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Abridge

To shorten
Diminish

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Alacrity

Prompt and cheerful response

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Antipathy

A dislike or distaste for someone/someone

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Augment

Make greater or supplement

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Bombastic

Using inflated language in a pompous manner

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Decry

To speak against

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Eclectic

Coming from a variety of diverse sources

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Enhance

To make better or improve

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Euphonious

Pleasant or agreeable

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Fervid

Burning
Impassioned

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Impecunious

Without money

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Ingratiate

Make an effort to gain good favor with someone

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Luxuriate

Abundant in growth
Very fertile

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Paltry

Petty
Worthless

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Pedantic

Showing off ones learning
Too concerned with detail

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Placid

Peaceful
Calm

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Preclude

To make impossible

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Promontory

Land or rock projecting into body of water

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Raze

To completely destroy

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Secular

Non religious
Worldly

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Static

Having no motion
Showing little change

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Tact

Acting appropriate or tasteful in delicate situations

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Torpid

Sluggish
Inactive

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Vindicated

Cleared of accusations or charges

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Vindictive

Revengeful
Spiteful