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Accrue

To come as a gain; to increase.

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Hidebound

Narrow-minded.

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Matrix

A surrounding substance within which something else originates or is contained.

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Spartan

Hardy, frugal and highly disciplined; not lavish or luxurious.

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Dregs

The worst part; the sediment in a liquid.

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Perplex

To puzzle, confuse, or bewilder.

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Onus

An unpleasant task or duty; a burden or obligation.

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Station

Social position.

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Sedition

The promotion of rebellion against the government.

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Maverick

One who rebels; a nonconformist; an individualist.

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Lacerate

To rip, cut, or tear; to cause deep emotional pain.

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Convoluted

Intricate; complicated.

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Tedious

Boring; tiresome; monotonous.

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Epicure

One with refined tastes, esp. in food and wine.

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Temper

To bring down in tone; to moderate; to soften.

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Counter

To offer in response.

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Gourmet

A connoisseur of food and drink.

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Dissemble

To deceive or conceal; to hide one's motives; to simulate.

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Sodden

Thoroughly wet, drenched.

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Grapple

To struggle with something; to grip and hold.

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Hefty

Heavy; big and strong, muscular; of considerable size or amount.

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Flaccid

Lacking firmness.

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Bellwether

Something that serves as an indicator or leader of future trends.

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Compunction

A feeling of uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt.

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Gale

A strong wind.

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Assuage

To lessen pain or distress.

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Adjacent

Adjoining; next to.

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Gala

Characterized by festivity.

A festive occasion, esp. a lavish social event.

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Mediate

To resolve (arguments or disputes) by working with the conflicting parties.

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Empathy

Ability to understand and identify with another's feelings and emotions.