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deposition

testimony under oath

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dabble

work at in a non-serious fashion

3

constituent

supporter

4

compile

assemble; gather; accumulate

5

certitude

certainty

6

bowdlerize

expurgate

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baleful

deadly; having a malign influence; ominous

8

approbation

approval

9

alchemy

medieval chemistry

10

yen

longing; urge

11

vial

small container for holding liquids, medicines, and dry material

12

unfetter

liberate; free from chains

13

tractable

easily managed or controlled; obedient; tame

14

tawdry

cheap and gaudy

15

subsidiary

something secondary in importance or subordinate

16

spontaneity

lack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint

17

serpentine

winding; twisting

18

rue

regret; lament; mourn

19

reprimand

reporve severely

20

receptive

quick or willing to receive ideas, suggestions, etc.

21

putrefy

taint, deteriorate, to rot, decompose

22

projectile

missile

23

postulate

essential premise; underlying assumption

24

phoenix

symbol of immortality or rebirth

25

pathos

tender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that

26

ordinance

cannon, artillery, military supplies

27

noncommittal

neutral; unpledged; undecided

28

morbid

given to unwholesome thought; moody; characteristic of disease

29

liquidate

settle accounts; clear up

30

jaundiced

prejudiced; yellowed

31

insidious

treacherous; stealthy; sly

32

indifferent

unmoved or unconcerned by; mediocre

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implication

something hinted at or suggested

34

hindrance

block; obstacle

35

glutton

someone who eats too much

36

formidable

inspiring fear or apprehension; difficult; awe-inspiring

37

fecund

fertile; productive

38

excerpt

selected passage (written or musical)

39

enrapture

please intensely

40

dwell

to make one's home; reside; to focus attention on

41

disengage

uncouple; separate; disconnect

42

depose

dethrone; remove from office

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curtail

shorten; reduce

44

constituency

the body of voters from a district represented by an elected official; a group of supporters for anything

45

compendium

a concise summary

46

celebration

thought

47

bourgeois

middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional

48

baffle

frustrate; perplex

49

apprise

inform

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alacrity

cheerful promptness