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Cards (498)

Section 1

(50 cards)

antipathy

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strong feeling of aversion; dislike

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affected

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speaking or behaving in artificial way; emotionally stirred or moved; infected or attacked

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aspire

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seek to attain; long for; strive toward an end

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autocrat

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dictator; ruler having unlimited power

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berate

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rebuke or scold angrily and at length

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belie

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contradict; give a false impression

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aloocate

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assign, portion

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assuage

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ease or lessen pain; satisfy or appease

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belligerent

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inclined or eager to fight; aggressive

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adroit

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skillful and adept under pressing conditions

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amenable

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responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable

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altruistic

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unselfishly generous; concerned for others

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acrimony

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bitter animosity

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avarice

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greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain

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bombastic

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pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning

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boorish

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rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners

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antediluvian

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antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times

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assiduous

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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent

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adept

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expert at; very skilled; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

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bolster

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support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion

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abstruse

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obscure; profound; difficult to understand.

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atrophy

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wasting away; decrease in size; reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease

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automaton

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mechanism that imitates actions of humans

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august

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impressive; majestic; inspiring awe or admiration

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aura

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air, feeling

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anthropology

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social science that studies origins and social relationships of human beings

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bequeath

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leave to someone by a will; hand down

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banal

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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality

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abhor

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fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate

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arcane

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secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated

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ascendancy

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superiority or decisive advantage; domination

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aberration

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deviation, not normal

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ascetic

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leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere

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attenuate

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make slender, fine, or small; weaken; lessen density of

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adamant

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extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding

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abate

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subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity

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amiable

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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly

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apathetic

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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent

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barrage

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artificial obstruction; heavy curtain of artillery fire; rapid, concentrated discharge of missiles

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bitartisanship

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supported by two opposing parties

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blighted

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suffering from a disease; destroyed, ruined, or spoiled

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bog

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marsh, swamp

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assail

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assault; attack with or as if with violent blows

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benevolent

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generous in providing aid to others; charitable

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amicable

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exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome

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apt

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likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand

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auspicious

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attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous

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accost

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approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with demand or request

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alacrity

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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness

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acumen

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mental keenness; quickness of perception

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Section 2

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cosmopolitan

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sophisticated; of worldwide scope

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burgeon

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grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly

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circumscribe

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limit narrowly; confine; draw a line around; encircle

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callous

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emotionally hardened; unfeeling; toughened

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cursory

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casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed

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churlish

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difficult to work with; rude; unyielding; unmanageable

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castigate

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criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication

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censorious

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critical; addicted to censure; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners; implying or expressing censure

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conscientious

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diligent; responsible; reliable

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conciliate

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compromising, apologizing

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dearth

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scarcity; shortage of food; famine from failure or loss of crops

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circumvent

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surround an enemy; enclose or entrap; beat by cleverness and wit

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cacophonous

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discordant; inharmonious; sounding harshly; ill-sounding

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circuitous

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being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; going round in a circuit; not direct

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debilitate

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make weak; enfeeble; impair the strength of

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chastise

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punish, as by beating; criticize severely; rebuke

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contemptible

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worthy of contempt; deserving of scorn or disdain; mean

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capricious

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fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly

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culpable

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blameworthy

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complacency

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feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble

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consternation

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intense state of fear or dismay; astonishment combined with terror

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corroborate

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establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; support with evidence

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charlatan

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quack; one who pretends to knowledge, skill, or importance

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clandestine

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secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

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caustic

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capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action

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debunk

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expose as false, exaggerated, worthless; ridicule

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buttress

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support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence

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compendious

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succinct

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credulity

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readiness of belief; disposition to believe on slight evidence

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decimate

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destroy or kill a large part of; select by lot and kill one in every ten of

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dauntless

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bold; incapable of being discouraged; fearless

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cerebral

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relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional

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concur

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agree

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contentious

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quarrelsome; disagreeable; marked by heated arguments or controversy

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coalesce

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combine; fuse; grow together; come together so as to form one whole; unite

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cajole

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influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering

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censure

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expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame

