9th Grade Words for Dehcho, NT, Canada

Words for 9th Grade students of Dehcho Divisional Education Council.
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 9th Grade Words for Dehcho Divisional Education Council
absorption
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n. process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion; state of mental concentration
accompaniment
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n. act of accompanying someone or something
accomplice
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n. partner in crime; associate in wrongdoing
acquiesce
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v. assent; accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively
acquittal
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n. state of being found or proved not guilty; judgment of not guilty
affiliation
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n. partnership; alliance; association in the same family or society
altercation
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n. noisy quarrel; contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy
ambassador
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n. authorized messenger or representative
ambiguous
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a. unclear or doubtful in meaning
animosity
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n. bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act
apparatus
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n. a group of parts that work together to perform given function; appliance or device for particular purpose
approximately
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ad. nearly correct or exact; close in value or amount but not precise; about; roughly
austerity
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n. severe and rigid economy; severe or rigorous simplicity; absence of adornment or luxury
authentic
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a. not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
authenticate
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v. prove genuine; establish authenticity of
auxiliary
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a. giving help or support, especially to a more important person or thing
benevolent
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a. generous in providing aid to others; charitable
blasphemous
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a. characterized by profanity or cursing
bravado
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n. defiant or swaggering behavior; pretense of courage; false show of bravery
camouflage
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v. exploit natural surroundings to disguise something; conceal
capricious
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a. fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly
cavalcade
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n. ceremonial procession or display; succession or series
celestial
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a. relating to the sky or the heavens; supremely good; god or angel
cerebral
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a. relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional
chagrin
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n. anxiety caused by humiliation or injured pride; disappointment
chaotic
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a. in utter disorder; lacking visible order or organization
chasm
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n. deep opening in the earth surface
chastise
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v. punish, as by beating; criticize severely; rebuke
chronic
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a. lasting for long period; marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases
citadel
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n. fortress; fortified place which people could go for shelter during battle
clique
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n. small exclusive group of friends or associates
cocoon
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n. silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs
conceivable
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a. capable of being conceived, imagined, or understood
concurrent
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a. simultaneous; coincident; occurring or operating at the same time
conscientious
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a. wishing to do what is right, especially to do one's work or duty well and thoroughly; diligent; responsible; reliable
consciousness
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n. having knowledge of ; special awareness or sensitivity:
contiguous
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a. sharing an edge or boundary; touching; neighboring
correspondence
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n. similarity or analogy; communication by the exchange of letters
corroborate
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v. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; support with evidence
curriculum
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n. the subjects comprising a course of study in a school or college; program
defamation
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n. an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
deprivation
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n. poverty; removal of rank or office; taking away
derelict
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a. left and abandoned; negligent in performing a duty
diffidence
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n. lack of self-confidence
disastrous
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a. extremely bad; terrible; dreadful
dissociate
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v. to undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms
distinction
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n. excellence or eminence; note or mark of difference
diurnal
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a. daily; relating to or occurring in a 24-hour period
dominant
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a. major; most important, powerful, or influential; outweighing
dormitory
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n. a college or university building for student living; a large bedroom where several people sleep
drudgery
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n. hard monotonous routine work
elicit
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v. draw out; bring forth or to light; generate or provoke as response or answer
elimination
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n. act of removing or getting rid of something
embroidery
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n. elaboration by the use of decorative detail; ornamentation of fabric with needlework
equinox
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n. period of equal days and nights; beginning of Spring and Autumn
escapade
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n. wild and exciting undertaking; adventurous or unconventional act
espionage
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n. spying; secret observation
etiquette
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n. manners; rules governing socially acceptable behavior
