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Fluster

To make nervous or upset

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Stymie

To obstruct or stump

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Supersede

To replace

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Quell

To ease or calm down

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Ambivalence

Simultaneous existence of opposing feelings; uncertainty as to what to do

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Timorous

Full of fear

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Impecunious

Having no money

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Adamant

Stubbornly unyielding

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Melee

Noisy or confused fight

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Euphemism

The substitution of an agreeable word

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Rouse

To wake or provoke

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Mettle

Courage; strength

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Unremitting

Constant; not stopping

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Ornery

Mean spirited and contrary in attitude

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Curriculum

All the courses of study offered by an educational institution

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Oscillate

To move back and forth regularly

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Replete

Well filled, abundant

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Synopsis

A short summary that outlines the main points

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Surmount

To overcome

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Assent

Formal agreement

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Discord

Conflict or disagreement

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Conclusive

Serving to settle a matter or put an end to doubt

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Endearment

An act expressing affection or fondness

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Impotent

Powerless, helpless, ineffective

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Stature

Height of a person or animal in an upright position.

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Zephyr

A gentle and soft breeze

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Conflagration

Large or disastrous fire

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Retort

To reply, in a quick and witty manner

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Rebuff

To refuse someone; to reject an offer

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Ludicrous

Ridiculous or exaggerated as to cause or deserve laughter; absurd

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Voluminous

Having great size or fullness

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Orthography

Proper spelling

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Facetious

Playfully humorous

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Mordant

Biting sarcastically

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Permeate

To spread or flow throughout

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Intrepid

Bold; fearless

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Erode

To wear away slowly

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Wield

To handle

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Stationary

Writing paper and envelopes

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Sacrilege

The intentional desecration. Disrespectful treatment of something sacred.

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Demographics

The distribution of human population groups

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Histrionic

Overly dramatic

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Waft

To float; to drift through

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Staccato

Composed of abrupt disconnected parts.

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Amass

To accumulate, collect

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Supine

Lying on your back

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Impunity

Exemption from punishment or harm

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Gratify

To please or satisfy

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Topography

The surface features of a place, region or object

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Obviate

To stop from occurring; to prevent or make unnecessary

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Faction

A group within a larger group, usually one that produces dissent

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Mercantile

Relating to business

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Lurch

To away or too abruptly to one side; to stagger

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Repertoire

The range of peices an artist is prepared to perform

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Permutation

A thorough change in form

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Neophyte

A beginner; an immature person who is learning

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Avert

To turn away

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Solicit

To ask for; to seek

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Infamous

Having a bad reputation

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Pore

To read or study carefully

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Charade

An obvious pretense or deception

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Ultimatum

A final demand or statement of terms

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Tantamount

Equivalent in effect or value

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Rankle

To cause persistent irritation; to feel or express irritation.

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Propitious

Presenting favorable circumstances

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Wan

Sickly pale; colorless

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Poignant

Sharply painful to the feelings

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Spat

A small argument

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Skirt

To lie along the edge of, to pass nearby or around rather than through

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Obligatory

Legally or morally required

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Profane

Showing contempt towards what is sacred.

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Inure

To make used to something unpleasant

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Tantalize

To torment or tease by showing something desirable while keeping it out of reach.

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Conspicuous

Easy to notice

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Puerile

Childish and foolishly immature

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Pensive

Thinking deeply are seriously, often of sad thing

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Confide

To tell something in secret

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Reek

To give off strong, unpleasant odor

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Salutary

Beneficial, favorable to health

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Enormity

Great wickedness, an evil act

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Serene

Calm and peaceful

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Perfunctory

Done without care or intrest

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Ghastly

Terrible, horrible

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Stately

Dignified and handsome, especially in size or proportion

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Corrode

To destroy gradually

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Mundane

Typical of this world, commonplace

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Precept

A rule of action or conduct

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Belligerent

Eager to fight; aggressive; engaged in warfare

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Colossal

Very large

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Opprobrium

A bad reputation or disgrace

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Invidious

Tending to arouse hostility

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Flagrant

Obviously bad or offensive

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Hymn

A religious song; a song of praise

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Juggernaut

A terrible, irresistible force

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Hospitable

Friendly, kind

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Till

To prepare the soil for planting

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Abeyance

A suspension of activity

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Stationary

Not moving

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Tepid

Moderately warm, lacking force or enthusiasm

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Rigor

Strictness or severity

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Whet

To sharpen to make keen

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Recrimination

A reply to one charge with a countercharge

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Evasive

Tending to avoid; misleading

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Scope

The range or extent of something

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Sacred

Worthy of worship, made holy

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Surreptitious

Done secretly, often of something unseemly or unethical

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Redeem

To turn in and receive something in exchange to make up for

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Immutable

Unchangeable

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Slovenly

Careless about ones appearance

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Spate

A large number or amount of something

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Transgression

A violation of law

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Desecrate

To violate the religious quality of something

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Etiquette

The forms of behavior of polite society

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Red tape

Procedures or forms necessary for a task

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Conscript

To draft compulsorily, often into a military service

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Ignominy

Shame and dishonor

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Temerity

Excessive boldness or rashness

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Monograph

A scholarly book on a narrow subject

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Turpitude

Immoral behavior

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Thrift

Care in managing money or other resources

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Shroud

To conceal

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Procure

To obtain or aquire

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Desideratum

Something needed and wanted

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Subsist

To maintain life

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Metaphor

A figure of speech