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pulchritude

Physical beauty

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scintilla

A tiny bit or trace

3

augment

Make larger

4

dyspeptic

Grumpy, pessimistic, irritable; suffering from dyspepsia (indigestion)

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hardy

Bold, brave, capable of withstanding hardship, fatigue, cold, etc.

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adulterate

Make impure by adding inappropriate or inferior ingredients

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metaphysical

Concerned with abstract thought, related to metaphysics; very subtle or abtruse

8

grovel

Creep or crawl with one's face to the ground, prostrate oneself as a token of subservience, degrade or abase oneself

9

axiom

Self-evident truth requiring no proof; universally or generally accepted principle

10

rend

Tear violently, esp. to tear one's clothing or hair out of grief; pull apart, split, or tear away

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explicit

Direct, clear, fully revealed; clearly depicting sex or nudity

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amortize

Gradually pay off a debt, or gradually write off an asset

13

panache

Flair, style, swagger; a flamboyant or grand way of acting

14

munificent

Generous, giving liberally

15

unearth

Dig up, uncover, expose

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derivative

Derived from something else; not original

17

vicissitude

Changes or variations over time, esp. regular changes from one thing to another

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contraries

Things that are opposing; either of two opposite things

19

husband

Manage prudently, sparingly, or or economically; conserve

20

oblique

Slanting or sloping; indirect, misleading, or evasive

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haven

Harbor or port; refuge, safe place

22

permeate

Spread or penetrate throughout

23

hearken

Listen, pay attention to

24

overshadow

Cast a shadow over, darken; dominate, make to seem less important

25

principled

Having high moral standards

26

bolster

Strengthen or support

27

console

Lessen the suffering or grief (verb); a control panel, or small table or cabinet (noun)

28

permeate

Spread or penetrate throughout

29

alienate

Cause to become unfriendly, hostile, or distant

30

debase

Degrade, lower in quality, value, rank, etc.; lower in moral quality

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stem

To branch out from, originate from, or be caused by; To stop, hold back, or limit (the flow of something)

32

ruminate

Turn over in the mind, reflect on; chew cud (as a cow)

33

fervid

Very hot; heated in passion or enthusiasm

34

discomfiting

Disconcerting, confusing, frustrating

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acidulous

Slightly acid or sour; sharp or caustic

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frenetic

Wildly excited, frantic, distracted

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inure

Toughen up; accustom or habituate to pain, hardship, etc.

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impecunious

Poor, without money

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lugubrious

Mournful, gloomy (sometimes in an exaggerated way)