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Fractious

adj. quarrelsome; unruly; rebellious

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Fresco

n. a painting done on plaster

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Froward

adj. stubbornly contrary; obstinately disobedient

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Fulminate

v. to attack loudly; denounce

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Fulsome

adj. so excessive as to be disgusting

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Gainsay

v. to deny; dispute; oppose

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Gambol

v. to frolic; leap playfully

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Gauche

adj. coarse and uncouth; clumsy

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Glib

adj. fluent in an insincere way; offhand

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Gossamer

adj. sheer; light and delicate, like cobwebs

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Gradiloquent

adj. pompous; bombastic

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Gregarious

adj. sociable

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Grouse

v. to complain; n. complaints

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Guileless

adj. free of cunning or deceit; artless

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Halcyon

adj. calm and peaceful; happy; golden; prosperous

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Harrowing

adj. extremely distressing; terrifying

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Hermetic

adj. tightly seald; magical

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Homeostasis

n. automatic maintenance by an organism of normal temperature

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Idolatry

n. idol worship; blind or excessive devotion

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Igneous

adj. produced by fire; volcanic

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Imbroglio

n. complicated situation; an entanglement

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Immutable

adj. unchangeable

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Impecunious

adj. poor; having no money

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Impervious

adj. impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected

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Impinge

v. to strike; encroach

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Implacable

adj. inflexible; incapable of being pleased

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Imprecation

n. curse

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Impute

v. to relate to a particular cause or source; attribute the failt to; assign as a characteristic

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Incursion

n. sudden invasion

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Indigence

n. poverty