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chagrin

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anxiety caused by humiliation or injured pride; disappointment

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byzantine

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convoluted, complex

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congenial

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compatible

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confluence

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act of two things flowing together; junction or meeting place where two things meet

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contempt

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state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace; disobedience to, or open disrespect of

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cantankerous

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ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious

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buoyant

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able to float; cheerful and optimistic

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copious

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plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply

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conflagration

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large destructive fire; burning; large-scale military conflict

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compliant

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yielding to request or desire; ready to accommodate; disposed or willing to comply

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convivial

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festive; occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

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debacle

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sudden downfall; complete disaster

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chide

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scold mildly so as to correct or improve; express disapproval

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Section 3

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doctrine

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principles presented for belief, as by religious; principle of law; act of teaching; instruction

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diffuse

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spread out widely; scatter freely; pour out and cause to spread freely

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derogatory

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expressing low opinion; disparaging; belittling

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ebullient

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showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm

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disillusionment

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disenchantment, disappointment

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disparage

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belittle; speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; reduce in esteem or rank

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discern

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detect; perceive

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diminutive

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below the average size; very small; little

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demystify

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clarify; free from mystery or obscurity

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devoid

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completely lacking; barren or empty

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decorum

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propriety in manners and conduct; good taste in manners; conventions or requirements of polite behavior

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divergent

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differing; tending to move apart in different directions

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duplicitous

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deliberately deceptive

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dormant

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sleeping; not active but capable of becoming active

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demure

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modest and reserved in manner or behavior

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deleterious

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having harmful effect; injurious; having quality of destroying life; noxious; poisonous

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disseminate

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distribute; spread; scatter like seeds

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deride

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ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt

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derivative

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unoriginal; derived from another source

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disquiet

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make uneasy or anxious; trouble

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deprecate

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express disapproval of; protest against; belittle

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divulge

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reveal; make known to public

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desecration

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violate the sacredness of

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demonstrative

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openly emotional

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distaste

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dislike, aversion

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digress(ion)

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stray from the subject at hand

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disheartening

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discouraging

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depose

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force to leave; remove from office

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deterrent

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something that discourages; tending to deter

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dispel

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scatter; drive away; cause to vanish

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depravity

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extreme corruption or degradation; wickedness

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dilatory

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tending to waste time

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discount

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give reduction in price on

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depreciation

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devaluation; decrease in price or value

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despondent

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in low spirits from loss of hope or courage

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despot

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tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; eastern Orthodox bishop

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disingenuous

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giving a false appearance of frankness; not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating

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disputatious

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argumentative; fond of arguing; inclined to dispute

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dupe

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easily deceived person; duplicate of photographic image

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delineate

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portray; depict; draw or trace outline of; sketch out

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deference

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willingness to carry out the wishes of others; great respect

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dire

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urgent, dreadful

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destitute

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extremely poor; utterly lacking; devoid

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denigrate

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blacken; defame; attack reputation of; degrade

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discomfited

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disappointed, defeated

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didactic

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excessively morally instructive

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divisive

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creating conflict

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diffident

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shy

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degredation

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humiliation

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dispassionate

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calm; impartial; unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice

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Section 4

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elusive

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difficult to describe; difficult to detect or grasp by mind

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embroiled

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throw into confusion; deeply involved especially in something complicated

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extricate

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free, as from difficulties or perplexities; cause to be emitted or evolved

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enumerate

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list each one; mention one by one

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flagrant

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obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous; flaming into notice

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exacting

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making severe demands; rigorous; requiring great care, effort, or attention

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faction

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a party of persons having a common end in view

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egalitarian

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belief in equality

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eclectic

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composed of elements from a variety of sources

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encumbrance

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burden

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enigma

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puzzle; difficult problem

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equanimity

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calmness of temperament; steadiness of mind under stress.

