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etching

an engraving, a design or inscription into a hard surface, esp. printing

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extrude

force or push out

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flippant

lacking proper seriousness

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garish

over-bright in color; gaudy

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harbinger

forerunner

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impede

hinder; block; delay

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inchoate

recently begun; rudimentary; elementary

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infraction

violation (of a rule or regulation); breach

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invective

abuse

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lassitude

languor; weariness

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malcontent

person dissatisfied with existing state of affairs

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misconstrue

interpret correctly; misjudge

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nefarious

very wicked

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omnipotent

all-powerful

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panorama

an unbroken view of a wide area

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perplex

to bewilder; to confuse, mystify

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plumage

feathers of a bird

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prevaricate

lie

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provisional

tentative

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rapture

extreme pleasure and happiness; bliss; ecstasy

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remedial

curative; corrective

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retrospect

hindsight; looking backward

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scrutinize

examine closely and critically

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solemnity

seriousness; gravity

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striated

marked with parallel bands; grooved

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swelter

be oppressed by heat

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tinge

a slight trace or coloring

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unaccountable

inexplicable; unreasonable or mysterious

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variable

unstable; alterable; changing; shifting

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wanton

unrestrained; willfully malicious; unchaste

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adage

wise saying; proverb

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annex

attach; take possession of

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attenuate

make thin; weaken

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biennial

every two years

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cantankerous

ill humored; irritable

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clinch

to make final; to settle; embrace

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conjoin

to join or act together

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couplet

two successive lines of verse forming a unit in poetry

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delineate

portray; depict; delineation

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dilettante

aimless follower of the arts; amateur; dabbler

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divest

strip; deprive

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en masse

in a body as a whole; as a group

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ethereal

light; heavenly; unusually refined

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exuberance

overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness

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flora

plants of a region or era

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garner

to gather or store

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harbor

provide a refuge for; hide

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impediment

hindrance; stumbling-block

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incipient

beginning; in an early stage

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infringe

to cross established limits; encroach; trespass