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[ lek-si-kon ]

the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc.

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venerable

[ ven-er-uh-buhl ]

(of places, buildings, etc.) hallowed by religious, historic, or other lofty associations

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demur

[ dih-mur ]

to make objection, especially on the grounds of scruples; take exception; object

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standoffish

[ stand-aw-fish ]

somewhat aloof or reserved; cold and unfriendly

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piquant

[ pee-kuhnt ]

agreeably pungent or sharp in taste or flavor; pleasantly biting or tart

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integrate

[ in-ti-greyt ]

to bring together or incorporate (parts) into a whole

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conspicuous

[ kuhn-spik-yoo-uhs ]

easily seen or noticed; readily visible or observable

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allege

[ uh-lej ]

to assert without proof

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tranquil

[ trang-kwil ]

free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm

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zealous

[ zel-uhs ]

full of, characterized by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent

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euclidean

[ yoo-klid-ee-uhn ]

of or relating to the system of geometry based on the work of Euclid and corresponding to the geometry of ordinary experience

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picaresque

[ pik-uh-resk ]

pertaining to or characterized by a form of prose fiction originally developed in Spain in which the adventures of a roguish hero are described in a series of usually humorous or satiric episodes often depicting the everyday life of the common people

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undermine

[ uhn-der-mahyn ]

to injure or destroy by insidious activity or imperceptible stages, sometimes tending toward a sudden dramatic effect

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clairvoyant

[ klair-voi-uhnt ]

having or claiming to have the power of seeing objects or actions beyond the range of natural vision

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