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torrid
adj, hot
stentorian
adj, loud
deleterious
adj, harmful
apocryphal
adj, of doubtful authenticity
jocose
adj, jesting
execrable
adj, detestable
gigolo
n, man financially supported by a woman
anathema
n, a person cast out and detested; curses
incursion
n, sudden invasion
cite
v, to quote from; n, summons; v, mentioned honorably
atoll
n, ring-shaped coral island
fell
adj, cruel; deadly
diva
n, female opera star
zephyr
n, gentle breeze
egregious
adj, flagrantly bad
emolument
n, salary
immanent
adj, present within
yaw
v, to swing off course
atone
v, to make amends
eclogue
n, short pastoral poem
checkered
adj, marked by changes of fortune; having a pattern of squares
salubrious
adj, beneficial
oleaginous
adj, oily; smoothly bland
frenetic
adj, hectic; frantic
intransigent
adj, unwilling to compromise
perfunctory
adj, mechanically routine
pusillanimous
adj, fainthearted
turbid
adj, muddy
cambric
n, finely-woven linen
gastronomy
n, the art of good eating
apotheosis
n, elevation to a godlike state; ultimate expression
gratis
adj, without charge
moot
adj, debatable; devoid of practical significance; v, to raise
tier
n, row
espouse
v, to marry; to support
genuflect
v, to bend the knee in worship
clarion
adj, brilliantly clear
risible
adj, arousing laughter
annular
adj, circular
attenuate
v, to weaken; adj, thin
aeon
n, indefinitely long period of time
abrogate
v, to abolish
feral
adj, beastlike
emollient
n, soothing ointment
endemic
adj, restricted to a particular area
splenetic
adj, easily irritated
retrograde
adj, tending to make things worse; directed backward
chiarascuro
n, pictorial use of light and shade
litigation
n, legal action
appendage
n, attachment
canon
n, complete works; important principle; member of the clergy attached to a cathedral; body of law
simian
adj, apelike
factious
adj, caused by a group of quarrelsome dissenters
factitious
adj, artificial
sanguine
adj, cheerful; ruddy
descry
v, to catch sight of
savant
n, scholar
mountebank
unscrupulous faker
beget
v, to become the father of
obloquy
n, condemnatory statements; disgrace
dialectical
n, logical argument
roseate
adj, overly optimistic; pink
puerile
adj, childishly immature
debilitated
adj, enfeebled
bellicose
adj, warlike
elixir
n, medical preparation; magical prolonger
ciliated
adj, having minute hairs
atelier
n, artist's studio
scintilla
n, tiny particle
spatial
adj, relating to space
singular
adj, denoting only one; strange; rare; n, separateness
indigent
adj, poor
diurnal
adj, active in the daytime; daily
sentient
adj, having feelings
insular
adj, of an island; narrow-minded
archipelago
n, sea containing many scattered islands; cluster of islands
pendent
adj, hanging
pendant
n, hanging ornament
peon
n, unskilled worker
tyro
n, beginner
fiat
n, command of the ruler
opalescent
adj, of changing colors
veracious
adj, habitually truthful
heinous
adj, wicked
brackish
adj, somewhat salty
sacerdotal
adj, priestly
quiescent
adj, inactive
cabal
n, small group of plotters; conspiracy
dotage
n, feeble-minded state due to old age
gyrate
v, to move in a spiral path; to move irregularly
overrule
v, to decide against
ensconced
v, to conceal; to be settled in place
triptych
n, picture formed of three parts
uxorious
adj, excessively devoted to one's wife
corporeal
adj, physical
sanguinary
adj, murderous; bloody
caulk
v, to stop up
adduce
v, to present
mawkish
adj, sentimental