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Breach

(N.) an opening; a violation or infraction (v.) to create an opening, break through

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Brigand

(N.) a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman

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Circumspect

(Adj.) careful, cautious

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Commandeer

(V.) to seize for military or official use

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Cumbersome

(Adj.) clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving

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Deadlock

(N.) a standstill resulting from the opposition if two equal forces (v.) to bring to such a standstill

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Debris

(N.) scattered fragments, wreckage

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Diffuse

(V.) to spread or scatter freely or widely; (adj.) wordy, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread

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Dilemma

(N.) a difficult or perplexing situation or problem

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Efface

V.) to wipe out, to keep oneself from being noticed

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Muddle

(V.) to make a mess of; muddle through: to get b; (n.) a hopeless mess

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Opinionated

(Adj.) stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having. A close mind

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Perennial

(Adj.) lasting for a long time, persistent; (n.) a plant that lives for many years

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Predispose

(V.) to incline beforehand

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Relinquish

(V.) to let go, give up

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Salvage

(V.) to save from from fire or shipwreck; (n.) properly this saved

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Spasmodic

(Adj.) sudden and violent, but brief; fitful; intermittent

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Spurious

(Adj.) not genuine, not true, not valid

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Unbridled

(Adj.) lacking in restraint

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Mediocre

(Adj.) average, ordinary, undistinguished

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Adjourn

(V.) to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place

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Alien

N. A citizen of another country; adj. foreign, strange

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Comely

Adj. having a pleasing appearance

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Compensate

V. To make up for, to repay for services

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Dissolute

Adj. loose in one's morals or behaviors

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Erratic

Adj. not regular or consistent, different from what is ordinarily expected, undependable

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Expulsion

N. The process of driving or forcing out

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Feint

N. A deliberately deceptive movement, a pretense; v. To make a deceptive movement, to make a pretense of

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Fodder

N. A food for horses or cattle; raw material designated for a certain purpose

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Fortify

V. To strengthen, build up

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Illegible

Adj. difficult or impossible to read

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Jeer

V. To make fun of rudely or unkindly; n. A rude remark or derision

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Lucrative

Adj. bringing in money, profitable

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Proliferate

V. To reproduce, increase, or speed rapidly

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Subjugate

V. To conquer by force, bring under compete control

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Sully

V. To soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch

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Tantalize

V. To tease, torment by teasing

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Terse

Adj. brief and to the point

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Unflinching

Adj. firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back

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Abridge

V. To make shorter

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Adherent

N. A follower, supporter adj. attached, sticking to

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Altercation

N. An angry argument

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Cherubic

Adj. resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent

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Condone

V. To pardon or overlook

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Dissent

V. To disagree, n. Disagreement

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Eminent

Adj. famous, outstanding, distinguished, projecting

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Exorcise

V. To drive out by magic, dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive

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Fabricate

V. To make, manufacture; to make up; invent

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Gluttony

N. Engaging in extreme eating or drinking; greedy overindulgence

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Irate

Adj. angry

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Marauder

N. A raider, plunderer

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Pauper

N. An extremely poor person

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Pilfer

V. To steal in small quantities

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Rift

N. A split, break, breach

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Semblance

N. A likeness; an outward appearance; an apparition

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Surmount

V. To overcome, rise above

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Terminate

V. To being to an end

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Trite

Adj. commonplace; overused, stale

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Usurp

V. To seize and hold a position by force or without right

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Admonish

(V.) to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty