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Ingrate

n. ungrateful person

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Inimical

adj. tending to obstruct or harm

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Iniquitous

adj. grossly unfair and morally wrong

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Inscrutable

adj. impossible to understand or interpret

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Insentient

adj. unfeeling or incapable of understanding things; inanimate

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Insipid

adj. dull; bland

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Insolent

adj. showing a rude and lack of respect

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Insolvent

adj. unable to pay debts owed

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Insuperable

adj. (of a difficulty or obstacle) impossible to overcome

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Peppery

adj. (of a person) irritable and sharp tongued

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Percipient

adj. (of a person) having a good understanding of things; perceptive; insightful

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Perdition

n. damnation

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Perfidy

n. deceitfulness; untrustworthiness; treachery

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Peripatetic

n. or adj. nomadic

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Pernicious

adj. destructive esp. in a gradual or subtle way; harmful

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Persnickety

adj. placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details; fastidious; fussy

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Perspicacious

adj. having a ready insight into and understanding of things

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Perspicacity

n. insight; shreadness

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Teeming

v. be full or swarming with

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Teetotalism

adj. total absence from alcohol

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Temerity

n. excessive confidence; audacity

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Temper

v. moderate

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Tendentious

adj. expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, esp. a controversial one; dogmatic; biased

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Protean

adj. tending or able to change frequently or easily; changing

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Prostration

n. lying face down; be overcome with extreme weakness or emotional exhaustion

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Prosody

n. study of versification; the patterns of rhythm and sound in poetry and language

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Proselyte

n. a person who has converted from one opinion to another

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Prosaic

adj. lacking poetic beauty; commonplace

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Propitious

adj. giving or indicating a good chance of success

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Propitiate

v. appease; try to gain favor

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Prolixity

n. wordiness

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Proletarian

n. member of the working class

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Progeny

n. offspring

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Profligate

adj. licentious or dissolute people; adj. recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources

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Gambol

v. frolic; leap about playfully

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Gambit

n. opening move; transaction

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Galleon

n. ancient type of sailing ship

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Gall

n. bitterness (bad feeling); bold, impudent behavior; annoyance

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Gadfly

n. an annoying person esp. one who provokes others into action by criticism

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Fusillade

n. or v. long bursts of gunfire

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Furtive

adj. attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically beacause of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble

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Furrow

n. a long narrow trench made in the ground by a polw; groove

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Fulmination

n. an expression of vehement protest

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Fulminate

v. express vehement protest

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Agglomerate

v. collect or form into a mass or group

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Affected

v. influence or imitate; have an effect on or move emotionally; adj. influenced or touched by an external factor

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Adumbrated

v. report or represent in outline; foreshadow

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Admonitory

adj. giving or conveying a warning or reprimand

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Adjuvant

n. a substance that enhances the body’s immune response to an antigen

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Adduce

v. cite as evidence

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Addlepated

adj. lacking common sense

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Addled

v. or adj. confuse

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Fettered

v. restraint or check on someone’s freedom to do something

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Imputation

n. a representation (esp something undesirable) as being done, caused, or possessed by someone; attribute

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Palliative

adj. a remedy that improves but doesn’t cure

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Sobriquets

n. a person’s nickname

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Mien

n. a person’s look or manner esp. one of a particular kind indicating their character or mood

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Dilettantes

n. a person with an amateur interest in the arts without real commitment or knowledge

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Fabulists

n. a person who tells fables; a liar esp. a person who invents elaborate stories

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Miser

n. a person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible

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Vassal

n. a holder of land by feudal tenure on conditions of homage and allegiance; a person or country in a subordinate position to another

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Cads

n. a man who behaves dishonorably, especially towards a woman

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Indelicate

adj. a lack of sensitive understanding or tact

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Ululation

n. a howl or wail of strong emotion

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Pantheon

n. a group of particularly respected, famous, or important people

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Pidgin

n. a grammatically simplified form of a language, used for communication between people not sharing a common language

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Amity

n. a friendly relationship

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Gaunt

adj. emaciated (thin and weak); bony and angular esp. because of suffering, hunger, or age

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Fissile

adj. easily split

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Pugnacious

adj. eager or quick to argue

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Vapid

adj. dull; uninspiring

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Droll

adj. curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement; n. a buffoon

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Sere

adj. dry or weathered

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Potable

adj. drinkable

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Dubious

adj. hesitating or doubtful

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Undergird

v. support

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Veneer

n. an attractive appearance that covers or disguises someone or something's true nature or feelings; surface coating

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Capitulate

v. surrender

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Dulcet

adj. (esp. of sound) sweet and soothing (often used ironically)

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Billowing

v. swelling; fluttering; n. a large undulating mass of something, typically cloud, smoke or steam; a large sea wave

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Celerity

n. swiftness of movement

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Turgid

adj. swollen or distended; tediously pompous or bombastic

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Doff

v. take off (an item of clothing)

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Deracinating

v. tear up something from the roots

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Moratorium

n. temporary prohibition or halt to activity

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Somniferous

adj. soporific; tending to induce sleep

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Calibrate

v. carefully assess, set, or adjust (something abstract); mark an accurate scale on a device

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Interminable

adj. (often used hyperbolically) never-ending

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Obstreperous

adj. noisy and boisterous , difficult to control

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Drivel

n. nonsensel talk nonsense

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Inexpedient

adj. not practical, suitable, or advisable

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Fitful

adj. occurring spasmodicallyl not continuous; stopping and starting

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Unwitting

adj. (of a person) not aware of the full facts; not deliberate

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n. ungrateful person

Ingrate

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adj. tending to obstruct or harm

