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Abject

(Adj) (of a situation or condition) extremely bad, unpleasant, and degrading.

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Achilles' Heel

(N) a weakness or vulnerable point.

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Acquire / Acquisitive

(Adj) excessively interested in acquiring money or material things.

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Avid

(Adj) Showing Strong Interest

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Cessation

(N) A stop or Ending

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Cognizant

(Adj) A state of consciousness, to be aware

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Commodity

(N) a raw material or primary agricultural product that can be bought and sold, such as copper or coffee.

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Credence

(N) Belief in or acceptance of something as true.

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Depravity

(N) moral corruption; wickedness.

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Disseminate

(V) spread or disperse (something, especially information) widely

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Distraught

(Adj) deeply upset and agitated.

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Evince

(V) reveal the presence of (a quality or feeling).

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Fortuitous

(Adj) happening by accident or chance rather than design.

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Implicit

(Adj) Applied

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Inane

(Adj) silly; stupid.

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Mawkish

(Adj) sentimental in a feeble or sickly way

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Paltry

(Adj) (of an amount) small or meager.

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Pernicious

(Adj) having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.

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Quarrelsome

(Adj) quick to fight

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Reverberate

(V) (of a loud noise) be repeated several times as an echo.

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Rife

(Adj) (especially of something undesirable or harmful) of common occurrence; widespread.

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Stratagem

(N) a plan or scheme, especially one used to outwit an opponent or achieve an end.

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Tutelage

(N) protection of or authority over someone or something; guardianship.

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Ulterior

(Adj) existing beyond what is obvious or admitted; intentionally hidden.

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Unremitting

(Adj) never relaxing or slackening; incessant.

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Zenith

(N) the highest point reached by a celestial or other object.