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puncture
noun:- the act of puncturing or perforating; a small hole made by a sharp object; loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object; verb be pierced or punctured; cause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing; pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into; make by piercing; reduce or lessen the size or importance of
purpose
noun:- an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; what something is used for; verb reach a decision; propose or intend
quaint
adj.:- strange in an interesting or pleasing way; very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance; attractively old
queer
adj.:- beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; homosexual or arousing homosexual desires; noun offensive terms for an openly homosexual man; verb put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position; hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
quench
verb:- cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid; reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance; satisfy (thirst); electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device; suppress or crush completely; put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
raiment
noun:- especially fine or decorative clothing; verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
ramble
noun:- an aimless amble on a winding course; verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
rank
adj.:- growing profusely; very fertile; producing profuse growth; very offensive in smell or taste; complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers; conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another; relative status; the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army); the body of members of an organization or group; position in a social hierarchy; verb take or have a position relative to others; take precedence or surpass others in rank; assign a rank or rating to
rare
adj.:- not widely distributed; not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness; (of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside; recurring only at long intervals; marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind; having low density
recite
verb:- repeat aloud from memory; render verbally, "recite a poem"; specify individually; narrate or give a detailed account of; recite in elocution
refuse
noun:- food that is discarded (as from a kitchen); verb show unwillingness towards; refuse to accept; refuse to let have; refuse entrance or membership; elude, especially in a baffling way; resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
release
noun:- (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone; a formal written statement of relinquishment; activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion; merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film); a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism; a process that liberates or discharges something; the act of liberating someone or something; the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart); the act of allowing a fluid to escape; a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation; an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation; euphemistic expressions for death; verb part with a possession or right; generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; eliminate (substances) from the body; make (assets) available; prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; let (something) fall or spill a container; release, as from one's grip; grant freedom to; free from confinement; make (information) available publication
repent
verb:- feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about; turn away from sin or do penitence
reserve
noun:- the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary; something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose; (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions; formality and propriety of manner; armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency; a district that is reserved for particular purpose; an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced; verb obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance; hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency; arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
residence
noun:- the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president); any address at which you dwell more than temporarily; the act of dwelling in a place; a large and imposing house