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establish

set up (an organization, system, or set of rules) on a firm or permanent basis

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stimulate

encourage interest or activity in (a person or animal)

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display

make a prominent exhibition of (something) in a place where it can be easily seen

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extol

praise enthusiastically

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belie

(of an appearance) fail to give a true notion or impression of (something); disguise or contradict

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endure

suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently

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extend

cause to cover a larger area; make longer or wider

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mitigate

make less severe, serious, or painful

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evade

escape or avoid, especially by cleverness or trickery

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eradicate

destroy completely; put an end to

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impugn

dispute the truth, validity, or honesty of (a statement or motive); call into question

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intuition

the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning

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misconception

a view or opinion that is incorrect because it is based on faulty thinking or understanding

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paradox

a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true

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cosmopolitan

including people from many different countries or having an exciting and glamorous character associated with travel and a mixture of cultures

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deliberation

long and careful consideration or discussion

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profundity

deep insight; great depth of knowledge or thought

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modicum

a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something considered desirable or valuable

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digression

a temporary departure from the main subject in speech or writing

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recrimination

an accusation in response to one from someone else

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tenacity

the quality or fact of being very determined; determination

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bolster

support or strengthen; prop up

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debacle

a sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco

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ornate

made in an intricate shape or decorated with complex patterns

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conditional

subject to one or more conditions or requirements being met; made or granted on certain terms

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pertinent

relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite

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curative

able to cure something, typically disease

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callous

showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others

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docile

ready to accept control or instruction; submissive

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adept

very skilled or proficient at something

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pervasive

(especially of an unwelcome influence or physical effect) spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people

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placid

(of a person or animal) not easily upset or excited

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cerebral

of the cerebrum of the brain

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ambivalent

having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone

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prohibitive

(especially of a law or rule) forbidding or restricting something

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pragmatic

dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations

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eccentric

(of a person or their behavior) unconventional and slightly strange

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catastrophic

involving or causing sudden great damage or suffering

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abstruse

difficult to understand; obscure

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obscure

not discovered or known about; uncertain

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tranquil

free from disturbance; calm

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sufficient

enough; adequate

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surreptitious

kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of

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loquacious

tending to talk a great deal; talkative

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divisive

tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people

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erroneous

wrong; incorrect

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illusory

based on illusion; not real

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empathetic

showing an ability to understand and share the feelings of another

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insightful

having or showing an accurate and deep understanding; perceptive

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inscrutable

impossible to understand or interpret

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irrelevant

not connected with or relevant to something

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substantiate

provide evidence to support or prove the truth of

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prolific

(of a plant, animal, or person) producing much fruit or foliage or many offspring

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indulgent

having or indicating a tendency to be overly generous to or lenient with someone

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benevolent

(of an organization) serving a charitable rather than a profit-making purpose