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divestiture

【1】n. the act of taking away from a person

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divulge

【1】vt. :to make known (as a confidence or secret)

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dodder

【1】vi. :to progress feebly and unsteadily

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doff

【1】vt. to take off; remove

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dogged

【1】adj. continuing despite difficulties, opposition, or discouragement;showing no signs of slackening or yielding in one's purpose【2】adj. sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion

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doldrums

【1】n. a state or period of inactivity, stagnation, or slump【2】n. a state or spell of low spirits

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dolorous

【1】adj. causing, marked by, or expressing misery or grief

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dolt

【1】n. a stupid person

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domicile

【1】n. a residence; a home【2】v. to establish in or provide with a domicile

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don

【1】vt. :to put on (an article of clothing)

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doodle

【1】vi. to scribble aimlessly, especially when preoccupied【2】vi. to spend time in aimless activity

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dormant

【1】adj. in a state of rest or inactivity; inoperative; in abeyance【2】adj. having biological activity suspended

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dour

【1】adj. sullen, gloomy【2】adj. harsh and threatening in manner or appearance

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douse

【1】vt. to put out (a light or fire)【2】n. to make wet

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downplay

【1】vt. to minimize the significance of, play down

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downpour

【1】n. a heavy fall of rain

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doyen

【1】n. a person considered to be knowledgeable or uniquely skilled as a resultof long experience in some field of endeavor【2】n. the senior member of a group

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doze

【1】vi./n. to sleep lightly or briefly

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draconian

【1】adj. exceedingly harsh; very severe

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drawl

【1】v. to speak slowly with vowels greatly prolonged

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dreary

【1】adj. having nothing likely to provide cheer, comfort, or interest【2】adj. causing unhappiness

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drench

【1】vt. to wet thoroughly

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drivel

【1】n. unintelligible or meaningless talk【2】v. to talk stupidly and carelessly

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drizzle

【1】vi./n. a fine misty rain (mua phun, mua bui)

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droll

【1】adj. amusingly odd or whimsically comical

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drone

【1】vt. to talk in a persistently dull or monotonous tone【2】n. a monotonous sound like that of an insect in motion【3】v. to spend time doing nothing

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drudgery

【1】n. tedious, menial, or unpleasant work

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ductile

【1】adj. easily molded or shaped, malleable【2】adj. easily led or influenced

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dulcet

【1】adj. pleasing to the ear; melodious; generally pleasing or agreeable

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dullard

【1】n. a stupid or unimaginative person

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dupe

【1】n. something that is made to look exactly like something else【2】n. one that is easily deceived or cheated【3】vt. to deceive (an unwary person)

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dwindle

【1】vi. to become gradually less until little remains

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dyspeptic

【1】adj. bad-tempered【2】adj. pertaining to, subject to, or suffering from dyspepsia

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earnest

【1】adj. characterized by or proceeding from an intense and serious state of mind, grave

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earshot

【1】n.the range within which one may hear a person's unaided voice

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earsplitting

【1】adj. distressingly loud or shrill

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eavesdrop

【1】v. to listen secretly to the private conversation of others

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eccentric

【1】adj. deviating from conventional or accepted usage or conduct

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éclat

【1】n. brilliant or conspicuous success

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eclipse

【1】n. a change to a lower state or level【2】vt. to obscure or diminish in importance, fame, or reputation【3】vt. to be greater, better, or stronger than

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ecstasy

【1】n. a state of being beyond reason and self-control【2】n. : intense joy or delight

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ecumenical

【1】adj. of, relating to, or representing the whole of a body of churches【2】adj. worldwide or general in extent, influence, or application

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edible

【1】adj. fit to be eaten

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edifice

【1】n. a large or massive structure【2】n. the arrangement of parts that gives something its basic form

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efface

【1】v t. to eliminate or make indistinct by or as if by wearing away a surface

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effervesce

【1】vi. to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas escapes【2】vi. to show high spirits or animation

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effete

【1】adj. depleted of vitality, force, or effectiveness【2】adj. lacking strength of will or character

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effluvium

【1】n. an offensive exhalation or smell【2】n. a by-product especially in the form of waste

