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Advocate

One that speaks on behalf of another. to support idea publicly. Lawyer, Spokesperson, apostle.

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* Delegate (noun)

Representative of someone else; person designated to act for or represent others; a person acting for another. to commit (powers, functions, etc.) to another as agent or deputy.

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Poignant

Profound. Intense. Keenly emotionally strong. Poignant retelling of the accident.

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Nebulous

Hazy, unclear, indistinct. a nebulous recollection of the meeting; a nebulous distinction between pride and conceit.

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Clandestine

Clandestine operation. Done in secret. She had a clandestine affair.

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Tirade

A long angry speech.
Also a section of verse concerning a single theme.

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Tacit

Understood without expression. Tacit knowledge would be knowing something that is seemingly impossible to teach without the many specific and varied experiences.

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Allegation

An assertion made with little proof, till then proved

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Rebuff

Reject (rebuff is a perfect synonym to reject). A blunt refusal. He rebuffed (rejected) the offer, he rebuffs (rejects) her. Don't you rebuff (reject) this!

Three it to the ground! I aint a buff animal!

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Tenuous

Describes something THIN. The tenuous strands of dna... People ignore the tenuous odds of succeeding in business. The alliance started off robust but soon became tenuous and weak.

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*** Abet

To aid, support something (usually a criminal).

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Waive

To Forgo, to do without. Waive your g-d given right to sue!?

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Carnal

pertaining to or characterized by the flesh or the body, its passions and appetites; sensual: carnal pleasures.

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Sanction

Authorize. The CEO sanctioned the deforestation of the park. Give Warrant.

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Ambiguous

Unclear. Open to interpretation.

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Mollify

Assuage. To make less harsh. Mitigate. To soften: mollify one's demands.

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Unequivocal

Leaving no doubt. Gwen stefani's new bandname is unequivocal!

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Verbose

Too Wordy

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* Transient

Transitory. Passing through a place only for a short time.

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Nettle

To irritate, annoy, provoke. Prickly plant.

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*** Repudiate

3 things: Disown, Reject, Refuse.

I repudiate repping for my hood said the ex-thug-life guy. He had ...ed his double-dealing partners in the past and quit the firm.

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* Impetuous

Violent and '''passionate''' (but really just irrtional, emotional and not a real deep thinker, thuggish)

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Incongrous

Not harmonious

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Assuage

To make mild or less severe, appease (ex: ones pain, hunger).

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*** Corroborate

To strengthen case.

COLLABorate means to collab, to CORROBorate should signal your muscular 'core' which strengthens, in this case strengthens your argument in form of evidence.

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Avaricious

Characterized by Avarice: Greed. Intense desire to gain and keep wealth.

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*** Cursory

Rushed and thrreby sloppy. The camp contract was clearly a cursory document. Obama's speech was cursory and half-hearted.

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Vacillate

To be indecisive, sway

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Clement

Mild or pleasant

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*** Allocate

To set aside for a particular purpose

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*** Reconcile

to cause (a person) to accept or be resigned to something not desired: He was reconciled to his fate.

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Paragon

a model or pattern of excellence or of a particular excellence: a paragon of virtue.

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Analogous

having analogy; corresponding in some particular: A brain and a computer are analogous.

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Diurnal

Day (opposite nocturnal)

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*** Pretext

alleged excuse. The leaders used the insults as a pretext to declare war. What pretext could you have for discriminatory practice.

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Forgo vs forego

To forgo is to do with hout something.
To forego is to go beFORE, antecede, precede.

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Mitigate

To make less harsh. To mollify or assauge. Mitigate the impact of the space shuttle landing! Saying you're a non-smoker helped mitigate fears you had an illness. Since when does political oversight 'mitigate' bureaucratic abhorrence.

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Abhor

To dislike extremy. To Hate.

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Equivocal

Debatable. Something that by nature creates doubt. Having at least two meanings, therefore hard to understand/explain. Equivocal and paradoxical language have no place in any contracts. His threat that I immediately pay up ended with an equivocal 'or else'.