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acquiesce

v. to accept without protest; to agree or submit

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allure

v. to entice, tempt; to be attractive to n. a strong attractions; the power to attract, charm

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askew

adj/adv. twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly

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blithe

adj. cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned

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contentious

adj. quarrelsome, inclined to argue

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covet

v. to desire something belonging to another

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crestfallen

adj. discouraged, dejected, downcast

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disheveled

adj. rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder

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exponent

n. one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets; (math) the power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised

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garrulous

adj. given to much talking, tediously chatty

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insuperable

adj. incapable of being overcome

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lamentable

adj. to be regretted or pitied

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misnomer

n. an unsuitable or misleading name

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profess

v. to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend

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respite

n. a period of relief or rest

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retirbution

n. a repayment; a deserved punishment

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sinuous

adj. winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible

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sonnrous

adj. full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in stlye

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vanguard

n. the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field

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wastrel

n. a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing