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Word: pestilential

Definition: (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)


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::: limpid - crystal clear
::: sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
::: betroth - become engaged to marry
::: idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
::: postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
::: underhand - (underhanded) done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)
::: slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
::: crevice - crack; fissure
::: amphibian - able to live both on land and in water; N.
::: chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff