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mushroom

v. expand or grow rapidly

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maverick

n. rebel; nonconformist

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menial

adj. suitable for servants; lowly; mean

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mishap

n. accident

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lustrous

adj. shining

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loom

v. appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged or distorted form

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marshal

v. put in order

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leery

adj. suspicious; cautious

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jurisprudence

n. science of law

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momentous

adj. very important

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novice

n. beginner

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ornithology

n. study of birds

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overwrought

adj. extremely agitated; hysterical

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peerless

adj. having no equal; incomparable

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piecemeal

adv. one piece at a time; gradually

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picaresque

adj. pertaining to rogues in literature

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quixotic

adj. idealistic but impractical

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rankle

v. irritate; fester

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regale

v. entertain

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reaper

n. one who harvests grain

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repercussion

n. result or impact

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repellant

adj. driving away; unattractive

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rig

v. fix or manipulate

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rift

n. opening; break

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scurry

v. move briskly

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shambles

n. wreck; mess

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subversive

adj. tending to overthrow; destructive

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stellar

adj. pertaining to the stars

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swindler

n. cheat

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thermal

adj. pertaining to heat

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ubiquitous

adj. being everywhere; omnipresent

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verve

n. energy in expressing ideas, especially artistically

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venerable

adj. deserving high respect

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seethe

v. be disturbed; boil

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acute

adj. quickly perceptive; keen; brief and severe

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aftermath

n. consequences; outcome; upshot

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accomodate

v. oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt

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ambidextrous

adj. capable of using either hand with equal ease

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amoral

adj. immoral

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anesthetic

n. substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness

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appraise

v. estimate value of

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arcane

adj. secret; mysterious; known by very few

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assay

v. analyze; evaluate

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avalanche

n. great mass of falling snow and ice

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beset

v. harass or trouble; hem in

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bland

adj. soothing or mild; agreeable

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canny

adj. shrewd; thrifty

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cavalcade

n. procession; parade

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chafe

v. warm by rubbing; make sore (by rubbing)

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circumspect

adj. prudent; cautious

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component

n. element; ingredient

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commensurate

adj. equal in extent

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cohere

v. stick together

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confirm

v. corroborate; verify; support

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contrite

adj. penitent

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defile

v. pollute; profane

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descry

v. catch sight of

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depict

v. portray

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delusion

n. false belief; hallucination

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dismay

v. discourage; frighten