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1

abnormal

(adj.) not usual, not typical, strange // s=freakish, unnatural, irregular, anomalous // a=normal, usual, regular, typical

2

capsize

(v.) to turn bottom side up, upset // s=upend,tip over

3

catastrophe

(n.) a large-scale disaster, misfortune, or failure // s=tragedy, cataclysm // a=triumph, victory, success

4

decrease

(v.) to become or make less; (n.) a lessening // s(v.)=lessen, reduce, dwindle, diminish // a(v)=increase, grow, develop, wax

5

disputatious

(adj.) inclined to argue or debate; provoking debate // s=argumentative, quarrelsome, contentious // a=non-argumentative, peaceable, pacific

6

evict

(v.) to force from a property, eject // s=oust, expel, kick out // a=admit, insert

7

flourish

(v.) to grow, thrive, be prosperous, to wave in the air; (n.) a dramatic gesture, a fanfare of horns // s(v.)=prosper, burgeon, increase // a(v.)=wither, die, fade, shrivel up

8

incentive

(n.) a reason for doing something; something that stimulates action // s=stimulus, spur, motive, inducement // a=curb, check, restraint, hindrance

9

insubordinate

(adj.) disobedient, rebellious // s=defiant, unruly, mutinous // a=obedient, submissive, docile, tractable

10

legible

(adj.) easily read // s=clear, decipherable // a=unreadable, indecipherable

11

nub

(n.) the central point or heart of the matter; a knob // s=kernel, nucleus, crux // a=fringe, periphery, edge

12

onslaught

(v.) a violent attack; a sudden rush of something // s=assault, charge, foray, onset

13

ordain

(v.) to establish by law; to order or command; to appoint as a priest or minister; to destine // s=anoint, consecrate, enact, decree // a=forbid, veto, cancel

14

outstrip

(v.) to get ahead of, do better than, exceed // s=outdo, outperform, outdistance, surpass // a=trail, lag behind

15

pervade

(v.) to spread throughout // s=permeate, diffuse, imbue

16

prudent

(adj.) cautious, careful, showing good sense // s=wary, judicious // a=foolish, unwise, rash

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quench

(v.) to put out, extinguish, end // s=douse, stifle // a=ignite, kindle

18

remnant

(n.) a small part remaining behind // s=remainder, residue, leftover

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simultaneous

(adj.) happening or existing at the same time // s=occurring at the same time, concurrent // a=occurring at different times

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swerve

(v.) to turn aside sharply; (n.) a sharp or sudden turn // s(v.)=digress, sheer off