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Abate (v.)

To lessen in intensity

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Accolade (n.)

An expression of praise

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Adulation (n.)

Excessive praise

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Aesthetic (adj.)

Responsive to art or the beautiful

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Ameliorate (adj.)

To make better

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Ascetic (n.)

One who practice self-denial (act of religious devotion)

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Avarice (n.)

Greed

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Axiom (n.)

A universally recognised principle

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Burgeon (v.)

To grow rapidly; flourish

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Bucolic (adj.)

Rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas

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Cacophony (n.)

Harsh; jarring; discordant sound

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Canon (n.)

Established set of principles

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Castigation (n.)

Severe criticism; punishment

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Catalyst (n.)

A person or a thing that causes change

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Caustic (adj.)

Burning; causing corrosion

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Chary (adj.)

Wary; cautious

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Cogent (adj.)

Appealing forcibly to the mind; convincing

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Complaisance (n.)

Willingness to comply with wishes of others

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Contentious (adj.)

Argumentative; quarrelsome; causing disagreement

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Contrite (adj.)

Regretful; seeking forgiveness

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Culpable (adj.)

Deserving blame

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Dearth (n.)

smallness of quantity; scarcity

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Demur (v.)

To question; oppose

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Didactic (adj.)

Intendes to teach or instruct

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Disinterested (adj.)

Free of bias or self-interest; impartial

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Dogmatic (adj.)

Expressing a rigid opinion based on unproved principle

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Ebullience (n.)

Quality of lively expression of feelings

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Electic (adj.)

Composed of elements drawn from various sources

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Elegy (n.)

A mournful poem

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Emollient (adj.)

Soothing (to the skin)

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Empirical (adj.)

Based on observation or experiment

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Enigmatic (adj.)

Mysterious; difficult to understand

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Ephemeral (adj.)

Brief; fleeting

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Eulogy (n.)

A speech honouring the dead

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Exonerate (adj.)

To remove blame

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Facetious (adj.)

Playful; humorous

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Fallacy (n.)

An invalid notion; mistaken belief

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Furitive (adj.)

Marked by stealth; covert

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Gregarious (adj.)

Sociable; outgoing

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Harangue (n.)

A long, pompous speech

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Heretical (adj.)

Violating accepted dogma

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Hyperbole (n.)

An exaggerated statement

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Impecunious (adj.)

Lacking funds; without money

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Incipient (adj.)

Beginning to come into being

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Inert (adj.)

Unmoving; sluggish

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Innocuous (adj.)

Harmless

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Intransigent (adj.)

Refusing to compromise

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Inveigle (v.)

To obtain by deception

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Morose (adj.)

Sad; Melancholy

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Odious (adj.)

Evoking intense aversion or dislike

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Opaque (adj.)

Impenetrable by light

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Oscillation (n.)

Swinging back and forth with steady rhythm

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Penurious (adj.)

Penny-pinching; thrifty

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Pernicious (adj.)

Extremely harmful; potentially causing death

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Peruse (v.)

To examine with great care

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Pious (adj.)

Extremely devout; strong religious devotion

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Precursor (n.)

One that precedes another

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Preen (v.)

To dress up; to primp

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Prodigious (adj.)

Abundant in size; extraordinary

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Prolific (adj.)

Productive; Producing large amounts

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Putrefy (v.)

To rot; decay and five a foul odor

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Quaff (v.)

To drink deeply

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Quiescence (n.)

Stillness; motionless; at rest

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Redoubtable (adj.)

Awe-inspiring; worthy of honor

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Sanction (n.)

Authoritative permission; penalty to enforce compliance

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Satire (n.)

A literary work that ridicule through humor

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Squalid (adj.)

Sordid; wretched as form of neglect

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Stoic (adj.)

Indifferent by pleasure or pain

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Supplant (v.)

To take place of; supersede

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Torpid (adj.)

Lethargic; sluggish; dormat

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Ubiquitous (adj.)

Existing everywhere at the same time; widespread

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Urbane (adj.)

Sophisticated; elegant

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Vilify (v.)

To defame; to characterise harshly

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Viscous (adj.)

Thick; sticky

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Discretion (n.)

Cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions

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Esoteric (adj.)

Understood by a small, specific group