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outstrip

surpass; outdo

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penitent

repentant

3

pique

provoke or arouse; annoy

4

predispose

give an inclination toward; make susceptible to

5

propitious

marked by favorable signs or conditions, opportune, well-timed

6

quiver

tremble; shake

7

redress

remedy; compensation

8

resolution

determination; resolve

9

salutary

wholesome, healthful, remedial

10

singular

unique; extraordinary; odd

11

static

unchanging; lacking development

12

sully

tarnish; soil

13

tentative

hesitant; not fully worked out or developed; experimental; not definite or positive

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trenchant

forceful and vigorous; cutting

15

unsavory

unpleasant in taste or smell; distasteful

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viscosity

thickness, stickiness

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abstain

refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice

18

amass

collect

19

articulate

effective; distinct

20

belie

contradict; give a false impression

21

bungalow

small cottage

22

chisel

swindle or cheat

23

condole

express sympathetic sorrow

24

contumely

contemptuous rudeness; arrogance; an insulting act or commitment

25

declaim

to recite a speech, usually in a pompous or dramatic way

26

despoil

strip of valuables; rob

27

dispel

scatter; drive away; cause to vanish

28

egregious

notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking

29

epitaph

inscription in memory of a dead person

30

expedite

hasten

31

fibrous

containing or relating to fibers

32

fret

to be annoyed or vexed

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grotesque

fantastic; comically hideous

34

ignominy

deep disgrace; shame or dishonor

35

imprudent

lacking caution; injudicious

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ineffectual

not effective; weak

37

interim

mesntime

38

kudos

honor; glory; praise

39

lucre

monetary reward or gain; money

40

mendacious

lying; haitually

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murky

dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague

42

obsess

to haunt the mind to an abnormal degree

43

overbearing

bossy and arrogant; decisively important

44

pensive

dreamily thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative

45

pithy

brief, forceful and meaningful in expression; concise

46

preempt

head off; forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself; supplant

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propitious

favorable; fortunate; advantageous

48

quiver

case for arrows

49

referendum

a vote in which all the people in a country or an area decide on an important question

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resound

reverberate, echo, vibrate, to ring