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beneficiary

one who benefits from something; a person who is left money or other property in a will or the like

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dilapidated

falling apart or ruined, run-down

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futile

not successful, failing to have any result; useless, unimportant, frivolous

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notorious

widely known because of bad conduct

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timidity

the state of being easily frightened

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ajar

partly open

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havoc

very great destruction, ruin; great confusion and disorder

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implore

to beg earnestly for

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mull

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

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vindictive

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

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braggart

a boaster; boastful in a loud, annoying way

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despondent

sad, without hope, discouraged

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lethargic

unnaturally sleepy; dull, slow moving; indifferent

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turmoil

a state of great confusion or disorder; mental strain or agitation

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turmoil

syn: upheaval, tumult, chaos

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lethargic

syn: lazy, sluggish, listless

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despondent

syn: dejected, depressed, forlorn

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braggart

syn: bigmouth, blowhard

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vindictive

syn: vengeful, spiteful, malicious

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mull

syn: consider, reflect on

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implore

syn: entreat, beseech, pray

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havoc

syn: devastation, harm, disarray

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timidity

syn: fearfulness, faintheartedness

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notorious

syn: disgraceful, infamous, disreputable

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futile

syn: fruitless, vain, ineffective

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dilapidated

syn: in disrepair, deteriorated, gone to seed

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beneficiary

syn: recipient, heir

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dilapidated

ant: shipshape, trim

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futile

ant: successful, effective

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notorious

ant: unknown, obscure, respectable

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timidity

ant: fearlessness, boldness, intrepidity

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ajar

ant: closed tight, shut, open wide

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havoc

ant: peace and quiet, calm, order

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implore

ant: demand forcefully, clamor for

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vindictive

ant: forgiving, relenting

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despondent

ant: jubilant, elated

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lethargic

ant: wide-awake, alert, energetic, dynamic

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turmoil

ant: peace and quiet, order

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For many years after the Civil War, the South remained a society in __.

turmoil

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The twins often become __ after eating a large meal at their grandmother's house.

lethargic

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The doctor was __ over the loss of his patient and dear friend.

despondent

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There seems to be a __ in every family, who boasts about his or her achievements and worth.

braggart

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

mull

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

implore

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

havoc

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

ajar

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The shy child's natural __ had made her afraid to try out for the team.

timidity

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Chicago had its share of __ gangsters in the 1930s.

notorious

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After several __ attempts to save it, the captain ordered the ship abandoned.

futile

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The old house had become so __ that no one could live in it anymore.

dilapidated

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The __ of the dead man's will was the main suspect in the murder case.

beneficiary