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Circuitous

Indirect, round-about

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Tertiary

Of the third order

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Daguerreotype

Early kind of photograph

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Austere

Stern and servere

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August

Dignified

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Ebullience

Exuberance

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Oeuvre

All the creative works of a lifetime

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Catch 22

Person becomes a victim of the practice no matter what choice they make

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Honorarium

Money paid for services rendered when no precise amount was rendered

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Prophylaxis

Any prevention or protection from disease or an undesirable outcome

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Indigenous

Native, inherent

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Encomium

Formal expression of high praise

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Proselytize

To try to convert someone

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Oxymoron

Figure of speech where a two word phrase takes on a meaning beyond the simple denotative meanings of both words taken separately

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Roil

To agitate

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Stentorian

Very loud

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Inculcate

To urge persistently

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Laconic

Using few words

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Desultory

Aimless, incidental

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Perfunctory

Done without care or interest

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Antebellum

Before the civil war

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Portico

Porch or covered walk

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Implacable

Relentless, inflexible

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Sardonic

Disdainfully sarcastic

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Polymath

Person of great and diversified learning

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Fetid

Having a very bad smell

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Nettlesome

Irritating

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Vector

An animal that transmits disease from a host to an uninflected organism

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Epidemiology

The study of disease in population

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Palliation

The easing of pain or severity

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Aphorism

An adage, a maxim; a wise saying

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Proclivity

A natural tendency

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Mordant

Biting or caustic

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Egregious

Remarkably or outrageously bad

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Leonine

Lion-like

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Countenance

A persons facial appearance

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Luddite

A person opposed in principle to technological change (a pejorative term)

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Occam's Razor

The principle that states that the best explanation of an event is the simplest one, using the fewest possible assumptions

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Feckless

Weak, irresponsible

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Bibulous

Fond of alcohol

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Restive

Restless or unsettled

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Loathe

To despise

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Loath

Reluctant or hesitant

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Persona non grata

A person who is not welcome

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Expunge

To erase or delete

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Pseudonym

A false name

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Agonal

Having to do with the pangs of death

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Depredations

Robbing; laying waste

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Profligate

Recklessly extravagant

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Noxious

Unwholesome

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Proximate

Nearest in space, order, or time

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Rales

Abnormal breathing sound

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Accoutrements

Equipment

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Staunch

To stop or close off

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Quixotic

Foolishly idealistic

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Phalanx

A group united for a single purpose

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Paradigm

A pattern or model

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Gambit

An opening move intended to gain advantage

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Commensurate

Proportionate

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Recalcitrant

Stubbornly defiant

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Sycophant

A parasite; a brown-noser; a toady

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Peripatetic

Wandering; itinerant

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Ancillary

Subordinate; auxiliary

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Intractable

Hard to work with, stubbornly defiant

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Oligarch

A state ruled by only a very few who have power

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Incipient

Just beginning to exist

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Anomaly

Any abnormality

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Eschew

To avoid

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Prescient

Foreknowledge

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Erudite

Learned; scholarly

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Distal

Farthest from the center

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Tap tap

Pick up truck used as a taxi in Haiti