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defunct

adj. having ceased to exist or lived

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circumscribe

v. to form or mark the limits of; to restrict or limit severely

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anarchy

n. the absence of government

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cornucopia

n. an abundance

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extant

adj. currently or actually existing

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vigilant

adj. alert and watchful, esp. for what is dangerous

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abstinence

n. the act of voluntarily doing without something

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brood

v. to be deep in thought; to think over moodily and at length

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chagrin

n. feeling of embarrassment because of failure or disappointment

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infamous

adj. having a bad reputation

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season

v. to make competent through experience; to accustom

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petulant

adj. impatient or irritable, esp. over a minor annoyance

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renege

to fail to carry out a promise

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hangar

n. a structure used for housing aircraft

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egregious

adj. outstanding for undesirable qualities; remarkably bad

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polyglot

n. one who speaks many languages

adj. speaking many languages

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acclimate

v. to make comfortable in a new environment; to adapt to

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incorrigible

adj. unable to be corrected or reformed

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frank

adj. open and sincere; straightforward

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lucrative

adj. producing wealth; profitable

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check

v. to restrain or block

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magnanimous

adj. generous; noble in mind

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protégé

n. one whose welfare, training, or career is promoted by another person

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pacify

v. to make peaceful; to restore calm

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insular

adj. narrow in outlook; provincial