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1

foreclose

to take control of property because the buyers did not pay back the money borrowed to pay for it; to bar or rule out

2

gesticulation

motion; gesture

3

herald

a person who conveys or announces official news; messenger; a person or thing that signals the beginning or approach of something

4

impetus

incentive; stimulus; moving force

5

incursion

temporary invasion

6

inopportune

untimely; poorly chosen

7

irretrievable

impossible to recover or regain; irreparable

8

libel

defamatory statement; act of writing something that sears a person's character

9

marred

damaged; disfigured

10

monetary

pertaining to money

11

noisome

foul-smelling; unwholesome

12

optimum

the most advantageous; the best in condition, degree or amount

13

paroxysm

fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage

14

petulant

touchy; peevish

15

pontificate

to act or speak arrogantly; to be conceived, overconfident, egotistical

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proficient

skillful; very good at something

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puritanical

having very strict standards of moral behavior; rigid; prudish

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rebuttal

refutation; response with contrary evidence

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replenish

fill up again

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riveting

absorbing; engrossing