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biscuit
noun: any of various hard or crisp dry baked products
linear
adjective: of, relating to, resembling, or having a graph that is a line and especially a straight line : straight (2) : involving a single dimension
ignite
verb: cause to start burning
maimed
adjective: having a part of the body crippled or disabled
cashier
noun: a person responsible for receiving payments for goods and services (as in a shop or restaurant)
notorious
adjective: widely and unfavorably known; infamous
fortification
noun: the addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food)
unkempt
adjective: not properly maintained
writhe
verb: to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
rhombus
noun: a parallelogram with four equal sides
abominable
adjective: exceptionally bad or displeasing
despicable
adjective: worthy only of being despised and rejected
feral
adjective: wild and menacing
rambunctious
adjective: noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
curmudgeon
noun: a crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas
convivial
adjective: occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
toxicosis
noun: disease caused by poison
propaganda
noun: information spread to influence public opinion for or against a cause.
tandoori
adjective: Indian process of roasting in a charcoal oven
hypochondria
noun: chronic and abnormal anxiety about imaginary symptoms and ailments
reticulated
adjective: resembling or forming a network
tempestuous
adjective: stormy, raging, furious
grotesqueness
noun: ludicrous or incongruous unnaturalness or distortion
regurgitate
verb: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
hermetically
adverb: in an airtight manner
silhouette
noun: an outline of a solid object (as cast by its shadow)
apocalyptic
adjective: prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom
roux
noun: a mixture of fat and flour heated and used as a basis for sauces
squabble
noun: a quarrel about petty points
awry
adverb: away from the correct or expected course
legislature
noun: a group of people chosen to make laws
insurrection
noun: an act of rebellion against the established government
chauffeur
noun: someone paid to drive a privately owned car
zoology
noun: the branch of biology that studies animals
loquacious
adjective: talkative, wordy; fond of talking
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