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  1. utopia

    ideally perfect state
    ideal perfection, impractical
  2. dystopia

    state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad
    extremely bad
  3. entrails

    internal organs collectively
    inside parts
  4. reap

    get or derive
    harvest
  5. apothecary

    a health professional trained in the art of preparing drugs
    druggist, doctor
  6. iridescent

    varying in color when seen in different lights
    play of colors
  7. paraffin

    from crude petroleum
    waxy, flammable
  8. tessera

    a small square tile of stone or glass used in making mosaics
    token from capitol, year of grain/oil
  9. meager

    deficient in amount or quality or extent
    thin
  10. racketeer

    someone who commits crimes for profit
    criminal
  11. sustenance

    the act of providing a means of subsistence or survival
    support, nourish
  12. tribute

    something given or done as an expression of esteem
    payment
  13. repentance

    remorse for your past conduct
    regret, sorrow for sin
  14. treason

    a crime that undermines the offender's government
    betray
  15. synonymous

    meaning the same or nearly the same
    alike
  16. tenuous

    lacking substance or significance
    weak
  17. plait

    a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
    braid
  18. insurmountable

    not capable of being overcome
    unable to overcome
  19. mace

    a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office
    staff; spice
  20. anticlimactic

    ultimately disappointing after a promising or exciting start
    less important
  21. sanctioned

    established by authority
    enforce law, permit
  22. demeanor

    the way a person behaves toward other people
    behavior
  23. decrepit

    worn and broken down by hard use
    worn out
  24. inexplicable

    incapable of being explained or accounted for
    impossible to explain
  25. tureen

    large deep serving dish with a cover
    bowl
  26. cornucopia

    a horn filled with fruit and grain symbolizing prosperity
    extremely abundant, prosperity
  27. swathe

    wrap in or as if in strips of cloth
    wrap, bandage
  28. affectation

    a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
    exaggerated display
  29. adversary

    someone who offers opposition
    offers opposition
Created on October 25, 2010
(updated October 25, 2010)

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