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malleable

Definition: (adjective) Capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out.
Synonyms: tractile, ductile, pliant, tensile.
Usage: I am not very handy with a chisel, so when I sculpt, I prefer to use malleable materials that I can bend and shape as I please.
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locomote

Definition: (verb) To move from one place to another.
Synonyms: go, travel.
Usage: Unlike most other fish, seahorses maintain an upright position when they locomote.
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caterwaul

Definition: (verb) To cry or screech like a cat in heat.
Synonyms: yowl.
Usage: Ever since the neighborhood strays chose my garden as the place to congregate and caterwaul, I have not had a sound night’s sleep.
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hidebound

Definition: (adjective) Stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded.
Synonyms: traditionalist.
Usage: It is no use trying to reason with your grandfather, he is a hidebound old man who will never understand your position on the matter.
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excrescence

Definition: (noun) Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings.
Synonyms: extrusion, gibbosity, hump, jut, bulge, protrusion, protuberance, swelling, bump, prominence.
Usage: A roof, Richard contended, was a part of the edifice that the ancients always endeavored to conceal, it being an excrescence in architecture that was only to be tolerated on account of its usefulness.
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reverential

Definition: (adjective) Feeling or manifesting veneration.
Synonyms: venerating, respectful.
Usage: A pilgrimage is a reverential act, performed by reverent people.
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eldritch

Definition: (adjective) Suggesting the operation of supernatural influences.
Synonyms: uncanny, weird, unearthly.
Usage: An eldritch screech from someone—or something—in the distance sent chills down my spine.
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one-horse

Definition: (adjective) Small and remote and insignificant.
Synonyms: jerkwater.
Usage: I am leaving this one-horse town and heading into the big city to seek my fortune!
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cornucopia

Definition: (noun) The property of being extremely abundant.
Synonyms: profuseness, richness.
Usage: The cornucopia of job opportunities overwhelmed the immigrants, who had come from a town with only one employer.
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billet

Definition: (verb) Provide housing for (military personnel).
Synonyms: canton, quarter.
Usage: The citizens who were forced to billet soldiers in their own private homes were understandably irritated by the imposition.
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