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1

melee

a situation that is confused and not under control; a confused mingling or turmoil; free-for-all

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mundane

worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday

3

expansive

outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive

4

fetter

shackle

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frenzied

madly excited

6

grill

question severely

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idiosyncrasy

individual trait, usually odd in nature; eccentricity

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impropriety

improperness; unsuitableness

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indulgent

humoring; yielding; lenietn

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insurmountable

overwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable

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kindle

start a fire; inspire

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loquacious

talkative

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mellifluous

sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious

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munificent

very generous

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oblivious

inattentive or unmindful; wholly absorbed

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outskirts

fringes; outer borders

17

penance

act done in repentance for a wrongdoing

18

piquant

pungent or sharp in taste or flavor, tart

19

predilection

partiality; preference

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prophetic

foretelling the future

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quintessential

being the most perfect or typical example of something

22

redolent

fragrant; odorous; suggestive of an odor

23

resilient

elastic; having the power of springing back

24

sally

a sudden onslaught; an excursion or expedition; a clever rejoinder

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simulate

feign

26

stanza

division of a poem

27

suffragist

advocate of voting rights

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tender

offer; extend

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treatise

article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly

30

unravel

disentangle; solve

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visceral

felt in one's inner organs

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abrasive

rubbing away; tending to grind down

33

amalgam

fusion; compound; a blend of different things

34

arousal

awakening; provocation

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belabor

explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; attack verbally

36

buffoonery

clowning

37

chide

scold

38

concur

agree

39

contrived

forced; artificial; not spontaneous

40

decimate

kill, usually one out of ten

41

desolate

unpopulated

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disparity

difference; condition of inequality

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effusive

pouring forth; gushing

44

epilogue

short concluding section to a literary work or a play; often a summary

45

expatriate

exile; someone who was withdrawn from his native land

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fiasco

total failure

47

frenzy

state of extreme excitement, confusion or agitation

48

grimace

a facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc.

49

idyllic

charming in a rustic way; naturally peaceful

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improvident

lacking prudent foresight, careless, wasteful