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acquiesce

(v.) to agree without protesting

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acrimony

(n.) bitterness, discord

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acumen

(n.) keen insight

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acute

1. (adj.) sharp, severe 2. (adj.) having keen insight

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adamant

(adj.) impervious, immovable, unyielding

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adept

(adj.) extremely skilled

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adhere

1. (n.) to stick to something 2. (n.) to follow devoutly

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admonish

(v.) to caution, criticize, reprove

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adorn

(v.) to decorate

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adroit

(adj) skilled, dexterous

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adulation

(n) extreme praise

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adumbrate

(v) to sketch out in a general way

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adverse

(adj) unfavorable, dangerous, antagonistic

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advocate

(v) to argue in favor of something

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battery

1.(n.) a device that supplies power

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beguile

(v.) to trick, deceive

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behemoth

(n.) something of tremendous power or size

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chide

(v.) to voice disapproval

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choreography

(n.) the arrangement of dances

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chronicle

1. (n.) a written history

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chronological

(adj.) arranged in order of time

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circuitous

(adj.) roundabout

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circumlocution

(n.) indirect and wordy language

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circumscribed

(adj.) marked off, bounded

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circumspect

(adj.) cautious

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circumvent

(v.) to get around

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clairvoyant

(adj.) able to perceive things that normal people cannot

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clamor

1. (n.) loud noise

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clandestine

(adj.) secret

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cleave

1. (v.) to divide into parts

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demarcation

(n.) the marking of boundaries or categories

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demean

(v.) to lower the status or stature of something

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demure

(adj.) quiet, modest, reserved

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denigrate

(v.) to belittle, diminish the opinion of

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denounce

(v.) to criticize publicly

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deplore

(v.) to feel or express sorrow, disapproval

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depravity

(n.) wickedness

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deprecate

(v.) to belittle, depreciate

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derelict

(adj.) abandoned, run-down

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eloquent

(adj.) expressive, the quality of choosing words well, moving

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elucidate

(v.) to clarify, explain

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elude

(v.) to evade, escape

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emaciated

(adj.) very thin, enfeebled looking

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embellish

1. (v.) to decorate, adorn

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embezzle

(v.) to steal money by falsifying records

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emend

(v.) to correct or revise a written text

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fatuous

(adj.) silly, foolish

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fecund

(adj.) fruitful, fertile

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felicitous

1. (adj.) well suited, apt

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genial

(adj.) friendly, affable

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hapless

(adj.) unlucky

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impinge

1. (v.) to impact, affect, make an impression

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implacable

(adj.) incapable of being appeased or mitigated

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implement

1. (n.) an instrument, utensil, tool

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implicate

(v.) to involve in an incriminating way, incriminate

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implicit

(adj.) understood but not outwardly obvious, implied

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impregnable

(adj.) resistant to capture or penetration

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impudent

(adj.) casually rude, insolent, impertinent

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largess

(n.) the generous giving of lavish gifts

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latent

(adj.) hidden, but capable of being exposed

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manifest

1. (adj.) easily understandable, obvious

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manifold

(adj.) diverse, varied

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maudlin

(adj.) weakly sentimental

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negligent

(adj.) habitually careless, neglectful

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kudos

(n.) praise for an achievement

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obscure

(adj.) unclear, partially hidden

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obsequious

(adj.) excessively compliant or submissive

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penchant

(n.) a tendency, partiality, preference

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penitent

(adj.) remorseful, regretful

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penultimate

(adj.) next to last

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penurious

(adj.) miserly, stingy

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perfidious

(adj.) disloyal, unfaithful

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perfunctory

(adj.) showing little interest or enthusiasm

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permeate

(v.) to spread throughout, saturate

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pernicious

(adj.) extremely destructive or harmful

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perplex

(v.) to confuse

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perspicacity

(adj.) shrewdness, perceptiveness

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raze

(v.) to demolish, level

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rebuke

(v.) to scold, criticize

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recalcitrant

(adj.) defiant, unapologetic

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recapitulate

(v.) to sum up, repeat

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reciprocate

(v.) to give in return

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reclusive

(adj.) solitary, shunning society

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reconcile

1. (v.) to return to harmony

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rectitude

(n.) uprightness, extreme morality

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redoubtable

1. (adj.) formidable

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scintillating

(adj.) sparkling

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scrupulous

(adj.) painstaking, careful

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scurrilous

(adj.) vulgar, coarse

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sedentary

(adj.) sitting, settled

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semaphore

(n.) a visual signal

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tenuous

(adj.) having little substance or strength

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terrestrial

(adj.) relating to the land

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timorous

(adj.) timid, fearful

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tirade

(n.) a long speech marked by harsh or biting language

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toady

(n.) one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors

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uncanny

(adj.) of supernatural character or original

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variegated

(adj.) diversified, distinctly marked

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vehemently

(adv.) marked by intense force or emotion

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veneer

(n.) a superficial or deceptively attractive appearance, facade

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whimsical

(adj.) fanciful, full of whims

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zenith

(n.) the highest point, culminating point