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abandon:
n. lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
abide:
v. endure; put up with; bear; tolerate
abnormal:
a. unusual; not typical; not normal
absurd:
a. preposterous; ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable; foolish
abuse:
n. improper use or handling; misuse
access:
n. approach; entry; entrance
accidental:
a. unexpected; happening by chance, unintentionally  
accomplice:
n. partner in crime; associate in wrongdoing
acquaintance:
n. personal knowledge or information about someone or something
activate:
v. make active or more active; stimulate; make radioactive
acute:
a. quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe
adamant:
a. extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
addiction:
n. the compulsive physiological and psychological need for a substance; being abnormally dependent on something
ado:
n. doing; bother; troublesome business; fuss; bustle
adopt:
v. accept; take on; raise; take into one's family
adorable:
a. deserving to be adored; worthy of divine honors
adore:
v. worship with profound reverence; pay divine honors to; regard with the utmost esteem and affection
affected:
a. speaking or behaving in an artificial way; emotionally stirred or moved; infected or attacked
affection:
n. fondness; tender feeling toward another; fondness
affirmative:
a. confirmative; ratifying; giving assent or approval; confirming
agenda:
n. items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered
aggressive:
a. making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
agitated:
a. disturbed; excited; expressing agitation
agony:
n. the extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; last struggle of life; death struggle
agreement:
n. state of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character
airborne:
a. aloft; flying; in the air
alias:
n. assumed name; another name; a name that has been assumed temporarily
allegiance:
n. loyalty to a nation, sovereign, or cause; fidelity to any person or thing; devotion
allergic:
a. excessively sensitive; susceptible; having an allergy
allergy:
n. hypersensitivity reaction; abnormally high sensitivity to certain substances
alley:
n. a narrow passage, especially a walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes
ally:
n. confederate; partner; collaborator
altar:
n. raised structure on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity
ambrosia:
n. something with delicious flavor or fragrance; fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut
ambush:
n. disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station
amendment:
n. a change or changes made to the words of a text; revision
amnesia:
n. partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock or illness
amulet:
n. object worn, especially around the neck, as a charm against evil or injury; charm
anemia:
n. condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles; deficiency of red blood cells; lack of vitality
ankle:
n. the joint which connects the foot with the leg; tarsus
anonymous:
a. having no name; having an unknown or unacknowledged name
anticipate:
v. act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
antidote:
n. medicine to counteract a poison or disease; an agent that relieves or counteracts
apology:
n. acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon for a fault or offense; explanation or excuse
appalling:
a. causing or fitted to cause dismay or horror; frightful
appeal:
n. attraction; charm; attract; fascinate; challenge
appealing:
a. attractive or interesting; charming
appetite:
n. instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink
appropriate:
v. acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
apron:
n. an article of dress, of cloth or other stuff, worn on the forepart of the body, to keep the clothes clean
archer:
n. bowman, one skilled in the use of the bow and arrow
archives:
n. public records; place where public records are kept
arena:
n. a playing field where sports events take place; a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
arrogance:
n. overbearing pride; haughtiness; manifest feeling of personal superiority in rank, power, or estimation
arrogant:
a. arising from feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others
arson:
n. malicious burning of a dwelling house or outhouse of another man, which by the common law is a felony
arsonist:
n. criminal who illegally sets fire to property
artillery:
n. large weapons, such as cannon and missile launchers operated by crews; army branch in use of large weapons
assault:
n. a violent attack; an onslaught
asset:
n. properties; advantage; useful or valuable quality
assurance:
n. promise or pledge; certainty; self-confidence; freedom from doubt
assured:
a. made sure; exhibiting confidence or authority; indubitable
asthma:
n. chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies
asylum:
n. place of refuge or shelter; protection
attic:
n. story or room directly below the roof of a building, especially a house;
attorney:
n. lawyer; one who is appointed by another to act in his place or stead; proxy
auction:
n. public sale of property to the highest bidder
audition:
v. take part in a trial performance; evaluate in a trial performance
authentic:
a. not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
authorization:
n. act of giving authority or legal power; establishment by authority; sanction or warrant
authorize:
v. empower; give permission for; sanction
autopsy:
n. examination of dead body; post-mortem
awe:
n. mixed emotion of reverence, respect, dread, and wonder; fear, as of something evil
bacon:
n. back and sides of a pig salted and smoked
badge:
n. a distinctive mark, token, or sign worn on the person
bait:
v. harass; tease; lure, entice, or entrap
bald:
a. hairless; lacking a natural or usual covering
ballroom:
n. large room used mainly for dancing
bane:
n. something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
bankrupt:
a. penniless, without any money; financially ruined
banner:
n. flag; sign; a newspaper headline that runs across the full page
barb:
n. sharp projection from fishhook; openly cutting remark
barbecue:
n. a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors
barge:
n. flatboat; long, large boat for transporting freight that is unpowered and towed or pushed by other craft
bark:
n. a sound made by a dog; harsh sound uttered by a dog
barn:
n. an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
barrier:
n. obstacle; structure built to bar passage; boundary or limit
batch:
n. quantity of bread baked at one time; a collection of things or persons to be handled together
beacon:
n. signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning
beam:
n. ray of light; a long piece of metal or wood; long piece fixed or movable in structure, machine, or tool
beat:
v. whip; strike; defeat; hit repeatedly
beaver:
n. amphibious rodent about two feet in length; fur of the beaver; tall hat, originally made from beaver fur
behold:
v. have in sight; see clearly; look at; perceive by the visual faculty
benign:
a. kindly; favorable; not malignant
betray:
v. be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly
beverage:
n. liquids for drinking, usually excluding water; refreshment
bizarre:
a. fantastic; violently contrasting; strangely unconventional in style or appearance
blackmail:
n. extortion of money or value from a person by threat of exposing a criminal act or discreditable information
blade:
n. the flat part of the leaf, of any plant, especially of gramineous plants; cutting part of an instrument
bless:
v. make or pronounce holy; consecrate; make happy
blizzard:
n. a severe snowstorm with strong winds  
blur:
n. something hazy and indistinct to the sight or mind; dim, confused appearance;  moral stain or blot
bodyguard:
n. guard to protect or defend person; lifeguard
bogus:
a. counterfeit or fake; not authentic; not genuine
bolt:
v. dash or dart off; move or jump suddenly
boost:
v. raise; advance; push or shove upward
booster:
n. device for increasing power or effectiveness; enthusiastic promoter, as of a sports team or school
booze:
n. drink greedily or immoderately, especially alcoholic liquor
bore:
v. drill; make a hole in or through, with or as if with a drill
bouquet:
n. small cluster or arrangement of flowers; an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present
bout:
n. a contest between antagonists; contest or fight; a period of time spent in a particular way, as in illness
brace:
n. something which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly, as bandage, cord, or rod;
brake:
n. a piece of mechanism for retarding or stopping motion by friction
breach:
n. breaking of contract or duty; breaking of waves or surf; fissure or gap
brilliant:
a. full of light; shining; bright; sharp and clear in tone
brink:
n. edge, margin, or border of a steep place verge
brutal:
a. like a brute; savage; cruel; inhuman; merciless
brutality:
n. quality of being brutal; inhumanity; savageness; pitilessness
bubble:
n. foam; dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic; fantastic or impracticable idea or belief
buckle:
v. fold or collapse; bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
budge:
v. move off; move or stir slightly; alter a position or attitude
bug:
n. general name applied to various insects
bulb:
n. the rounded part of a cylindrical structure; electric lamp consisting of a glass ball
bully:
n. noisy, blustering fellow; one who is threatening and quarrelsome; insolent, tyrannical fellow
bum:
n. one who is devoted to a particular activity; murmuring or humming sound; lazy or shiftless person
bumper:
n. something as bars at edges to absorb shock and prevent serious damage
