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anecdote

n. a short account of an incident in someone's life // s = tale, sketch, vignette, yarn

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consolidate

v. to combine, unite; to make solid or firm // s=strengthen, firm up, merge // a=scatter, disperse, dissipate

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counterfeit

n. an imitation designed to deceive // adj. not genuine, fake // v. tom make an illegal copy // s=false, phony, bogus // a=genuine, real, authentic

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docile

adj. easily taught, led, or managed; obedient // s= manageable, teachable, pliant // a=unruly, wayward, intractable, disobedient

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dominate

v. to rule over by strength or power, control; to tower over, command due to height // s= govern, overlook

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entreat

v. to beg implore, ask earnestly // s= plead, appeal to // a=clamor for (demand)

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fallible

adj. capable of being wrong, mistaken, or inaccurate // s=errant, flawed // a=foolproof, unfailing, flawless

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fickle

adj. liable to change very rapidly, erratic; marked by a lack of constancy or steadiness; inconsistent // s= inconstant, faithless // a=constant, steady

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fugitive

n. one who flees or runs away // adj. fleeting, lasting a very short time; wandering; difficult to grasp // s= (n.) deserter, (adj) elusive // a= (adj) lasting, enduring, permanent

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grimy

adj. very dirty, covered with dirt or soot // s= filthy, sooty, spoiled, dirt-encrusted // a=spotless, spic-and-span, immaculate

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iota

n. a very small quantity or small part // s=speck, dab, jot, bit, smidgen // a=flood, deluge, avalanche, glut

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maul

v. to beat or knock about, handle roughly, mangle // n. a heavy hammer // s= (v.) manhandle, batter

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potential

adj. possible, able to happen // n. something that can develop or become a reality // s=n. possibility, capability // a=adj. actual, real, unlikely, impossible

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radiant

adj. shining, bright; giving forth light or energy // s=glowing, brilliant, dazzling, resplendent // a= dull, tarnished, lackluster

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rural

adj, relating to farm areas and life in the country // s=countrified, pastoral // a=metropolitan, citified

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substantial

adj. large, important; major, significant; prosperous; not imaginary, material // s= considerable, tangible, big // a=minor, insignificant, negligible

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tactful

adj. skilled in handling difficult situations or people, polite // s= skillful, discreet // a=clumsy, gauche, indiscreet

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tamper

v. to interfere with; to handle in a secret and improper way // s= monkey with, fool with, mess with

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ultimate

adj. last, final; most important or extreme; eventual; basic, fundamental // s= farthest, furthest, terminal // a= first, initial, most immediate, nearest

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uncertainty

n. doubt, the state of being unsure // s=doubtfulness, unsureness // a=sureness, certainty, confidence