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precept

practical rule guiding conduct

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prologue

introduction (to poem or play)

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quandary

dilemma

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reconcile

correct inconsistencies; become friendly after a quarrel

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repudiate

disown; disavow

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saccharine

cloyingly sweet

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severance

a breaking off; a division into parts

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squalid

dirty and wretched, as from poverty or lack of care

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subtle

elusive; discerning; not obvious

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temperament

characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess

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transgress

falling to fulfill or conform; violate a moral law

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unintimidating

unfrightening

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vignette

picture; short literary sketch

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zealous

ardently devoted to a purpose

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abdicate

renounce; give up

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alloy

a mixture as of metals

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archaic

antiquated

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baroque

highly ornate

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brazen

insolent

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chameleon

lizard that changes color in different situations

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diminish

to become less in size

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cope

to deal with problems and difficult situations

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lethargy

a lack of energy

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intractable

not easily managed, controlled, or solved

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irascible

becoming angry very easily

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adamant

very determined

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invulnerable

impossible to harm, damage, or defeat

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munificent

very generous

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benign

not causing death or serious injury

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erudite

having or showing knowledge that is learned by studying