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  • basic
    a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use
  • mackintosh
    a lightweight waterproof (usually rubberized) fabric
  • redrafted
    redraft - a draft for the amount of a dishonored draft plus the costs and charges of drafting again;
    redraft - A second or subsequent draft; To draft again
  • regrets
    declination: a polite refusal of an invitation
  • neither
    not either; not one or the other
  • tokyo
    the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan


  • obier
    (botanique) arbrisseau aux fleurs blanches en forme de boule, de la famille des caprifoliacées
  • perplexe
    indécis, hésitant
  • perfectionnisme
    souci exagéré de la perfection
  • phosphorescent
    (physique) luminescent
  • émeri
  • omise
  • artisanale
  • ostensoir
    (liturgie) pièce d'orfèvrerie qui sert à exposer l'hostie consacrée, dans la religion catholique


  • latex
    a milky exudate from certain plants that coagulates on exposure to air
  • languishing
    lacking of vigor or spirit;
    languish - pine away: lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away"
  • babel
    a confusion of voices and other sounds
  • sanctimonious
    holier-than-thou: excessively or hypocritically pious; "a sickening sanctimonious smile";
    Making a show of being morally better than others; hypocritically pious; Holy, devout
  • tadpole
    a larval frog or toad
  • lastly
    last: the item at the end; "last, I'll discuss family values";
    In a last or final manner; Last in order
  • yammer
    howl: cry loudly, as of animals; "The coyotes were howling in the desert";
    whine: complain whiningly
  • valenti
    Valenti was released in 2003 and is BoA's highest selling Japanese album (excluding overseas sales) and sold over 1.2 million copies.Valenti debuted at number on the weekly charts with over 615,000 copies in its first week. ...
  • rainbows
    A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the Earth's atmosphere. ...
  • panegyric
    encomium: a formal expression of praise;
    encomiastic: formally expressing praise
  • marquee
    permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.
  • garibaldi
    Italian patriot whose conquest of Sicily and Naples led to the formation of the Italian state (1807-1882);
    a loose high-necked blouse with long sleeves; styled after the red flannel shirts worn by Garibaldi's soldiers
  • nautilus
    a submarine that is propelled by nuclear power
  • kalahari
    a desert in southwestern Africa - largely Botswana
  • narcissus
    bulbous plant having erect linear leaves and showy yellow or white flowers either solitary or in clusters
  • hatchet
    a small ax with a short handle used with one hand (usually to chop wood)
  • zanier
    Comparative form of zany: more zany
  • icecaps
    An ice cap is an ice mass that covers less than 50 000 km² of land area (usually covering a highland area). Masses of ice covering more than 50 000 km² are termed an ice sheet.
  • edict
    a formal or authoritative proclamation
  • eerier
    Comparative form of eerie: more eerie;
    eerily - in an unnatural eery manner; "it was eerily quiet in the chapel";
    eeriness - strangeness by virtue of being mysterious and inspiring fear;
    eeriness - The condition of being eerie
  • meadow
    hayfield: a field where grass or alfalfa are grown to be made into hay;
    A meadow is a field vegetated primarily by grass and other non-woody plants (grassland). It may be cut for hay or grazed by livestock such as cattle, sheep or goats.
  • demean
    take down: reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture"
  • deadened
    made or become less intense
  • yearling
    a racehorse considered one year old until the second Jan. 1 following its birth
  • persistence
    continuity: the property of a continuous and connected period of time;
    doggedness: persistent determination
  • devastate
    overwhelm or overpower
  • peripatetic
    a person who walks from place to place
  • beefier
    Comparative form of beefy: more beefy;
    beefy - muscular and heavily built; "a beefy wrestler"; "had a tall burly frame"; "clothing sizes for husky boys"; "a strapping boy of eighteen"; "`buirdly' is a Scottish term"
  • rejoin
    join again
  • segue
    the act of changing smoothly from one state or situation to another
  • deplored
    deplore - express strong disapproval of; "We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners";
    deplore - regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"
  • celebrate
    have a celebration
  • mendelssohn
    German musician and romantic composer of orchestral and choral works (1809-1847)
  • shrouded
    Shroud usually refers to an item, such as a cloth, that covers or protects some other object. The term is most often used in reference to burial sheets, winding-cloths or winding-sheets, such as the famous Shroud of Turin or Tachrichim (burial s
  • threatened
    (of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered
  • limb
    one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper
  • lingual
    a consonant that is produced with the tongue and other speech organs
  • pioneer
    someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
  • dislike
    a feeling of aversion or antipathy
  • night
    the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
  • distance
    the property created by the space between two objects or points
  • tirana
    the capital and largest city of Albania in the center of the country
  • pintoes
