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adjure (v)

to command solemnly as if under oath

boorish (adj)

offensive; lacking manners, civility, or consideration

chagrin (n)

the emotion of humiliation or embarrasment

efflorescent (adj)


eke (v)

to supplement through adversity

gormandize (v)

to eat in a greedy, ravenous manner

graft (n)

the unscrupulous use of rank or formal post for personal gain

hallow (v)

to establish as holy

imperious (adj)

haughty; urgent

lissome (adj)

supple; flexible; easily bent

lustrous (adj)

radiant; shining

miscegenation (n)

interbreeding between members of different racial groups

paragon (n)

a peerless model or pattern of perfection

propound (v)

to set forth

refurbish (v)

to renovate or repair

satiate (v)

satisfy beyond reasonable expectation

theocentric (adj)

placing God at the center of a system of beliefs

tort (n)

in law, a civil misdeed requiring compensation

undulate (v)

move in a wavelike motion

vivacious (adj)

spirited; excited

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