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effulgent

【1】adj. shining brilliantly; resplendent

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effusive

【1】adj. unrestrained or excessive inemotional expression

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egalitarian

【1】adj. affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social,and civil rights for all people

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egoistic

【1】adj. being centered in or preoccupied with oneself and the gratification of one's own desires

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elaborate

【1】adj. marked by complexity, fullness of detail, or ornament【2】vt. to expand something in detail

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elate

【1】v. to fill with joy or pride

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eleemosynary

【1】adj. of, relating to, or supported by charity

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elevate

【1】vt. to improve morally, intellectually, or culturally【2】vt. to raise the spirits of

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elicit

【1】vt. to draw forth or bring out

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elliptical

【1】adj. of or relating to deliberate obscurity (as of literary or conversational style)【2】adj. of, relating to, or shaped like an ellipse

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elucidate

【1】v. to make lucid especially by explanation or analysis

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emaciate

【1】vt. to cause to lose flesh so as to become very thin【2】vt. to make feeble

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emancipate

【1】v. to free from bondage, oppression, or restraint

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embargo

【1】n. a legal prohibition on commerce

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embezzle

【1】vt. to appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use

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embolden

【1】v. to instill with boldness or courage

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emboss

【1】vt. to raise the surface of into bosses; especially to ornament with raised work

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embrace

【1】vt. to take up willingly or eagerly

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embroider

【1】v. to give an elaborate account of, often with florid language and fictitious details

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emigrate

【1】vi. to leave one's place of residence or country to live elsewhere

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emollient

【1】adj. making less intense or harsh

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enact

【1】vt. to establish by legal and authoritative act

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enamel

【1】v. to give a glossy or brilliant surface to【2】v. to adorn with a brightly colored surface

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encomium

【1】n. glowing and warmly enthusiastic praise

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encompass

【1】v. to constitute or include【2】v. envelop

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encumber

【1】v. to impede or hamper the function or activity of【2】v. to place a weight or burden on

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endemic

【1】adj. prevalent in or peculiar to a particular locality, region, or people

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endorse

【1】vt. to express support or approval of publicly and definitely

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enfranchise

【1】vt. to endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote【2】vt. to set free (as from slavery)

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engross

【1】vt. to occupy exclusively

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enigma

【1】n. something hard to understand or explain

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enmity

【1】n. positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will

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entangle

【1】vt. to twist together into a usually confused mass【2】v. to make complex or difficult

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entice

【1】vt. to attract artfully or adroitly or by arousing hope or desire: tempt; lure

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entrance

【2】vt. to fill with delight, wonder, or enchantment

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entrap

【1】vt. to lure into a compromising statement or act

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entreat

【1】vt. to plead with especially in order to persuade, ask urgently

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enunciate

【1】vi. to utter articulate sounds【2】v. to make known openly or publicly

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ephemeral

【】 evanescent, fleeting, impermanent, temporary, transient, transitory, fugacious, fugitive

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epicure

【1】n. one with sensitive and discriminating tastes especially in food or wine

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epigram

【1】n. a short, witty poem expressing a single thought or observation

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epilogue

【1】n. a concluding section that rounds out the design of a literary work【2】n. the final scene of a play that comments on or summarizes the main action

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epitomize

【1】v. to make into a short statement of the main points (as of a report)【2】v. to represent in visible form, to be a typical example of

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equable

【1】adj. not easily disturbed; serene

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equity

【1】n. lack of favoritism toward one side or another

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equivocate

【1】vi. to use equivocal language especially with intent to deceive

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erode

【1】v. to consume or wear away gradually

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errant

【1】adj. traveling from place to place【2】adj. straying from the proper course or standards

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erratic

【1】adj. not staying constant【2】adj. different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion

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escalate

【1】vi. to increase in extent, volume, number, amount, intensity, or scope

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eschew

【1】v. to avoid habitually especially on moral or practical grounds

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espouse

【1】vt. to take up and support as a cause【2】vt. to take in marriage; marry

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estimable

【1】adj. deserving of esteem; admirable

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estrange

【1】vt. to arouse especially mutual enmity or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

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etch

【1】v. to produce (as a pattern or design) on a hard material by eating into the material's surface (as by acid or laser beam)【2】v. to produce a vivid impression of

