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vivacious adj

lively in tempor or behavior, attractively animated

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vivify v

enliven, animate

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extort v

Obtain something by force or unfair means

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torsion n

twisting, steer due to twisting

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tortuous adj

full of twists, winding

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evince v

reveal, show clearly

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invincible adj

unbeatable

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vanquish v

conquer, defeat an opponent

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fractious adj

irritable, cranky

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infraction n

act of breaking a law or rule

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refract v

bend from a straight path

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refractory adj

hard to manage, resisting, intractable

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vivacity n

liveliness of spirit

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omnifarious adj

of all varieties, forms or kinds

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omnific adj

all creating

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omnipotent adj

all powerful

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omniscent adj

all knowing

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impertinent/pertinent adj

rude or irrelevant/directly relating

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pertinacious adj

holding firmly to a purpose or opinion

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retentive adj

able to remember

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retinue n

group of followers

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tenacity n

firmness,persistence

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tenet n

principal or belief held to be true

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tenuous adj

flimsy, thin, not certain

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tenure n

period for which a person is in office

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untenable adj

unable to be held or defended

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admonish/admonition v/n

to warn/mild criticism

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premonition/premonitory n/adj

a forewarning/conveying a forewarning

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viv

live, alive

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tort

twist

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vict/vinc

conquer, show conclusively

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fract/frag

break

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omni

all, every, everywhere

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ten,tin

hold, keep

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mon/monit

warn, advise, remind

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cred/credit

believe

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fid

faith trust

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grat

thank, pleasant, favor

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accredited adj

officially recognized

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credence n

belief that something is true

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credulous adj

gullible

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incredulity n

disbelief

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affidavit n

sworn written statement made before an authorized official

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bona fide adj

real or genuine

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fiduciary adj

(typically relating to money) relating to or involved in a trust

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infidel n

a disbeliever in a certain faith

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peridious/perfidy adj n

not able to be trusted/violation of trust

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gratis adj

free of charge

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gratuitous adj

uncalled for

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ingrate n

an ungrateful person

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corp

body

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duc/duct

lead, conduct, follow

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secu/secut

follow

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cur/curs

run

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corpulent adj

overweight

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corpus n

a body of written texts

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habeas corpus n

citizen's right to court protection

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conducive adj

helpful

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ductile adj

easily shaped or led

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traduce v

to disgrace

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inconsequential adj

unimportant

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non sequitor n

statement that does not make sense

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subsequent

coming after in time

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concur v

to agree

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concurrent adj

occuring at the same time

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cursory adj

running over hastily

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discursive adj

wandering from one topic to another

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incursion n

rushing into, hostile, raid

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precursor n

something that precedes and indicates approach of something worse

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gres/grad

step walk go

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ped

foot

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tact/tang

touch

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fer

bearing/producing

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egress v n

to exit/an exit

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gradation n

a series of changes

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gradient n

slope

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retrograde/retrogression adj n

going backward/act of going from a better to worse

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transgress v

to violate a command or law

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expedite v

to accelerate or speed up

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impediment n

obstacle

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contiguous adj

touching in physical contact

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contingent adj

dependent on something else

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intangible adj

not capable of being perceived by touch

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tact/tactful n adj

sense of what is appropriate to say/having or showing a perception of what to say

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tangent/ tangential n adj

straight line meeting a curved line/ tending to digress from topic

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proliferous adj

producing new growth rapidly

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vociferous adj

loud outcry

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somniferous adj

inducing sleep

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prehend/prehens

seize/grasp

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ject

throw, cast

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vert

turn

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mis/mit

send

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locut

speak/talk

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comprehensive adj

extensive, including all aspects of something

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reprehensible adj

blame worthy

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conjecture n

quess

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dejected adj

downcast, depressed

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inadvenrtenly adv

without meaning to

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incontrovertible adj

to able to be denied

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perverse adj

wicked

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emissary

a person sent out on a mission

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intermittent adj

coming and going at intervals

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missive n

written message

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circumlocution n

roundabout way of speaking

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colloquial adj

informal

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elocution n

act of speaking or reading in public

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grandiloquent adj

using lofty words

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interlocutor n

questioner

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loquacious adj

excessively talkative