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tractable

easily managed or controlled

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holistic

dealing with something as a whole rather than by its individual parts

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verdant

green

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promulgate

to make known by official announcement

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skeptical

tending to question or doubt

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forte

something at which a person excels

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harbinger

someone or something that indicates what is to come

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annul

to make void or invalid

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castigate

to criticize severely esp. in public

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oratory

public speaking

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conduit

a channel for conducting fluids

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bolster

to support or strengthen

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wont

accustomed

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recur

to repeat

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brook

to tolerate

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consecrate

to make or set apart as sacred

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espouse

to give loyalty or support

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dispose

to give a tendency or inclination to

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modicum

a small quantity

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composed

calm and self-possesed

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edifice

a building, architectural monument

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reserved

self-restrained and withdrawn in speech and debate

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transulent

letting light through

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endeavor

a serious attempt or effort

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glib

easy and fluent in conversation or writing

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subtle

not immediately obvious

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scurry

to move with light running steps

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rabble

a noisy crowd, the lowest

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tenuous

weak, thin

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glutton

one who eats too much

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frenetic

wildly excited or active

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forthright

direct and without evasion

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nominal

appearing in name only

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savant

a well-educated person

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coerce

to force by threat or intimidation

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prescient

knowing things before they occur

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concise

brief and to the point

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opaque

not letting in light

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excise

to remove by or as if by cutting

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dossier

a group of documents

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culminate

to reach the highest point

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allot

to distribute; to assign as a portion

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concundrum

a riddle or puzzle esp. one w/o a solution

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bevy

a group esp. of birds

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frowzy

having an uncared- for appearance

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diminution

a decrease or diminishing

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aplomb

self-assurance

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cower

to draw back of fear

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affable

friendly

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adversity

misfortune; trouble

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foliage

leaves

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perogative

an exclusive right or privilage

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capricious

erratic, tending to change abruptly

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unilateral

one-sided, unequal

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crax

an essential or pivotal point

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manuscript

book

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segue

an easy effective transition

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supple

easy to bend

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civil

observing accepted social customs

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callous

lacking pity or mercy

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procure

to obtain or aquire

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apprise

to inform or notify

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niche

a place or situation suited for a person or thing

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creed

a system of beliefs, principles, or ipnions

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discord

conflict or disagreement

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parameter

one set of measurable factors

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denomination

the name for a special class of persons

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abviate

to stop from occurring; to prevent or make unnecessary

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aggravate

to worsen

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forbidding

disagreeable, menacing

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improvise

to do without preparation

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proceeds

money derived from some activity

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hyperbole

exaggeration

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relentless

harsh, pitiless, persistent