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1

amiss

adj. faulty, imperfect, not as it should be // adv. in a mistaken or improper way, wrongly // s = awry // a=properly

2

brawl

n. a noisy quarrel or fight // v. to quarrel or fight noisily // s= n. scuffle, donnybrook; v. spar, scrap

3

detest

v. to hate, dislike very much, loathe // s=despise, abhor // a=relish, love, admire, esteem

4

domestic

adj. native to a country, not foreign; relating to the life or affairs of a household // n. a household servant // s (adj) = native; s (n.)=servant // a=(adj) foreign, alien

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flagrant

adj. extremely bad, glaring; scandalous, notorious // s=blatant, gross, outrageous // a=petty, piddling, trifling, inconsequential

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flaw

n. a slight fault. defect, crack // s=imperfection, blemish //a=faultlessness, perfection

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fledgling

n. an inexperienced person, beginner; a young bird about to leave the nest // adj. inexperienced, budding //s(n.)=novice, tyro, neophyte // a(n.)= pro, expert, veteran

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fluster

v. to make or become confused, agitated, or nervous // n. a state of confusion or agitation // s(v.)=agitate, disconcert // a(v.)=reassure, soothe, quiet

9

foremost

adj. chief, most important, primary // adv. in the first place // s(adj)=leading, principal, paramount // a(adj)=hindmost, last, secondary

10

momentum

n. the force or speed with which something moves // s=drive, thrust, impetus

11

notable

adj. striking, remarkable // n. a person who is well known, distinguished or outstanding in some way // s(adj)=noteworthy, exceptional // a(adj)=undistinguished, unremarkable,// a(n.) = unknown

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nurture

v. to bring up, care for, train, nourish // n. rearing, training, upbringing // s(v.)=raise, rear, foster // a(v.)=neglect, ignore, discourage, hinder

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paradox

n. a self-contradictory statement that on closer examination proves true; a person or thing with seemingly contradictory qualities // s= riddle, enigma, anomaly, absurdity

14

perjury

n. the act of swearing to a lie // s=false witness

15

presume

v. to take for granted, assume or suppose; to dare take upon oneself, take liberties // s=surmise, trespass, infringe

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prior

adj. earlier, former // s=anterior, preceding // a=later, ensuing, following

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proficient

adj. skilled, expert, or capable in any field or activity // s=competent, adept // a=incompetent, inept, unskilled, ignorant

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salvo

n. burst of gunfire or cannon shot, often as a tribute or salute; a sudden burst of anything; a spirited verbal attack // s=barrage, volley

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vigilant

adj. wide-awake, alert, watchful // s=attentive // a=sleepy, inattentive, unobservant

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wrath

n. intense anger // s=rage, ire, choler, indignation // a=favor, approval, pleasure