bust:
n. the occasion for excessive eating or drinking; complete failure; sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
bypass:
n. the channel used to conduct gas or liquid around another pipe or a fixture
cadet:
n. younger of two brothers; student at a military school who is training to be an officer
canary:
n. pale yellowish color; wine made in the Canary Islands; canary bird; quick and lively dance
canyon:
n. narrow chasm with cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge
capacity:
n. mental or physical ability; ability to accommodate
carnival:
n. festivity; traveling amusement show usually including rides, games, and sideshows
carol:
n. round dance; a song of joy; a song of praise or joy, especially for Christmas
carve:
v. make something by cutting into especially wood or stone; sculpt
cascade:
n. small waterfall; sudden downpour
category:
n. group; class; a collection of things sharing a common attribute
catholic:
a. broadly sympathetic; universal; related to Roman Catholic Church
cavalry:
n. part of military force which serves on horseback
cavern:
n. cave; large underground chamber, as in a cave
cavity:
n. hole; cavern; hollow area within the body
celebrated:
a. famous; well-known; having illustrious past
celebrity:
n. a widely known person
cellar:
n. room or rooms under a building, and usually below the surface of the ground
cemetery:
n. place or ground set apart for the burial of the dead; graveyard
cereal:
n. grass such as wheat, oats, or corn, the starchy grains of which are used as a food
cerebral:
a. relating to the brain or cerebrum;  intellectual rather than emotional
chaos:
n. disorder; condition or place of great disorder or confusion; disorderly mass
chap:
n. crack, as in earth surface; splitting of skin, caused by cold or exposure; one of the jaws or cheeks; man or boy
charitable:
a. benevolent; kind and not judging people in a negative way
charity:
n. activity or gift that benefits the public at large
charter:
v. license; authorize; hold under a lease or rental agreement of goods and services
chase:
v. pursue to kill or take; hunt; follow as if to catch
chateau:
n. impressive country house or castle in France; large country house
chevron:
n. badge consisting of stripes meeting at an angle, worn on the sleeve of military or police uniform to indicate rank
chic:
n. good form; style; elegance under being fashionable
chimera:
n. monster represented as vomiting flames, and as having lion head, goat body, and dragon tail
choir:
n. band or organized company of singers, especially in church service
chop:
v. hew; cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax
chorus:
n. any utterance produced simultaneously by a group
chubby:
a. of a person, slightly overweight, somewhat fat and hence soft; rounded, and plump
chuck:
v. toss or throw smartly out of hand; make noise or call, as a hen calls her chickens
chump:
n. short, thick, heavy piece of wood; stupid or foolish person
chunk:
n. a thick mass or piece, amount
cider:
n. beverage made from juice pressed from apples
civilian:
a. of or relating to non-military life
clam:
v. be moist or glutinous; stick or adhere; produce or cause to clang
clamp:
n. any of various devices used to join, grip, support, or compress mechanical or structural parts
clarity:
n. clearness of thought or style; brightness; splendor
clientele:
n. clients of professional person; the body of customers or patrons
closure:
n. act of shutting; closing
clot:
n. thick, viscous, or coagulated mass or lump, as of blood; compact group
clumsy:
a. awkward; showing lack of skill or aptitude
coalition:
n. partnership; league; state of being combined into one body
coincidence:
n. two or more things occurring at the same time by chance
collision:
n. crash; conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals
colossal:
a. of extraordinary size; huge; gigantic
coma:
n. state of profound insensibility from which it is difficult or impossible to rouse a person
commence:
v. have a beginning or origin; originate; start; begin
commitment:
n. pledge, undertaking; an act of binding yourself  to a course of action
commotion:
n. disturbed or violent motion; agitation; public disturbance; riot; excitement
compact:
a. closely and firmly united or packed together; briefly giving a gist of something
compassion:
n. the sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration
compassionate:
a. having a temper or disposition to pity; sympathetic; merciful
compatible:
a. harmonious; having similar disposition and tastes
compelling:
a. overpowering; drivingly forceful; urgently requiring attention
compliment:
n. praise; commendation; say something to someone that expresses praise
compromise:
v. adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of
compulsive:
a. having the power to compel; exercising or applying compulsion.
