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1

to bear witness to affirm to be true or genuine

attest

2

to fit together exactly to connect so as to form a whole a carpentry figure resembling a dove's tail

dovetail

3

the quality of exceeding al moral bounds an exceedingly evil act huge size immensity

enormity

4

to hesitate stumble lose courage to speak hesitatingly to lose drive weaken decline

falter

5

a warning or feeling that something bad will happen marked by fear ominous

foreboding

6

totally abandoned and helpless sad and lonely wretched or pitiful almost hopeless

forlorn

7

chillingly proud and scornful

haughty

8

a physical defect a hindrance obstacle

impediment

9

necessary urgent a form of a verb expressing a command that which is necessary or require

imperative

10

to linger in an aimless way hang around dawdle

loiter

11

to pretend illness to avoid duty or work lie down on the job

malinger

12

short but full of meaning

pithy

13

to rob by force especially during wartime to seize wrongfully property stolen property stolen by force

plunder

14

to smile or speak in a silly forced way a silly forced smile

simper

15

firmly fixed constant not moving or changing

steadfast

16

much boasted about in a vain or swaggering way

vaunted

17

to abuse or belittle unjustly or maliciously

vilify

18

a person usually a child without a home or friend a stray person or animal something that comes along by chance a stray bit

waif

19

twisted turned to one slide cleverly or grimly humorous

wry

20

to adjust or change to suit conditions

adapt