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  1. interstice
    • in·ter·stice noun in-ˈtər-stəs: a small space that lies between things : a small break or gap in something
    • 1. a :  a space that intervenes between things; especially :  one between closely spaced things <interstices of a wall>
    • b :  a gap or break in something generally continuous <theinterstices of society> <passages of genuine literary merit in the interstices of the ludicrous … plots — Joyce Carol Oates>
    • 2:  a short space of time between events
  2. bestride
    • verb bi-ˈstrīd, bē-: to sit or stand with one leg on either side of (something)
    • 1:  to ride, sit, or stand astride :  straddle
    • 2:  to tower over :  dominate <the bloated bureaucracy thatbestrides us all — Edward Ney>
    • 3: archaic :  to stride across
  3. beset
    • verb bi-ˈset, bē-: to cause problems or difficulties for (someone or something)
    • 1:  to set or stud with or as if with ornaments
    • 2:  trouble, harass <inflation besets the economy>
  4. girt
    • verb ˈgərt
    • transitive verb1:  gird
    • 2:  to fasten by means of a girth
    • 1 : to encircle or fasten with or as if with a belt or cord
    • 2 : to provide especially with the sword of knighthood
  5. abut
    • verb ə-ˈbət: to touch along an edge
    • intransitive verb
    • 1:  to touch along a border or with a projecting part <land abuts on the road>
    • 2a :  to terminate at a point of contact
    • b :  to lean for support
    • transitive verb
    • 1:  to border on <their property abuts our land>
    • 2:  to cause to abut
  6. fervent
    • adjective ˈfər-vənt: felt very strongly : having or showing very strong feelings
    • 1:  very hot :  glowing
    • 2:  exhibiting or marked by great intensity of feeling :  zealous<fervent prayers>
  7. dearth
    • noun ˈdərth: the state or condition of not having enough of something
    • 1:  scarcity that makes dear; specifically :  famine
    • 2:  an inadequate supply :  lack <a dearth of evidence>
  8. superfluous
    • adjective su̇-ˈpər-flü-əs: beyond what is needed : not necessary
    • 1: a :  exceeding what is sufficient or necessary :  extrab :  not needed :  unnecessary
    • 2: obsolete :  marked by wastefulness :  extravagant
  9. myriad
    • noun ˈmir-ē-əd: a very large number of things
    • 1:  ten thousand
    • 2:  a great number <a myriad of ideas>
  10. divers
    • adjective ˈdī-vərz
    • :  various
    • verb
    • 1 a : to plunge into water headfirst 
    • b : SUBMERGE 1
    • 2 a : to fall fast <the temperature dived at night> 
    • b : to descend in an airplane at a very steep angle
    • 3 a : to plunge into some matter or activity 
    • b : to thrust oneself forward suddenly : LUNGE <dived for cover> - div·er noun
  11. replete
    • adjective ri-ˈplēt: having much or plenty of something : filled with something: having had plenty to eat : pleasantly full
    • 1:  fully or abundantly provided or filled <a book replete with … delicious details — William Safire>
    • 2a :  abundantly fed
    • b :  fat, stout
    • 3:  complete
  12. unique
    • adjective yu̇-ˈnēk—used to say that something or someone is unlike anything or anyone else: very special or unusual: belonging to or connected with only one particular thing, place, or person
    • 1:  being the only one :  sole <his unique concern was his own comfort> <I can't walk away with a unique copy. Suppose I lost it? — Kingsley Amis> <the unique factorization of a number into prime factors>
    • 2a :  being without a like or equal :  unequaled <could stare at the flames, each one new, violent, unique — Robert Coover>
    • b :  distinctively characteristic :  peculiar 
    • 1 <this is not a condition unique to California — Ronald Reagan>
    • 3:  unusual <a very unique ball-point pen> <we were fairlyunique, the sixty of us, in that there wasn't one good mixer in the bunch — J. D. Salinger>
  13. virtual
    • adjective ˈvər-chə-wəl, -chəl; ˈvərch-wəl: very close to being something without actually being it: existing or occurring on computers or on the Internet
    • 1:  being such in essence or effect though not formally recognized or admitted <a virtual dictator>
    • 2:  of, relating to, or using virtual memory
    • 3:  of, relating to, or being a hypothetical particle whose existence is inferred from indirect evidence <virtual photons>— compare real 
    • 4:  being on or simulated on a computer or computer network<print or virtual books> <a virtual keyboard>: as
    • a :  occurring or existing primarily online <virtual shopping>
    • b :  of, relating to, or existing within a virtual reality <a virtual tour>
  14. tantamount
    • adjective ˈtan-tə-ˌmau̇nt: equal to something in value, meaning, or effect
    • :  equivalent in value, significance, or effect <a relationshiptantamount to marriage>
  15. disparity
    • noun /diˈsparitē/
    • a great difference
  16. bland
    • adjective ˈbland: not interesting or exciting: lacking strong flavor: showing no emotion, concern, etc.
