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adv) with suspicion, distrust, or disapproval

askance

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v) to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force, intensity, or value

attenuate

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adj) gentle, kind; forgiving, understanding; having a favorable or beneficial effect; not malignant

benign

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v) to find fault in a petty way, carp
n) a trivial objection or criticism

cavil

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n) one who feigns knowledge or ability; a pretender, impostor, or quack

charlatan

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v) to kill or destroy a large part of

decimate

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n) a weak point, failing, minor flaw

foible

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v) to do without, abstain from, give up

forgo

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adj) full of or loaded with; accompanied by

fraught

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v) to toughen, harden; to render used to something by long subjection or exposure

inure

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adj) emitting or reflecting light, glowing; illuminating

luminous

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adj) marked by slavish attentiveness; excessively submissive, often for purely self-interested reasons

obsequious

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adj) blunt, not coming to a point; slow or dull in understanding; measuring between 90 degrees and 180 degrees; not causing a sharp impression

obtuse

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v) to swing back and forth with a steady rhythm; to fluctuate or waver

oscillate

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adj) regretful for one's sins or mistakes;
n) one who is sorry for wrongdoing

penitent

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adj) having the nature of a command that leaves no opportunity for debate, denial, or refusal; offensively self-assured, dictatorial; determined, resolute

peremptory

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v) to snub; to repel, drive away;
n) a curt rejection, a check

rebuff

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v) to engage in reconnaissance; to make a preliminary inspection

reconnoiter

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n) a slaughterhouse; a place of mass bloodshed; a state of complete disorder and confusion, mess

shambles

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adj) occurring at irregular intervals, having no set plan or order

sporadic

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v) to repeal, cancel, declare null and void

abrogate

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adj) completely surrounding, encompassing

ambient

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n) roughness, severity, bitterness or tartness

asperity

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v) to make smooth or glossy by rubbing, polish;
n) gloss, brightness, luster

burnish

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n) a small group working in secret

cabal

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adj) delightful, highly enjoyable; deliciously flavored, savory;
n) an appealing or appetizing food or dish

delectable

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v) to express mild disapproval; to belittle

deprecate

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n) loose bits and pieces of material resulting from disintegration or wearing away; fragments that result from any destruction

detritus

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adj) overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling

ebullient

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adj) drawn from different sources;
n) one whose beliefs are drawn from various sources

eclectic

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adj) limp, not firm; lacking vigor or effectiveness

flaccid

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adj) having little or no money

impecunious

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adj) inflexible, beyond influence; relentless, unyeilding

inexorable

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adj) dying, on the way out

moribund

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n) one who claims to reveal or influence the future through magic, especially communication with the dead; in general, a magician or wizard

necromancer

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adj) burdensome; involving hardship or difficulty

onerous

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adj) common, prevalent, widespread, happening often; full, abounding; plentiful, abundant, replete

rife

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n, pl) the parts of any subject or discipline that are learned first; the earliest stages of anything

rudiments

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v) to set apart, separate for a special purpose; to take possession of and hold in custody

sequester

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v) to get rid of something unwanted, delete; to sift through to obtain what is desirable; to remove the chaff from the wheat by blowing air on it; to blow on, fan

winnow

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adj) pertaining to beauty; sensitive or responsive to beauty

aesthetic

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adj) no longer in existence or functioning, dead

defunct

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v) to frustrate, thwart, or defeat; to confuse, perplex, or embarrass

discomfit

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v) to take up and support; to become attached to, adopt; to marry

espouse

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n) an object believed to have magical powers; an object of unreasoning devotion or reverence

fetish

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adj) living together in a herd or group; sociable, seeking the company of others

gregarious

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adj) marked by a persistent absence of good luck

hapless

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adj) faultless, beyond criticism or blame

impeccable

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v) to trouble with demands; to bed for insistently

importune

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v) to insert between other parts or things; to present as an addition or correction

interpolate

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adj) incapable of being repaired or rectified

irreparable

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adj) concise, using few words

laconic

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v) to become weak, feeble, or dull; to droop; to be depressed or dispirited; to suffer neglect

languish

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adj) given to lying or deception; untrue

mendacious

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n) the lowest point

nadir

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adj) present in all places at all times

omnipresent

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adj) done in a superficial or halfhearted manner; without interest or enthusiasm

perfunctory

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adj) expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy

plaintive

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v) to make suitable repayment, as for a kindness, service, or favor; to make retaliation, as for an injury or wrong; to reciprocate

requite

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adj) equivalent, having the same meaning, value, or effect

tantamount