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xenophobia

fear or hatred of foreigners

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viable

practical or workable; capable of maintaining life

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unfathomable

incomprehensible; impenetrable

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tract

region of land (often imprecisely describes); pamphlet

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taut

tight; ready

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subside

settle down; descend; grow quiet

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splinter

sharp piece broken or split off from something; silver; fragment; to break into splinters

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serendipity

gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck

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rudimentary

not developed; elementary; crude

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reprieve

temporary stay

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recede

to move back or away from a point

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putative

commonly accepted

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prognosticate

to foretell or predict

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posthumous

after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death)

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phlegmatic

calm; not easily disturbed

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pathological

related to the study of disease; diseased or markedly abnormal

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ordination

ceremony making someone a minister

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nonchalant

behaving in a calm manner, showing that you are not worried or frightened; not showing excitement or anxiety; cooly confident, unworried; casually indifferent

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moratorium

legal delay of payment

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materialism

preoccupation with physical comforts and things

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lionize

treat as a celebrity

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jaundice

prejudiced view; yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes

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insensible

unconscious; unresponsive

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indict

charge

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implicate

incriminate; show to be involved

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hiatus

gap; interruption in duration or continuity; pause

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gloss over

explain away

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forgo

give up; do without

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faux

false; phony; fake

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exceptionable

objectionable

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ennui

boredom

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dwarf

cause to seem small

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disenfranchise

deprive of a civil right

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deploy

spread out [troops] in an extended though shallow battle lin

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cursory

casual; hastily done

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consternation

a feeling of anxiety, shock or confusion; a state of dismay

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compact

tightly packed; firm; brief

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centripetal

tending toward the center

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bootleg

to smuggle; to make, sell, or transport for sale illegally

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badger

pester; annoy

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apposite

appropriate; fitting

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ajar

partially open

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wrest

pull away; take by violence

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vexatious

annoying; troublesome

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unfaltering

firm; steady

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tout

publicize; praise excessively

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tarry

delay; dawdle

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subservient

behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious

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splice

fasten together; unite

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sequester

isolate; retire from public life; segregate, seclude