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implore

beg

2

hoard

stockpile; accumulate for future use

3

gorge

stuff oneself

4

forte

strong point or special talent

5

feign

pretend

6

exclaim

cry out suddenly

7

ensemble

group of (supporting) planters; organic unity; costume

8

earthy

unrefined; coarse

9

disgruntle

make discontented

10

depravity

extreme corruption; wickedness

11

daunt

intimidate; frighten

12

constraint

compulsion; repression of feelings

13

complacency

self-satisfaction; smugness

14

cessation

stoppage

15

bracing

invigorating; energizing; stimulating; healthy and fresh

16

balk

foil or thwart; shop short; refuse to go on

17

arable

fit for growing crops

18

allegory

a symbolic story

19

yield

give in; surrender

20

vicarious

acting as a substitute; done by a deputy

21

ungainly

awkward; clumsy; unwieldy

22

tractable

docile; easily managed

23

tedium

the condition of being dull or wearisome; monotony; boredom

24

sporadic

occuring irregularly

25

serrated

having a saw-toothed edge

26

ruffian

bully; scoundrel

27

reprisal

retaliation

28

recidivism

habitual return to crime

29

putrid

foul; rotten; decayed

30

proletarian

member of the working class; blue collar person

31

potentate

monarch; sovereign

32

phraseology

choice of words

33

patriarch

father and ruler of a family or tribe

34

orgy

wild, drunken revelry; unrestrained indulgence in a tendency

35

nondescript

indistinctive; ordinary

36

mordant

sharply caustic, as wit; sarcastic

37

matriculate

enroll (in college or graduate school)

38

liquidation

a closing of one's business by collecting assets and settling all debts

39

jaunt

trip; short journey

40

insightful

discerning; perceptive

41

indigenous

native

42

implicit

understood but not stated

43

histrioinic

theatrical

44

gorge

small, steep-walled canyon

45

forsake

desert; abandon; renounce

46

fecundity

fertility; fruitfulness

47

excise

cut away; cut out

48

ensconce

settle comfortable

49

dwindle

shrink; reduce

50

disfigure

mar in beauty; spoil