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adequate

sufficient, enough

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ajar

partly open

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dialogue

a conversation between two or more people; an interchange of opinions and ideas, free discussion

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emblem

a symbol, sign, token

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gigantic

huge, giant, immense

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havoc

very great destruction, ruin; great confusion and disorder

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hearth

the floor of a fireplace; the fireside as a symbol of the home and family

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implore

to beg earnestly for

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infamous

very wicked; disgraceful, shameful

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innumerable

too many to count, without number

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lax

not strict, careless; lacking discipline; not tense, relaxed

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mar

to spoil, damage, injure

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misdemeanor

a crime or offense that is less serious than a felony; any minor misbehavior or misconduct

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mull

to think about, ponder; to grind or mix; to heat and flavor with spices

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syn: satisfactory, sufficing

adequate

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syn: exchange of ideas

dialogue

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syn: enormous, colossal, mammoth

gigantic

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syn: badge, insignia

emblem

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syn: devastation, harm, disarray

havoc

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syn: chimney corner

hearth

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syn: entreat, beseech, pray

implore

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syn: scandalous, villainous, flagrant, heinous

infamous

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syn: countless, beyond reckoning

innumerable

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syn: slack, negligent, remiss

lex

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syn: scar, disfigure, deface

mar

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syn: misdeed, petty offense or transgression

misdemeanor

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syn: consider, reflect on

mull

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ant: felony, serious crime

misdemeanor

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ant: strict, vigilant, conscientious, scrupulous

lax

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ant: countable, few in number

innumerable

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ant: glorious, splendid, illustrious, praiseworthy

infamous

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ant: demand forcefully, clamor for

implore

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ant: peace and quiet, calm, order

havoc

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ant: tiny, infinitesimal, diminutive

gigantic

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ant: monologue, soliloquy

dialogue

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ant: closed tight, shut, open wide

ajar

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ant: insufficient

adequate

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Be sure to allow __ time to check in at the airport.

adequate

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The witty __ in the play kept the audience amused.

dialogue

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That night, the children foolishly left the back gate __, and the dog escaped.

ajar

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Like the heart, the red rose is an __ of love.

emblem

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The monkey created __ at the air as soon as it broke from its leash.

havoc

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When it fell to earth, the meteorite made a __ hole in the ground.

gigantic

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It was our custom to sit by the __ and listen to my grandfather's stories.

hearth

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The attorney proceeded to __ the judge to show his client mercy.

implore

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The landlord heard __ complaints about the noisy new tenant.

innumerable

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Because of the outlaw's __ deedes, the town was offering a large bounty for his capture.

infamous

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Spilled cleaning fluid will surely __ the wooden table top.

mar

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Some players took advantage of the new coach's somewhat __ control of the team.

lax

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He was not only fined for the __ but also sentenced to serve 30 days in jail.

misdemeanor

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The governor had some time to __ over the bill before signing it into law.

mull

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narrative

a story, detailed report; having the quality or the nature of a story

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overture

an opening move toward negotiation or action; a proposal or offer; an introductory section or part

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pact

an agreement, treaty

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stalemate

a situation in which further action by either of two opponents is impossible; to bring to a standstill

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vindictive

bearing a grudge, feeling or showing a strong tendency toward revenge

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wilt

to become limp and drooping (as a flower), wither; to lose strength strength and vigor

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ant: flourish, bloom, sprout, perk up, revive

wilt

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ant: forgiving, relenting

vindictive

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ant: victory, defeat

stalemate

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ant: finale, postlude

overture

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syn: tale, chronicle

narrative

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syn: prelude, tender

overture

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syn: compact, alliance, deal

pact

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syn: standoff, draw; deadlock

stalemate

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syn: vengeful, spiteful, malicious

vindictive

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syn: sag, weaken, shrivel up

wilt

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The __ of the West African captive gives us a vivid picture of the horrors aboard a slave ship.

narrative

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Our family enjoyed the __ to the opera better then the rest of it.

overture

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All the nations signed the __ after the war in an effort to ensure world peace.

pact

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The negotiations ended in __, as both sides refused to budge on the main issue.

stalemate

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is considered a __ poet because of the stories he tells in his poems.

narrative

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Recent aggression on the part of one nation threatened to __ the peace talks.

stalemate

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The mayor was so __ that he threatened to sue the newspaper for its unflattering remarks about his administration.

vindictive

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Intense heat or lack of water will __ the flowers.

wilt

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Though some of Verdi's operas begin with short preludes, for others he composed full length __

overtures

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The "Highwayman" by Noyes is a(n) __ poem that tells the story of a woman who sacrifices her life for her sweetheart.

narrative