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  • talent
    a person who possesses unusual innate ability in some field or activity
  • mariachi
    a group of street musicians in Mexico
  • waistband
    girdle: a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
  • obstacle
    something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
  • odour
    smell: the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses";
    olfactory property: any property detected by the olfactory system
  • sesame
    East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil
  • benediction
    a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
  • lenient
    not strict
  • defence
    defense mechanism: (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires;
    defense: (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring; "his teams are always good on defense"
  • oesophagus
    esophagus: the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
  • vehicle
    a conveyance that transports people or objects
  • redhead
    someone who has red hair
  • resides
    reside - make one's home in a particular place or community; "may parents reside in Florida";
    reside - occupy: live (in a certain place); "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor";
    reside - rest: be inherent or innate in;
  • besiege
    surround so as to force to give up
  • nest
    a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
  • vinyl
    a univalent chemical radical derived from ethylene
  • disjointed
    taken apart at the joints
  • tic
    a local and habitual twitching especially in the face
  • nimbi
  • vivacity
    characterized by high spirits and animation
  • widest
    Superlative form of wide: most wide
  • plagues
    Plagues is the second studio album by American metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada. The album was released in August 21, 2007 through Rise Records and was re-released on October 28th, 2008 in which includes bonus content.
  • slapdash
    in a careless or reckless manner
  • plague
    a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
  • elegy
    a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
  • image
    an iconic mental representation
  • energised
    Alternative spelling of energized;
    energise - excite: raise to a higher energy level; "excite the atoms";
    energise - stimulate: cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
  • indirect
    having intervening factors or persons or influences
  • endorse
    sign as evidence of legal transfer
  • bosun
    boatswain: a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen;
    A boatswain (; formerly also ), bo's'n, bos'n, or bosun is an unlicensed member of the deck department of a merchant ship. ...
  • toleration
    a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations
  • jot
    jotting: a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note;
    jot down: write briefly or hurriedly; write a short note of;
    touch: a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
  • conform
    be similar, be in line with
  • rollicking
    coltish: given to merry frolicking; "frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes";
    carefree, merry and boisterous;
    rollickingly - in a carefree manner; "she was rollickingly happy"
  • boyd
    The name Boyd can be found from the Gaelic word "boid" meaning "of blond or fair hair". The origins of the name trace back to the Ayr province of southern Scotland, south west of Glasgow. ...
  • spectators
    Spectators (1999) is the fourth full album of the German synthpop duo Wolfsheim. As with all of their commercially available albums, this album is bilingual, although most tracks are in English. ...
  • traverse
    travel across or pass over
  • user
    a person who makes use of a thing; someone who uses or employs something
  • strudel
    thin sheet of filled dough rolled and baked
  • musketry
    musketeers and their muskets collectively
  • gunnery
    guns collectively
  • nucleus
    a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction
  • number
    the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
  • gullet
    esophagus: the passage between the pharynx and the stomach;
    The throat or esophagus; The cytopharynx of a ciliate, through which food is ingested;
    the areas between the teeth on a saw blade. Provides a temporary place for removed material.
  • puberty
    the time of life when sex glands become functional
  • evaluate
    form a critical opinion of
  • twosome
    couple: two items of the same kind;
    couple: a pair who associate with one another; "the engaged couple"; "an inseparable twosome";
    A group of two;
    Two golfers playing together.
  • except
    demur: take exception to; "he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday";
    exclude: prevent from being included or considered or accepted; "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece"
  • hysteria
    excessive or uncontrollable fear


  • naseaux
    (zoologie) narines du cheval et de certains mammifères;
    familièrement nez
  • miels
  • irréel
  • esche
    (pêche) appât fixé à l'hameçon
  • hypnose


