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assuage (verb)

əˈswāj

Definition: to make (unpleasant feeling) less intense

to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease

Sentence: The mother gave her son ice, which assuaged the pain of his shoulder.

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avarice (noun)

ˈavərəs

Definition: extreme greed for wealth or material gain

Sentence: Her avarice was shown through her actions of finding a wealthy husband.

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lecherous (adjective)

ˈleCH(ə)rəs/

Definition: having or showing excessive or offensive sexual desire

Sentence: The wife ignored her husband's lecherous gaze.

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covetous (adjective)

ˈkəvədəs

Definition:inordinately or wrongly desirous of wealth or possessions; greedy.

Sentence: Sally's covetous manner was seen when she won the lottery and used her new fortune on luxurious items instead of charity.

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duplicity (noun)

d(y)o͞oˈplisədē

Definition: dishonest behavior that is meant to trick someone, double dealing

Sentence: Anna's duplicity allowed her to tell her sister her birthday was earlier, so she would get her presents sooner.

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vigilant (adjective)

ˈvijələnt

Definition: keenly watchful to detect danger; wary

Sentence: When she was in a bad neighborhood, the girl vigilantly watched suspicious people.

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musing (adjective) noun

ˈmyo͞oziNG

Definition: period relfection of thoughtabsorbed in thought; meditative.

Sentence: The musing man was not able to hear the teacher talking.

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wanton (adjective)

ˈwänt(ə)n/

Definition: done, shown, used, etc., maliciously or unjustifiably: a wanton attack; wanton cruelty.

Sentence: The women was unfairly attacked in a wanton manner.

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tawdry (adjective)

taw-dree

Definition: (of finery, trappings, etc.) gaudy; showy and cheap.

Sentence: My very frugal aunt displayed her tawdry clothing at the gala.

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excavation (noun)

ˌekskəˈvāSH(ə)n/

Definition: a hole or cavity made by excavating.
--> excavating- to make hollow by removing the inner part; make a hole or cavity in; form into a hollow, as by digging.

Sentence: The archeologists excavation produce serval holes in the dirt.

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ethereal (adjective)

əˈTHirēəl

Definition: light, airy, or tenuous, delicate or refined; an ethereal world created through the poetic imagination.

Sentence: The ethereal angle food cake was perfect for a light snack.

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impervious (adjective)

imˈpərvēəs

Definition: not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable.

Sentence: The jacket was impervious to precipitation, so when raining the individual does not get wet.

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detriment (noun)

ˈdetrəmənt

Definition: loss, damage, disadvantage, or injury.

Sentence: The new law will have detrimental effects on future immigrants.

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sublime (adjective)

səˈblīm

Definition: of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe.

Sentence: Picasso revealed the sublime portrait to the Girl with the Ponytail.

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superfluous (adjective)

so͞oˈpərflo͞oəs

Definition: being more than is sufficient or required; excessive.

Sentence: The Thanksgiving dinner was superfluous, for I ate much more then needed.

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founder (verb)

ˈfoundər

Definition: to fall or sink down

Sentence: The toddler's boots foundered in the deep mud.