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ethereal

【1】adj. resembling air in lightness, highly refined; delicate, nhẹ lâng lâng; thanh tao【2】adj. of, relating to, or suggesting heaven【3】adj. not of this world; spiritual; not composed of matter

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euphonious

【1】adj. pleasing or agreeable to the ear

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euphoria

【1】n. a state of overwhelming usually pleasurable emotion

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evacuate

【1】vt. to empty or remove the contents of【2】vt. to remove especially from a military zone or dangerous area

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evanescent

【1】adj. tending to vanish like vapor

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evict

【1】vt. to put out (a tenant, for example) by legal process; expel.

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evince

【1】vt. to make known (something abstract) through outward signs

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exacting

【1】adj. making severe demands; rigorous【2】adj. requiring much time, effort, or careful attention

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exasperate

【1】vt. to excite the anger of

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excavate

【1】v. to dig out and remove

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excoriate

【1】v. to criticize harshly and usually publicly

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excrete

【1】vt. to separate and discharge (waste matter) from the blood, tissues, or organs

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excruciate

【1】vt. to inflict severe pain on; torture

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exculpate

【1】vt. to clear from alleged fault or guilt

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excursive

【1】adj. passing from one topic to another

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execrate

【1】v. to declare to be morally wrong or evil【2】v. to dislike strongly

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exempt

【1】vt. to release or deliver from some liability or requirement to which others are subject

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exhilarate

【1】vt. to make cheerful and excited

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exhort

【1】vt. to urge by strong, often stirring argument, admonition, advice, or appeal

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exigent

【1】adj. requiring immediate aid or action

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exodus

【1】vt. a mass departure

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exorbitant

【1】adj. exceeding the customary or appropriate limits in intensity, quality, amount, or size

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exotic

【1】adj. excitingly or mysteriously unusual

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expansive

【1】adj. having a great expanse or extent【2】adj. open and communicative; talkative or effusive

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expedite

【1】vt. to speed up the progress of; accelerate

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expedition

【1】n. speed in performance; promptness

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expiate

【1】vt. to extinguish the guilt incurred by

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explicit

【1】adj. fully revealed or expressed without vagueness, implication, or ambiguity【2】adj. fully developed or formulated

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exploit

【1】n. a notable or heroic act【2】v. to employ to the greatest possible advantage

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exponent

【1】n. one that speaks for, represents, or advocates【2】n. one who brings an art or science to full realization

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expurgate

【1】v. to remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication

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exquisite

【1】adj. extreme in degree, power, or effect【2】adj. having qualities that appeal to a refined taste

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extant

【1】adj. still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct

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extemporize

【1】v. to do or perform (something) without prior preparation or practice

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extenuate

【1】vt. to lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of by making partial excuses

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extinguish

【1】vt. to put out (a fire, for example); quench【2】v. to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of

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extol

【1】v. to praise highly; glorify

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extort

【1】v. to obtain from a person by force, intimidation, or undue or illegal power

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extract

【1】n. to pull or take out forcibly

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extraction

【1】n. origin; lineage; ancestry

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extraneous

【1】adj. having no relevance【2】adj. not forming an essential or vital part

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extravagant

【1】adj. given to spending money freely or foolishly【2】adj. going beyond a normal or acceptable limit in degree or amount

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extricate

【1】vt. to free or remove from an entanglement or difficulty

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exuberant

【1】adj. joyously unrestrained and enthusiastic【2】adj. produced in extreme abundance

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exude

【1】vi. to flow forth slowly through small openings

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exult

【1】vi. to rejoice especially with feelings or display of triumph or self-satisfaction

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fable

【1】n. a story intended to teach a basic truth or moral about life【2】n. a legendary story of supernatural happenings【3】n. a statement known by its maker to be untrue and made in order to deceive

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fabricate

【1】vt. to make up for the purpose of deception【2】vt. to bring into being by combining, shaping, or transforming materials

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facetious

【1】adj. joking or jesting often inappropriately

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facile

【1】adj. having or showing a lack of depth of understanding or character【2】adj. easily accomplished or attained

