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Moratorium

A suspension of avaricious authorized delay

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Zealous

Fervent;frantically

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Desiccate

To dry out/remove moisture

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Wrenching

Severe physical/emotional pain

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Replete

Full/abundant

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Interminable

Tiresome/long; endless

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Arable

Suitable for cultivation of land

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Lugubrious

Mournful/gloomy

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Truncate

To shorten

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Ubiquitous

Occurring/ seeming to occur everywhere

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Vernacular

Everyday language

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Equanimity

Composure;calmness

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Scapegoat

One who bears the blame

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Peremptory

Not allowing refusal/delay

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Atelier

Artist/designer workshop

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Axiom

Universal truth/established rule

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Dulcet

Melodious; pleasing to eat

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Usurp

To take over/seize power

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Patronizing

Treating with condescension;superior

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Iniquity

An evil/wicked act

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Vacillate

Waver; sway indecisively

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Perspicacious

Keen; mentally sharp

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Abstemious

Using/ consuming sparingly

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Talisman

Magic charm/superstitious object for protection

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Expurgate

Remove vulgar/ object able material

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Pellucid

Transparent/clear

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Efficacious

Effective producing desired outcome

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Catharsis

I release of emotional tension

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Inundate

To overwhelm; to fill beyond

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Revere

Regard with respect awe, adoration

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Internecine

Mutually destructive

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Risible

Relating to laughter; laughable

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Sybaritic

Marked by luxury/ pleasure

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Crepuscular

Pertaining to laughter

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Kudos

Claim/praise

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Estranged

To alienate

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Intrinsic

Relating to a thing basic nature

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Maxim

Established principal truth rule of conduct

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Putrid

Rotten and fowl smelling

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Servile

Submissive slavish

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Apocryphal

Of questionable authenticity but believed

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Consternation

Alarming dismay/concern

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Anomaly

Deviation from norm; peculiar occurrence

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Vitriolic

Harsh in tone bitterly critical

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Preamble

Preliminary statement / intro

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Coterie

Small group of people who share interests and meet frequently

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Expiate

To make amends for

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Compendium

List/ collection of items

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Comprise

Include or consist of

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Eidetic

Pertaining to extraordinary detailed vivid recall

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Innocuous

Harmless

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Foist

To pass off as genuine or valuable

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Flippancy

Disrespect

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Incongruous

Incomparable unsuitable

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Disconcert

Frustrate/confuse

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Provocative

Causing discussion thought argument

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Bumpkin

Awkward unsophisticated rustic

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Toady

Person who praises/helps powerful people to get approved

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Culpable

Deserving blame; doing something wrong

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Orotund

Marked by fullness strength clarity and sound

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Blithe

Not worrying happy carefree

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Soporific.

Causing someone to be tired or fall asleep

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Pervasive

Existing in every part spreading if to all parts

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Feign

Pretend to feel/ affected by something

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Frenetic

Filled with excitement activity confusion

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Recrimination

Angry statement which you criticize them person who criticized you

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Indecorous

Not decorous; conflicting with acceptable standards of good taste

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Corroborate

Support or help prove statement by proving info

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Untenable

Impossible to defend/justify

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Permabulate

To walk around/stroll

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Veneer

Thin attractive layer that conceals something common or coarse

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Timorous

Timid

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Luminous

Emitting light

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Circuitous

Indirect roundabout

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Perquisite

Tip/payment in addition to

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Polity

Integrity respectability

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Polemial

Relating to argument m/controversy

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Tacit

Indicated but not expressed;implied secretly

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Largess

Generosity

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Indolent

Lazy

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Circumlocution

Wordy/ evasive

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Deprecate

Plunder & pillage

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Canard

Deliberately misleading story

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Won't

Likely

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Cortège

Group of attendants

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Solecisms

Deviation/ error in speech

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Simian

Related to/resembling ape or monkey

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Impresario

Producer/manager

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Requisite

Required;necessary

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Bulwark

Defensive wall/ embankment

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Malaise

Vague bodily/emotional discomfort or uneasiness

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Disingenuous

Insincere or calculating

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Instransigent

Uncompromising refusing to moderate

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Dogged

Unrelenting; persistent

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Demotic

Relating to arson are people

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Propensity

Ante fancy

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Condescending

Displaying superiority patronizing

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Compunction

Uneasiness caused by guilt

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Bellicose

Warlike inclined to fight

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Pup brother

Physical beauty

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Wizened

Shriveled or whithered from age or illness

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Rhapsodize

Express oneself enthusiastically

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VoluBle

Talkative

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Revel

Tone joy or take pleasure in

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Umbrage

Feeling of offense

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Assiduous

Diligent persistent

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Panacea

Cure all remedy for diseases

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Implicate

Involve connect unfavorably

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Analgesic

Medication to reduce eliminate pain

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Turpitude

Wickedness or vileness

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Discretionary

Left to ones judgement

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Flummox

To confuse

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Unpalatable

Unpleasant to taste of mind

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Histrionics

Exaggerated emotional behavior

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Draconian

Extremely harsh

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Morisome

Disgusting offensive to senses

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Punctilious

Attentive to detains in conduct

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Variable

Authentic/genuine

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Fractious

Unruly disruptive

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Moribund

Near death about to die

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Configuration

A large destructive fire

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Protege

Person under training

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Virulent

Extremely infectious/ poisonous

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Phlegmatic

Calm and unemotional

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Artisan

Skilled manual laborer

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Tenable

Rationally defensive

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Boondoggle

worthless project

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Curmudgeon

Stubborn/ I'll tempered

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Moiety

A portion or part of something

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Inculcate

To impress or teach by repetition

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Fiduciary

Government property

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Repugnant

Offensive or repulsive

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Opprobrium

Disgrace extreme dishonor

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Potentate

Monarch one who has power

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Litany

Any long/repetitive dull recital