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Acerbic

Corrosive in tone/ sour or bitter in taste

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Ambitious

Having strong desire for success or achievement/ requiring full use of ones abilities or recourses

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Archeologist

An anthropologist that study prehistoric people and their culture

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Belabor

Attack verbally with h arch criticism/ to work at or to extreme lengths/ beat soundly

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Captivate

Fascinate/ attract/ cause to be enamored

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Concise

Expressing much in few words

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Corrosive

A substance especially a strong acid/ capable of eating or destroying through chemical action/ having the tendency to cause corrosion

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Defile

A narrow pass between mountains/ a suspicious or doubted place/ spot, stain, or pollute/ to make dirty or spotty if exposed to air/ also used metaphorically

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Digression

Wandering from the main path of a journey/ a message that departs from the main subject/ turning your attention or concern aside

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Diversity

Condition or result of being changed/ noticeable heterogeneity

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Empathy

Understanding and entering into another's feelings

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Evoke

Call to mind/ summon into action or bring into existence often by magic/ deduce or construe/ to bring out emotions

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Fanciful

Indulging or influenced by fancy/ having curiously intricate quality/ not based on fact/ dubious

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Fragile

Vulnerably delicate/ easily broken/ lacking solidity or strength

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Hostile

Unfriendly/ characterized by Emily or ill will/ not of both his side or his opponents side/ unfavorable of life and growth

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Inattention

Absentminded/ lack of attention

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Inherent

In the nature of something thought not readily apparent/ existing as an essential characteristic/ existing in someone as a permanent quality

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Invective

Abusive or venomous language used to express blame, censure, or bitter deep-seated ill will

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Lethargy

In state of inactivity/ comatose/ weak

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Modest

Free from ostentation or pretension/ not large but sufficient/ to be humble of ones self/ marked by simplicity/ free from pomp or affection

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Mystique

An aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing

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Nourishing

Beneficial/ encouraging/ providing nourishment

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Omen

A sign of something about to happen/ indicate by signs

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Outlandish

Conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

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Parsimony

Extreme care in spending money/ extreme stinginess

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Perfidious

Tending to betray/ having treacherous character

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Pessimistic

Expecting the worst of the worst

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Poignant

Emotionally touching, keenly distressing to the mind or feelings, arousing

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Prefatory

Serving as an intro or preface

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Profound

Situated at or extending to great depth/ too deep to have been sounded or plumbed/ coming from deep within one/ of great intensity or completion

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Prosperity

Prospering, having good fortune, gaining wealth and economy

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Reconcile

Bring into account or concern, accept as inevitable, make compatible width, come to terms

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Remonstrance

Expressing earnest opposition or protest

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Resolute

Firm in purpose or belief, determined, quick, firm

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Rife

Excessively abundant, encountered generally especially at the present time

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Scope

A place where something acts as the central source of power or control , electronic equipment that shows a variety of electrical quantities, a magnifier of distant objects

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Sonorous

Full, loud, deep sound

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Suffrage

Legal right guaranteed by the 15 amendment to the U.S. constitution, guaranteed to women by the 19 amendment

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Taciturn

Habitually reserved and uncommunicative

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Tractable

Easily managed, readily reacting

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Tyrannical

Definite rule, unjust use of power

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Vitriolic

Especially strong acid

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Wistful

Showing pensive sadness