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ukase
(noun) a proclamation by the Russian emperor; an edict
pogrom
(noun) massacre of helpless people (spec. Jews)
etiolate
(verb) to blanch, esp. plants from lack of light
officious
(adj) offering unwanted services; meddlesome
sallow
(adj) a pale reddish-yellow color of the skin, suggesting sickliness
prosthesis
(noun) 1. an artifical body part; 2. (grammar) the addition of a sound or syllable to a word, as 'be' in 'beloved'
proprioceptive
(adj) (physiology) related to feelings produced within the body by the movement in its own tissues
skein
(noun) yarn or thread taken from the reel in a loose twisted loop
theriomorphic
(adj) having an animal form
scarp
(noun) a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge
antre
(noun) (archaic) a cave
bastion
(noun) the outjutting part of a fortified wall
moil
(noun) 1. travail; 2. confusion
cabaret
(noun) a café with entertainment by singers or dancers
scurf
(noun) flakes of the skin
scot
(noun) a tax; money assessed or paid
soilure
(noun) the act of soiling; a stain
buskin
(noun) 1. a half boot; 2 a cothurnus, the boot worn in ancient tragic drama
trope
(noun) 1. a topical heading; 2. (rhetoric) a figure of speech
tryst
(noun) an appointed meeting