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Adjective: Eolian  (ee-OH-lee-un) Definition: Borne, deposited, produced, or eroded by the wind. Sample sentence: The park is known for its eolian caves, where many enjoy viewing those chambers formed in sandstone cliffs.

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Adjective: Controvertible  (KAHN-truh-ver-tuh-bul) Definition: Capable of being disputed or opposed by reason. Sample sentence: A key piece of evidence was found which made the other pieces of evidence in the case controvertible.

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Verb: Inveigle  (in-VAY-gul) Definition: 1. To win over by wiles: entice. 2. To acquire by ingenuity or flattery: wangle. Sample sentence: I was relieved when I finally managed to inveigle her assistant into fitting me into the doctor’s busy schedule.

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Adjective: Rhadamanthine  (rad-uh-MAN-thun) Definition: Rigorously strict or just. Sample sentence: The judge took the maliciousness of the crime into account and decided upon a rhadamanthine punishment.

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Noun: Nonage  (NAH-nij) Definition: 1. Minority. 2. A period of youth: a lack of maturity. Sample sentence: Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed nonage.

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Noun: Mythomania  (mith-uh-MAY-nee-uh) Definition: An excessive or abnormal propensity for lying and exaggerating. Sample sentence: Ruby is a real drama queen and one can never trust the extent of her mythomania.

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Adjective: Lucrative  (LOO-kruh-tiv) Definition: Producing wealth: profitable. Sample sentence: The company announced plans to expand its manufacturing operations soon after it won a lucrative contract with the government.

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Verb: Apple-polish  (Ap-ul-pah-lish) Definition: 1. To attempt to ingratiate oneself: toady. 2. To curry favor with (as by flattery). Sample sentence: It is never too late to apple-polish the boss.

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Noun: Dyspepsia  (dis-PEP-shuh) Definition: 1. Indigestion. 2. Ill humor: disgruntlement. Sample sentence: The meatball sandwich was delicious, but not worth the dyspepsia suffered because of it.

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Noun: Ilk  (ILK) Definition: Sort, kind. Sample sentence: The hole beneath the stairs of the cabin’s porch allows in squirrels, chipmunks, skunks and other creatures of that ilk.

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