse to stop or be changed; to last, remain

quibble

to evade or belittle a point by twisting words or raising minor objections; [n.] a petty objection

regal

royal, kinglike; fit for a king

hospitable

offering friendly or generous treatment to guests; open to anything new or strange

lavish

overly generous, extravagant; abundant; [v.] to spend or give freely or w/o limit

notorious

widley known b/c of bad conduct

surplus

an amount beyond what is required, excess; [adj] more than what is needed or expected

veto

the power to forbid or prevent; [v.] to prohibit, reject

innumerable

too many to count; w/o number

mar

to spoil, damage, injure

mull

to think about, ponder; to grind or to mix; to heat and flavor w/ spices

stalemate

a situation in which further action by either of two opponents is impossible; [v.] to bring to a standstill

wilt

to become limp and drooping [as a flower], wither; to lose strength and vigor

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