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Aback

Surprised. Startled

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Aberration

Abnormality. Deviation

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Abet

To aid

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Abeyance

Temporary postponement

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Abject

Miserable. Wretched

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Abjure

To give up rights

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Ablution

A washing. Cleansing

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Abnegate

To deny. Reject

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Aborigine

Original inhabitant

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Aboveboard

Honest. Frank. Open

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Abrade

To wear away

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Abrogate

To abolish. Repeal

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Abscond

To leave secretly. Flee

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Abstruse

Hard to understand

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Accede

To agree to

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Acclivity

Upward slope

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Accord

Agreement

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Accost

To approach and speak to

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Accoutrement

Equipment. Outfit

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Acerbic

Sharp or bitter in smell or taste. Sharpness of temper or words

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Acrimonious

Harsh in speech or behavior

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Actuate

To put in motion or action

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Ad infinitum

Endless. Forever

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Addled

Confused

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Adduce

To give example in proving something

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Adipose

Fatty

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Adjudicate

To judge

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Ado

Fuss. Trouble

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Affable

Friendly. Agreeable

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Affectation

Phony attitude. Insincerity

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Affront

An insult

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Ague

Fever. Plaque

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Alacrity

Liveliness. Willingness

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Albatross

A sea bird. Or a constant burden

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Alimentary

Furnishing food or nourishment

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Allegro

Rapid

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Aloof

Reserved. Cool. Indifferent

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Ambulatory

Moving about. Capable of walking

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Ambuscade

Hidden or seek attack

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Analgesic

Drug that removes pain

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Anathema

A curse. Person or thing to be avoided

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Ancillary

Helping. Subordinate

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Anemt

Regarding. Concerning

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Anhydrous

Without water

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Animadversion

Criticism. Comment that opposes

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Anneal

To heat and then cool. To toughen

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Antediluvian

Very old fashioned. Primitive

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Antipodes

Opposite sides

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Antithesis

An exact opposite

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Ape

Animal. Or to mimic

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Aperture

An opening. Gap

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Aphorism

A saying. Proverb

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Apiary

Place where bees are kept

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Aplomb

Self confidence. Poise

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Apocryphal

Doubtful. Not authentic

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Apogee

Farthest point away from earth

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Apoplexy

Sudden loss of consciousness

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Apostate

One who gives up his beliefs

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Apothegm

Brief instructive saying

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Apparition

Ghost

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Appellation

A name

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Append

To attach. Add

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Apposite

Appropriate

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Apprise

To inform

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Appurtenance

Something added to another more important thing

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Apropos

Relevant. Appropriate. Fitting

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Aquiline

Like am ear. Curved or hooked

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Arbor

Shaded area

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Arcane

Mysterious

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Archipelago

Group of islands

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Ardent

Intensely enthusiastic

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Arraign

To accuse

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Arrant

Notorious. Downright

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Arroyo

Deep ditch caused by running water

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Askance

Preceeded by to look. Sideways. Suspiciously

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Asperity

Harshness. Roughness

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Aspersion

A damaging remark

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Assay

To test. Try

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Assiduity

Assimilate

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Asunder

Into separate parts

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Atavistic

Going back to behavior found in a remote ancestor

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Attenuated

Decreased. Weakened.

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Auroral

Rosy. Pertaining to dawn

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Auspicious

Favorable

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Autumnal

Mature. Declining

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Avarice

Greed

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Aver

To declare. Firmly state

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Avocation

A hobby

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Avoirdupois

Heaviness. Weight

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Bagatelle

Thing of little value. Trifle

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Baleful

Harmful. Menacing

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Bandy

To exchange

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Bane

Cause of ruin harm or distress

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Bard

A poet

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Baroque

Over decorated

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Bauble

Showy but useless thing. Trinket

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Bawdy

Indecent. Humorously obscene

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Beatitude

State of bliss

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Berate

To scold severely

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Besmirch

To make dirty

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Bestride

To mount (a horse)

