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unable to be conquered

invincible

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limited in knowledge of the world, narrow-minded

provincial

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to establish, to reflect the truth of

evince

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supportive, encouraging, helping to bring about

conducive

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to lead towards some action

invince

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to draw a conclusion from fact, infer

deduce

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extended in time, prolonged

protracted

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stubborn, obstinate; hard to move foward

intractable

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to draw back, withdraw

retract

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irritable or short tempered

petulant

11

acting passionately and without forethough

impetuous

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that which drives one, momentum

impetus

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tending to argue or cause discord

fractious

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minor violation of a rule or law

infraction

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to intrude on an area belonging to another; to trespass

infringe

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to cut out of, remove

excise

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sharply cutting, direct and powerful

incisive

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brief and straightfoward

concise

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large and serious book

tome

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the best or most typical example

Epitome

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two opposite parts of one whole

Dichotomy

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the structure of parts, taken as a whole

anatomy

23

feeling of regret of remorse

compunction

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paying strict attention to detail, extremely careful

Punctilious

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stinging or biting, especially in taste or smell

pungent

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to force or strongly persuade, coerce

compel

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a sudden, involuntary urge to do something

impulse

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to send out or away`

expel

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a guess, often one based on inadequate or faulty evidence

conjuncture

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downcast or sad, depressed

dejected

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lowly, miserable and wretched

abject

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An agent sent on a mission

Emissary

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showing little regard, scornful

Dismissive

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failing to fulfill one's duty, negligent

remiss

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cause for action

motive

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a recurring theme, subject or idea

motif

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to dramatically express emotions

emote

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a bridge that carries a road or railroad over a valley

viaduct

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unable to be affected

impervious

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to depart, especially from a path or plan

deviate

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to make unnecessary, to avoid

Obviate

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1. to put aside until later
2. to yield respectfully

defer

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act or practice of yielding to another's authority

Deference

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1. to discuss something with someone else, consult
2. to bestow

confer

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a conclusion not directly provided by evidence

inference

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to present or offer

proffer

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to increase greatly in number, multiply

Proliferate

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manner in which one acts or behaves

Comportment

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claimed as true but probably false

purported

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To imagine; to conceive of

envisage

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Face; facial expression

visage

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An unreal figure; a ghost

apparition

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Wise; insightful; acutely intelligent

perspicacious

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Looking backward over a period of time

retrospective

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A part that can be considered or viewed

aspect

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Contemplating one's own thoughts and feelings

introspective

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A fact or event which can be observed and/or documented

phenomenon

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Lightweight and transparent

diaphanous

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A person who flatters; a yes-man

sycophant

60

A moment of great insight; revelation

epiphany

61

Proficient

Adjective- skilled at; highly knowledgeable of

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Factotum

Noun- an assistant who does a variety of jobs

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Facsimile

Noun- a copy of imitation

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Facile

Adjective- too simplistic or easy

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Expound

Verb- to explain or discuss in detail

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Proponent

Noun- one who argues in favour, supporter

67

Infrastructure

Noun- the basic framework of a building or a system

68

Construe

Verb- to interpret or analyze something in a particular way

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Constructive

Adjective- having a positive effect, helpful

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Destitute

Adjective- having no money, poor

71

Restitution

Noun- payment for an injury, compensation

72

Stature

Noun- level of achievement or authority; standing

73

Adherent

Noun- a follower of a person or idea

74

Incoherent

Adjective- not able to be understood

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Inherent

Adjective-existing as a natural part

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Diffuse- 1

Adjective- not concentrated or focused,

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Diffuse- 2

Verb- to spread out or distribute

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Effusive

Adjective- overflowing with words or feelings, gushing

79

Profuse

Adjective- plentiful, abundant

80

Resolute

Adjective- determined: steadfast

81

Dissolute

Adjective- devoted to sensual pleasure; lacking moral restraint

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Insoluble- 1

Adjective- impossible to solve or fix

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Insoluble-2

Adjective-unable to be dissolved

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Diligent

Adjective- hard-working and careful

85

Recollect

Verb- to remember; to recall

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Sacrilege

Noun- an act against a holy person or place

87

Complacent

Adjective- satisfies with a situation that should be changed or improved

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Placebo

Noun- something which has a positive mental effect, but no physical effect

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Placid

Adjective- calm, undisturbed

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Gratuitous

Adjective- unnecessary or unwanted

91

Ingratiate

Verb- to gain another's favour by flattery or false friendliness

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Ingrate

Noun- one who is not properly thankful

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Docile

Adjective- easily taught, submissive to instruction

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Indoctrinate

Verb- to teach a certain point of view to

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Doctrine

Noun- that which is taught, body of beliefs to ideas

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Temper

Verb- to decrease the strength of

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Temperance

Noun- restraint or moderation, especially in regards to alcohol or food

98

Intemperate

Adjective- lacking moderation, severe or extreme

99

Not direct or straightforward

Tortuous

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To respond critically or sarcastically

Retort

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To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand

Extort

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Talkative, given to rapid, abundant speech

Voluble

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Having too many twists and turns, overly complicated

Convoluted

104

To unfold, to develop or change gradually

Evolve

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Too unchangeable in character or purpose

Inflexible

106

To cause to turn aside or away

Deflect

107

Change in pitch or tone of the voice

Inflection

108

Not helpful, harmful

Adverse

109

To undermine, to corrupt

Subvert

110

To fall back into an old condition

Revert

111

tortuous

adjective- not direct or straight forward

112

retort

verb- to respond critically or sarcastically

113

extort

verb- to wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand

114

valuable

adjective- talkative, given to rapid, abundant speech

115

convoluted

adjective- having too many twists and turns; overly complicated

116

evolve

verb- to unfold, to develop or change gradually

117

inflexible

adjective- to unchangeable in character or purpose

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deflect

verb- to cause to turn aside or away

119

inflection

noun- change in pitch or tone of the voice

120

adverse

adjective- not helpful, harmful

121

revert

verb- to fall back into an old condition

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subvert

verb- to undermine, to corrupt