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fallacious

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false; tending to mislead; deceptive

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encroaching

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intrusive

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fathom

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measure the depth; come to understand

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evoke

Front

bring out; arouse; call forth

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elicit

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draw out; bring forth or to light; generate or provoke as response or answer

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estrange

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alienate

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facile

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done or achieved with little effort or difficulty; ready or fluent

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fallacy

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deceptive or false appearance; false notion; deception

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exhort

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urge on or encourage, especially by shouts; make urgent appeal

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efface

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rub or wipe out; make indistinct as if by rubbing

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expedient

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suitable; appropriate to a purpose; serving to promote your interest

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embitter

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make worse

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flippant

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lacking proper seriousness; speaking freely; talkative; communicative

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exhibitionist

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deliberately behaving a certain way to attract attention

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epitome

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representative or perfect example of a class or type; brief summary, as of a book or article

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elude

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avoid cleverly; escape perception of

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elucidate

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make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify

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ephemeral

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short-lived; enduring a very short time

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equivocal

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open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead

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encompass

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surround; form a circle or ring around; enclose; envelop

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equitable

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marked by or having equity; just and impartial

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effervesce

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bubble, fizz

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finesse

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refinement and delicacy of performance; skillful, subtle handling

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fastidious

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difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details

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extol

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praise highly; glorify; celebrate

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fanaticism

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excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause

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esoteric

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hard to understand; known only in a particular group

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exemplar

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representative example

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empathetic

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compassionate

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erudite

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learned; scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books

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elated

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overjoyed; extremely happy and excited

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expose

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set forth; set out to public view

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felicitious

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well-suited, happy

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empirical

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derived from experiment and observation rather than theory

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eulogy

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expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone's death

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epiphany

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sudden realization

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excavate

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unearth; dig out; make a hole in; hollow out

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exorbitant

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greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; exceeding proper limits

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Section 5

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gallant

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courtly; lively and spirited; having or displaying great dignity or nobility

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indigenuous

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native to a region

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folly

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foolishness; lack of good sense, understanding, or foresight

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incongruity

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quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate

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gargantuan

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huge; of a tremendous size, volume, degree

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indulgent

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yielding; lenient; forbearing or tolerant

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forlorn

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sad and lonely; wretched; abandoned or left behind

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frugal

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sparing; economical; costing little; inexpensive

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impetuous

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marked by sudden and violent force; hasty; impulsive and passionate

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genial

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friendly; cordial; having a pleasant or friendly disposition or manner

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gait

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manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving; walk; rate of moving

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indeterminate

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uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite

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hasten

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accelerate; quicken

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foolhardy

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rash; marked by unthinking boldness

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incubate

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hatch; develop under favorable conditions

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fortitude

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bravery; force; power to attack or to resist attack

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furor

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great excitement; public disorder or uproar

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florid

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reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented

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furtive

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marked by quiet and caution and secrecy

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ignominy

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deep disgrace; shame or dishonor

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glutton

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person who eats too much food and drink

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inane

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silly; senseless; unconsciously foolish; void

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futile

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useless; having no useful result; vain

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idyllic

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excellent and delightful in all respects

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impasse

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road or passage having no exit; deadlock

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indiscriminate

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choosing at random; not marked by fine distinctions

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heresy

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opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion

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germinate

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cause to sprout or grow; come into existence

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flummox

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confuse

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imperious

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urgent or pressing; able to deal authoritatively; dictatorial

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indolent

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lazy; slow to heal, grow, or develop; inactive

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illicit

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illegal; unlawful; not authorized or permitted

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incriminate

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accuse of a crime or other wrongful act; suggest that someone is guilty

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impudence

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offensively bold behavior; trait of being rude

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indignant

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affected with indignation; wrathful; passionate; irate; feeling wrath by unworthy or unjust treatment

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incredulous

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difficult to believe; incredible; skeptical

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hubris

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excessive pride or self-confidence

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fraudulent

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cheating; deceitful; planning or using fraud; given to practice of fraud

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grandiose

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impressive from inherent grandeur; large and impressive, in size, scope or extent

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hackneyed

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repeated too often; over familiar through overuse

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idiosyncrasy

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behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

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hardy

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in robust and good health; able to survive under unfavorable conditions

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hamper

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put at disadvantage; prevent progress or free movement of

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indictment

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formally accuse of a crime

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fortuitous

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accidental; by chance; coming or occurring without any cause

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ineffable

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unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech

