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1
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Anomaly

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Deviation from normal

2
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Equivocal

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Ambiguous

3
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Lucid

A

Easy to understand

4
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Precipitate

A

Event that occurs quickly and unexpectedly

5
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Assuage

A

Make unpleasant feeling less intense

6
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Erudite

A

Having great knowledge

7
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Opaque

A

Not transparent or mysterious

8
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Prodigal

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Wastefully extravagant and lavish

9
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Enigma

A

Something that is mysterious or puzzling

10
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Fervid

A

Intensely enthusiastic and passionate

11
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Placate

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To appease and make less angry

12
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Zeal

A

Great energy/enthusiasm in pursuit of objective

13
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Abstain

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Refraining from doing something

14
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Apathy

A

Lack of interest/enthusiasm/concern

15
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Adulterate

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To make impure

16
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Audacious

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To take bold risks and lack of respect

17
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Laconic

A

Using very few words

18
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Capricious

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Sudden changes in mood/behavior

19
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Laudable

A

Deserving praise

20
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Loquacious

A

Talkative

21
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Corroborate

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Confirm or give support to theory/finding/statement

22
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Mitigate

A

Make less severe

23
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Desiccate

A

Lacking interest/passion/energy

Remove moisture from

24
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Pedant

A

Person who is excessively concerned with minor details and is annoying to others

25
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Engender

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To cause or give rise to

26
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Pragmatic

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Dealing with things practically and sensibly

27
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Ephemeral

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Lasting a very short time

28
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Propriety

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The state of conforming to accepted standards

29
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Gullible

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Easily persuaded to believe something

30
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Vacillate

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Waver between opinions/actions

31
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Homogeneous

A

Of the same kind, being alike

32
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Volatile

A

Liable to change rapidly or unpredictably

33
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Advocate

A

Publicly support or recommend

34
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Antipathy

A

Deep dislike

35
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Bolster

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To support or strengthen

36
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Cacophony

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Harsh mixture of sounds

37
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Deride

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Express contempt for or ridicule

38
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Dissonance

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Lack of harmony

39
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Ingenuous

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Innocent and unsuspecting

40
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Lethargic

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Sluggish and apathetic

41
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Malleable

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Easy influenced or suggestible

42
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Obdurate

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Stubborn to change opinion or action

43
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Ostentation

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Display of extravagance intended to impress or be noticed

44
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Paradox

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Contradictory

45
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Philanthropist

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Person who helps others or a benefactor

46
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Enervate

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Causing someone to feel drained of energy

47
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Eulogy

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Speech or writing that highly praises

48
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Garrulous

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Excessively talkative usually about trivial matters

49
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Prevaricate

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Speak or act evasively

50
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Venerate

A

Regard with great respect

51
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Waver

A

Fluctuate or be unreliable

52
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Misanthrope

A

Person who dislikes humankind