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a pernicious evil influence


uplifting enlightenment


a type of arguing where you avoid the main point by bringing up petty details


n. An eastern Asian vine (Pueraria lobata) having compound leaves and clusters of reddish-purple flowers. It is grown for fodder, forage, and root starch, and is a widespread weed in the southeast United States.


the removal of limbs


extremely malevolent or malicious


impossible to come to understand


sensitive or touchy (regional word used in the south)

Rosetta stone

a stone slab, found in 1799 near Rosetta, bearing parallel inscriptions in Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphic, and demotic characters, making possible the decipherment of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.


of or pertaining to atmospheric phenomena, especially weather and weather conditions


a picture, description, etc., ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of persons or things


perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

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