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PREEMPT

to replace; to supersede; to appropriate

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PREEN

to dress up; primp; groom oneself with elaborate care; in animals; to clean fur or feathers

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PRESCIENCE

knowing of events prior to their occurring

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PRESUMPTUOUS

overstepping bounds; as of propriety or courtesy; taking liberties

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PREVARICATE

to deliberately avoid the truth; mislead

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PRISTINE

pure; uncorrupted; clean

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PRIZE

to pry; press or force with a lever

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PROBITY

adherence to highest principles; uprightness

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PROCLIVITY

a natural predisposition or inclination

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PRODIGAL

recklessly wasteful; extravagant; profuse; lavish

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PRODIGIOUS

abundant in size; force; or extent; extraordinary

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PROFLIGATE

excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant

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PROFUSE

given or coming forth abundantly; extravagant

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PROLIFIC

producing large volumes or amounts; productive

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PROLIX

long-winded; verbose

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PROPENSITY

a natural inclination or tendency; penchant

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PROPINQUITY

nearness in time or place; affinity of nature; kinship

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PROPITIATE

to appease or pacify

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PROPITIOUS

auspicious; favorable

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PROPRIETY

appropriateness; conformity with standards of acceptable behavior

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PROSAIC

dull; unimaginative

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PROSCRIBE

to outlaw or prohibit

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PROVIDENT

frugal; looking to the future

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PUERILE

childish; immature

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PUGNACIOUS

contentious; quarrelsome; given to fighting; belligerent

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PUNCTILIOUS

precise; paying attention to trivialities; especially in regard to etiquette

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PUNDIT

an authority on a subject; one who gives opinions

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PUNGENT

characterized by a strong; sharp smell or taste; penetrating; to the point

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PUSILLANIMOUS

cowardly; craven

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PUTREFY

to rot; decay and give off a foul odor; become gangrenous

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QUAFF

to drink deeply

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QUAIL

to shrink back in fear; lose courage

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QUALIFY

to limit

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QUALMS

misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy

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QUERIES

questions; inquiries; reservations

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QUERULOUS

prone to complaining or grumbling; quarrelsome

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QUIESCENCE

stillness; motionlessness; quality of being at rest

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QUOTIDIAN

occurring or recurring daily; commonplace

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RAIL

to complain about bitterly

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RAMIFY

to be divided or subdivided; branch out

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RANCOROUS

characterized by bitter; long-lasting resentment

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RAPACIOUS

voracious; greedy; plundering; subsisting on prey

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RAREFY

to make or become thin; less dense; refine

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REBUS

riddle; a representation of words by pictures or symbols that sound like words

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RECALCITRANT

obstinately defiant of authority or guidance; difficult to manage

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RECANT

to retract; especially a previously held belief

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RECAPITULATE

to summarize; to repeat concisely

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RECONDITE

hidden; concealed; difficult to understand; obscure

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RECONNOITER

to engage in reconnaissance; make a preliminary inspection of

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RECUMBENT

leaning; resting; prone

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REDOLENT

fragrant; suggestive or evocative

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REDOUBTABLE

that is to be feared; commanding or evoking respect

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REFULGENT

radiant; shiny; brilliant

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REFUTE

to disprove; successfully argue against

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REGALE

to delight or entertain; feast

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RELEGATE

to forcibly assign; especially to a lower place or position

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REMONSTRATE

to protest; object

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RENEGE

to fail to honor a commitment; go back on a promise

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RENT

torn; split; apart; pierced as by a sound

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REPINE

to feel or express dejection or discontent; long for

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REPUDIATE

to refuse to have anything to do with; disown

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RESCIND

to invalidate; repeal; retract

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RESOLUTE

adamant; steadfast; determined

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RETICENT

quiet; reserved; reluctant to express thoughts and feelings

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REVERENT

marked by; feeling; or expressing a feeling of profound awe and respect

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RHETORIC

the art or study of effective use of language for communication and persuasion

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RISIBLE

hilarious; provoking laughter

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RUBRIC

authoritiative rule; heading; title; or category

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RUE

regret; feel remorse

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SAGACIOUS

having sound judgment; perceptive; wise

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SALACIOUS

appealing to or causing sexual desire; bawdy

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SALIENT

prominent; protruding; conspicuous; highly relevant

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SALUBRIOUS

promoting health or well-being

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SALUTARY

remedial; wholesome; causing improvement

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SANCTIMONY

self-righteousness; pretended piety

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SANCTION

authoritiative permission or approval; a penalty intended to enforce compliance

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SANGUINE

cheerful; confident; optimistic

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SAP

to enervate or weaken the vitality of

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SATIATE

to overindulge; satisfy to excess

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SATIRE

a literary work that ridicules or criticizes human vice through humor or derision

