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quotidian

commonplace; ordinary

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refurbish

renovate; make bright by polishing

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responsiveness

state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.

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sanguine

cheerful; hopeful

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skittish

nervous and easily frightened; jumpy

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steadfast

loyal; unswerving

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supercilious

arrogant; condescending; patronizing

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terminus

last stop of railroad

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trite

hackneyed; commonplace

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untenable

indefensible; not able to be maintained

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vogue

popular fashion

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accede

agree

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ambivalence

the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes

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ascertain

find out for certain

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boan

lament; express disapproval of

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butte

isolated hill or mountain with steep sides on a large plain

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cipher

nonentity; worthless person or thing

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confidant

trusted friend

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convoluted

coiled around; involved; intricate

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decrepit

worn out by age

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desultory

aimless; haphazard; digressing at random

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disproportionate

too great or too small when compared to something else; unbalanced

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elicit

draw out by discussion

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equanimity

calmness of temperament; composure

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expostulate

to express disagreement or complaint; to argue earnestly with someone

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filament

fine thread or fiber; threadlike structure within a light bulb

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frugal

penny-pinching; stingy; careful with money

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gruel

liquid food made by boiling oatmeal, etc, in milk or water

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immaterial

not likely to make a difference; irrelevant

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impunity

freedom from punishment or harm

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ineradicable

not able to be removed; impossible to wipe out of existence, memory

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interment

burial

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laceration

torn, ragged wound

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lull

soothe; cause one to relax one's guard; subside

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mesmerize

hypnotize

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muster

to collect or gather; the act of inspection or critical examination

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obtrude

push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; butt in;stick out or extrude

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oxymoron

a figure of speech in which two contradictory words are used together in a phrase; two words used together which have, or seem to have, opposite meanings

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peremptory

demanding and leaving no choice

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placate

pacify; conciliate

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prelate

church dignitary

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propulsive

driving forward

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rabid

like a fanatic; furious

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regurgitate

to cause to surge or rush back, vomit

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restitution

reparation; indemnification

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sap

diminish; undermine

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slander

defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements

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stem

check the flow

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superimpose

place over something else

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terse

concise; abrupt; pithy