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loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
clavicle - collarbone
verbiage - pompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
congruence - correspondence of parts; harmonious relationship; CF. congruity
kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
navigable - (of a body of water) wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; (of a ship or aircraft) able to be steered
cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument