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amorous

(adj.) showing love, particularly sexual

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amorphous

(adj.) without definite shape or type

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anachronistic

(adj.) being out of correct chronological order

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analgesic

(n.) something that reduces pain

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analogous

(adj.) similar to, so that an analogy can be drawn

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anarchist

(n.) one who wants to eliminate all government

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anathema

(n.) a cursed, detested person

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anecdote

(n.) a short, humorous account

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anesthesia

(n.) loss of sensation

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anguish

(n.) extreme sadness, torment

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animated

(adj.) lively

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annex

1. (v.) to incorporate territory or space 2. (n.) a room attached to a larger room or space

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blemish

(n.) an imperfection, flaw

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blight

1. (n.) a plague, disease 2. (n.) something that destroys hope

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compound

1 (v.) to combine parts 2. (n.) a combination of different parts

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comprehensive

(adj.) including everything

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compress

(v.) to apply pressure, squeeze together

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compunction

(n.) distress caused by feeling guilty

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concede

(v.) to accept as valid

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conciliatory

(adj.) friendly, agreeable

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concise

(adj.) brief and direct in expression

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concoct

(v.) to fabricate, make up

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concomitant

(adj.) accompanying in a subordinate fashion

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concord

(n.) harmonious agreement

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condolence

(n.) an expression of sympathy in sorrow

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condone

(v.) to pardon, deliberately overlook

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conduit

(n.) a pipe or channel through which something passes

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dirge

(n.) a mournful song, especially for a funeral

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disaffected

(adj.) rebellious, resentful of authority

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disavow

(v.) to deny knowledge of or responsibility for

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discern

(v.) to perceive, detect

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disclose

(v.) to reveal, make public

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discomfit

(v.) to thwart, baffle

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discordant

(adj.) not agreeing, not in harmony with

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discrepancy

(n.) difference, failure of things to correspond

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entail

(v.) to include as a necessary step

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enthrall

(v.) to charm, hold spellbound

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ephemeral

(adj.) short-lived, fleeting

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epistolary

(adj.) relating to or contained in letters

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epitome

(n.) a perfect example, embodiment

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figurative

(adj.) symbolic

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flabbergasted

(adj.) astounded

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flaccid

(adj.) limp, not firm or strong

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flagrant

(adj.) offensive, egregious

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florid

(adj.) flowery, ornate

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grandiloquence

(n.) lofty, pompous language

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hedonist

(n.) one who believes pleasure should be the primary pursuit of humans

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hegemony

(n.) domination over others

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indefatigable

(adj.) incapable of defeat, failure, decay

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indigenous

(adj.) originating in a region

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indigent

(adj.) very poor, impoverished

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indignation

(n.) anger sparked by something unjust or unfair

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indolent

(adj.) lazy

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indomitable

(adj.) not capable of being conquered

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induce

(v.) to bring about, stimulate

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ineffable

(adj.) unspeakable, incapable of being expressed through words

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inept

(adj.) not suitable or capable, unqualified

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inexorable

(adj.) incapable of being persuaded or placated

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lethargic

(adj.) in a state of sluggishness or apathy

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liability

1. (n) something for which one is legally responsible, involving a disadvantage or risk 2. (n.) a handicap, burden

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mercurial

(adj.) characterized by rapid change or temperamentality

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meritorious

(adj.) worthy of esteem or reward

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metamorphosis

(n.) the change of form, shape, substance

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meticulous

(adj.) extremely careful with details

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nominal

(adj.) trifling, insignificant

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nonchalant

(adj.) having a lack of concern, indifference

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odious

(adj.) instilling hatred or intense displeasure

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officious

(adj.) offering services when they are neither wanted nor needed

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ominous

(adj.) foreboding or foreshadowing evil

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onerous

(adj.) burdensome

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portent

(n.) an omen

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potable

(adj.) suitable for drinking

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potentate

(n.) one who has great power, a ruler

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pragmatic

(adj.) practical

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precipice

(n.) the face of a cliff, a steep or overhanging place

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preclude

(v.) to prevent

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precocious

(adj.) advanced, developing ahead of time

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predilection

(n.) a preference or inclination for something

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relish

(v.) to enjoy

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remedial

(adj.) intended to repair gaps in the basic knowledge of students

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remiss

(adj.) negligent, failing to take care

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renovate

1. (v.) restore, return to original state 2. (v.) to enlarge and make prettier, especially a house

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renown

(n.) honor, acclaim

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renunciation

(n.) to reject

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servile

(adj.) subservient

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sinuous

(adj.) lithe, serpentine

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sobriety

(n.) sedate, calm

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solicitous

(adj.) concerned, attentive

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solipsistic

(adj.) believing that oneself is all that exists

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tranquil

(adj.) calm

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undulate

(v.) to move in waves

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verbose

(adj.) wordy, impaired by wordiness

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verdant

(adj.) green in tint or color

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vestige

(n.) a mark or trace of something lost or vanished

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usurp

(v.) to seize by force, take possession of without right

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vigilant

(adj.) watchful, alert

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vilify

(v.) to lower in importance, defame

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vindicate

(v.) to avenge; to free from allegation; to set free

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vindictive

(adj.) vengeful

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wistful

(adj.) full of yearning; musingly sad