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Bas

relief, bas relief (Adj)

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Debase, debasement (n)

To lower in quality , value , or dignity ; to degrade

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Declivity, declivitous (adj)

A downward slope ; the slope of a hill

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Proclivity, proclivitous (adj)

A natural inclination or tendancy

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Leaven

A lightening or enlivening influence

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Legerdemain (n)

Any trickery or deception

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Leverage

Power to influence ; a position of strength

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Levitate, levitation (N)

To rise or float , or cause to rise , seemingly despite gravity

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Levity

Lightness in speech or behavior , especially unbecoming jocularity ; frivolity

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Penchant

A strong inclination or liking

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Ponderous (adj)

Extremely heavy ; massive

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Imponderable (adj)

Unable to be assessed or measured precisely

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Preponderant, preponderance (n)

Superior in number , force , power , or importance

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Echelon (n)

A level of command or authority

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Transcendent, transcendence (n)

Going beyond the limits of ordinary experience

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basso

a bass voice or vocal part.

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acclivity

an upward slope.

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impend

something that is about to occur

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propensity

a tendency to behave in a particular way.

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scansion

the rhythm of a line of verse.

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Traduce, traducer (n)

To slander ; to speak falsely or maliciously of

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Conducive, conduce (v),

Promoting ; contributing ; helpful

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Induce, inducible (adj) inducement (n)

To persuade ; to influenceTo cause ; to bring about

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Redoubt (N)

A small fort defending an important pointA place of refuge or defense

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Hegemony, hegemonic (adj)

Dominance , especially of one political body over another

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Exegesis, exegete (n) , exegetic (Adj)

A thorough explanation or interpretation , especially of a sacred text

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Annunciation, annunciate (v)

An announcement ; a proclamationIn Christian thought , the announcement by the angel Gabriel to Mary that she would give birth to the son of God

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Renunciation, renunciative (Adj)

An action or satement in which something is given up , rejected , abandoned , or sacrificed

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Polity(n)

An organized society , such as a nation , state , church or other organization , having a specific form of government

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Wise ; prudent ; sagacious

Politic (adj)

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Potentate (n)

Monarch ; a ruler possesing great power

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Puissant, puissance (n)

Mighty ; powerful ; forceful

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Regalia

Finery ; elaborate attire

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Regency, regent (N)

The office or period of office of a regent ; one who administers for a monarch , especially in England and in France A style of dress , furniture , and architecture characteristic of the regency perios in England

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Viceroy

A governor or ruler exercising authority on behalf of a sovereign in a province or colony

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ducat

a ticket, especially an admission ticket

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endue \n

provide with quality

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megalopolis

a very large heavy populated city

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necropolis \n

a cemetery

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\n regulus

a metallic form of substance

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Archaic (adj) archaism (n)

Characteristic of a much earlier or primitive period ; anitquated ; out

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Archetype (N) Archetypal (adj)

An original model or type from which similar forms are copied

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Archipelago (n) archipelagic (adj)

A group of many islands or the sea containing them ; a group of separate entities contained within a defined area

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Archive (n), archival (adj)

The collective recors of an organization , institution , or public person . (the place where records are stored)

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Anarchy (n)

Absence of any form of government or political authority ; lawlessness ; disorder and confusion

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Oligarchy (n), oligarch (n) , oligarchic (adj)

Government by the few , especially a faction of persons or families

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Demagogue (n) , demagogic (adj)

A leader or agitator who appeals to people's passions and prejudices rather than to their reason

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Demographer (n), demographic (adj)

One who studies the characteristics of populations and analyzes data such as numbers , births , deaths , diseases , and other vital statistics

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Endemic (adj)

Commonly found in a particular region or among a particular people

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Pandemic (adj)

Spread throughout a wide geographic area ; worldwide

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Gregarious (adj)

Liking companionship ; sociable ; tending to live or move in groups of one's own kind

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Aggregation (n), aggregate (adj)

A large group or collection of people , animals , or things

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Egregious (adj)

Extraordinarily bad ; flagrant

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Icon(n)

An image , representation , or symbol ; a representaion or picture of a sacred personage or event , traditionally painted on wooden panels in the manner of the Eastern Orthodox churches ; a person greatly admired for a particular talent quality or service

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Iconoclastic (adj), iconoclast (n)

Breaking or destroying images ; attacking or overhtrowing tradition or popular ideas , institutions , or conventions

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\n demiurge \n

being responsible for the creation of the universe.

