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annul

(v.) to make void or invalid

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anomaly

(n.) something that does not fit into the normal order

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anonymous

(adj.) being unknown, unrecognized

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antagonism

(n.) hostility

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antecedent

(n.) something that came before

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antediluvian

(adj.) ancient

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anthology

(n.) a selected collection of writings, songs, etc.

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antipathy

(n.) a strong dislike, repugnance

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antiquated

(adj.) old, out of date

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antiseptic

(adj.) clean, sterile

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antithesis

(n.) the absolute opposite

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anxiety

(n.) intense uneasiness

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apathetic

(adj.) lacking concern, emotion

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apocryphal

(adj.) fictitious, false, wrong

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apogee

highest point

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bias

(n.) a tendency, inclination, prejudice

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bilk

(v.) cheat, defraud

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blandish

(v.) to coax by using flattery

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bulbous

bulb / ous

bulb / (abjective)

like a bulb

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confection

(n.) a sweet, fancy food

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confidant

(n.) a person entrusted with secrets

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conflagration

(n.) great fire

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confluence

(n.) a gathering together

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conformist

(n.) one who behaves the same as others

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confound

(v.) to frustrate, confuse

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congeal

(v.) to thicken into a solid

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congenial

(adj.) pleasantly agreeable

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congregation

(n.) a gathering of people, especially for religious services

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congruity

(n.) the quality of being in agreement

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connive

(v.) to plot, scheme

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consecrate

(v.) to dedicate something to a holy purpose

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consensus

(n.) an agreement of opinion

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discretion

(n.) the quality of being reserved in speech or action; good judgment

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discursive

(adj.) rambling, lacking order

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disdain

1. (v.) to scorn, hold in low esteem

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disgruntled

(adj.) upset, not content

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disheartened

(adj.) feeling a loss of spirit or morale

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disparage

(v.) to criticize or speak ill of

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disparate

(adj.) sharply differing, containing sharply contrasting elements

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equanimity

(n.) composure

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equivocal

(adj.) ambiguous, uncertain, undecided

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erudite

(adj.) learned

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eschew

(v.) to shun, avoid

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esoteric

(adj.) understood by only a select few

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espouse

(v.) to take up as a cause, support

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flout

(v.) to disregard or disobey openly

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foil

(v.) to thwart, frustrate, defeat

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forage

(v.) to graze, rummage for food

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forbearance

(n.) patience, restraint, toleration

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gourmand

(n.) someone fond of eating and drinking

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harrowing

(adj.) greatly distressing, vexing

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haughty

(adj.) disdainfully proud

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imbibe

im / bibe

in / drink

drink in

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inextricable

(adj.) hopelessly tangled or entangled

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infamy

(n.) notoriety, extreme ill repute

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infusion

(n.) an injection of one substance into another; the permeation of one substance by another

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ingenious

(adj.) clever, resourceful

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ingenuous

(adj.) not devious; innocent and candid

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inhibit

(v.) to prevent, restrain, stop

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inimical

(adj.) hostile, enemylike

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iniquity

(n.) wickedness or sin

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injunction

(n.) an order of official warning

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innate

(adj.) inborn, native, inherent

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innocuous

(adj.) harmless, inoffensive

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libertarian

(adj.) advocating principles of liberty and free will

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licentious

(adj.) displaying a lack of moral or legal restraints

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mitigate

(v.) to make less violent, alleviate

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moderate

1. (adj.) not extreme 2. (n.) one who expresses moderate opinions

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modicum

(n.) a small amount of something

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mores

(n.) the moral attitudes and fixed customs of a group of people.

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nondescript

(adj.) lacking a distinctive character

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notorious

(adj.) widely and unfavorably known

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opulent

(adj.) characterized by rich abundance verging on ostentation

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oration

(n.) a speech delivered in a formal or ceremonious manner

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ornate

(adj.) highly elaborate, excessively decorated

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preponderance

(adj.) superiority in importance or quantity

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prepossessing

(adj.) occupying the mind to the exclusion of other thoughts or feelings

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presage

(n.) an omen

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prescient

(adj.) to have foreknowledge of events

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prescribe

(v.) to lay down a rule

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albino

alb/ino

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presumptuous

(adj.) disrespectfully bold

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pretense

(n.)an appearance or action intended to deceive

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repentant

(adj.) penitent, sorry

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replete

(adj.) full, abundant

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repose

(v.) to rest, lie down

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reprehensible

(adj.) deserving rebuke

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reprieve

(n.) a temporary delay of punishment

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soluble

(adj.) able to dissolve

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solvent

1. (n.) a substance that can dissolve other substances 2. (adj.) able to pay debts

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somnolent

(adj.) sleepy, drowsy

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sophomoric

(adj.) immature, uninformed

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sovereign

(adj.) having absolute authority in a certain realm

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transgress

(v.) to violate, go over a limit

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upbraid

(v.) to criticize or scold severely

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vex

(v.) to confuse or annoy

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vicarious

(adj.) experiencing through another

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vicissitude

(n.) event that occurs by chance

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winsome

(adj.) charming, pleasing

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arable

ar / able

plow / able to be

can be farmed, planted

 

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arid

ar/id

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archaic

archa / ic

beginning / (adjective)

ancient, from the beginning

 

 

 

 

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antipodes

anti / podes

against, opposing / poles

the opposite in place, location