    • 1 a :  smooth and soothing in manner or quality <a bland smile>
    • b :  exhibiting no personal concern or embarrassment : unperturbed <a bland confession of guilt>
    • 2a :  not irritating, stimulating, or invigorating :  soothingb :  dull, insipid <bland stories with little plot or action
  17. pungent
    • adjective ˈpən-jənt: having a strong, sharp taste or smell: having a strong effect on the mind because of being clever and direct
    • 1:  sharply painful
    • 2:  having a stiff and sharp point <pungent leaves>
    • 3a :  marked by a sharp incisive quality :  caustic <a pungentcritic> <pungent language>
    • b :  being sharp and to the point
    • 4a :  causing a sharp or irritating sensation; especially :  acrid
    • b :  having an intense flavor or odor <a pungent chili>
  18. profuse
    • adjective prə-ˈfyüs, prō-: given, produced, or existing in large amounts
    • 1:  pouring forth liberally :  extravagant <profuse in their thanks>
    • 2:  exhibiting great abundance :  bountiful <a profuseharvest>
  19. prolific
    • adjective prə-ˈli-fik: producing a large amount of something
    • 1:  producing young or fruit especially freely :  fruitful
    • 2 archaic :  causing abundant growth, generation, or reproduction
    • 3:  marked by abundant inventiveness or productivity <aprolific composer>
  20. luxuriant
    • adjective -ē-ənt: having heavy and thick growth: having an appealingly rich quality
    • 1 a :  yielding abundantly :  fertile, fruitful
    • b :  characterized by abundant growth :  lush <luxuriantvegetation>
    • 2:  abundantly and often extravagantly rich and varied : prolific
    • 3:  characterized by luxury :  luxurious <a luxuriant fabric>
  21. commodious
    • adjective kə-ˈmō-dē-əs: having a lot of space
    • 1:  comfortably or conveniently spacious :  roomy <acommodious closet>
    • 2 archaic :  handy, serviceable
  22. untold
    • adjective ˌən-ˈtōld: not told or made public: too many to count or too much to measure
    • 1 a :  not told or relatedb :  kept secret
    • 2:  too great or numerous to count :  incalculable, vast
  23. extraneous
    • adjective ek-ˈstrā-nē-əs: not forming a necessary part of something : not important
    • 1:  existing on or coming from the outside <extraneous light>
    • 2 a :  not forming an essential or vital part <extraneousornamentation>
    • b :  having no relevance <an extraneous digression>
    • 3:  being a number obtained in solving an equation that is not a solution of the equation <extraneous roots>
  24. sporadic
    • adjective spə-ˈra-dik: happening often but not regularly : not constant or steady
    • :  occurring occasionally, singly, or in irregular or randominstances <sporadic protests> <a sporadic disease>
  25. rudiment
    • noun ˈrü-də-mənt
    • 1:  a basic principle or element or a fundamental skill —usually used in plural <teaching themselves the rudiments of rational government — G. B. Galanti>
    • 2 a :  something unformed or undeveloped :  beginning —usually used in plural <the rudiments of a plan>
    • b (1) :  a body part so deficient in size or structure as to be entirely unable to perform its normal function 
    • (2) :  an organ just beginning to develop :  anlage
  26. vestige
    • noun ˈves-tij: the last small part that remains of something that existed before: the smallest possible amount of something
    • 1 a (1) :  a trace, mark, or visible sign left by something (as an ancient city or a condition or practice) vanished or lost 
    • (2) :  the smallest quantity or trace
    • b :  footprint 
    • 2:  a bodily part or organ that is small and degenerate or imperfectly developed in comparison to one more fully developed in an earlier stage of the individual, in a past generation, or in closely related forms
  27. devoid
    • adjective di-ˈvȯid
    • :  being without a usual, typical, or expected attribute or accompaniment —used with of <an argument devoid of sense> <a landscape devoid of life>
  28. periphery
    • noun pə-ˈri-f(ə-)rē: the outside edge of an area : the area that surrounds a place or thing
    • :  the perimeter of a circle or other closed curve; also :  the perimeter of a polygon
    • 2:  the external boundary or surface of a body
    • 3 a :  the outward bounds of something as distinguished from its internal regions or center :  confines
    • b :  an area lying beyond the strict limits of a thing
  29. environ
    • verb in-ˈvī-rən, -ˈvī(-ə)rn
    • transitive verb:  encircle, surround
  30. orifice
    • noun ˈȯr-ə-fəs, ˈär-: a hole or opening and especially one in your body (such as your mouth, ear, nostril, etc.)
