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Reprise vs. Reprisal

Reprise: musical repetition
Reprisal: retaliation

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Turbid vs. Turgid

Turbid: muddy
Turgid: swollen, distended

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Centripetal vs. Centrifugal

Centripetal: tending towards the center
Centrifugal: radiating, departing from the center

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Wan vs. Wane

Wan: of sickly pale color
Wane: decrease in size or strength

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Beget vs. Bereft

Beget: produce, father, give rise to
Bereft: deprived of, desolate because of a loss

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Retort vs. Contort

Retort: quick sharp reply
Contort: twist, bend out of shape

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Unctuous vs. Uncouth

Unctuous: oily, bland, insincerely suave
Uncouth: boorish, clumsy

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Germinal vs. Germane vs. Germinate

Germinal: pertaining to a germ, creative
Germane: pertinent
Germinate: sprout, cause to sprout

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Garnish vs. Garish

Garnish: decorate
Garish: over bright in color, gaudy

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Exhort vs. Extort

Exhort: urge
Extort: wring from, get money by threats, etc.

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Nettle vs. Mettle

Nettle: to annoy or vex
Mettle: courage, spirit

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Typhoon vs. Tycoon

Typhoon: tropical hurricane or cyclone
Tycoon: wealthy leader

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Remedial vs. Remediable

Remedial: corrective, curative
Remediable: reparable

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Interim vs. Interloper

Interim: meantime
Interloper: intruder, a person who interferes or meddles in the affairs of others

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Dingy vs. Din

Dingy: dull, not fresh
Din: continued loud noise

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Impertinent vs. Impenitent

Impertinent: insolent, rude
Impenitent: not repentant

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Aspersion vs. Aversion

Aspersion: slander
Aversion: firm dislike

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Propinquity vs. Propensity

Propinquity: nearness, kinship
Propensity: natural inclination

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Pastiche vs. Panache

Pastiche: hodgepodge
Panache: flair, flamboyance

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Importunate vs. Impart vs. Import

Importunate: urging, demanding
Impart: reveal, grant
Import: importance, meaning

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Regale vs. Regal

Regale: entertain
Regal: royal

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Steep vs. Seep

Steep: soak, saturate
Seep: ooze, trickle

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Delude vs. Deluge

Delude: deceive
Deluge: flood, rush

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Rue vs. Hue

Rue: regret, lament
Hue: color, aspect

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Consummate vs. Commensurate

Consummate: complete
Commensurate: equal in extent

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Sardonic vs. Sadistic

Sardonic: cynically mocking, sarcastic
Sadistic: inclined to cruelty