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peruse
(v.) to read thoroughly and carefully
potable
(adj.) safe for drinking (n) an alcoholic beverage
copious
(adj) abundant, a lot
dilly-dally
(v) to waste time
behoove
(v) to be good or helpful for you
slipshod
(adj) characterized by a lack of care or thought; sloppy
facetious
(adj) not serious, in a joking fashion
pilfer
(v) to steal
cantonment
(n) (a military garrison or camp. Historical a permanent military station in British India.)
mongoose
(n) a small carnivorous mammal with a long body and tail and a grizzled or banded coat, native to Africa and Asia.
bungalow
(n) a low house, with a broad front porch, having either no upper floor or upper rooms set in the roof, typically with dormer windows.
allegory
(n) a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
symbol
(n) a mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function, or process, e.g., the letter or letters standing for a chemical element or a character in musical notation
draggled
(v) make (something) dirty or wet, typically by trailing it through mud or water.
cowered
(v) crouch down in fear
archetype
(n) a very typical example of a certain person or thing. 1. a recurrent symbol to motif in literature, art, or mythoology
veranda
(n) a roofed platform along the outside of a house, level with the ground floor.
immensely
(adv) to a great extent; extremely
loquacious
(adj) tending to talk a great deal; talkative
eminent
(adj) (of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession 2. used to emphasize the presence of a positive quality.
imminent
(adj) about to happen
slacken
(v) to make or become loose
apparatus
(n) the technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose
muffle
(v) wrap or cover for warmth 2. to lessen in sound 3. to restrain or conceal with wrappings.
tumultuous
(adj) making a loud, confused noise; uproarious 2. excited, confused, or disorderly
ubiquitous
(adj) present, appearing, or found everywhere
upstander
(n) a person that acts to make a positive change.
dystopia
(n) an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.
utopia
(n) an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The word was first used in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More.
frail
(adj) (of a person) weak and delicate 2. Easily damaged or fragile, breakable
revile
(v) to criticize in a abusive of angrily insulting manner; to condemn or attack
fastidious
(adj) very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail
benevolent
(adj) well meaning and kindly
malevolent
(adj) having or showing a wish to do evil to others
inextricably
(adv) impossible to disentangle or separate
poignant
(adj) evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret
macabre
(adj) disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death or injury
hordes
(n) large groups of people
receding
(v) to move back or further away from a previous point
derisive
(adj) expressing contempt or ridicule
fathom
(n,v) measuring the depth of water equal to six feet; 2. understand after much thought
Gothic
(adj) in the style of architecture common in western Europe; belonging to the Dark Ages
warrens
(n) small, crowded spaces. Little holes in the ground in which rabbits live
tremulous
(adj) trembling, or shaking; fearful or timid
oblivious
(adj) unaware; not aware of or not concerned about what is happening around one
sublime
(adj) majestic; of such excellence grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe. 2. used to denote the extreme or unparalleled nature of a person's attitude or behavior
spindrift
(n) spray blown from the crests of waves by the wind
flounce
(v) move in an overstated impatient or angry manner
gambol
(v) run or jump about playfully
palpable
(adj) capable of being perceived (able to be touched or felt)
distraught
(adj) deeply agitated (upset/troubled) especially from emotion
disposition
(n) inclination; predominant/prevailing tendency of one (your usual mood)
chastise
(v) to discipline; verbal punishment
petulantly
(adv) easily irritated/annoyed
droning
(v) to make a dull, low, monotonous sound
chortled
(v) to chuckle/laugh gleefully
prodded
(v) to poke, jab, or nag
infringed
(v) to violate/commit an infraction
buoyancy
(n) the power to float or rise in fluid
meticulously
(adv) marked by extreme care
aptitude
(n) capability; ability; capacity for something
wielded
(v) to exercise power, authority, influence
crescendo
(n) a gradual, steady increase in sound or force
benign
(adj) not bad; kind disposition, favorable
jaunty
(adj) easy and sprightly in manner
fleeting
(adj) passing swiftly; vanishing quickly, transient
requisitioned
(v) the act of requiring or demanding
integral
(adj) necessary to the completeness of a whole; important
conspicuous
(adj) easily seen or noticed
torrent
(n) a stream of water flowing with great force
admonition
(n) to counsel, advise, and/or caution
wryly
(adv) produced by a distortion of facial features
hueless
(n) a lack of color
sinuous
(adj) having many curves, bends, turns; winding
assimilated
(v) to bring into conformity with the customs, attitudes, ect. of a group
daub
(v) to cover or coat with; to apply or smear
assuage
(v) to make milder or less severe; relieve or ease
ominous
(adj) threatening
carnage
(n) slaughter of a great number of people (as in battle)
pervaded
(v) to become spread throughout all parts
obsolete
(adj) no longer in general use
realm
(n) the region, sphere or domain within which anything occurs
ruefully
(adv) causing sorrow or pity
stealthily
(adv) secret procedure or act of stealing
languid
(adj) lacking in vigor or vitality; slow (lacking energy)
augmented
(adj) to make larger; increase (in strength)
taut
(adj) tense; not relaxed
vigilant
(adj) alert; watchful to detect danger
lethargy
(n) unenergetic, lazy, dull, drowsy
gait
(v) a manner of walking or running
sluice
1. (n) a sliding gate for controlling the flow of water 2. (v) an act of rinsing or showering with water
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