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Adulate

V. To flatter in a servile way

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Awry

Adj. turned or twisted out of place

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Browbeat

V. To intimidate or discourage by being overbearing or domineering

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Diocesan

Adj. related to the area or churches under a bishop's jurisdiction

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Disavow

V. To disclaim knowledge of, responsibility for, or association with

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Discomfit

V. To disconcert; to upset or make uneasy

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Discommode

V. To trouble or cause inconvenience

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Drudgery

N. uninspiring and fatiguing work

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Ecumenical

Adj. universal; promoting worldwide christian cooperation

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Equipoise

N. a state of equilibrium

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Furtive

Adj. deceptively secret or sly

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Martinet

N. a person who is strictly disciplined and adherent to forms

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Pertinent

Adj. relevant

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Portentous

Adj. arousing amazement; being an important or serious matter; ominous

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Squander

V. To spend foolishly; to scatter

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Verve

N. energy or vitality; the spirit of enthusiasm

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Abscond

V. To leave

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Curtail

V. To shorten

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Disaffected

Adj. Feeling discontent against authority

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Elucidate

V. To make known, make clear

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Fervid

Adj. Passionate

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Mirth

Adj. Happiness, gaiety expressed with laughter

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Pertinacity

Adj. adhering

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Purvey

V. To supply provisions or materials

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Ribald

Adj. Offensive; indecent humor

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Servile

Adj. Obedient, quiet

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Steadfast

Adj. Immovable; loyal and unchanging

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Virulent

Adj. Being able to cause diseases by breaking down bodily defense mechanism; malignant