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illustrious

very famous, outstanding

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incident

something that happens in real life or in a story; often of little importance

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inherit

to receive something from after that person's death to receive, as part one's physical or mental make up from one's parents

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latitude

the distance north or south of the equator, measured in degrees;freedom from strict rules

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loath

unwilling; reluctant

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maintain

to declare something to be true;to continue in the same way or condition; to keep in the same way or condition

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renovate

to make like new again

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reprimand

to scold in a harsh or formal manner; a strong scolding from someone in authority

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supervise

to direct or manage activities

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addict

a person with a very strong desirefor something that is habit forming and somethimes harmful

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aspire

to have a strong desire to get or do something

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bias

a preference that prevents one from being impartial

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blatant

very obvious in an offensive or shameful way

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candid

ut holding back unpleasant truths

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confront

to stand up to, to face boldly

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debut

a first public appearance

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enroll

to sign up to be a member of some group of activity

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fluster

to make nervous, embarrassed, or confused

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impunity

freedom from being harmed or punished

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intensify

to increase, strengthen or deepen

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intimidate

to frighten, especially by threatening someone

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obnoxious

very unpleasant; disgusting

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retort

to answer especially in a quick or clever way

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adequate

enough, sufficient

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administer

to manage or direct, to give out as treatment or assistance

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agitate

to disturb or upset; to move with irregular, fast, or violent motion

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capitulate

to give in; to surrender

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citrus

a fruit like a lemon or lime; a tree that produces lemons or limes

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disrupt

to break up the orderly course of; to interrupt, to bring to a temporary halt

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hovel

an unpleasant, cramped and dilapidated place to live

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illiterate

unable to read or wite

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indifferent

not caring about; passable

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menial

of or relating to low level work

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permanent

lasting or expected to last for a long time

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respite

a period of rest; a pause

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strenuous

needing much work or effort; very active; vigorous

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toil

to work long or hard; to make one's way with difficulty; hard and tiring labor

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urgent

needing quick action or attention