pantry place where food is kept cleft N split rider amendment or clause added

Pantry place where food is kept cleft n split rider

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pantry; place where food is kept cleft N: split rider amendment or clause added to a legislative bill jostle shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds coquette flirt; flirtatious woman; woman who tries to at- tract the admiration of men without sincere feelings; V. exhume dig out of the ground; remove from a grave crypt secret recess or vault usually used for burial; under- ground room (under a church) resurrect revive 26
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14 zenith point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point stamina power of endurance; strength; staying power blurt utter impulsively from nervousness or excitement extrapolation projection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information vagabond wanderer (without a permanent home); tramp check stop motion; curb or restrain sophisticated worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate solstice point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator amalgamate (of societies or groups) combine; unite in one body auspicious favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices pediatrician physician specializing in children’s diseases; N. pediatrics elucidate explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid foolhardy rash; reckless; foolishly daring erroneous mistaken; wrong; incorrect title name (of a book, film, etc.); mark of rank; formal ap- pellation as of rank or office (such as Lord or General); right or claim to possession; championship; Ex. title as head of the family; Ex. title to the estate fallible liable to err alimony payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after di- vorce hirsute hairy; having a lot of hair militia army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers sheaf bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together rusticate banish to the country; dwell in the country ardor heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent sonic of sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic, supersonic leaven add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fer- mentation); element that lightens or enlivens suborn persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation pare cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses misdemeanor minor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing tendentious promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direc- tion throes violent anguish nova star that suddenly becomes much brighter and then returns to its original brightness savor enjoy; have a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality; N: taste or smell; distinctive quality apolitical having an aversion or lack of concern for political affairs emancipate set free; liberate bovine cowlike; placid and dull; slow-thinking; calm expletive meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word agape openmouthed lampoon ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution forte
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