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commodious

ad. Spacious and convenient; roomy [__ apartment]

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veritable

adj. authentic, bona fide, being truly or very much so. a ___ triumph.

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cogent

adj. clear, logical, and convincing [cohesive]

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salient

adj. conspicuous, prominent [it succinctly covered all the ___ points of the case]

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latticed

adj. criss crossed interlaced

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flaccid

adj. drooping, (body) soft, hangingly loosely or limply

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auspicious

adj. encouraging, favorable; giving or being a sign of future success [___occasion]

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abject

adj. extremely bad and degrading condition

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squalid

adj. extremely dirty and unpleasant esp bc of poverty, neglect

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elusive

adj. fleeting, evasive

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quixotic

adj. idealistic and impractical

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destitute

adj. impoverished, without basic necessities of life

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inimitable

adj. incomparable, so good or unusual as to be impossible to copy; unique [the __ ambiance of Hawaii]

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spindly

adj. long or tall and thin [___arms and legs]; thin and weak or insubstantial in construction

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limpid

adj. lucid, clear, calm

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inidigent

adj. poor, needy

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pragmatic

adj. practical, sensible, dealing with things sensibly and realistically

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acerbic

adj. sharp and forthright esp. speech.

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erudite

adj. showing great knowledge

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fetid

adj. smelling extremely unpleasant [__ socks ]

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lissome

adj. thin supple and graceful

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stygian

adj. very dark, black [the __ scientific kingdom of ucla]

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cadre

n. a small group of people specially trained for a particular purpose, profession [a ___of researchers as ambitious…]

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scythe

n. a tool used for cutting with long curved blade

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dilettante

n. amateurish, dabbler, a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real, commitment or knowledge [as adj. a __ approach to science]

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conduit

n. channel for conveying fluid; tube protecting wiring

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synthesis

n. combination, amalgam, fusion [the __ of their diverse styles makes for a new sound]

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rectitude

n. decency, integrity, morally correct behavior

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cobalt

n. deep blue

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pathos

n. deep sadness, emotion, poignancy, a quality that evokes pity or sadness [__ of his resiliency]

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tenacity

n. diligence, persistent determination, adj. tenacious

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deterrent

n. disincentive, a thing intended to discourage from doing something

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bounty

n. generosity, abundance [depend on the crop's ___]; monetary gift or reward

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specter

n. ghost, eerie, something widely feared as a possible unpleasant of dangerous occurrence [the looming __ of war]

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travail

n. painful or laborious effort; struggle

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arsenals

n. resources [many concraceptive technology in their ___]

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roving

n. roaming // she said nothing, her features emotionless and eyes __ for threats

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sally

n. sortie; retort; sudden start into an activity // the garrison made a __ against us

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ballast

n. stability or substance [the film is an entertaining comedy with some serious ideas thrown in for __]

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take heed

pay attention to take notice of

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self efficacy

people with high __—that is, those who believe they can perform well

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avail

v. be of use, benefit [she did not ___herself to my advice]; no amount of struggle___ed]

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transcend

Edit v. be or go beyond the range or limits of something abstract, surpass

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vaunt

v. flaunt, boast about or praise esp. excessively [which of the ___ men won?]

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foist

v. impose unwelcome thing on

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exude

v. ooze, emanate, have a strong atmosphere of

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entreat

v. plead, ask earnestly or anxiously for something

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succor

v/ n. assistance in times of hardship [They were liberated and _____ed]

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akimbo

ad. With hands on the hips and elbows turned outward

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indelible

ad. enduring, ineradicable; ineffaceable

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incisive

adj. acute, clever, piercing, biting, intelligently analytical and clear-thinking, biting [allens __ book]

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hoary

adj. antiquated, old-fashioned

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loutish

adj. boorish

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incipient

adj. commencing, embryonic, basic [he could feel ___ anger building up

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spurious

adj. counterfeit, fake, inauthentic

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bromidic

adj. dull, cliché

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preeminent

adj. eminent above others, superior, surpassing

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avian

adj. flying, aerial

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callow

adj. immature and inexperienced

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schoolmarmish

adj. like a school mistress, prim strict and brisk in manner

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sumptuous

adj. luxurious, elegant, splendid and expensive looking

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crimson

adj. of a rich deep red color inclining to purple

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cloying

adj. saccharine, nauseating, sentimental, over the top mushy [her romance novels are too cloying for my taste]

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mordant

adj. sarcastic, acerbic, caustic, biting

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fatuous

adj. silly and pointless

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alabaster

adj. smooth and white

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grating

adj. sounding harsh and unpleasant irritating [__cheese sounds nice]

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seminal

adj. strongly influencing later developments, influential [his ___work on chaos theory]