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Prevaricate

v. to speak misleadingly or in an evasive way

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Expatiate

v. speak or write at length or detail

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Drawl

v. speak slowly with words running together; n. a slow, lazy way of speaking or an accent with unusually prolonged vowel sounds

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Picayune

adj. petty, worthless

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Epithet

n. an adjective or descriptive phrase used as a label to express the essential nature of

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Asperity

n. harshness of tone or manner

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Noxious

adj. harmful; poisonous

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Inveterate

adj. (of a feeling or habit) long-established and unlikely to change

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Credulous

adj. gullible

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Credulity

n. gullibility

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adj. expressing dry, especially mocking humor

Wry

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n. the study of dramatic composition

Dramaturgy

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n. a person of obscure origin who has gained wealth, influence, or celebrity

Parvenus

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adj. grimly mocking or cynical

Sardonic

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n. a small group of people or things

Covey

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n. speck or small amount

Mote

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n. a store of valuable or delightful things

Trove

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n. the final part of a play, movie, or narrative

Denouement

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n. one who encourages or assists someone to commit a crime

Abettor

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n. state of inactivity, disuse, or suspension

Abeyance

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adj. (of a feeling or a memory) lasting a long time

Abiding

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v. solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim)

Abjured

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v. to scrape or wear away by friction or erosion

Abrade

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v. to repeal or do away with; cancel

Abrogate

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adj. wary and unwilling to take risks; cautious; considering all sides

Circumspect

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v. to restrict (something) within limits

Circumscribe

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v. walk all the way around (something)

Circumambulate

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n. the scar of a healed wound

Cicatrix

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n. a choir or choral society; simple hymns

Chorales

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adj. bad-tempered or irritable

Choleric