con:
ad. against the affirmative side; in opposition; on the negative side
concede:
v. admit; yield; give up physical control of another
conceive:
v. form or develop in mind; devise; become pregnant with; begin or originate in a specific way
concussion:
n. shaking or agitation; shock; injury to an organ, especially the brain, produced by a violent blow
condemn:
v. blame; denounce; express strong disapproval of
confide:
v. disclose; reveal; tell in confidence
confront:
v. be face to face with; oppose in hostility or competition; deal with
confrontation:
n. state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face; clash of opinions and ideas
conjure:
v. call on or summon by sacred name or in a solemn manner; implore earnestly; practice magical arts
consolation:
n. act of consoling; state of being consoled; refreshment of spirit; comfort
console:
v. cheer from distress or depression; alleviate grief and raise spirits of; relieve; comfort
conspiracy:
n. plot; intrigue; agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act
constellation:
n. some stars seen from the Earth as a group and often having a name
contagious:
a. infectious; of or relating to communicable diseases
contempt:
n. state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace; disobedience to, or open disrespect of
continent:
n. one of the large landmasses of the earth
contingency:
n. condition of being dependent on chance; uncertainty; possibility
contract:
v. constrict; make smaller; compress or concentrate
convert:
n. change something into another form; transform
convertible:
a. capable of being converted; susceptible of change; transmutable; transformable
convict:
v. find or declare guilty
conviction:
n. the judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
coop:
n. barrel or cask for liquor; enclosure or cage, as for poultry or small animals
corny:
a. producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn; strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn;
corporal:
a. belonging or relating to the body; bodily; noncommissioned officer, next below a sergeant
corporate:
a. united or combined into one body; collective; belonging to a corporation or incorporated body
cosmic:
a. of the universe; vast
costume:
n. dress; attire; a set of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season
couch:
n. sofa; arrange or dispose as in a bed
counterfeit:
v. make a copy of, usually with the intent to defraud; forge
coup:
n. sudden stroke; sudden appropriation of leadership or power; a takeover
covert:
a. secretive, not openly shown
coy:
a. quiet; still; tending to avoid people and social situations; reserved
cram:
v. pack; force, press, or squeeze into an insufficient space
cramp:
n. something that confines or contracts; restraint; hindrance
cramped:
a. jammed; stuffed;  uncomfortably small or restricted
crank:
n. device for rotary motion, by handle or arm; bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage; twist or turn in speech
cranky:
a. having a bad disposition; having eccentric ways; odd; full of bends and turns; crooked
crate:
n. large basket, used for moving china or similar wares; box or case whose sides are of wooden slats with interspaces
crave:
v. ask with earnestness or importunity; ask with submission or humility; beg
craving:
n. vehement or urgent desire; longing for; consuming desire; yearning
creed:
n. definite summary of what is believed; confession of faith for public use
creek:
n. a small stream, often a shallow tributary to a river; brook
cripple:
n. person or animal that is partially disabled or unable to use a limb or limb
crook:
v. bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure
crooked:
a. having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; curved
crude:
a. being in an unrefined or natural state; raw; lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive
crumb:
n. small fragment or piece,  especially a small piece of bread or other food; broken or cut off
crunch:
v. chew with force and noise; crush, grind or tread noisily
cryptic:
a. having hidden meaning; mystifying; using code or cipher
cub:
n. young animal; awkward, rude, ill-mannered boy; a stall for cattle
cubicle:
n. sleeping place partitioned off from a large dormitory; small compartment, as for work or study
cuddle:
v. lie close or snug; crouch; nestle; embrace closely
cuff:
n. fold at the end of the sleeve; part of sleeve turned back from the hand; any ornamental appendage at the wrist
