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Oscillate

(verb) to swing back and forth

2

Voluble

(adjective) speaking with a steady
flow of words; talkative

3

Diminutive

(adjective) very small

4

Fervent

(adjective) 1. showing great emotion
or warmth; 2. ardent; 3. enthusiastic

5

Blanch

(verb) 1. to take the color from;
2. to whiten; 3. to boil briefly

6

Belligerent

(adjective) 1. ready to fight;
angry; 2. at war

7

Fiasco

(noun) a complete failure

8

Drone

(verb) to make a constant dull
humming sound;
(noun) 1. a dull humming sound;
2. a male bee

9

Skeptical

(adjective) 1. doubting;
2. questioning; 3. not quickly or easily
believing

10

Benign

(adjective) gentle or harmless

11

Wane

(verb) to gradually decrease in size or
amount;
(noun) a gradual decrease or lessening

12

Brisk

(adjective) lively; quick; active

13

Credible

(adjective) 1. believable; trustworthy;
2. reliable

14

Bauble

(noun) a small decoration or trinket

15

Endear

(verb) to make dear or fond of

16

Yarn

(noun) 1. a heavy thread used for
knitting and weaving; 2. a story of
adventure

17

Retort

(verb) 1. to answer quickly; 2. to reply
with a prompt argument;
(noun) a fast or witty response

18

Gale

(noun) a very strong, powerful wind

19

Controversy

(noun) a disagreement or debate
between opposing sides

20

Zeal

(noun) eager attention or enthusiasm for
a cause or goal

21

Ultimate

(adjective) 1. final; 2. of the greatest
size or importance;
(noun) 1. the final point; 2. the greatest
point

22

Ethnic

(adjective) of a particular religious,
racial, national, or cultural group

23

Twinge

(noun) 1. a sudden, sharp pain; 2. a
sudden emotional pain

24

Fluted

(adjective) decorated with grooves

25

Rebuttal

(noun) the offering of opposing
evidence or arguments

26

Recluse

(noun) someone who lives apart from
others;
(adjective) apart from others; solitary

27

Dilute

(verb) to thin or weaken by adding
liquid;
(adjective) weakened

28

Endorse

(verb) 1. to write one’s name on
a document to show approval; 2. to
approve

29

Famine

e (noun) 1. a serious shortage of food;
2. starvation

30

Wretched

(adjective) 1. living a miserable life;
2. in very poor condition