exaggeration
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n. act of making something more noticeable than it really is; overstatement
exemplary
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a. serving as model; outstanding; typical
expediency
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n. the quality of being suited to the end in view
expedient
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a. suitable; appropriate to a purpose; serving to promote your interest
expunge
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v. cancel; remove; erase or strike out
facsimile
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n. exact copy or reproduction, as of a document; fax
fallacy
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n. deceptive or false appearance; false notion; deception
feasibility
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n. the quality of being doable
fictitious
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a. existing only in imagination; feigned; not true or real
finesse
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n. refinement and delicacy of performance; skillful, subtle handling
fluorescent
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a. luminous; bright; emitting visible light
fulfill
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v. put in effect, fill or meet a want or need
gruesome
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a. causing horror; frightful and shocking
handkerchief
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n. a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory
hideous
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a. frightful, shocking, or offensive to the eyes; offensive to moral sensibilities
hindrance
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n. something that holds back or causes problems with something else; obstacle
homogenize
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v. equalize; become similar, as by mixing
hypocrisy
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n. practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold; falseness; expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
idiosyncrasy
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n. behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
impasse
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n. road or passage having no exit; deadlock
impropriety
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n. improper act; improper or unacceptable usage in speech or writing
incandescent
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a. strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting light as result of being heated
incessant
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a. uninterrupted; unceasing; continuing without interruption
indelible
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a. impossible to remove, erase, or wash away; permanent
indispensable
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a. essential; requisite; impossible to be omitted or remitted
indisputable
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a. not open to question; obviously true; beyond dispute or doubt
insufficient
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a. of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement
interrogative
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n. some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood
irreconcilable
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a. incompatible; not able to be resolved
irrelevant
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a. not related to what is being discussed or considered and therefore not important; not applicable; having no connection with
irrevocable
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a. unalterable; irreversible; impossible to retract or revoke
judicious
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a. exhibiting good judgment or sound thinking; prudent
justifiable
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a. capable of being justified, or shown to be just
labyrinth
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n. maze; complex structure of interconnecting passages
liaison
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n. close relationship, connection, or link; secret love affair
lustrous
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a. giving out or shedding light, as sun or fire; reflecting light; having brilliant surface
magnanimous
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a. generous; high-minded; chivalrous
magnificence
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n. grandeur; splendor; grand or imposing beauty
maintenance
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n. preservation; support; continuance; court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another
malicious
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a. deliberately harmful; proceeding from extreme hatred
martyr
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n. one who makes great sacrifices or suffers to further belief or principle; one who endures great suffering
melee
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n. fight in which the combatants are mingled; hand to hand conflict; noisy riotous fight
metamorphosis
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n. marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function; major transformation
molecular
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a. of molecules; relating to simple or basic structure or form
monotony
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n. uniformity or lack of variation; continual increase, or continual decrease; tedium as a result of repetition
morose
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a. ill humored; sullen; depressingly dark; gloomy; persistent
multiplicity
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n. state of being multiplex or various; condition of being numerous; a large number
nausea
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n. feeling of sickness in stomach by an urge to vomit; strong aversion; disgust
nonchalance
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n. indifference; lack of concern; composure
notoriety
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n. known for some unfavorable act or quality; bad or ill fame
oblique
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a. having slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined
occasionally
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ad. now and then; from time to time; infrequently; irregularly
olfactory
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a. relating to, or contributing to sense of smell
omnipotent
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a. all-powerful; having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force
onomatopoeia
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n. using words that imitate the sound they denote
palatable
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a. acceptable; sufficiently agreeable in flavor to be eaten
pandemonium
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n. state of extreme confusion and disorder; very noisy place
panorama
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v. complete view in every direction.
