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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

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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

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capricious

changeable, fickle

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catcall

sound of disapproval

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caulk

to deal

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chameleon

lizard that can change colo, person who keeps changing

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chortle

to laugh

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circumspect

to laugh

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clandestine

secret, hidden

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cognizant

aware

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coined

created

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comely

attractive

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confederate

friend, ally

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conjugal

having to do with marriage

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consummate

the best
to compelte

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contravene

to go against

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copious

plentiful

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cosmogrpaher

one who studies the order of the inverse

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creed

a system of beliefs

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culinary

relating to cooking

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curtail

to shorten

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dearth

a shortage, an absence

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debunk

to expose an untruth

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deed

act
legal document indicating ownership

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deftly

skillfully

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deleterious

harmful

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depose

to remove from office

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desiccate

to dry out

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desultory

aimless, without
directin

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devoid

missing, compeltely without

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diatribe

angry speech attacking someone

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digress

to wander away, to ramble

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din

loud, continuous noise

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disband

to seperate, to break apart

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discursive

wandering from one topic to another

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disparate

different

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disseminate

to spread widely

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divest

to take something away from someone else (opposite of Invest)

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dolt

stupid person

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dour

silent and gloomy, unfriendly

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drone

one who talks constantly
to talk monotonously

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duplicity

hypocrisy, deception

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edict

a command by authority

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effigy

a statue or image of a person

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elegiac

sad

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elucidate

to make clear

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emphysema

lung disease

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encipher

to put into code, to disguise

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ensconce

to settle comfortably, snugly

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entrenched

held tightly, stuck

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ephemeral

short lives

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equivocate

to keep changing ones mind

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estrange

to keep a distance
to stop caring for someone

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euphony

harmony, pleasant sound

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exposition

explantion

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extraneous

extra, unnecessary, superfluous

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facsimile

exact copy

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fatuous

silly, foolish

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fiendish

evil

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flout

to reject openly

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forensics

the study of argumentation

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fountainhead

beginning, origin

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fussbudget

fussy person

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galleon

large ship

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gamut

entire range of somehing

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garrulous

overly talkative

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geyser

spring that shoots up hot water and stem

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girth

widths

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grating

irritating, harsh-sounding

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hamlet

small town or village

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helmsman

one who steers a ship

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hone

to sharpen

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ignoramus

one who knows nothing

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impropriety

improper behavior

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incontestable

unquestionable

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inculcate

to teach through repution

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indices

measures, methods of comparing things

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too powerful to be conquered

indomitable

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inextricable

impossible to remove

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iniquity

wickedness

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inoculation

injection to prevent disease

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insular

by itself, isolated

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intersperse

to place or to scatter something thoughout something else

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invocation

prayer

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irreverence

lack of respect