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epidemiology \n

The branch of medical science that studies the spread of disease in human populations and the factors influencing that spread

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Archean \n

comes from the Greek word arkhē (αρχή), meaning 'beginning, origin

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iconography

a collection of illustrations or portraits.

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iconoscope

a television camera tube in which an electron beam scans a photoemissive surface,

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altercation (n)

a noisy quarrel

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altruism (n) altruistic (adj) (FORMS)

concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness (FORMS)

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ephemeral (adj) , epherma (noun)

lasting for a very short time; transitory, not everlasting (FORMS)

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epitaph

an inscription on a tombstone in memory of the person buried there; a brief summary of a dead person's life

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epitome (n), epitomize (verb)

a typical representation of something; a person who embodies a quality (FORMS)

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eponymous, adj eponym, noun eponymy, noun

referring to the name of a person, a mythical being, or a literary figure associated with something, or to a word incorporating the name of such a person (FORMS)

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paradigm

an example serving to illustrate a process, pattern, or concept

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Paradox (n) , paradoxical (adj)

a statement that seems contradictory but contains a truth or valid deduction (FORMS)

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paragon

a model of excellence or perfection

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Parameter (n) Parametric (adj)

in mathematics, a constant that has variable values and is used to determine other variables; a factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary (FORMS)

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peripatetic

walking or travelling about

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peripheral (adj), periphery (noun)

pertaining to the boundary of an area; of minor importance (FORMS)

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Anathema(n) anathematize (verb) anathematic (adj)

a person or thing detested and shunned; a curse, especially a formal church ban or excommunication (FORMS)

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antithesis(n) antithetical (adj)

an exact opposite; a complete contrast; a rhetorical form juxtaposing contrasting ideas, often in parallel structure (FORMS)

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epithet

a word or phrase used positively or negatively that characterizes or describes a person or thing, added to or replacing a name

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apothecary

a person who prepared and sold medicines and drugs

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epistemology,

the theory of knowledge

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parallax

the effect where the position of the object appears to differ when viewed from diff angles

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paramnesia

a condition involving distorted memory

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Interloper

one who intrudes by meddling or trespassing on the rights of others

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Internecine

A. very destructive to both sides in a conflict; involving slaughter and carnage B. pertaining to struggle of conflict within a group, organization, or nation

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Interpolate

A. to insert or add something between other parts, especially in a text or written work B. to introduce material that severely alters a text or falsifies it

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Interregnum

A. any period of time when a state is without a ruler or has a provisional government, especially between the reign of a sovereign and a successor B. An interval between controlling elements; an interruption in an otherwise continuous function or process

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Interpose

A. to insert between parts of something; to interject in a conversation B. to apply pressure or influence; to meddle; to interfere

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Juxtapose

to place side by side

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Propinquity

A. nearness in place or time B. kinship

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Rapprochement

reconciliation; restoration of cordial relations, especially between two countries

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Quiescent

at rest dormant; motionless

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Acquiesce

to agree or consent without any objection

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Requiem

a mass or service for the repose of departed souls; music, poetry, or other composition for the dead

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Unrequited

not reciprocal; not given in payment or returned in kind

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Abstruse

difficult to understand; complex

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Extrude

to push or thrust out a liquid or malleable substance that retains or solidifies into a predetermined shape

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Obtrude

A. to force one's ideas or oneself insistently upon others B. to thrust or push out; to protrude noticeably, often in an undesirable way

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intercede

(v.) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go

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interlocutor

someone who participates in a conversation

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internuncio

a messenger between two parties

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poseur

someone who puts on an act

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posit

1.a statement which is made on the assumption that it will prove to be true. 2. assume as a fact

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disquietude

a state of uneasiness or anxiety

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