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renounce

abandon; disown; repudiate

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protean

able to change into many different forms or able to do many different things

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plague (v)

to cause constant or repeated trouble, illness, etc., for

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penetrating

spreading out deeply or widely

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however

to whatever degree or extent; no matter how

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imbecile

a very stupid person; an idiot or fool

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embrace

to accept readily or gladly

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monolithic

solidly uniform; unyielding

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frenzy

state of extreme excitement, confusion or agitation; great and often wild or uncontrolled activity

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exaggerate

to think of or describe something as larger or greater than it really is

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ill-conceived

badly planned; not showing good judgment

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gush

a sudden outward flow of a large amount of liquid

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mischievous

causing or tending to cause annoyance or minor harm or damage

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levy

impose; collect a payment; to use legal authority to demand and collect

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inane

very silly or stupid

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unerring

always right and accurate; making no errors

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awestruck

filled with feelings of fear and wonder; filled with awe

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abjure

to reject formally

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condescend

to show that you believe you are more intelligent or better than other people

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renowned

great fame and respect

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interdisciplinary

involving two or more academic, scientific, or artistic areas of knowledge; involving two or more disciplines

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employ

to use for a particular purpose or to do something

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outrun

to be or become more or greater than

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way station

a place where people can stop to rest, supplies, etc., during a long journey

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controvert

oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict

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symbolize

to be a symbol of

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cession

yielding to another; ceding

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upstart

a person who has recently begun an activity become successful, etc., and who does not show proper respect for older and more experienced people

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daunting

tending to make people afraid or less confident; very difficult to do or deal with

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purvey

to provide, furnish, supply items as a business or service

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mend

to make usable again; to repair

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heartfelt

deeply felt; very sincere

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self-deprecating

belittling

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resourceful

able to deal well with new or difficult situations and to find solutions to problems

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throes

painful emotions, sensations, or feelings

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voluble

talking a lot in an energetic and rapid way

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fleeting

not lasting; lasting for only a short time

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plummet

to fall suddenly straight down especially from a very high place

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pursue

to try to get or do over a period of time

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retreat

to change your opinion or statement about something because it is unpopular

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peeved

angry or annoyed

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posterity

people in the future; descendants; future generations

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metaphysical

of or relating to things that are thought to exist but that cannot be seen

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subjective

based on feelings or opinions rather than facts

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oration

a formal speech

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marginal

not very important

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nebulous

vague; hazy; cloudy; not clear; difficult to see, understand, describe, etc.

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ravenous

very hungry

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candor

frankness; open honesty

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intersperse

to put at different places among other things