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dismantle

v. to take apart

2

integrate

v. to form into a unified whole

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mendacious

adj. lying; false, esp. habitually

4

blasphemy

n. an act that shows contempt for God or religious matters

5

elude

v. to escape from, as by daring or skill; to escape the understanding of

6

redoubtable

adj. fearsome; formidable

7

sweltering

adj. oppressively hot and humid

8

detest

v. to hate

9

palatable

adj. pleasant or acceptable to the taste

10

gala

adj. characterized by festivity

n. a festive occasion, esp. a lavish social event

11

quarters

n. a place of residence, esp. for military personnel; an assigned station or place, as for officers and crew on a warship

12

eccentric

adj. unconventional; odd

13

stigma

n. a sign of disgrace; a mark that lowers a reputation

14

immerse

v. to cover completely in a liquid; to engage wholly

15

inception

n. commencement; beginning; origin

16

quaint

adj. odd, esp. in an old-fashioned way

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propound

v. to suggest for consideration; to propose

18

insinuate

v. to hint

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nocturnal

adj. occurring at night

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agrarian

adj. related to farming

21

eerie

adj. causing inexplicable fear or uneasiness, often because of an apparently supernatural origin

22

ruthless

adj. having no compassion or pity

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ultimatum

n. a final demand or statement of terms

24

abase

v. to lower in rank or prestige

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knack

n. a specific talent for doing something, esp. one that is difficult to teach