    • :  an opening (as a vent, mouth, or hole) through which something may pass
  31. rift
    noun ˈrift: a situation in which two people, groups, etc., no longer have a friendly relationship: a deep crack or opening in the ground, a rock, etc.geology : a break in the Earth's crust
  32. schism
    • noun ˈsi-zəm, ˈski- also ˈshi-; among clergy usually ˈsi-: a division among the members of a group that occurs because they disagree on something
    • 1:  division, separation; also :  discord, disharmony <a schism between political parties>
    • 2a :  formal division in or separation from a church or religious body
    • b :  the offense of promoting schism
  33. ubiquitous
    • adjective yü-ˈbi-kwə-təs: seeming to be seen everywhere
    • :  existing or being everywhere at the same time :  constantly encountered :  widespread <a ubiquitous fashion>
  34. nether
    • adjective ˈne-thər: located toward the bottom or more distant part of something
    • 1:  situated down or below :  lower
    • 2:  situated or believed to be situated beneath the earth's surface
  35. seclude
    • transitive verb si-ˈklüd: to keep (someone) away from other people
    • 1 obsolete :  to exclude from a privilege, rank, or dignity : debar
    • 2:  to remove or separate from intercourse or outside influence:  isolate
    • 3:  shut off, screen
  36. configuration
    noun kən-ˌfi-gyə-ˈrā-shən,ˌkän-, -gə-ˈ: the way the parts of something are arrangedcomputers : the way a computer system or program is prepared for a particular use
  37. rotundity
    • noun 
    • : fat and round
    • 1:  marked by roundness :  rounded
    • 2:  marked by fullness of sound or cadence :  orotund,sonorous <a master of rotund diction>
    • 3:  notably plump :  chubby
  38. crescent
    noun ˈkre-sənt: the shape of the visible part of the moon when it is less than half full: a shape that is curved, wide at its center, and pointed at its two ends like a crescent moon
  39. convolution
    • noun ˌkän-və-ˈlü-shən: something that is very complicated and difficult to understand: a twist or curve
    • 1:  a form or shape that is folded in curved or tortuous windings
    • 2:  one of the irregular ridges on the surface of the brain and especially of the cerebrum of higher mammals
    • 3:  a complication or intricacy of form, design, or structure
  40. wry
    • verb ˈrī
    • intransitive verb:  twist, writhe
    • transitive verb:  to pull out of or as if out of proper shape :  make awry
    • 2 wry adjective: humorous in a clever and often ironic way: showing both amusement and a feeling of being tired, annoyed, etc.
  41. awry
    • adverb or adjective ə-ˈrī: not working correctly or happening in the expected way: not straight or neat
    • 1:  in a turned or twisted position or direction :  askew
    • 2:  off the correct or expected course :  amiss
  42. athwart
    • preposition ə-ˈthwȯrt, nautical often -ˈthȯrt
    • 1:  across
    • 2:  in opposition to <a procedure directly athwart the New England prejudices — R. G. Cole>

    • athwart adverb 
    • 1:  across especially in an oblique direction
    • 2:  in opposition to the right or expected course <and quiteathwart goes all decorum — Shakespeare>
  43. transverse
    • adjective tran(t)s-ˈvərs, tranz-,ˈtran(t)s-ˌ, ˈtranz-ˌ: lying or made across something
    • 1:  acting, lying, or being across :  set crosswise
    • 2:  made at right angles to the long axis of the body <atransverse section>
    • noun
    • :  something (as a piece, section, or part) that is transverse
  44. access
    • noun ˈak-ˌses also ik-ˈses: a way of getting near, at, or to something or someone: a way of being able to use or get something: permission or the right to enter, get near, or make use of something or to have contact with someone
    • 2; :  an increase by addition <a sudden access of wealth>

    • verb: to be able to use, enter, or get near (something)
    • : to open or load (a computer file, an Internet site, etc.)
