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alacrity

briskness; lively action; quick willingness

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disdain

contempt; scorn

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belligerent

warlike; hostile

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intimidate

to overawe; to make afraid

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feint

pretense; sham; a false attack

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pugnacious

quarrelsome; combative

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promulgate

to make known officially; proclaim

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brash

impudent; insolent

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scoff

to sneer at; to mock

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belittle

to make seem less important; speak of as unimportant

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tangible

having actual form; able to be touched

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laceration

jagged wound; rough cut

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castigate

punish; chastise

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sordid

filthy; ingnoble; dirty; base

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octogenarian

person in his or her eighties

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solace

easing of grief; comfort

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aspirant

candidate for high position or better job

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dregs

most worthless part

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frenzy

wild fit; frantic outburst

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scurrilous

coarse; vulgar; using indecent language

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impresario

one who presents cultural series; organizer

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extortion

getting money by threats

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adverse

unfavorable; harmful

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asset

a valuable thing to have

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bigot

a narrow-minded; prejudiced person

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blatant

disagreeably loud; very showy

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entourage

group of attendants

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virulent

full of hate; harmful

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venom

poison; spite; malice

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spew

throw up; vomit; eject

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loath

unwilling; reluctant

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solicit

to beg; seek earnestly

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astute

keen; shrewd

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advocate

to be in favor of; to support

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ineffectual

not effective

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scrutinize

to examine closely

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nefarious

villainous; vicious

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amicable

friendly; peaceful

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vexatious

annoying

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malady

disease

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emaciated

abnormally thin; wasted away

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surge

to rush suddenly

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tranquil

quiet; peaceful

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sanctuary

safe shelter

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ascend

to rise

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malnutrition

faulty or inadequate diet

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afflict

to trouble greatly; to distress

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besiege

to surround; hem in

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privation

lack of necessities

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sinister

evil; ominous

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ubiquitous

being everywhere at the same time

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remote

distant; hidden away

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thwart

to hinder; defeat

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harbinger

a forerunner; advance notice

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malignant

likely to cause death

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excruciating

agonizing; torturing

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respite

an interval of relief; delay

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reverberating

reechoing; resounding

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fretful

worrisome; irritable

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succumb

to give way; yield

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reviled

to speak about (someone or something) in a very critical or insulting way

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derogatory

expressing a low opinion of someone or something : showing a lack of respect for someone or something

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indict

to formally decide that someone should be put on trial for a crime

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nebulous

not clear : difficult to see; understand; describe; etc.

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pesky

making someone annoyed or irritated

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redolent

having strong smell; full of fragrance

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repose

a state of resting or not being active

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omnivorous

eating both plant and animals

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disparate

different from each other

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abstemious

not eating or drinking much

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extant

still existing; not destroyed or lost

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vicissitudes

the many changes or problems that happen over time —often + of

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sultry

very hot and humid; attractive in a way that suggests or causes feelings of sexual desire

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trenchant

very strong; clear; and effective

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edifice

a large and usually impressive building (such as a church or government building)

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puissant

powerful

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unabated

continuing at full strength or force without becoming weaker

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maudlin

showing or expressing too much emotion especially in a foolish or annoying way

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levity

a lack of seriousness

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lugubrious

full of sadness or sorrow : very sad especially in an exaggerated or insincere way

