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Abut




(v.) to support, prop up

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Attire




clothes

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Avail




benefit

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Crony



(n.) a very close friend, pal, chum, buddy

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Cryptic



(adj.) puzzling, mystifying, or enigmatic

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Divergent


(adj.) going in different directions

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Enmity




(n.) hatred, ill-will

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Fervent




(adj.) very earnest, emotional, passionate; extremely hot

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Gaunt




(adj.) thin and bony, starved looking; bare, barren

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Infiltrate




(v.) to pass through or gain entrance to gradually or stealthily

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Nullify



(v.) to make of no value or consequence, cancel, wipe out

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Perceptible




(adj.) capable of being grasped by the sense or mind

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Plummet




(v.) to plunge straight down

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Proclaim




(v.) to declare publicly or officially

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Proxy





(n.) a substitution

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Rankle





(v.) to cause anger, irritation, or bitterness

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Scavenger





(n.) a person who collects or removes usable items from waste materials; an animal that feeds on refuse or dead bodies

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Stint





(v.) to limit

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stoical






(adj.) self-controlled; not showing feeling in response to pleasure or pain

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Unflagging


(v.) tireless, continuing with vigor