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indomitable

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unconquerable; incapable of being overcome

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garish

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over-bright in color; tastelessly showy

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histrionic

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characteristic of acting or stage performance

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induce

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persuade; bring about; reason or establish by induction

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Section 6

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invoke

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call upon; ask for; request earnestly

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irony

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expression by deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning; witty language used to insult

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mercenary

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interested in making money; profit oriented; hired for service in foreign army

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innocuous

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having no adverse effect; harmless

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inherent

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firmly established by nature or habit

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innuendo

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hint; indirect implication , usually malicious

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modicum

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limited quantity; small or moderate amount; any small thing

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insipid

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lacking flavor or zest; not tasty; dull

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insolence

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scornful treatment; insulting speech or conduct

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ingenuous

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naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated

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latent

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present or potential but not evident or active; dormant; hidden

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inhibit

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restrain; prevent or forbid; hold back

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inundate

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overwhelm; cover with water, especially floodwaters

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motley

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multi-colored; mixed; having elements of great variety

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lull

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moment of calm; a period of calm weather; temporary quiet and rest

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miserly

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indicative of lack of generosity; cautious with money

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maudlin

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tearfully sentimental; over-emotional; sickly-sentimental

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lucid

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easily understood; clear; intelligible

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irreverent

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disrespectful; showing lack of due respect; not revering god

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lithe

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flexible; moving and bending with ease

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irate

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feeling or showing extreme anger; enraged

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judicious

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exhibiting good judgment or sound thinking; prudent

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melancholy

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gloomy; feeling of thoughtful sadness; affected by depression

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jocular

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humorous, amusing or joking; sportive; not serious

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luxuriant

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abundant; rich and splendid; fertile

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lackadaisical

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lacking purpose or zest; halfhearted; lacking spirit or liveliness

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magnanimous

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generous; high-minded; chivalrous

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marred

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damaged or disfigured by injury or rough wear

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jovial

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good-natured; marked by good cheer; cheerful and good-humored

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morose

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ill humored; sullen; depressingly dark; gloomy; persistent

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inert

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inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act

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nebulous

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lacking definite form or limits; hazy; cloudy

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languid

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lacking energy or vitality; weak; sluggish; lacking spirit or liveliness

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mercurial

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capricious; liable to sudden unpredictable change; quick and changeable in temperament

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innate

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possessed at birth; inborn

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instigate

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goad or urge forward; provoke; incite

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lucrative

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profitable; producing good profit

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multifarious

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varied; greatly diversified; made up of many differing parts

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laggard

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slow; sluggish; wasting time

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intrepid

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fearless; indicating or springing from courage

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ineptitude

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incompetence

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inscrutable

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impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious

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malleable

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capable of being shaped by pounding; impressionable

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insular

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of isolated people, especially having a narrow viewpoint

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listless

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lacking in spirit or energy to exert effort

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mitigate

Front

make less severe or harsh; moderate

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laud

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give praise to; glorify; celebrate or honor

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lurid

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causing shock or horror; gruesome

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jaded

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fatigued dulled by surfeit; exhausted; worn out; wearied

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laconic

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brief; effectively cut short; marked by use of few words

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Section 7

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pacifist

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one opposed to force; antimilitarist

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placid

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peaceful; tranquil; calm or quiet

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prattle

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speak about unimportant matters rapidly and incessantly; talk artlessly and childishly

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placate

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appease or pacify; bring peace to

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neophyte

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recent convert to a belief; one newly initiated

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parch

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burn surface of; roast over fire, as dry grain; dry to extremity

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presumptuous

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overconfident; going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward

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plasticity

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ability to be molded, formed, or modeled; quality or state of being plastic

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pacify

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ease anger or agitation of; make calm or quiet; end war or violence

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peripheral

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located in outer boundary; unimportant; auxiliary

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orthodox

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traditional; conservative in belief; adhering to established faith, especially in religion

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paradigm

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one that serves as a pattern or model; system of assumptions, concepts, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

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nuance

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subtle or slight degree of difference; small difference in meaning

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preclude

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make impossible, as by action taken in advance; prevent; eliminate

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partisan

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one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party

