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CANDOR

the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

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INCIPIENT

beginning; in an early stage

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PERCIPIENT

characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving

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CAPITULATE

surrender under agreed conditions

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CONCORD

harmony; accord

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CEDE

relinquish possession or control over

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CERTITUDE

total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant

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RECRIMINATION

the act of accusing in return; opposing another charge

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CIRCUMVENT

outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around

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CIRCUMLOCUTION

an indirect way of expressing something

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CIRCUMSCRIBE

limit; confine; draw a line around

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INCISIVE

having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

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DECLAIM

speak against in an impassioned manner

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CONVIVIAL

festive; sociable; having fun together; genial

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CONCLAVE

a confidential or secret meeting

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COMMENSURATE

corresponding in size or degree or extent

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PLUTOCRACY

a political system governed by the wealthy people

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RECUMBENT

in a reclining position; lying down; in the posture of one sleeping or resting

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RECOURSE

a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection

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INCURSION

an attack or raid; the act of entering another's territory

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DEFERENTIAL

showing deference

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PANDEMIC

an epidemic that is geographically widespread

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DIALECTIC

any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments

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DICTUM

an authoritative saying; an adage; a maxim; a proverb

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INDICT

accuse formally of a crime

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INDITE

produce a literary work

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INTERDICT

an official prohibition or restraint

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DEIGN

do something that one considers to be below one's dignity

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CONDIGN

fitting or appropriate and deserved

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DISSEMINATE

cause to become widely known

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INDOLENCE

inactivity resulting from a dislike of work; laziness

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INDUBITABLE

too obvious to be doubted

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DUCTILE

capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out

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DURESS

compulsion by threat or force

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DOUR

stern; unyielding; gloomy; ill-humored

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OBSOLESCENT

becoming obsolete

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IRIDESCENT

varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; having rainbow-like colors

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INCANDESCENT

brilliant; giving off heat or light

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EFFACE

remove completely from recognition or memory

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EFFUSION

a pouring out; an uncontrolled display of emotion

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EGREGIOUS

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

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AFFABLE

diffusing warmth and friendliness

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INEFFABLE

defying expression or description

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FACILE

acting; working; or proceeding with ease; fluent

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MUNIFICENT

extremely generous; lavish

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CONFER

to consult; talk over; exchange opinions; to present as a gift; favor; or honor

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REFERENDUM

a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate

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PROFFER

present for acceptance or rejection

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VOCIFEROUS

conspicuously and offensively loud

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AFFIDAVIT

written declaration made under oath

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FIDUCIARY

a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary

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CONFLAGRATION

a very intense and uncontrolled fire

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GENUFLECT

bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

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EFFLUENCE

the process of flowing out

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MELLIFLUOUS

sweetly or smoothly flowing

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REFRACTORY

stubbornly resistant to authority or control

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FOUNDER

to fail ; to collapse ; to sink

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SUFFUSE

cause to spread or flush or flood through; over; or across

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INGENUE

an artless girl; an actress who plays such parts

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CONGENITAL

present at birth but not necessarily hereditary

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PROGNOSIS

a prediction of the course of a disease

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COGNOSCENTI

an expert able to appreciate a field

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GRATUITOUS

freely given; not called for by circumstances; unwarranted

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REGRESS

returning to a former state

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EGRESS

the act of coming (or going) out

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HETERODOX

characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards

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INDIGENT

poor enough to need help from others

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MONOLITHIC

characterized by massiveness and rigidity and total uniformity

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INTERLOPER

someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission

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ABJECT

miserable; hopeless; horrible

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ADJURE

to command solemnly; as under oath

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PREDILECTION

a predisposition in favor of something

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ELOCUTION

an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture

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INTERLOCUTOR

a person who takes part in a conversation

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PHILOLOGY

the humanistic study of language and literature

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MAGNILOQUENT

lofty in expression; pompous

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OROTUND

having a round; resonant quality; inflated speech

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MALCONTENT

a person who is discontented or disgusted

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MALAISE

physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)

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MALAPROPISM

the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

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MALFEASANCE

wrongful conduct by a public official

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MATRICULATE

someone who has been admitted to a college or university

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REMISSION

an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)

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PERMUTATION

act of changing the lineal order of objects in a group

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GASTRONOMY

the art and practice of choosing and preparing and eating good food

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INTERNECINE

characterized by bloodshed and carnage for both sides

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OBTRUDE

thrust oneself in as if by force

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OBLIQUE

slanting; indirect; evasive; devious; misleading

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OBSTREPEROUS

boisterously and noisily aggressive

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PARITY

equality; as in amount; status; or value

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PARAMILITARY

noting or pertaining to an organization operating as; in place of; or as a supplement to a regular military force

