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Accustom - verb make psychologically or physically used to something
Ajar - adj. slightly open
Alcoholism - noun habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms; an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
Allure - verb dispose or incline or entice to
Amber - adj. of a medium to dark brownish yellow color; noun a deep yellow color; a hard yellowish to brownish translucent fossil resin; used for jewelry
Ample - adj. affording an abundant supply; more than enough in size or scope or capacity; fairly large
Antenna* - noun one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste;
Appease - verb make peace with; overcome or allay; cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
Appliance* - noun durable goods for home or office use
Appreciation* - noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; an expression of gratitude; a favorable judgment
Aroma - noun a distinctive odor that is pleasant; any property detected by the olfactory system
Asylum* - noun a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
Bellow* - noun shout loudly and without restraint
Bizarre - adj. conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
Bombard* - verb address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage
Burly - adj. muscular and heavily built
Charade* - noun an absurd pretense intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance
Cobbler* - noun made of fruit with rich biscuit dough usually only on top of the fruit
Commotion - noun the act of making a noisy disturbance; confused movement; a disorderly outburst or tumult
Compassion - noun the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it; a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
Compel - verb force or make someone do something
Concede* - verb be willing to admit, acknowledge defeat
Concentrate* -adj a substance present in a high proportion
Conclusion* - noun an intuitive assumption; the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning
Console* - verb give moral or emotional strength to
Contemplate* - verb think intently and at length
Decipher* - verb succeed in understanding, interpreting, or identifying (something)
Detect - verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
Digestive - adj. relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion; noun any substance that promotes digestion
Diligent - adj. characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks; quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness
Discreet - adj. marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint; heedful of potential consequences; unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic
Distort - verb alter the shape of (something) by stress; make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story; affect as in thought or feeling; form into a spiral shape; twist and press out of shape
Doggedly - adv. with obstinate determination
Don - verb put on (an item of clothing).
Dramatic - adj. suitable to or characteristic of drama; sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; used of a singer or singing voice that is marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style; pertaining to or characteristic of drama
Earshot - noun the range within which a voice can be heard
Elaborate* - adj. marked by complexity and richness of detail
Emanate* - verb originate from; be produced by.Embolden - verb give encouragement to
Emphasize - verb to stress, single out as important; give extra weight to (a communication)
Enriching - verb improve or enhance the quality or value of.
Enthusiasm - noun a lively interest; a feeling of excitement; overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
Entrant* - noun someone who enters
Epic* - adj. very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
Epiphany* - noun a moment of sudden revelation or insight
Exasperate - verb make worse; make furious; exasperate or irritate
Exhilarate - verb fill with sublime emotion
Extinguish* - verb put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
Extraordinary - adj. far more than usual or expected; beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable
G - N
Facial* - adj. of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object; of or concerning the face
Filter* - noun device that removes something from whatever passes through it; an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it
Flannel* - noun a soft light woolen fabric; used for clothing
Fluorescent* - noun a lighting fixture that uses a fluorescent lamp
Flutter* - noun the act of moving back and forth; the motion made by flapping up and down; verb flag the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements
Flyswatter - noun an implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle; used to kill insects
Formation* - noun a particular spatial arrangement; an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
Forthcoming* - adj. available when required or as promised; of the relatively near future
Fragment - noun an incomplete piece; a piece broken off or cut off of something else; a broken piece of a brittle artifact; verb break or cause to break into pieces
Frantically - adv. in an uncontrolled manner
Frigid* - adj. extremely cold
Generation* - noun a set of members of a family regarded as a single step or stage in descent.
Ginormous - adj. extremely large; enormous.
Grim* - adj. depressing or worrying to consider.
Gullible - adj. easily tricked because of being too trusting; naive and easily deceived or tricked
Halter* - noun either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
Idiom* - noun an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
Illuminate* - verb make lighter or brighter
Incensed - adj. angered at something unjust or wrong
Incredulity - noun doubt about the truth of something
Initiate* - verb take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; bring up a topic for discussion
Innate* - adj. not established by conditioning or learning
Innocent* - noun a person who lacks knowledge of evil
Instinctive - adj. unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct
Intensity* - noun high level or degree; the property of being intense
Intercept* - verb seize on its way
Involuntarily - adv. against your will
Iridescent - adj. showing luminous colours that seem to change when seen from different angles
Itinerary* - noun a proposed route of travel
Jostle - verb come into rough contact with while moving; make one's way by jostling, pushing, or shoving
Jurassic* - adj. of or relating to or denoting the second period of the Mesozoic era; noun from 190 million to 135 million years ago; dinosaurs;
Labellum* - noun each of a pair of lobes at the tip of the proboscis in some insects
Liberate* - verb grant freedom to; grant freedom to; free from confinement
Liquefy - verb become liquid or fluid when heated; make (a solid substance) liquid, as by heating; become liquid
Littered - adj. filled or scattered with a disorderly accumulation of objects or rubbish
Lopsided - adj. having one side lower or smaller or lighter than the other; turned or twisted toward one side
Manoeuvre* - noun a movement or series of moves requiring skill and care
Maxillary palp - noun small antenna-like sensory appendage emerging from the maxilla, Jointed, sensory structure found on the maxillae of an insect
Meekly - adv. in a submissive or spiritless manner; in a humble manner
Melodic - adj. of or relating to melody; containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody
Menace* - noun a threat or the act of threatening; something that is a source of danger
Meticulous - adj. marked by extreme care in treatment of details; marked by precise accordance with details
Metronome - noun clicking pendulum indicates the exact tempo of a piece of music
Miniature* - adj. being on a very small scale
Minuscule* - adj. very small;
Minute* - adj. infinitely or immeasurably small
Mischievous* - adj. naughtily or annoyingly playful
Misgiving - noun doubt about someone's honesty; painful expectation; uneasiness about the fitness of an action
Momentum - noun the product of a body's mass and its velocity; an impelling force or strength
Morsel - noun a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; a small quantity of anything
Mundane* - adj. found in the ordinary course of events
Namesake - noun a person with the same name as another
Nearsighted - adj. unable to see distant objects clearly
Neglect - noun fail to care for properly, not pay proper attention to; disregard.