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obstinate

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stubbornly adhering to an attitude or opinion; hard to control or treat

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precipitate

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rash; moving rapidly and heedlessly; speeding headlong; occurring suddenly

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opportunist

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one who takes advantage of any chance to achieve an end, with no regard for principles or consequences

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pretext

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excuse; something serving to conceal plans; fictitious reason

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perquisite

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any gain above stipulated salary; extra payment

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penurious

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cheap, stingy

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penchant

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strong inclination; definite liking

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painstaking

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extremely careful and diligent work or effort; taking of pains

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precarious

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uncertain; risky; dangerously lacking in security or stability

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oversight

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unintentional omission or mistake; watchful care or management; supervision

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pedant

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one who is overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning

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peremptory

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offensively self-assured; dictatorial; not allowing contradiction or refusal

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pliable

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flexible; yielding; easily bent or shaped

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parody

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work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony; make fun of

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obdurate

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hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; not giving in to persuasion

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plausible

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likely but not certain to be or become true or real

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notoriety

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known for some unfavorable act or quality; bad or ill fame

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petulant

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easily irritated or annoyed; unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered

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ostensible

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put forth or held out as real, actual, or intended; proper or intended to be shown

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piety

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religious devotion and reverence to God; devout act, thought, or statement; godliness

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patronize

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act as a patron to; support or sponsor

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nefarious

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very wicked; infamous by being extremely wicked

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philanthropist

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person who loves mankind in general; very generous person or institution

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perfunctory

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done routinely and with little interest or care; acting with indifference; showing little interest or care

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onerous

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burdensome or oppressive; not easily borne; wearing

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peevish

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unpleasant

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polemical

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aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious

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palliate

Front

lessen violence of disease; moderate intensity; gloss over with excuses

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officious

Front

marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others

Back

oracle

Front

answer of god; communications, revelations, or messages delivered by god to the prophets

Back

paucity

Front

scarcity; smallness of number; fewness

Back

plethora

Front

excess; over-fullness in any respect; superabundance

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noxious

Front

harmful to living things; injurious to health

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prevaricator

Front

liar

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precocious

Front

advanced in development; appearing or developing early

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rampant

Front

unrestrained and violent; occurring without restraint

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recalcitrant

Front

obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority

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reverent

Front

respectful; worshipful; impressed with veneration or deep respect

Back

refutation

Front

arguing that a claim is false

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prodigious

Front

impressively great in size, force, or extent; enormous

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procure

Front

bring into possession; cause to accrue to, or to come into possession of; cause to come

Back

quell

Front

extinguish; put down forcibly; suppress; pacify or quiet

Back

proponent

Front

one who argues in support of something; advocate; backer

Back

recessive

Front

tending to go backward

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rebuttal

Front

proving to be false or incorrect; response with contrary evidence

Back

prospective

Front

being within view or consideration, as a future event or contingency; relating to the future: expected

Back

punctillious

Front

meticulous, attentive to detail

Back

profuse

Front

in great quantity or abundance; bountiful; exceedingly liberal

Back

redolent

Front

fragrant; odorous; suggestive of odor

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pundit

Front

authority on a subject; learned person; expert

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ramshackle

Front

of very poor quality or condition; loose-jointed; ill-made; out of gear or repair

Back

proliferate

Front

grow rapidly; propagate; reproduce

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reticent

Front

inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.

Back

raucous

Front

harsh and rough-sounding; disturbing public peace; loud and rough

Back

reap

Front

gain; harvest a crop from; get or derive; obtain as a result of effort

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ravenous

Front

extremely hungry; voracious; eager for prey

Back

raze

Front

destroy completely; scrape or shave off

Back

pronouncement

Front

formal declaration

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repugnant

Front

arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive; hateful

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reprehensible

Front

deserving blame; admonition; blameworthy

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ratify

Front

approve formally; confirm; verify

Back

reprimand

Front

reprove severely, especially in a formal or official way; rebuke formally; censure severely or angrily

