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arid (adj)

having little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation

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vindicate

clear (someone) of blame or suspicion

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fierce

having or displaying a violent or ferocious aggressiveness

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ferocious

savagely fierce, cruel, or violent

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morale

the confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular time

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intriguing

arousing one's curiosity or interest; fascinating

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profound

(of a state, quality, or emotion) very great or intense

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unprecedented (adj)

never done or known before

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obscure (adj)

not discovered or known about; uncertain

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augment

make (something) greater by adding to it

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astute (adj)

having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage

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caveat

a warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations

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proviso

a condition or qualification attached to an agreement or statement

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stipulation

a condition or requirement that is specified or demanded as part of an agreement

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emboss (verb)

carve, mould, or stamp a design on (a surface or object) so that it stands out in relief

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convex

having an outline or surface curved like the exterior of a circle or sphere

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concave

having an outline or surface that curves inwards like the interior of a circle or sphere

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raid

a rapid surprise attack on an enemy by troops, aircraft, or other armed forces

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aesthetic

concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty

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enumerate (verb)

mention (a number of things) one by one

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esoteric (adj)

intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialised knowledge or interest; hard to understand

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flange

a projecting flat rim, collar, or rib on an object, serving for strengthening or attachment or (on a wheel) for maintaining position on a rail

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subtle

so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyse or describe

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pragmatic

dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations

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semantic

relating to meaning in language or logic

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musing (noun)

a period of reflection or thought

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carnage (noun)

the killing of a large number of people

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confer

grant (a title, degree, benefit, or right) OR have a discussion; exchange

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consortium

an association, typically of several companies

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rehabilitate

restore (someone) to health or normal life by training and therapy after imprisonment, addiction, or illness

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remediate

the action of remedying something, in particular of reversing or stopping environmental damage

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remedying

repair

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avenge (verb)

inflict harm in return for (an injury or wrong done to oneself or another)

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meticulous (adj)

great attention to detail; very careful and precise

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vigilant (adj)

keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties

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petrify

make (someone) so frightened that they are unable to move

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felony

a crime regarded in the US and many other judicial systems as more serious than a misdemeanour

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misdemeanour

a minor wrongdoing

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trot

(with reference to a horse or other quadruped) proceed or cause to proceed at a pace faster than a walk, lifting each diagonal pair of legs alternately

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adjudicate (verb)

make a formal judgement on a disputed matter

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referee

an official who watches a game or match closely to ensure that the rules are adhered to and (in some sports) to arbitrate on matters arising from the play

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testify

give evidence as a witness in a law court

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assailant

a person who physically attacks another

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umpire

(in some sports) an official who watches a game or match closely to enforce the rules and arbitrate on matters arising from the play

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arbitrate (verb)

(of an independent person or body) reach an authoritative judgement or settlement

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masticate (verb)

chew (food)

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murmur

a low continuous background noise OR a softly spoken or almost inaudible utterance

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holler

a loud cry or shout

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incorrigible

(of a person or their behaviour) not able to be changed or reformed

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flirt

behave as though sexually attracted to someone, but playfully rather than with serious intentions OR NOUN: a person who habitually flirts

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tailgate

a hinged flap at the back of a truck which may be lowered or removed when loading or unloading the vehicle

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courteous (adj)

polite, respectful, or considerate in manner

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intuitive

using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning

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prerequisite

a thing that is required as a prior condition for something else to happen or exist

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defer

put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone

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gimmick

a trick or device intended to attract attention, publicity, or trade

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aggregate (noun)

a whole formed by combining several separate elements

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resentment

bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly

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indignation

anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment

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latter

occurring or situated nearer to the end of something than to the beginning

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dogged

having or showing tenacity and grim persistence

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tenacity

the quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip

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grim (adj)

very serious or gloomy or unattractive

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dignity

the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect

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dignify

make (something) seem worthy and impressive

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prestigious

inspiring respect and admiration; having high status

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incline

be favourably disposed towards or willing to do something

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affluent

(especially of a group or area) having a great deal of money; wealthy

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faucet

a tap

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impair

weaken or damage (something, especially a faculty or function)

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tangible

perceptible by touch

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dismissive

feeling or showing that something is unworthy of consideration

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sartorial

relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress

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tailor

a person whose occupation is making fitted clothes such as suits, trousers, and jackets to fit individual customers

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reinvigorate (verb)

give new energy or strength to

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cultivate

prepare and use for crops

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delegate (verb)

entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person, typically one who is less senior than oneself

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entrust

assign the responsibility for doing something to (someone)

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delegate (noun)

a person sent or authorised to represent others, in particular an elected representative sent to a conference

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equity

the quality of being fair and impartial