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Accrue

(V.) to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result

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Annotation

(N.) a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work

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Bedlam

(N.) a state or scene of uproar and confusion

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Covert

(Adj.) hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded
(N.) a sheltered place, a hiding place

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Debonair

(Adj.) pleasant, courteous, lighthearted; smooth and polished in manner and appearance

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Dun

(V.) to demand insistently, especially in payment of a debt
(N.) a creditor
(Adj.) dark, dull, drab, dingy

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Efficacious

(Adj.) effective, producing results

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Equanimity

(N.) calmness, composure, refusal to panic

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Fortuitous

(Adj.) accidental, occurring by a happy chance

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Gist

(N.) the essential part, main point, or essence

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Gratuitous

(Adj.) freely given; not called for by circumstances, unwarranted

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Imperious

(Adj.) overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling

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Invective

(N.) a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language
(Adj.) abusive, vituperative

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Motley

(Adj.) showing great variety; composed of different elements or many colors
(N.) a jester's costume; a jester

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Munificent

(Adj.) extremely generous, lavish

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Procrastinate

(V.) to delay, put off until later

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Provocative

(Adj.) tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying

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Recondite

(Adj.) exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding

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Reprobate

(N.) a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundrel
(Adj.) corrupt or unprincipled
(V.) to disprove of, condemn

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Sedentary

(Adj.) characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place

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Syn- collect, accumulate, proceed from
Ant- dwindle, decrease, diminish, lessen

Accrue

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Syn- commotion, pandemonium, chaos, anarchy
Ant- peace and quiet, order, tranquility

Bedlam

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Syn- (adj.) undercover, clandestine, sub-rosa
Ant- (adj.) open, overt, undisguised

Covert

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Syn- carefree, jaunty, gracious, urbane
Ant- distraught, agitated, boorish, churlish

Debonair

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Syn- (v.) hound, harass, nag

Dun

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Syn- effectual, efficient, potent, powerful
Ant- ineffective, worthless, useful

Efficacious

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Syn- tranquility, imperturbability
Ant- excitability, flappability, agitation

Equanimity

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Syn- unintentional, unplanned, random, lucky
Ant- intentional, deliberate, premeditated

Fortuitous

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Syn- substance, core, nucleus

Gist

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Syn- voluntary, unjustified
Ant- justified, warranted

Gratuitous

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Syn- domineering, magisterial, urgent, imperative
Ant- fawning, obsequious, humble, unassuming

Imperious

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Syn- (n.) vituperation, abuse, philippic
Ant- (n.) tribune, panegyric, encomium

Invective

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Syn- (adj.) variegated, heterogeneous, diverse, (n.) fool
Ant- (adj.) homogeneous, monochromatic

Motley

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Syn- bounteous, liberal
Ant- miserly, parsimonious

Munificent

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Syn- stall, temporize, dillydally

Procrastinate

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Syn- stimulating, arousing, vexing, galling
Ant- dull, insipid, bland, unstimulating

Provocative

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Syn- arcane, abstruse
Ant- simple, uncomplicated

Recondite

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Syn- (n.) scoundrel, blackguard (adj.) immoral, corrupt
Ant- (n.) Saint (adj.) upright, virtuous, moral

Reprobate

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Syn- static, stationary
Ant- active, peripatetic

Sedentary