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abstain

v. refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice

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abstinence

n. restraint from eating or drinking

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acclivity

n. sharp upward slope of a hill

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actuarial

adj. calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics

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affront

n. insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect

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alimentary

adj. supplying nourishment

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amalgamate

v. combine; unite in one body

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arrears

n. being in debt

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bandinage

n. teasing conversation

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barren

adj. desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking

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blurt

v. utter impulsively

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beseech

v. beg; plead with

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bilk

v. swindle; cheat

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brusque

adj. blunt; abrupt

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caulk

v. make watertight by filling in cracks

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chastise

v. punish

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cipher

n. nonentity; worthless person or thing | n. secret code

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comely

adj. attractive; agreeable

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comeuppance

n. rebuke; deserts

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concession

n. an act of yielding

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connivance

n. assistance; pretense of ignorance of something wrong; permission to offend

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convoluted

adj. coiled around; involved; intricate

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credibility

n. believability

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dawdle

v. loiter; waste time

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cumbersome

adj. heavy; hard to manage

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denouement

n. outcome; final development of the plot of a play

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discredit

v. disregard; dismiss

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diva

n. operatic singer; prima donna

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doleful

adj. sorrowful

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dross

n. waste matter; worthless impurities

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efficacy

n. power to produce desired effect

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engaging

adj. charming; attractive

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estranged

adj. separated; alienated

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equable

adj. tranquil; steady; uniform

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exploit (n)

n. deed or action, particularly a brave deed

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exhume

v. dig out of the ground; remove from the grave

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filch

v. steal

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felicity

n. happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.)

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forbearance

n. patience

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frolicsome

adj. pranki-sh; gay

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fop

n. dandy; man excessively concerned with his clothes

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gaudy

adj. flashy; showy

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gaunt

adj. lean and angular; barren

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gibberish

n. nonsense; babbling

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impale

v. pierce

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increment

n. increase

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indigenous

adj. native

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inkling

n. hint

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ineffectual

adj. not effective; weak

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infraction

n. violation (of a rule or regulation); breach

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intermittent

adj. periodic; on and off

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inured

adj. accustomed; hardened

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iridescent

adj. exhibiting rainbow-like colors

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lackadaisical

adj. lacking purpose or zest; halfhearted; languid

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marital

adj. pertaining to marriage

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lurk

v. stealthily lie in waiting; slink; exist unperceived

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loiter

v. hang around; linger

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maul

v. handle roughly

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misdemeanor

n. minor crime

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mores

n. conventions; moral standards; customs