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1

allude

v. to refer to casually or indirectly

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clairvoyant

adj. supernaturally perceptive n. one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer

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conclusive

adj. serving to settle an issue, final

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disreputable

adj. not respectable, not esteemed

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endemic

adj. native or confined to a particular region or people, characteristic of or prevalent in a field

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exemplary

adj. worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model

7

fathom

v. to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of n. a measure of depth in water

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guile

n. treacherous cunning, deceit, trickery

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integrity

n. honestly, high moral standards, an unimpaired condition, completeness, soundness

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itinerary

n. a route of travel; a record or travel; a guidebook

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misconstrue

v. to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of

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obnoxious

adj. highly offensive, arousing strong dislike, disagreeable

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placate

v. to appease, soothe, satisfy

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placid

adj. calm, peaceful

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potent

adj. powerful; highly effective

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pretext

n. a false reason, deceptive excuse

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protude

v. to stick out, thrust forth

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reparation

n. a payment made for a wrong or an injury

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stark

adj. harsh, unrelieved, desolate adv. utterly

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superficial

adj. on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow