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volition

act of making a conscious choice

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accentuate

emphasize; stress

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ameliorate

improve

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ascetic

practicing self-denial; austere

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bemuse

confused; lost in thought; preoccupied

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buttress

support; prop up

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circa

about; at an estimated historical time period

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confine

shut in; restrict

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convolution

a complexity of coils, twists, and folds

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decrepitude

state of collapse by illness or old age

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detraction

slandering; aspersion

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disputatious

argumentative; fond of arguing

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elocution

the art of public speaking

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equinox

period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autmn

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expropriate

take possession of

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filial

pertaining to a son or daugher

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frugality

thrift; economy

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grueling

exhausting

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imminent

near at hand; impending

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imputation

accusation; charge; reproach

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inert

inactive; lacking power to move

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interminable

endless

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lackadaisical

lacking energy and vitality; languid

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luminous

shining; issuing light

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metallurgical

pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores

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muster

gather; assemble

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obtrusive

noticeable in a way that is unpleasant or unwanted; aggressive and self-assertive; having a tendency to butt in where not welcome; meddlesome

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pacifist

one opposed to force; antimilitarist

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perennial

something that is continuing or recurrent

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placebo

harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill

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prelude

introduction; forerunner

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prosaic

dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact; factual

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rail

scold;rant

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rehabilitate

restore to proper condition

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restive

restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control

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sardonic

cynically mocking; sarcastic

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slapdash

haphazard; careless; sloppy

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stem from

arise from

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supersede

cause to be set aside; replace; make obsolete

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tether

tie with a rope

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truism

self-evident truth

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circa

about; at an estimated historical time period

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confine

shut in; restrict

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convolution

a complexity of coils, twists, and folds

45

decrepitude

state of collapse by illness or cold age

46

detraction

slandering; aspersion

47

disputatious

argumentative; fond of arguing

48

elocution

the art of public speaking

49

equinox

period of equal days and nights; the beginning of Spring and Autumn

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expropriate

take possession of

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filial

pertaining to a son or daughter

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frugality

thrift; economy

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grueling

exhausting

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imminent

near at hand; impending

55

imputation

accusation; charge; reproach

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inert

inactive; lacking power to move

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interminable

endless

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lackadaisical

lacking energy and vitality; languid

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luminous

shining; issuing light

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metallurgical

pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores

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muster

gather; assemble

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obtrusive

noticeable in a way that is unpleasant or unwanted; aggressive and self-assertive; having a tendency to butt in where not welcome; meddlesome

63

pacifist

one opposed to force; antimilitarist

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perennial

something that is continuing or recurrent

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placebo

harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill

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prelude

introduction; forerunner

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prosaic

dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact; factual

68

rail

scold; rant

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rehabilitate

restore to proper condition

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restive

restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control

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sardonic

cynically mocking; sarcastic

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slapdash

haphazard; careless; sloppy

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stem from

arise from

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supersede

cause to be set aside; replace; make obsolete

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tether

tie with a rope