Part 1.

adamant
very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
adjudicate
hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
alchemist
one who tried to change ordinary metals into gold
amalgamate
bring or combine together or with something else
anoint
administer an oil or ointment to, often ceremonially
aphasia
inability to use language because of a brain lesion

 

Part 2.

apologue
a short moral story (often with animal characters)
apprentice
someone who works for an expert to learn a trade
appurtenance
equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles
arbiter
someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
aristocratic
belonging to or characteristic of the nobility
armour
protective covering made of metal and used in combat

 

Part 3.

assignation
a secret rendezvous (especially between lovers)
auspicious
indicating favorable circumstances and good luck
barrack
lodge in buildings used to house military personnel
base
having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
bastion
projecting part of a rampart or other fortification
bilious
relating to a digestive juice secreted by the liver

 

Part 4.

brindled
having a gray or brown streak or a patchy coloring
buttress
reinforce with a support usually of stone or brick
caliphate
the office of a Muslim civil and religious leader
catalyst
something that causes an important event to happen
catastrophe
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
charitable
relating to or characterized by voluntary giving

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2020-04-17