  45. contiguity
    • noun ˌkän-tə-ˈgyü-ə-tē
    • the state of being contiguous 
    • 1:  being in actual contact :  touching along a boundary or at a point 2 of angles :  adjacent 
    • 3:  next or near in time or sequence
  46. primordial
    adjective prī-ˈmȯr-dē-əl: existing from the beginning of time : very ancient
  47. premier
    • adjective pri-ˈmir, -ˈmyir, -ˈmē-ər;ˈprē-ˌ, ˈpre-ˌ: most important or best
    • 1:  first in position, rank, or importance
    • 2:  first in time :  earliest

    noun: prime minister
  48. precursor
    • noun pri-ˈkər-sər, ˈprē-ˌ: something that comes before something else and that often leads to or influences its development
    • 1a :  one that precedes and indicates the approach of another
    • b :  predecessor
    • 2:  a substance, cell, or cellular component from which another substance, cell, or cellular component is formed
  49. vanguard
    noun ˈvan-ˌgärd also ˈvaŋ-: the group of people who are the leaders of an action or movement in society, politics, art, etc.the vanguard : the soldiers, ships, etc., that are at the front of a fighting force that is moving forward
  50. diversion
    noun də-ˈvər-zhən, dī-, -shən: the act of changing the direction or use of something : the act of diverting something: something that people do because it is enjoyable, entertaining, or pleasant: something that takes attention away from what is happening
  51. ascendancy
    • noun ə-ˈsen-dən(t)-sē: a position of power in which someone can control or influence other people
    • :  governing or controlling influence :  domination
  52. adjunct
    • noun ˈa-ˌjəŋ(k)t: something that is joined or added to another thing but is not an essential part of itgrammar : a word or phrase (such as an adverb or prepositional phrase) that provides added information about the meaning of a verb in a sentence by expressing a relation of time, place, manner, etc.
    • 1:  something joined or added to another thing but not essentially a part of it
    • 2a :  a word or word group that qualifies or completes the meaning of another word or other words and is not itself a main structural element in its sentence
    • b :  an adverb or adverbial phrase (as heartily in “They ate heartily” or at noon in “We left at noon”) attached to the verb of a clause especially to express a relation of time, place, frequency, degree, or manner — compare disjunct 2
    • 3a :  an associate or assistant of another
    • b :  an adjunct faculty member at a college or university
  53. subsidiary
    • adjective səb-ˈsi-dē-ˌer-ē, -ˈsi-də-rē: not as important as something else: owned or controlled by another company
    • 1 a :  furnishing aid or support :  auxiliary <subsidiary details>
    • b :  of secondary importance <a subsidiary stream>
    • 2:  of, relating to, or constituting a subsidy <a subsidiarypayment to an ally>

    noun: a company that is owned or controlled by another company
  54. subservient
    • adjective səb-ˈsər-vē-ənt: very willing or too willing to obey someone else: less important than something or someone else
    • 1:  useful in an inferior capacity :  subordinate
    • 2:  serving to promote some end
    • 3:  obsequiously submissive :  truckling
  55. tack
    • verb ˈtak: to fasten or attach (something) with tacks: to add on or attach (something) in a quick or careless waysailing : to turn a ship or boat so that the wind is coming at it from the opposite side
    • noun 
    • :  a small short sharp-pointed nail usually having a broad flat head
    • 2a :  the direction of a ship with respect to the trim of her sails <starboard tack>
    • b :  the run of a sailing ship on one tack
    • c :  a change when close-hauled from the starboard to the port tack or vice versad :  a zigzag movement on lande :  a course or method of action; especially :  one sharply divergent from that previously followed
    • 3:  any of various usually temporary stitches
    • 4:  the lower forward corner of a fore-and-aft sail
    • 5:  a sticky or adhesive quality or condition
  56. caprice
    • noun kə-ˈprēs: a sudden change; especially : a sudden change in someone's mood or behavior
    • 1a :  a sudden, impulsive, and seemingly unmotivated notion or action
    • b :  a sudden usually unpredictable condition, change, or series of changes <the caprices of the weather>
    • 2:  a disposition to do things impulsively
  57. vagary
    • noun ˈvā-gə-rē; və-ˈger-ē, vā-; also ˈva-gə-rē
    • :  an erratic, unpredictable, or extravagant manifestation, action, or notion
  58. diverge
    • verb də-ˈvərj, dī-: to split and move out in different directions from a single point: to be or become different
    • 1a :  to move or extend in different directions from a common point :  draw apart <diverging roads>
    • b :  to become or be different in character or form :  differ in opinion
    • 2:  to turn aside from a path or course :  deviate
    • 3:  to be mathematically divergent
  59. digress
    verb dī-ˈgres, də-: to speak or write about something that is different from the main subject being discussed
  60. vacillate
    • verb ˈva-sə-ˌlāt: to repeatedly change your opinions or desires
