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abjure

renounce upon oath

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conjure

1.to call on evil spirit 2.think up or invent 3.to appear in a magical way

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exorcise

1.to remove evil spirit 2.to remove smth negative

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droll

amusing and strange

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recreant

perfidious

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miscreant

a person who does illegal or immoral activities

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redolent

1.set smelling 2.giving strong smell

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exscind

remove

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obloquy

defamation in order to hurt others reputation

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rescind

cancel out REVOKE, ANNUL, REPEAL

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irrevocable

that cant be canceled out

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orient

to remove confusion opp, OBFUSCATE

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evince

so clearly

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flaunt

to show with pride

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embarked on

started

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tyranny

autocracy

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bulwark

smth or smbd that protects from difficulty

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despise

strongly hate DETEST, ABOMINATE, LOATHE, ABHOR

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loath

unwilling

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surmise

guess CONJECTURE

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alienate

to lose or separate

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despoil

1.loot 2.spoil

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posh

very attractive

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despondent

very serious or sad

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doleful

very serious or sad DOLOROUS

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malady

sickness or illness

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scoff

1.to eat quickly 2.mock or deride

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impeccable

without error or flaw

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scheme

to conspire

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countermand

to cancel previous order by another

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fib

to tell lies about insignificant things

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murky

1.dark 2.unclear 3.unclear and dishonest 4.cloudy or turbid

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incognito

disguised under an assumed name

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incinerate

to destroy completely by burning

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assuage

1.pacify 2.satisfy

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bicker

quarrel in insignificant things

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bootleg

to trade illegally

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embargo

order by the state not to trade with other countries

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ebb

1.worsen 2.to return tide

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blasphemy

defamation of god

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squabbled

minor quarrel

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reclusive

preferring isolation

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hermetic

1.mysterious 2.air tight

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brandish

to move object or any weapon or stick in order to threaten or u r angry

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blandish

to persuade smbd using flattering or nice words

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wangle

to achieve smth by persuading

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bonhomie

feeling of friendliness and affection

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dwindle

gradually decrease

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solemnity

formal dignity

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caulk

to make water tight

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herculean

1.huge 2.requiring much effort

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arduous

requiring much effort

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purveyor

supplier or provider

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pillage

loot PLUNDER, DESPOIL

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repercussion

unpleasant consequence

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percussion

the activity of hitting against

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hurtle

to move forcefully and quickly

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sunder

broken into parts

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arcade

continuous row of shops on both sides

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ravishing

1.greatly attractive 2.sexually attractive

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incumbent

obligated to job right now

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recast

1.rearrange in order to make better 2.to change in order to make better 3.to provide roles

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rebuffed

rudely denied

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recalcitrant

disobedient

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fraught with

full of

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fraught

tensed or worried

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connoisseur

experts of foods, drinks, arTS

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gourmet

expert of food EPICURE

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gourmand

experts of foods who eats much

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obtrusive

1.causing irritation or annoyance or anger 2.unpleasantly noticeable

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beleaguered

1. at war 2.surrounded by enemies 3.greatly troubled

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dilapidated

at ruining condition

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depilate

to be bald or to remove hair

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despair

hopelessness

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duress

1. threat or intimidation 2.control or restriction

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ebullience

great energy enthusiasm or liveliness

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interloper

a person who enters restricted area or an unwanted person TRESPASSER, INTRUDER

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cognizant of

aware of

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salubrious

hygenic, WHOLESOME

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salutary

improving or beneficial frm smth negative

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opprobrious

deserving severe blame or criticism

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acquisition

achievement

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cipher

1.secret code 2.symbol of zero 3.stupid person

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inviting

greatly attractive that holds ur attention

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frenetic

greatly excited and hurried

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instigate

1.start 2.greatly excite

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arrogate

to claim power illegally

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petulant

expressing anger or annoyance

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tempestuous

1.stormy 2.greatly disturbed 3.greatly exciting

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brunt

strong negative effect

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erratic

changeable unpredictable

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checkered

1.changeable 2.having cross

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propitiate

pacify

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congenital

by birth

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scurrilous

indecent

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cull

1.extract 2.select and reject/kill 3.pick

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redact

to carry apart certain parts and insert new parts

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assess

evaluate

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potable

safe to drink

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strident

very harsh or unpleasant