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Anathema

1. A person or thing that is detested or loathed
2. A curse or an execration

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Assignation

1. An appointment to meet someone in secret
2. The allocation of someone being related to something

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Convivial

1. Friendly; agreeable
2. Fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company
3. Of or befitting a feast; festive
The students were surprised when the teacher that everyone said was mean turned out to be very convivial.

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coup

1. an unexpected highly successful act or move.
2. A brave deed performed by a single warrior where he is not touched by another warrior.
3. (Verb) To overturn or upset.
The coup outside the castle wall was a perfect distraction while the thieves broke in.

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fortitude

1. courage in pain or adversity.
She endured her illness with great fortitude.

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Inscrutable

1. Not able to be examined, investigated, or understood
The inscrutable murder case couldn't be solved.
2. Not being able to see through physically
The inscrutable darkness ahead was frightning

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Iaconic

1. using or involving the use of a minimums of words, terse
She had a reputation for being laconic.

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Maternalism

1. The qualities of a mother.
Her materialism caused her to have a strong instinct to protect her children.

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Mundane

1. Being of this earthly world rather than a heavenly one. (Common, ordinary, dull.)
As the emperor was carried by on his litter, all of the peasants bowing around him began to seem more and more mundane.

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Proliferate

1. To grow or produce rapidly
The president wants his votes to proliferate.

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Proximity

1. Nearness in place, time, order, occurrence or relation.
Marietta is close in proximity to Atlanta.

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Query

1. a question
The teacher responded to my query.

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Resiliance

1.to be able to recover quickly (for a substance, it's original shape after being stretched or pulled) (for a person, recovering to being healthy again after something bad happens)

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Reverential

1. Having awe towards something.
Those fortunate enough to have seen it still talk about it, in almost reverential tones.

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Sentient

To be aware or conscious
2. To be able to see, hear, touch, smell, and hear. To have use of all senses.

Though the doctors were convinced he was under anthestesia, the patient was completely sentient.

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Subjugation

1. The act of controlling or enslaving.

The Romans held the neighboring tribes in subjugation.

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Symbiosis

1. the living together of two dissimilar organisms, as in mutualism, commensalism, amensalism, or parasitism.
Clown fish and anemones live in symbiosis.

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Telepathy

1. To be able to communicate with your mind.
Telepathy would be better than passing notes in class.

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Transience

1. The state of being temporary, not long lasting or permanent
The transience of the passing feeling surprised the woman.