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temporal

not lasting forever; limited by time; secular

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translucent

partly transparent

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unlettered

unsophisticated; ignorant; unschooled

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vindictive

out for revenge; malicious

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zephyr

gentle breeze; west wind

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abolish

cancel; put an end to

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allure

entice; attract

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arduous

hard; strenuous

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bastion

fortress; defense

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brevity

conciseness

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chasten

discipline; punish in order to correct

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concentric

having a common center

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contingent

group that makes up part of a gathering

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debauchery

excessive self-indulgence

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derivative

unoriginal; derived from another source

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dismantle

to take apart; to tear down

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edify

instruct; correct morally

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enumerate

list; mention one by one

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exhume

dig out of the ground; remove from the grave

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fervent

ardent; hot

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fraternal

related to brothers

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grapple

wrestle; come to grips with

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hue

color; aspect

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impoverish

to make poor and without money or to make worse in quality; cause to live in poverty; to exhaust the natural richness or strength of

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indolent

lazy

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insular

isolated, related to an island

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jurisprudence

science of law

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lofty

very high

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meddlesome

interfering

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muddle

confuse; mix up

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obdurate

stubborn

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ostracize

exclude from public favor; ban

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pedantic

showing off learning; bookish

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pillage

to rob of goods by violent seizure, plunder

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preclude

make impossible; eliminated

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promulgate

to proclaim; to publicly or formally declare something; set forth

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quench

douse or extinguish; assuage or satisfy

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recourse

resorting to help when in trouble

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rescind

cancel

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saga

any legend

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shibboleth

a slogan, motto, catchword

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stagnant

motionless; stale; dull

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succint

brief; terse; compact

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temporize

act evasively to gain time; avoid committing oneself

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transmute

change; convert to something different

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unmitigated

unrelieved or immoderate; absolute

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viper

poisonous snake

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zest

keen relish; hearty; enjoyment; gusto

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abominable

detestable; very bad

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allusion

indirect reference