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assessment

n. evaluation judgment

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atone

v. make amends for; pay for

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august

adj. impressive; majestic

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civil

adj. having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite

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cherubic

adj. angelic; innocent-looking

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chaff

n. worthless products of an endeavor

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communal

adj. held in common; of a group of people

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cohesion

n. tendency to keep together

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disburse

v. pay out

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embed

v. enclose; place in something

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enclave

n. territory enclosed within a foreign land

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egregious

adj. excessively self-centered; self-important; conceited

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exorbitant

adj. excessive

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flora

n. plants of a region or area

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firebrand

n. hothead: troublemaker

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fervent

adj. ardent; hot

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impoverished

adj. poor

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imperturbable

adj. calm; placid; composed

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impasse

n. predicament from which there is no escape

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incumbent

adj. obligatory; currently holding an office

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jaundiced

adj. prejudiced (envious, hostile or resentful)

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irreconcilable

adj. incompatible; not able to be resolved

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mincing

adj. affectedly dainty(delicate)

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ossify

v. change or harden into bone

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panegyric

n. formal praise

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precipice

n. cliff; dangerous position

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predispose

v. give an inclination toward; make susceptible to

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preternatural

adj. beyond what is normal in nature

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scamp

n. rascal

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ruse

n. trick; stratagem

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squabble

n. minor quarrel; bickering

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spasmodic

adj. fitful; periodic

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succumb

v. yield; give; die

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valid

adj. logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable

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unseemly

adj. unbecoming; indecent; in poor taste

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unfetter

v. liberate; free from chains

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vulnerable

adj. susceptible to wounds

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visionary

adj. produced by imagination; fanciful; mystical

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witless

adj. foolish; idiotic

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accord

n. agreement

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adamant

adj. hard; inflexible

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anthology

n. book of literary selections by various authors

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apocalyptic

adj. prophetic; pertaining to revelations

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aver

v. assert confidently; affirm

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ballast

n. heavy substance used to add stability or weight

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avenge

v. take vengeance for something (or on behalf of someone)

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cloister

n. monastery or convent

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clique

n. small exclusive group

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demagogue

n. person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people

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deplete

v. reduce; exhaust

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eon

n. long period of time; an age

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enunciate

v. speak distinctly

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hallucination

n. delusion

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heinous

adj. atrocious; hatefully bad

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machinations

n. evil schemes or plots

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nirvana

n. in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude

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nullify

v. to make invalid

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parity

n. equality in status or amount; close resemblance

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pathetic

adj. causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching

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thrifty

adj. careful about money; economical