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July 9, 2014

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penitent n
  1. Feeling pain or sorrow on account of sins or offenses; repentant; contrite; sincerely affected by a sense of guilt, and resolved on amendment of life.
  2. Doing penance.

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July 10, 2014

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badinage n
  1. Playful raillery; banter.

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July 11, 2014

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gaggle n
  1. A group of geese when they are on the ground or on the water.
  2. Any group or gathering of related things; bunch.

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July 12, 2014

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inveterate adj
  1. Old; firmly established by long continuance; of long standing; obstinately deep-rooted; as, an inveterate disease; an inveterate habit.
  2. (of a person) Having habits fixed by long continuance; confirmed; habitual; as, an inveterate idler or smoker.
  3. Malignant; virulent; spiteful.

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July 13, 2014

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tardigrade adj
  1. Sluggish; moving slowly.

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July 14, 2014

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hapless adj
  1. Very unlucky; ill-fated.

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July 15, 2014

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effluvium n
  1. A gaseous or vaporous emission, especially a foul-smelling one.

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July 16, 2014

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quisling n
  1. (pejorative) A traitor who collaborates with the enemy.

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July 17, 2014

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disconsolate adj
  1. Cheerless, dreary.
  2. Seemingly beyond consolation; inconsolable.

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+10
July 18, 2014

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disinter v
  1. To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up.
  2. To bring out, as from a grave or hiding place; to bring from obscurity into view.

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July 19, 2014

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reliquary n
  1. A container to hold or display religious relics.

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July 20, 2014

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punctilious adj
  1. Strictly attentive to detail; meticulous or fastidious, particularly to codes or conventions.
  2. Precise or scrupulous; finicky or nitpicky.

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July 21, 2014

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mither v
  1. (intransitive, Northern England) To make an unnecessary fuss, moan, bother.
  2. (transitive) To pester or irritate someone. Usually directed at children.

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July 22, 2014

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roundelay n
  1. (music) A poem or song having a line or phrase repeated at regular intervals.

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July 23, 2014

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levity n
  1. Lightness of manner or speech, frivolity.
  2. The state or quality of being light, buoyancy.
  3. (countable) A lighthearted or frivolous act.

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July 24, 2014

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sagacity n
  1. The quality of being sage, wise, or able to make good decisions; wisdom.

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July 25, 2014

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eviscerate v
  1. (transitive) To disembowel, to remove the viscera.
  2. (transitive) To destroy or make ineffectual or meaningless.

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July 26, 2014

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lethargy n
  1. A condition of extreme drowsiness or apathy.

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July 27, 2014

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portend v
  1. (transitive) To serve as a warning or omen.
  2. (transitive) To signify; to denote.

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July 28, 2014

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doula n
  1. A support person, usually female, who may not have medical or midwifery training, who provides emotional assistance to a mother or pregnant couple before, during or after childbirth.

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July 29, 2014

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shipwrecky adj
  1. Characteristic of a shipwreck.
  2. (figuratively) Weak, feeble; shaky.

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