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Ambiguous

Having a double meaning; not clearly understandable

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Bona fide

Authentic; genuine

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Cataclysm

Any overwhelming flood of water

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Deviate

A person whose behavior is different from what is acceptable; to take a different course; markedly different from acceptable behavior

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Edify

To improve the moral character or spirit of someone

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Extenuate

To diminish or lessen the seriousness of an offense

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Fecund

Capable of producing offspring; fertile

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Glower

To look at or stare with anger, dislike or hatred

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Impale

To pierce a body with a sharp instrument

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Importune

To beg or demand urgently

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Obfuscate

To confuse or obscure or make unclear

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Optimum

Having the most favorable or desirable condition, degree or amount

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Parochial

Limited or narrow in scope or outlook

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Pedestrian

A person who travels on foot, a walker; lacking wit or imagination, common and ordinary

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Adventitious

Accidental, resulting from chance