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Exigent
urgent ; requiring immediate action.
Contaminate
to infect.
Irrigation
to water land, or soil.
Demure
quiet, modest, reserved.
Fraud
Dishonest advantage
Tribulations
trials, difficulties, sufferings.
Genre
a kind of literary or artistic work.
Ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement
Noxious
harmful to the health.
Wanderlust
a strong desire to travel.
Transient
enduring a very short time
Primogeniture
state of being the first born
Agrarian
concerning farms, farmers, or the use of land
Verboten
prohibited, forbidden
Palpate
to examine by touch
Frugal
(adj.) economical, avoiding waste and luxury; scanty, poor, meager
Vernacular
the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)
Voracious
(adj.) having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively eager
Antiseptic
a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
Perjury
criminal offense of making false statements under oath
Elegiac
expressing sorrow often for something past
Patriarchal
relating to a society in which men hold the greatest legal and moral authority
Ominous
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
Muse
to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
Appraise
place a value on
Jurisdiction
an area of authority or control; the right to administer justice
Bamboozle
to deceive by sneaky methods
Languid
slow, sluggish, listless, weak
Futile
unproductive of success
Apprehensive
fearful or anxious, especially about the future
A La Carte
a menu having individual dishes listed with separate prices
Endemic
belonging to a specific person or place
Serendipity
good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
Visceral
instinctive; relating to the internal organs
Armistice
a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms
Stigma
a symbol of disgrace or infamy
Conviction
(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
Heresy
the crime of holding a belief that goes against established doctrine
Angst
anxiety; fear; dread
Repugnant
disgusting
Surplus
more than is needed, desired, or required
Jovial
good-humored, in high spirits; merry
Oxymoron
a figure of speech consisting of two apparently contradictory terms
Bemoan
regret strongly
Altruism
the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
Vexed
causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution
Substantiate
solidify, firm, or strengthen
Condescending
acting in a way that betrays a feeling of patronizing superiority
Effusive
showing excessive emotion; overflowing
Apathetic
showing little or no emotion or animation
Plasma
colorless watery fluid of blood and lymph containing no cells and in which erythrocytes and leukocytes and platelets are suspended
Biosphere
part of Earth in which life exists including land, water, and air or atmosphere
Satire
a literary work that ridicules or criticizes a human vice through humor or derision
Misdemeanor
a crime less serious than a felony
Banal
common, ordinary
Cornucopia
horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
Impulsiveness
the trait of acting suddenly on impulse without reflection

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