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a

on, in, in a state of

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aloof adj/adv

reserved or reticent/at a distance especially in feeling or interest

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amiss adv/adj

inappropriately/ not quite right

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asunder adv

apart, divided

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with

against, back

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withstand v

remain undamaged or unaffected by, resist

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notwithstanding prep

despite

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be

all around, on all sides, thoroughly

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beset v

surround, on all sides

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besmirch v

damage the reputation of someone/something

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belie v

fail to give a true impresssion, disguise or contradict

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beholden adj

indebted, bound in gratitude

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some

full of the thing or quality denoted in the first part of the word

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lissome adj

flexible

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meddlesome adj

intrusive, interfering

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mettlesome adj

full of courage, spirited

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noisome adj

offensive to sense of smell

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winsome adj

attractive or appealing in appearance or character

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manly

stronger than

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virile

have the physical strength of a man

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manly synonym

virile

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beget

to cause something to happen or exist

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procreate

to reproduce

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beget synonym

procreate

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bless synonym

consecrate

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consecrate

to make or declare something to be holy or sacred

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chew synonym

masitcate

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masticate

to chew

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drink synonym

imbibe

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imbibe

to drink(usually alcohol)

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lie synonym

prevaricate

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prevaricate

to deviate from the truth

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shorten synonym

abridge

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abridge

shorten without losing meaning

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soothe synonym

assuage

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assuage

making an unpleasant feeling less intense, to relieve

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spit synonym

expectorate

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expectorate

to cough or spit out

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steal synonym

peculate

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peculate

to take dishonoroly

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strengthen synonym

corroborate

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corroborate

to confirm or give support to

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sparkle synonym

scintillate

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scintillate

to twinkle or emit flashes of life

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take for oneself synonym

appropriate

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appropriate

to take exclusive possession of without permission, to set apart/assign for particular use

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worship synonym

venerate

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venerate

regard with great respect

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worshop

show reverence and adoration for

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yield synonym

capitulate

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capitulate

to surrender or cease resistance

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devilish synonym

diabolical

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diabolical

evil, wicked

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bullish synonym

taurine

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taurine

of or like a bull, stubborn

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cowlike synonym

bovine

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bovine

of or like a size or nature of a cow, sluggish, stupid

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donkeyish synonym

asinine

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asinine

of or like a donkey, foolish, silly

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fishy synonym

piscine

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piscine

of or like a fish

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fox-like synonym

vulpine

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vulpine

cunning, crafty

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sanguine

confident, cheerfully optimisitic OR
bloody

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sanguinary

full of bloodshed

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blessing synonym

benediction

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benediction

bestowing god's favor

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curse synonyms

execration, maledicition

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execration

condemation or profanity

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malediction

curse

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fire synonym

conflagration

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conflagartion

extensive destrucitve fire

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greed synonym

avarice

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avarice

extreme greed for wealth

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home synonym

domicile

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domicile

dwelling place

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mirth synonym

hilarity

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hilarity

noisy fun or laughter

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name synonym

appelation

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appelation

name or title

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shame synonym

ignominy

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ignominy

deep personal humiliation

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speed synonym

celerity

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celerity

spreed or quickness

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truth synonym

verity

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verity

true statement

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veracity

truthfulness