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Imperative

Crucial; of vital importance

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Austere

Strict demeanor

3

Stern

serious in an authoritative way

4

reprimand

express sharp disapproval or criticism
to speak in an angry and critical way to (someone)

5

rebuke

express sharp disapproval or criticism
to speak in an angry and critical way to (someone)

6

scold

express sharp disapproval or criticism
to speak in an angry and critical way to (someone)

7

volatile

unpredictably liable to change

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inextricable

impossible to disentagle

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verity

the truthfulness of

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arbritate

to make up

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visceral

instinctive

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intuitive

based on what one feels to be true

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intrinsic

natural quality; to be innate

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scrupulous

pay attention to detail; fastidious

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morale

enthusiasm of a group

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uncanny

unsettling stange

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retribution

vengeful punishment

18

contentious

controversial

19

solace

comfort or consolation in time of distress

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ineffable

too great to be expressed by words

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affliction

something that causes pain of suffering

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reclusive

lonely, solitary

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unequivocally

without doubt

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ardently

related to intense feeling or passion

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euphemism

a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing

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zeal

enthusiasm in pursuit

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entice

tempt by offering

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tantalize

tease with the promise of something unobtainable

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tantamount

equal in seriousness. "this is tantamount to mutiny"

30

incredulity

state of being unwilling to believe someting

31

vicinity

near or proximal

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belittle

make someone or something seem unimportant

33

acclimate

get used to conditions

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myriad

extremely great number

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infinitesimal

extremely small

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cacophony

harsh or discordant mixture of sounds

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disgruntled

angry or dissatisfied

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elusive

difficult to find

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prolific

producing much fruit or foliage or many offspring

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primordial

existing since the beginning of time

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fester

to become septic, infected with bacteria

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maleable

easily influenced

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culmitante

to reach climax

44

innocuous

not harmful, benign(kind)

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cephalic

having to do with the head

46

archaic

outdated

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vigor

energetic activity; intensity
physical strength and good health

48

prudent

showing care and thought for the future

49

convition

firmly held belief or opinion

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inconspicuous

not clearly visible

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merit

quality of being good
the inherent rights and wrongs of a matter

52

squander

waste

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callous

showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others

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palpable

able of being touched
tangible

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inert

lacking the ability or strength to move

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erroneous

wrong

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inquisitive

curious

58

gusto

enjoyment or vigor in doing something
he sang with gusto

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ghastly

causing great horror

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unintelligible

imposible to hear/understand

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frivolous

not having any serious purpose or value

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facetious

treating serious issues with inappropriate humor

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prevalent

in general use or acceptance; widespread

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jaded

tired or bored

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debauchery

excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures

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premonition

strong feeling that something is about to happen

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frugal

sparing in regard to money or food

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cognizant

being aware of

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famished

extremely hungry

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stringent

precise, strict, exacting

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vex

to annoy

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reconcile

restore friendly relations

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reverence (revered)

deep respect for someone or something

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apprehensive

anxious or fearful that something bad will happen

75

quintessential

the most typical example of
epitome

76

circumventing

find a way around (an obstacle)

77

spurious

not being what it purports to be; false or fake

78

preempt

take action in order to prevent (an anticipated event) from happening; forestall

79

megalomaniac

a person obsessed with their own power

80

Crucial; of vital importance

imperative

81

Strict demeanor

austere

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serious in an authoritative way

stern

83

to speak in an angry disapproving way

scold

84

unpredictably liable to change

volatile

85

impossible to disentagle

inextricable

86

the truthfulness of

verity

87

to make up

arbitrate

88

instinctive

visceral

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based on what one feels to be true

intuative

90

natural quality; to be innate

intrinsic

91

pay attention to detail; fastidious

scrupulous

92

enthusiasm of a group

morale

93

unsettling stange

uncanny

94

vengeful punishment

retribution

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to be controversial

contentious

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comfort or consolation in time of distress

solace

97

too great to be expressed by words

ineffable

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something that causes pain of suffering

affliction

99

lonely, solitary

reclusive

100

without doubt

unequivocally

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related to intense feeling or passion

ardently

102

a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing

euphemism

103

enthusiasm in pursuit

zeal

104

tempt by offering

entice

105

tease with the promise of something unobtainable

tantalize

106

equal in seriousness.

