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Abominable

Arousing hatred; disgusting, detestable

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Bumbling

Blundering and awkward; (n.) clumsiness

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Consequence

A result, effect; importance

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Delude

To fool, deceive; to mislead utterly

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Dole

To give out in small amounts; (n.) money, food, or other necessities given as charity; a small portion

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Engulf

To swallow up, overwhelm, consume

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Foil

To defeat; to keep from gaining some end; (n.) a thin sheat of metal; a light fencing sword; a person or thing serving as a contrast to another

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Formulate

To express definitely or systematically

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Initiative

The taking of the first step or move

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Memento

Something that serves as a reminder

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Nonconformist

A person who refuses to follow established ideas or ways of doing things

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Null and void

Without legal force or effect

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Panorama

A wide, unobstructed view of an area

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Posterity

All of a person's offspring, descendants

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Pry

To pull loose by force

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Refurbish

To brighten, freshen, or polish

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Resourceful

Able to deal promptly and effectively with all sorts of problems

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Rigorous

Severe, harsh, strict

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Subsequent

Coming after

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Unerring

Making no mistakes, faultless, completely accurate

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Alias

An assumed name, especially used to hide one's identity

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Amble

To walk slowly, stroll

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Burly

Big and strong; muscular