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Comport

(V) to conduct or bear oneself, behave; to be in agreement

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Concise

(Adj) expressing much in a few words

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Demure

(Adj) sober or serious in manner, modest

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Depreciation

(N) a lessening in value; a belittling

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Deteriorate

(V) to lower in quality or value; to wear away

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Divulge

(V) to tell, reveal; to make public

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Enlightened

(Adj) free from ignorance and false ideas; possessing sound understanding

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Forestall

(V) to prevent by acting first

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Garble

(V) to distort in such a way as to make unintelligible

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Proponent

(N) one who puts forward a proposal; one who supports a cause or belief

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Quaver

(V) to shake, tremble; to trill

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Recoil

(V) to spring back, shrink; (n) the act of springing back

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Recoup

(V) to make up for, regain

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Reek

(N) and u pleasant smell; (v) to give off unpleasant smells; to give a strong impression

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Relentless

(Adj) unyielding, harsh, without pity

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Rivulet

(N) a small stream

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Squander

(V) to spend foolishly, waste

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Staccato

(Adj) detached or disconnected in sound or style

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Statute

(N) a law

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Brevity

(N) shortness