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fallacious

【1】adj. containing or based on a fallacy【2】adj. tending to deceive or mislead

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fallow

【1】adj. left untilled or unsown after plowing【2】adj. not being in a state of use, activity, or employment

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fail-safe

【1】n. a measure taken to preclude loss or injury【2】adj. having no chance of failure

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falter

【1】vi. to walk unsteadily【2】vi. to be unsteady in purpose or action, as from loss of courage or confidence

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fanatic

【1】n. a person marked or motivated by an extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm, as for a cause.【2】adj. marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion

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farce

【1】n. a light dramatic composition marked by broadly satirical comedy and improbable plot【2】n. ridiculous or empty show

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fast

【1】n. an act of abstaining from food【2】adj. firm in one's allegiance to someone or something【3】adj. firmly positioned in place and difficult to dislodge

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fastidious

【1】adj. possessing or displaying careful, meticulous attention to detail

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fateful

【1】adj. involving momentous consequences【2】adj. bringing death or disaster

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fathom

【1】vt. to measure the depth of (as a body of water) typically with a weighted line【2】vt. to penetrate and come to understand

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fatuous

【1】adj. complacently or inanely foolish

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faultfinder

【1】n. one who is given to petty criticism and constant complaint

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faze

【1】vt. to disturb the composure of: disconcert, dismay

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feckless

【1】adj. having no real worth or purpose【2】adj. careless and irresponsible

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fecund

【1】adj. fruitful in offspring or vegetation

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feeble

【1】adj. markedly lacking in strength

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feign

【1】vt. to give a false appearance of

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fender

【1】n. a cushioning device, such as a bundle of rope or a piece of timber, used on the side of a vessel or dock to absorb impact or friction

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feral

【1】adj. not domesticated or cultivated【2】adj. having or showing the nature and appetites of a lower animal

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fervid

【1】adj. having a notably high temperature【2】adj. marked by great passion or zeal

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fervor

【1】n. great warmth and intensity of emotion

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fester

【1】v. to infect, inflame, or corrupt

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fetid

【1】adj. having a heavy offensive smell

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fetter

【1】n. something that limits one's freedom of action or choice【2】v. to restrain from motion, action, or progress

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fiasco

【1】n. a complete failure

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fickle

【1】adj.likely to change frequently, suddenly, or unexpectedly【2】adj. not true in one's allegiance to someone or something

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fictitious

【1】adj. not real and existing only in the imagination

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figurine

【1】n. a small statue

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filibuster

【1】n./v. the use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action

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finesse

【1】n. mental skill or quickness【2】v. to plan out usually with subtle skill or care【3】v. to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery

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finicky

【1】adj. extremely or excessively particular, exacting, or meticulous in taste or standards

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flaccid

【1】adj. not firm or stiff; lacking normal or youthful firmness

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flag

【2】v. to become unsteady, feeble, or spiritless

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flamboyant

【1】adj. marked by or given to strikingly elaborate or colorful display or behavior; ornate

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flatter

【1】vt. to praise excessively especially from motives of self-interest【2】vt. to think highly of (oneself)【3】vt. to show off becomingly or advantageously

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flaw

【1】n. an imperfection, often concealed, that impairs soundness【2】v. to reduce the soundness, effectiveness, or perfection of

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flinch

【1】vi. to draw back in fear, pain, or disgust

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flippancy

【1】n. unbecoming levity or pertness especially in respect to grave or sacred matters

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flit

【1】vi. to pass quickly or abruptly from one place or condition to another

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flock

【1】n. a great number of persons or creatures massed together【2】vi. to congregate or travel in a flock or crowd

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florid

【1】adj. full of fine words and fancy expressions【2】adj. elaborately and often excessively decorated

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flounder

【1】vi. to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually

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flourish

【1】vi. to grow luxuriantly; to achieve success【2】n. an embellishment or ornamentation

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flout

【1】n./v. to treat with contemptuous disregard

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fluctuate

【1】vi. to shift back and forth uncertainly

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fluky

【1】adj. coming or happening by good luck especially unexpectedly【2】adj. happening by or depending on chance

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flush

【1】adj. having a healthy reddish skin tone【2】adj. having goods, property, or money in abundance【3】adj. marked by abundance【4】vi. to pour liquid over or through in order to cleanse