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Periphery

N.
A boundary line; perimeter; an outside surface.
Adj.
Peripheral.

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Tyranny

N.
Arbitrary or unrestrained expertise of power; despotic abuse of authority.
N.
Tyrant;
Adj.
Tyrannical.

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Regress

V.
To return to a previous state.

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Plummet

V.
To decline or descend sharply.

4

Placebo

N.
Something presented as a drug, but having no actual effect.

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Putative

Adj.
Put forth or accepted as true on inadequate grounds; supposed.

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Concede

V.
To acknowledge as true.
N.
Concession.

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Maul

V.
To injure; mangle.

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Serendipity

N.
Unexpected gift or discovery.

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Obtuse

Adj.
Slow in understanding; dull; stupid.
N.
Obtuseness.

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Fitful

Adj.
Occurring in irregular outbursts; occurring in spurts.

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Novice

N.
A person new to a field or activity; a beginner.

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Underscore

V.
To emphasize.

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Ode

N.
A long, lyrical poem, usually serious or meditative in nature.

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Wry

Adj.
Dryly humorous, with a touch of irony.

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Dreary

Adj.
Depressing and boring.

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Placate

V.
To make less angry.

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Correlate

V.
To correspond; to be mutually related.
N.
Correlation.

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Valiant

Adj.
Courageous, brave, as in battle.

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Fathom

V.
To measure the depth of; to understand.

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Perpetuity

N.
A state of infinite or indefinitely long duration.
Adj.
Perpetual.

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Euphony

N.
Pleasing sound, esp. of words.
Adj.
Euphonious.

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Palliate

V.
To lessen the pain or severity.
Adj.
Palliative.

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Gibe

V.
To ridicule.

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Writhe

V.
To twist or squirm, as in pain, struggle or embarrassment.

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Fertile

Producing abundantly; prolific.
Fertility.

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Hapless

Unfortunate; unlucky.

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Timbre

The distinguishing quality of a sound.

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Skittish

Nervous; easily frightened.

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Connoisseur

An expert, esp. in the fine arts.

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Prototype

The original model; someone or something that serves to illustrate the typical qualities of a class.

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Patronize

To sponsor or support; to be kind or helpful in a snobbish way, as if dealing with an inferior.
Patronizing.

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Segue

An easy, effective, or uninterrupted transition.

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Falter

To hesitate or stumble.

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Expedition

A journey undertaken for a specific reason, such as for war or exploration; speed in doing something.

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Expertise

Specialized skill or knowledge.

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Torrent

A swift-flowing stream; an uncontrolled outpouring.

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Deity

A god.

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Immune

Not subjected to an obligation imposed on others; not affected by an influence.
Immunity.

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Venomous

Malignant; spiteful; secreting poison.

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Nomad

One who has no permanent home.
Nomadic.

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Subdue

To conquer; to make less intense.

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Ruffle

To take away the smoothness of; to discompose.

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Conviction

A strong belief or opinion.

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Penury

Lack of money, property, or necessities.

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Veritable

Being truly named; real or genuine.

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Frugal

Careful in spending money or resources.
Frugality.

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Absolve

To free from guilt or blame.
Absolution.

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Gyrate

To revolve on an axis; to spin.

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Benefactor

One who helps and supports others.