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Anecdote
a brief amusing story
Celerity
speed
Dexterous
one skilled with his hands
Extraneous
irrelevant
Incoherent
not clear
Maladroit
clumsy; unskillful
Presumptuous
assuming too much; arrogant
Scrupulous
careful; diligent; painstaking
Unequivocal
clear; obvious
Animosity
hatred; antagonism
Censorious
disapproving; critical
Dichotomy
a division into two parts
Extrapolate
extend; predict on the basis of known data
Incongruous
not fitting in; out of place
Malady
illness
Palpable
easily felt; easily perceived
Pretentious
pompous; self-important
Scrutinize
examine carefully
Unfetter
set free
Annex (n)
a building which is an addition to an existing building
Censure
blame
Abraded
worn away; eroded [abrade (v); abrasion (n)]
Apposite
fitting; suitable
Diatribe
tirade; violent denunciation; stream of criticism
Gerontocracy
government by the aged
Quisling
traitor
Seine
type of fishing net
Tender
to offer
Waffle
talk
Burlesque
1. comic play; 2. lampoon
Exemplar
model type [exemplary (a)]
Homiletics
art of preaching and giving sermons
Impugn
challenge; question someone’s honor etc.
Incubus
encumbrance; nightmarish thing
Lope
run with long strides
Macerate
chop into tiny pieces
Nostrum
remedy
Saw
1. tool for cutting; 2. wise saying
Sibyl
prophetess
Brook
1. small stream; 2. tolerate
Emboss
decorate with a raised design
Eschew
shun; avoid
Limpid
transparently clear
Liturgy
form of worship
Nexus
connection
Odometer
instrument to measure distance covered
Purchase
1. grip; 2. buy
Quotidian
daily; routine
Seminal
essential; formative
Agog
amazed; wide-eyed with enthusiasm
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