tantamount

107

state of being unwilling to believe someting

incredulity

108

near or proximal

vicinity

109

make someone or something seem unimportant

bellitle

110

get used to conditions

acclimate

111

extremely great number

myriad

112

extremely small

infinitesimaly

113

harsh or discordant mixture of sounds

cacophony

114

disagreeing or incongruous.
abrasive and jarring because of a lack of harmony

discordant

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discordant

disagreeing or incongruous.
abrasive and jarring because of a lack of harmony

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angry or dissatisfied

disgruntled

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difficult to find

elusive

118

producing much fruit or foliage or many offspring

prolific

119

existing since the beginning of time

primordial

120

to become septic, infected with bacteria

fester

121

easily influenced

maleable

122

to reach climax

culminate

123

not harmful, benign(kind)

innocuous

124

having to do with the head

cephalic

125

old; outdated

archaic

126

energetic activity; intensity
physical strength and good health

vigor

127

showing care and thought for the future

prudent

128

firmly held belief or opinion

conviction

129

not clearly visible

inconspicuous

130

quality of being good
the inherent rights and wrongs of a matter

merit

131

waste

squander

132

showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others

callous

133

able of being touched; tangible

palpable

134

lacking the ability or strength to move

inert

135

wrong

erroneous

136

curious

inquisitive

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enjoyment or vigor in doing something
he sang with gusto

gusto

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enjoyment or vigor in doing something
he sang with gusto

ghastly

139

imposible to hear/understand

unintelligible

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not having any serious purpose or value
"rules to stop frivolous lawsuits"

frivolous

141

treating serious issues with inappropriate humor

facetious

142

in general use or acceptance; widespread

prevalent

143

based on or in accordance with what is generally done or believed

conventional

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conventional

based on or in accordance with what is generally done or believed

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tired or bored

jaded

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excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures

debauchery

147

strong feeling that something is about to happen

premonition

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sparing in regard to money or food

frugal

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being aware of

cognizant

150

extremely hungry

famished

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precise, strict, exacting

stringent

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to annoy

vex

153

restore friendly relations

reconcile

154

deep respect for someone or something

reverence (revered)

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anxious or fearful that something bad will happen

apprehensive

156

the most typical example of; epitome

quintessential

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find a way around (an obstacle)

circumvent

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not being what it purports to be; false or fake

spurious

159

take action in order to prevent (an anticipated event) from happening; forestall

preempt

160

a person obsessed with their own power

magalomaniac

161

nefarious

wicked or criminal; heinous
"the nefarious activities of the organized-crime syndicates"

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wicked or criminal; heinous
"the ------- activities of the organized-crime syndicates"

nefarious

163

prevalent

widespread in a particular area at a particular time
"the social ills --------- in society today"

164

mitigate

make less severe, serious, or painful.

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make less severe, serious, or painful.

mitigate

166

exacerbate

make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.

167

make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.

exacerbate

168

impervious

unable to be affected by.

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unable to be affected by.

impervious

170

affinity

a spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something.

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a spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something.

affinity

172

vacuous/vapid

having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence

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having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence

vacuous/vapid

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proliferation

rapid increase in numbers.

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rapid increase in numbers.

proliferation

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egregious

outstandingly bad (worse than nefarious)

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outstandingly bad (worse than nefarious)

egregious

178

synonymous

having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language.

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having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language.

synonymous

180

contrived

deliberately created rather than arising naturally or spontaneously.
created or arranged in a way that seems artificial and unrealistic.
"the ending of the novel is too pat and contrived"

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deliberately created rather than arising naturally or spontaneously.
created or arranged in a way that seems artificial and unrealistic.
"the ending of the novel is too pat and contrived"

contrived

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vestige

a trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists.

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a trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists.

vestige

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advent

the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event.

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the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event.

advent

186

venerated

regard with great respect; revere.
"Mother Teresa is venerated as a saint"

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regard with great respect; revere.

venerated

188

covert

not openly acknowledged or displayed.
"covert operations against the dictatorship"

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not openly acknowledged or displayed.

covert

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fallibility

the tendency to make mistakes or be wrong.
"technology is not a cure for human fallibility"

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the tendency to make mistakes or be wrong.

fallibility

192

inimical

tending to obstruct or harm.
"actions inimical to our interests"

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tending to obstruct or harm.

inimical

194

nuanced

characterized by subtle shades of meaning or expression.
"Lowe's work has gradually grown more nuanced"

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characterized by subtle shades of meaning or expression.

nuanced

196

Mitigate

Make less severe, serious, or painfull

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Make less severe, serious, or painful

Mitigate

198

lascivious

feeling or revealing an overt and often offensive sexual desire.

199

feeling or revealing an overt and often offensive sexual desire.

lascivious

200

travesty

a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.

201

a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.

travesty

202

punitive

inflicting or intended as punishment.
"he called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc"

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inflicting or intended as punishment.

punitive

204

accrued

(of sums of money of benefits) be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time

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(of sums of money of benefits) be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time

accrued

206

marauding

going about in search of things to steal or people to attack.
"marauding gangs of youths"
synonyms: predatory, rapacious, thieving, plundering, pillaging, looting, freebooting, piratical
"marauding Mongols destroyed their village"

207

going about in search of things to steal or people to attack.

marauding

208

obstinate

stubborn

209

to be stubborn

obstinate

210

prosaic

having the style or diction of prose; lacking poetic beauty.

211

having the style or diction of prose; lacking poetic beauty.

prosaic