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Bevy

Large group

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Bibulous

Absorbent. Fond of alcohol

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Bilious

Bad tempered

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Bilk

To cheat

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Bivouac

Temporary shelter

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Blase

Bored with life. Unexcited

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Bleary

Blurred

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Blight

Destruction. Disease

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Blithe

Carefree

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Bluster

To speak noisily. To boast

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Bode

To indicate in advance

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Bombastic

Using impressive but meaningless language

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Boon

A benefit. Bleasing

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Boor

Rude or impolite person

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Boreal

Northern

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Borne

Carried. Put up with

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Brigand

Robber

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Broach

To introduce a subject

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Brusque

Abrupt in manner. Blunt

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Bucolic

Pertaining to the countryside

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Bugbear

Something causing fear

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Bungle

To do things clumsily or badly

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Burgeon

To flourish. Grow rapidly

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Burlesque

Speech or action that treats a serious subject with ridicule

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ossify

to change into bone, become rigid

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ostensible

apparent, conspicuous

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omnifarious

of all kings

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ovoid

egg shaped

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paean

song of praise or joy

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palatial

magnificent

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pall

something that conceals OR to become wearisome or unpleasant

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palliate

to ease, lessen

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pallid

pale, dull

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paltry

trivieal worthless

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panache

self confidence, showy manner

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panegyric

expression of praise

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pang

a sharp pain

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panoply

suit of armor

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paragon

a model of excellence or perfection

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parlous

dangerous

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parochial

local, narrow, limited

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paroxysm

a sudden outburst, fit

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parry

to avoid something such as a thrust

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parsimonious

stingy, miserly

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partisan

a strong supporter of a cause

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pathos

pity, deep feeling

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patrimony

inherited right, heritage

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paucity

scarcity, lack

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peculate

to steal

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pecuniary

pertaining to money

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pedagogue

a schoolteacher

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pariah

an outcast

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pejorative

having a negative effect, insulting

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penitent

expressing sorrow for sin of wrongdoing

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peon

common worker

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perdition

damnation, ruin, hell

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peregrinate

to travel from place to place

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peremptory

decisive, final

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perennial

lasting for a long time

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perfidious

deceitful, treacherous, unfaithful

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perforce

of necessity

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pernicious

deadly, destructive

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petulant

irritable, rude

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philander

to engage in various love affairs

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philippic

a bitter verbal attack

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philistine

uncultured, common OR one who is uncultured, common

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picaresque

pertaining to an adventurous wanderer

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piddling

trifling, petty

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pied

many colored, variegated

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pillory

to expose to public ridicule or abuse

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perquisite

something additional to regular pay

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perspicacity

keenness of judgment

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perspicuity

clearness, as of a statement

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pert

bold, saucy

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pique

to irritaty, annoy

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pithy

concise, to the point

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placid

calm

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plaintive

sorrowful, sad

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platitude

a dull or trite remark

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plaudit

applause

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plenary

full, complete, absolute

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plight

a sad or dangerous situation

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plumb

to test, measure

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polemic

a controversy or argument

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poltroon

a coward

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portentous

warning, foreshadowing

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prate

to talk extensively and pointlessly, to babble

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precipitous

extremely steep

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precocious

prematurely developed

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predicate

to declare, assert

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predilection

a liking, preference

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preponderance

superiority in quantity or power

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presage

to indicate or warn in advance

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presentiment

anticipation, especially of something evil

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prevaricate

to lie

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privation

loss or lack of something essential

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prolix

tediously long and wordy

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promulgate

to announce, advocate

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propinquity

nearness, closeness

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propriety

conformity, appropriateness

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prosaic

dull, commonplace

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probity

honesty, integrity

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prodigal

wasteful

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prodigious

enormous, vast

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proffer

to offer

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profligate

shamelessly immoral, extremely wasteful

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profuse

abundant

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proscribe

to denounce, exile

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protean

changeable, variable

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puerile

childish, immature

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pugnacious

eager to fight, guarrelsome

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puissant

powerful, strong

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pulchritude

beauty

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pundit

an expert or authority, learned

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puritanical

strict, rigid

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purloin

to steal

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pusillanimous

cowardly, fearful

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putative

supposed, believed

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quash

to cancel, set aside

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quiddity

essential quality

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quidnunc

a gossip or busybody

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quiescent

at rest, motionless

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quietus

anything that ends an activity

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quixotic

