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Apparition

Ghost
Seeing something your not sure of

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Abnormal

Not normal

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Aptitude

Being good at something

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Astral

Stellar
Star-shaped

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Acidulous

Sharp, caustic
Sarcastic
Sickly taste, acidic

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Attest

To bear witness to
Certify

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Administer

To manage, apply

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Aquiline

Curved and comes back
Shaped like an eagle's beak
Hooked

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Advent

Start
Beginning/arrival of something

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Appalled

Shocked, disgusted

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Abstinence

To refrain from doing something
Self-restraint

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Adjunct

Something added to another thing but not essential

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Anticlimax

Low point in something
Event less striking than expected

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Bleak

Bare, desolate

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Baleful

Deadly
Something that will cause harm
Vindictive

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Benevolent

Being kind
Charitable
Desire to help others

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Buffoon

Acting like a moron, idiot
Person who amuses others by tricks, jokes

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Cloister

Place of religious withdrawal
Courtyard, monastery
Any quiet secluded place

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Counterfeit

Made in imitation

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Consecutive

Following one another in uninterrupted order
Successive

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Conversant

Familiar in use or study
Well versed in something

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Cache

Hiding place
Supply of something stored away

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Calumny

Slander
Something said to hurt/ruin someone's reputation

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Craven

To act cowardly

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Chicanery

Fraud, cheating
Trickery, deception
Deceive

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Choleric

Extremely irritable
Easily angered

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Contagious

Easy to spread

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Conscientious

Overly aware
Dedicate to what is right
Good
Meticulous

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Countermand

To reverse
To go against
to contradict

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Delta

4th letter in Greek alphabet
Mouth of a river
Anything triangular

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Doughty

Strong
Strength of character
Bold

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Demise

Death of something
To pass on something

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Diction

Style of speaking or writing

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Devious

Not straight foreword
Deceiving
Crafty, sneaky in a bad way

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Defunct

No longer in effect or use
Out of circulation
Outdated

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Delude

To mislead
Deceive
Evade, elude

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Dilate

To enlarge

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Denizen

Natural inhabitant
Native

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Efface

To clean by time
To wipe out
Do away with

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Ennui

Exhaustion, wearisome, boredom

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Euphoria

State of intense happiness and self-confidence

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Ellipsis

Three dots (...) indicating an omission in text

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Ensure

To secure, gaurentee

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Elocution

Delivery of speech

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Envoy

Diplomatic agent
Messenger
Representative

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Ethereal

Heavenly, awesome
Light, airy

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Exemplify

Illustrate by example

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Ellipse

Oval shaped, curved

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Emanate

To send forth, emit
Poor out of something

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Evince

To reveal, show, prove
Peal back and expose

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Effusive

Overly dramatic
Overflowing

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Fluent

Spoken or written with ease

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Foretell

Predict
To tell of beforehand

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Futile

Incapable of producing any result
Ineffective, useless, pointless

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Fallible

Liable to err
Not accurate

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Furor

Uproar
Outburst of enthusiasm

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Feasible

Capable of being done
Able to happen, possible

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Gingerly

With great care or caution
Carefully

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Gauntlet

Long leather glove
Organized system of doing something

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Gaudy

Tacky, trashy
Showy, flashy

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Guile

Extreme cunning, skill

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Glean

To gather bit by bit

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Gloss

Gaze quickly
Superficial luster, glaze

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Heretic

Someone who goes against established teachings of the Church

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Heterodox

Somebody who goes against established routine
Go against religion

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Hackneyed

Something that loses its affect because of overuse

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Humdrum

Boring, dull
Lacking variety

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Hydraulic

Operated by pressurized liquids

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Incongruous

Not going well together
Inconsistent

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Irony

The use of words to convey a meaning that is opposite of its literal meaning

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Idolatry

Worship of idols or physical objects
Blind adoration, devotion

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Irrelevant

Not having to do with

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Impel

To drive, urge forward
Press on, propel

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Impermeable

Not permeable
Unable to be penetrated
Not porous

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Impervious

Unaffected by anything

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Impetuous

Doing something without thinking
Impulsive

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Illiterate

Unable to read and write

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Implication

Conclusion drawn by something
Something implied, naturally understood

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Ingenious

Something that is original, remarkable

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Jaded

Tired, bored
Lacking enthusiasm after period of time
Dulled by overindulgence

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Lacerate

To tear open
To cut open

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Licentious

Acting like a slut
Lascivious
Immoral, lawless

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Latent

Present but not visible
Existing as potential

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Leach

To pull out of something

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Lateral

Of, or pertaining to, the side

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Lissome

Flexible
Agile
Nimble

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Matyr

Someone who dies for what they stand for

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Mitigate

To lessen in severity, force, intensity
To make less severe

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Modicum

Small amount

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Myriad

A lot

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Malingerer

Person who feigns illness to avoid work

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Misanthrope

Hater of humankind

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Malevolent

wishing harm on others
Evil, bad

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Meticulous

Paying attention to details
Methodical
Finicky, fussy

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Miscreant

Bad person

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Nefarious

Extremely wicked
Villainous
Evil

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Nominal

Small amount
In name only
Theoretical

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Noncommittal

Not fully committed to something

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Neophyte

Beginner
Novice
Person newly baptized

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Obese

Overweight
Corpulent

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Osier

Dried willow sticks used to make furniture

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Omniscient

Knowing all things

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Ordinance

Edict issued by town

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Ostentatious

Of actions intended to attract notice

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Odometer

An instrument or measuring distance traveled

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Obeisance

Paying homage to something
Act of respect
Bow

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Oscillate

To swing back and forth

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Obsequious

Overly fawning
Kiss up

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Prudent

Very wise
Careful in decision
Provident

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Pious

Very religious

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Pall

A cloth for spreading over a coffin
Anything that covers, especially with darkness or gloom

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Pithy

Something that is short, but is meaningful

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Prevalent

Widespread
Having superiority
Predominant

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Porous

Full of pores

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Prolific

Highly fruitful
Highly productive
Producing offspring

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Prone

Natural inclination or tendency to something
Lying flat

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Pacify

To soothe
To please somebody
Quiet, calm

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Prate

Talk a lot
Babble

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Papyrus

Ancient paper

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Profess

To declare openly
To put forth

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Pretentious

Overly snobby

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Posterity

All descendants f one person