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  • lacquers
    In a general sense, lacquer is a clear or coloured varnish that dries by solvent evaporation and often a curing process as well that produces a hard, durable finish, in any sheen level from ultra matte to high gloss and that can be further polis
  • calorie
    a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food
  • tarantula
    large hairy tropical spider with fangs that can inflict painful but not highly venomous bites
  • paragraph
    one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line
  • tacit
    silent: implied by or inferred from actions or statements; "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody ...
  • barest
    Superlative form of bare: most bare
  • hardball
    a no-nonsense attitude in business or politics
  • catgut
    perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone
  • earned
    gained or acquired; especially through merit or as a result of effort or action
  • tacked
    tack - fasten with tacks; "tack the notice on the board";
    tack - the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails;
    tack - turn into the wind; "The sailors decided to tack the boat"; "The boat tacked"
  • tableland
    a relatively flat highland
  • cassette
    a container that holds a magnetic tape used for recording or playing sound or video
  • facade
    the face or front of a building
  • observe
    watch attentively
  • abut
    border: lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland";
    In property law, when two parcels abut it means they are adjacent to each other and against each others' borders.
  • scrape
    a harsh noise made by scraping
  • october
  • scrapers
    scraper - any of various hand tools for scraping
  • edit
    prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting
  • meal
    the food served and eaten at one time
  • relief
    the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
  • letter
    a written message addressed to a person or organization
  • renege
    fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
  • regenerate
    reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
  • yeses
  • semifinalists
    Semifinalists are an English Indie rock band.;
    semifinalist - one of four competitors remaining in a tournament by elimination
  • nexus
    a connected series or group
  • relapse
    go back to bad behavior
  • heiress
    a female heir
  • reexamine
    review: look at again; examine again; "let's review your situation"
  • oedipal
    The Oedipus complex, in psychoanalytic theory, is a group of largely unconscious (dynamically repressed) ideas and feelings which centre around the desire to possess the parent of the opposite sex and eliminate the parent of the same sex. ...
  • temptation
    something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
  • deck
    any of various platforms built into a vessel
  • relieve
    provide physical relief, as from pain
  • begrudge
    wish ill or allow unwillingly
  • teetered
  • remonstrate
    argue in protest or opposition
  • seamiest
    Superlative form of seamy: most seamy;
    seaminess - The state or condition of being seamy
  • legal
    established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
  • cheapskate
    a miserly person
  • rheum
    a watery discharge from the mucous membranes (especially from the eyes or nose)
  • pigskin
    leather from the skin of swine
  • birthed
    birthing - parturition: the process of giving birth;
    birthing - hasn't been tagged yet.
  • size
    the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
  • liquidate
    eliminate by paying off (debts)
  • tirade
    a speech of violent denunciation
  • hijack
    seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination
  • niece
    a daughter of your brother or sister
  • lionel
    Michael William Lebron (born August 26, 1958), popularly known as Lionel, is an American nationally syndicated radio talk show host. From May 2007 to January 2010, he hosted a daily three-hour radio talk show on Air America Radio. ...
  • libido
    (psychoanalysis) a Freudian term for sexual urge or desire
  • circe
    (Greek mythology) a sorceress who detained Odysseus on her island and turned his men into swine
  • diorama
    panorama: a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
  • zippy
    alert: quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"
  • lipsticks
    lipstick - form by tracing with lipstick; "The clown had lipsticked circles on his cheeks";
    lipstick - makeup that is used to color the lips
  • disappointment
    a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized
  • skis
    A ski is a long, flat device worn on the feet designed to help the wearer slide smoothly over snow. Originally intended as an aid to travel in snowy regions, they are now mainly used for recreational and sporting purposes. ...
  • skyscraper
    a very tall building with many stories
  • clairvoyant
    someone who has the power of clairvoyance
  • glib
    marked by lack of intellectual depth
  • slithered
    slithering - slipping: moving as on a slippery surface; "his slipping and slithering progress over the ice"
  • also
    besides: in addition; "he has a Mercedes, too";
    Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is a program developed by The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). ...
  • allegiance
    the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)
  • llano
    an extensive grassy and nearly treeless plain (especially in Latin America)
