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aisle

A passage between rows of seats in a building such as a church or theather, an airplane, or a train.

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incandescent

Emitting light as a result of being heated

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to smolder

To burn slowly with smoke but no flame

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ember

A small piece of burning or glowing coal or wood in a dying fire

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to grieve

To suffer grief

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grief

Deep sorrow

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selfsame

Exactly the same

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timber

Woof prepared for use in building and carpentry

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faculty

An inherent mental or physical power

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conceive

- become pregnant with a child

- form or devise a plan or idea in the mind

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sow

Plant seeds by scaterring it on or in the earth

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remark

A written or spoken comment

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merely

Just, only

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cease

Bring or come to an end

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aid

Help, typically of a practical nature

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to avail

- use or take advantage of

- help or benefit

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lone

Having no companions, solitary or single

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to render

To provide, give

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remuneration

Money paid for work or a service

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to epitomize

- be a perfect example of

- give a summary of

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endeavour

An attempt to achieve a goal

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to antagonize

Cause someone to become hostile

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to devitalize

Deprive of strength and vigor

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poise

Graceful and elegant bearing in a person

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earnest

Resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction

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cupidity

Greed for money or possessions

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conceit

Excessive pride in oneself

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outset

The start or beginning of something

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to endorse

Declare one's public approval or support of

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to resign

voluntarily leave a job or other position

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to halt

bring or come to an abrupt stop

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eminently

to a notable degree; very

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in behalf of

as a representative of

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to stagger

astonish or deeply shock

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score

a group or set of twenty or about twenty

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to startle

cause (a person or animal) to feel sudden shock or alarm

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veritable

used as an intensifier, often to qualify a metaphor

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fulcrum

the point on which a lever rests or is supported and on which it pivots

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crow-bar

an iron bar with a flattened end, used as a lever

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to slander

make false and damaging statements about (someone).

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strife

angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict

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prejudice

preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience

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indelible

(of ink or a pen) making marks that cannot be removed

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stupendous

extremely impressive

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agitated

feeling or appearing troubled or nervous

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brass

a yellow alloy of copper and zinc

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pewter

a gray alloy of tin with copper and antimony (formerly, tin and lead)

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wrought

(of metals) beaten out or shaped by hammering

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modus operandi

a particular way or method of doing something, especially one that is characteristic or well-established

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viz

namely; in other words (used especially to introduce a gloss or explanation)

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ablest

having the power, skill, means, or opportunity to do something

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strata

a layer or a series of layers of rock in the ground

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to whirl

move or cause to move rapidly around and around

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nebulae

a cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter

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to ascertain

find (something) out for certain; make sure of

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mainstay

a thing on which something else is based or depends

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tuberculosis

an infectious bacterial disease characterized by the growth of nodules (tubercles) in the tissues, especially the lungs

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civility

formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech

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foregoing

just mentioned or stated; preceding

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en rapport

having a close and harmonious relationship

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heir

a person legally entitled to the property or rank of another on that person's death

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tamper

interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations

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layman

a person without professional or specialized knowledge in a particular subject

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to clash

meet and come into violent conflict

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affinity

a spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something

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apt

appropriate or suitable in the circumstances

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indispensable

absolutely necessary

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belie

fail to give a true notion or impression of (something); disguise or contradict

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heredity

the passing on of physical or mental characteristics genetically from one generation to another

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indecent

not conforming with generally accepted standards of behavior or propriety; obscene

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vista

a pleasing view, especially one seen through a long, narrow opening

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sham

a thing that is not what it is purported to be.

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inquire

investigate; look into.

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recuperation

recovery from illness or exertion.

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legerdemain

skillful use of one's hands when performing conjuring tricks

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to rear

bring up and care for (a child) until they are fully grown, especially in a particular manner or place

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aptitude

a natural ability to do something

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to hew

chop or cut (something, especially wood) with an ax, pick, or other tool

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to supplant

supersede and replace

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tame

(of an animal) not dangerous or frightened of people; domesticated

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ample

enough or more than enough; plentiful

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sundry

of various kinds; several

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eminent

(of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession

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unrequited

(of a feeling, especially love) not returned or rewarded

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oblivion

the state of being unaware or unconscious of what is happening.

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hovel

a small, squalid, unpleasant, or simply constructed dwelling

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acorn

the fruit of the oak, a smooth oval nut in a rough cuplike base.

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poplar

a tall, fast-growing tree of north temperate regions, widely grown in shelter belts and for timber and pulp.

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sinew

a piece of tough fibrous tissue uniting muscle to bone or bone to bone; a tendon or ligament

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gland

an organ in the human or animal body that secretes particular chemical substances for use in the body or for discharge into the surroundings

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to impart

make (information) known; communicate

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to educe

bring out or develop (something latent or potential)

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to wield

hold and use (a weapon or tool).

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commendation

praise

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libel

a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation

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attorney

a person appointed to act for another in business or legal matters

lawyer

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catechize

instruct (someone) in the principles of Christian religion by means of question and answer, typically by using a catechism

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to subdue

overcome, quieten, or bring under control (a feeling or person)

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obnoxious

extremely unpleasant.

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vernacular

(of language) spoken as one's mother tongue; not learned or imposed as a second language

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adroit

clever or skillful in using the hands or mind.

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to entangle

cause to become twisted together with or caught in.

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appurtenance

an accessory or other item associated with a particular activity or style of living.

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calamity

an event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a disaster.

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dam

a barrier constructed to hold back water and raise its level, the resulting reservoir being used in the generation of electricity or as a water supply.

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courteous

polite, respectful, or considerate in manner.

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lodgment

a place in which a person or thing is located, deposited, or lodged.

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gamut

the complete range or scope of something.

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circumscribe

restrict (something) within limits

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prevail

prove more powerful than opposing forces; be victorious.

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pledge

a solemn promise or undertaking.

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luncheon

a formal lunch, or a formal word for lunch.

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to chide

scold or rebuke

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brimstone

sulfur.

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ribbon

a long, narrow strip of fabric, used especially for tying something or for decoration.

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bootleg

(especially of liquor, computer software, or recordings) made, distributed, or sold illegally.

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to entice

attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage.

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brim

the projecting edge around the bottom of a hat

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studded

decorated or augmented with studs.

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slanderous

(of a spoken statement) false and malicious.