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Heir

Prison who has a right to someone's property after that one dies. Person who inherits anything

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Majestic

Grand. Noble. Dignified. Kingly

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Dwindle

Become smaller and smaller. Shrink

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Surplus

Amount over and above what is needed. Excess, extra

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Traitor

Person who betrays his or her country, a friend, duty, etc.

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Deliberate

To consider carefully. Intended. Dense on purpose. Slow and careful, as though allowing time to decide what to do

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Vandal

Prison who willfully or ignorantly destroys or damages beautiful things

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Drought

Long period of dry water. Lack of rain. Lack of water. Dryness

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Abide

Accept and follow out. Remain faithful to. Dwell. Endure

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Unify

Unite. Make or form into one

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Summit

Highest point. Top

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Heed

Give careful attention to. Take notice of. Careful attention

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Drench

Wet thoroughly. Soak

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Swarm

Group of insects flying or moving about together. Crowd or great number. To fly o move about in great numbers.

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Wobble

Move unsteadily from side to side

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Tumult

Noise. Uproar. Violent disturbance or disorder

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Kneel

Go down on ones knees. Remain on the knees

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Dejected

In low spirits. Sad

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Obedient

Doing what one is told. Willing to obey

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Recede

Go back. Move back. Slope backward. Withdraw

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Tyrant

Cruel or unjust ruler. Cruel master. Absolute ruler

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Charity

Generously into the poor. Institutions for helping the sick

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Verdict

Decision of a jury. Judgement

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Unearth

Dig up. Discover. Find out

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Depart

Go away. Leave. Turn away (from). Change. Die

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Coincide

Occupy the same place in space. Occupy the same time. Correspond exactly. Agree

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Debtor

Person who owes something to another

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Legible

Able to be read. Easy to read. Plain and clear

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Placard

A notice to be posted in a public place. Poster

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Contagious

Spreading by contract, easily spreading from one to another

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Clergy

Persons prepared for religious work. Clergymen as a group

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Customary

Usual

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Transparent

Easily seen through. Clear

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Scald

Pour boing liquid over. Burn with hot liquid or steam. Heat almost to the boiling point

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Epidemic

An outbreak of a disease that spreads

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Obesity

Extreme fatness

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Magnify

Cause to look larger than it really is. Make too much of. Go beyond the truth in telling.

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Chiropractor

A person who treats ailments by massage and manipulation of the vertebrae and other forms of therapy on the theory that disease results from interference with the normal functioning of the nervous system

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Obstacle

Anything that gets in the way or hinders. Impediment. Obstruction

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Ventilate

Change the air in. Purify by fresh air. Discuss openly

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Jeopardize

Risk. Endanger

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Pension

Regular payment that is not wages. To make such a payment

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Vital

Having to do with life. Necessary to life. Causing death, failure or ruin. Lively

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Municipal

Of a city or state. Having something to do in the affairs of a city or town

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Oral

Spoken. Using speech. Of the mouth