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1. (of a bird with large wings) wave (the wings) lightly - rapidly - and irregularly; vibrate rapidly or erratically; fly by waving quickly; flitter; N.

2. Tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it

3. Soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper

4. Degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement

5. Bear one's self; behave; Ex. comport oneself; N. comportment

6. Hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation

7. Disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate

8. Disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost

9. Link as in a chain

10. Repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation

11. Branching out; subdivision; one branch of a system; one of the results following from an action or decision; Ex. ramifications of a business/the decision

12. Make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B

13. Swirling current of water - air - etc.; V.

14. Announce; proclaim a doctrine or law; make known by official publication

15. Mythical figure - half man and half horse

16. Slander; speak evil of; N. vilification

17. Infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.

18. Untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless

19. Into parts; apart; V. sunder

20. Territory enclosed within an alien land

21. Unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.

22. Easily burned; N. CF. combustion

23. Nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette

24. Unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)

25. Everlasting

26. Not genuine; N: one that is not genuine; impostor; sham; V: counterfeit; Ex. fake the results of the experiment/the signature

27. Lacking rhythm or regularity; N. arrhythmia

28. Binding agreement between two groups or people; compact; V: enter into a covenant; promise

29. Intelligent; quick and energetic; fashionable; Ex. smart pace/restaurant; V: cause or feel a sharp pain; N: smarting pain

30. Agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis

31. Summarize

32. (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart

33. Rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition

34. Squander; waste foolishly; scatter

35. Insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence

36. Happiness; appropriateness (of a remark - choice - etc.); quality of being felicitous

37. Turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of

38. Official periodical publication; newspaper

39. Painting in only one color; ADJ.

40. Envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.

41. Highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder

42. Knowledge; ADJ. cognizant; having knowledge; aware

43. Shorten

44. State without proof

45. Bring upon oneself

46. Having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.

47. Preceding (in time - rank - etc.)

48. Carefully contrived; calculated; unspontaneous; deliberate; thoughtful; Ex. studied remark

49. Arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority

50. Mysterious; hidden; secret