    • intransitive verb
    • 1a :  to sway through lack of equilibriumb :  fluctuate, oscillate
    • 2:  to waver in mind, will, or feeling :  hesitate in choice of opinions or courses
  61. volatile
    • adjective ˈvä-lə-təl, especially British-ˌtī(-ə)l: likely to change in a very sudden or extreme way: having or showing extreme or sudden changes of emotion: likely to become dangerous or out of control
    • 1:  readily vaporizable at a relatively low temperature
    • 2:  flying or having the power to fly
    • 3a :  lighthearted, lively
    • b :  easily aroused <volatile suspicions>
    • c :  tending to erupt into violence :  explosive <a volatiletemper>
    • 4a :  unable to hold the attention fixed because of an inherent lightness or fickleness of disposition
    • b :  characterized by or subject to rapid or unexpected change <a volatile market>
    • 5:  difficult to capture or hold permanently :  evanescent,transitory

    noun: :  a substance that is readily vaporizable at relatively low temperature :  a volatile substance (into a gas)
  62. sublimate
    transitive verb ˈsə-blə-ˌmātpsychology : to express a desire or feeling by changing it into a form that is socially acceptable

    noun: :  a chemical product obtained by sublimation
  63. changeling
    • noun ˈchānj-liŋin stories : a baby that is secretly left to replace another baby
    • 1 archaic :  turncoat; : a person who stops being a member of a group in order to join another group that opposes it
    • 2:  a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy3archaic :  imbecile
  64. congeal
    • verb kən-ˈjēlof a liquid : to become thick or solid
    • transitive verb1:  to change from a fluid to a solid state by or as if by cold
    • 2:  to make viscid or curdled :  coagulate
    • 3:  to make rigid, fixed, or immobile in transitive verb
  65. conservative
    • adjective kən-ˈsər-və-tiv: believing in the value of established and traditional practices in politics and society : relating to or supporting political conservatismConservative : of or relating to the conservative party in countries like the United Kingdom and Canada: not liking or accepting changes or new ideas
    • 1:  preservative
    • 2a :  of or relating to a philosophy of conservatismb capitalized :  of or constituting a political party professing the principles of conservatism: as (1) :  of or constituting a party of the United Kingdom advocating support of established institutions (2) :  progressive conservative
    • 3a :  tending or disposed to maintain existing views, conditions, or institutions :  traditional
    • b :  marked by moderation or caution <a conservativeestimate>
    • c :  marked by or relating to traditional norms of taste, elegance, style, or manners
    • 4:  of, relating to, or practicing Conservative Judaism
    •  noun: a person who believes in the value of established and traditional practices in politics and society : a person who is politically conservative
  66. animate
    • adjective ˈa-nə-mət: having life : alive or living
    •  verb -ˌmāt: to make (someone or something) lively or excited: to make (something, such as a drawing) appear to move by creating a series of drawings, pictures, etc., and showing them quickly one after another : to make (something) appear to move by using the process of animation
  67. headlong
    adverb -ˈlȯŋ: with the head leading: without taking time to think about your actions
  68. hurtle
    verb ˈhər-təl: to move or fall with great speed and force: to cause (something or someone) to move or go with great speed and force
  69. scud
    • intransitive verb ˈskəd: to move or go quickly
    • 1:  to move or run swiftly especially as if driven forward<clouds scudding across the sky>
    • 2:  to run before a gale
    • noun
    • 1:  the action of scudding :  rush
    • 2a :  loose vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind
    • b (1) :  a slight sudden shower (2) :  mist, rain, snow, or spray driven by the wind
    • c :  a gust of wind
  70. careen
    • : to go forward quickly without control
    • Full Definition of CAREEN
    • transitive verb
    • 1:  to put (a ship or boat) on a beach especially in order to clean, caulk, or repair the hull
    • 2:  to cause to heel over
  71. Trundle
    • : to roll (something) on wheels slowly and noisily: to move noisily on wheels
    • : to walk slowly and heavily
    • 1a :  to propel by causing to rotate :  roll <a…child who wastrundling a hoop — Charles Dickens>
    • b archaic :  to cause to revolve :  spin
    • 2:  to transport in or as if in a wheeled vehicle :  haul, wheel<trundled him off to school>intransitive verb
    • 1:  to progress by revolving
    • 2:  to move on or as if on wheels :  roll <buses trundling through the city>
    • Definition of TRUNDLE   noun
    • 1:  the motion or sound of something rolling
    • 2:  trundle bed
    • 3:  a round or oval wooden tub
  72. Undulate
    • 1un·du·late
    •  adjective ˈən-jə-lət, ˈən-dyə-, ˈən-də-, -ˌlātDefinition of UNDULATE:  having a wavy surface, edge, or markings <the undulatemargin of a leaf>Variants of UNDULATE
    • intransitive verb
