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Anecdote

Anecdote a brief amusing story

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Celerity

Celerity speed

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Dexterous

Dexterous skilful with hands

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Extraneous

Extraneous irrelevant

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Incoherent

Incoherent not clear

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Maladroit

Maladroit clumsy; unskillful

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Pallid

Pallid pale

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Presumptuous

Presumptuous assuming too much; arrogant

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Scrupulous

Scrupulous careful; diligent; painstaking; attention to detail

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Unequivocal

Unequivocal clear; obvious

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Animosity

Animosity hatred; antagonism

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Censorious

Censorious disapproving; critical

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Dichotomy

Dichotomy a division into two parts

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Extrapolate

Extrapolate extend; predict on the basis of known data

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Incongruous

Incongruous not fitting in; out of place; congruous means suitable

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Malady

Malady illness

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Palpable

Palpable easily felt; easily perceived; eg palpable bump on nose

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Pretentious

Pretentious pompous; self-important

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Scrutinize

Scrutinize examine carefully

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Unfetter

Unfetter set free

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Annex (n)

Annex (n) a building which is an addition to an existing

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Censure

Censure blame; formal disapproval

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Didactic

Didactic intended to teach; instructive

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Extrinsic

Extrinsic irrelevant; on the outside

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Inconsequential

Inconsequential unimportant; insignificant; negligible

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Malediction

Malediction a curse; a word or phrase uttered with intention to bring evil; mal - bad, diction - to speak

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Panacea

Panacea remedy for all ills; eg chicken soup; pan - all (Greek)

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Prevaricate

Prevaricate speak misleadingly and evasively; deceive; eg politicians prevaricate when journalists ask pointed questions

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Scuttle

Scuttle sink; metal bucket with handle for coal

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Unfrock

Unfrock to remove a priest from his position

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Annex (v)

Annex (v) take possession of; seize; capture

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Cerebral

Cerebral intellectual

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Diffident

Diffident lacking confidence; opposite of confidence

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Fallacious

Fallacious false; mistaken belief

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Inconspicuous

Inconspicuous not easily seen; subtle; not noticeable

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Malefactor

Malefactor a wrong-doer; Someone who breaks the law; eg lawyers save malefactors from going to jail

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Paradigm

Paradigm 1. example; 2. model; 3. way of looking at things

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Pristine

Pristine unspoiled

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Seminary

Seminary an institution in which priests are trained

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Unprecedented

Unprecedented never having happened before

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Anomaly

Anomaly something which does not fit in a pattern; irregularity

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Certitude

Certitude certainty

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Digress

Digress wander off the subject

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Falter

Falter hesitate; waver; stutter

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Indelible

Indelible cannot be wiped out; can't be erased; eg. The indelible memories of war

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Malinger

Malinger deliberately avoid work; shirk

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Paradox

Paradox apparently contradictory statement

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Proclivity

Proclivity tendency towards; inclination; pro - forward, clivus - slope (Latin)
eg. proclivity for hardwork

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Sensuous

Sensuous appealing to the senses

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Unscathed

Unscathed unharmed; intact; without a scratch

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Antagonism

Antagonism hostility; strong opposition

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Charlatan

Charlatan trickster who claims knowledge he doesn't have

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Dike

Dike dam; embankment

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Fanatical

Fanatical obsessive; fixated

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Indifferent

Indifferent 1. neutral; 2. not outstanding

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Malingerer

Malingerer person who deliberately tries to avoid work

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Paragon

Paragon a perfect example

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Procrastinate

Procrastinate delay; put off

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Sentinel

Sentinel guard or soldier; sentry;

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Unwitting

Unwitting not deliberate; unconscious
not aware of full facts; unintentional

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Antagonistic

Antagonistic opposed; hostile; aggressive

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Chary

Chary wary of; cautious about; reluctant to give
suspiciously reluctant to do something
eg. chary of being photographed by others

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Dilatory

Dilatory slow; falling behind with one's work ;
to cause delay;
eg. been dilatory in appointing CSCE execs

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Fanaticism

Fanaticism passion; excessive devotion

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Indigenous

Indigenous native to a particular area

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Malleable

Malleable flexible; can be shaped

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Paramount

Paramount of supreme importance

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Prodigal

Prodigal wasteful; extravagant

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Sequester

Sequester isolate; hideaway
Sequester someone or something

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Upbraid

Upbraid scold; tell off; reprimand; find fault with someone

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Antediluvian

Antediluvian outdated; prehistoric; very old-fashioned

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Chastises

Chastises punishes; scolds severely
synonyms: rebukes, reproofs, reprimands, upbraids

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Dilemma

Dilemma puzzling situation

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Fastidious

Fastidious overly particular; finicky
concerned about accuracy and detail;
SYN: scrupulous
eg. fastidious about getting hands dirty

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Indolence

Indolence laziness;
avoiding an activity due to laziness

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Mallet

Mallet 1. wooden hammer; 2. stick used for polo

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Parasite

Parasite 1. scrounger (beggar); 2. animal which takes digested food from one another

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Prodigious

Prodigious very large; impressively large

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Serendipity

Serendipity fortunate coincidence; unsought discovery;
something good happened by chance;
eg. a fortunate stroke of serendipity

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Uproarious

Uproarious hilarious; hysterical; very funny;
uproar, rowdy

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Anthology

Anthology a book which is a collection of poems or stories

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Chicanery

Chicanery trickery

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Dilettante

Dilettante person who dabbles in a subject without serious study

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Fatuous

Fatuous silly; foolish

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Inductee

Inductee novice; beginner

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Manipulatable

Manipulatable influencable; controllable

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Parched

Parched dried up

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Profane

Profane unholy

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Serene

Serene calm; peaceful

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Upshot

Upshot outcome; result, conclusion;
eg. the upshot of the meeting was that he needs to visit site

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Anthropocentrism

Anthropocentrism putting man at the center of one's philosophy

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Chimerical

Chimerical changeable; unstable

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Diligent

Diligent hard-working

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Feasible

Feasible possible and practicable

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Indulgent

Indulgent pampering; satisfying desires

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Marred

Marred damaged; spoiled; disfigured
eg. wrinkles marred her face

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Pariah

Pariah an outcast from society

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Profanity

Profanity swearing; cursing

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Serrated

Serrated jagged; saw-like

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Urbane

Urbane sophisticated; suave