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addendum

a thing that is added; an appendix or addition to a book or written document

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aghast

filled with amazement, disgust, fear or terror

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ample

more than enough, large, spacious

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apparition

a ghost or ghostly figure; an unexplained or unusual appearance

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assert

to declare or state as truth, maintain or defend, put forward forcefully

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cower

to crouch or shrink away in fear or shame

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disdain

- to look upon with scorn; to refuse scornfully- a feeling of contempt

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epitaph

a brief statement written on a tomb or gravestone

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ethical

- having to do with morals, values, right and wrong; in accordance with standards of right conduct- requiring a prescription for purpose

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facetious

humorous, not meant seriously

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inaudible

not able to be heard

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indiscriminate

without restraint or control; unselective

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intrigue

- crafty dealings, underhanded plotting- to form and carry out plots- to puzzle or excite the curiosity

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jurisdiction

an area of authority or control; the right to administer justice

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plausible

appearing true, reasonable or fair

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plebeian

- common, vulgar; belonging to the lower class- a common person, member of the lower class

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prodigal

- wastefully extravagant; lavishly or generously abundant- one who is wasteful and self-indulgent

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proximity

nearness, closeness

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pulverize

- to grind or pound to a powder or dust- to destroy or overcome (as though by smashing into fragments)

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volatile

- highly changeable; fickle- tending to become violent or explosive- changing from the liquid to the gaseous state

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Cases involving robbery and assault are usually tried under the __ of the state courts.

jurisdiction

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Their story didn't sound __ to me.

plausible

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The couple's taste in cars is quite __.

plebeian

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At one time, the __ of ancient Rome were excluded from holding public office of any kind.

plebeian

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We have a tight budget, but we make an exception for __ celebrations of family birthdays.

prodigal

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The elderly man told us that he greatly regretted the years he spent living the life of a __.

prodigal

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The house's __ to schools is an asset.

proximity

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At many old mills in Vermont, granite stones were used to __ the grain.

pulverize

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A person who is usually calm and collected may nevertheless sometimes behave in a __ manner.

volatile

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syn: purview, supervision

jurisdiction

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syn: believable, probably

plausible

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syn: lowborn, proletarian, coarse, unrefined

plebeian

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syn: improvident, spendthrift, wastrel

prodigal

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syn: compress, demolish

pulverize

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syn: unstable, erratic

volatile

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ant: improbably, unbelievable, unlikely

plausible

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ant: aristocratic, refined, cultivated

plebeian

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ant: frugal, economical, stingy, miserly

prodigal

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ant: distance, remoteness

proximity

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ant: stable, steady, static, inert, dormant

volatile

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I __ their cowardly behavior.

disdain

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Most people never stop to consider the words that might one day appear as their own __.

epitaph

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New developments in medicine often lead to discussions of important __ questions.

ethical

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We had to laugh at her __ remarks.

facetious

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Some high-frequency sounds are __ to even the keenest human ear.

inaudible

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The __ slaughter of white whales brought that species to the brink of extinction.

indiscriminate

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Investigators uncovered a shocking network of lies and international __.

intrigue

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The old album full of faded family pictures and postcards from exotic places __ me.

intrigues

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syn: spurn, reject

disdain

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syn: tombstone, inscription

epitaph

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syn: upright, virtuous, honorable

ethical

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syn: comical, witty, tongue-in-cheek

facetious

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syn: faint, indistinct

inaudible

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syn: haphazard, random, uncritical

indiscriminate

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syn: scheme, plot, conspiracy

intrigue

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ant: revere, venerate, esteem, respect

disdain

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ant: immoral, unscrupulous, dishonest

ethical

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ant: serious, humorless

facetious

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ant: audible, perceptible

inaudible

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ant: selective, discriminating, judicious

indiscriminate

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ant: fair play

intrigue

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The woman amended her will with an __ when her husband suddenly died.

addendum

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People were __ at the senseless brutality of the crime.

aghast

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Thanks to the wet spring weather, birds and other animals will have an __ food supply for the rest of the year.

ample

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The vivid __ seemed so real that it completely unnerved me.

apparition

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Throughout the trial and the lengthy appeal process that followed, the defendant __ her innocence.

asserted

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The kittens __ in the corner, frightened by the huge, growling dog.

cowered

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syn: attachment, rider, extension

addendum

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syn: shocked, horrified, stupefied

aghast

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syn: sufficient, adequate, considerable

ample

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syn: phantom, specter

apparition

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syn: affirm, avow

assert

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syn: wince, flinch

cower

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ant: delighted, overjoyed, unmoved

aghast

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ant: insufficient, inadequate

ample

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ant: stand up to

cower