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dismantle

v. take apart

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discretion

n. prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances

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didactic

adj. teaching; instructional

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dissertation

n. formal essay

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ductile

adj. malleable; flexible; pliable

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domineer

v. rule over tyrannically

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eccentricity

n. oddity; idiosyncrasy

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egoism

n. excessive interest in one's self

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entrepreneur

n. businessman; contractor

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equity

n. fairness; justice

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ethnic

adj. relating to races

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exasperate

v. vex

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exigency

n. urgent situation

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felon

n. person convicted of a grave crime

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finale

n. conclusion

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fruition

n.. bearing of fruit; fulfillment; realization

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gale

n. windstorm; gust or wind; emotional outburst (laughter, tears)

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gory

adj. bloody

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grill

v. question severely

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gawk

v. stare foolishly; look in open-mouthed awe

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heed

v. pay attention to; consider

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histrionic

adj. theatrical

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humility

n. humbleness of spirit

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impermeable

adj. impervious; not permitting passage through its substance

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importunate

adj. urging; demanding

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ignite

v. kindle; light

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inclement

adj. stormy; unkind

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indignation

n. anger at an injustice

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inept

adj. lacking skill; unsuited; incompetent

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invasive

adj. tending to spread aggressively

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jabber

v. chatter rapidly or unintelligibly

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lecherous

adj. lustful; impure in thought and deed

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limpid

adj. clear; transparent; lucid

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migrant

adj. changing in habitat; wandering

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misgivings

n. doubts

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mortician

n. undertaker

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muse

v. ponder

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nautical

adj. pertaining to ships or navigation

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obnoxious

adj. offensive; objectionable

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offhand

adj. casual; done without prior thought

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obscure

adj. dark; vague; unclear

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overt

adj. open to view

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panache

n. flair; flamboyance

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perjury

n. false testimony while under oath

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pedestrian

adj. ordinary; unimaginative

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patent

adj. open for the public to read; obvious

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parched

adj. extremely dry; very thirsty

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parasite

n. animal or plant living in another; toady; sycophant

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pastoral

adj. rural; simple and peaceful; idyllic; related to shepherds

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placid

adj. peaceful; calm

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podium

n. pedestal; raised platform

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prestige

n. impression produced by achievements or reputation

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prolixity

n. tedious wordiness; verbosity

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propitiate

v. appease

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provident

adj. displaying foresight; thrifty; preparing for emergencies

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prod

v. poke; stir up; urge

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procrastinate

v. postpone; delay or put off

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respiration

n. breathing; exhalation

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ruminate

v. chew over and over (mentally, or like cows, physically); mull over; ponder

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rife

adj. abundant; current