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Atheist

(n)Person who does not believe in God."He is a committed atheist."

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Colloquial

(adj)Local and informal (used of language)"Because a job interview is such a serious event, one should not speak to the interviewer in a colloquial tone."

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Dotard

(n)foolish old man"Old dotard!...cried he"

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Furrow

(n)groove"Gorges furrowing the deep-sea floor."

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Instigator

(n)troublemaker, person who entices others to do something"He was not the instigator of the incident"

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Misnomer

(n)wrong name"king crab is a misnomer-these creatures are not crustaceans at all"

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Percipient

(adj)perceptive, insightful"he is a percipient interpreter of the public mood"

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Quaff

(v)drink down quickly"he quaffed the drink"

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Staunch

(adj)loyal; faithful; dependable"a staunch supporter of the antinuclear lobby"

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vilification

(n)blackening someone's name"the vilification of minority groupings"

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Atrophy

(v)waste away from lack of use"without exercise, the muscles will atrophy"

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Collusion

(n)plotting and planning"the armed forces were working in collusion with drug traffickers"

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Drawl

(v)speak slowly with words running together"suits me fine," he drawled"

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Furtive

(adj)hidden and secret"they spent a furtive day together"

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Insurgent

(n)a rebel"an attack by armed insurgents"

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Misogynist

(n)hater of women"a misogynist attitude"

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Perdition

(n)damnation"perdition doesn't sound like a lot of fun"

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Quagmire

(n)marsh; bog"torrential rain turned the building site into a quagmire"

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Stereotype

(n)fixed image"the stereotype of the woman as the carer"

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Vindicate

(v)prove right; remove blame"hospital staff were vindicated by inquest verdict"