Inimical

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adj. grossly unfair and morally wrong

Iniquitous

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adj. impossible to understand or interpret

Inscrutable

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adj. unfeeling or incapable of understanding things; inanimate

Insentient

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adj. dull; bland

Insipid

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adj. showing a rude and lack of respect

Insolent

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adj. unable to pay debts owed

Insolvent

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adj. (of a difficulty or obstacle) impossible to overcome

Insuperable

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adj. (of a person) irritable and sharp tongued

Peppery

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adj. (of a person) having a good understanding of things; perceptive; insightful

Percipient

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n. damnation

Perdition

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n. deceitfulness; untrustworthiness; treachery

Perfidy

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n. or adj. nomadic

Peripatetic

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adj. destructive esp. in a gradual or subtle way; harmful

Pernicious

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adj. placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details; fastidious; fussy

Persnickety

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adj. having a ready insight into and understanding of things

Perspicacious

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n. insight; shreadness

Perspicacity

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v. be full or swarming with

Teeming

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adj. total absence from alcohol

Teetotalism

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n. excessive confidence; audacity

Temerity

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v. moderate

Temper

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adj. expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, esp. a controversial one; dogmatic; biased

Tendentious

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adj. tending or able to change frequently or easily; changing

Protean

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n. lying face down; be overcome with extreme weakness or emotional exhaustion

Prostration

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n. study of versification; the patterns of rhythm and sound in poetry and language

Prosody

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n. a person who has converted from one opinion to another

Proselyte

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adj. lacking poetic beauty; commonplace

Prosaic

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adj. giving or indicating a good chance of success

Propitious

123

v. appease; try to gain favor

Propitiate

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n. wordiness

Prolixity

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n. member of the working class

Proletarian

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n. offspring

Progeny

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adj. licentious or dissolute people; adj. recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources

Profligate

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v. frolic; leap about playfully

Gambol

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n. opening move; transaction

Gambit

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n. ancient type of sailing ship

Galleon

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n. bitterness (bad feeling); bold, impudent behavior; annoyance

Gall

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n. an annoying person esp. one who provokes others into action by criticism

Gadfly

133

n. or v. long bursts of gunfire

Fusillade

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adj. attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically beacause of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble

Furtive

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n. a long narrow trench made in the ground by a polw; groove

Furrow

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n. an expression of vehement protest

Fulmination

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v. express vehement protest

Fulminate

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v. collect or form into a mass or group

Agglomerate

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v. influence or imitate; have an effect on or move emotionally; adj. influenced or touched by an external factor

Affected

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v. report or represent in outline; foreshadow

Adumbrated

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adj. giving or conveying a warning or reprimand

Admonitory

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n. a substance that enhances the body’s immune response to an antigen

Adjuvant

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v. cite as evidence

Adduce

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adj. lacking common sense

Addlepated

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v. or adj. confuse

Addled

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v. restraint or check on someone’s freedom to do something

Fettered

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n. a representation (esp something undesirable) as being done, caused, or possessed by someone; attribute

Imputation

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adj. a remedy that improves but doesn’t cure

Palliative

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n. a person’s nickname

Sobriquets

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n. a person’s look or manner esp. one of a particular kind indicating their character or mood

Mien

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n. a person with an amateur interest in the arts without real commitment or knowledge

Dilettantes

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n. a person who tells fables; a liar esp. a person who invents elaborate stories

Fabulists

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n. a person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible

Miser

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n. a holder of land by feudal tenure on conditions of homage and allegiance; a person or country in a subordinate position to another

Vassal

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n. a man who behaves dishonorably, especially towards a woman

Cads

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adj. a lack of sensitive understanding or tact

Indelicate

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n. a howl or wail of strong emotion

Ululation

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n. a group of particularly respected, famous, or important people

Pantheon

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n. a grammatically simplified form of a language, used for communication between people not sharing a common language

Pidgin

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n. a friendly relationship

Amity

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adj. emaciated (thin and weak); bony and angular esp. because of suffering, hunger, or age

Gaunt

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adj. easily split

Fissile

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adj. eager or quick to argue

Pugnacious

164

adj. dull; uninspiring

Vapid

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adj. curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement; n. a buffoon

Droll

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adj. dry or weathered

Sere

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adj. drinkable

Potable

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adj. hesitating or doubtful

Dubious

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v. support

Undergird

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n. an attractive appearance that covers or disguises someone or something's true nature or feelings; surface coating

Veneer

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v. surrender

Capitulate

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adj. (esp. of sound) sweet and soothing (often used ironically)

Dulcet

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v. swelling; fluttering; n. a large undulating mass of something, typically cloud, smoke or steam; a large sea wave

Billowing

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n. swiftness of movement

Celerity

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adj. swollen or distended; tediously pompous or bombastic

Turgid

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v. take off (an item of clothing)

Doff

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v. tear up something from the roots

Deracinating

178

n. temporary prohibition or halt to activity

Moratorium

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adj. soporific; tending to induce sleep

Somniferous

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v. carefully assess, set, or adjust (something abstract); mark an accurate scale on a device

Calibrate

181

adj. (often used hyperbolically) never-ending

Interminable

182

adj. noisy and boisterous , difficult to control

Obstreperous

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n. nonsensel talk nonsense

Drivel

184

adj. not practical, suitable, or advisable

Inexpedient

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adj. occurring spasmodicallyl not continuous; stopping and starting

Fitful

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adj. (of a person) not aware of the full facts; not deliberate

Unwitting