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agenda

(n) the program for a meeting; a list, outline, or plan of things to be considered or done

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amiable

(adj) friendly, good-natured
Synonyms: pleasant, agreeable
Antonyms: unfriendly, ill-humored, gruff, hostile

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befuddle

(v) to confuse, make stupid
Synonyms: bewilder, boggle, stupefy
Antonyms: enlighten, set straight

4

blight

(n) a disease that causes plants to wither and die; a condition of disease to ruin;
(v) to destroy, ruin
Synonyms: (n) eyesore (v) spoil, nip
Antonyms: (v) foster, promote, nourish, encourage

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boisterous

(adj) rough and noisy in a cheerful way; high spirited
Synonyms: loud, unrule, disorderly
Antonyms: quiet, calm, peaceful, well-behaved, sedate

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clarify

(n) clearness, accuracy
Synonyms: lucidity, precision
Antonyms: confusion, murkiness, ambiguity

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compliant

(adj) willing to do what someone else wants, obedient
Synonyms: meek, docile, submissive
Antonyms: disobedient, obstinate, rebellious, perverse

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conserve

(v) to preserve; to keep from being damaged, lost, or wasted; to save
Synonyms: guard, care for
Antonyms: waste, squandor, dissipate

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debut

(n) a first public appearance; a formal entrance into society
(v) to make a first appearance
Synonyms: (n) coming-out
Antonyms: (n) retirement, departure

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gory

(adj) marked by bloodshed, slaughter, or violence
Synonyms: bloody, gruesome
Antonyms: bloodless

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gross

(adj) overweight, coarse, vulgar, very noticeable; total
(n) an overall total (without deductions)
(n) 12 dozen (144)
(v) to earn
Synonyms: (adj) fat, sheer, utter, flagrant
Antonyms: (adj) slender, thin, delicate, fine, partial (n, v) net

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induce

(v) to cause, bring about, to persuade
Synonyms: prevail upon, influence
Antonyms: prevent, deter, hinder

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leeway

(n) extra space for moving along a certain route; allowance for mistakes or inaccuracies; margin of error
Synonyms: latitue, elbow room

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limber

(adj) flexible
(v) to cause to become flexible
Synonyms: (adj) supple, pliable (v) stretch
Antonyms: (adj) stiff, rigid, wooden (v) stiffen

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maze

(n) a network of paths through which it is hard to find one's way; someting very mixed up and confusing
Synonyms: labyrinth, puzzle, tangle

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oracle

(n) someone or something that can predict the future
Synonyms: prophet, seer, sibyl

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partisan

(n) a strong supporter of a person, party, or cause; one whose support is unreasoning; a resistance fighter, guerrilla
(adj) strongly supporting one side only
Synonyms: (n) fan, booster (adj) partial, biased
Antonyms:

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reimburse

(v) to pay back
Synonyms: repay, refund

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vacate

(v) to go away from, leave empty
Synonyms: depart, abandon
Antonyms: occupy, keep, hold

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vagabond

(n) an idle wanderer; a tramp
(adj) wandering, irresponsible
Synonyms: (n) hobo (adj) unsettled, footloose
Antonyms: (n) homebody, resident (adj) settled