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Slew (noun).

A large number of things. Eg. He has written a xxxx of books.

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Egregious

Very bad and easily noticeable Eg. the public perception is that too many corporate executives have committed xxxx breaches of trust by cooking the books. Eg. The students work was marred with xxxxx spelling errors.

3

Precipice

: a very steep side of a mountain or cliff : a point where danger, trouble, or difficulty begins : a very steep or overhanging place : a hazardous situation; broadly : brink Eg. How did South Africa manage to turn back from the xxxx of apartheid. Eg. The Cambodian refugees where forced over the xxxx from which it would be almost impossible to turn back.

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Acrimonious

Bitter and angry. Eg the debate was more xxxx than professional.

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Tenuous

not certain, definite, or strong : flimsy, weak, or uncertain Eg He has a xxxxx grasp on reality The local theater has had a xxxxx existence in recent years. He could demonstrate only a xxxx claim to ownership

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Finagle

 : to get (something) in a clever or dishonest way. Or : to trick (someone) in order to get something Eg. A con man xxxxx ed my neighbor out of four hundred dollars. Eg. let me look at my schedule and see if I can't xxxxx a visit to the museum>

7

Sacrosanct

: too important and respected to be changed, criticized, etc. Eg. Israeli and Palestinians both view their national identities as xxxxx and more important than anything else. Eg. the government's most xxxx institutions Eg The tradition is regarded as xxxxx

8

Polarise /polarising.

To cause people/opinions to form into different groups. Eg The war has xxxxxed the nation. Eg I think the new policy might xxxx the company even more than it is now.

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Vernacular

: of, relating to, or using the language of ordinary speech rather than formal writing : of or relating to the common style of a particular time, place, or group What is the xxxx and why was it's use in writing important? The xxxxx is the everyday language people speak in a region. It is important because when authors began writing in xxxxxxx, many more people could read their work.

10

Brevity

The quality of expressing a lot briefly and In few words. Ie tersness Eg. And that sentiment, in all its xxxx, summarizes the perpetual dilemma we face right now. For the sake of xxxx let me begin by saying. I enjoyed the xxxx of your newsletter this week.

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Evangelise

To preach Christianity / the word of God. The earliest attempt to xxxx the aborigines of Australia by a separate mission was that of the Church Missionary Society in 1825. I've tried to xxxxx the Internet to Buffett

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Disparage

To describe someone or something as unimportant, Weak or bad. Few occupations are more xxxxed than 2nd hand car salesman. Voters don't like political advertisements in which opponents xxxx one another. It's a mistake to xxxx their achievements. The article xxxxxed polo as a game for the wealthy.

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Renegade

: a person who leaves one group, religion, etc., and joins another that opposes it : someone or something that causes trouble and cannot be controlled Eg. They are renegades from the Republican Party. Eg. He's a renegade trader. Eg. There were pirates and renegades on the sea route.

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Impervious

: not allowing something (such as water or light) to enter or pass through : not bothered or affected by something Eg He looked at her, xxxxx to her tears … Eg. the trunk is encased in so hard a bark, as to be almost xxxx to a bullet Eg. the material for this coat is supposed to be xxxxx to rain> Eg. the rain forest is xxxxx to all but the most dedicated explorers>

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Proponent

a person who puts forward a proposition or proposal. a person who argues in favor of something. An advocate. Eg. Yes I was a xxxx of the Vietnam war. Eg. I'm a xxxx of electric cars.

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Reprobate

A depraved, unprincipled, wicked person. A person rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation. Rob going to meet his reprobate Friend JILLA in Bali this weekend.

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Reprobate

A depraved, unprincipled, wicked person. A person rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation. Rob going to meet his reprobate Friend JILLA in Bali this weekend.

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Depraved

Having or showing an evil character. He acted with depraved indifference to human suffering.

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Delineate

To show or describe something clearly and precisely. Eg. Tor clearly delineated the steps that must be taken to grow the company. Eg. The report clearly delineates the current state of the market. Eg. The characters in the story were clearly delineated. Picture. 1. = dee + Lynne + eating Picture 2. = big movie screen high resolution Combine pic. = dee and Lynne eating while watching movie.

20

Mitigate

To make less severe. Eg. To xxxx consequences or to xxx the damage. Pic 1 = mit + gate Pic 2 = to reduce cold Combine pic = mit on gate keeps cold out.

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Polemic

Fierce argument. Also refutation of someone's views. Eg. Her article is a fierce polemic against inequality in society. Eg. I managed to discuss the issue with Tor without resorting to polemics. Pic 1 = pole + mic Pic 2 = 2 people arguing. Pic 3 = they fighting with the poles and mic

22

Watershed

An important period or factor. That serves as a dividing line. Eg. Was a watershed year Pic 1 = water + shed Combined pic = water flowing and dividing the shed in half.

23

Agnostic

If you don't believe in God. Or if you don't believe and a unsure about something and unwilling to commit. Eg. Political agnostics. Eg. The VC firm is industry agnostic. Ie they don't specialise in any one industry. Eg. I'm agnostic as to which industry I'll purse in my new business venture. As long as it meets certain criteria.

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Impediment

A hinderance that makes it difficult to do something. The run would have been hard even without the xxxx of heavy rain He has a speech xxxx which makes it difficult to understand him

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Embroiled

Involved deeply in an argument conflict or difficult situation Eg I don't want to be xxxxxed in your crazy schemes. Eg. He became xxxxed in a dispute between 2 guys he barely knew.

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Impunity

Exemption from punishment Eg. The xxxx enjoyed by military officials is what allowed for the civilian killings to occur Eg. Tor mistakingly believed he could insult people with xxxx

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A large number of things. Eg. He has written a xxxx of books.

Slew (noun).

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Very bad and easily noticeable Eg. the public perception is that too many corporate executives have committed xxxx breaches of trust by cooking the books. Eg. The students work was marred with xxxxx spelling errors.

Egregious

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: a very steep side of a mountain or cliff : a point where danger, trouble, or difficulty begins : a very steep or overhanging place : a hazardous situation; broadly : brink Eg. How did South Africa manage to turn back from the xxxx of apartheid. Eg. The Cambodian refugees where forced over the xxxx from which it would be almost impossible to turn back.

Precipice

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Bitter and angry. Eg the debate was more xxxx than professional.

Acrimonious

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not certain, definite, or strong : flimsy, weak, or uncertain Eg He has a xxxxx grasp on reality The local theater has had a xxxxx existence in recent years. He could demonstrate only a xxxx claim to ownership

Tenuous

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 : to get (something) in a clever or dishonest way. Or : to trick (someone) in order to get something Eg. A con man xxxxx ed my neighbor out of four hundred dollars. Eg. let me look at my schedule and see if I can't xxxxx a visit to the museum>

Finagle

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: too important and respected to be changed, criticized, etc. Eg. Israeli and Palestinians both view their national identities as xxxxx and more important than anything else. Eg. the government's most xxxx institutions Eg The tradition is regarded as xxxxx

Sacrosanct

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To cause people/opinions to form into different groups. Eg The war has xxxxxed the nation. Eg I think the new policy might xxxx the company even more than it is now.

Polarise /polarising.

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: of, relating to, or using the language of ordinary speech rather than formal writing : of or relating to the common style of a particular time, place, or group What is the xxxx and why was it's use in writing important? The xxxxx is the everyday language people speak in a region. It is important because when authors began writing in xxxxxxx, many more people could read their work.

Vernacular

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The quality of expressing a lot briefly and In few words. Ie tersness Eg. And that sentiment, in all its xxxx, summarizes the perpetual dilemma we face right now. For the sake of xxxx let me begin by saying. I enjoyed the xxxx of your newsletter this week.

Brevity

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To preach Christianity / the word of God. The earliest attempt to xxxx the aborigines of Australia by a separate mission was that of the Church Missionary Society in 1825. I've tried to xxxxx the Internet to Buffett

Evangelise

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To describe someone or something as unimportant, Weak or bad. Few occupations are more xxxxed than 2nd hand car salesman. Voters don't like political advertisements in which opponents xxxx one another. It's a mistake to xxxx their achievements. The article xxxxxed polo as a game for the wealthy.

Disparage

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: a person who leaves one group, religion, etc., and joins another that opposes it : someone or something that causes trouble and cannot be controlled Eg. They are renegades from the Republican Party. Eg. He's a renegade trader. Eg. There were pirates and renegades on the sea route.

Renegade

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: not allowing something (such as water or light) to enter or pass through : not bothered or affected by something Eg He looked at her, xxxxx to her tears … Eg. the trunk is encased in so hard a bark, as to be almost xxxx to a bullet Eg. the material for this coat is supposed to be xxxxx to rain> Eg. the rain forest is xxxxx to all but the most dedicated explorers>

Impervious

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a person who puts forward a proposition or proposal. a person who argues in favor of something. An advocate. Eg. Yes I was a xxxx of the Vietnam war. Eg. I'm a xxxx of electric cars.

Proponent

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A depraved, unprincipled, wicked person. A person rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation. Rob going to meet his reprobate Friend JILLA in Bali this weekend.

Reprobate

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A depraved, unprincipled, wicked person. A person rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation. Rob going to meet his reprobate Friend JILLA in Bali this weekend.

Reprobate

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Having or showing an evil character. He acted with depraved indifference to human suffering.

Depraved

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To show or describe something clearly and precisely. Eg. Tor clearly delineated the steps that must be taken to grow the company. Eg. The report clearly delineates the current state of the market. Eg. The characters in the story were clearly delineated. Picture. 1. = dee + Lynne + eating Picture 2. = big movie screen high resolution Combine pic. = dee and Lynne eating while watching movie.

Delineate

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To make less severe. Eg. To xxxx consequences or to xxx the damage. Pic 1 = mit + gate Pic 2 = to reduce cold Combine pic = mit on gate keeps cold out.

Mitigate

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Fierce argument. Also refutation of someone's views. Eg. Her article is a fierce polemic against inequality in society. Eg. I managed to discuss the issue with Tor without resorting to polemics. Pic 1 = pole + mic Pic 2 = 2 people arguing. Pic 3 = they fighting with the poles and mic

Polemic

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An important period or factor. That serves as a dividing line. Eg. Was a watershed year Pic 1 = water + shed Combined pic = water flowing and dividing the shed in half.

Watershed

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If you don't believe in God. Or if you don't believe and a unsure about something and unwilling to commit. Eg. Political agnostics. Eg. The VC firm is industry agnostic. Ie they don't specialise in any one industry. Eg. I'm agnostic as to which industry I'll purse in my new business venture. As long as it meets certain criteria.

Agnostic

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A hinderance that makes it difficult to do something. The run would have been hard even without the xxxx of heavy rain He has a speech xxxx which makes it difficult to understand him

Impediment

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Involved deeply in an argument conflict or difficult situation Eg I don't want to be xxxxxed in your crazy schemes. Eg. He became xxxxed in a dispute between 2 guys he barely knew.

Embroiled

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Exemption from punishment Eg. The xxxx enjoyed by military officials is what allowed for the civilian killings to occur Eg. Tor mistakingly believed he could insult people with xxxx

Impunity