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abjure

to solemnly or seriously announce the giving up of a claim, belief, or cause

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abridge

to shorten without changing the meaning

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adhere

to stick to a surface or substance; to follow as practice or belief

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adulation

excessive admiration or praise; obsequious flattery

5

anecdote

a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person

6

articulate

to express (an idea or feeling) fluently and coherently

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banal

commonplace; so lacking in originality as to be boring

8

beguile

to deceive with charm; to charm or enchant someone in a deceptive manner

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belie

to contradict; to be in opposition to

10

collaborate

working jointly on an activity, especially to create something

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commiserate

to express or show pity for someone; to empathize

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elation

great happiness and exhilaration

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endue

to endow or provide with a quality or ability

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epiphany

a sudden and profound understanding of something

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exasperation

a feeling of intense irritation or annoyance

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gauche

lacking ease or grace; unsophisticated or socially awkward

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glaring

very obvious or conspicuous

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hackneyed

so overused as to lack significance

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impregnable

unable to be conquered, captured, or broken into

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indict

to bring to a formal accusation against

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irrepressible

not able to be controlled or restrained

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jostle

to push, elbow, or bump against someone roughly typically in a crowd

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justify

to show or prove something to be correct or right

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liable

responsible by law; legally answerable

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mirth

laughter; jollity; light heartedness

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modicum

small quantity of a particular thing, especially of a desirable trait or item

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paradigm

standard or typical example; model

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procure

to obtain something; normally with care and effort

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redundant

no longer useful; able to be left out

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reprove

to criticize or correct