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  1. dynasty
    a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
  2. ancestry
    the lineage of an individual
  3. sever
    set or keep apart
  4. plaque
    a tablet that commemorates a person or achievement
  5. monologue
    a dramatic speech by a single actor
  6. ambiguous
    having more than one possible meaning
  7. obsolete
    no longer in use
  8. immigrant
    a person who comes to a country in order to settle there
  9. tenable
    based on sound reasoning or evidence
  10. emigrant
    someone who leaves one country to settle in another
  11. grandeur
    the quality of being magnificent or splendid
  12. reciprocate
    act, feel, or give mutually or in return
  13. seer
    an observer who perceives visually
  14. visionary
    a person with unusual powers of foresight
  15. paediatrician
    a specialist in the care of babies
  16. entomologist
    a scientist who studies insects
  17. psephologist
    a sociologist who studies election trends
  18. demagogue
    a leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions
  19. gastronomy
    the art and practice of preparing and eating good food
  20. gourmet
    a person devoted to and knowledgeable about fine food
  21. censure
    harsh criticism or disapproval
  22. industrious
    characterized by hard work and perseverance
  23. diligent
    quietly and steadily persevering in detail or exactness
  24. contemplation
    a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
  25. speculation
    continuous contemplation on a subject of a deep nature
  26. windfall
    a sudden happening that brings good fortune
  27. pantheism
    the belief that God exists in and is the same as all things
  28. mores
    the conventions embodying the fundamental values of a group
  29. cartography
    the making of maps and charts
  30. falling off
    a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
  31. cascade
    a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
  32. trickle
    run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream
  33. interpreter
    someone who mediates between speakers of different languages
  34. philologist
    a humanist specializing in classical scholarship
  35. patriarchal
    of a social organization with the male as the head
  36. slaughter
    the killing of animals, as for food
  37. olfactory
    of or relating to the sense of smell
  38. dermatologist
    a doctor who specializes in the physiology of the skin
  39. endocrinologist
    physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the endocrine system
  40. orthopaedist
    a specialist in correcting deformities of the skeletal system (especially in children)
  41. epitaph
    an inscription in memory of a buried person
  42. progeny
    the immediate descendants of a person
  43. cosmopolitan
    composed of people from many parts of the world
  44. acrobat
    an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility
  45. funambulist
    an acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack rope
  46. burglar
    a thief who enters a building with intent to steal
  47. poacher
    someone who hunts or fishes illegally
Created on September 20, 2013 (updated September 23, 2013)

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