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bellow

to make a sound similar to that of a bull, roar; a loud angry roar

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beneficiary

one who benefits from something; a person who is left money or other property in a will or the like

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botch

to repair or patch poorly; make a mess of; a hopelessly bungled job

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clutter

to fill or cover in a disorderly way; a state of disorder, mess

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dilapidated

falling a part or ruined, run-down

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dismantle

to take apart; to strip of something

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farce

a play filled with ridiculous or absurd happenings; broad or far-fetched humor; a ridiculous sham

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futile

not successful, failing to have any result; useless; unimportant, frivolous

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grueling

very tiring, calling for an extreme effort

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hospitable

offering friendly or generous treatment to guests; open to anything new or strange

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lair

the home or den of a wild animal; any hideout

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lavish

overly generous, extravagant; abundant; to spend or give freely or without limit

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morbid

in an unhealthy mental state, extremely gloomy; caused by or related to disease, unwholesome

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notorious

widely known because of bad conduct

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pamper

to allow too many privileges, be too generous and easygoing toward

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parasite

an organism that lives in or on another organism; one who lives off another person

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shirk

to avoid or get out of doing work; neglect a duty; to sneak, slink

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surplus

an amount beyond what is required, excess; more than what is needed or expected

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timidity

the state of being easily frightened

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veto

the power to forbid or prevent; to prohibit, reject

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syn: yell, bawl, holler; howl

bellow

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syn: foul up, bungle, mangle

botch

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syn: recipient, heir

beneficiary

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syn: litter, confusion

clutter

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syn: disassemble

dismantle

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syn: in disrepair, deteriorated, gone to seed

dilapidated

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syn: buffoonery, mockery

farce

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syn: exhausting, punishing, taxing

grueling

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syn: fruitless, vain, ineffective

futile

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syn: gracious, cordial, courteous

hospitable

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syn: excessive, profuse

lavish

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syn: nest, burrow, hideaway

lair

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syn: depressed, unsound, "sick"

morbid

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syn: disgraceful, infamous, disreputable

notorious

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syn: sponger, freeloader, leech

parasite

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syn: coddle, cater to, indulge

pamper

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syn: duck, sidestep

shirk

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syn: glut, surfeit, overage

surplus

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syn: turn down, nix, forbid

veto

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syn: fearfulness, faintheartedness

timidity

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ant: whisper, murmur

bellow

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ant: order, tidiness, neatness

clutter

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ant: put together, assemble, construct

dismantle

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ant: shipshape, trim

dilapidated

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ant: tragedy, melodrama, tearjerker

farce

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ant: easy, effortless

grueling

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ant: successful, effective

futile

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ant: unfriendly, cold, icy, chilly

hospitable

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ant: stingy, meager, begrudge, stint, deny

lavish

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ant: unfriendly, cold, icy, chilly

hospitable

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ant: wholesome, healthy, cheerful, blithe

morbid

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ant: unknown, obscure, repectable

notorious

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ant: abuse, maltreat, mistreat, discipline

pamper

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ant: fulfill, perform, shoulder, take on

shirk

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ant: fearlessness, boldness, intrepidity

timidity

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ant: shortage, lack, dearth, paucity

surplus

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ant: approve, endorse, ratify, confirm

veto

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The wounded buffalo began to __ in pain.

bellow

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The __ of the dead man's will was the main suspect in the murder case.

beneficiary

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The troop commander's __ could be heard miles away.

bellow

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The unsupervised laborers proceeded to __ the job badly.

botch

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The old house had become so __ that no one could live in it anymore.

dilapidated

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When we moved into our new house, we unloaded the truck and began to __ up the dining room with boxes.

clutter

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After the final performance, all the actors worked with the stagehands to __ the set.

dismantle

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Attics are often filled with __.

clutter

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The humor in the play was so broad and the plot so ridiculous that the critic termed the play a ___.

farce

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After the __ climb, two of the mountaineers collapsed, exhausted.

grueling

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After several __ attempts to save it, the captain ordered the ship abandoned.

futile

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Known for the generosity to strangers, the local inhabitants offered a __ welcome to our tour group.

hospitable

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The couple received __ wedding gifts from their closest friends.

lavish

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The police were making careful preparations to trap the smugglers in their __.

lair

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The police captain was afraid that the officer was taking a ___ interest in the crime.

morbid

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Chicago had its share of __ gangsters in the 1930s.

notorious

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Uninvited, he hung around with the players so much that the team considered him a real __.

parasite

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If my aunt continues to __ that child, he may grow into an irresponsible adult.

pamper

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People who tend to __ their responsibilities are not to be relied upon.

shirk

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The shy child's natural __ had made her afraid to try out for the team.

timidity

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Dad was relieved to find that his business had a __ at the end of the year.

surplus

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The President decided to __ the bill presented to him by Congress.

veto

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The Army decided to sell its __ goods to a group of manufacturers.

surplus