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declaim

to speak dramatically

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Aberrant

deviating from what is normal or expected

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Abstemious

moderate in appetite

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Acidulous

sour in taste

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Affected

phony, artificial

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Aggrandize

to increase in power

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Amortize

to diminish by installed payments

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Anodyne

something that calms or soothes

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Apocryphal

of questionable authenticity

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Approbation

approval and praise

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Arrogate

to claim without justification

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Attenuate

to reduce in force, weaken

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Belfry

a bell tower

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Bevy

a group

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Blight

to afflict, destroy

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Blithe

cheerful, without appropriate thought

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Burgeon

to grow and flourish

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Burnish

to polish

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Candid

impartial and honest in speech

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Chicanery

deception by means of craft or guile

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Contrite

deeply sorrowful and repentant for a wrong

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Contumacious

rebellious

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Cosset

to pamper, treat with care

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Coterie

in intimate group of people with a similar care

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Cupidity

greed, strong desire

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Deleterious

unexpectedly or subtly harmful

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Demagogue

a leader or rabble rouser

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Demur

to express doubts or objections

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Desultory

jumping from one thing to another

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Diaphanous

allowing light to show through

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Dilettante

someone with an amateurish interest

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Dirge

funeral hymn or mournful speech

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Dissemble

to present a false appearance

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Distend

to swell, inflate

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Doctrinaire

rigidly devoted to theories without regards for practicality

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Edify

to instruct morally and spiritually

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Effrontery

impudent boldness, audacity

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Elegy

sorrowful poem or speech

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Endemic

belonging to a particular area, inherent

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Enervate

to reduce in strength

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Epicure

a person with refined taste for food and wine

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Ersatz

fake

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Exigent

urgent

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Exponent

one who champions or advocates

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Expurgate

to censor

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Fallow

dormant

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Fatuous

supid, foolishly self satisfied

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Fecund

fertile, fruitful

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Flag

to decline in vigor, strength or interest

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Florid

excessively decorated or embellished

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Fractious

unruly, rebellious

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Furtive

secret, stealthy

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Gambol

to dance or skip around playfully

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Garrulous

tending to talk a lot

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Glib

fluent in an insincere manner

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Gradation

a degree or stage in a process, a shade of color

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Gregarious

outgoing, sociable

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Hapless

unfortunate, having bad luck

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Impecunious

poor

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Impetuous

quick to act without thinking

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Imprecation

a curse

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Impugn

to call into question, attack verbally

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Incohate

not fully formed, disorganized

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Inculcate

to teach, impress in the mind

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Indolent

lazy or idle

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Inexorable

inflexible, unyielding

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Ingenuous

showing innocence or childlike simplicity

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Ingrate

an ungrateful person

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Ingratiate

to gain favor with anoter through deliberate effort

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Inimical

hostile

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Iniquity

a sin

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Innocuous

harmless

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Inquest

an investigation