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This type of small turtle 'seldom' grows over four inches in length.

in few instances : rarely, infrequently

2

... this latest animal circus has sparked 'apoplexy' among some environmentalists.

a state of intense and almost uncontrollable anger; unconsciousness or incapacity resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage or stroke

3

I 'blandished' her into doing my work by complimenting her productive character.

to coax with flattery : cajole

4

We will not tolerate such 'deplorable' behavior in a house of worship

deserving censure or contempt : wretched; lamentable

5

Investigators want to establish if the crash was an accident or caused by his 'skylarking'.

to run up and down the rigging of a ship in sport; frolic, sport, silly behaviour

6

His 'obstinate' refusal to obey our rules...

stubbornly adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion

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The 'confluent' streams of water created cool winds.

flowing, coming, or merging together

8

There was a short, 'derisive' laugh from a heckler.

expressing or causing contemptuous ridicule or scorn : ridiculing

9

A 'jocular' man who could make the most serious people smile...

said or done as a joke : characterized by jesting : playful

10

An eccentric who claimed to have photographed an 'apparition' in the empty house...

an unusual or unexpected sight : phenomenon; a ghostly figure; the act of becoming visible : appearance

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There were a hundred or so hotels in the 'vicinity' of the railway station.

a surrounding area or district : neighborhood; the quality or state of being near : proximity

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A 'vindictive' woman desperate for revenge against the man who loved and left her...

disposed to seek revenge : vengeful; intended for or involving revenge

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He cleared off all the 'superfluous' items of his desk to make room for the new computer.

exceeding what is sufficient or necessary : extra;

14

An 'opulent' mansion filled with priceless art and luxurious furniture...

having a large estate or property : wealthy; amply or plentifully provided or fashioned often to the point of ostentation

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She has endured major disappointments with 'fortitude' and patience.

strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage

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I find it difficult to 'abide' the narrow-minded attitude of a prejudiced person.

to endure patiently : tolerate; to wait for : await; to accept without objection; to remain stable or fixed in a state