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precipitate

hurried, rushed; to throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation

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prevaricate

to lie or deviate from the truth

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pristine

fresh and clean; uncorrupted

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prodigal

lavish, wasteful

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proliferate

to grow & spread quickly

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propitiate

to pacify or conciliate; to appease or calm

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propriety

correct behavior; obedience to rules and customs

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prudence

wisdom, caution, or restraint

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pungent

sharp and irritating to the senses

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quaff

to drink deeply, guzzle

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quail

to shrink back in fear, lose courage; cower

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qualify

to limit

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qualms

misgivings, reservations, causes for hesitancy

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queries

questions, inquires, reservations

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querulous

prone to complaining or grumbling, quarrelsome

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quiescent

motionless

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quotidian

habitual, commonplace; occurring or recurring daily; ordinary

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rail

to complain bitterly; berate, abuse

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ramify

to be divided, to branch out; diverge

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rancorous

characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment; hatred

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rapacious

voracious, greedy, plundering, subsisting on prey; maraud, ravenous

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rarefy

to make thinner or sparser

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rebus

riddle

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recalcitrant

obstinately defiant of authority, stubborn; difficult to manage; disobedient, rebellious

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recant

to retract previously held belief

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recapitulate

to summarize, to repeat concisely

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repudiate

to reject the validity of; disown

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reticent

silent, reserved; reluctant to talk

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rhetoric

effective writing and speaking

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sagacious

having sound judgment, perspective, wise; very insightful or smart

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salacious

appealing to or causing sexual desire; erotic, raunchy

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salient

prominent, protruding, conspicuous, highly relevant or pertinent

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salubrious

promoting health or well-being

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salutary

beneficial to one's health; remedial, wholesome

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sanctimony

self-righteousness, pretended piety or reverence; hypocritical

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sanguine

cheerful, confident, optimistic

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sap

to weaken the vitality of

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satiate

to satisfy fully or overindulge

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soporific

causing sleep or lethargy

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specious

deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious; sophistry

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stigma

a mark of shame or discredit

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stolid

unemotional; lacking sensitivity

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sublime

lofty or grand

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table

to remove from consideration

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tacit

implied or unspoken; done without using words

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taciturn

silent, not talkative

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talisman

something believed to have magic power or bestowed good luck

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tamp

to plug; to drive in or down by a series of blows, ram

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tautology

repetition, a redundancy, a circular argument

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tawdry

cheap, gaudy, showy, tacky, indecent

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tenacity

stubborn; persistent to something

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tender

to offer formally

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tirade

long, harsh speech or verbal attack

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torpor

state of low physical or mental energy; apathy

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transitory

temporary, lasting a brief time

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ubiquitous

existing everywhere at same time; widespread

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umbrage

offense, resentment

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undulate

to move in wavelike fashion, fluctuate

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unfeigned

genuine, not false or hypocritical

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untenable

indefensible, not viable, uninhabitable

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untoward

troublesome, unruly, unseemly, adverse

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upbraid

to scold, reprimand, chastise, blame

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urbane

sophisticated, refined, elegant

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vacillate

to sway physically; fluctuate or to be indecisive

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variegated

multicolored, variety of patches of different color

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vaunt

to brag or boast

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venal

capable of being bought or bribed

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venerate

to revere, respect

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veracity

truthfulness, accuracy

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verbose

wordy

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verisimilitude

appearing true or real

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veritable

authentic, real, genuine

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vex

to annoy or bother

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volatile

easily aroused or changeable; lively or explosive

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waft

light breeze, a puff

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waver

to fluctuate between choices

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welter

to toss about, to writhe; to be in turmoil

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wend

to go, proceed, walk

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whet

to sharpen or stimulate

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whimsical

acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable

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zeal

passion, excitement