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onset

beginning; attack

2

paragon

model for perfection

3

pertinacious

stubborn; persistent

4

poignant

moving, affecting, lamentable

5

privation

hardship; want

6

pseudonym

pen name

7

rave

overwhelmingly favorable review

8

remunerative

compensating; rewarding

9

reverberate

to cause a sound to re-echo

10

secede

to withdraw from a group or an alliance

11

somber

depressing; gloomy; dark

12

strut

supporting bar

13

synoptic

providing a general overview; summary

14

toil

hard and tiring work; labor; exhausting effort

15

uncanny

strange; mysterious

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veneer

thin layer; cover

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well-founded

based on solid evidence or good reason

18

adjunct

something added on or attached (generally nonessential or inferior)

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antecedents

preceding events

20

audit

examination of accounts

21

blasphemy

irreverence; sacrilege; cursing

22

cardinal

chief

23

coerce

to force someone by threatening or physically

24

connotation

suggested or implied meaning of an expression

25

credence

belief

26

demean

degrade, humiliate

27

disburse

to make payment in settlement; expend; distribute

28

doleful

sorrowful

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encumber

burden

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euphemism

mild expression in place of an unpleasant one

31

facetious

joking; humorous

32

foil

defeat; frustrate

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geniality

cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy

34

hazy

slightly obscure

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imperil

to put in danger, jeopardize

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incontrovertible

indisputable; not open to question

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ingrained

deeply established; firmly rooted

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invulnerable

incapable of injury

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lax

careless

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malleable

capable of being shaped by pounding; impressionable

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mitigate

appease; moderate

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neurotic

characteristic of or having mental disorders

43

onus

burden; responsibility

44

parallel

a comparison between two things

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pertinent

to the point; relevant

46

polarize

split into opposite extremes or camps

47

probity

morality, integrity, uprightness, honesty

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psyche

soul; mind

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ravenous

extremely hungry

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render

deliver; provide; represent