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1
Q

precarious

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  • depending upon another

- risky, uncertain

2
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profusion

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  • great wastefulness

- a large abundance

3
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propinquity

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  • closeness in time or place

- closeness of relationship

4
Q

harbor

A
  • a place of safety or shelter

- to give shelter or protect

5
Q

rampart

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  • a defense

- to defend

6
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virulent

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  • poisonous

- full of hate

7
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redolent

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sweet-smelling

8
Q

exhume

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  • to unearth

- to reveal

9
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sedulous

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  • working diligently

- persistent

10
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flag

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  • to become weak

- to send a message

11
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succinct

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  • clearly stated

- concise

12
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reprobate

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  • to condemn

- to reject

13
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surfeit

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  • to indulge excessively

- overindulgence

14
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tumid

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  • swollen

- pompous

15
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presage

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  • an omen

- a foreshadowing characteristic

16
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sundry

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  • various, miscellaneous

- separate; distinct

17
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jettison

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  • to throw goods overboard to lighten a vehicle

- to discard

18
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attenuate

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  • to thin out

- weakened; diminishing

19
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diminutive

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smaller than average

20
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harangue

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  • lengthy, heartfelt speech

- to talk excitedly

21
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torpid

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  • dormant

- slow, sluggish

22
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rabd

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  • violent

- fanatic about a belief

23
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flux

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  • a flow

- continual change

24
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malediction

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  • putting a curse on someone

- talking negatively about another

25
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trenchant

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  • cutting

- keen or incisive