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1anodyne 16 as an anodyne for the stress and superficiality of the modern world, there's nothing better than reading a literary classic of substance and insight - - Nsomething that soothes, calms, or comforts2021.02.26 01:08
2 venerable 8 a venerable statesmanADJ great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character2015.01.10 10:25
3 narcotic 7 i am addicted to narcotic.Na drug or other substance affecting mood or behavior2015.01.10 10:23
4 pertain 8 this letter is pertain to eighteen century literature.V related2015.01.10 10:19
5 jargon 7 stop use jargon in front of me.Nspecial words or expressions that are used by a particular profession 2015.01.10 10:17
6 parch 9 a piece of grassland parched by the sunVmake or become dry through intense heat2015.01.10 10:16
7 obliterate 7 the memory was so painful that he obliterated it from his mindVwipe out2015.01.10 10:12
8 necessitate 6 the severe arthritis eventually necessitated a total hip replacementVmake (something) necessary 2015.01.10 10:11
9 bead 4 Suddenly beads of perspiration moistened my shirt.NLike or being a small piece of glass, stone, or similar material2015.01.10 10:06
10 jeopardize 5 a devaluation of the dollar would jeopardize New York's position as a financial centerNput (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss2015.01.10 10:04
11 rebate 7 If you are on a low income you may be able to claim a rebate on your rent and council taxNa partial refund to someone who has paid too much money 2015.01.10 10:01
12 entitlement 3 full entitlement to fees and maintenance should be offeredNthe fact of having a right to something2015.01.10 09:59
13 haughty 10 a look of haughty disdainADJarrogantly superior and disdainful2015.01.10 09:57
14 plausible 5 a plausible explanationADJseeming reasonable or probable2015.01.10 09:56
15 eradicate 6 this disease has been eradicated from the worldVdestroy completely; put an end to2015.01.10 09:55
16 imperative 5 immediate action was imperativeADJvital importance; crucial2015.01.10 09:54
17 penal 7 the campaign for penal reformNrelating to, used for, or prescribing the punishment of offenders under the legal system2015.01.10 09:53
18 ensue 5 the difficulties that ensued from their commitment to CubaVhappen or occur afterward or as a result2015.01.10 09:52
19 volley 8 the infantry let off a couple of volleysNa number of bullets, arrows, or other projectiles discharged at one time2015.01.10 09:51
20 engulf 7 the cafe was engulfed in flamesVto surround or cover it completely2015.01.10 09:50
21 nostalgia 6 i was overcome with acute nostalgiaNa sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past2015.01.10 09:49
22 encompass 5 the exposition encompass all kind of goods Vsurround and have or hold within2015.01.10 09:48
23 exposition 7 the exposition encompass all kind of goods Na large public exhibition of art or trade goods2015.01.10 09:47
24 dwindle 6 traffic has dwindled to a trickleVdiminish gradually in size, amount, or strength2015.01.10 09:46
25 disintegrate 5 when the missile struck, the car disintegrated in a sheet of searing flameVbreak up into small parts, typically as the result of impact or decay2015.01.10 09:45
26 deflect 6 the bullet was deflected harmlessly into the ceilingVcause (something) to change direction by interposing something2015.01.10 09:44
27 pendant 8 s chic pendant dangle from her neckNa piece of jewelry that hangs from a chain worn around the neck2015.01.10 09:42
28 chic 7 A chic pendant dangle from his neckADJelegantly and stylishly fashionable2015.01.10 09:41
29 bloc 6 a center-left voting blocNa combination of countries, parties, or groups sharing a common purpose.2015.01.10 09:39
30 demise 5 tragic demiseNa person's death2015.01.10 09:38
31 culminate 5 the tensions and disorders which culminated in World War IIVreach a climax or point of highest development2015.01.10 09:37
32 counteract 8 should we deliberately intervene in the climate system to counteract global warming?Vact against (something) in order to reduce its force or neutralize it2015.01.10 09:36
33 turbulence 5 the plane shuddered as it entered some turbulenceNviolent or unsteady movement of air or water, or of some other fluid2015.01.10 09:35
34 bolster 6 the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidenceVsupport or strengthen; prop up2015.01.10 09:34
35 ardent 7 an ardent baseball fanADJenthusiastic or passionate2015.01.10 09:33
36 sluggish 6 a sluggish streamADJslow-moving or inactive2015.01.10 09:32

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