Back

prolific

Front

producing offspring or fruit in great abundance; fertile

Back

profound

Front

deep; not superficial; far-reaching

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regressive

Front

tending to return or revert

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provident

Front

displaying foresight; providing carefully for future; preparing for emergencies

Back

rectify

Front

set right; correct by calculation or adjustment

Back

rancor

Front

bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will; hatred

Back

relinquish

Front

give up something with reluctance; retire from; give up or abandon

Back

rhetorical

Front

relating to skill of using language effectively and persuasively; insincere in language

Back

renounce

Front

abandon; disown; turn away from; give up

Back

quixotic

Front

idealistic without regard to practicality

Back

relegate

Front

assign to obscure place, position, or condition; delegate; assign

Back

recant

Front

retract a previous statement; sing over again; utter repeatedly in song

Back

prohibitive

Front

tending to discourage; prohibiting; forbidding

Back

repertory

Front

place, such as a storehouse, where a stock of things is kept; storage; entire range of skills or aptitudes

Back

rouse

Front

become active; excite, as to anger or action; stir up; awaken

Back

reproach

Front

express disapproval or disappointment; bring shame upon; disgrace

Back

provincial

Front

relating to a province; limited in outlook; unsophisticated

Back

rescind

Front

cancel; make void; repeal or annul

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recluse

Front

one who lives in solitude; withdrawn from the world; reclusive

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prosaic

Front

dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact; factual

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repudiate

Front

disown; refuse to acknowledge; reject validity or authority of

Back

rapport

Front

emotional closeness; harmony; relationship of mutual trust or emotional affinity

Back

propensity

Front

natural inclination; tendency or preference; predilection

Back

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scanty

Front

somewhat less than needed in amplitude or extent; insufficient

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sycophant

Front

one who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people; bootlicker; yes man

Back

saturate

Front

soak, fill, or load to capacity; cause to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance

Back

solace

Front

comfort or relieve in sorrow, misfortune, or distress

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succulent

Front

full of juicy; full of richness; highly interesting or enjoyable; delectable

Back

stock

Front

certificate for shareholder of corporation; total amount of goods in a shop

Back

self-righteous

Front

smug, holier-than-thou

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stark

Front

bare; complete or extreme

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sanguine

Front

cheerfully confident; optimistic; of healthy reddish color; ruddy

Back

sage

Front

one celebrated for wisdom, experience, and judgment; various plants of the genus Salvia

Back

sporadic

Front

occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time

Back

static

Front

having no motion; being at rest; fixed; stationary

Back

spurious

Front

false; counterfeit; forged; illogical

Back

surfeit

Front

eat until excessively full; be more than full; feed someone to excess

Back

stupefy

Front

make senseless or dizzy; be mystery or bewildering to

Back

somber

Front

gloomy; depressing or grave; dull or dark in color

Back

simile

Front

comparison of one thing with another, in English generally using like or as

Back

satire

Front

form of literature in which irony and ridicule are used to attack human vice and folly

Back

scrutinize

Front

examine closely and critically

Back

stagnat

Front

not moving

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servile

Front

slavish; suitable to slave or servant; relating to servitude or forced labor

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staunch

Front

strong and loyal

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steadfast

Front

firmly or constant loyal; fixed or unchanging

Back

slight

Front

almost no; very little; deliberate discourtesy

Back

shroud

Front

hide from view; wrap for burial; shut off from sight; shelter

Back

supercilious

Front

arrogant; feeling or showing haughty disdain; overbearing

Back

superfluous

Front

being beyond what is required or sufficient

Back

scope

Front

range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions; extent; bound

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scrupulous

Front

exactly and carefully conducted; by extreme care and great effort; cautious

Back

subversive

Front

tending to overthrow; in opposition to civil authority or government

Back

supplant

Front

replace; usurp; displace and substitute for another

Back

sanctity

Front

holiness

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substantiate

Front

establish by evidence; make firm or solid; support

Back

spurn

Front

reject disdainfully or contemptuously; scorn

Back

subservient

Front

behaving like slave; subordinate in capacity or function

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self-serving

Front

selfish

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sanctimonious

Front

excessively or hypocritically pious; possessing sanctity; sacred; holy; saintly; religious

