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ABHOR
(chore)

To hate very much, to detest utterly
-v.

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ABSTRUSE
(Moose)

Hard to understand
-adj.

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ABRIDGE
(Bridge)

To shorten; to condense; to diminish; to curtail
-v.

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ENTICE
(Mice)

To lure, to attract, to tempt in a pleasing fashion.
-v.

4

ADJUNCT
(Add junk)

Something connected or added to another in a subordinate position; an assistants
-n.

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ABUT
(Butt)

To border upon; to adjoin
-v.

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AJAR
(Jar)

Partially open.
-adj.

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ACCOLADE
(Lemonade)

An award, an honor; approval, praise
-n.

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AFFINITY
(Fin tea)

A natural attraction; kinship; similarity
-n.

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HOARD
"Store"

To accumulate for future use; stockpile
-v.

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LAMENT
"Cement"

To express sorrow or regret; to mourn
-v.

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VERBATIM
"Vern's bat"

Using exactly the same words, word for word
-adv.

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ALTERCATION
(Altar)

A heated quarrel
-n.

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AMBIANCE
(Ambulance)

Mood, feeling, general atmosphere
-n.

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AMENABLE
(Mean bull)

Agreeable, responsible to authority, pleasant, willing to give in to the wishes of another
-adj.

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BALLISTICS
(Lipstick)

The study of dynamics or flight characteristics or projectiles
-n.

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BALM
(Palm)

Something that heals or comforts; soothing; an oil or ointment
-adj./n.

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BELEAGUER
(Big leaguer)

To besiege; beset, surround, harass
-v.

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BLATHER
(Lather)

To talk nonsensically
-v.

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BUCOLIC
(Bulls frolic)

Rural or rustic in nature, country-like
-adj.

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CACHE
(Cash)

A hiding place, or the objects hidden in a place
-n.

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CAJOLE
(Parole)

To weedle, coax, or persuade someone to do something they didn't want to do.
-v.

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CAPACIOUS
(Caps spacious)

Roomy, able to hold much.
-adj.

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CATHARSIS
(Cats and horses)

An emotional or physiological cleansing that brings relief or renewal.
-n.