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aria

operatic solo

2

battery

act of beating or pounding; an object designed to produce electric energy

3

brink

edge

4

chastise

punish

5

concerted

mutually agreed on; done together

6

continuum

a continuous whole without clear division into parts

7

debilitate

weaken; enfeeble

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derogatory

expressing a low opinion

9

dismay

discourage; frighten

10

efface

rub out

11

enunciate

speak distinctly

12

exigency

urgent situation

13

fervid

ardent

14

fraternize

associate in a friendly way

15

gravity

seriousness

16

husbandry

management of resources, especially in agriculture

17

impoverished

poor

18

indomitable

unconquerable; unyielding

19

insularity

narrow-mindedness; isolation

20

juxtapose

to place side by side

21

logistics

the management of the details of an operation

22

medley

mixture

23

muggy

warm and damp

24

obeisance

a gesture of the body, such as a bow, made to indicate respect or submission; obedience and respect; reverence

25

oust

expel; drive out

26

pedestrian

ordinary; unimaginative

27

pine

languish, decline; long for, yearn

28

precursor

forerunner

29

promulgate

proclaim a doctrine or law; make known by official publication

30

querulous

fretful; whining

31

recrimination

a counterchange against an accuser

32

reserve

self-control; formal but distant manner

33

sagacious

perceptive; shrewd; having insight

34

shroud

hide from view; wrap for burial

35

stagnate

to be or become motionless; to fail or develop

36

succor

aid; assist; comfort

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tenable

justifiable; rational; viable; defensible

38

trappings

outward decorations; ornaments

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unobtrusive

inconspicuous; not blatant

40

virtual

in essence; for practical purposes

41

sanction

approve; ratify

42

abet

aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage

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abominate

to hate or loathe intensely

44

aloof

distant, reserved in manner; uninvolved

45

armada

fleet of warships

46

bedlam

noise and confusion

47

brittle

easily broken; difficult

48

chateau

a French estate, manor, castle or large house in the country

49

concession

an act of yielding

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contort

to twist or bend out of shape