    • 1:  to form or move in waves :  fluctuate
    • 2:  to rise and fall in volume, pitch, or cadence
    • 3:  to present a wavy appearance
    • transitive verb:  to cause to move in a wavy, sinuous, or flowing manner
    • un·du·late 
    •    (Medical Dictionary)Medical Definition of UNDULATE: having a wavy surface, edge, or markings <an undulatecell>
  73. Shunt
    • verb ˈshənt: to move (someone or something) to a different and usually less important or noticeable place or position: to move (a train or railway car) from one track to another
    • 2:  to provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt
    • 3:  to divert (blood) from one part to another by a surgical shunt
    • 4:  shuttle <shunted the missiles from shelter to shelter>intransitive verb1:  to move to the side
    • 2:  to travel back and forth <shunted between the two towns>

    •  noun Definition of SHUNT
    • 1:  a means or mechanism for turning or thrusting aside
    • : asa chiefly British
    •  :  a railroad switch
    • b :  a conductor joining two points in an electrical circuit so as to form a parallel or alternative path through which a portion of the current may pass (as for regulating the amount passing in the main circuit)
    • c :  a surgical passage created to divert a bodily fluid (as blood) from one vessel or part to another ; also
    •  :  a device (as a narrow tube) used to establish a similar passage2chiefly British :  an accident (as a collision between two cars) especially in auto racing
  74. Shamble
    • intransitive verb ˈsham-bəl: to walk in an awkward, unsteady way without lifting your feet very high off the ground sham·bledsham·bling 
    • Full Definition of SHAMBLE: to walk awkwardly with dragging feet
    •  shuffle shamble noun
  75. :Desultory
    • adjective ˈde-səl-ˌtȯr-ē also -zəl-
    • : not having a plan or purpose: done without serious effortFull Definition of DESULTORY
    • 1:  marked by lack of definite plan, regularity, or purpose <a dragged-out ordeal of…desultory shopping — Herman Wouk>
    • 2:  not connected with the main subject
    • 3:  disappointing in progress, performance, or quality <adesultory fifth place finish> <a desultory wine>— des·ul·to·ri·ly  adverb— des·ul·to·ri·ness  noun
  76. Itinerrant
    • adjective -rənt: traveling from place to place
    • : staying in a place for only a short amount of timeFull Definition of ITINERANT
    • :  traveling from place to place; especially
    •  :  covering a circuit <itinerant preacher>— itinerant noun— itin·er·ant·ly adverb
  77. Centrafuglal
    • 1cen·trif·u·gal adjective sen-ˈtri-fyə-gəl, -ˈtri-fi-, especially British ˌsen-tri-ˈfyü-gəl: moving away from a center : acting in a direction away from a center
    • 2 centrifugal noun a centrifugal machine or a drum in such a machine.
    • adjective sen-ˈtrif-yə-gəl, -ˈtrif-i-gəl   (Medical Dictionary)Medical Definition of CENTRIFUGAL: passing outward (as from a nerve center to a muscle or gland) : efferent—cen·trif·u·gal·ly  adverb
  78. Exodus
    • noun ˈek-sə-dəs, ˈeg-zə-
    • : a situation in which many people leave a place at the same timeFull Definition of EXODUS1capitalized
    • 1 :  the mainly narrative second book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table
    • 2:  a mass departure :  emigration
  79. Extricate
    • verb ˈek-strə-ˌkā
    • 1: to free or remove (someone or something) from something (such as a trap or a difficult situation)
    • 2:  to free or remove from an entanglement or difficulty— ex·tri·ca·ble  adjective— ex·tri·ca·tion  noun
  80. Ensconce
    • verb in-ˈskän(t)s: to firmly place or hide (someone or something)
    • transitive verb1:  shelter, conceal <ensconced themselves within the protection of three great elms — Mark Twain>
    • 2:  establish, settle <ensconced in a new job>
  81. Consign
    • verb kən-ˈsīn: to put (someone) in a usually unpleasant place or situation
    • : to put (something that is not wanted or used) in a place where old things are stored or thrown away: to send (something) to a person or place to be sold
    •  verb kən-ˈsīn: to put (someone) in a usually unpleasant place or situation: to put (something that is not wanted or used) in a place where old things are stored or thrown away: to send (something) to a person or place to be sold
  82. Brandish
    • verb ˈbran-dish: to wave or swing (something, such as a weapon) in a threatening or excited manner
    • transitive verb
    • 1:  to shake or wave (as a weapon) menacingly
    • 2:  to exhibit in an ostentatious or aggressive manner
    • brandish noun:  an act or instance of brandishing
  83. Canter
    • noun ˈkan-tərDefinition of CANTER:  one who uses cant: asa :  beggar, vagabondb :  a user of professional or religious cant
    •  verb ˈkan-tərof a horse : to run fairly fast : to run at a canter: to ride on a horse that is running fairly fast : to ride a horse at a canter
    • intransitive verb1:  to move at or as if at a canter :  lope2:  to ride a horse at a cantertransitive verb:  to cause to go at a canter.
    • can·ter nounDefinition of CANTER 1:  a 3-beat gait resembling but smoother and slower than the gallop.
