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Chicanery (n)

actions or statements that trick people into believing something that is not true

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Mull (v)

to grind or mix thoroughly

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Niche (n)

a job, activity, etc, that is very suitable for someone

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Respite (n)

a short period of time when you are able to stop doing something that is difficult or unpleasant or when something difficult or unpleasant stops or is delayed

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Tenacious (adj)

very determined to do something

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Prognosticate (v)

to foretell from signs or symptoms; predict

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Condescending (adj)

showing that you believe you are more intelligent or better than other people

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Insoluble (adj)

not able to be solved or explained

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Labyrinth (n)

a place hat has many confusing paths or passages

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Corsair (n)

-a fast ship for piracy
-pirate

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Preen (v)

to dress carefully or smartly

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Ambiguous (adj)

having more than one possible meaning

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Akin (adj)

similar or related

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Lexicon (n)

the words used in a language or by a person or group of people

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Laconic (adj)

using few words in speech or writing

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Cordial (adj)

politely pleasant and friendly

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Perforce (adv)

used to say that something is necessary or must be done

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Perspicacity (n)

keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration

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Repugnance (n)

a strong feeling of dislike or disgust

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Permeate (v)

to pass or spread through

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Abyss (n)

a hole so deep or a space so great that it cannot be measured

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Animosity (n)

a strong feeling of dislike or hatred

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Jocular (adj)

liking to tell jokes

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Lapse (n)

an occurrence in which you fail to think or act in the usual or proper way for a brief time and make a mistake

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Indecipherable (adj)

impossible to read or understand

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Polemic (n)

a strong written or spoken attack against someone else's opinions, beliefs, practices, etc.

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Evince (v)

to show clearly

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Effigy (n)

an image of a person

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Onerous (adj)

difficult and unpleasant to do or deal with

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Statuary (n)

a collection of statues

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Decorum (n)

correct or proper behavior that shows respect and good manners

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Irreparable (adj)

too bad to be corrected or repaired

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Guile (n)

the use of clever and usually dishonest methods to achieve something

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Cadence (n)

the way a person's voice change by gently rising and falling while he or she is speaking

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Lassitude (n)

the condition of being tired

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Ambivalence (n)

contradictory attitudes or feelings toward an object, person, or action

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Assiduous (adj)

showing great care, attention, and effort

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Stipulation (n)

something that is required as part of an agreement

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Pander (v)

to do or provide what someone wants or demands even though it is not proper, good, or reasonable

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Dichotomy (n)

a difference between two opposite things