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affliction

a physical ailment; a cause of pain or trouble, misfortune

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akin

related by blood; having similar qualities or character

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cosmopolitan

found in most parts of the world; having many fields of interest; of worldwide scope; sophisticated

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elongate

to grow in length, become longer; to extend the length of

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gala

a public entertainment marking a special event, a festive occasion; festive showy

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gaudy

flashy, showy; not in good taste

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gratitude

appreciation, thankfulness

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heed

to play careful attention to, notice; to be guided by; close tattention or consideration

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hoax

an act intended to trick or deceive, a fraud; to trick, deceive

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impartial

just, unbiased, fair, not taking sides

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impostor

a swindler, deceiver; one who uses a false name or character in order to cheat

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inflate

to fill with air or gas; to swell or puff out; to make something appear larger than it is

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meager

poor, scant, unsatisfactory; thin, slight

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meditate

to think about deeply and quietly, reflect upon; to plan, intend

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nutritious

nourishing, valuable and satisfying as food

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oppress

to govern or rule cruelly or unjustly; to weigh heavily upon

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pedestrian

one who goes on foot; relating to walking; on foot

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transmit

to send on, pass along, send out

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vanquish

to defeat in a battle or contest, overthrow; to overcome a feeling or condition

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wan

unnaturally pale or sickly looking; lacking vitality; dim faint; weak ineffectual