cuisine:
n. kitchen or cooking department; food; manner or style of cooking; cookery
cult:
n. religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false; community of religious worship and ritual
curb:
v. bend or curve; guide and manage, or restrain
curt:
a. having been shortened; effectively cut short; rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner
cushion:
n. soft pillow or pad usually used for sitting, reclining, or kneeling
custody:
n. keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security
cute:
a. ingenious; delightfully pretty or dainty
cynical:
a. skeptical of motives of others; selfishly calculating; negative or pessimistic
dandy:
n. man who affects extreme elegance in clothes and manners; something very good or agreeable
darn:
v. mend, with interlacing stitches of yarn or thread by the needle; sew together with yarn or thread
dart:
v. move suddenly and rapidly
debris:
n. remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
debut:
n. beginning or first attempt; first appearance before the public
decoy:
n. lure or bait; means used to mislead or lead into danger
decree:
n. order from one having authority; decision, order, or sentence by a court
deed:
n. something that is carried out; act or action; feat or exploit
defendant:
n. one required to make answer in an action or suit
definition:
n. clarity of outline; concise explanation
deliberate:
v. consider; think about carefully; weigh
delirious:
a. having a delirium; wandering in mind; insane; raving; wild
delta:
n. an area of flat land where a river spreads out into several smaller rivers before entering the sea
delusion:
n. false belief; mistaken or unfounded opinion
dent:
n. cavity; a depression scratched or carved into a surface
deposition:
n. testimony under oath; the act of depositing, especially laying down of matter by natural process
deputy:
n. one appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him; substitute in office
desirable:
a. worthwhile; worth doing or achieving; advisable
despicable:
a. fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless
destruction:
n. havoc; event that completely destroys something
detour:
n. a turning; circuitous route; deviation from a direct course
devastating:
a. destructive; highly critical; causing or capable of causing complete destruction
devious:
a. departing from the correct and accepted way; misleading; not straightforward
devotion:
n. faithfulness; ardent, often selfless affection and dedication
diabetes:
n. a polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood
diabolical:
a. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
dictate:
v. prescribe; rule as a dictator
dilemma:
n. predicament; state of uncertainty or between equally unfavorable options
diplomatic:
a. relating to diplomacy; marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others
dirk:
n. a kind of dagger or poniard
disaster:
n. catastrophe; great harm, damage, or death, or serious difficulty
disastrous:
a. extremely bad; terrible; dreadful
discharge:
v. relieve of a burden or of contents; unload; pour forth or release; complete or carry out; give off
discreet:
a. free from ostentation or pretension; distinct; distinguishable
discretion:
n. knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; the trait of judging wisely and objectively
disguise:
n. dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception
dispatch:
n. act of sending off something; the property of being prompt and efficient; message usually sent in haste
distinction:
n. excellence or eminence; note or mark of difference
distinguished:
a. prominent; celebrated, well-known, or eminent because of past achievements
distracted:
a. having the attention diverted; suffering conflicting emotions; distraught
distraught:
a. deeply agitated, as from emotional conflict; mad; insane
distress:
n. discomfort; cause strain, anxiety, or suffering to
disturbance:
n. disorder; turmoil; mental or emotional unbalance or disorder
dock:
v. deprive someone of benefits; remove or shorten the tail of an animal
dodge:
v. avoid a blow by moving or shifting quickly aside; a shifty or ingenious trick
dome:
n. building or house, especially as the great hall, church, or temple; anything shaped like a cupola
don:
v. put clothing on one's body
dose:
n. quantity of medicine given; sufficient quantity; portion
drool:
v. drivel, or drop saliva; let run from the mouth; talk nonsense; silly talk or write