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abate

lessen in amount

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convalesce

to recover from illness

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truckle

to submit in a subservient manner to a superior

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careen

to lean on one side or swerve while in motion

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partisan

a strong supporter

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disarming

reducing or preventing criticism woth charm

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bereaved

suffering lost of a loved one

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carouse

to participate in a loud, drunken party

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underscore

emphasize

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accost

to approach and speak to, usually aggressively

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arrogate

to claim for one's self unjustly

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vitiate

to make faulty or impure

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adamant

unyielding

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encomium

high praise

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posit

to assume as a fact or principle

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turpitude

immoral behaviour

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bivouac

temporary encampment, often in an jnsheltered area

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exculpate

to clear from blame or guilt

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baleful

harmful or threatening harm or evil

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upshot

the decisive or final result

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laity

all the people not belonging tk a given profession

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altercation

a heated or noisy argument

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succulent

full of juice ; highly enjoyable

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obeisance

a gesture that expresses respect or obedience

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firebrand

someone who stirs up trouble

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provation

lack of basic necessities

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compendium

a short, complete summary

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fiat

an authoritative order; an arbitrary decree

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pandemonium

a situation of great confusion

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quaint

odd

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mores

accepted rules of behaviour

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ignominy

shame

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invective

language that abuses or denounces

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dote

to show excessive love or fondness

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cornucopia

an abundance

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innuendo

an indirect suggestion

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penitent

feeling regret

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caliber

degree of worth

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inchoate

at an early stage of development

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gamut

an entire range or series

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purvey

to supply

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lambent

flickering

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recidivist

one who returns to criminal habits

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lacuna

an empty space or missing portion

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opine

to express an opinion

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jeremiad

an elaborate and lengthy tale of sadness

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venal

capable of being bribed or corrupted

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hirsute

having excessive body hair

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preponderance

superiority in weight, force, importance or influence

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abeyance

a suspension of activity

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blase

indifferent or bored with life

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stultify

to make abdurdly useless

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sodden

drenched

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deplore

to feel or express strong disapproval of

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wayward

stubbornly goig against what us expected