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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