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culprit

a person who is responsible for a crime or other misdeed
the cause of a problem of defect

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fame

The condition of being known or talked about by many ppl esp on account of notable achievements

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grateful

feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful
Recieved or experienced w gratitude; welcome

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Trimester

A period of three months esp as a division of the duration of pregnancy
Each of the three terms in an academic year

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Improve

Make or become better
Develop or increase in mental capacity by education or experience
Achieve or produce something better than

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Retreat

(Of an army) withdrawal from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a defeat
Move back or withdraw
Withdraw to a quiet or secluded place
Change ones decisions, plans, or attitude as a result of criticism from others
Chess move a piece back from a forward it threatened position on the board

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Medieval

Of or relating to the Middle Ages
Informal, derogatory: very old fashioned or primitive

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Comfort

A state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint
Prosperity and the pleasant lifestyle secured by it
Consolation for grief or anxiety
dialect: a warm quilt

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Lateral

Of, at, toward, or from the side or sides
Anatomy or zoology: situated on one side or other of the body or of an organ, esp. in the region furthest from the median plane
Medicine: of a disease or condition affecting the side or sides of the body or confined to one side of the body
Physics: acting or placed at the right angles to the line of motion or of strain
Phonetics: of a consonant esp l or it's articulation formed by or involving partial closure of the air passage by the tounge, which is so placed as to allow the breath to flow on one or both sides of the point of contact

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Minority

The smaller number or part ESP a number that is less than half the whole number
The number of votes cast for or by the smaller party in a legislative assembly
A relatively small group of people esp one commonly discriminated in a community, society, or nation, differing from others in race, religion, language, or the state or political persuasion
The state of being under the age of full legal responsibility

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Besiege

Surround a place with armed forces in order to capture it or force it's surrender, lay siege to
Crowed around oppressively; surround and horrassed

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Convene

Come or bring together for a meeting or activity, assemble

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Fortitude

Strength

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Semester

Six month academic term

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Reprobate

Criticize

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Advent

Arrival

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Distract

Divert

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Collateral

Serving to support or reinforce

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Seance

An assemblage

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Minutiae

Small, unimportant details

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Exculpate

Remove the blame from

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Gratuity

Tip

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Fate

What has been spoken

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Coeval

Contemporary

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Primeval

Of or resembling the earliest ages In The history of the world
Of feelings or actions based on primitive instinct; raw and elementary

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Fortify

Strengthen a place with defensive works so as to protect it against attack
Strengthen or invigorate someone mentally or physically
Strengthen a drink with alcohol
Increase the nutritive value of food esp with vitamins

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Multilateral

Agreed upon or participated in by three or more parties esp the govts of different countries
Having members or contributors from several groups esp several different countries

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Possess

Have as belonging to one; own
Have possession of as distinct from ownership
Maintain oneself or ones mind or soul in a state of patience or quiet

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Bimester

A period of two months

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Superseded

Replaced

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Affable

Courteous
Friendly
Pleasant

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Attract

Cause to come to a place or participate in a ventthre by offering something of interest, favorable conditions, or opportunities
Evoke a specified reaction
Cause something to have a liking for or interest in something
Cause someone to have a sexual or romantic interest in someone
Exert force in an object that is directed toward the source of the force

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Contravene

Oppose or deny

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Gratis

Free of charge

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Forte

Something done very well

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Entreat

Beg; implore
Earnest request