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rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
egress - exit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
disproportion - lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
conducive - helpful; contributive; V. conduce; Ex. conduce to/towards
dexterous - skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity
convert - one who has adopted a different religion or opinion; V: change into another form; (persuade to) adopt a particular religion or belief
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass