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Advisement:

(n): careful consideration / advice; counsel; misinformation

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Affront:

(v/n): insult; condemn; compliment

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Allege:

(v): declare / proclaim; assert;

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Ambient

(adj): of or relating to the immediate surroundings of something; N/A

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Banal

(adj): lacking in originality / boring; ordinary; extravagant

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Careen

(v): to move swiftly (out of control); straighten

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Complaisant

(adj): willing to please; agreeable; antagonistic

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Declaim

(v): to speak aloud in a formal manner; proclaim; condemn

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Disarray

(n): state of disorder / untidiness; chaos; order

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Efficacy

(n): ability to produce a desired result; effectiveness; unproductive

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Ephemeral

(adj.): lasting a very short time; brief; eternal

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Glean

(v): to gather slowly; accumulate; disperse

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Histrionic

(adj.): overly theatrical; dramatic; untheatrical

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Imminent

(adj): about to happen; approaching; distant

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Incumbent

(n): holder of office; occupier; unnecessary

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Litany

(n): list of items; inventory; disorganization

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Machination

(n): the act of contriving or plotting; conspiring; sincerity

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Maelstrom

(n): state of confused movement; turbulence; calm, peace

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Nascent

(adj): beginning to exist or develop; beginning or fresh; shrinking

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Paucity

(n): smallness of quantity; absence; abundance

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Portend

(v): to signal or warn that something big will happen; to predict; to prove

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Recrimination

(n): accusation in response another accusation; counteraccusation; approval

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Taciturn

(adj): uncommunicative in speech; anti-social; sociable

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Utopian

(adj): resembling a perfect society; idealistic; imperfect

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Vacillate

(v): to waver between different opinions/actions; to be indecisive; decisive