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composure

mental calmness

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contiguous

adjacent to; touching upon

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debacle

sudden downfall; complete disaster

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depredation

plundering

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dislodge

remove (forcibly)

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eclectic

composed of elements drawn from disparate sources

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entitlement

right to claim something; right to benefits

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exegesis

explanation; interpretation, especialy of a biblical text

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ferment

agitation; commotion

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founder

fail completely; sink

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grandiloquent

attempting to impress with big words or grand gestures

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hone

sharpen

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importune

beg persistently

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indiscriminate

choosing at random; confused

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instigate

urge; start; provoke

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jovial

good-natured; merry

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loath

reluctant; disinclined

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mawkish

mushy and gushy; sentimental

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mosaic

picture made of colorful small inlaid tiles

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novelty

something new; newness

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firm

not likely to be changed

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abolish

to officially end or stop

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advocate

to support or argue for

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defy

to go against

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vie

to compete with others to win something

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collegiate

of or relating to a college

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uncouth

not polite

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disquieting

to make worried or nervous

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beguile

to trick or deceive

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weary

tired