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Ingenuous

Innocent and naive

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Meritorious

Deserving reward or praise

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Prodigy

One with exceptional talents

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Fidelity

Strict faithfulness to vows

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Primeval

Relating to the beginning of the first world ages

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Verisimilitude

Resemblance to the truth

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Rout

An overwhelming defeat, a disorderly retreat

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Presumptuous

Excessively forward or over confident

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Translucent

Letting light through, but no visual details

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Defunct

Having ceased to exist or live

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Jetsam

Cargo or equipment thrown overboard to lighten a ship in distress, titanic

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Embellish

To decorate

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Malicious

Spiteful

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Acquiesce

To agree without protest

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Gambit

A calculated risky opening move

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Pretext

An excuse

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Endorse

To give approval or support

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Flotsam

Wreckage of a ship or it's cargo found floating

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Recalcitrant

Marked by stubborn defiance

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Gingerly

Carefully

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Discrete

Individually distinct or seperate

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Prevaricate

To speak or write evasively in order to avoid telling the truth

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Prodigious

Wonderful, amazing

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Impregnable

Invincible

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Modulate

To adjust or regulate

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Megalomania

A condition marked by delusional fantasies of power or wealth

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Ingenious

Inventive, cunning

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Grudge

To be reluctant to give or admit

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Concurrent

Happening at the same time

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Mesmerize

To hypnotize

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Convalesce

To recover from illness

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Implore

To ask for urgently; to beg

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Incandescent

Shining; glowing from within

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Rhapsody

A state of great happiness

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Penitent

Feeling regret

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Polymath

One who knows a great deal about several different fields

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Incense

To make angry

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Mortal

Subject to death

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Eloquent

Articulate, convincing and effective in speech

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Predilection

A special liking for something

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Macabre

Suggesting the horror of death

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Tourniquet

A device, usually encircling bandage

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Itinerary

A route or proposed route for a journey

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Brawn

Muscles; strength

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Idiom

A style/ expression

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Averse

Opposed, reluctant

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Hodgepodge

Mixture; combination

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Anterior

Placed before or in front

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Sedentary

Sitting down most of the time

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Mammoth

Very large

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Evanescent

Fading from sight

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Postulate

To assume as true

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Pariah

Social outcast

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Shoddy

Inferior or cheap

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Pernicious

Very harmful

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Revel

To delight

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Exhaustive

Thorough

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Predatory

Characterized by robbing or exploiting others

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Hogwash

Worthless or false speech / writing

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Virulent

Extremely infectious or harmful

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Extraneous

Not an essential part of

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Advent

A coming or an arrival

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Concot

To invent or to create

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Accost

To approach and speak to

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Liminescent

Emitting light not derived from heat

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Circuitous

Being or taking a roundabout

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Kudos

Glory; fame

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Litany

A long and repetitive recitation

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Grime

Dirt and mud.

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Coalesce

To grow together

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Effusive

Overflowing

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Impetuous

Characterized by sudden emotion

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Expanse

A large amount of something

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Displace

To take the place of

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Heady

Intoxicating; exhilarating

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Mishap

Unlucky or unfortunate

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Mendacious

Lying, false

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Prodigal

Exceedingly or recklessly wasteful

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Proscribe

To prohibit or forbid

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Foreboding

A sense of impending evil

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Curator

A person in charge of a museum

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Spontaneous

Occurring naturally or without forethought

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Propagate

To multiply or reproduce

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Infer

To reason or conclude from evidence

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Bolster

To support or strengthen

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Vacuous

Lacking substance

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Visceral

Instinctive

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Mutilate

To disfigure by damaging irreparably

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Subservient

Subordinate in function

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Insouciant

Calm and untroubled

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Precursor

Someone or something that comes before another and announces or suggests what is to come

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Ruminate

To ponder at length

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Obscene

Offensive to accepted standards of decency or modesty

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Accolade

An award or honor

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Suffrage

The right to vote

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Manifold

Of many kinds; numerous and varied

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Acclimate

To make comfortable in a new environment

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Impostor

A person using a false identity

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Echelon

A level within an organization

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Quiescent

Inactive, often suggesting a temporary state

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Marquee

A sign over the entrance to a public building

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Affront

An open insult, usually intentional

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Bestow

To present or give

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Deign

To stoop to a level considered beneath ones dignity

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Leviathan

Enormous and powerful

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Gaudy

Characterized by tasteless or showy colors

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Obsolescence

Becoming out of date

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Feisty

Irritable

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Onerous

Burdensome

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Threadbare

Old and worn out

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Metamorphosis

A transformation, as my magic

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Renege

To fail to carry out a promise

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Humbug

Something done to trick or deceive

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Counsel

Advice or guidance

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Adhere

To stick to

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Iniquity

Extreme immorality or injustice

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Obituary

A newspaper account of a persons death

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Sleuth

A detective

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Fecund

Producing offspring; fruitful

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Progeny

Children or descendants

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Proficient

Very skillful

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Lurid

Causing shock or horror

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Grueling

Exhausting

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Farce

A comedy based on crudely humorous

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Prognosis

The anticipated progress of recovery