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inclement

unfavorable/ stormy; bleak; cold

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peruse

to read carefully

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premonition

forewarning

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desist

cease/ break off; discontinue; end; give up; yield

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recoil

draw back/ balk; blench; withdraw

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pertinent

to the point/ related

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mastiff

large dog

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obsess

to haunt; preoccupy/ engross

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doleful

sad; melancholy/ dismal

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wan

sickly pale; weak/ anemic; cadaverous; emaciated

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histrionics

display of emotions/ theatrics

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elusive

hard to grasp/ out of reach

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frustrate

counteract; foil; thwart

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symptomatic

having to do with signs and symptoms; indicative/ demonstrative

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interject

insert; interrupt/ intercalate; interpolate; interpose

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inert

without power to move/ languid

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salient

outstanding; prominent/ conspicuous

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imminent

likely to happen; threatening/ menacing; approaching; forthcoming

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squeamish

easily shocked; over sensitive

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engrossed

absorbed/ preoccupied; engaged

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poignant

moving; painful to the feelings/ distressing; heartrending; affecting

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inundate

to flood/ deluge

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fruitless

useless

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garbled

confused; mixed up/ belied

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sanguine

optimistic/ undoubtful

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phlegmatic

calm; hard to rouse to action/ unemotional; callous; apathetic

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corroborate

confirm; support/ authenticate; ratify

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comprehensive

thorough/ inclusive; all-embracing; lock stock and barrel

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zealous

enthusiastic

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coerce

to force/ compel; press; impel

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elapse

to slip by; lapse

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meticulous

careful; accurate/ perfectionist; picky

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domicile

home/ abode; condo

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lax

careless; negligent/ slack; remiss

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sporadic

occasional/ on and off

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rash

too hasty; reckless/ audacious; impulsive

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conjecture

guess

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obviate

do away with; eliminate/ make unnecessary

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lurid

sensational/ melodramatic

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quip

joke/ badinage; jest

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diatribe

bitter criticism/ castigation

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inhibition

restraint/ restriction/ barrier

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fortuitous

accidental

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incoherent

disjointed/ unintelligible; discordant

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ilk

kind; sort

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prestigious

illustrious/ respected; eminent

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placard

poster

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integral

essential/ basic; constituent

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remuneration

reward; pay

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nominal

slight/ insignificant; inconsiderable

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expunge

erase

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flamboyant

showy; colorful/ extravagant

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anathema

something greatly detested

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schism

split/ alienation; discord; fracture; rupture

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utopia

place of perfection

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timorous

fearful

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truncated

cut short/ abridged; curtailed

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jaunty

sprightly; gay/ lively

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fractious

quarrelsome/ cross; captious

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ostentatious

showy/ splashy; pretentious

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importune

ask urgently/ beg

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incontrovertible

undeniable/ indisputable

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surreptitious

stealthy; accomplished by secret/ furtive

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haven

place of safety/ refuge; sanctuary

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subjugate

conquer

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ultimate

final

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eventuate

to result finally

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emit

to give off

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subterranean

underground

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viable

practicable; workable/ possible; feasible; doable

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premise

ground for a conclusion/ concept; hypothesis; notion

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jeopardize

endanger/ threaten

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incredulous

skeptical/ cynical; doubtful

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permeate

to spread through/ penetrate; seep in

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propitious

favorable

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surmise

guess

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curtail

to cut short

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repress

to put down/ suppress; oppress; conceal

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cryptic

puzzling

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inchoate

in an early stage

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aspire

to strive for

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inveigh

attack verbally

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nettle

irritate

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overt

open

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relegate

assign to an inferior position

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supine

lying on the back

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mammoth

huge

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repulse

drive back

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havoc

ruin

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raze

destroy

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lethal

deadly

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scurry

run hastily

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incisive

acute

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precipitate

hasten

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stereotype

unvarying pattern

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stentorian

loud

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singular

extraordinary

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valor

courage

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bias

prejudice

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sinecure

soft job

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complicity

partnership in wrongdoing

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liquidation

disposal of; killing

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accomplice

an associate in crime

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recant

withdraw previous statement

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culpable

deserving blame

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abrogate

abolish

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alleged

reported; supposed

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access

admittance

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invalidate

to deprive of legal force; to nullify

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preclude

prevent

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persevere

persist

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landmark

historic; turning point of a period

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extrinsic

foreign; coming from outside

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declaim

speak loudly

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fetter

to hamper

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paragon

model of excellence

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nomadic

wandering

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asperity

harshness of temper

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epithet

descriptive name

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controversial

debatable