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Alleviate (v)

To ease a pain or burden; to make less

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Amalgam (n)

A combination of diverse elements; a mixture

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Ambiguous (adj)

Unclear; open to more than one interpretation

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Ambivalent (adj)

Simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; uncertain

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Ameliorate (v)

To make better; to lessen pain, difficulty, or tension

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Apathetic (adj)

Feeling or showing little emotion

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Belie (v)

To misrepresent or disguise

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Beneficial (adj)

Producing or promoting a favorable result; helpful

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Capricious (adj)

Impulsive and unpredictable

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Complement (n)

Something that completes, goes with, or brings to perfection

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Curative (adj)

Able to heal or cure

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Debunk (v)

To expose untruths, shams, or exaggerated claims

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Dubious (adj)

Doubtful; of unlikely authenticity

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Duplicitous (adj)

Deliberately deceptive

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Epitome (n)

A perfect example or representative of

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Equivocal (adj)

Intended to mislead; ambiguous

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Erratic (adj)

Markedly inconsistent

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Fabricate (v)

To lie; to make up in order to deceive

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Fallacy (n)

A false notion

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Felicitous (adj)

Admirably suite; apt

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Flag (v)

To decline in vigor or strength; to tire; to droop

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Impetuous (adj)

Suddenly and forcefully energetic or emotional; immature

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Impetus (n)

A driving force or stimulus

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Inundate (v)

To overwhelm as if with a flood; to swamp

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Mendacious (adj)

Lying; untruthful

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Multifarious (adj)

Diverse; various

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Multiplicity (n)

State of being various; a great number

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Onerous (adj)

Troublesome or oppressive, burdensome

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Palliative (adj)

Relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease

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Specious (adj)

Having the ring of truth but actually false

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Sporadic (adj)

Occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time

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Temporal (adj)

Of, relating to, or limited by time

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Therapeutic (adj)

Having or exhibiting healing power

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Ubiquitous (adj)

Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent

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Vacillate (v)

To sway from one side to the other

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Vicarious (adj)

Felt as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another

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Vignette (n)

A short scene or story

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Whimsical (adj)

Unpredictable; carefree