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replica

copy

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armada

fleet of warships

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agenda

items of business at a meeting

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panacea

cure-all; remedy for all diseases

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saga

Scandinavian myth; any legend

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phobia

morbid fear

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xenophobia

fear or hatred of foreigners

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acrophobia

fear of heights

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hydrophobia

rabies; fear of water

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claustrophobia

fear of being locked i

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nostalgia

homesickness; longing for the past

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paraphernalia

equipment; odds and ends

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anemia

condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles

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insomnia

wakefulness; inability to sleep

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paranoia

psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecutio

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cornucopia

horn overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance

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utopia

ideal place, state, or society

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aria

operatic solo

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euphoria

feeling of great happiness and well-being (sometimes exaggerated)

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aphasia

loss of speech due to injury or illness

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amnesia

loss of memory

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intelligentsia

the intelligent and educated classes [often used derogatorily]

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spatula

broad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing

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tarantula

venomous spider

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anathema

solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse

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enigma

puzzle; mystery

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stigma

token of disgrace; brand

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miasma

swamp gas; heavy, vaporous atmosphere, often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence

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charisma

divine gift; great popular charm or appeal of a political leader Political commentators have deplored the importance of a candidate's charisma in these days of television campaigning

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nirvana

in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude