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ambidextrous

capable of using either hand with equal ease

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artisan

manually skilled worker; craftsman, as opposed to artist

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bellicose

warlike

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burgeon

grow forth; send out buds

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chronic

long established as a disease

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conducive

contributive; tending to

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convene

assemble

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decoeum

propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners

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despot

tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler

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dispirited

lacking in spirit

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elation

a feeling of condition of elevated spirits; great joy

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epitome

perfect example or embodiment

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expiate

make amends for

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fidelity

loyalty

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frigid

intensely cold

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grovel

crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate

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imbue

to fill with a certain quality or feeling; to inspire or permeate, as with an idea or emotion; deeply influence

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impudent

bold, impertinent, rude, insolent

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inept

lacking skill; unsuited; incompetent

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interloper

intruder; unwanted meddler

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labyrinth

maze

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lugubrious

mournful

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menial

suitable for servants; lowly; mean

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mushroom

expand or grow rapidly

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obstinate

stubborn, unyielding, inflexible, unbending, self-willed

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overture

an approach made to someone in order to discuss or establish something; an opening gesture, as for initiating a relationship or other interaction; an intro to a music work

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percussion

striking one object against another sharply

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pittance

a small allowance or wage

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pregnant

filled with meaning that has not been expressed; significant; having young developing in the uterus

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proprietary

belonging to a proprietor; characteristic of an owner of property

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quizzical

teasing; bantering; mocking; curious

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refractory

stubborn; unmanageable

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resplendent

brilliant; filled with splendor; radiant; shining

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sanctuary

refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place

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skirmish

minor fight

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staunch

to stop the flow of liquid, esp. blood

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sumptuous

lavish; rich

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tepid

lukewarm

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trifling

trivial; unimportant

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unsung

unrecognized; uncelebrated; not praised or acclaimed

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vivify

to give a lift; animate; quicken

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abstruse

obscure; profound; difficult to understand

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ambience

environment; atmosphere

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ascent

the act of ascending, rising or going up

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belligerent

quarrelsome

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burlesque

give an imitation that ridicules

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cipher

secret code

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confer

to give, grant, or bestow

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convivial

festive; gay; characterized by joviality

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decree

an order having the force of law