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pagan

not Christian, Moslem, or Jewish; pre-Christian; heathen

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titillation

excitement, stimulation, often superficial

3

noncombustible

not capable of igniting and burning; unexciting

4

tactile

related to the sense of touch

5

rationalize

to offer a self-serving but incorrect reason

6

exhalation

an emission of air or vapor

7

morgue

a place where dead bodies are kept until final arrangements are made

8

teem

to be full of things; to swarm

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cadence

rhythmic; expressive

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patronage

support; attendance

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suffuse

to spread through or over

12

dentifrice

toothpaste or tooth powder

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strew

to spread; to scatter

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intuitively

through the senses rather than rational thought

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profusion

plentiful amount

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skepticism

a doubting or questioning attitude

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insidious

spreading harm slowly and secretly; treacherous

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linguist

a language specialist

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complementing

going well together

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welter

a confused mass; a jumble

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trifle

a small amount; a little bit