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recreant

adjective: 1. Unfaithful to a cause, duty, person, belief, etc. 2. Cowardly. noun: 1. A disloyal person. 2. A coward.

verbigerate

verb intr.: To obsessively repeat meaningless words and phrases.

votive

adjective: Relating to a vow, wish, desire, etc..

supercargo

noun: 1. An officer on a merchant ship who is in charge of the cargo. 2. A superintendent or an agent.

toxophily

noun: The practice of, love of, or addiction to, archery.

Pavlovian

adjective: Relating to a conditioned or predictable response; automatic; involuntary.

Juno

noun: A woman of stately bearing and beauty.

Homeric

adjective: 1. Relating to Homer, his works, or his time. 2. Epic; large-scale; heroic.

Ballardian

adjective: Relating to a dystopian world, especially one characterized by social and environmental degradation, assisted by technology.

cock-horse

adverb: Mounted with a leg on each side. noun: A hobby horse.

chivalrous

adjective: Having quality of chivalry, such as courtesy, honor, bravery, gallantry, etc.

caballine

adjective: 1. Giving inspiration. 2. Relating to horses.

wheel horse

noun: 1. Someone responsible and diligent, especially one who bears the biggest share of burden in a group. 2. A horse harnessed …

equipollent

adjective: Equal in power, force, effect, etc.

exorcise

verb tr.: To drive out something or someone undesirable, such as an evil spirit, malign influence, troubling feeling, etc.

settlor

noun: One who makes a settlement of property.

ordonnance

noun: The systematic arrangement of parts in art, literature, architecture, etc.

cliticize

verb tr., intr.: To attach or become attached.

vaccinate

verb tr., intr.: 1. To administer a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease. 2. To immunize against something.

Typhoid Mary

noun: A person from whom a disease or something undesirable spreads.

fomites

noun: Any inanimate object, such as a book, money, carpet, etc., that can transmit germs from one person to another.