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profound

deep, not superficial

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prohibitive

so high as to prevent the purchase or use of, forbidding

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proliferate

to increase rapidly

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propensity

inclination, tendency

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propitiate

to win over, appease, placate

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propriety

correct conduct, fitness; moral and social behaviour that is considered to be correct and acceptable

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proscribe

to condemn, forbid, outlaw

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provident

providing for future need, frugal, (The grasshopper and ....... ant)

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puissant

powerful

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punctilious

careful in observing rules for behavior

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pungent

penetrating, caustic, to the point

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pusillanimous

cowardly, frightened to take risk

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purport

to profess, suppose, claim

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quagmire

marsh, difficult situation

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quail

to cower, lose heart

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qualified

limited, restricted

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qualm

sudden feeling of faintness or nausea, Uneasy feeling about the rightness of action

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query

question

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quibble

to argue over insignificant and irrelevant details

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quiescent

inactive, still, quiet

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quorum

number of members necessary to conduct a meeting

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raconteur

witty, skillful storyteller

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rail

to scold with bitter or abusive language

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raiment

clothing

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ramification

implication, consequence, one of the large number of complicated and unexpected results that follow an action or a decision. These changes are bound to have widespread social .......s.

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rarefied

refined; understood or experienced by only a very small group of people who share a particular area of knowledge or activity

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rationale

fundamental reason

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rebus

puzzle in which pictures or symbols represent words

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recalcitrant

resisting authority or control

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recant

retract a statement of opinion; repudiate

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recluse

person who lives in seclusion and often in solitude

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recondite

abstruse, profound

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redoubtable

formidable, arousing fear, If a person is ......., they have very strong characteristics that makes you feel respectful and fearful of them. A ..... leader

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refractory

stubborn, resisting ordinary methods of treatment

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refulgent

brightly shining, resplendent

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refute

to contradict, disprove

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regale

to entertain

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relegate

to consign to an inferior position

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remonstrate

to object or protest

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renege

to go back on one's word, Her father never ......ed on his duties.

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reparation

amends, compensation

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repine

fret, complain

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reprise

repetition, especially of a piece of music

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reproach

to find fault with, blame

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reprobate

morally unprincipled person

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repudiate

to reject as having no authority

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rescind

to cancel, to officially state that a law, contract, decision, etc. is no longer valid

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resolution

determination, resolve

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resolve

determination, firmness of purpose

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reticent

not speaking freely, reserved, reluctant