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Corroborate (v)

to support or help prove by providing evidence

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Affable (adj)

friendly and easy to talk to

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Indignant (adj)

feeling or showing anger because of something that is unfair or wrong

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Prowess (n)

great ability or skill

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Reproach (v)

to find fault with; blame; censure

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Tremulous (adj)

shaking slightly especially because of nervousness, weakness, or illness

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Malleable (adj)

capable of being stretched or bent into different shapes; easily changed or influenced

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Commiserate (v)

to express sadness or sympathy for someone who has experienced something unpleasant

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Lament (v)

to express sorrow, regret or unhappiness about somthing

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Haughty (adj)

having or showing the insulting attitude of people who think they are better smarter, or more important than other people

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Dearth (n)

the state or condition of not having enough of something

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Imprudent (adj)

not wise or sensible

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Estrange (v)

to cause someone to be no longer friendly or close to another person or group

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Assail (v)

to attack or criticize in a violent or angry way

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Derision (n)

the feeling that people express when they criticize and laugh at someone or something in an insulting way

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Perfunctory (adj)

used to describe something that is done without energy or enthusiasm because of habit or because it is expected

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Loquacious (adj)

liking to talk and talking smoothly and easily

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Ascertain (v)

to learn or find out

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Opaque (adj)

-not letting light though
-difficult to understand or explain

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Shackled (n)

preventing people from acting freely

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Scornful (adj)

feeling or showing disdain

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Melancholy (n)

a sad mood or feeling

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Ephemeral (adj)

lasting a very short time

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Punctilio (n)

-careful observance of forms (as in social conduct)
-a fine point, particular, as of conduct, procedure

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Perilous (adj)

full of danger

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Excursion (n)

a short trip especially for pleasure

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Maxim (n)

a well-know phrase that expresses a general truth about life or a rule about behavior

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Retrench (v)

to change the way things are done in order to spend less money

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Reticence (n)

the state of being reserved, especially with regard to speaking freely

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Bespoke (adj)

made to fit a particular person

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Laden (adj)

burdened; loaded down

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Languor (n)

a state of feeling tired and relaxed

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Corollary (n)

something that naturally follows or results from another thing

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Expose (v)

to leave (something) without covering or protection

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Guillotine (n)

a machine with a heavy blade that is used in the past to cut off the heads of people

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Coefficient (adj)

acting in consort; cooperating

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Impunity (n)

freedom from punishment, harm, or loss

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Denounce (v)

to publicly state that someone or something is bad or wrong

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Equivocal (adj)

having two or more possible meanings

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Stentorian (adj)

very loud