    • 2:  a ride at a canter
  84. Esquestrian
    • eques·tri·an adjective i-ˈkwes-trē-ən: of or relating to the riding of horsesFull Definition of EQUESTRIAN
    • 1a :  of, relating to, or featuring horseback riding <equestrianOlympic events>
    • b archaic :  riding on horseback :  mounted
    • c :  representing a person on horseback
    • 2:  of, relating to, or composed of knights
    •  noun: a person who rides horses
  85. Sedentary
    • sed·en·tary adjective ˈse-dən-ˌter-ē: doing or involving a lot of sitting : not doing or involving much physical activity: staying or living in one place instead of moving to different place
    • 1:  not migratory :  settled <sedentary birds> <sedentarycivilizations>
    • 2a :  doing or requiring much sitting <a sedentary job>
    • b :  not physically active <a sedentary lifestyle>
    • 3:  permanently attached <sedentary barnacles
    • adjective ˈsed-ən-ˌter-ē   of SEDENTARY: doing or requiring much sitting : characterized by a lack of physical activity <increased risk of heart disease for those with sedentary jobs>
  86. Engender
    • verb in-ˈjen-dər, en-: to be the source or cause of (something)
    • transitive verb
    • 1:  beget, procreate
    • 2:  to cause to exist or to develop :  produce <policies that have engendered controversy>intransitive verb:  to assume form :  originate
  87. Brooch
    • noun ˈbrōch also ˈbrüch: a piece of jewelry that is held on clothing by a pin and worn by a woman at or near her neck
    • brooch noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)Ornamental pin with a clasp to attach it to a garment. Brooches developed from the Greek and Roman fibula, which resembled a decorative safety pin and was used as a fastening for cloaks and tunics. Brooches have been made in a wide variety of shapes throughout history, the ornamentation and design varying from region to region.
    • In the 19th century, with the expansion of wealth and the creation of a market for inexpensive jewelry, the brooch became a popular form of personal decoration.
  88. Supersede
    • transitive verb ˌsü-pər-ˈsēd: to take the place of (someone or something that is old, no longer useful, etc.) : to replace (someone or something)
    • 1a:  to cause to be set aside
    • b:  to force out of use as inferior
    • 2:  to take the place or position of
    • 3:  to displace in favor of another— su·per·sed·er noun
  89. Supervene
    • su·per·vene intransitive verb ˌsü-pər-ˈvēn: to happen unexpectedly in a way that interrupts, stops, or greatly changes an existing situation
    • su·per·vene  intransitive verb ˌsü-pər-ˈvēn )su·per·venedsu·per·ven·ingMedical : to follow or result as an additional, adventitious, or unlooked-for development (as in the course of a disease)<the majority of patients die once this complicationsupervenes
  90. Preclude
    • pre·clude verb pri-ˈklüd: to make (something) impossible : to prevent (something) from happening
    • : to prevent (someone) from doing something
    • transitive verb
    • 1:archaic   close
    • 2:  to make impossible by necessary consequence :  rule out in advance— pre·clu·sion  noun— pre·clu·sive  adjective— pre·clu·sive·ly adverb
  91. Eschew
    • transitive verb
    • 1:archaic   close
    • 2:  to make impossible by necessary consequence :  rule out in advance— pre·clu·sion  noun— pre·transitive verb:  to avoid habitually especially on moral or practicalgrounds
    •  :  shun es·chew·al  noun clu·sive  adjective— pre·clu·sive·ly adverb
  92. Forgo
    • for·go verb fȯr-ˈgō: to give up the use or enjoyment of (something)
    • transitive verb
    • 1:  to give up the enjoyment or advantage of   do without
    • 2: archaic:forsake
  93. Desist
    • verb \di-ˈsist, -ˈzist, dē-\: to stop doing something
    • intransitive verb:  to cease to proceed or act
  94. expunge
    verb \ik-ˈspənj\: to remove (something) completely
  95. terminus
    noun \ˈtər-mə-nəs\: the end of a travel route (such as a rail or bus line) or the station at the end of a travel route: the end of something
  96. quittance
    • noun \ˈkwi-tən(t)s\
    • a :  discharge from a debt or an obligation
    • b :  a document evidencing quittance
    • 2:  recompense, requital
  97. quietus
    • noun \kwī-ˈē-təs, -ˈā-\
    • 1:  final settlement (as of a debt)
    • 2:  removal from activity; especially :  death
    • 3:  something that quiets or represses <put the quietus on their celebration>
  98. accession
    noun \ik-ˈse-shən, ak-\: the act or process by which someone rises to a powerful and important position: something that is added to a collection at a museum
  99. accrue
    • verb \ə-ˈkrü\: to increase in value or amount gradually as time passes : to grow or build up slowly: to come to or be given to someone
    • :  to come into existence as a legally enforceable claim
    • 2a :  to come about as a natural growth, increase, or advantage <the wisdom that accrues with age>
