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ruthless

merciless

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saboteurs

one that commits sabotage

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sagacity

wisdom

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salubrious

conductive or favorable to health or well-being

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salutary

remedial

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sanctuary

a sacred place

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sanguine

optimistic

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scathing

harshly critical

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schism

division into factions

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scintillate

to be animated

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secure

safe

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sedentary

remaining or living in one area

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self-effacing

modest

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seminal

highly influential in an original way

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sentimental

characterized or swayed by sentiment

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sequential

forming by a sequence

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sequester

segregate

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serene

calm and unruffled

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severe

strict

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shelve

put aside

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simile

a figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared

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skeptical

questioning

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skewered

to have been criticized or ridiculed sharply

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slant

to present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience

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slighting

disrespectful

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slovenly

untidy

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sneer

a contemptuous facial expression, sound, or statement

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snide

sarcastic

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solicitous

full of desire

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solid

of define shape and volume

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somnolence

sleepiness

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sonorous

having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound

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sophistry

deceptive

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soporific

inducing or lending to induce sleep

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spare

meager; sparse

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spate

a sudden flood

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speculation

meditation

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spontaneity

creative

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spurious

not genuine

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staple

a basic or principal element

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stark

bare; blunt

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stigmatized

to characterize or brand as disgraceful

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stilted

artificially formal

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stimulate

spur on; incite

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stodgy

dull

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strident

discordant

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stringent

severe

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stymie

an obstacle

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subordinate

belongings to a lower class

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substantiate

verify

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subtle

not immediately obvious

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succumb

give up or give in

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superficial

shallow

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supine

lying on the back

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supplement

something added to complete a thing

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suppositional

an assumption

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surpass

exceed

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surplus

being more than or in excess of what is needed

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surreptitious

obtained by stealthy means

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surrogate

a substitute

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sustain

maintain

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symbiosis

a relationship of mutual benefit

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synergy

the interaction of two or more agents

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taciturn

silent

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tactile

tangible

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tactless

lacking or exhibiting a lack of tact

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tectonic

resulting from structural deformation of the earth's crust

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temper

moderate

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temperate

behavior exercising moderation and self restraint

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tenable

rationally defensible

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tenacious

tending to hold persistently to something

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tendentious

partisan

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tentative

provisional

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tepid

moderately warm

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terse

effectively concise

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theoretical

not practical

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thrive

prosper

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thwarted

to prevent the occurrence

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topicality

local; contemporary

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topography

detailed description of a place or region

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tractable

easily handled

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transgression

a violation of a law

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trepidation

fear

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trivial

of little significance

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trove

a collection of valuable items discovered and found

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truculent

expressing bitter opposition

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truism

a self-evident truth

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truncate

to shorten by or as if by cutting off

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tumult

a disorderly commotion

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tutelage

instruction or teaching

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ubiquitous

omnipresent

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unabated

sustaining an original intensity

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uncompromising

inflexible

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uncouth

crude; unrefined

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undaunted

resolutely courageous

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underdog

one that is expected to lose a contest

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unequivocal

clear

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ungainly

lacking grace

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unorthodox

breaking with convention

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unperturbed

calm and serene