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Volunteer

Person who enters any service of his or her own fre will. To offer one's services

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Prejudice

An opinion formed without taking time and care to judge fairly. To harm or injure

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Shrill

Having a high pitch. High and sharp in sound. Piercing

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Jolly

Merry. Full of fun

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Witty

Cleverly amusing

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Hinder

Hold back. Make hard to do

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Lecture

Speech or planned talk. A scolding. To scold

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Abuse

Make bad use of. Use wrongly. Treat badly. Scold very severely. Bad or wrong use. Bad treatment

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Mumble

Speak indistictly

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Mute

Silent. Unable to speak

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Wad

Small, soft mass. To roll or crush into a small mass.

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Retain

Keep. Remember. Employ by payment of a fee

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Candidate

Person who is proposed for some office or honor

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Precede

Go before. Come before. Be higher in rank or importance

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Adolescent

Growing up to manhood or womanhood. Youthful. A person from about 13 to 22 years of age.

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Coeducational

Having to o with educating both sexes in the same school

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Radical

Going to the root. Fundamental. Extreme. Person with extreme opinions.

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Spontaneous

Of one's own free will. Natural. On the spur of the moment. Without rehearsal

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Skim

Remove from the top. Move lightly (over). Glide along. Read hastily or carelessly

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Vaccinate

Inoculate with vaccine as a protection against smallpox and other diseases.

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Untidy

Not neat. not in order

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Sensitive

Receiving Impressions readily. Easily affected or influenced. Easily hurt or offended.

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Temperate

Not very hot and not very cold. Moderate

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Vague

Not definite. Not clear. Not distinct.

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Elevate

Raise. Lift up

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Lottery

A scheme for distributing prizes by lot or chance

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Finance

Money matters. To provide money for

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Obtain

Get. Be in use

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Discard

Throw aside

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Soar

Fly upward or at a great height. Aspire

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Subsequent

Later. Following. Coming after

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Relate

Tell. Give an account of. Connect in thought or meaning

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Stationary

Having a fixed station or place. Standing still. Not moving. Not changing in size, number or activity.

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Prompt

Quick. On time. Done at one. To cause (someone) to do something. Remind (someone) of the words or actions needed.

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Hasty

Quick. Hurried. Not well thought out

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Scorch

Burn slightly. Dry up. Criticize sharply

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Tempest

Violent storm with much wind. A violent disturbance

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Soothe

Quiet. Calm. Comfort

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Sympathetic

Having or showing kind feelings toward others. Approving. Enjoying the same things and getting along well together.

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Redeem

Buy back. Pay off. Carry out. Set free. Make up for

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Resume

Begin again. Go on. Take again

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Harmony

Situation of getting on well together or Howell together. Sweet or musical sound

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Refrain

Hold back

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Narcotic

Drug that produces drowsiness, sleep, dullness, or an insensible condition, and lessens pain by dulling the nerves.