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truism

self-evident truth

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unwarranted

unjustified; groundless; undeserved

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voluble

fluent; glib; talkative

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acclaim

applaud; announce with great approval

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amenable

readily managed; willing to be led

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ascribe

refer; attribute; assign

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benchmark

a point of reference; a standard by which to measure; a criterion

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Byzantine

difficult to understand and complicated; characterized by the architectural style of the Byzantine Empire

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cicuitous

roundabout

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conflagration

great fire

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corollary

consequence; accompaniment

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decry

express strong disapproval of; disparage

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deviate

turn away from (a principle, norm); depart, diverge

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disquiet

make uneasy or anxious

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eloquence

expressiveness; persuasive speech

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equitable

fair

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expunge

cancel; remove

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finale

conclusion

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fruitful

producing good results; successful; productive

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guild

a group of people united with a common goal

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immobility

state of being unable to move

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inadvertent

done or happening unintentionally; not planned; inattentive, or resulting from inattention

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inexorable

relentless; unyielding; implacable

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intermittent

periodic; on and off

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lackadaisical

lacking purpose or zest; halfhearted; languid

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lure

a decoy, snare, an attraction, enticement, allure

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metamorphosis

change of form; major transformation

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musty

stale; spoiled by age

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obtuse

blunt; stupid

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palatable

agreeable; pleasing to the taste

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perforate

pierce; put a hole through

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placid

peaceful; calm

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premeditate

plan in advance

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proscribe

ostracize; banish; outlaw

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ramble

wander aimlessly (physically or mentally)

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reimburse

repay

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resumption

taking up again; recommencement

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satellite

small body revolving around a larger one

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slight

insult to one;s dignity

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sterile

uncontaminated; pure; infertile

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supplant

to take the place of

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thematic

relating to a unifying motif or idea

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truncate

cut the top off

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unwieldy

awkward; cumbersome; unmanageable

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voluminous

bulky; large

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accord

agreement

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amiss

wrong; faulty

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askew

crookedly; slanted; at an angle

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benevolent

generous; charitable

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cabal

small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests