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Flashcards in RGRE 0210 Deck (200):
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indigenous

native

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gregarious

sociable

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habitat

natural environment

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cursory

hasty; not thorough

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interloper

an unauthorized person

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prolific

producing abundantly

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bulwark

protection

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sedentary

largely inactive; accustomed to sitting

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frugal

thrifty

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antithesis

exact opposite

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altruistic

unselfish

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embellish

adorn; touch up

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cache

secret hiding place

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coterie

small group having something in common

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cupidity

greed

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virtuosity

great technical skill

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temerity

foolish boldness

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amorous

full of love

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progeny

descendants

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saturate

soak; fill up completely

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perpetrate

commit

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consummate

complete; of the highest degree

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subterfuge

ruse; trick

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concoct

devise

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fallacious

misleading

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manifold

complex; many

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assiduous

devoted; attentive

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impeccable

faultless

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fraught

filled

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resourceful

able to meet any situation

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murky

dark; obscure

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component

element

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hoax

deception

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labyrinth

arrangement of winding passages

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evaluate

appraise; find the value of

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exult

rejoice greatly

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attest

to certify

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gullible

easily cheated or fooled

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deploy

to position forces according to a plan

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enigma

riddle

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abortive

fruitless; useless; falling

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modify

to change

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accommodate

to make fit; adjust to

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spontaneous

without preparation; unrehearsed

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innate

natural

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veneer

thin covering

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myriad

countless number

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urbane

polished; witty

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crave

to desire

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irrelevant

not related to the subject

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deem

believe; to judge

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inherent

inborn

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buff

a fan; follower

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romp

to move in a lively manner

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latent

lying hidden

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tortuous

winding

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itinerant

wandering

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peregrination

travel

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conjugal

relating to marriage

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barometer

instrument for measuring change

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megalomania

abnormal desire for wealth and power

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profligate

wasteful

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strife

discord; disagreement

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legion

a large number

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coup

revolution

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amnesty

a general pardon

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expatriate

an exile

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exonerate

to free from guilt

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fiat

an official order; a decree

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mendacious

lying; untrue

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parsimonious

miserly

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pecuniary

financial

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dismantle

to strip of covering; take apart

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sumptuous

lavish

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underwrite

agree to finance

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restrictive

harsh; confining

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balk

to refuse to move

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blunt

plain spoken

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nostalgia

yearning for the past

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rife

widespread

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implacable

cannot be pacified; inexorable

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paroxysm

a fit; sudden outburst

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reprehensible

worthy of blame

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jurisdiction

power; range of authority

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skirmish

small fight; brief encounter (not fray)

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harass

to trouble; torment

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monolithic

massively solid

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indigent

poor; needy

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arbitrary

based on whim; dictatorial

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fray

a fight (not skirmish)

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stymie

to hinder; impede

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effigy

a likeness (usually of a hated person)

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flout

show contempt; scoff

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cognizant

aware

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turbulent

unruly; agitated

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terminate

to end (not quell)

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forthwith

immediately

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exacerbate

to irritate; make worse

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revert

return

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oust

to drive out; eject

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affluent

rich

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feasible

possible

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discern

perceive

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sally

suddenly rush forth (not surge)

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consternation

dismay

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precocious

reaching maturity early

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perfunctory

done without care; superficial

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chagrin

feeling of disappointment; humiliation

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perverse

contrary; persisting in error

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deride

to ridicule; scoff at

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disparage

to discredit; belittle

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laudable

praiseworthy

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fiasco

complete failure

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masticate

to chew up

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eschew

avoid

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quell

put an end to (not terminate)

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voluble

talkative (not gregarious)

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confidant

one to whom you confide your secrets

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obsolescence

process of wearing out

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dubious

doubtful

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rampant

going unchecked; widespread

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inane

foolish

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ethics

code of principles

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concur

agree

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clandestine

secret; undercover

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flagrant

outrageous; glaringly bad (not egregious)

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admonish

to warn; to reprove

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duress

compulsion; force

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culprit

the guilty person

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inexorable

inflexible; unrelenting

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egregious

remarkably bad (not flagrant)

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distraught

mentally confused; crazed

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duplicity

cunning; trickery

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acrimonious

bitter

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paucity

scarcity

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elicit

to draw forth

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pernicious

harmful; causing injury

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tolerate

to put up with; to bear

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construe

to make a deduction; to infer

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impunity

freedom from punishment

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loathe

to hate

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reprimand

to show sharp disapproval; rebuke formally; censure severely or angrily

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lackluster

dull; lacking brilliance or vitality; lacking luster or shine

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caustic

sarcastic; biting

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wrest

take by force

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infamous

having a bad reputation

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jostle

to shove hard

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dupe

a person easily tricked

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incipient

just beginning to exist

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inadvertent

heedless; not attentive; unintentional

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ominous

threatening

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tremulous

quivering

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repudiate

to reject; decline

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cessation

a stopping

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bristle

stiffen with fear or anger

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euphemism

a less offensive term

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mundane

worldly

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incongruous

inappropriate

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condolence

pity

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stipulate

to specify a condition

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laconic

expressing much in few words

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throng

crowd

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intrepid

brave

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accost

to approach and speak to

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reticent

silent

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furtive

secret; stealthy

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felon

a person guilty of a major crime

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plethora

excess

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hapless

unfortunate

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irate

angry; incensed

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pretext

an excuse

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fabricate

to lie; construct

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adroit

skillful

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gesticulate

move the arms energetically

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vigilant

watchful

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avid

eager

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cajole

coax

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rudimentary

elementary

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enhance

intensify; heighten

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nuance

slight variation in meaning; tone; etc.

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voracious

desiring or consuming great quantities

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indiscriminate

choosing at random without careful selection

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eminent

of high reputation; outstanding

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steeped

soaked; drenched; saturated

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replete

completely filled or supplied with

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abound

to exist in great numbers

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technology

branch of knowledge dealing with engineering; applied science; etc.

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prognosticate

to predict or foretell a future event

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automaton

a robot; a mechanical "person"

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matron

an older married woman

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paradox

a statement that at first seems to be absurd or self-contradictory but which may in fact turn out to be true

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realm

special field of something or someone; kingdom

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annals

historical records

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compound

to increase or add to

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tinge

a trace; smattering; or slight degree

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badger

to pester; nag; annoy persistently

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implore

to plead urgently for aid or mercy

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drudgery

unpleasant; dull; or hard work

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interminable

unending

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perceive

to understand; know; become aware of