extremely idealistic, not practical

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quitdian

daily

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rack

to torment

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raillery

good humored ridicule

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rakish

carefree, lively

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rankle

to cause irritation

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rapacious

taking by force, greedy

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rapt

completely absorbed in, overcome with joy

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ratiocinate

to reason

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rebuff

to refuse, snub

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recidivist

a person who goes back to crime

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recondite

difficult to understand, profound

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recreant

coward, traitor

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recumbent

lying down, reclining

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redress

to set right, to remedy

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refulgent

shining, glowing

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remedial

intended to correct

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renege

to go back on ones word

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reparation

compensation, something done to make up for a wrong or injury done

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repine

to complain, fret

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repudiate

to reject, disown

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rescind

to cancel, repeal

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rend

to split, tear apart

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reitcent

silent or reserved in manner

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retrench

to cut down or reduce expenses

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reverie

a daydream

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ribald

vulgar, indecent

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risible

laughable, funny

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rollicking

joy, carefree

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rote

from memory, without thought for meaning

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rue

to regret, be sorrowful

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saccharine

overly sweet

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sagacious

wise

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salutary

healthful, wholesome

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sangfroid

calmness, composure

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saturnine

gloomy, sluggish

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scurrilous

vulgar, coarsely abusive

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sebacceous

fatty

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shibboleth

slogan, password

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seraphic

angelic, pure

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sententious

concise, including proverbs and brief remarks

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semblance

outward appearance

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seedy

run down, shabby

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sedulous

hard working, dilligent

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simper

to smile in a silly way

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simulacrum

an image, likeness

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sinecure

job with no responsibility

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sinewy

tough, firm, strong

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slake

to lessen by satisfying, to quench (thirst, desire, anger etc)

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slough

to discard, shed

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sobriquet

nickname, assumed name

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solon

a wise man

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sophistry

a deceptive, tricky argument

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sordid

dirty, filthy

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sot

a drunkard

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specious

not genuine, pleasing to the eye but deceptive

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splenetic

bad tempered, irritable

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spurious

deceitful, counterfeit

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stentorian

very loud

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stolid

showing no emotion, indifferent to pleasure or pain

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subjugate

to conquer

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sublimate

to make a person act noble or moral

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succor

assistance, help, relief

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sumptuous

luxurious, lavish, extravagant

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supercilious

proud, haughty

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stultipfy

make absurd or ridiculous, render worthless

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stygian

dark, gloomy

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supernal

heavenly

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supervene

to take place/occur unexpectedly

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supine

lying on the back

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supplant

to replace

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surfeit

an excessive ammount

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susurration

whispering, murmuring

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sybariate

one who I fond of luxuries and pleasure

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tacit

silent, not expressed

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taciturn

speaking very little

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tarry

to linger, delay

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temerity

reckless boldness, rashness

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temporize

to be indecisive, evasive, delay an action

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terminus

a boundary, limit

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titter

to laugh in a self conscious or nervous way

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tourtuous

twisting, winding

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treatsie

a book or writing about some particular subject

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trite

worn out, stale, commonplace

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truckle

to submit, yield

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truculent

savage, brutal, cruel

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tryst

a secret meeting

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tutelage

instruction

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tyro

a beginner

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ubiquitous

present everywhere

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umbrage

a feeling of resentment

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uncouth

crude, clumsy

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unctuous

excessively polite

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unfledged

immature

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urbane

refined, suave

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vacillate

to sway back and forth, hesitate in making a decision

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vapid

uninteresting, tasteless

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vaunt

to brag or boast

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vehement

forceful, furious

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venial

excusable, minor

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veritable

true, actual, genuine

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verity

truth

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vertex

highest point, top

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vertiginous

whiling, dizzy, unstable

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verve

energy, enthusiasm

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victualds

food

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virago

a loud, bad tempered women

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wirile

masculine, manly

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virulent

deady, poisonous

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visage

the face, appearance

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visceral

pertaining to instinctive rather than intellectual motivation

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vitiate

to weaken, impair

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vituperate

to scold, criticize

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vociferous

loud, shouting

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waif

a homeless person

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wan

pale, weak, tired

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wangle

to manipulate, ovtan by scheming

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wanton

reckless, immoral

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wheedle

to coax or to persuage

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whet

to stimulate, make sharp

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winsome

pleasing, charming

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withal

in spiute of all, nevertheless

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wizened

withered, shriveled

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wroth

angry