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appalling

(adj.) inspiring shock, horror, disgust

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appease

(v.) to calm, satisfy

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appraise

(v.) to assess the worth or value of

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apprehend

1. (v.) to seize, arrest 2. (v.) to perceive, understand, grasp

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approbation

(n.) praise

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appropriate

(v.) to take, make use of

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aquatic

(adj.) relating to water

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arable

(adj.) suitable for growing crops

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arbiter

(n.) one who can resolve a dispute, make a decision

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arbitrary

(adj.) based on factors that appear random

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arbitration

(n.) the process or act of resolving a dispute

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arboreal

(adj.) of or relating to trees

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arcane

(adj.) obscure, secret, known only by a few

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archaic

(adj.) of or relating to an earlier period in time, outdated

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archetypal

(adj.) the most representative or typical example of something

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boisterous

(adj.) loud and full of energy

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bombastic

(adj.) excessively confident, pompous

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boon

(n.) a gift or blessing

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consign

(v.) to give something over to the care of another

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consolation

(n.) an act of comforting

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consonant

(adj.) in harmony

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constituent

(n.) an essential part

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constrain

(v.)to forcibly restrict

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construe

(v.) to interpret

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consummate

(v.) to complete a deal; to complete a marriage ceremony through sexual

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consumption

(n.) the act of consuming

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contemporaneous

(adj.) existing during the same time

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contentious

(adj.) having a tendency to quarrel or dispute

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contravene

(v.) to contradict, oppose, violate

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contrite

(adj.) penitent, eager to be forgiven

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contusion

(n.) bruise, injury

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conundrum

(n.) puzzle, problem

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dispatch

(v.) to send off to accomplish a duty

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dispel

(v.) to drive away, scatter

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disperse

(v.) to scatter, cause to scatter

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disrepute

(n.) a state of being held in low regard

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dissemble

(v.) to conceal, fake

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disseminate

(v.) to spread widely

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dissent

1. (v.) to disagree

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ethereal

(adj.) heavenly, exceptionally delicate or refined

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etymology

(n.) the history of words, their origin and development

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euphoric

(adj.) elated, uplifted

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evanescent

(adj.) fleeting, momentary

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evince

(v.) to show, reveal

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exacerbate

(v.) to make more violent, intense

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exalt

(v.) to glorify, praise

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forestall

(v.) to prevent, thwart, delay

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forlorn

(adj.) lonely, abandoned, hopeless

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forsake

(v.) to give up, renounce

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fortitude

(n.) strength, guts

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fortuitous

(adj.) happening by chance, often lucky or fortunate

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grandiose

(adj.) on a magnificent or exaggerated scale

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heinous

(adj.) shockingly wicked, repugnant

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heterogeneous

(adj.) varied, diverse in character

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innovate

(v.) to do something in an unprecedented way

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innuendo

(n.) an insinuation

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inoculate

(v.) to introduce a microorganism, serum, or vaccine into an organism in

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inquisitor

(n.) one who inquires, especially in a hostile manner

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insatiable

(adj.) incapable of being satisfied

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insidious

(adj.) appealing but imperceptibly harmful, seductive

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insinuate

(v.) to suggest indirectly or subtly

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insipid

(adj.) dull, boring

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insolent

(adj.) rude, arrogant, overbearing

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instigate

(v.) to urge, goad

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limpid

(adj.) clear, transparent

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linchpin

(n.) something that holds separate parts together

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modulate

(v.) to pass from one state to another, especially in music

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mollify

(v.) to soften in temper

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morass

(n.) a wet swampy bog; figuratively, something that traps and confuses

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novice

(n.) a beginner, someone without training or experience

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orthodox

(adj.) conventional, conforming to established protocol

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primeval

(adj.) original, ancient

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privation

(n.) lacking basic necessities

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probity

(n.) virtue, integrity

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proclivity

(n.) a strong inclination toward something

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procure

(v.) to obtain, acquire

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profane

(adj.) lewd, indecent

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profligate

(adj.) dissolute, extravagant

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quixotic

(adj.) idealistic, impractical

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reproach

(v.) to scold, disapprove

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reprobate

(adj.) evil, unprincipled

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reprove

(v.) to scold, rebuke

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repudiate

(v.) to reject, refuse to accept

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repulse

1. (v.) to disgust 2. (v.) to push back

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reputable

(adj.) of good reputation

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requisition

(n.) a demand for goods, usually made by an authority

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speculative

(adj.) not based in fact

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spurious

(adj.) false but designed to seem plausible

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stagnate

(v.) to become or remain inactive, not develop, not flow

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staid

(adj.) sedate, serious, self-restrained

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stingy

(adj.) not generous, not inclined to spend or give

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stoic

(adj.) unaffected by passion or feeling

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transient

(adj.) passing through briefly; passing into and out of existence

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transmute

(v.) to change or alter in form

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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