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Because of a family 'feud', they did not see each other for a decade.

a mutual enmity or quarrel that is often prolonged or inveterate


...a highly 'malignant' form of cancer, detrimental to his well being...

evil in nature, influence, or effect : injurious
passionately and relentlessly malevolent


They 'ascribed' their stunning military victory to the meticulous preparation beforehand.

to refer/attribute to a supposed cause, source, or author : to say or think that (something) is caused by, comes from, or is associated with a particular person or thing


The approaching hurricane is sure to be a 'calamity' that will affect the lives of millions.

a state/event of deep distress or misery caused by major misfortune or loss


Some say that we must go through many 'vicissitudes' in life to become a stronger person.

1. the quality or state of being changeable : mutability
2. a fluctuation of state or condition; a change of circumstances or fortune


Computers are everywhere and have become 'ubiquitous' in everyday modern life.

existing or being everywhere at the same time : constantly encountered : widespread


Our 'erudite' instructor was able to answer every question asked by our class.

having or showing profound knowledge that is gained by studying : possessing or displaying erudition


To be an astronaut, you must be an 'intrepid' person who craves adventure and risk.

characterized by resolute fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance


The conductor’s wild, 'magniloquent' motions intensified the influx of volume.

speaking in or characterized by a high-flown often bombastic style or manner


He could no longer endure the study with that dull and 'arid' textbook.

excessively dry


Until all of the countries 'ratify' the peace treaty, the war will continue.

to approve and sanction formally : confirm


Can you identify the 'antecedent' that led to Jane’s emotional breakdown?

a preceding event, condition, or cause : predecessor


Since James arrived at the doctor’s office an hour early, he decided to 'loiter' outside for a while.

to delay an activity with idle stops and pauses : dawdle