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conserve

(v) Keep from waste, loss, or decay

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Conservation

(n.) preservation from loss, injury or waste.

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conservationist

(n.) one who advocates the conservation of natural resource.

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detriment

(n.) injury, damage, or something that causes it: disadvantage

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detrimental

(adj.) harmful, damaging

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exotic

(adj) introduced from another country, foreign

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folly

(n.) lack of good sense: foolish action or undertaking

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formerly

(adv.) in an earlier period: previously

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former

(adj.) preceding, previous

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harmony

(n.) peaceable or friendly relations; accord; agreement, tranquility

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harmonious

(adj.) friendly: amicable

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ignore

(v.) refuse to take notice of, disregard

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ignoramus

(n.) ignorant, stupid person, dunce

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impediment

(n.) something that hinders or obstructs; hindrance, obstacle

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impede

(v.) interfere with or slow the progress of, hinder, obstruct

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indolent

(adj.) disposed to avoid excertion, lazy idl, lethargic

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indolence

(n.) idleness, lazyness

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intact

(adj.) untouched by anything that damages or diminishes; left complete or entire, uninjured.

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invalid

(adj.) not valid, having no force or effect , void

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invalidate

(v.) abolish, annul

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invalid (n.)

(n.) sickly or disabled person.

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nocarcinogenic

(adj.) not producing, or tending to produce

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parsimonious

(adj.)unduly sparing in the spending of money, stingy

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parismony

(n.) stinginess, parsimoniousness

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raze

(v.) destroy utterly by tearing down, demolish, level to the ground

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reticent

(adj.) inclined to be silent or secretive, uncommunicative

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reticence

(n.) restraint in communicating

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amelioration

(n) improvement

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retire

(v.) withdraw from active duty or business.

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retort

(v.) Answer; reply sharply angrily

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retort (N.)

(n.) quick, witty or sharply reply, answer.

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subvert

(v.) overturn or overthrow from the foundation: undetermine

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Subversion

(n.) sabotage undermining

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tactable

(adj.) easily led, taught, or controlled, yeilding

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tractability

(n.) obedience