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Imprecation

N. A curse

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Jocular

Adj. humorous, lighthearted

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Juxtapose

V. To place side by side for comparison

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Kinetic

Adj. pertaining to motion

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Cosmetic

N. Destiny, fate, fortune (one's lot in life)

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Knell

N. A sound made by a bell rung slowly for a death or a funeral

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Labyrinth

N. A complicated network of wilding passages; a maze

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Lachrymose

Adj. tearful, weepy

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Laconic

Adj. using few words; short, concise

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Lambent

Adj. softly bright or radiant; running or moving lightly over a surface

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Languid

Adj. sluggish; drooping from weakness

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Lascivious

Adj. lustful or lewd; inciting sexual desire

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Legerdemain

N. Sleight of hand; deception

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Libertine

N. one who leads an immortal life

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Machination

N. An evil design or plan

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Macroscopic

Adj. visible to the naked eye

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Maelstrom

N. whirlpool, turbulence; agitated state of mind

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Malapropism

N. A word humorously misused

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Malleable

Adj. capable of being changed; easily shaped

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Martinet

N. A strict disciplinarian; taskmaster

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Masochist

N. One who enjoys his or her own pain and suffering

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Mendacious

Adj. lying; false, deceitful

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Meretricious

Adj. attractive in a cheap, flashy way

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Milieu

N. Environment, setting

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Miscreant

N. A vicious person

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Nebulous

Adj. hazy, vague, uncertain

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Necromancy

N. Magic, especially that practiced by a witch

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Neologism

N. Use a new word; making up a new word or definition

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Nihilism

N. A total rejection of established laws

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Impotent

Adj. powerless; lacking strength