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Dichotomy

A division into two contrasting or non-overlapping parts

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Assail

To attack; to assault

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Propitious

Presenting favorable circumstances

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Eclectic

Composed of materials from various sources

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Dapper

Neatly dressed; trim; stylish

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Audible

Able to be heard

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Quiescent

Inactive, often suggesting a temporary state

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Extol

To praise highly and lavishly

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Ritual

A ceremonial act; a customary procedure

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Emulate

To copy someone; to imitate

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Discrepancy

Lack if agreement; difference

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Manifest

Obvious; very clear; evident

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Chauvinism

Unreasoning and boastful devotion to one's country or sex

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Shade

A small variation, a nuance; a small amount

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Furtive

Characterized by secretive behavior

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Semblance

Outward form or appearance

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Euphemism

The substitution of an agreeable word or phrase to replace one that might offend

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Lopsided

Larger or shaped differently on one side than on another

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Antiseptic

Free from germs; thoroughly clean

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Subjective

Based on personal experience or feeling, not an external evidence

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Pale

To decrease in relative importance

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Facile

With effortless ease; without proper care; superficial

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Incarcerate

To restrict by imprisonment; to keep in prison

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Resilient

Able to recover quickly

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Passive

Unresisting; submissive

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Dismantle

To take apart

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Integrate

To form into a unified whole

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Mendacious

Lying; false. Esp. Habitually

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Blasphemy

An act that shows contempt for God or religious matters

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Elude

To escape from, as by daring or skill; to escape the understanding of

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Redoubtable

Fearsome; formidable

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Sweltering

Oppressively hot and humid

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Detest

To hate

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Palatable

Pleasant or acceptable to the taste

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Gala

Characterized by festivity

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Quarters

A place of residence esp for military personnel

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Eccentric

Unconventional;Odd

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Stigma

A sign of disgrace; a mark that lowers a reputation

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Immerse

To cover completely in a liquid; to engage wholly

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Inception

Commencement; beginning; orgin

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Quaint

Odd esp in an old fashioned way

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Propound

To suggest for consideration; to propose

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Insinuate

To hint

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Nocturnal

Occurring at night

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Agrarian

Related to farming

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Eerie

Causing inexplicable fear or uneasiness, often because of an apparently supernatural origin

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Ruthless

Having no compassion or pity

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Ultimatum

A final demand or statement of terms

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Abase

To lower rank or prestige

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Knack

A specific talent for doing something esp one that is difficult to teach