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1

admonish

to warm so a fault can be corrected or a danger avoided

2

commute

to change a punishment to one less severe

3

meager

lacking in quantity or vigor; scanty

4

disparage

to speak in a disapproving or slighting manner; to belittle

5

neural

pertaining to a nerve, the nervous system, or the brain

6

refuse

garbage

7

prosperity

wealth; good fortune

8

engulf

to swallow up; overwhelm

9

saturate

to soak or fill to capacity

10

invalidate

to cancel; deprive of legal importance; nullify

11

wreak

to inflict; to cause (something bad)

12

auditory

relating to the sense of hearing

13

muse

to meditate; to consider thoughtfully

14

disdain

a feeling of contempt

15

grovel

to beg; to lower oneself to please another

16

delegate

to entrust to another person

a person authorized to act as the representative of another

17

retrospect

the consideration of past events

18

utopia

an ideally perfect place

19

ponder

to think over with great care

20

intervene

to come between two things

21

ineffable

incapable of being exposed

22

imposing

impressive by virtue of size, power, or manner

23

vanguard

the leading position in army or fleet; the leading position in a movement or trend

24

calamity

an event causing extreme trouble and misery

25

irony

a use of words in which the intended meaning is very different from the literal sense; an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs, esp. one that suggests a lesson about human folly

26

ingenuous

innocent; naive

27

meritorious

deserving reward or praise

28

prodigy

one with exceptional talents

29

fidelity

strict faithfulness to vows or promises; exact correspondence with fact

30

primeval

relating to the beginning of the first world ages