The Alchemist Vocab

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  1. Proprietor
    n - a person who has the exclusive right or title to something; an owner, as of real property
  2. zenith
    n - a highest point or state; culmination
  3. levanter
    n - a strong easterly wind in the Mediterranean
  4. omen
    n - anything perceived or happening that is believed to portend a good or evil event or circumstance in the future; portent
  5. parable
    n - a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson
  6. trajectory
    n - a chosen or taken course
  7. teeming
    adj - abounding or swarming with something, as with people
  8. rueful
    adj - feeling, showing, or expressing sorrow or pity; mournful; doleful
  9. obligation
    n - feeling, showing, or expressing sorrow or pity; mournful; doleful
  10. hookah
    n - an Eastern smoking pipe designed with a long tube passing through an urn of water that cools the smoke as it is drawn through
  11. maktub
    "It is written"
  12. incessant
    adj - continuing without interruption; ceaseless; unending
  13. alchemy
    n - any magical power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a substance of great value
  14. capricious
    adj - characterized by or subject to whim; impulsive and unpredictable
  15. intuitive
    adj - direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process; immediate apprehension
  16. nostalgia
    n - a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time
  17. balk
    v - to stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed or to do something specified
  18. mania
    n - excessive excitement or enthusiasm; craze
  19. primitive
    adj - being in its earliest period; early; simple; unsophisticated
  20. sentinel
    n - a person or thing that watches or stands as if watching
  21. exultant
    adj - marked by great joy or jubilation; triumphant
  22. suffuse
    adj - cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
  23. habituate
    v - to accustom by frequent repetition or prolonged exposure
  24. scabbard
    n - a sheath for a sword or the like
  25. prognostication
    n - to predict according to present indications or signs; foretell to foreshadow, portend

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