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  • accredit

    to vertify as meeting prescribed standard

    agrarian

    relating to agriculture or farmland

    biennial

    happening every two years

    captivate

    to fascinate or charm

    disconsolate

    completely unhappy

    edifice

    a large building of imposing appearance

    elapse

    to slip by, as time; pass

    impost

    a tax, esp. on imported goods

    joust

    a combat on horseback between two knights

    militant

    aggressive

    nurture

    to nourish

    pecuniary

    involving money

    pendant

    a hanging ornament

    prudent

    sensible; not rash

    rancor

    deep resentment

    respite

    a postponement or interval of rest

    scathing

    bitterly sever

    thwack

    to strike or beat with something flat

    tryst

    an arranged meeting

    volition

    the exercise of free will

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