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PARAPSYCHOLOGY

phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes

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PARALEGAL

a person with specialized training who assists lawyers

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DISPASSIONATE

unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice

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SOCIOPATH

one who is psychopathic and antisocial

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PATERNALISM

the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good

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PATRICIAN

belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

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PUNITIVE

inflicting punishment

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IMPUNITY

exemption from punishment or loss

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PEREMPTORY

not allowing contradiction or refusal

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PERTINACIOUS

resolute; stubbornly unyielding

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PHILATELIST

a collector and student of postage stamps

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PETULANT

peevish; annoyed by trifles; easily irritated and upset

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PROPITIOUS

presenting favorable circumstances

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EXPOSITION

a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic

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REPOSITORY

a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

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DEPORTMENT

(behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

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DISPORT

to divert or amuse oneself

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PRESAGE

a sign of something about to happen

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PRESENTIMENT

a feeling of evil to come

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PROPENSITY

a natural inclination

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REPROBATE

a depraved; vicious; or unprincipled person; scoundrel; wicked; corrupt; or unprincipled; to disapprove of; condemn

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COMPUNCTION

a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

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EXPUNGE

remove by erasing or crossing out

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PUNCTILIOUS

very careful and exact; attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety

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ACQUISITIVE

eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas

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PERQUISITE

a privilege that goes along with a job ; a perk

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ARROGATE

seize and take control without authority and possibly with force

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UNCONSCIONABLE

unscrupulous; shockingly unfair or unjust

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NESCIENT

lacking general education or knowledge

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DISSIDENT

a person who dissents from some established policy

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SUBSIDIARY

a company that is completely controlled by another company

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INSIDIOUS

intended to deceive or entrap; sly; treacherous

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ASSIDUOUS

persistent; attentive; diligent

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ASSENT

agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

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INSENSATE

without compunction or human feeling

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SUBTERFUGE

something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity

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SUPPOSITION

something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence

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SUPERCILIOUS

having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

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TENACIOUS

holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent

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ABSTENTION

the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)

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TENABLE

based on sound reasoning or evidence

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TENDENTIOUS

having or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one

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CONTENTION

assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition

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EXTENUATING

partially excusing or justifying; to represent as less serious

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MICROTOME

scientific instrument that cuts thin slices of something for microscopic examination

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TORT

in law; a civil misdeed requiring compensation

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CONTRAVENE

to contradict; oppose; violate

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INADVERTENT

unintentional

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ADVERT

make a more or less disguised reference to

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AVOCATION

a hobby

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CONVOKE

call together

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RETRENCHMENT

the act of cutting down; especially expenses

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TANTAMOUNT

equal to

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FURLOUGH

to lay off from work; usually temporarily

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PAROCHIAL

narrow-minded

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WAGGISH

roguish; jocular; witty

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LUGUBRIOUS

overly mournful

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EXTEMPORANEOUS

with little or no preparation or forethought

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CIRCUMSPECT

cautious; prudent

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FOOLHARDY

recklessly or thoughtlessly bold

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FUGACIOUS

fleeting; transitory

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CONCOMITANT

following as a consequence

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TEMERITY

reckless boldness

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PROMULGATE

to declare; make known publicly

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GALVANIZE

to stimulate; to startle into sudden action

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ENSCONCED

settled in

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CONTUMELY

insult; scorn; aspersion

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NEFARIOUS

wicked

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IMPROVIDENT

lacking foresight; not cautious

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BURLESQUE

ludicrous parody or grotesque caricature; humorous and provocative stage show

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CHAGRIN

embarrassment

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ESPOUSE

to make one's own; adopt or embrace; as in a cause

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EMEND

to edit or change a text; correct

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TUTELARY

being a guardian; adviser or protector

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COMPENDIOUS

comprehensive and succinct

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DEFRAY

to bear or pay all or part of

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APHORISM

a terse saying embodying a general truth; or astute observation

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PERORATE

to conclude a long discourse

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PRIVATION

lack of usual comforts or necessaries of life

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MAUDLIN

overly sentimental

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BODACIOUS

thorough; blatant; unmistakable; remarkable

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SURREPTITIOUS

by stealth

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ABEYANCE

temporary inactivity; cessation

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MIASMA

a noxious atmosphere or influence

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SCURRILOUS

vulgar; low; indecent

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LACKIDAISICAL

without interest; vigor; or determination; lazy

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SOLOPSISM

the theory that one's self exists

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DERELICT

abandoned

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EFFLUVIUM

slight or invisible vapor; esp. one that is noxious

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BADINAGE

light; playful banter

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FLOTSAM

wreckage of a ship floating in water

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JETSAM

goods thrown overboard deliberately to lighten the load

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ESCARPMENT

steep cliff

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PUTATIVE

reputed; supposed

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FINAGLE

to trick; swindle or cheat

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CADRE

a group of professionals capable of training and leading others

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ETIOLOGY

the study of causation

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MILIEU

the social; cultural surroundings

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HINTERLAND

the wilderness

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UNCTUOUS

excessive piousness or moralistic fervor; esp. in an affected manner; oily

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SAVANT

genius

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PRECIPITOUS

very steep

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SOPHISTIC

apparently sound but really fallacious

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FELICITOUS

apt; suitable for the occasion

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COSSET

to coddle; pamper

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CALLOW

immature or inexperienced

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ELEEMOSYNARY

charitable

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ATTRITION

a reduction of strength in numbers; a wearing down

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ANIMUS

strong dislike or enmity; animosity