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Adjective: Oleaginous  (oh-lee-AJ-uh-nus) Definition: 1. Resembling or having the properties of oil: oily or containing or producing oil. 2. Marked by an offensively ingratiating manner or quality. Sample sentence: Jim seems to mistake his own oleaginous demeanor for charm.

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Verb: Bivouac  (BIV-uh-wak) Definition: 1. To make a temporary encampment under little or no shelter. 2. To take shelter often temporarily. 3. To provide temporary quarters for. Sample sentence: The climbers had to bivouac under a small rock ledge until the storm passed.

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Adjective: Impregnable  (im-PREG-nuh-bul) Definition: 1. Incapable of being taken by assault: unconquerable. 2. Unassailable: impenetrable. Sample sentence: The castle was built on the corner of a great rock, so that on three sides it was quite impregnable.

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Verb: Repugn  (rih-PYOON) Definition: To contend against: oppose. Sample sentence: About 450 students signed a petition to repugn the school board’s decision to fire a popular teacher.

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Verb: Purfle  (PER-ful) Definition: To ornament the border or edges of. Sample sentence: The guitar maker used abalone shell to purfle the instrument.

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Adjective: Operose  (AH-poh-rohss) Definition: Tedious, wearisome. Sample sentence: The operose volume offers up considerably more verbiage than useful information.

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Adjective: Pulchirtudinous  (puhl-kri-TOOD-n-uhs) Definition: Physically beautiful; comely. Sample sentence: Conner was such a pulchirtudinous baby that his grandmother could hardly take her eyes off of him.

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Noun: Fleer  (FLEER) Definition: A word or look of derision or mockery. Sample sentence: When Adam suggested that the firm’s partners do the work pro bono, he half-expected to be hit with a collection of fleer, but the others readily agreed.

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Noun: Suffrage  (SUF-rij) Definition: 1. A vote given in deciding a disputed question or electing a person for an office or trust. 2. The right of voting; also, exercising the right of voting. Sample sentence:  On August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment became law, finally granting women suffrage.

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Noun: Dovecoat  (DUV-koht) Definition: 1. A small compartmented raised house or box for domestic pigeons. 2. A settled or harmonious group or organization. Sample sentence: My grandfather raced pigeons and had an extravagant dovecoat in his backyard.

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