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Abject

Wretched, without resources

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Alacrity

Prompt and eager readiness

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Alpaca

A kind of llama or fabric made from this hair

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Arid

Dry

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Ascetic

Exceedingly strict or severe in religious exercises

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Assegais

A southern African tree having wood used for making spears or lances

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August

Majestic; imposing

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Brusque

Short and abrupt

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Cipher

A secret method of writing

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Circuitous

Roundabout, indirect

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Clamber

To climb with some difficulty

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Concertina

A portable musical instrument with hexagonale ends

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Confab

An impromptu or informal conference

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Conflagration

A great and destructive fire

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Cravat

Necktie

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Declivity

Downward inclination

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Diaphanous

Light, delicate, and almost transparent

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Disinterred

Unearthed; having dug up something buried

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Drollery

Something that has a humorous, whimsical, or odd quality

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Drubbing

A severe defeat; a beating