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the highest point (of something)

acme

2

a characteristic, usually a good one

attribute

3

to explain by indicating a cause

attribute

4

lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of

belittle

5

to transport

convey

6

to transmit

convey

7

to communicate, make known

convey

8

to transfer ownership or title to

convey

9

a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

doctrine

10

to remove by cutting;

excise

11

an indirect tax on the manufacture, sale, or distribution of a commodity or service

excise

12

strikingly strange or unusual

exotic

13

showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering

haggard

14

having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air

jaunty

15

a joining together

juncture

16

the point at which two things are joined;

juncture

17

any important point in time

juncture

18

lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity;

menial

19

a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks

menial

20

ti ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid;

parry

21

a defensive movement in fencing and other sports

parry

22

living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain

predatory

23

to destroy, lay waste, ruin

ravage

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ruinous damage, destruction

ravage

25

standing posture

stance

26

cheap and shoddy

tawdry

27

a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

turncoat

28

not arrogant or presuming

unassuming

29

to roll about in a lazy. clumsy, or helpless way

wallow

30

to overindulge in

wallow

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to have in abundance;

wallow

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a wet, muddy, or dusty area used by animals as a sort of bath

wallow

33

a state of moral or physical collapse

wallow

34

to move to and fro, become unsteady

waver

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to show lack of firmness or decision

waver

36

S for acme

summit, top, peak, pinnacle

37

S for attribute

(n.) traitj; (v.) ascribe

38

S for belittle

minimize, underrate, disparage

39

S for convey

carry, send, impart

40

S for excise

cut out, delete expunge

41

S for exotic

strange, alien, picturesque, colorful

42

S for haggard

drawn, gaunt, wasted

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S for jaunty

unconcerned, lighthearted

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S for juncture

union, seam, joint, turning point

45

S for menial

underling, scullion, servant

46

S for predatory

looting, pillaging, ravenous, rapacious

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S for ravage

wreck, devastate

48

S for stance

posture, bearing

49

S for tawdry

loud, garish, gaudy, tacky, vulgar

50

S for turncoat

traitor, quisling, deserter, renegade

51

S for wallow

delight in, bask in

52

S for waver

hesitate, falter

53

A for acme

low point, bottom, nadir

54

A for belittle

exaggerate, magnify, overestimate

55

A for excise

put in, insert, interpolate

56

A for exotic

native, indigenous, familiar, commonplace

57

A for haggard

healthy, glowing, radiant, hale and hearty

58

A for jaunty

downcast, dejected, glum

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A for menial

lofty, elevated; (n.) boss, master

60

A for ravage

spure

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A for tawdry

refined, tasteful, subdued, muted

62

A for turncoat

loyalist, diehard

63

A for unassuming

conceited, pretentious, self-important

64

A for waver

stand firm, be resolute