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annex

to add to, attach; to incorporate, acquire

an attachment

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cleave

to cut or spilt open, sever; to cling to, adhere

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cordial

in a friendly manner, hearty; cheery, convivial

a liqueur

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cornerstone

the starting point of s building; a fundamental principle or element

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debacle

an overwhelming defeat, rout; a complete collapse or failure, calamity

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devitalize

to make weak or lifeless, enervate

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embroil

to involve in a conflict or difficulty; to throw into confusion

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exonerate

to clear from a charge or accusation, absolve

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glib

ready and fluent in speech; thoughtless, insincere; unctuous

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haphazard

by chance, not planned; lacking order, random

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improvise

to compose of perform without preparation; to construct from available materials

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incite

to rouse, stir up, urge on; spur

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influx

a coming in, in flow; inpouring

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pallor

an extreme or unnatural paleness; wanness

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pedigree

a list of ancestors, family tree; the history or origins of something, lineage

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precipitous

very steep

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profuse

very abundant; given or flowing freely

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reconcile

to restore to friendship; to settle; to resign

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shackle

to put into chains, manacle

a chain, fetter; handcuffs, bonds

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threadbare

shabby, old and worn; frayed, ragged