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headstrong

adj. determined to have one's own way; stubbornly willful

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euphony

n. pleasing sound, esp. of words

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vortex

n. a flow of fluid around an axis, like a whirlpool

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aviary

n. a large enclosure for keeping birds

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incipient

adj. beginning to appear or be noticed

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medley

n. a mixture; an arrangement of songs performed together

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amenity

n. pleasantness; something increasing comfort

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acrid

adj. harsh; sarcastic; bitter to the taste

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infatuated

adj. experiencing an unreasonable passion or attraction

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parched

adj. very thirsty; dried up because of the heat

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affluence

n. wealth

12

spat

n. a small argument or dispute

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reminisce

v. to recall the past, esp. fondly

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keen

adj. having a sharp edge; perceptive

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verbatim

adj. word for word

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pompous

adj. characterized by excessive self-importance or exaggerated dignity

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pithy

adj. relating to the central part of something; economically phrased

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methodical

adj. done in an orderly, systematic way

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obfuscate

v. to make difficult to understand; to make indistinct

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desist

v. to cease; stop

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penchant

n. a strong liking

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fastidious

adj. showing or acting with careful attention to detail; not easy to please; very critical or discriminating

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malaise

n. a vague feeling of physical discomfort or uneasiness

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sporadic

adj. occurring irregularly

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concave

adj. hollowed out; curved inward