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gloat

to show in an improper or selfish way that you are happy with your own success or another person's failure

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despair

the feeling of no longer having any hope

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plagiarize

to use the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own words or ideas

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proliferate

to increase in number or amount quickly

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dillapidated

in very bad condition because of age or lack of care

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ostensible

seeming or said to be true or real but very possibly not true or real

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salient

very important or noticeable

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incontrovertible

not able to be doubted or questioned; indisputable

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interlude

a period of time between events or activities

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anecdote

a short story about an interesting or funny event or occurrence

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derisive

the feeling that people express when they criticize and laugh at someone or something in an insulting way

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constituent

any one of the people who live and vote in an area; a member of a constituency

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tangible

easily seen or recognized

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feasible

possible to do

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concrete

a hard, strong material that is used for building and made by mixing cement, sand, and broken rocks with water

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plausible

possibly true; believable or realistic

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interdisciplinary

involving two or more academic, scientific, or artistic areas of knowledge; involving two or more disciplines

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encompass

to including something as part

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heckle

to interrupt someone by shouting annoying or rude comments or questions

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unnerving

to make someone feel afraid or upset and unable to think clearly

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intricacy

the quality or state of being complex or having many parts; the quality or state of being intricate

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enervate

to make very weak or tired

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embolden

to make someone more confident

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nominal

existing as something in name only; not actual or real

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voluble

talking a lot in an energetic and rapid way

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presumptuous

too confident especially in a way that is rude

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reticent

not willing to tell people about things

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penitent

feeling or showing sorrow and regret because you have done something wrong

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tenacious

not easily stopped or pulled apart; firm or strong

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astray

off the right path or route

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tumultuous

loud, excited, and emotional

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upheaval

a major change or period of change that causes a lot of conflict, confusion, anger, etc.

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bohemian

a person who does not follow society's accepted rules of behavior

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artifice

dishonest or insincere behavior or speech that is meant to deceive someone

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frail

having less than a normal amount of strength or force; very weak

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ridden

filled with or containing something unpleasant or unwanted

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frill

something that is added but is not necessary

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ruffle

to make someone irritated, annoyed, worried, etc.

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sway

to move slowly back and forth

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poignant

causing a strong feeling of sadness

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affirm

to say that something is true in a confident way

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delineate

to clearly show or describe something

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tentative

not done with confidence; uncertain and hesitant

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pious

deeply religious; devoted to a particular religion

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renounce

to say especially in a formal or official way that you will no longer have or accept; to formally give up something

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austerity

a simple and plain quality; an austere quality

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anvil

a heavy iron block on which heated metal is shaped by hitting it with a hammer

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writhe

to twist your body from side to side

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puffery

undue or exaggerated praise

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regimented

to organize and control something strictly

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repatee

a quick, witty reply

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dire

very bad; causing great fear or worry

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persecution

to treat someone cruelly or unfairly especially because of race or religious or political beliefs

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apologist

a person who defends or supports something that is being criticized or attacked by other people

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sojourn

a temporary stay

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benefactor

someone who helps another person, group, etc., by giving money

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protege

a young person who is taught and helped by someone who has a lot of knowledge and experience

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magnate

a person who has great wealth and power in a particular business or industry

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prevaricate

to avoid telling the truth by not directly answering a question

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raconteur

someone who is good at telling stories

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dilettante

a person whose interest in an art or in an area of knowledge is not very deep or serious

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malignant

very serious and dangerous

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ferocity

very fierce or violent quality

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contentious

likely to cause people to argue or disagree

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precocious

having or showing the qualities or abilities of an adult at an unusually early age

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sinuous

having many twists and turns

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belligerent

angry and aggressive; feeling or showing readiness to fight

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deferential

a way of behaving that shows respect for someone or something

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defame

to hurt the reputation of someone or something especially by saying things that are false or unfair

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adamant

not willing to change an opinion or decision; very determined

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hearsay

something heard from another person; something that you have been told

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heed

to pay attention to advice, a warning, etc.

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fortitude

mental strength and courage that allows someone to face danger, pain, etc.

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vindication

to show that someone should not be blamed for a crime, mistake, etc.; to show that someone is not guilty

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reprimand

to speak in an angry and critical way to someone who has done something wrong, disobeyed an order, etc.

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subvert

to make something weaker or less effective

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belabor

to talk about something for too long; to repeat or stress something too much or too often

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deleterious

damaging or harmful

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antiquated

very old and no longer useful, popular, or accepted; very old-fashioned or obsolete

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laud

to praise someone or something

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resuscitate

to bring someone who is unconscious, not breathing, or close to death back to a conscious or active state again

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flout

to break or ignore a law, rule without hiding what you are doing or showing fear or shame

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propound

to suggest an idea, theory to a present or group of people to consider; propose

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cleave

to split something by hitting it with something heavy and sharp

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eschew

to avoid something especially because you do not think it is right, proper, etc.

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adhere

to stick to something; to attach firmly to something

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amorphous

having no definite or clear shape or form

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indelible

impossible to remove or forget

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ineffable

too great, powerful, beautiful, etc., to be described or expressed

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innocuous

not likely to bother or offend anyone; inoffensive

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inscrutable

difficult to understand; causing people to feel curious or confused

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lass

a girl or young woman

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bleak

not hopeful or encouraging

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allure

power to attract; a quality that attracts people

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slate

to arrange or plan for something to happen, someone to be chosen, etc.

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punctuate

to interrupt or occur in something repeatedly

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lurid

causing shock or disgust

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idyllic

very peaceful, happy, and enjoyable

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nebulous

not clear; difficult to see, understand, describe, etc.