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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