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ordain

decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine

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nominal

in name only; trifling

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monotony

sameness leading to boredom

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martinet

strict disciplinarian

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limber

flexible

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itinerary

plan of a trip

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inscrutable

impenetrable; not readily unquenchable; greedy

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indenture

bind as servant or apprentice to master

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implacable

incapable of being pacified

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heterodoxy

unconventionality; unorthodox

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glimmer

shine erratically; twinkle

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forestall

prevent by taking action in advance

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fathom

comprehend; investigate

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exalt

raise in rank or dignity; praise

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enigmatic

obscure; puzzling

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duress

forcible restraint, especially unlawfully

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disdain

view with scorn or contempt

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deplore

regret; disapprove of

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curb

to restrain or control

20

consort

husband or wife

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communal

held in common; of a group of people

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celibate

unmarried; abstaining form sexual inter-course

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boor

a rude person; someone who is unrefined

24

awe

solemn wonder

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appall

dismay; shock

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aggrandizement

an exaggeration, an appearance of greater power or influence

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wrath

anger; fury

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vestige

trace; remains

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unequivocal

plain; obvious; unmistakable

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touchstone

a test or criterion for quality; gauge

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tantamount

equivalent in effect or value

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submissive

yielding; timid

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spendthrift

someone who wastes money

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sentient

able to perceive by the sense; conscious; cognizant

35

rotundity

roundness; sonorousness of speech

36

repository

storehouse

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recant

to take back, retract, repudiate, disavow

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purvey

to provide, furnish, supply items as a business or service

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profusion

overabundance; lavish expenditure; excess

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portend

foretell; presage

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philanthropist

lover of mankind; doer of good

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partisan

one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party

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oracular

prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous

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nomenclature

terminology; system of names

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monotonous

arousing no interest or curiosity

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marsupial

one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch

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lieu

instead of; in place of

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itinerant

wandering; traveling

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insatiable

not easily satisfied; unquenchable; greedy

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indentation

notch; deep recess