  • mariachi
    a group of street musicians in Mexico
  • mahatmas
  • magnitude
    the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)
  • paradigm
    systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
  • masterminding
    mastermind - originator: someone who creates new things;
    mastermind - plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"
  • malawi
    a landlocked republic in southern central Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
  • jaws
    JAWS (an acronym for Job Access With Speech) is a screen reader, a software program for visually impaired users, produced by the Blind and Low Vision Group at Freedom Scientific of St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. ...
  • handkerchief
    a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory
  • ebullient
    joyously unrestrained
  • ocelot
    nocturnal wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-spotted buff-brown coat
  • advancement
    gradual improvement or growth or development
  • idle
    the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
  • meteoric
    pertaining to or consisting of meteors or meteoroids
  • resourceful
    having inner resources; adroit or imaginative
  • retool
    revise or reorganize, especially for the purpose of updating and improving
  • nest
    a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
  • tedious
    boring: so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture
  • sesame
    East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil
  • agricola
    Roman general who was governor of Britain and extended Roman rule north to the Firth of Forth (37-93);
    AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a database created and maintained by the United States Department of Agriculture. ...
  • rhetoric
    using language effectively to please or persuade
  • pharisee
    a self-righteous or sanctimonious person;
    a member of an ancient Jewish sect noted for strict obedience to Jewish traditions
  • wheedle
    influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
  • phlox
    any polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phlox; chiefly North American; cultivated for their clusters of flowers
  • lithuania
    a republic in northeastern Europe on the Baltic Sea;
    Lithuania (; Lietuva), officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublika) is a country in Northern Europe, the southernmost of the three Baltic states. ...
  • disarm
    remove offensive capability from
  • vicissitudes
    vicissitude - a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something; "the project was subject to the usual vicissitudes of exploratory research"
  • microfilming
    record on microfilm;
    microfilm - film on which materials are photographed at greatly reduced size; useful for storage; a magnification system is used to read the material
  • jimmied
    jimmy - pry: to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail";
    jimmy - a short crowbar; "in Britain they call a jimmy and jemmy"
  • plighting
  • amorphously
    An "amorphous solid" is a solid in which there is no long-range order of the positions of the atoms. (Solids in which there is long-range atomic order are called crystallines or morphous). Most classes of solid materials can be found or prepared
  • impale
    kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
  • amicability
    a disinclination to quarrel
  • insect
    small air-breathing arthropod
  • endear
    make attractive or lovable
  • anachronism
    something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
  • enshroud
    shroud: cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
  • inimitable
    defying imitation; matchless
  • unbelievers
    unbelieving - atheistic: rejecting any belief in gods;
    unbeliever - disbeliever: someone who refuses to believe (as in a divinity)
  • annex
    an addition that extends a main building
  • inclined
    (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency
  • tortola
  • mortified
    gangrenous: suffering from tissue death
  • bombs
    A bomb is any of a range of explosive devices that typically rely on the exothermic chemical reaction of an explosive material to produce an extremely sudden and violent release of energy. ...
  • iota
    the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet
  • longitude
    the angular distance between a point on any meridian and the prime meridian at Greenwich
  • jot
    jotting: a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note;
    jot down: write briefly or hurriedly; write a short note of;
    touch: a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
  • spasm
    a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
  • squeamishness
    the trait of being excessively fastidious and easily shocked
  • britannica
    The Encyclopædia Britannica (Latin for "the British Encyclopædia") is a general English-language encyclopaedia published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., a privately held company. ...
  • transverse
    cross(a): extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis; "cross members should be all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations"; "transverse colon"
  • preferred
    preferable: more desirable than another; "coffee is preferable to tea"; "Danny's preferred name is `Dan'";
    favored: preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child"
  • troyes
    Troyes is a commune, the préfecture (capital) of the north-eastern Aube département in France and is located on the Seine river. It is around south-east of Paris. The inhabitants of the commune are called Troyens, Troyennes
  • ordained
    invested with ministerial or priestly functions
  • iraqi
    a native or inhabitant of Iraq
  • esophagus
    the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
  • essentials
    The Essentials is a weekly showcase on TCM airing Saturdays at 8pm EST, spotlighting a specific movie and containing a special introduction and post-movie discussion. The spotlight movie is often replayed the following Sunday at 6 pm EST.
  • assassins
    An assassination is the targeted killing of a public figure.;
    Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. ...
  • osier
    flexible twig of a willow tree
  • staunch
    stem: stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide";
    steadfast: firm and dependable especially in loyalty; "a steadfast ally"; "a staunch defender of free speech"; "unswerving devotion"; "unswerving allegiance"
  • itaipu
    Itaipu (Itaipu, Itaipu, Itaipú; , ) is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.
  • stigma
    the apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil
  • styx
    (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls
  • jungian
    a follower or advocate of Carl Jung's theories;
    of or relating to Carl Jung or his psychological theories
  • oust
    remove from a position or office
  • suburbia
    suburbanites considered as a cultural class or subculture
  • swivels
  • sympathetic
    of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system
  • gymnasium
    athletic facility equipped for sports or physical training

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