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2010-11-19 02:20:12

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  1. affinity
    • (n) a natural liking or attraction to someone
    • (adj) of or pertaining to persons who share similar interests
  2. bilious
    (adj) sickening
  3. cognate
    • (adj) related by birth, closely related
    • (n) a person or thing cognate with another
  4. corollary
    (n) an immediate consequence
  5. cul-de-sac
    (n) to come to an impass
  6. derring-do
    (n) daring dead
  7. divination
    (n) the practice of foretelling the future
  8. elixir
    (n) all healing potion
  9. falderol
    (n) mere nonsense
  10. gamut
    (n) entire range or scale
  11. hoipolloi
    (n) the common folk
  12. ineffable
    (adj) incapable of being expressed or described
  13. lucubration
    (n) laborious work, study, or thought
  14. mnemonic
    • (adj) something that helps your memory
    • (n) something with the purpose of helping your memory
  15. obloquy
    (n) censure, blame, or abusive language aimed at a person or thing by numerous persons
  16. parameter
    (n) limits or boundaries; guidelines
  17. pundit
    (n) a person who makes a comment or judgement in an authoritive manner
  18. risible
    (adj) causing laughter
  19. symptomatic
    (adj) pertaining to symptoms
  20. volte-face
    (n) a turnabout, a reversal or opinion or policy
  21. Aficionado
    (n) an ordent devotee; fan
  22. Browbeat
    (n) to intimidate by overbearing looks or words
  23. Commensurate
    (adj) having the same measure; of equal extent or duration
  24. Diaphonous
    (adj) very sheer, light; almost completely transparent or translucent
  25. Emolument
    (n) profit, salary, or fees from office or employment
  26. Foray
    • (n) a quick raid, usually for the purpose of taking money
    • (v) to make a raid or to ravage in search of plunder
  27. Genre
    (n) a class or category of artistic endeavor
  28. Homily
    (n) a sermon, usually on a Biblical topic and usually of a nondoctrinal
  29. Immature
    Emotional undeveloped; childish
  30. Insouciant
    Freedom from concern, worry, or anxiety
  31. matrix
    (n) a pattern or mold
  32. obsequies
    (n) a funeral rite or ceremony
  33. panache
    (n) a grand or flamboyant manner
  34. persona
    (n) character
  35. philippic
    (n) any speech or discourse of bitter denunciation; verbal attack
  36. prurient
    (adj) having a restless desire or longing; lust
  37. sacromatic
    sacred or invidable
  38. systematic
    (adj) having, showing, or involving system
  39. tendentious
    (adj) having or showing a definite tendency, bias, or prejudiced purpos
  40. vicissitude
    (n) a change or variation occurring in the course of something
  41. abeyance
    (n) temporary suspended, inactivity
  42. ambivalent
    (n) uncertainly or fluctuation caused by the inability to make a choice
  43. beleaguer
    (v) to surround or beset, as with troubles
  44. carte blanche
    (n) unconditional authority; full discretionary power
  45. cataclysm
    (n) any violent upheaval
  46. debauch
    • (v) to corrupt by sensuality
    • (n) moral corruption
  47. eclat
    (n) brilliance of success, reputation
  48. fastidious
    (adj) excessively particular, critical, or demanding
  49. gambol
    • (v) to skip about, as in dancing or playing; frolic
    • (n) a skipping or frisking about
  50. imbue
    (v) to impregnate or inspire, as with feelings, opinions