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Renovate

V.
To make new
N.
Renovation

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Embed

V.
To fix in a surrounding mass.

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Winsome

Adj.
Charming, esp. in a childlike or innocent way.

3

Irascible

Adj.
Easily angered; quick tempered.

4

Morass

N.
An area of swampy ground; something that hinders.

5

Commandeer

V.
To seize or take, esp. by police or military force.

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Subside

V.
To settle down.

7

Culinary

Adj.
Relating to the kitchen or cookery.

8

Commodity

N.
Something useful that can be used for financial advantage; a product or service that is indistinguishable from the same thing from competing sellers.

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Palatable

Adj.
Pleasant or acceptable to the taste.

10

Subtle

Adj.
Not immediately obvious; hard to understand.
N.
Subtlety.

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Judicious

Adj.
Wise and careful.

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Quixotic

Adj.
Foolishly idealistic; extravagantly chivalrous; impulsive or capricious.

13

Desiccate

V.
To dry completely

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Maelstrom

N.
A violently confused state; a very large whirlpool.

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Cajole

V.
To attempt to persuade with flattery or insincere talk.

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Astringent

Adj.
Severe; strong; harsh.

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Seduce

V.
To lure or attract; to lead astray.
N.
Seduction.

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Firebrand

N.
One who stirs up trouble or revolt.

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Podium

N.
A raised platform on which a speaker or conductor stands; a lectern.

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Herald

V.
To bear news; to announce.
N.
Herald.

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Confiscate

V.
To seize (private property) by or as I'd by someone in authority.

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Remiss

Adj.
Careless in, or negligent about, attending to a task.

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Evoke

V.
To call forth or call to mind.
Adj.
Evocative.

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Sacrosanct

Adj.
Very scared, holy, or inviolable.

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Nurture

V.
To nourish, educate, or encourage.

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Scintillate

V.
To give off sparks; to be animated or brilliant.

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Purvey

V.
To supply.
N.
Purveyor.

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Palette

N.
A board which an artist can hold while painting and on which colors can be mixed; the range of colors used in a particular painting or by a particular artist.

29

Entropy

N.
A steady decline in the order within a system; disorder, chaos.

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Gamut

N.
An entire range or series.

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Draconian

Adj.
Extremely harsh or severe.

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Commodious

Adj.
Spacious; roomy.

33

Rank

Adj.
Conspicuously offensive, esp. in smell or taste; complete.

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Engaging

Adj.
Attractive; charming.

35

Electorate

N.
The total group of qualified voters.

36

Habitat

N.
The place where a person or thing is ordinarily found; a particular type or natural environment.

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Lackadaisical

Adj.
Showing lack of interest or spirit

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Girth

N.
The distance around something; circumference.

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Sycophant

N.
One who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or influence.

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Stem

V.
To stop; to restrain.

41

Self-abnegation

N.
The putting aside of personal interest for the sake of others or for a belief, cause, or principle.
Adj.
Self-abnegating.

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Barrage

N.
A heavy, prolonged attack.

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Anachronism

N.
Something not belonging to a certain time period.

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Linchpin

N.
A central element that holds other parts together.

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Rancid

Adj.
Spoiled or rotten (esp. oils or fats).

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Atavistic

Adj.
Reverting to past traits, esp. to traits absent for a long time.
N.
Atavism.

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Craven

Adj.
Cowardly; contemptibly timid.

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Hermetic

Adj.
Completely sealed, esp. from entry or escape of air.

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Placid

Adj.
Calm, undisturbed.
N.
Placidity.