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Bombastic

High sounding but with little meaning. Eg. Inflated xxxx rhetoric. Eg. Xxx music that drowned out what anyone was saying. Eg. Xxx as he was at times, he knew his limitations.

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Impossible to prevent or persuade or affect or stop

Eg1. The seemingly xxxx march of new technology.

Eg2. The doctors were xxx and there was nothing that could be done.

Eg3. One xxxx rule of etiquette is that you must talk to your next door neighbor at a dinner table.

Eg4. The connection between the two is xxxx : the airplane must bank to turn, and when it is banked, it must turn.

Inexorable

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Of a disease or condition. Eg. Complacency is xxxx in industry today. Eg. The tendency to rationalise their actions is xxxx in that culture.

Endemic

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1. Dangerous, high or steep. 2. A change to a worse situation. 3 done suddenly and without careful consideration. Eg. The track skirted a xxxx drop. Eg. A xxxx slide in govt popularity. Eg. xxxx intervention. Eg. The market price dropped xxxly

Precipitous

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Conscrict

Make narrower esp by encircling. Eg. The chemicals xxx the blood vessels. Eg. The new govt regulation has xxxed the supply of coal.

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Walk with effort through water or substance. Eg he xxxxed out to the boat. He xxxxed laboriously through a long piece of writing.

Wade

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Impossible to subdue or defeat Eg. She's is a woman of xxxx spirit. Eg. When it comes to trading they are a shrewd and xxxx lot.

Indomitable

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suggests boldness arising from rashness and contempt of danger. Also reckless / rash/ audacity. Eg. He had the xxxx to refuse. Eg. Maybe it's high time someone had the xxx to call this sacred cow a nightmare. Eg. some restaurants had the xxxx to serve halal without telling customers. Then they congratulate themselves on their xxx.

Temerity

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Enumerate

To mention one by one. Eg. There is no time to xxx all of his works.

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1. Very hot and dry. Eg. The xxx heat of the afternoon. 2. Unpleasant.eg he's had a xxx time. 3. Hard to contain or stop. The worlds most xxx economies. 4. Full of passion from sexual love. Eg a xxxx love affair.

Torrid

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Wade

Walk with effort through water or substance. Eg he xxxxed out to the boat. He xxxxed laboriously through a long piece of writing.

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A mild mental illness. Involves stress, depression, anxiety. But not a complete loss of touch with reality like psychosis.

Neurosis

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Seance

A meeting at which people attempt to make contact with the dead

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Combine two or more sets of ideas or texts. Eg. The urban crisis xxxxs a number of different social, economic and political issues.

Conflate

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High sounding but with little meaning. Eg. Inflated xxxx rhetoric. Eg. Xxx music that drowned out what anyone was saying. Eg. Xxx as he was at times, he knew his limitations.

Bombastic

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Temerity

suggests boldness arising from rashness and contempt of danger. Also reckless / rash/ audacity. Eg. He had the xxxx to refuse. Eg. Maybe it's high time someone had the xxx to call this sacred cow a nightmare. Eg. some restaurants had the xxxx to serve halal without telling customers. Then they congratulate themselves on their xxx.

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Endemic

Of a disease or condition. Eg. Complacency is xxxx in industry today. Eg. The tendency to rationalise their actions is xxxx in that culture.

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To mention one by one. Eg. There is no time to xxx all of his works.

Enumerate

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Cheerfully optimistic. Eg. They are not xxx about the prospect. Eg. His xxxxness about those price declines surprised me.

Sanguine

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Powerful and dynamic. Eg. A xxx xxx 40 year old. Eg. He loved the xxx xxx ambiance of the camaraderie.

High octane

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A statement of the beliefs or actions which guides someone. Eg. He announced his xxx in his editorial. Eg. The attitude I adopted on that fateful day has become my personal xxx for life.

Credo

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Reproach

Express ones disapproval. Eg. Her friends xxxxed her for not thinking of her family. Eg. His wife xxxxxed him with cowardice. Eg. He gave her a look of xxxx

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Express ones disapproval. Eg. Her friends xxxxed her for not thinking of her family. Eg. His wife xxxxxed him with cowardice. Eg. He gave her a look of xxxx

Reproach

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To establish or settle in a comfortable place. Eg. Nola xxxxd herself in the bedroom. Eg. They were xxxxxd in the ivory towers while we were on the ground.

Ensconce

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Transitory

Not permanent. Eg. Xxxx periods of medieval greatness.

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Raucous

Making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise. Eg. Xxxx yachts. Eg. Our corner was quiet and intelligent while everybody else was xxxx

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Ensconce

To establish or settle in a comfortable place. Eg. Nola xxxxd herself in the bedroom. Eg. They were xxxxxd in the ivory towers while we were on the ground.

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Inexorable

Impossible to prevent or persuade or affect or stop

Eg1. The seemingly xxxx march of new technology.

Eg2. The doctors were xxx and there was nothing that could be done.

Eg3. One xxxx rule of etiquette is that you must talk to your next door neighbor at a dinner table.

Eg4. The connection between the two is xxxx : the airplane must bank to turn, and when it is banked, it must turn.

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Not able to change or be reformed. Eg. She's a xxxx flirt. Eg. It was the xxxx optimists who were the most irritating.

Incorrigible

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Sanguine

Cheerfully optimistic. Eg. They are not xxx about the prospect. Eg. His xxxxness about those price declines surprised me.

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Cajole

Persuade someone by coaxing or flattery. Eg. He hopes to xxx her into selling him her house.

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Persuade someone by coaxing or flattery. Eg. He hopes to xxx her into selling him her house.

Cajole

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Siphon

A tube used to convey fluid up from the source and then down to a Lower level. Eg. The traders were xxxxing some of the profits.

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High octane

Powerful and dynamic. Eg. A xxx xxx 40 year old. Eg. He loved the xxx xxx ambiance of the camaraderie.

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Conflate

Combine two or more sets of ideas or texts. Eg. The urban crisis xxxxs a number of different social, economic and political issues.

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Making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise. Eg. Xxxx yachts. Eg. Our corner was quiet and intelligent while everybody else was xxxx

Raucous

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Unintelligible.

Impossible to understand. Eg the dolphins sounds are xxxx to humans. Eg. They spoke xxxx foreign languages.

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A meeting at which people attempt to make contact with the dead

Seance

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Incorrigible

Not able to change or be reformed. Eg. She's a xxxx flirt. Eg. It was the xxxx optimists who were the most irritating.

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Torrid

1. Very hot and dry. Eg. The xxx heat of the afternoon. 2. Unpleasant.eg he's had a xxx time. 3. Hard to contain or stop. The worlds most xxx economies. 4. Full of passion from sexual love. Eg a xxxx love affair.

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To defeat thoroughly. Eg. He successfully xxxxed his rivals.

Vanquish

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Indomitable

Impossible to subdue or defeat Eg. She's is a woman of xxxx spirit. Eg. When it comes to trading they are a shrewd and xxxx lot.

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Impossible to understand. Eg the dolphins sounds are xxxx to humans. Eg. They spoke xxxx foreign languages.

Unintelligible.

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Make narrower esp by encircling. Eg. The chemicals xxx the blood vessels. Eg. The new govt regulation has xxxed the supply of coal.

Conscrict

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Neurosis

A mild mental illness. Involves stress, depression, anxiety. But not a complete loss of touch with reality like psychosis.

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A tube used to convey fluid up from the source and then down to a Lower level. Eg. The traders were xxxxing some of the profits.

Siphon

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Vanquish

To defeat thoroughly. Eg. He successfully xxxxed his rivals.

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Precipitous

1. Dangerous, high or steep. 2. A change to a worse situation. 3 done suddenly and without careful consideration. Eg. The track skirted a xxxx drop. Eg. A xxxx slide in govt popularity. Eg. xxxx intervention. Eg. The market price dropped xxxly

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Not permanent. Eg. Xxxx periods of medieval greatness.

Transitory

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Credo

A statement of the beliefs or actions which guides someone. Eg. He announced his xxx in his editorial. Eg. The attitude I adopted on that fateful day has become my personal xxx for life.

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