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indefinite

not clear or certain in meaning or details; vague

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summation

summary

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pell-mell

in a confused and hurried way

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petite

having a small and thin body

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passivity

passive

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decipher

interpret secret code; to find the meaning of

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cue

something that indicates the nature of what you are seeing, hearing, etc.

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lure

a decoy, snare, an attraction, enticement, allure

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panting

to breathe hard and quickly

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doctrinaire

unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding

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exuberance

very lively, happy, or energy and enthusiasm

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rife

very plentiful; abundant

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epilogue

short concluding section to a literary work or a play; often a summary

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nomenclature

terminology; system of names

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fabled

told about in old stories

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juncture

crisis; joining point

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upheld

to support or defend

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constitute

to make up or form something

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skirmish

minor fight

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pandemic

widespread; affecting the majority of people

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psyche

the soul, mind, or personality of a person or group

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unwitting

unintentional; not knowing

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idealist

the attitude of a person who believes that it is possible to live according to very high standards of behavior and honesty

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epitaph

something written or said in memory of a dead person; words written on a gravestone

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interlude

a period or event that comes between two others; a pause or space; interval

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chagrin

vexation; disappointment

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anchor

to be the strongest and most important part of

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aback

by surprise

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deference

a way of behaving that shows respect for someone or something

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incubate

to keep in the proper conditions for development

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martyr

a person who suffers greatly from something

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prospect

the possibility that something will happen in the future

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tenure

the holding of an office; time during which such an office is held

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flabbergasted

astounded; astonished; overcome with surprise

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at once

at the same time

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allude

refer indirectly

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splendor

great and impressive beauty

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indiscernible

impossible to see, hear, or know clearly

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in abeyance

in a temporary state of being stopped

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acquit

to decide officially someone is not guilty of a particular crime; to free from an obligation

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indominable

impossible to defeat or discourage

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iconoclast

a person who criticizes or opposes beliefs and practices that are widely accepted

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oscillate

to keep changing from one belief, feeling, condition, etc. to an opposite one

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facile

too simple; not showing enough thought or effort

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repository

storehouse

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bedlam

noise and confusion

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extrapolate

to deduce; to infer

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foster

rear; encourage

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quotidian

ordinary or very common

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slander

defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements

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rationalize

to think about or describe in a way that explains it and makes it seem proper, more attractive, etc.

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ream

informal; a large amount of writing

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account for

to give a reason or explanation for

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lucrative

producing money or wealth; profitable

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idealize

to think of or represent as being perfect

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distress

to worry or upset

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clump

cluster or close group; mass; sound of heavy treading

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conjugation

the way a verb changes form to show number, person, tense, etc.; the way a verb is conjugated

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graze

to feed on growing grasses and herbage

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benevolent

generous; charitable

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revelation

a usually secret or surprising fact that is made known

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fractious

causing trouble; hard to manage or control

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inattentive

failure to carefully think about, listen to, or watch someone or something; lack of attention

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strategem

deceptive scheme

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reputable

respected and trusted by most people

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servile

very obedient and trying too hard to please someone

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sanction (v)

to officially accept or allow

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misconstrue

interpret incorrectly; misjudge

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saboteur

one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property

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badger

pester; annoy

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gross

very obvious or noticeable

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gamut

a range or series of related things

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somber

depressing; gloomy; dark

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unpalatable

distasteful; disagreeable

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behoove

to be necessary or proper for

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continuum

a continuous whole without clear division into parts

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oversimplify

to describe in a way that does not include all the facts and details and that causes misunderstanding

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voluptuous

giving pleasure to the senses

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gist

essence

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resent

to be angry or upset about

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duplicity

dishonest behavior that is meant to trick someone

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defiance

a refusal to obey something or someone

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topical

relating to current news or events; dealing with things that are important, popular, etc., right now

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agenda

a list of things to be considered or done

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stake

to risk the loss of

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furlough

leave of absence; vacation granted a soldier or civil servant

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discontent

a feeling of unhappiness or disapproval; a lack of contentment

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captious

quick to point out faults; critical

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untidy

not neat or clean

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perch

to sit on or be on something high or on something which it is easy to fall

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shrewd

having or showing an ability to understand things and to make good judgments; mentally sharp or clever

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repeal

revoke; annul; to officially make no longer valid

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obdurate

stubborn