  • elongate
    make long or longer by pulling and stretching
  • immortal
    a person (such as an author) of enduring fame
  • emanate
    proceed or issue forth, as from a source
  • omit
    exclude: prevent from being included or considered or accepted; "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece"
  • america
    North America and South America and Central America
  • embryo
    (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
  • emergent
    occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action
  • undue
    not yet payable
  • encore
    an extra or repeated performance; usually given in response to audience demand
  • unaware
    (often followed by `of') not aware
  • indecision
    doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action
  • entry
    an item inserted in a written record
  • entering
    entrance: a movement into or inward;
    entrance: the act of entering; "she made a grand entrance"
  • postponement
    act of putting off to a future time
  • council
    a body serving in an administrative capacity
  • forests
    A forest (also called a wood, woodland, wold, weald or holt) is an area with a high density of trees. There are many definitions of a forest, based on the various criteria. ...;
    forest - the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
  • sombrero
    one of the islands of Saint Christopher-Nevis
  • rossini
    Italian composer remembered for his operas (1792-1868)
  • boredom
    the feeling of being bored by something tedious
  • norway
    a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905
  • dominance
    the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
  • poignant
    keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
  • approach
    ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
  • squad
    a smallest army unit
  • brickbat
    a fragment of brick used as a weapon
  • archly
    in_an_arch_manner; with playful slyness or roguishness
  • orchestra
    a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players
  • crux
    the most important point
  • archipelago
    a group of many islands in a large body of water
  • prodigal
    a recklessly extravagant consumer
  • cream
    the best people or things in a group
  • iraqi
    a native or inhabitant of Iraq
  • wry
    bent to one side
  • espies
  • essential
    absolutely necessary; vitally necessary
  • estate
    everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities
  • ashcans
    ashcan - a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected
  • ether
    any of a class of organic compounds that have two hydrocarbon groups linked by an oxygen atom
  • italic
    a style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the right
  • ethereal
    of or containing or dissolved in ether
  • stolid
    impassive: having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited; "her impassive remoteness"; "he remained impassive ...
  • itch
    an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch
  • standards
    A technical standard is an established norm or requirement. It is usually a formal document that establishes uniform engineering or technical criteria, methods, processes and practices. ...
  • stodgy
    heavy and starchy and hard to digest
  • otis
    United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861);
    type genus of the Otididae: European bustard
  • auto
    car: a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
  • overabundance
    a quantity that is more than what is appropriate
  • aversion
    the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away
  • swollen
    conceited: characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; "a conceited fool"; "an attitude of self-conceited ...;
    swell - increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo"
  • ownership
    the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others
  • expect
    regard something as probable or likely
  • expand
    extend in one or more directions
  • exquisite
    intense or sharp
  • cypresses
    cypress - wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus;
    cypress - any of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded cones
  • syrupy
    having a relatively high resistance to flow
  • eyelash
    any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
  • eyeful
    a strikingly beautiful woman


  • metacarpi
  • agassi
    Agassi is a surname most prevalent among Iranians, and may refer to: * Andre Agassi (born 1970), tennis player * Emmanuel B. ...
  • globes
    Globes (גלובס) is a Hebrew language daily evening financial newspaper, published in Israel. According to TGI 2009 media survey Globes' market share rose 15% over the year to 4.4%. ...


  • balai
    ustensile de balayage, de ramassage des poussières ou déchets;
    dispositif permettant de nettoyer, par exemple un essuie-glaces;
    familièrement année d'âge
  • revend
  • verveine
    (botanique) plante type de la famille des verbénacées;
    tisane obtenue avec les feuilles de la verveine médicinale
  • rococo
    démodé, trop compliqué;
    relatif au rococo, style en vogue à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, sorte de mélange de baroque et de style rocaille;
    ce style
  • item
    de même;
    élément minimal d'un ensemble
  • état
  • ivre
    qui a l'esprit troublé par un abus de boissons alcooliques;
    sous l'effet d'une passion forte, qui est exalté
  • express
  • désavouer

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