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Gale

A strong wind

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Assuage p

To lessen pain or distress

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Adjacent

Adjoining, next to

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Gala

Characterized festivity

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Mediate

To resolve

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Empathy

Ability to understand and identify with another's feelings and emotions

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Skeptical

Tending to question or doubt

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Veneer

An attractive, ultimately misleading outward show, thin layers

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Illuminate

To light up

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Fluent

Easy, graceful

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Cascade

A waterfall or series of small waterfalls, a succession of stages

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Curb

To restrain or control

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Civic

Pertaining to a city or citizen

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Binge

A period of uncontrolled self indulgence

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Pittance

A small amount, esp of money

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Dilemma

A situation in which one must choose between two equally bad alternatives

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Lair

The dwelling of a wild animal

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Qualify

To modify, limit, or restrict by giving exceptions

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Determinate

Having exact limits, final, firm in purpose

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Anecdote

A bread story, often humorous

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Paramount

Supreme, ranking higher than others in power

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Voluntary

Willing, unforced

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Refuge

A shelter or sanctuary

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Balmy

Soothing, mild, pleasant

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Counterintuitive

Contrary to intuition or common sense

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Replicate

To copy, reproduce, or repeat

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Fluctuate

To move Back and forth or up or down, unpredictably

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Empirical

Based on experience rather than theory

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Disconcert

To make confused or uneasy

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Levity

Lack of seriousness

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Belittle

To out down, to speak of contemptuously

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Efface

To run out as from a surface, to erase

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Gambol

To leap out playfully

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Suave

Effortlessly smooth and courteous

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Hallowed

Made or set apart as holy

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Pejorative

Downgrading, demeaning

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Undaunted

Not faltering or hesitating because of fear or discouragement

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Recapitulate

To summarize or paraphrase

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Effect

To bring about

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Ample

Enough or more than enough; plentiful

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Laconic

Brief in speech; using few words

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Chasten

To correct by punishment

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Converse

To engage in spoken exchange of ideas

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Impede

To obstruct, get in the way

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Ostensible

Outwardly appearing as such

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Nostalgia

General longing for the past or to return home

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Loquacious

Very talkative

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Kindred

Related or similar in origin or nature

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Tenable

Able to be maintained in argument, rationally defensible

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Pedestrian

Ordinary, commonplace

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Pecuniary

Of or involving money

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Precipice

A cliff, the edge of a dangerous situation

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Garnish

To decorate, adorn

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Insight

The power to sense or understand something

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Offhand

Without preparation or forethought

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Nebulous

Unclear, vague

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Negligible

Of little value or importance

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Liaison

A communication between different groups

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Inveigle

To obtain by flattery

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Capitulate

To surrender under specific conditions, to give up all resistance

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Fete

Lavish entertainment, a festival

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Jaundice

Prejudice, bias, a yellowish discoloration of the skin

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Bacchanalian

Characterized by riotous, drunken partying

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Nettle

To bother or irritate

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Cite

To refer to it quote

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Chastise

To punish by beating, to scr it condemn sharply

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Maxim

A short saying expressing a general principle

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Deploy

To station or assemble troops or forces in position

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Perceptive

Capable of quickly understanding

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Reprieve

To postpone or cancel punishment

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Nativity

Birth

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Grandiose

Impressive, imposing, showy

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Bewitch

To put a spell on

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Profligate

Immorally wasteful

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Knack

A specific talent for doing something

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Myriad

An indefinitely large number

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Consternation

A sudden feeling of anxiety, shock or confusion

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Clarify

To make clear or easier to understand

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Envelop

To enclose or surround

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Dispense

To administer, distribute

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Discrepancy

Lack of agreement; difference

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Tutelage

The capacity or activity of a guardian or tutor

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Concerted

Planned or accomplished together

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Scion

An hear or a descendant

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Harangue

A long pompous speech, a speech or piece of writing expressing strong emotion

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Loathe

Unwilling, reluctant

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Rebut

To refute

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Buffet

To knock about ; to push or force roughly

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Encore

Again, once more; a second performance

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Mandate

A command; an order

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Frolic

To behave playfully and without inhibition

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Overt

Open, not hidden

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Feign

To pretend, to fake

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Verve

Energy in movement

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Coup

A clever, sudden act or maneuver

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Expedite

To speed up

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Valor

Marked courage or bravery

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Polyglot

One who speaks many languages

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Incredulous

Disbelieving, skeptical

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Artifact

An object produced by a human work

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Seminal

Original and inspiring further similar efforts

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Ambiguous

Having more than one possible interpretation, vague

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Discern

To perceive and understand so as to make distinctions

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Provocative

Tending to stimulate by making one interested or angry

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Influx

A mass arrival

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Terrestrial

Relating to the earth

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Vehement

Forceful, furious

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Narcissistic

Excessively interested in ones own appearance

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Tangible

Able to be touched or treated as real

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Exemplary

Worthy to serve as a model

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Malign

To talk badly of something or someone

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Preeminent

Superior in status or fame to all

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Prominent

Noticeable, widely known

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Conflate

To bring together, to merge into a composite whole

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Prone

Tending or likely to do something; lying face down

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Modest

Limited in amount, extent

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Milestone

An important event

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Attain

To reach, get, or accomplish

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Tenuous

weak or thin

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Recidivist

One who returns to criminal habits

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Colt

A young male horse

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Elated

In high spirits, joyful

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Languid

Sluggish, lacking energy

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Adept

Very skilled

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Lofty

Very high and noble

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Vie

To compete