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Salubrious

Promoting health or well-being


• carrots are salubrious for your eyes

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Labile
[ley-buhl]

Readily open to change, unstable


• emotionally labile

3

Cacophony

Harsh, discordant sound
Dissonance

4

Ebullience
[ih-bool-yuhns]

High spirits, exuberance


• her ebullience was contagious

5

Bane


Noun

Cause of injury, source of harm or persistent frustration

• smoking is far more bane than benefit

6

Welter

To toss about, to be in turmoil


• the sea weltered in the storm

7

Waft

A light breeze, a puff

8

Sagacious

Having sound judgment, perceptive wise

• sagacious decision

9

Unfeigned
[uhn-feynd]

Genuine, not false or hypocritical

10

Catalyst

Accelerates the rate of chemical reaction, person/thing that causes change

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Cadge
[kaj]

To beg, sponge, mooch


• he was always cadging change from me

12

Panegyric
[pan-i-jir-ik]

Formal expression of praise

13

Qualify

To modify or limit in some way; make less strong or positive

• to qualify an endorsement

14

Salient

Prominent, protruding, conspicuous , highly relevant

15

Umbrage

Offense, resentment

• I decided not to take umbrage at his insult

16

Beatify
[bee-at-uh-fahy]

To bless, make happy
To regard as saintly

17

Fallow

Inactive, dormant, not in use

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Jocose

Humorous, playful


• a jocose and amusing manner

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Rapacious

Greedy, plundering,subsisting on prey

20

Pandemic

Widespread, occurring over a large area

21

Daunt

To intimidate or dismay, to overcome with fear

22

Obeisance

Gesture that expresses deference, such as a bow/curtsy

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Garner

To gather and save, store up, acquire

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Abate

To lessen in intensity or degree


• the storm had abated

25

Malinger
[muh-ling-ger]

To pretend illness

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Venal

Capable of being bought or bribed

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Fallacy

An invalid or incorrect notion; a mistaken belief

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Lassitude

Listlessness, weariness, lack of energy

• those 2 push ups filled me with lassitude for the rest of the day

29

Damp
V

(v) to diminish the intensity
To check something

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Natty

Trimly neat and tidy