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felicity

happiness; skillfulness

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fervor

great warmth or earnestness

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fetter

to restrain

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fidelity

faithfulness

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figurative

metaphorical

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finesse

skillful

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flagrant

glaringly bd

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flaunt

to show off

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flout

disrespect

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foible

a minor character flaw

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foment

instigate

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forbear

to restrain from doing something

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forego

to not do something

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forsake

to abandon; to leave

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fortuitous

occurring by chance

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founder

to fail

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fraternal

like brothers

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frenetic

frenzied

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frugal

like to save money

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furtive

secretive

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futile

useless

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garrulous

talkative

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gauche

unskillful; awkward

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genre

category

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genteel

polite and aristocratic

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gesticulate

to make gesture

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glut

a surplus

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grandiloquent

pompous, using a lot of fancy words in a speech

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grandiose

exaggerated, extravegant

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gratuitous

uninvited

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gravity

seriousness

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gregarious

sociable

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guile

cunning and deceiving

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hackneyed

overused; cliche

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hapless

unlucky

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harbinger

a signal of

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hedonism

the empathy of enjoyment in life; a lifestyle wanting pleasure

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hegemony

leadership

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heresy

a wrong doing by believing in something controversial

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hermetic

in an insulated atmosphere

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heyday

the golden age

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hiatus

a break

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hierarchy

a packing order

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histrionic

overly dramatic

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homily

a speech; a sermon

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homogeneous

uniform

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husbandry

saving money or other things

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hyperbole

an exaggeration

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hypothetical

uncertain

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iconoclast

one who attacks popular beliefs

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ideology

a system of beliefs

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idiosyncrasy

a peculiarity

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idyllic

naturally peaceful and charming

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ignominy

deep disgrace

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illicit

illegal

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immigrate

to move permanently to a new country

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imminent

just about to happen

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immutable

unchangable

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impartial

fair

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impeccable

flawless

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imperial

like an emperor

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imperious

bossy

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impervious

not allowing anything to pass through; impenetrable

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impetuous

impulsive

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implement

to carry out

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impotent

ineffective and powerless

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impugn

to attack the integrity of something

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inane

silly

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inaugurate

to begin officially