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abstemious

avoiding extremes, especially in eating and drinking

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accure

to gather, to increase

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acrophobia

fear of heights

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adulterated

to ruin, to contaminate

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affront

insult

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alcove

indented portion of a room

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almanac

annual book of statistics

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ambulatory

able to move

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analogous

similar

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annotator

commentator, writer of notes of explanation

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antagonist

an opponent

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antipathy

dislike

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appropriation

setting something aside for specific use

13

ardent

full of strong feelings

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articulate

to speak clearly

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assiduous

hard-working

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atrophy

to waste away

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auspicious

showing signs of future success, favorable

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aversion

hatred

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baneful

harmful

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bastion

a fortified place

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beleaguer

to weigh down, to burden

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bemoan

to regret deeply

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bequeath

to hand down

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betoken

to be a sign of

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billowing

rising and falling like a wave, swelling

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blithe

happy, carefree

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boor

rude person

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bulwark

defensive wall

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caliper

instrument that measures thickness