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Aggregate (n)

A sum total or mixture

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Aplomb (n)

Composure; skill in challenging situations

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Audacious (adj)

Very bold

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Aviary (n)

An enclosed space for birds

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Axiom (n)

A true or wise saying; a maxim

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Cavalier (adj)

Arrogant; showing a lack of respect toward someone or something

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Complementary (adj)

Serving to complete another

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Compunction (n)

A feeling of remorse for doing something wrong; regret; shame

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Diffident (adj)

Lacking confidence in oneself; shy

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Dilettante (n)

One who dabbles in the arts and sciences but is an expert in neighter

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Discrepancy (n)

A difference or inconsistency

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Egalitarian (adj)

Equal political, social, and economical rights for all mankind

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Excerpt (n)

A portion of a text or musical piece that is taken from the whole

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Glacial (adj)

Very cold or very slow moving

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Heretic (n)

One who challenges societal and religious tradition

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Idiosyncratic (adj)

Of or relating to strange behavioral habits that are peculiar to an individual

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Insuperable (adj)

Unable to be overcome

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Insurgent (n)

A rebel; one who revolts against a government or political party

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Irrefutable (adj)

Unable to be argued against; indisputable

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Lithe (adj)

Nimble and flexible; agile

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Melancholy (adj)

A feeling of sadness and gloominess

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Mimetic (adj)

Pertaining to imitation or mimicry, biological or otherwise

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Misanthrope (n)

Someone who dislikes all people

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Palpable (adj)

Able to be touched or felt; tangible

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Pitfall (n)

An unseen danger, risk, or drawback

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Portentous (adj)

Ominous; foreshadowing

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Replete (adj)

Filled-up; overflowing

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Respite (n)

Period of inactivity; a lull; a reprieve

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Saturate (v)

To wet or soak completely; to totally fill up

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Scrutinize (v)

To read or look at very closely and carefully

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Spurious (adj)

False; counterfeit; lacking logic; specious

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Surpass (v)

To go above and beyond; to be better than

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Tentative (adj)

Hesitant; not definite

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Thrive (v)

To grow strong; to flourish

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Tranquility (n)

Peacefulness; calmness

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Vaporize (v)

To turn to vapor, foam, or mist; to disappear

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Uniformity (n)

Sameness; consistency; regularity

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Vilify (n)

To slander or defame someone's name or reputation