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perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
filing - particle removed by a file
sleigh - large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
distrait - absentminded; distracted
adjourn - suspend until a later time; move from one place to another
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
surmount - overcome