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1

Shunt

-- verb

1) to shove something out of the way.

2

Lascivious

-- adjective

1) inclined to lustfulness: a lascivious, girl-chasing old man.

3

Rive / Riven (Past tense)

-- verb

1) to tear apart: to rive meat from a bone.

4

Inculpate

-- verb

1) to charge/incriminate.

5

Virulent

-- adjective

1) actively poisonous; intensely noxious: a virulent insect bite.

6

(put/throw something into) Stark relief

-- verb phrase

1) to make something very obvious: The episode throws into stark relief the enormous cultural divide between these two communities.

7

Eke out

-- verb phrase

1) to make or support laboriously: They managed to eke out a living by farming a small piece of land.

8

Predecessor

-- noun

1) a person who precedes another in an office/position/etc.

9

Prevalence

-- noun

1) the condition of being widespread: the prevalence of AIDS in developing countries.

10

Dysphoric

-- noun

1) a state of dissatisfaction/anxiety/restlessness/fidgeting.

11

Triumvirate

-- noun

1) any group or set of three.

12

Equilibrate

-- verb

1) to balance

13

Disquiet

-- noun

1) lack of calm/peace/ease; anxiety/uneasiness.

-- verb

2) to deprive of calmness, equanimity, or peace; disturb: The news disquieted him.

14

Platitude

-- noun

1) a flat, dull, or trite remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh or profound: the platitude of most political oratory.

15

Fusillade

-- noun

1) a general discharge or outpouring of anything: a fusillade of questions.

16

Loathsome

-- adjective

1) causing feelings of loathing: a loathsome skin disease.

17

Belabor

-- verb

1) to do something more than is necessary: He kept belaboring the point long after we had agreed.

18

Interrogate

-- verb

1) to examine by questions: The police captain interrogated the suspect.

19

Vanguard

-- noun

1) the leaders of any intellectual or political movement.

20

Conversant

-- adjective

1) familiar by use or study (usually followed by with): conversant with Spanish history.

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