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Raze

To demolish; to flatten to ground level.

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Therapeutic

Having healing powers.

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Superfluous

Unnecessary; extra.

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Figurehead

A person with apparent but no real authority.

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Undulate

To move in a wave-like motion.

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Quibble

To criticize or evade the truth by raising trivial or irrelevant objections.

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Esteem

High regard; respect.
To regard highly.

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Stentorian

Extremely loud.

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Revere

To honor.

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Trying

Causing strain, hardship, or distress.

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Forlorn

Appearing sad because abandoned; in potful condition; almost without hope.

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Sonorous

Having a full, deep sound; impressive in style of speech.

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Clamber

To crawl or climb with difficulty, esp. on all fours.

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Beneficent

Performing deeds of kindness or charity; producing a good result.

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Digress

To turn aside from the main subject.

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Impending

About to happen.

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Repress

To hold back; to put down by force.

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Divisive

Creating conflict.

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Maudlin

Excessively sentimental.

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Spendthrift

One who spends money wastefully.

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Obsequious

Showing too great a willingness to serve or obey.

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Perennial

Lasting through the years.

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Punitive

Inflicting or intended to inflict punishment.

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Euphoria

A feeling or great happiness.

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Flux

Flow; continuous change or movement.

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Celerity

Speed in motion; swiftness.

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Uncouth

Uncultured; crude.

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Obliterate

To destroy so as to leave no trace.

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Delineate

To draw the outline of; describe in words or gestures.

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Extenuate

To lessen the seriousness of, esp. by giving partial excuses.

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Beset

To attack from all sides; to trouble persistently.

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Smolder

To burn without a flame and with little smoke; to exist in a barely supposed stage (as with anger or tension).

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Vigilant

Alert and watchful, esp. for what is dangerous.

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Usury

Excessive charging of interest.

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Intricate

Elaborately detailed.

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Shuffle

To walk while scraping or sliding the feet.

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Raucous

Loud and harsh.

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Prostrate

Lying face down, esp. as a sign of humility or worship; physically or emotional exhausted.

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Recluse

One who hides from the world.

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Meander

To follow a winding course; to wander without any fixed destination.

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Shrewd

Clever in practical matters; cunning.

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Vivacious

Full of animation.

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Appease

To satisfy or attempt to satisfy demands by granting concessions.

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Extemporaneous

Done with little or no preparation.

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Scurry

To move with light running steps.

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Temporize

To act evasively in order to gain time.

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Zenith

Maximum; the highest point.

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Thwart

To prevent or frustrate.

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Excoriate

To denounce sharply; to tear or wear the skin off.

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Credulous

Tending to believe too easily.