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quagmire

A marshy, boggy, area
a difficult situation

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quaint

charmingly old-fashioned

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quandary

a perplexed, unresolvable state

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quell

to control or diffuse a potentially explosive situation

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querulous

whiny, complaining

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quixotic

idealistic, impractical

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quotidian

daily

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rail

to scold, protest

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rancid

having a terrible taste or smell

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rancor

deep, bitter resentment

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rapport

mutual understanding and harmony

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rash

hasty, incautious

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raucous

loud, boisterous

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raze

to demolish, level

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rebuke

to scold, criticize

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recalcitrant

defiant, unapologetic

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recapitulate

to sum up, repeat

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reciprocate

to give in return

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reclusive

solitary, shunning society

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reconcile

to return to harmony

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rectitude

uprightness, extreme morality

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redoubtable

formidable

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refract

to distort, change

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refurbish

to restore, clean up

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refute

to prove wrong

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regurgitate

to vomit

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relegate

to assign to the proper place

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relish

to enjoy

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remedial

intended to repair gaps in students' basic knowledge

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remiss

negligent, failing to take care

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renovate

restore, return to original state

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renown

honor, acclaim

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renunciation

to reject

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repentant

penitent, sorry

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replete

full, abundant

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reproach

to scold, disapprove

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repose

to rest, lie down

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reprehensible

deserving rebuke

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reprieve

a temporary delay of punishment

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reprobate

evil, unprincipled

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reprove

to scold, rebuke

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repulse

to disgust

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repudiate

to reject, refuse to accept

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requisition

a demand for goods, usually made by an authority

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rescind

to take back, repeal

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reservoir

reserves, large supply

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resilient

able to recover from misfortune; able to withstand adversity

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resolve

to find a solution

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reputable

of good reputation

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respite

a break, rest

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resplendent

shiny, glowing

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restitution

restoration to the rightful owner

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restive

resistant, stubborn, impatient

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revel

to enjoy intensely

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resolute

firm, determined

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revere

to esteem, show deference, venerate

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retract

withdraw

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revoke

to take back

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sacrosanct

holy, something that should not be criticized

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rhapsodize

to engage in excessive enthusiasm

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ribald

coarsely, crudely humorous

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rife

abundant

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ruminate

to contemplate, reflect

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ruse

a trick

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saccharine

sickeningly sweet

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sagacity

shrewdness, soundness of perspective

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salient

significant, conspicuous

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salutation

a greeting

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salve

a soothing balm

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sanctimonious

giving a hypocritical appearance of piety

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sanguine

optimistic, cheery

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scathing

sharp, critical, hurtful

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scintillating

sparkling

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scrupulous

painstaking, careful

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satiate

to satisfy exessively

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sedentary

sitting, settled

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semaphore

a visual signal

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seminal

original, important, creating a field

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scurrilous

vulgar, coarse

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sensual

involving sensory gratification, usually related to sex

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serendipity

luck, finding good things without looking for them

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serene

calm, untroubled

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servile

subservient

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sensuous

involving sensory gratification

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sobriety

sedate demeanor, calmness

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solicitous

concerned, attentive

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sinuous

lithe, serpentine

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soluble

able to dissolve

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solipsistic

believing that oneself is all that exists

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solvent

a substance that can dissolve other substances

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sophomoric

immature, uninformed

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somnolent

sleepy, drowsy

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stagnate

to become or remain inactive, not develop, not flow

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sovereign

having absolute authority in a certain realm

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spurious

false but designed to seem plausible

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speculative

not based in fact

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stingy

not generous, not inclined to spend or give

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stoic

unaffected by passion or feeling

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strenuous

requiring tremendous energy or stamina

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stupefy

to astonish, make insensible

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stolid

expressing little sensibility, unemotional

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sublime

lofty, grand, exalted

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subjugate

to bring under control, subdue

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superfluous

exceeding what is necessary

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staid

sedate, serious, self-restrained

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strident

harsh, loud annoying

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succinct

marked by compact precision

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surfeit

an overabundant supply or indulgence

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swarthy

of dark color or complexion

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surreptitious

stealthy

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submissive

easily yielding to authority

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surrogate

one acting in place of another

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surmise

to infer with little evidence

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sycophant

one who flatters for self-gain