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- A very lascivious person
- man with strong sexual desires
To perceive by taste or smell.
The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon
a tiny trace or spark of a specified quality or feeling
Hasty, careless writing.
the action of ending a connection or relationship.
- a position requiring little or no work but giving the holder status or financial benefit.
- easy job, cushy job
not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship
Curving in and out.
A skiff is a small boat.
- a pole with a flat blade, pivoting in an oar lock, used to row or steer a boat through the water.
Having sufficient funds to pay all debts
Tending to produce sleep.
- (of a person's voice or other sound) imposingly deep and full.
- the use of fallacious arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving
- a fallacious argument.
Filthy, morally degraded
- stop or restrict (a flow of blood) from a wound.
- to check.
- Rich and costly.
- splendid and expensive-looking.
Being more than is needed.
- present in excess of the normal or requisite number, in particular.
To displace; supplant
Lying on the back.
ask or beg for something earnestly or humbly.
- having or showing a modest or low estimate of one's own importance.
- meek, deferential, respectful, submissive
- quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive
an excessive amount of something
A syllabus or summary.
full of twists and turns
Existing for a short time only
painful or laborious effort.
causing great physical or mental pain.
a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something
comically or repulsively ugly or distorted
- having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect
- incisive, penetrating, sharp, keen, insightful, acute
Truculence is showing a fierce kind of aggression.
Having the character or the spirit of a savage.
In a state of turmoil; muddled
If you babysit and tutor younger children after school, the kids are under your tutelage. You are responsible for their care and education.
existing beyond what is obvious or admitted; intentionally hidden
- unexpected and inappropriate or inconvenient.
- Causing annoyance or hindrance
- unexpected, unforeseen
A sudden desire or action
inordinate pride in oneself or one's achievements; excessive vanity.
speaking or representing the truth.
Use of many words without necessity.
- using or expressed in more words than are needed
Green with vegetation.
Real; true; genuine.
A visible trace, mark, or impression, of something absent, lost, or gone
Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger.
Loud talkative women, strong statured women
knowledge of or expertise in the fine arts.
- spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of.
- to contaminate.
To vituperate is to speak or write in an extremely negative way about someone
grant or bestow (a title, degree, benefit, or right).
not taut or held tightly in position; loose
- sudden and unexpected
- I was surprised by the abrupt change of subject
- miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity.
- equipment, stuff, things
- a dishonest or unprincipled man
- scoundrel, villain, miscreant, reprobate
- you are a rogue and an embezzler
- a person or thing that is likely to cause harm; a threat or danger
- danger, peril, risk, hazard, threat; jeopardy
- a new initiative aimed at beating the menace of drugs
To jingle is to make a sound like pieces of metal jangling together, like those bells people sing about at Christmas. A jingle is also a funny little poem or song.
- Merit is another way of saying "deserve."
- The National Merit Scholarship program is based on merit––students whose SAT scores are high enough deserve to be in the program.
- A craving is an intense desire for something really particular.
- longing, yearning, desire, want, wish, hankering
Annals are chronological historical records.
- assemble (troops), especially for inspection or in preparation for battle.
- assemble, mobilize, rally, summon, gather (together)
the dead body of an animal
- a short journey undertaken in order to deliver or collect something, often on someone else's behalf.
- task, job, chore, assignment
- a small sphere
- ball, globe, orb
- a sudden sharp movement.
- jerk, snap, flip, whisk
- pathetically trivial; trifling
- piddling little questions
- petty, footling, slight, small, insignificant
an act of attempting to repair something in a casual or desultory way
- repeat aloud or declaim (a poem or passage) from memory before an audience
- repeat from memory, say aloud, declaim, quote, deliver, render
- a natural ability to do something.
- he had a remarkable aptitude for learning words
- wriggle or twist the body from side to side, especially as a result of nervousness or discomfort.
- wriggle, wiggle, writhe, twist
- A contingency is an event you can't be sure will happen or not.
- eventuality, incident, occurrence, juncture,possibility
- an achievement that requires great courage, skill, or strength.
- achievement, accomplishment, attainment, coup, triumph
- To summon is to formally call for the presence of someone.
- come up, muster, muster up, rally
- a small wave or series of waves on the surface of water, especially as caused by an object dropping into it or a slight breeze.
- he blew ripples in his coffee
- wavelet, wave, undulation, ripplet, ridge, ruffle
a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface
- someone or something that has been left out or excluded.
- there are glaring omissions in the report
- exclusion, leaving out, exception
- giving out or reflecting a strong or dazzling light
- Whether it's a bright light or a fault, glaring things are obvious. You just can't miss them.
To sear something is to quickly cook or burn its surface by applying intense heat. When making beef stew, the color and flavor are usually better if you sear the meat first.
- a period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep, especially to keep watch or pray.
- a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
- make or cause to make the slightest movement.
- the line in the bank hasn't budged
- move, shift, stir, go
If you have proficiency with something, you are pretty good at it. If you have proficiency with English vocabulary, you can attain your goal
disabled in a leg or foot.
- to reduce, lessen
- The rain poured down for a while, then abated.
- to give up a position, usually one of leadership
- When he realized that the revolutionaries would surely win, the king abdicated his throne.
- wretched, pitiful, miserable
- After losing all her money, falling into a puddle, and breaking her ankle, Eloise was abject.
- denial of comfort to oneself
- The holy man slept on the floor, took only cold showers, and generally followed other practices of abnegation
- to cut down, shorten
- Moby-Dick is such a long book that even the abridged version is longer than most normal books
- to stress, highlight
- (Psychologists agree that those people who are happiest accentuate the positive in life.
- high praise
- Greg’s excellent poem won the acclaim of his friends
- helpful, obliging, polite
- Though the apartment was not big enough for three people, Arnold, Mark, and Zebulon were all friends and were accommodating to each other.
- gradual growth in size or amount
- Stalactites are formed by the accretion of minerals from the roofs of caves.
- biting, bitter in tone or taste
- Jill became extremely acerbic and began to cruelly make fun of all her friends
- extremely skilled
- Tarzan was adept at jumping from tree to tree like a monkey