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Collate (v)

To compare critically in order to note differences, similarities
To arrange in order for some specific purpose

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Disconsolate (adj)

Deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation

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Grisly (adj)

Frightful; horrible; ghastly

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Inauspicious (adj)

Unfavorable; unlucky; suggesting bad luck for the future

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Incontrovertible (adj)

Unquestionable; beyond dispute

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Nonplussed (adj.,part.)

Puzzled; not knowing what to do; at a loss

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Amenable (adj)

Willing to follow advice and authority, tractable, submissive; responsive; liable to be held responsible

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Berate (v)

Scold sharply

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Carnage (n)

Large-scale slaughter or loss of life

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Expatiate (v)

To expand on, write or talk at length or in detail; to move about freely

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Extraneous (adj)

Coming from the outside, foreign; present but not essential; irrelevant

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Infirmity (n)

A weakness or ailment (physical, mental, moral,etc.)

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Jejune (adj)

Lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance; immature, juvenile

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Potpourri (n)

A collection of diverse or miscellaneous items; a general mixture; petsl mixed with spices for scent

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Sententious (adj)

Self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to use of maxims or adages
saying much in few words, pithy

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Supplicate (v)

To beg earnestly and humbly

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Surfeit (n/v)

An excess or overindulgence, as in eating or drinking, causing disgust
To feed or supply with anything in excess

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Tortuous (adj)

Winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious

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Turgid (adj)

Swollen, bloated, filled to excess; overdecorated or excessive in language

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Brouhaha (n)

A confused hodgepodge of sounds, hubbub; an uproar or commotion that goes far beyond what is justified

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Choleric (adj)

Easily made angry; bad-tempered

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Cloy (v)

To soil or destroy an appetite by too much indulgence, especially in sweet or rich things, to glut, satiate, surfeit

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Curtail (v)

To cut short, bring to a halt or end sooner than expected; to reduce

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Deference (n)

Courteous yielding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to a superior

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Definitive (adj)

Conclusive, final, representing the limit of what can be done

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Demeanor (n)

The way a person behaves, overall impression mde by comportment, manner; facial apperance, mien

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Impromptu (adj/adv)

Without preparation, offhand, suddenly or hastily done
An extemporaneous composition or remark; a minimal piece suggestive of improvisation

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Onus (n)

Something that is heavy or burdensome (especially an unwelcome responsibility); a stigma; blame

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Presentiment (n)

A vague sense of approaching misfortune

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Profligate (adj/n)

Given over to dissipation and self-indulgence, immoral; recklessly extravaganta person given to self-indulgent and wild-spending