  • zinc
    a bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs naturally as zinc sulphide in zinc blende
  • diurnal
    of or belonging to or active during the day
  • akimbo
    (used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body
  • flourish
    a showy gesture
  • alliances
    "Alliances" is the fifth episode of the fourth season of the HBO original series The Wire. Written by Ed Burns from a story by David Simon & Ed ...
  • electrocute
    kill by electric shock
  • incandescent
    emitting light as a result of being heated
  • unenlightened
    not enlightened; ignorant
  • enlistment
    a period of time spent in military service
  • encoded
    Encoding is the process of transforming information from one format into another. The opposite operation is called decoding. This is often used in many digital devices;
    encode - convert information into code; "encode pictures digitally"
  • inroads
    Inroads is an album by American banjoist Béla Fleck
  • anticlockwise
    counterclockwise: in a direction opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move; "please move counterclockwise in a circle!"
  • enthralls
  • poignant
    keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
  • rotisserie
    an oven or broiler equipped with a rotating spit on which meat cooks as it turns
  • governor
    the head of a state government
  • fortissimo
    chiefly a direction or description in music
  • torpor
    a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility
  • dogleg
    angle that resembles the hind leg of a dog
  • kolyma
    The Kolyma (pronounced koh-lee-MAH) region (Колыма) is located in the far north-eastern area of Russia in what is commonly known as Siberia but is actually part of the Russian Far East. It is bounded by the East Siberian Sea and the Arctic Ocean
  • boycott
    a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
  • pontificate
    administer a pontifical office
  • bounded
    having the limits or boundaries established
  • potato
    an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
  • spasms
    A spasm is a sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle, a group of muscles, or a hollow organ, or a similarly sudden contraction of an orifice. It is sometimes accompanied by a sudden burst of pain, but is usually harmless and ceases after a f
  • spineless
    lacking spiny processes
  • episode
    a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events
  • upon
    Being the target of an action; Incidental to a specified point in time or order of action; usually combined with here-, there- or where-; Being ...
  • splicers
    Splicers is a role-playing game using the Palladium Books Megaversal gaming system. The game is set in the midst of a war between humans and a world-wide computer intelligence alternately referred to as the N.E.X.U.S. or the Machine. ...
  • spurn
    reject: reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"
  • squeezing
    squeeze: the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze";
    In physics, a squeezed coherent state is any state of the quantum mechanical Hilbert space such that the uncertainty principle is saturated. ...
  • squeeze
    the act of gripping and pressing firmly
  • dramatic
    suitable to or characteristic of drama
  • origami
    the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes representing objects (e.g., flowers or birds)
  • prowl
    the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)
  • ersatz
    an artificial or inferior substitute or imitation
  • transom
    a window above a door that is usually hinged to a horizontal crosspiece over the door
  • arc
    a continuous portion of a circle
  • trounce
    flog: beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
  • areas
    Area is a quantity expressing the two-dimensional size of a defined part of a surface, typically a region bounded by a closed curve. The term surface area refers to the total area of the exposed surface of a 3-dimensional solid, such as the sum
  • preceding
    existing or coming before
  • orator
    a person who delivers a speech or oration
  • prosaic
    matter-of-fact: not fanciful or imaginative; "local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones"; "a prosaic and ...;
    pedestrian: lacking wit or imagination; "a pedestrian movie plot"
  • wreathe
    move with slow, sinuous movements
  • orthodoxy
    the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
  • assuage
    pacify: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer";
    quench: satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"
  • starchy
    consisting of or containing starch
  • itaipu
    Itaipu (Itaipu, Itaipu, Itaipú; , ) is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.
  • straddle
    a noncommittal or equivocal position
  • tuition
    a fee paid for instruction (especially for higher education)
  • burglar
    a thief who enters a building with intent to steal
  • bulfinch
  • supermarket
    a large self-service grocery store selling groceries and dairy products and household goods
  • jul
    Yule or Yule-tide is a winter festival that was initially celebrated by the historical Germanic peoples as a pagan religious festival, though it was later absorbed into, and equated with, the Christian festival of Christmas. ...
  • aura
    a sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a migraine attack or epileptic seizure
  • awry
    away from the correct or expected course
  • external
    outward features

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