    • b :  to come as a direct result of some state or action<rewards due to the feminine will accrue to me — Germaine Greer>
    • 3:  to accumulate or be added periodically <interest accrueson a daily basis>
  100. augment
    verb \ȯg-ˈment\: to increase the size or amount of (something): to add something to (something) in order to improve or complete it
  101. amass
    verb \ə-ˈmas\: to gather or collect (something, such as a large amount of money) especially for yourself
  102. aggrandize
    • verb \ə-ˈgran-ˌdīz also ˈa-grən-\
    • transitive verb1:  to make great or greater : 
    •  increase, enlarge<aggrandize an estate>
    • 2:  to make appear great or greater :  praise highly
    • 3:  to enhance the power, wealth, position, or reputation of<exploited the situation to aggrandize himself>
  103. embellish
    verb \im-ˈbe-lish\: to decorate (something) by adding special details and features : to make (something) more appealing or attractive
  104. interpolate
    verb \in-ˈtər-pə-ˌlāt\: to put (something) between other things or parts;especially : to put (words) into a piece of writing or a conversation
  105. evolve
    verb \i-ˈvälv, -ˈvȯlv, ē- also -ˈväv or -ˈvȯv\: to change or develop slowly often into a better, more complex, or more advanced state : to develop by a process of evolution
  106. fledge
    verb \ˈflej\of a bird : to develop the feathers necessary for flying
  107. concotenate
    • adjective \kän-ˈka-tə-nət, kən-\
    • :  linked together
    • r.v. con·cat·e·nat·ed, con·cat·e·nat·ing, con·cat·e·nates
    • 1. To connect or link in a series or chain.
    • 2. Computer Science To arrange (strings of characters) into a chained list.
  108. constrict
    verb \kən-ˈstrikt\: to make (something) narrower, smaller, or tighter: to become narrower, smaller, or tighter: to prevent or keep (something or someone) from developing freely
  109. abate
    • verb \ə-ˈbāt\: to become weaker : to decrease in strength
    • 1a :  to put an end to <abate a nuisance>
    • b :  nullify
    •  1 <abate a writ>
    • 2a :  to reduce in degree or intensity :  moderate <may abate their rancor to win peace>
    • b :  to reduce in value or amount :  make less especially by way of relief <abate a tax>
  110. allay
    • verb \a-ˈlā, ə-\: to make (something) less severe or strong
    • transitive verb
    • 1:  to subdue or reduce in intensity or severity :  alleviate<expect a breeze to allay the heat>
    • 2:  to make quiet :  calm <trying to allay their fears>
  111. slake
    • verb \ˈslāk, vi 2 & vt 3 are also ˈslak\: to provide, do, or have what is required by (something)
    • 1archaic :  subside, abate
    • 2:  to become slaked :  crumble <lime may slakespontaneously in moist air>
  112. slough
    • a :  a place of deep mud or mireb also slew or slue (1) :  swamp (2) :  an inlet on a river;also :  backwater (3) :  a creek in a marsh or tide flat
    • 2:  a state of moral degradation or spiritual depletion
    • intransitive verb:  to plod through or as if through mud :  slog
    • :  the cast-off skin of a snake
    • 2:  a mass of dead tissue separating from an ulcer
    • 3:  something that may be shed or cast off
  113. divest
    • verb \dī-ˈvest, də-\finance : to sell (something valuable, such as property or stocks)
    • transitive verb1
    • a :  to deprive or dispossess especially of property, authority, or title
    • b :  to undress or strip especially of clothing, ornament, or equipment
    • c :  rid, free
    • 2:  to take away from a person
  114. gut
    • noun \ˈgət\guts : the internal organs of an animal: the inside parts of something: the most important parts of something
    •  verb: to remove the internal organs from (a fish or an animal): to destroy the inside of (a structure): to destroy the power of (something) : to make (something) no longer effective
  115. dispense
    verb \di-ˈspen(t)s\: to give or provide (something): to prepare and give (medicine)
  116. mete
    • verb \ˈmēt\
    • 1archaic :  measure
    • 2:  to give out by measure :  dole —usually used with out<mete out punishment>
  117. disseminate
    verb \di-ˈse-mə-ˌnāt\: to cause (something, such as information) to go to many people
  118. bruit
    • noun
    • archaica :  noise, dinb :  report, rumor
    • 2[French, literally, noise] :  any of several generally abnormal sounds heard on auscultation
    •  verb \ˈbrüt\
    • report; rumor
  119. bandy
    • verb \ˈban-dē\
    • transitive verb1:  to bat (as a tennis ball) to and fro
    • a :  to toss from side to side or pass about from one to another often in a careless or inappropriate manner
    • b :  exchange; especially :  to exchange (words) argumentatively
    • c :  to discuss lightly or banteringly
    • d :  to use in a glib or offhand manner —often used withabout <bandy these statistics about with considerable bravado — Richard Pollak>
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