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zeal

n. eager enthusiasm

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wry

adj. twisted; with a humorous twist

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wan

adj. having a pale of sickly color; pallid

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veer

v. change of direction

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turgid

adj. swollen; distended

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tether

v. tie with a rope

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titanic

adj. gigantic

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trek

v. travel; journey

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suavity

n. urbanity; polish

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stamina

n. strength; staying power

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sodden

adj. soaked; dull; as if from drink

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splice

v. fasten together; unite

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sibling

n. brother or sister

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rhapsodize

v. to speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner

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retiring

adj. modest; shy

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reparable

adj. capable of being repaired

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ravel

v. fall apart into tangles; unravel or untwist; entangle

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quirk

n. startling twist; caprice(unpredictable change)

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quail

v. cower; lose heart

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pugnacity

n. combativeness; disposition to fight

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problematic

adj. doubtful; unsettled; questionable; perplexing

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premise

n. assumption; postulate

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prank

n. mischievous trick

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pertinacious

adj. stubborn; persistent

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plight

n. condition; state (especailly a bad state or condition); predicament

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perennial

n. something that is continuing or recurrent

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ordination

n. ceremony making someone a minister

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opalescent

adj. iridescent; lustrous(attractive quality or effect)

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nepotism

n. favoritism (to a relative)

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moodiness

adj. fits of depression or gloom

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mode

n. prevailing style; manner; way of doing something

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narrative

adj. related to telling a story

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melancholy

adj. gloomy; morose; blue

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malapropism

n. comic misuse of a word

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lunge

v. quickly dive forward; thrust

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liaison

n. contact keeping parts of an organization in communication; go-between; secret love affair

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jollity

n. gaiety; cheerfulness

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invulnerable

adj. incapable of injury

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intelligentsia

n. the intelligent and educated classes (often used derogatorily)

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implication

n. something hinted at or suggested

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hover

v. hang about; wait nearby

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hazardous

adj. dangerous

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gnome

n. dwarf; underground spirit

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glower

v. scowl

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grate

v. make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect

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frenetic

adj. frenzied; frantic

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fodder

n. coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.

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figment

n. invention; imaginary thing

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fleece (n)

n. wool coat of a sheep

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fleck

v. spot

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daub

v. smear (as with paint)

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dank

adj. damp

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contraband

n., adj. illegal trade; smuggling

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craftiness

n. slyness; trickiness

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concerted

adj. mutually agreed on; done together

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conspiracy

n. treacherous plot

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cardinal

adj. chief

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broach

v. introduce; open up

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arousal

n. awakening; provocation (of a response)

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asinine

adj. stupid