Elite 301-325

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derive

v. to obtain from a specified source

jaundice

n. prejudice; bias; a yellowish discoloration of the skin

eloquent

adj. articulate; convincing and effective in speech

onerous

adj. burdensome, hard to bear

stigma

n. a sign of disgrace; a mark that lowers a reputation

bilious

adj. bad-tempered; cross

culpable

adj. deserving blame or punishment

pilfer

v. to steal a small amount

rail

v. to speak bitterly or reproachfully

clandestine

adj. done in secret, esp. to conceal something improper

ulterior

adj. lying beyond what is evident, revealed or claimed

mire

n. a swamp or bog

vigorous

adj. energetic

indict

v. to formally accuse of criminal activity

mammoth

adj. very large; of clumsy or unwieldy size

scale

v. to climb

internecine

adj. pertaining to conflict within a group; mutually destructive

innovative

adj. marked by a new or unusual way of doing things

feisty

adj. irritable; quarrelsome; full of spirit

estuary

n. the part of a river that meets a sea

odyssey

n. a long, adventurous journey

niche

n. a place or situation suited for a person or thing; a recess in a wall

gratuitous

adj. unnecessary or inappropriate

saga

n. a long prose narrative, oft. telling of adventure or heroism; a long, detailed report

woebegone

adj. affected with great sadness, esp. as reflected in one's appearance

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