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1

She died last year after a 'valiant' and bold battle with cancer.

possessing or acting with bravery or boldness : courageous

2

The Prime Minister 'presided' over a meeting of his inner Cabinet.

to exercise guidance, direction, or control; to occupy the place of authority

3

The President was in a 'pugnacious' mood when he was inquired about his past mistakes.

having a quarrelsome or combative nature : truculent

4

As he reached for the figure, he realized it was not 'corporeal' when his hands went straight through the shape.

having, consisting of, or relating to a physical material body; tangible, non-spiritual

5

People say I worry too much, but for 'aught' I know, a stranger could be watching all of my actions.

anything; all, everything

6

My paralyzed uncle takes 'vicarious' pride in his son’s running achievements.

experienced or realized through imaginative or sympathetic participation in the experience of another : substitutionary satisfaction

7

Because I love sharing knowledge, I chose teaching as my life’s 'vocation'.

a summons or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action; engaged in a particular occupation

8

Although no words were spoken, our nods represented our 'tacit' agreement to share the debt.

implied or indicated (as by an act or by silence) but not actually expressed; expressed or carried on without words or speech

9

A detective’s job is to 'discern' who is guilty of a particular crime by evaluating the evidence.

to detect with senses; to recognize or identify as separate and distinct; to notice

10

He was sick of cities and crowds, so he decided to go live by himself in the woods as a 'recluse'.

person who lives away from others : hermit, solitary, anchorite

11

The 'potency' of the drug is high.

the ability or capacity to achieve or bring about a particular result; force, power

12

I 'deprecate' TV sitcoms due to their childish and simpleminded storytelling.

to express disapproval of; to seek to avert, avoid

13

While the dictator had no legal power, he nevertheless desired to 'usurp' the government’s position.

to seize and hold (office, place, functions, powers, etc.) in possession by force or without right

14

I had no trouble believing the doctor's 'cogent' explanation about my strong need for the surgery.

having power to compel or constrain; appealing forcibly to the mind or reason : convincing

15

Dentists 'opine' flossing is essential for maintaining good dental health.

to express opinions

16

What is the name of the scientific 'nomenclature' in which sharks are studied?

name, designation; group of terms; the act or process or an instance of naming

17

The polar bear is an iconic 'denizen' of the snowy Arctic.

inhabitant

18

Because Mary and Frank have a 'volatile' relationship, they often argue.

characterized by or subject to rapid or unexpected change; tending to erupt into violence : explosive

19

As a knowledgeable talker, Carter can 'expatiate' on any topic.

to move about freely or at will : wander; to speak or write at length or in detail

20

Janice was at the 'apex' of her music career when she sold over a million copies of her second album.

the uppermost point : vertex; the highest or culminating point

21

During the tour, the 'grandeur' of the royal palace left me speechless.

the quality or state of being grand : magnificence

22

Since Bob and Mary are both book addicts, we jokingly 'surmise' the couple met in a library.

a thought or idea based on insufficient evidence : conjecture

23

The jeweler was able to easily 'descry' the true value of the large diamond.

to catch sight of; find out, discover

24

Because of the rain drought, the lake is nearly 'destitute' of water.

lacking something needed or desirable

25

My physician is always 'admonishing' me to eat more healthy foods.

to indicate duties or obligations to; to express warning or disapproval to especially in a gentle, earnest, or solicitous manner