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accounter

outfit and equip

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acid

biting, sarcastic, or scornful

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adversary

an opponent or an enemy

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appease

satisfy or relieve

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calico

a course, printed cotton cloth

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commemorate

to honor the memory of

7

composition

a short essay, especially one written as an academic exercise

8

crevice

a narrow crack or opening

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desist

to cease doing something; abstain

10

doggerel

clumsy verse, often having an irregular form and monotonous rhymes

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ebullient

showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm

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economical

prudent and thrifty in management; sparing

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emerge

come forth

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equanimity

the quality of being calm and even-tempered

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exile

the condition or period of living away from one's native country

16

extrovert

person interested mostly in external objects and actions

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fancy

to visualize; imagine

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frugal

costing little

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haggard

thin and contracted by or as if by fatigue or inner distress

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instinct

an inborn pattern of behavior that is characteristic of a species

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intoxicated

to stimulate or excite

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laud

to give praise to; glorify

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martyrdom

one who makes great sacrifices or suffers much for a belief, cause, or principle

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masquerade

a costume or disguise; a charade

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morsel

a small piece or quantity of food

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mourn

to feel or express grief or sorrow

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mysterious

being beyond one's powers to discover, understand, or explain

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noxious

harmful to living things; injurious to health

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parsimony

unusual or excessive frugality; a disposition to avoid expense

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perseverance

steadfastness

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pert

impertinent; forward

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predicament

a difficult, perplexing, or trying situation

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prim

very precise and proper; exceeding formal

34

primp

dress up

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provisions

a stock of necessary supplies, especially food

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saunter

walk slowly in an idle or leisurely manner

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sentiment

a thought, view, or attitude based on feeling or emotion

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stratagem

a clever scheme to achieve an objective

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succor

assistance in time of want, difficulty, of distress; relief

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tribulation

great affliction of distress; suffering

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trivial

of little significance or value

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verdure

the lush greenness of flourishing vegetation