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antics

ridiculous and unpredictable behavior or actions

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avowed

-declared openly and without shame;
-acknowledged

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banter

-to exchange playful remarks, tease
-talk that is playful and teasing

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bountiful

giving freely, generous; plentiful, given abundantly

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congested

overcrowded, filled or occupied to excess

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detriment

-harm or loss; injury, damage;
-a disadvantage
-a cause of harm, injury, loss or damage

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durable

-sturdy, not easily worn out or destroyed
-lasting for a long time
-consumer goods used repeatedly over a series of years

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enterprising

-energetic, willing and able to start something new
-showing boldness and imagination

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frugal

-economical, avoiding waste and luxury
-scanty, poor, meager

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gingerly

with extreme care or caution

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glut

-to provide more than is needed or wanted
-too feed or fill to the point of overstuffing
-an oversupply

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incognito

-the disguised state, under an assumed name or identity
-the state of being disguised; a person in disguise

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invalidate

to make valueless, take away all force or effect

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legendary

-described in well-known stories
-existing in old stories (legends) rather than in real life

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maim

to cripple, disable, injure, mar, disfigure, mutilate

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minimize

-to make as small as possible; to make the least of
-to make smaller than before

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oblique

slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct

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veer

-to change direction or course suddenly
-turn aside, shift

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venerate

to regard with reverence, look up to with great respect

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wanton

-reckless, heartless, unustifiable
-loose morals
-spoiled, pampered person
-one with low morals

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syn: rash, malicious, spiteful, unprovoked

wanton

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syn: worship, revere, idolize

venerate

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syn: diagonal, indirect

oblique

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syn: belittle, downplay

minimize

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syn: mythical, fabulous, famous

legendary

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syn: cancel, annul, disapprove, discredit

invalidate

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ant: justified, morally strict, reponsible

wanton

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ant: despise, detest, ridicule, deride

venerate

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ant: direct, straight to the point

oblique

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ant: magnify, enlarge, exaggerate

minimize