partiality
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n. inclination; favorable prejudice or bias; special fondness
pastime
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n. an activity that is done for enjoyment; amusement
patriarch
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n. father and ruler of family or tribe
pediatrician
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n. physician or expert in children's diseases
peril
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n. danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction
perjury
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n. false testimony while under oath; breach of an oath or promise
philanthropist
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n. person who loves mankind in general; very generous person or institution
picturesque
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a. attractive in appearance, especially in an old-fashioned way; scenic
pittance
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n. very small portion or allowance assigned, whether of food or money
playwright
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n. someone who writes plays
poignancy
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n. state of deeply felt distress or sorrow; keenness of emotion
poignant
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a. profoundly moving; touching; agreeably intense or stimulating
potpourri
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n. a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
prejudice
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n. an unfair and unreasonable opinion or feeling; leaning toward one side of a question
premonition
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n. a feeling that something, especially something unpleasant, is going to happen
primitive
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a. belonging to an early stage; simple or naive in style; primeval
proximity
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n. state of being proximate; nearness in place, time, or relation
quibble
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n. minor objection or complaint; petty distinction
quixotic
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a. idealistic without regard to practicality
quizzical
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a. suggesting puzzlement; mocking; curious
recipient
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n. receiver; one that receives or is receptive
redundant
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a. exceeding what is necessary or natural; repetitious; excessively wordy
reek
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v. emit odor; be pervaded by something unpleasant
remembrance
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n. the ability to recall past occurrences; a recognition of meritorious service
renegade
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n. disloyal person; traitor or rebel
renovate
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v. restore to good condition; renew
reservoir
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n. tank used for collecting and storing a liquid; lake used to store water for community use
respite
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n. usually short interval of rest or relief; delay in punishment
retaliate
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v. do something harmful or negative to get revenge for some harm; fight back or respond in kind to an injury or affront
retrieve
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v. recover; find and bring in; get back
rococo
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n. fanciful but graceful asymmetric ornamentation in art and architecture that originated in France in the 18th century
sabotage
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v. destroy property or hinder normal operations
salient
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a. prominent or protruding; projecting outwardly; moving by leaps or springs
satisfactorily
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ad. in a way that fulfills expectations or needs; acceptably
saunter
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v. stroll slowly; walk at a leisurely pace
scavenger
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n. animal that eats other decaying organic matter; someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
scourge
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n. whip used to inflict punishment; severe punishment
scuttle
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v. deliberately sink ship by order of commander, rather than by enemy action
seethe
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v. be disturbed; boil; be in state of turmoil or ferment
significance
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n. the quality of being worthy of attention; importance
soliloquy
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n. talking to oneself; act of a character speaking to himself so as to reveal his thoughts to audience
spasmodic
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a. affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; periodic
squalid
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a. extremely dirty and unpleasant; showing a contemptible lack of moral standards
strenuous
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a. arduous; intense; performed with much energy or force;
stringent
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a. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; binding; rigid
subsequent
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a. following in time or order; succeeding; later
subsistence
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n. something that has real or substantial existence; means of support or maintain life
succinct
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a. brief or compact; by clear, precise expression in few words
summarize
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v. give a brief statement of the main points of something
supersede
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v. be placed in or take the room of; replace; make obsolete; make void or useless by superior power
surgeon
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n. one who performs manual operations on a patient
surveillance
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n. watching; inspection; close observation of a person or group; supervision
swelter
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v. be oppressed by heat; suffer terribly from intense heat
synthesis
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n. combining parts into a coherent whole; putting of two or more things togethe
tantalize
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v. tease; torture with disappointment; bait someone by showing something desirable but leaving them unsatisfied
technician
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n. one skilled particularly in the technical details of work
technique
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n. practical method or art applied to some particular task; skillfulness
tedious
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a. tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; progressing very slowly
tenuous
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a. long and thin; slender; having little substance
tirade
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n. extended scolding; long angry or violent speech
transcend
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v. surpass; exceed; pass beyond the limits of
transient
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a. momentary; temporary; staying for short time
transmutation
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n. (physics) the change of one chemical element into another (as by nuclear decay or radioactive bombardment)
tremor
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n. shaking or vibrating movement; slight quiver
turbulence
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n. state of violent agitation; eddying motion; unstable flow of a liquid or gas; state of violent disturbance and disorder
ubiquitous
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a. being or existing everywhere; omnipresent
ulterior
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a. beyond or outside of immediate interest; coming at a subsequent time or stage
unanimous
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a. uniform; in complete agreement
uncanny
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a. strange; mysterious; peculiarly unsettling, as if of supernatural origin or nature
uncouth
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a. lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
undoubtedly
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ad. unquestionably; without doubt; certainly
unforgettable
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a. impossible to forget; very memorable
upbraid
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v. severely criticize; reprimand; reprove sharply
variegated
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a. streaked, spotted, or marked with a variety of color; very colorful
vengeance
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n. punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution
versatile
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a. having many talents; capable of working in many fields
volatile
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a. tending to vary often or widely, as in price; inconstant or fickle; tending to violence
vulnerable
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a. susceptible to wounds; capable of being wounded or hurt
wary
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a. very cautious; on guard; watchful