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rife

abundant; current

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repertoire

list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present

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rebut

refute evidence or argument, to contradict, to prove to be false

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purist

someone who strictly observes traditions or conventions

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proffer

put before a person for acceptance, offer

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ponderous

weighty; unwieldy

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petulant

ill-humored, irritable, cranky

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parochial

narrow in outlook; provincial; related to parishes

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opportunist

individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances

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nocturnal

done at night

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monastic

related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns

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marquee

canopy above an entrance, under which one can take shelter; roof like shelter above a theater entrance

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lexicon

dictionary

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irresolute

uncertain how to act; weak

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innuendo

hint; insinuation

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incur

bring upon oneself

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impetuous

without much though; sudden and impulsive; rash

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heirloom

family possession handed down from generation to generation

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gesticulate

to make gestures with the hands

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foreboding

premonition of evil

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falter

hesitate

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evince

show clearly

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enfranchise

to admit to the rights of citizenship

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dubious

questionable; filled with doubt

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discord

conflict; lick of harmony

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denote

to represent; to mark; to indicate

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cryptic

mysterious; hidden; secret

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consign

deliver officially; entrust; set apart

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collusion

conspiring in a fraudulent scheme

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caustic

burning; sarcastically biting

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bombard

to assail vigorously

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avant-garde

describing the advanced group in any field, esp. the arts; dealing in experimental methods

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antithesis

contrast; direct opposite of or to

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affable

easily approachable; warmly friendly

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withdraw

introverted; remoted

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verge

border; edge

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underwrite

to insure; to assume financial responsibility; to subsidize

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torso

trunk of statue with head and limbs missing; human trunk

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tangential

peripheral; only slightly connected; digressing

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subdue

to conquer; overcome; get the better of

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spate

sudden floor or strong outburst; a large number or amount

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seemly

proper; appropriate

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ribald

wanton; profane

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repercussion

result or impact (of an event, etc.); reverberation

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rebuke

scold harshly; criticize severely

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purge

remove or get rid of something unwanted; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purity

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profane

violate; desecrate; treat unworthily

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ponderous

burdensome, awkward, cumbersome

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pesky

annoying; disagreeable

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parley

a conference, especially between enemies