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abacaxi:
n. a large, sweet pineapple grown especially in Brazil
abgesang:
n. the concluding section in musical and poetic
abiuret:
a. not giving the biuret reaction
acquiesce:
v. agree or express agreement
aitch:
n. the letter h or the sound represented by it
aloisiite:
n. a mineral consisting of hydrous subsilicate of calcium, ferrous iron, magnesium, and sodium
antediluvian:
a. so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
atheist:
n. someone who denies the existence of god
atlatl:
n. stick used by some indigenous peoples of North America
autochthonous:
a. of rocks, deposits, etc.; found where they and their constituents were formed, originating where it is found
bellwether:
n. sheep that leads the herd often wearing a bell, someone who assumes leadership of a movement or activity
bhagavata:
n. a devotional worshipper of a deity, especially of Vishnu
bhikku:
n. a Buddhist monk or religious mendicant
bologna:
n. large smooth-textured smoked sausage of beef and veal and pork
bourgeois:
a. conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class, belonging to the middle class
cassioberry:
n. a shrub of the southern US, and also its fruit
cemetery:
n. a tract of land used for burials
chauffeur:
n. a man paid to drive a privately owned car
chhatri:
n. a funerary monument, a chapel built over a tomb
chlorophyll:
n. any of a group of green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms
chrematistic:
a. of, relating to, or occupied in the gaining of wealth
chthonic:
a. dwelling beneath the surface of the earth
coelacanth:
n. fish thought to have been extinct since the Cretaceous period but found in 1938 off the coast of Africa
connoisseur:
n. an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts
conscientious:
a. guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right and wrong, characterized by extreme care and great effort
daiquiri:
n. cocktail containing rum and lime juice;
demitasse:
n. small coffee cup;
dhole:
n. fierce wild dog of the forests of central and southeast Asia that hunts in packs
dilate:
v. become wider, add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
dvandva:
n. a class of compound words having two immediate constituents that are equal in rank and related to each other as if joined by
eczema:
n. generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages
egueiite:
n. a mineral that consists of a hydrous basic ferric iron phosphate with a little calcium and aluminum
eichhornia:
n. a genus of chiefly tropical floating aquatic herbs having rounded or broad clustered leaves
eudaemonic:
a. conducive to happiness
feuilleton:
n. part of newspaper or magazine devoted to fiction
fjeld:
n. a barren plateau of the Scandinavian upland
foudroyant:
a. coming on suddenly with great severity
fuchsia:
n. any of various tropical shrubs widely cultivated for their showy drooping purplish or reddish or white flowers; Central and South America and New Zealand and Tahiti
gubernatorial:
a. relating to a governor
harass:
v. annoy continually or chronically, exhaust by attacking repeatedly
hierarchy:
n. a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system, the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body
idiosyncrasy:
n. a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
indict:
v. accuse formally of a crime
indispensable:
a. absolutely necessary; vitally necessary, not to be dispensed with; essential
inoculate:
v. introduce a microorganism into, perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation
irascible:
a. quickly aroused to anger, characterized by anger
kernel:
n. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience, a single whole grain of a cereal
khedive:
n. one of the Turkish viceroys who ruled Egypt between 1867 and 1914
kiekie:
n. a New Zealand climbing shrub with edible berries
kierkegaardian:
a. relating to or characteristic of Kierkegaard or his works, follower of Kierkegaard;
kwakiutl:
n. member of North American people of NW Pacific coast; Wakashan language of Kwakiutl, now with few speakers
liaison:
n. a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship, a channel for communication between groups
liquefy:
v. make (a solid substance) liquid, as by heating, become liquid or fluid when heated
logorrhea:
n. pathologically excessive (and often incoherent) talking
malfeasance:
n. wrongful conduct by a public official
manoeuvre:
v. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
mbira:
n.an African musical instrument that consists of a wooden or gourd resonator and a varying number of tuned metal or wooden strips
memento:
n. a reminder of past events
milquetoast:
n. a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive
minuscule:
n. a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts, very small
mischievous:
a. deliberately causing harm or damage, naughtily or annoyingly playful
mlechchha:
n.one who does not practice Hinduism
nausea:
n. the state that precedes vomiting, disgust so strong it makes you feel sick
nauseous:
a. feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit, causing or able to cause nausea
ngege:
n. an important African cichlid food fish
ngwee:
n. monetary unit of Zambia, equal to one hundredth of kwacha;
onomatopoeia:
n. using words that imitate the sound they denote
orangutan:
n. large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habits
paraphernalia:
n. equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
pfennig:
n. (until introduction of euro in 2002) monetary unit of Germany, equal to one hundredth of mark;
phthisis:
n. pulmonary tuberculosis or similar progressive wasting disease;
precocious:
a. characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity, especially in mental aptitude
prosciutto:
n. raw cured Italian ham
prospicience:
n. the act of looking forward, foresight
pschent:
n. headdress of the later Egyptian pharaohs formed of the two crowns
psephology:
n. statistical study of elections and trends in voting;
psoriasis:
n. a chronic skin disease characterized by dry red patches covered with scales; occurs especially on the scalp and ears and genitalia and the skin over bony prominences
ptarmic:
n. a substance that causes sneezing
pterodactyl:
n. extinct flying reptile
ptosis:
n. drooping of upper eyelid due to paralysis or disease
pycnogonid:
n. any of various small long-legged marine arthropods (class Pycnogonida) that superficially resemble spiders
qiviut:
n. the wool of the undercoat of the musk ox
rhathymia:
n. the state of being carefree : light-heartedness
rhythm:
n. recurring at regular intervals
sacrilegious:
a. grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
schokker:
n. a large Dutch cutter, yawl, or ketch-rigged pleasure boat
sforzando:
n. an accented chord, (music) a notation written above a note and indicating that it is to be played with a strong initial attack
sgabello:
n. an Italian-Renaissance wooden side chair consisting of a stool or similar form with a simple upright back
sherbet:
n. a frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice and sugar, but also containing milk or egg-white or gelatin
sjambok:
n. long, stiff whip, originally made of rhinoceros hide
soubrette:
n. actress playing lively flirtatious role;
stichomythia:
n. dialogue in which two characters speak alternate lines of verse;
supersede:
v. take the place or move into the position of
surveillance:
n. close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
svedberg:
n. unit of time equal to 10 13 seconds;
synecdoche:
n. substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
takkanah:
n. a rabbinic ordinance initiating a practice not directly based on biblical authority or oral tradition
tchaviche:
n. a large, usually red-fleshed, commercially important salmon
teonanacatl:
n. any of several mushrooms that are sources of hallucinogens
tjaele:
n. frozen ground, permanently frozen ground
tyranny:
n. a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator, dominance through threat of punishment and violence
tzigane:
n. Hungarian Gypsy;
vengeance:
n. the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life
vignette:
n. a small illustrative sketch (as sometimes placed at the beginning of chapters in books), a brief literary description
weltanschauung:
n. particular philosophy or view of life;
ylem:
n. (in Big Bang theory) primordial matter of universe, originally conceived as composed of neutrons;
ytterbium:
n. chemical element of atomic number 70, silvery-white metal of lanthanide series;
zwetschenwasser:
n. a colorless plum brandy with a bitter almond taste