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ardor

(n.) extreme vigor, energy, enthusiasm

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arid

(adj.) excessively dry

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arrogate

(v.) to take without justification

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artifact

(n.) a remaining piece from an extinct culture or place

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artisan

(n.) a craftsman

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ascertain

(v.) to perceive, learn

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ascetic

(adj.) practicing restraint as a means of self-discipline, usually religious

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ascribe

(v.) to assign, credit, attribute to

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aspersion

(n.) a curse, expression of ill-will

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aspire

(v.) to long for, aim toward

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assail

(v.) to attack

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assess

(v.) to evaluate

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assiduous

(adj.) hard-working, diligent

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assuage

(v.) to ease, pacify

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bourgeois

(n.) a middle-class person, capitalist

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brazen

(adj.) excessively bold, brash

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brusque

(adj.) short, abrupt, dismissive

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convene

(v.) to call together

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convention

1. (n.) an assembly of people 2. (n.) a rule, custom

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convivial

(adj.) characterized by feasting, drinking, merriment

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convoluted

(adj.) intricate, complicated

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copious

(adj.) profuse, abundant

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cordial

(adj.) warm, affectionate

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coronation

(n.) the act of crowning

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corpulence

(adj.)extreme fatness

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corroborate

(v.) to support with evidence

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corrosive

(adj.) having the tendency to erode or eat away

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cosmopolitan

(adj.) sophisticated, worldly

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counteract

(v.) to neutralize, make ineffective

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dissipate

1. (v.) to disappear, cause to disappear 2. (v.) to waste

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dissonance

(n.) lack of harmony or consistency

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dissuade

(v.) to persuade someone not to do something

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distend

(v.) to swell out

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dither

(v.) to be indecisive

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divine

(adj.) godly, exceedingly wonderful

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divisive

(adj.) causing dissent, discord

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divulge

(v.) to reveal something secret

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docile

(adj.) easily taught or trained

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exasperate

(v.) to irritate, irk

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excavate

(v.) to dig out of the ground and remove

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exculpate

(v.) to free from guilt or blame, exonerate

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excursion

(n.) a trip or outing

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execrable

(adj.) loathsome, detestable

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exhort

(v.) to urge, prod, spur

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exigent

(adj.) urgent, critical

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exonerate

(v.) to free from guilt or blame, exculpate

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forum

(n.) a medium for lecture or discussion

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foster

(v.) to stimulate, promote, encourage

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fractious

(adj.) troublesome or irritable

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fraught

(adj.) filled or accompanied with

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frenetic

(adj.) frenzied, hectic, frantic

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gratuitous

(adj.) uncalled for, unwarranted

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gregarious

(adj.) drawn to the company of others, sociable

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hiatus

(n.) a break or gap in duration or continuity

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hierarchy

(n.) a system with ranked groups, usually according to social, economic,

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insular

(adj.) separated and narrow-minded; tight-knit, closed off

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insurgent

(n.) one who rebels

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integral

(adj.) necessary for completeness

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interject

(v.) to insert between other things

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interlocutor

(n.) someone who participates in a dialogue or conversation

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interminable

(adj.) without possibility of end

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intimation

(n.) an indirect suggestion

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intractable

(adj.) difficult to manipulate, unmanageable

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intransigent

(adj.) refusing to compromise, often on an extreme opinion

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intrepid

(adj.) brave in the face of danger

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lithe

(adj.) graceful, flexible, supple

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litigant

(n.) someone engaged in a lawsuit

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morose

(adj.) gloomy or sullen

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multifarious

(adj.) having great diversity or variety

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noxious

(adj.) harmful, unwholesome

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oscillate

(v.) to sway from one side to the other

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profuse

(adj.) plentiful, abundant

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promulgate

(v.) to proclaim, make known

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propagate

(v.) to multiply, spread out

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propensity

(n.) an inclination, preference

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propitious

(adj.) favorable

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propriety

(n.) the quality or state of being proper, decent

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prosaic

(adj.) plain, lacking liveliness

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proscribe

(v.) to condemn, outlaw

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protean

(adj.) able to change shape; displaying great variety

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quotidian

(adj.) daily

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rescind

(v.) to take back, repeal

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reservoir

1. (n.) reserves, large supply 2. (n.) a body of water used for storing water

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resilient

(adj.) able to recover from misfortune; able to withstand adversity

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resolute

(adj.) firm, determined

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resolve

1. (v.) to find a solution 2. (v.) to firmly decide

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respite

(n.) a break, rest

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stolid

(adj.) expressing little sensibility, unemotional

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strenuous

(adj.) requiring tremendous energy or stamina

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strident

(adj.) harsh, loud

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stupefy

(v.) to astonish, make insensible

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subjugate

(v.) to bring under control, subdue

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travesty

(n.) a grossly inferior imitation

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tremulous

(adj.) fearful

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trenchant

(adj.) effective, articulate, clear-cut

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utilitarian

(adj.) relating to or aiming at usefulness

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virtuoso

(n.) one who excels in an art; a highly skilled musical performer

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viscous

(adj.) not free flowing, syrupy

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vitriolic

(adj.) having a caustic quality

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wizened

(adj.) dry, shrunken, wrinkled