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Emulate (v)

Imitate with an effort to surpass

The son sought to emulate his father as a concert violinist.

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Plenitude (n)

Fullness in quantity, measure, or degree

There was a plenitude of sunlight in the room.

3

Rectitude (n)

Rightness of principle or conduct, moral virtue

They were impressed by the rectitude of the judge; he refused to accept bribes.

4

Immolate (v)

To offer as a sacrifice by fire

The Aztecs were known to immolate young women.

5

Indurate (v)

To make hard

Cold has indurated the soil of Siberia.

6

Litigate (v)

To make the subject of a lawsuit

The men chose to litigate their dispute in a court of law.

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Stipulate (v)

To include in the terms of an agreement

Disarmament was stipulated in the peace treaty.

8

Twain (n)

Two

The tree was sawn in twain.

9

Impute (v)

To attribute or ascribe to a person

Jesus imputes righteousness to us.

10

Confute (v)

To prove to be false

A debate is meant to confute one's opponent.

11

Deject (v)

To cast down

He was dejected after his failures.

12

Foal (n)

A baby horse

The mare gave birth to a foal.

13

Throve (v)

Past tense of thrive: to prosper or be successful

The village thrived until it was invaded.

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Quaint (adj)

Having old fashioned charm

The house was very quaint in its antiquity.

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Abash (v)

To shame or embarrass

He abashed his opponent by belittling him.