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bemuse

to confuse

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pore

to read or study carefully

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acquit

to declare free of guilt; to clear

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bandy

to pass (gossip, rumor) about freely and carelessly

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propitiate

to appease or placate

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anodyne

pain-killer

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vagrant

person who wanders from place to place

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specter

a ghost

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seethe

to be violently excited; to boil

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transfix

to pierce as with a pointed weapon

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virulent

extremely infectious or harmful

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redoubtable

formidable; fearsome

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senescent

aging; growing weak with age

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purloin

to steal oft in violation of a trust

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rampant

unrestrained

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sylvan

characteristic of woods or forests

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dilettante

one who engages an art with only superficil skill; an amateur

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disinterested

free from bias

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factious

disagreement

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imbroglio

a confused misunderstanding ir disagreement

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effigy

a representatjon of a person or group used especially to demonstrate hatred

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insurrection

rebellion

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adroit

naturally skilful

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gainsay

to deny

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doldrums

an area in the ocean of calm winds; a state of boredom or listlessness

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ineluctable

unable to be avoided; inescapable

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importune

to beg desperately and repeatedly

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bona fide

genuine

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subsume

to include as part of a larger group

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cachet

a mark of distinction

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quintessence

a pure substance or essence of something

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erstwhile

former; of an earlier time

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ire

anger

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excoriate

to denounce sharply; to tear or wear the skin off

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invidious

tending to arouse hostility or resentment

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mordant

bitingly sarcastic

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beget

to produce; to father offspring

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deadpan

showing no expressions

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insouciant

carefree, calm

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flout

unintentionally disobey

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attenuate

to make thin; reduce in force

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iniquity

extreme immorality

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juncture

a point of tome; a concurrence of events

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estrange

to make hostile or indifferent usually between two persons

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eke out

to add to with difficulty; to make just enough to continue

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bask

to enjoy a warm or pleasant feeling

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marshal

to arrange in order

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salacious

lustful; obscene

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thespian

relating to drama

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dross

impurities formed on the surface of metals during melting; trivial

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cavil

to arguenin petty fashion

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fop

a man who is preoccupied with his clothes and manners

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hodgepodge

mixture; combination

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quaff

to drink quickly or with enthusiasm

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veneer

an attractive, midleading outward layer

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eponym

a person after whom a place, people, disease is named

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suave

effortlessly smooth and courteous in social situations

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supplicate

to request with great humility as though by playing

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felicitous

well chosen; appropriate

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philogy

literary study

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prognosis

the anticipated progress of recovery

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miasma

a noxious or poisonous environment

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unconscionable

beyond reason; not restrained by conscience

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welter

a confused mass or jumble

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procrustean

showing merciless disregard for individual differences or special circumstances

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brandish

to shake or wave as of weapon

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escapade

a reckless adventure

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prostrate

lying face down as a sign of humility and worship

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meretricious

attracting attention in a vulgar way

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timbre

the distinghishing quality of a sound

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cavalcade

an order of events; a procession

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compunction

a feeling of uneasiness caused by sense of guilt

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stymie

hinder progress

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tarry

delay; linger

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bustle

energetic; often noisy

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wry

dryly humourous with a touch of irony

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callow

inexperienced

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apocryphal

probably untrue or fake

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exhort

to urge strongly

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plucky

showing courage in unfavourable circumstances

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uproarious

extrmely funny