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Sun, Jul. 2nd, 2006, 10:44 pm
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This round of challenges come via Dictionary.com.


Aficionado
[noun]
1. an enthusiastic admirer or follower; a fan

Copious
[adjective]
1. yielding or containing plenty; affording ample supply: a copious harvest
2. Large in quantity; abundant: copious rainfall
3. Abounding in matter, thoughts, or words; wordy: "I found our speech copious without order, and energetic without rules" (Samuel Johnson)

Depredation
[noun]
1. a predatory attack; a raid
2. damage or loss; ravage: "[Carnegie Hall has] withstood the wear and tear of enthusiastic music lovers and the normal depredations of time" (Mechanical Engineering)

Languor
[noun]
1. lack of physical or mental energy; listlessness
2. a dreamy, lazy mood or quality: "It was hot, yet with a sweet languor about it" (Theodore Dreiser)
3. oppressive quiet or stillness

Sobriquet
[noun]
1. an affectionate or humorous nickname
2. an assumed name

Transmogrify
[transitive verb]
1. to change into a different shape or form, especially one that is fantastic or bizarre</i>

Venal
[adjective]
1a. open to bribery; mercenary: a venal police officer
1b. capable of betraying honour, duty, or scruples for a price; corruptible
2. marked by corrupt dealings, especially bribery: a venal administration
3. obtainable for a price