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Diverge

to move, lie, or extend in different directions from a common point; branch off.

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Tumult

violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar

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Asphyxiate

.to cause to die or lose consciousness by impairing normal breathing, as by gas or other noxious agents; choke; suffocate; smother.

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Clambered

to climb, using both feet and hands; climb with effort or difficulty.

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Perverted

Deviated from what is considered right, good, and true

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Salaam

a salutation meaning “peace to you,” used especially in Islamic countries.

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Centrifugal

moving or directed outward from the center (opposed to centripetal ).

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Polyglot

able to speak or write several languages; multilingual.

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Obscurity

Not well known or not famous

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Vertigo

A dizzying sensation of tilting within stable surroundings or of being in tilting or spinning surroundings.

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Nullo

Insignificant, no consequence or value

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Turret

A tower

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Ostentatious

To be showy and flamboyous

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Contingent

Group

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Gullible

easily deceived or cheated.

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Flux

Constant or frequent change

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Cynical

To be negative or pesamistic

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Incognito

having one's identity concealed, as under an assumed name, especially to avoid notice or formal attentions.

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Acquiescence

Passive agreement without protest

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Elite

The best or more skilled members of a group

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Lax

Lacking

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Improvised

to compose and perform or deliver without previous preparation; extemporize: to improvise an acceptance speech

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Symmetry

the correspondence in size, form, and arrangement of parts on opposite sides of a plane, line, or point; regularity of form or arrangement in terms of like, reciprocal, or corresponding parts.(Balance)

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IArchaic

marked by the characteristics of an earlier period; antiquated: an archaic manner; an archaic notion.

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Arcane

adjective
known or understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure; esoteric: She knew a lot about Sanskrit grammar and other arcane matters.