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fracas

a noisy fight

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excruciating

severely painful

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nirvana

a place of ideal peace and harmony

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edifice

a building; architectural monument

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cacophony

a harsh, jarring sound

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amiable

friendly and agreeable

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ambiance

environment

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nondescript

lacking distinction or individual character

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mountebank

someone who sells quack medicines

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hemorrhage

to bleed profusely; to lose rapidly and in great quantity; excessive bleeding or loss of something valuable

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regime

a government or form of government; the time when a particular government is in power

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manifest

obvious

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voracious

devouring; extremely hungry

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laudable

worthy praise

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resonate

to echo

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inception

commencement; beginning; origin

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urban

relating to a city

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quotidian

daily; customary

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subvert

to corrupt; to overthrow completely

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surmise

to infer something by intuition or with slender evidence

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trek

to travel or migrate, esp. slowly or with great difficulty

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pedantic

putting unnecessary stress on minor or purely academic knowledge

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abject

of the lowest degree

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occult

relating to the supernatural

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putrid

in a foul state, as of decaying flesh; rotten

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vernacular

informal speech; native language

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cavalcade

an order of events; a procession

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tenor

the general character or meaning of something

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deplete

to gradually use up (resources, strength, etc.)

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antiseptic

free from germs; thoroughly clean

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melancholy

sad, esp. a lingering or habitual state of mind

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parvenu

someone recently risen to a higher social class and not yet accepted by others in that class, often because of a lack of manners

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commence

to begin

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cordial

warm and friendly

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concur

to agreee

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effrontery

bold and insulting behavior

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itinerant

traveling from place to place, esp. for work

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dire

warning of or having terrible consequences

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malady

a disease

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amorphous

without definite shape

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venerable

worthy of honor and respect by reason of dignity, age, etc.

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recur

to repeat

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antithesis

direct contrast

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improvise

to do without preparation

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pervade

to spread through or be present throughout

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improvident

not preparing for the future

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fastidious

showing or acting with careful attention to detail

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abound

to be plentiful

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stamina

resistance to fatigue or hardship; endurance

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spit

a narrow piece of land that extends into water; a thin rod used to impale meat for roasting

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mendicant

a beggar

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disingenuous

not straightforward or candid

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aggrandize

to enlarge

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nemesis

one who inflicts justified or great punishment; a source of harm or ruin

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stoic

apparently indifferent to joy, grief, pleasure, or pain

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explicate

to give a detailed, usually learned explanation or analysis

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alienate

to make unfriendly or hostile

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regimen

a set of rules, usually followed for therapeutic effect

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purport

to claim, esp. falsely

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mogul

a rich or powerful person

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animosity

bitter hostility, esp. that which provokes punitive action

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misanthrope

one who hates or mistrusts mankind

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myopic

near-sighted

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parsimony

excessive care in spending; stinginess

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manumit

to grant freedom to slaves

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lax

careless; lacking firmness

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sequester

to move or set apart

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florid

flushed with rosy color; overdecorated

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bravura

a showy display

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quaint

odd, esp. in an old-fashioned way

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eon

a long period of time

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adage

a familiar saying; a proverb

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arcane

understood only by a few

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nocturnal

occurring at night

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indignation

anger aroused by something unjust or evil

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temperate

consistent; moderate; without extremes

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tractable

easily managed or controlled

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malefactor

one who does wrong

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obstreperous

noisily and stubbornly defiant

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nonplus

to put at a loss as to what to do or think

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surly

sullen and rude

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incongruous

lacking agreement

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civil

observing accepted social customs; not rude

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avocation

a hobby

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repel

to drive or force back; to drive off

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impinge

to have an effect on something, esp. a negative one

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vantage

a position that gives a wide view

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hoodwink

to deceive; to mislead

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delve

to look for; to search; to investigate

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affable

friendly

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claustophobia

fear of confined spaces

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indefatigable

tireless, unceasing

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maim

to cripple; to disable

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wince

to flinch in pain or fear

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cynical

distrusting others from a sense that everyone's motives are selfish

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wax

to become larger

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fiasco

a major disaster

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emigration

departure from one country for another

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abolish

to put to an end to

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agitate

to move violently