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withered

shriveled; shrunken; dried-up

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verity

quality of being true; lasting truth or principle

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undulating

moving with a wavelike motion

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totalitarian

with an absolute ruler; tolerating opposing opinions

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tantalize

to tease by arousing expectations

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subjugate

conquer; bring under control

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specious

seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading

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self-deprecating

belittling or undervaluing oneself; excessively modest

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riveting

ansorbing; engrossing

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replenish

fill up again

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rebuttal

refutation; response with contrary evidence

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puritanical

having very strict standards of moral behavior; rigid; prudish

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proficient

skillful; very good at something

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pontificate

to act or speak arrogantly; to be conceited; overconfident, egotistical

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petulant

touchy; peevish

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paroxysm

fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage

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optimum

the most advantageous; the best in condition, degree, or amount

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noisome

foul-smelling; unwholesome

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monetary

pertaining to money

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marred

damaged; disfigured

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libel

defamatory statement; act of writing something that sears a person's character

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irretrievable

impossible to recover or regain; irreparable

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inopportune

untimely; poorly chosen

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incursion

temporary invasion

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impetus

incentive; stimulus; moving force

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herald

a person who conveys or announces official news; messenger; a person or thing that signals the beginning or approach of something

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gesticulation

motion; gesture

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foreclose

to take control of property because the buyers did not pay back the money borrowed to pay for it; to bar or rule out

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fancy

notion; whim; inclination

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evocative

tending to call up

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engender

cause; produce

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ductile

malleable; flexible; pliable

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discordant

not harmonious; conflicting

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denounce

condemn; criticize

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culminate

attain the highest point; climax

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consolidate

to join together to become more effective, to become stronger; to combine into a whole; unify

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commensurate

equal in extent

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cavalier

offhand or casual; haughty

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bombardment

attack with missile

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aversion

firm dislike

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apathy

lack of caring; indifference

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affected

artificial; pretended; assumed in order to impress

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wither

shrivel; decay

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versimilitude

appearance of truth; likelihood

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undisposed

not disposed of; not favorably inclined; not prepared

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tortuous

winding; full of curves

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tangible

able to be touched; real; palpable

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subdued

less intense; quieter

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spatial

relating to space

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seep

ooze; trickle