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  • gaff
    a sharp metal spike or spur that is fastened to the leg of a gamecock
  • sanction
    formal and explicit approval
  • backpackers
    Backpackers is a board game developed and produced by Homegrown Games Ltd, a Canadian company. Backpackers is a traditional style board game with some twists. Players travel around the world finding their way to different capital cities. There a
  • raise
    the amount a salary is increased
  • carefree
    free of trouble and worry and care
  • hawthorn
    a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus
  • scissors
    an edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades
  • idiosyncratic
    peculiar to the individual
  • adoring
    showing adoration
  • recap
    recapitulation: a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion;
    recapitulate: summarize briefly; "Let's recapitulate the main ideas";
    retread: a used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads
  • cellular
    relating to cells
  • egghead
    an intellectual; a very studious and academic person
  • phil
    The children's novel series A Series of Unfortunate Events features a large cast of characters created by Lemony Snicket. The series follows the turbulent lives of the Baudelaire orphans after their parents, Bertrand and Beatrice, are killed in
  • church
    one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
  • throttle
    restrict: place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
  • chickpea
    the seed of the chickpea plant
  • shrink
    reduce in size; reduce physically
  • vitreous
    of or relating to or constituting the vitreous humor of the eye
  • glan
  • blackguard
    ridicule: subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
  • impugns
    impugn - attack as false or wrong;
    impugn - To assault, attack; To verbally assault, especially to argue against an opinion, motive, or action; to question the truth or validity of
  • undergo
    pass through
  • intramural
    carried on within the bounds of an institution or community
  • influenza
    an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
  • motet
    angle that resembles the hind leg of a dog
  • nonetheless
    however: despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession); "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"; "while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"; "he was a stern yet fair master"; "granted that it is
  • roy
    Royal Aviation was the parent of Canadian charter airline Royal Airlines, which was based at Dorval Airport. The airline was acquired in 2001 by Canada 3000, which in turn went bankrupt in the months following the events of September 11, 2001.
  • hogshead
    a British unit of capacity for alcoholic beverages
  • apennines
    a mountain range extending the length of the Italian peninsula
  • trapeze
    a swing used by circus acrobats
  • prevail
    be valid, applicable, or true
  • cryptic
    of an obscure nature
  • armonk
    Armonk is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of North Castle in Westchester County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 3,461.
  • archetype
    original: something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies; "this painting is a copy of the original"
  • arrival
    accomplishment of an objective
  • irreverent
    showing lack of due respect or veneration
  • erato
    (Greek mythology) the Muse of lyric and love poetry
  • stan
    The suffix -stan (-ston, -stān, spelled ـستان in the Perso-Arabic script) is Persian for "place of", a cognate to Pashto -tun, and derived from the Indo-Aryan equivalent, -sthāna (स्थान in the Devanāgarī script), a cognate Sanskrit suffix with a
  • atmosphere
    a particular environment or surrounding influence
  • stance
    standing posture
  • stat
    someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful act
  • europe
    the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
  • augur
    (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
  • sunroofs
    sunroof - an automobile roof having a sliding or raisable panel; "`sunshine-roof' is a British term for `sunroof'"
  • automaton
    someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way
  • avail
    a means of serving
  • exiled
    My Super Sweet 16 is an MTV reality series documenting the lives of teenagers, usually in the United States and UK, who usually have wealthy parents that throw huge coming of age celebrations. ...
  • pyramid
    a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex

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