Nonplussed - adj. filled with bewilderment
Obedience - noun behavior intended to please your parents; the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person; the trait of being willing to obey
Oblivious - adj. (followed by `to' or `of') lacking conscious awareness of; failing to keep in mind
Ocelli - noun a small eye of an insect or other arthropod that has only one lens, typically present in one or more pairs.
Occupant - noun someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
Ominous - adj. giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious.
Omit - verb leave undone or leave out; prevent from being included or considered or accepted
Ottoman* - adj. a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person
O - Z
Paralyze - verb cause to be paralyzed and immobile; make powerless and unable to function
Parliament* - noun a legislative assembly in certain countries
Peculiar - adj. characteristic of one only; distinctive or special; markedly different from the usual; beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
Perception - noun the process of perceiving; knowledge gained by perceiving; a way of conceiving something; becoming aware of something via the senses; the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
Perch* - an elevated place serving as a seat
Peripheral* - adj. relating to or situated on the edge or periphery of something
Perplex - verb (of something complicated or unaccountable) cause (someone) to feel completely baffled.
Pervasive - adj. spreading or spread throughout
Phony* - adj. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance Pique* - verb stimulate (interest or curiosity).
Possessive - adj. desirous of owning; having or showing a desire to control or dominate; serving to express or indicate possession
Predicament - noun a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
Proboscis - noun a long flexible snout as of an elephant; (in many insects) an elongated sucking mouth part that is typically tubular and flexible
Profuse - adj. produced or growing in extreme abundance
Pseudotrachea – noun one of a series of chitinoustubes in the labella of dipterans (suborder Brachycera) through which liquid food is taken into the mouth
Pulvilli- noun pads often covered with short hairs or an organ or process resembling or functioning like a cushion or sucker that occurs on an insect's foot between the claws of the last segment and often forms an adhesive organ
Quench* - verb satisfy thirst
Query* - verb put a question or questions to (someone).
Rapid-fire* - adj. (especially of something said in dialogue or done in a sequence) unhesitating and rapid.
Reflective - adj. capable of physically reflecting light or sound
Regimen - noun (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy(often including diet)
Regurgitate* - verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
Reluctantly - adv. in anunwilling and hesitant way.
Reprimand - noun an act or expression of criticism and censure; verb rebuke formally; censure severely or angrily
Resemble - verb appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to
Resume* - verb take up or begin anew
Robotic* - adj.(of a person) mechanical, stiff, or unemotional
Salivate - verb secretesaliva, especially in anticipation of food.
Scam* - verb deprive of by deceit
Servant - noun a person working in the service of another(especially in the household); in a subordinate position
Silhouette* - noun a drawing of the outline of an object;filled in with some uniform color; an outline of a solid object (as cast by its shadow);
Simultaneous - adj. occurring or operating at the same time
Slur* - verb speak (words or speech) indistinctly so that the sounds run into one another.
Soil* - adj. make dirty with dirt or grime
Solemn* - adj. not cheerful or smiling; serious.
Somber* - adj. grave or even gloomy in character
Spontaneous - adj. happening or arising without apparent external cause; said or done without having been planned or written in advance
Stagger* - verb walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall.
Stock-still - adj. absolutely still; adv. without moving or making a sound
Stoic* - adj. seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain;impassive; someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
Supportive - adj. furnishing support or assistance
Surly - adj. inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
Surrogate* - adj. providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties
Suspend* - verb cause to be held in suspension in a fluid
Swindle*- verb use deception to deprive (someone) of money or possessions.
Tarsi* - noun plural form of tarsus the foot or fifth joint of the leg of an insect or other arthropod, typically consisting of several small segments and ending in a claw.
Tempting - adj. very pleasantly inviting
Tenacious - adj. stubbornly unyielding
Theory* - noun a belief that can guide behavior; a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world
Towering - adj. of imposing height; especially standing out above others
Trajectory - noun the path followed by an object moving through space
Trigger* - noun an act that sets in motion some course of events; a device that activates or releases or causes something to happen
Unison* - noun occurring together or simultaneously; corresponding exactly
Vegetarian - noun eater of fruits and grains and nuts;someone who eats no meat or fish or (often) any animal products
Vehement - adj. characterized by great force or energy; marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
Veritable - adj. not counterfeit or copied; used as an intensifier, often to qualify a metaphor.
Vigorous* - adj. characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity
Voracious* - adj. wanting or devouring great quantities of food.
Vow - noun a solemn pledge to do something or to behave in a certain manner
Waft* - verb be driven or carried along, as by the air; blow gently
Wistful - adj. having or showinga feeling of vague or regretful longing.
Witness* - verb have knowledge of (an event or change) from personal observation or experience.