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debonair

friendly; aiming to please

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descry

catch sight of

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dismember

cut into small parts

4

effervescence

inner excitement or exuberance; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation

5

ephemeral

short-lived; fleeting

6

exodus

departure

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fervor

glowing ardor; intensity of feeling

8

fraught

teeming with; laden; full; involving

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gregarious

sociable

10

hypercritical

excessively exacting

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impregnable

invulnerable

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indubitable

unable to be doubted; unquestionable

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insulated

set apart; isolated

14

kaleidoscope

tube in which patterns made by reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc., produce interesting symmetrical effects

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loiter

hang around; linger

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medley

a collection of various things

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multifaceted

having many aspects

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obfuscate

confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex

19

outgrowth

a result, a part growing out of something; a consequence; conclusion

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peerless

having no equal; incomparable

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pinnacle

peak

22

predicament

an unpleasant or dangerous situation that is difficult to get out of or solve; a dilemma

23

prone

inclined to; prostrate

24

queue

to form or to wait in line

25

rectify

set right; correct

26

reserved

self-restrained, modest, not showy

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sage

person celebrated for wisdom

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shun

keep away from

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staid

sober; sedate

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succumb

yield; give in; die

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tenacious

holding fast

32

travail

painful physical or mental labor; drudgery; torment

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unpalatable

distasteful; disagreeable

34

virtuoso

highly skilled artist

35

abeyance

suspended action

36

aboriginal

being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native

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aloof

apart; reserved

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armament

military supplies and weapons; the process of arming for war

39

beget

father; produce; give rise to

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brusque

blunt; abrupt

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chauvinist

blindly devoted patriot

42

concilitory

reconciling; soothing

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contortions

twistings; distortions

44

debunk

expose as false, exaggerated, worthless, etc

45

desecrate

to violate the sacredness of; treat with disrespect

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dismiss

put away from consideration; reject

47

efficacy

power to produce desired effect

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epicure

connoisseur of food and drink

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exonerate

acquit; exculpate

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fetid

malodorous