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euphoria

n. a feeling of great happiness

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detach

v. to separate from a larger mass; disengage or remove (physically or emotionally)

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animosity

n. bitter hostility, esp. that which provokes punitive action

4

bard

n. a poet

5

revere

v. to honor

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guffaw

v. to laugh loudly and crudely

n. a loud burst of laughter

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inveterate

adj. established for a long time; habitual

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tenable

adj. able to be maintained in argument; rationally defensible; able to be held against assault; defensible

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mitigate

v. to improve by lessening the severity of

10

giddy

adj. dizzy; lightheaded

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diction

n. word choice in speech or writing; degree of clarity in speaking

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negligent

adj. careless; inattentive

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omnipotent

adj. all-powerful

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propagate

v. to multiply or reproduce; to transmit; to extend to a wider area

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malinger

v. to act sick in order to avoid work

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convene

v. to bring together

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eschew

v. to avoid; to shun

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arable

adj. suitable for growing crops (of land)

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optimum

adj. the most favorable point or condition

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err

v. to make a mistake

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scoff

v. to make fun of; to ridicule

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saturate

v. to soak or fill to capacity

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excruciating

adj. severely painful

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douse

v. to wet thoroughly

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restitution

n. compensation for a loss