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compendium

a publication containing a variety of works

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lassitude

a feeling of lack of interest or energy

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goad

stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick

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buttress

a support usually of stone or brick

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impassive

having or revealing little emotion or sensibility

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dissemble

behave unnaturally or affectedly

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complaisant

showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others

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quorum

a gathering of the minimal number of members of a group

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chrysalis

pupa of a moth or butterfly enclosed in a cocoon

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scuttle

an entrance equipped with a hatch

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leeway

a permissible difference

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preamble

a preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution

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perspicuous

transparently clear; easily understandable

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assumptive

accepted as real or true without proof

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subaltern

British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain

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tramp

travel on foot, especially on a walking expedition

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surfeit

indulge (one's appetite) to satiety

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soliloquy

speech you make to yourself

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subterfuge

something intended to misrepresent the nature of an activity

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transgression

the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle

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quibble

evade the truth of a point by raising irrelevant objections

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dote

shower with love; show excessive affection for

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mortify

cause to feel shame

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bandy

discuss lightly; crooked

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recant

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief

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subpoena

a writ issued to compel the attendance of a witness

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gouge

an impression in a surface, as made by a blow

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lurid

glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism

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cull

remove something that has been rejected

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hail

precipitation of ice pellets

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muck

any thick, viscous matter

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enunciate

express or state clearly

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lofty

of imposing height; especially standing out above others

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writhe

to move in a twisting or contorted motion

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fume

a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas

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prune

cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

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taunt

harass with persistent criticism or carping

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parlance

a manner of speaking natural to a language's native speakers

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indenture

formal agreement as to terms of a debt

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clangour

a loud resonant repeating noise

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jarring

making or causing a harsh and irritating sound

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rally

gather or bring together

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aria

an elaborate song for solo voice

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latent

potentially existing but not presently evident or realized

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pan

shallow container made of metal

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peremptory

putting an end to all debate or action

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peremptory

putting an end to all debate or action

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sonorous

full and loud and deep

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pendant

an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry

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adjoin

lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

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burly

muscular and heavily built

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rumpled

in disarray; extremely disorderly

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unctuous

unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating

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ornery

having a difficult and contrary disposition

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compunction

a feeling of deep regret, usually for some misdeed

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pliant

capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out

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prostrate

stretched out and lying at full length along the ground

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laggard

someone who takes more time than necessary

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wily

marked by skill in deception

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prostrate

stretched out and lying at full length along the ground

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revel

take delight in