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coax

to persuade or obtain by pleading or flattery

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abide

to tolerate

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invoke

to call upon; to appeal to, as tor comfirmation

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lummox

a clumsy person

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fermont

excitement; agitation

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nuance

variation of meaning

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allegory

a literary work in which the characters represent abstract ideas; a symbolic representation

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cavil

to argue in a petty fashion; to make trifling objections

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tract

an area of land or water; a brief written work, usually on a religious or political topic

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emphatic

done or expressed with force

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indifferent

uncaring; showing no bias or preference

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primordial

living or existing at the very biginning

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sanguine

optimistic, cheerful

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moratorium

suspension of activity; authorized delay

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squander

to spend wastefully

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implicit

not plainly stated

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antipathy

a feeling of strong repulsion or aversion

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bondage

slavery; servitude

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camaraderie

loyalty; a warm, friendly feeling among members of a group

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choleric

easily angered

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quarry

a hunted bird or animal; prey

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aural

perceived by the ear

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tout

to solicit customers; to praise or recommend highly

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rural

relating to the country or farming

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assail

to attack; to assault

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congenial

suited to one's needs or nature; friendly; sympathetic

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mangle

to mutilate; to disfigure something by cutting or crushing

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lugubrious

sad or mournful, esp. in a way that seems exaggerated or ridiculous

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rebuke

to criticize sharply

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terse

without unnecessary words

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gangly

awkwardly tall

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impoverished

without money

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reprehensible

deserving to be severely criticized

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precarious

dangerously insecure or unstable

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extricate

to remove from an entanglement or difficulty

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mayhem

deliberate injury of someone, esp. maiming; a state of violent chaos

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acoustics

science of sound

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fluke

an accidental stroke of good luck

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ascertain

to discover with certainty, as through examination

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contrite

feeling sorry for what one has done

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doctrine

a set of principles

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jilt

to reject or cast off

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downtrodden

badly and unfairly treated

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arable

suitable for growing crops (of land)

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forensic

related to the law or debate

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diffident

lacking self-confidence

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tandem

a relationship between two people or things involving cooperative action

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acrimony

bitter, sharp hostility in speech or behavior

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moribund

approaching death; nearly obsolete

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hubris

excessive pride

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allege

to assert to be true, esp. without or before proof

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reticence

the quality or state of being silent or uncommunicative

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dote

to show excessive love or fondness

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explicit

fully revealed or made clear

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banish

to drive away

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repose

relaxation; a state of rest

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abrade

to wear down a surface by or as if by scraping

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scour

to wash by scrubbing vigorously

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disconsolate

extremely unhappy

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grimace

a facial expression that shows disapproval or pain; to make a such an expression

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unkempt

sloppy; messy

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quintessence

a pure substance or essence of something

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ubiquitous

present everywhere

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fawn

to exhibit affection like a dog

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emulate

to copy someone

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sinecure

a paid position that requires little or no work

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palpable

capable of being handled, touched, or felt

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mar

to damage

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sullen

showing silent anger and unwillingness to be pleasant to people

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redress

to set right; to remedy

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berate

to scold severely and at length

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wary

cautious

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notorious

having a bad reputation

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provenance

place or source of origin

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equivocal

capable of multiple interpretations; unclear

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germane

fitting and appropriate

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opportunist

one who takes advantages of every opportunity, whether or not it is moral to do so

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solicitous

showing great concern for or attention to another

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panacea

a cure-all or an all-purpose solution

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blight

a plant disease; something that impairs growth, progress, or prospeerity

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affluence

wealth

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succumb

to give in or yield

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mnemonic

pertaining to or assisting the memory

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austere

stern or severe in appearance; without luxury

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halcyon

calm; peaceful

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crevice

a crack or narrow fissure

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burgeon

to sprout or grow rapidly

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robust

strong and full of health

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catharsis

purging of the emotions

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sully

to dirty or tarnish, esp. by disgracing

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apogee

the highest point

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inordinate

excessive, unrestrained

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premonition

a sense of a future event; a warning in advance

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recede

to go back; to withdraw

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elaborate

detailed; carefully thorough; to develop with care or at greater length

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collateral

parallel; serving to support; of a secondary nature

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defer

to delay

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xenophobia

fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners

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respite

temporary relief

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insatiable

incapable of being satisfied

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haggard

appearing tired and thin, as from anxiety, disease, hunger, etc

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sedate

calm; quiet

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docile

easy to teach

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dismay

to destroy courage or resolution; to cause to lose enthusiasm, to disillusion

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assimilate

to take in as one's own; to absorb; to adapt or adjust to the customs, etc. of a group

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transient

passing with time; remaining only briefly

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abdicate

to willingly give up the position of king, queen, etc.

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epitome

a representative example of a type

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magnanimous

generous; noble in mind

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posterity

future generations

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inculcate

to teach or impress by frequent repetition

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ensue

to happen subesquently

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ulterior

lying beyond what is evident, revealed, or claimed

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phlegmatic

having a calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional

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dogmatic

arrogantly asserting unproved principles

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advocate

to speak in support of something

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rectituce

conduct according to moral principles

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pandemonium

a situation of great confusion, esp. because of fear or anger

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etymology

the study of origins of words

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predominant

surpassing all others; most common