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dichotomy

n. a division into two contrasting or non-overlapping parts

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assail

v. to attack; to assault

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propitious

adj. presenting favorable circumstances

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eclectic

adj. composed of materials from various sources

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dapper

adj. neatly dressed; trim; stylish

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audible

adj. able to be heard

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quiescent

adj. inactive, often suggesting a temporary state

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extol

v. to praise highly and lavishly

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ritual

n. a ceremonial act; a customary procedure

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emulate

v. to copy someone; to imitate

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discrepancy

n. lack of agreement; difference

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manifest

adj. obvious; very clear; evident

13

chauvinism

n. unreasoning and boastful devotion to one's country or sex

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shade

n. a small variation, a nuance; a small amount

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furtive

adj. characterized by secretive behavior

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semblance

n. outward form or appearance

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euphemism

n. the substitution of an agreeable word or phrase to replace one that might offend

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lopsided

adj. larger or shaped differently on one side than on another

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antiseptic

adj. free from germs; thoroughly clean

n. a substance that inhibits the growth of germs

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subjective

adj. based on personal experience or feeling, not on external evidence

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pale

v. to decrease in relative importance

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facile

adj. with effortless ease; without proper care; superficial

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incarcerate

v. to restrict by imprisonment; to keep in prison

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resilient

adj. able to recover quickly (e.g., from bending or illness)

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passive

adj. unresisting; submissive