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adept

thoroughly skilled, masterful; proficient

an expert

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aspire

to have ambitious hopes or plans, strive toward a higher goal; to ascend, aim for

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bleak

bare, dreary, dismal, desolate

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chide

to blame; scold

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despicable

worthy of scorn, contemptible; sordid, detestable

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diminutive

small, smaller than most others of the same type; undersize, miniature

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emancipate

to free from slavery; to release or liberate

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erroneous

incorrect, containing mistakes; fallacious

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exploit

to make use of, develop; to make improper use of for personal profit, to turn to advantage

a feat, deed

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extemporaneous

made or delivered on the spur of the moment; spontaneous

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impair

to make imperfect, damage, harm; enervate

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invincible

not able to be defeated, unbeatable; indomitable, insuperable

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languid

drooping; without energy, sluggish, lethargic

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mire

mud; wet, swampy ground; a tough situation

to get stuck

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obtrusive

forward; undesirably prominent; thrust out; conspicuous, brash

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preamble

an introduction to a speech or piece of writing, prologue

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render

to class to become; to perform; to deliver officially; to process, extract

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rugged

rough, irregular; severe, stern; strong; stormy

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skeptical

inclined to doubt; slow to accept something as true, incredulous

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slipshod

untidy in dress, personal habits, etc; careless, sloppy; cursory