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propriety

behavior that is accepted as socially or morally correct and proper

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veracity

truth or accuracy

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eulogize

to say or write good things about; to praise in a eulogy

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timorous

easily frightened; fearful

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archaic

old and no longer used

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enrapture

to fill with delight

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overwrought

very excited or upset

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infectious

capable of being easily spread to other people

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equivocal

having two or more possible meanings

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innards

the internal organs of a person or an animal

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fluster

to make nervous and confused

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nonplussed

so surprised or confused by something that you do not know what to say, think, or do; perplexed

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imperturbable

very calm; very hard to disturb or upset

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ruffle

to make irritated, annoyed, worried, etc.

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unflappable

not easily upset; unusually calm in difficult situations

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becalm

to deprive of the wind necessary to move it; subject to a calm

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stalwart

very loyal and dedicated

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cavort

to jump or more around in a lively manner

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empiricism

the practice of basing ideas and theories on testing and experience

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doodles

to draw something without thinking about what you are doing

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daunting

tending to make people afraid or less confident; very difficult to do or deal with

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abominable

vey bad or unpleasant

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belie

to give a false idea of something

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render

to cause to be in a specified condition

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defile

to take away or ruin the purity, honor, or goodness of

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deploy

to organize and send out to be used for a particular purpose

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retiring

quiet and shy

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impunity

freedom from punishment, harm, or loss

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celerity

swiftness; speed

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equanimity

calm emotions when dealing with problems or pressure

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presumptuous

too confident especially in a way that is rude

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didactic

designed or intended to teach people something

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plangent

resounding loudly, especially with a plaintive sound, as a bell

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archaic

old and no longer used

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insipid

not interesting or exciting; dull or boring

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figment

something produced by the imagination

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purveyor

a person or business that sells or provides something

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vestige

the last small part that remains of something that existed before; trace

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harbinger

something that shows what is coming

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mischievous

causing or tending to cause annoyance or minor harm or damage

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endearing

to cause to be loved or admired by

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register

to be recognized or remembered

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record

to state or indicate

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snide

unkind or insulting in an indirect way

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elated

very happy and excited

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apprehension

fear that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen

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abject

extremely bad or severe

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furtive

done in a quiet and secret way to avoid being noticed

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scour

to search carefully and thoroughly

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urbane

polite and confident

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solicitous

showing concern or care for someone's health, happiness, etc.

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vivacious

happy and lively in a way that is attractive

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listless

lacking energy or spirit

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symmetry

the quality of something that has two sides or halves that are the same

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lambast

to criticize very harshly

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restitution

payment that is made to someone for damage, trouble, etc.

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viruence

full of hate or anger

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saga

a long and complicated story with many details

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ham

someone who operates an amateur radio station

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entrance

to fill with delight and wonder

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insular

separated from other people or cultures; not knowing or interested in new or different ideas

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at once

at the same time

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accost

to approach and speak to often in an angry, aggressive, or unwanted way

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stigmatize

to describe or regard in a way that shows strong disapproval

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tether

to use a rope or chain to tie to something in order to keep it in a particular area

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apathy

the feeling of not having much emotion or interest

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permissive

giving people a lot of freedom or too much freedom to do what they want to do

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buoy

to cause to feel happy or confident

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put off

to cause to dislike someone or something

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stymie

to stop from doing something or to stop from happening

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provisional

existing or accepted for the present time but likely to be changed; temporary

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unaffected

genuine, sincere, or natural

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sordid

very bad or dishonest

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lurid

causing shock or disgust

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relegate

to put in a lower or less important position, rank, etc.

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enervate

to make very weak or tired

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marginalize

to put or keep in a powerless or unimportant position within a society or group

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laud

to praise

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epitaph

something written or said in memory of a dead person; words written on a gravestone

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unbridled

not controlled or limited; done, felt, or expressed in a free and uncontrolled way

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wry

humorous in a clever and often ironic way

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premise

a statement or idea that is accepted as being true and that is used as the basis of an argument

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delectable

very pleasant to taste or smell; delicious

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pilfer

to steal things that are not very valuable or to steal a small amount of something

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reiterate

to repeat something you have already said in order to emphasize it

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rebut

to reprove something is false by using arguments or evidence

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conflate

to fuse into one entity; merge; to conflate dissenting voices into one protest

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ameliorate

to make better, less painful, etc.

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maladroit

very awkward; not skillful or adroit

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soporific

causing a person to become tired and ready to fall asleep

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abstruse

hard to understand

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formulaic

produced according to a formula; not new or original

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dismal

showing or causing unhappiness or sad feelings; not warm, cheerful, etc.

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maudlin

showing or expressing too much emotion especially in a foolish or annoying way

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diffidnece

lacking confidence; not feeling comfortable around people

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apprise

to give information to; inform

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candor

the quality of being open, sincere, and honest

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admonish

to speak to in a way that expresses disapproval or criticism

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probity

the quality of a person who is completely honest

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beguile

to trick or deceive