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SATURNINE

gloomy; dark; sullen; morose

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SCURVY

contemptible; despicable

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SEDULOUS

diligent; persistently maintained; assiduous

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SEINE

a large net hung out and dragged in to catch fish

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SERE

withered; arid

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SEMINAL

like a seed; constituting a source; originative

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SHARD

a piece of broken pottery or glass; any small piece or part

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SIMPER

to smirk; to say something with a silly; coy smile

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SINECURE

position requiring little or no work and usually providing an income

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SINGULAR

exceptional; unusual; odd

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SINUOUS

winding; curving; moving lithely; devious

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SLAKE

to satisfy; quench; lessen the intensity of

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SODDEN

soaked or drenched; unimaginative; dull

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SOLDER

to weld; fuse or join; as with a soldering gun

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SOLICITOUS

concerned and anxious; eager

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SOLVENT

able to meet financial obligations

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SOPHISTRY

fallacious reasoning; plausible but faulty logic

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SOPHOMORIC

exhibiting immaturity; lack of judgment; pretentious

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SOPORIFIC

causing drowsiness; tending to induce sleep

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SORDID

characterized by filth; grime; or squalor; foul

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SPARSE

thin; not dense; arranged at widely spaced intervals

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SPECIOUS

seeming true; but actually false; misleadingly attractive

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SPENDTHRIFT

one who spends money wastefully

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SPLENETIC

bad-tempered; irritable

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SPORADIC

occurring only occasionally; or in scattered instances

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SPURIOUS

lacking authenticity or validity; false; counterfeit

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SQUALID

sordid; wretched and dirty as from neglect

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SQUANDER

to waste by spending or using irresponsibly

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STANCH

to stop the flow of a fluid

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STATIC

not moving; active or in motion; at rest

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STEEP

to saturate or completely soak

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STENTORIAN

extremely loud and powerful

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STINT

to restrain; be sparing or frugal

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STOIC

indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; steadfast

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STOLID

calm; impassive

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STRIATED

striped; grooved; or banded

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STRUT

a sturctural support used to brace a framework

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STUPEFY

to stun; baffle; or amaze

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STYMIE

to block; thwart

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SUBPOENA

a court order requiring appearance and/or testimony

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SUBTLE

not obvious; elusive; difficult to discern; crafty or sly

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SUCCINCT

brief; concise

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SUCCOR

assistance; relief in time of distress

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SUNDRY

various; miscellaneous; separate

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SUPERCILIOUS

disdainful; arrogant; haughty; characterized by haughty scorn

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SUPERFLUOUS

exceeding what is sufficient or necessary

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SUPINE

inactive; lying on one's back; apathetic; mentally or morally slack

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SUPPLANT

to take the place of; supersede

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SUPPLIANT

asking humbly; beseeching

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SUPPLICANT

beggar; one who prays or begs for something

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SURFEIT

to feed or supply in excess

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SYCOPHANT

someone who tires to flatter or please for personal gain; parasite

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SYNTHESIS

the combination of parts to make a whole

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TABLE

to remove (as a parliamentary motion) from consideration

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TACITURN

not talkative; silent

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TALISMAN

something believed to have magic power or bestow good luck

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TAMP

to plug; to drive in or down by a series of blows

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TAUTOLOGY

a repetition; a redundancy; a circular argument

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TAWDRY

cheap; gaudy; showy; tacky; indecent

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TENACITY

the quality of adherence or persistence to something valued

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TENDENTIOUS

biased; showing marked tendencies

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TENDER

to offer formally

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TENUOUS

having little substance or strength; flimsy; weak

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TERSE

brief and concise in wording

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TIMOROUS

timid; fearful; diffident

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TIRADE

a long and extremely critical speech; harsh denunciation

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TOADY

sycophant; flatterer; yes-man

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TORPID

lethargic; sluggish; dormant

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TORQUE

a force that causes rotation

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TORRID

scorching; ardent; passionate; hurried

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TORTUOUS

winding; twisting; excessively complicated

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TOUT

to publicly praise or promote

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TRACTABLE

docile; obedient; easily led

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TRANSIENT

fleeting; passing quickly; brief

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TRAVESTY

mockery; caricature; parody

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TRENCHANT

sharply perceptive; keen; penetrating; biting; clear cut

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TRUCULENT

fierce; scathing; eager to fight

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TUMID

swollen

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TURBID

muddy; having sediment stirred up; clouded to the point of being opaque; in a state of turmoil

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TURGID

swollen; bloated; pompous; excessively ornate

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TURPITUDE

depravity; baseness

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TYRO

novice; beginner in learning

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UBIQUITOUS

existing everywhere at the same time; constantly encountered; widespread

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UMBRAGE

offense; resentment

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UNDULATE

to move in wavelike fashion; fluctuate

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UNFEIGNED

genuine; not false or hypocritical

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UNTENABLE

indefensible; not viable; uninhabitable

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UNTOWARD

troublesome; unruly; unseemly; adverse

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UPBRAID

to scold; censure; rebuke; chastise

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URBANE

sophisticated; refined; elegant

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USURY

charging an exorbitant or illegal rate of interest

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VACILLATE

to waver indecisively between one course of action or opinion and another; sway from one side to the other

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VARIEGATED

multicolored; characterized by a variety of patches of different color

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VAUNT

to brag or boast

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VENAL

capable of being bought or bribed; mercenary

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VENERATE

to revere

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VERACITY

truthfulness; honesty

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VERISIMILITUDE

appearing true or real

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VERITABLE

authentic; real; genuine

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VEXATION

annoyance; irritation

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VIGILANT

alertly watchful

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VILIFY

to defame; characterize harshly

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VIRULENT

extremey harmful or poisonous; bitterly hostile or antagonistic

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VISCOUS

thick; sticky

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VITIATE

to reduce the value of; debase; spoil; make ineffective

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VITUPERATE

to use harsh condemnatory language; abuse or censure severely

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VOLATILE

readily changing to a vapor; changeable; fickle; explosive

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VORACIOUS

having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous

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WAFT

a light breeze; a puff

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WAVER

to move to and fro; to sway; to be unsettled in opinion

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WELTER

to writhe; to toss about; to be in turmoil

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WEND

to go; proceed; walk

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WHET

to sharpen or stimulate

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WHIMSICAL

imaginative; unpredictable

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ZEALOUS

fervent; ardent; impassioned

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AMBIT

circuit or compass; also; sphere of action or influence.

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PHILANDER

to engage in love affairs frivolously or casually

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APOPLEXY

a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain

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INAMORATA

a woman with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship

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RECIDIVISM

relapse into antisocial or criminal behavior