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solicitous

Front

worried or concerned; full of desire; expressing care or concern

Back

serendipity

Front

gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck

Back

satiate

Front

satisfy fully; overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

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scathing

Front

harshly critical

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shrew

Front

astute, smart

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spartan

Front

avoiding luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined

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squander

Front

spend wastefully; fail to take advantage of; lose a chance for

Back

sophistry

Front

argument for exercise merely; plausible but misleading argument; art or process of reasoning; logic

Back

slipshod

Front

untidy or slovenly; shabby; great carelessness; done poorly or too quickly

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strident

Front

loud and harsh; insistent; high-pitched; rough-sounding

Back

sanction

Front

give authorization or approval to something; penalize a state, especially for violating international law

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susceptible

Front

easily influenced; having little resistance, as to a disease; receptive to

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scintillating

Front

lively, effervescent

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virulent

Front

extremely poisonous; hostile; bitter

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unfathomable

Front

difficult or impossible to understand; difficult or impossible to measure

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venerable

Front

deserving high respect; impressive by reason of age; profoundly honored

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trite

Front

repeated too often; over familiar through overuse; worn out by use

Back

temperamental

Front

of or pertaining to temperament; excessively sensitive or irritable; moody; likely to perform unpredictably

Back

toady

Front

person who flatters or defers to others for self-serving reasons; yes man

Back

tractable

Front

easily managed or controlled; governable; easily handled or worked; docile

Back

ubiquitous

Front

being or existing everywhere; omnipresent

Back

unwitting

Front

not intended; not knowing; unaware; ignorant

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vindictive

Front

seek revenge or intended for revenge; showing malicious will

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uncouth

Front

lacking refinement or cultivation or taste

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wrath

Front

forceful, often vindictive anger; fury; just punishment of an offense or crime

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ungainly

Front

awkward; lacking grace in movement or posture

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tenuous

Front

long and thin; slender; having little substance

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vigilant

Front

attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to provide for safety; wakeful; watchful; circumspect; wary

Back

treatise

Front

systematic, usually extensive written discourse on a subject

Back

virtuoso

Front

highly skilled artist, as musician; one who is dazzlingly skilled in his field

Back

truculent

Front

disposed to fight; belligerent; aggressively hostile

Back

trepidation

Front

state of alarm or dread; nervous apprehension; involuntary trembling or quivering

Back

vying

Front

striving

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wry

Front

turned to one side; twisted; marked by humorous twist, often with a touch of irony

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tout

Front

advertize in strongly positive terms; praise excessively; show off

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vocation

Front

career; profession

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zealot

Front

fanatically committed person; person who shows excessive zeal

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tangential

Front

peripheral; only slightly connected; digressing

Back

teem

Front

be abuzz; be full of; move in large numbers

Back

uncanny

Front

strange; mysterious; peculiarly unsettling, as if of supernatural origin or nature

Back

tirade

Front

extended scolding; long angry or violent speech

Back

tribulation

Front

suffering

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unabashed

Front

not embarrassed

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torpor

Front

state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility; sluggishness; dormancy

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temporize

Front

act evasively in order to gain time, avoid argument, or postpone a decision

Back

verbose

Front

wordy; using or containing a great and usually an excessive number of words

Back

totalitarian

Front

undemocratic, rigid political control

Back

transient

Front

momentary; temporary; staying for short time

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vacuous

Front

empty; showing lack of thought or intelligence; vacant

Back

viscous

Front

sticky; gluey; having high resistance to flow

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tenacious

Front

sticking together; stubbornly unyielding; holding together firmly

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unruly

Front

difficult or impossible to discipline, control, or rule; not according to rule; irregularly

Back

venal

Front

capable of being bribed; for sale, available for a price; corrupt

Back

wayward

Front

selfish, stubborn

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vanquish

Front

conquer; overcome; come out better in a competition

Back

urbane

Front

showing a high degree of refinement

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waning

Front

lessening

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vindicate

Front

clear from blame; exonerate; maintain, uphold, or defend

Back

trifling

Front

trivial; of slight worth or importance; frivolous or idle

Back

vapid

Front

dull and unimaginative; lacking taste or flavor

Back

usurp

Front

seize and hold power or rights of another by force or without legal authority

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