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Cohort

A friend or companion. A group used in a study who have something in commonThe police arrested the gang leader and his cohortsThe prospects of their Cohorts outside the middle east were more hopeful

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Erudite

Haing or showing knowledge learned by studyingThe most xxxxxx people in medical research attended the conference

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AMBIVALENT

Having conflitinctin or mixed feelings towards somethingYou were hadly xxxxxx yesterday

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Haing or showing knowledge learned by studyingThe most xxxxxx people in medical research attended the conference

Erudite

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HEINOUS

Hateful or shockingly EvilThey committed a xxxxx crime

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Protract

To prolong in time or space. To extend forward and outwardThe highway project was xxxxxxed by years of litigation

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Nefarious

Evil or immoralThere have always been instances of nefarious types taking control. Eg a nefarious scheme to cheat people.

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Vacillated

Ie to waver in mind or opinion. To be indicisive or irresolute. the prime minister xxxxxx

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ubiquitous

being every where at the same timeThe company's adds are xxxxxSmart phones have become xxxxxHot dogs are inexpensive, portable and xxxxxx

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Exonerated

To prove someone is not guilty of a crime or responsible for a problemThe DNA results exonerated the man

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CESPOOL or CESPIT

A tank to dispose of sewageYouÍre a walking xxxxx

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Herald

1. An official messenger2. A person or thing that announces.They xxxxxxed a new islamic caliphateA good newspaper is a xxxxx of truth

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INCITE

To stir or encourageor provokeThey are xxxxxxx violence

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Behemoth

something very big or powerfulThe SUV car is a xxxxx that doesnÍt even fit a parking spaceShes a xxxxx that cant even fit into her chair

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Hateful or shockingly EvilThey committed a xxxxx crime

HEINOUS

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Retisent

1. Reluctant or restrained. 2. To be silent or not speak freelyThe company has always been reticent about its internal operations and now being investigatedHe is by nature a reticent person. His friends are conspicuously restisent to discuss him in public

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SOIREE

An evening party or other gathering given usually at a private house, She attended one of here afternoon xxxxx at the pub

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Inculcated

To teach and impress by frequent repetitionsThe teacher xxxxxx in her students the importance of good study habits

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Smite

To hit, hurt, kill, punishIsreal could xxxxx its enemies in any way it chooses

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Producing a loud, Clear, Deep Sounds1. the XXXX tones of the piano2. He has a deep, XXXX voice.3. His words were XXXX with meaning.

RESONANT

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SEMBLANCE

Actual or apparent resemblance. Being like something but not fully the same1. Tried to project some XXXXX of confidence even though public speaking terrified her2. Has been struggling to get some XXXXX of justice for his people

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Not logical. Not reasonable. Changing quickly and often. A XXXXX tax regimeXXXXX windsA XXXX manager

Capricious

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Chronicle

A factual written account of historical events in order of their occurrence. Eg. His work xxxxs 20th century migration. Eg. The groom hired a photographer to xxxx the event.

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Lurid

Causing shock or disgustShining or glowing in an unpleasant colourIn order to avoid xxxxxx headlines about cars crashing. A xxxxxx tale of violence.

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Incensed

Very angry / enraged. Eg. IG was so incensed he could barely describe the situation.

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Intransigent

Unwilling or refusing to change ones views or unwilling to agree. Eg Ivan was xxxx on the subject of Xstrata share ratio.

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Redacted

To adape by obscuring or removing sensitive info prior publication or releaseTo censore for legal or security purposesEg a XXXXX verion of the contract

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Surreptitious

Kept secret because wouldn't be approved. Eg he xxxxxly checked his emails under the table. 

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Enclave

An area with people who are different from the people in the areas around it.Gaza is a narrow costal xxxxx.

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A piece of music played or sang in the open air. Typically by a man, at night, to his beloved. Eg. The guests were xxxxed by Elton Jhon.

Serenade

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CONTRAVENE

1. To act or be counter to, 2. To oppose in argument, XXXX a direct order.XXXXed the proposal.

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Defang

To make harmless Israel trying to xxxx Hamas.

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Evangelists

1. A person or preacher trying to convince ppl to become christian2. Someone who talks about something with great enthusiasm

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Cataclysmic

A large scale event that causes change or upheaval. Eg. The accident was a xxxx event that forced her to reevaluate.

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Capricious

Not logical. Not reasonable. Changing quickly and often. A XXXXX tax regimeXXXXX windsA XXXX manager

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Pluralism

Where people of different race, religion, social classes live togetherHe embraces religious xxxxxxx

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Perennial

Lasting for a long or seemingly infinite time. Enduring or continually recurring. Eg. His xxxx mistrust of the media. Eg. He's a xxx student.

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Antsy

Agitated, restless, impatient

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Convulse

To shake or agitate violently and without controleg. Convulsed by war....

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Stoic

A person who can ensure hardship or pain without showing feeling or complaining. Eg. His mind whirled, then snapped back into its familiar xxxx place

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Unwilling or refusing to change ones views or unwilling to agree. Eg Ivan was xxxx on the subject of Xstrata share ratio.

Intransigent

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PUNITIVE

1. intended to punish someone or something2. extremely or unfairly severe or high1. The federal government will take XXXXX action against the company that polluted the river.2. Lobbyists complain that the bill would impose XXXXXX taxes on the industry.

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Juggernaut

A huge powerful and overwhelming force. Eg the xxxx of public expenditure.

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Devout

Loyal to something. Or Deeply religios. Serious and sincere.his xxxxxx wish to help people in need. Eg xxxxx fans of the team.

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Custodian

A person who has responsibility for or looks after something. Such as a museum, financial assets, culture of tradition. Eg. Mom is the xxxx of Jewish traditions in our family. Eg. He's the xxxxx of debauchery and bad behaviour.

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ABOMINABLE

Very Bad or unpleasant. XXXX weather.B. XXXX treatment of the poor

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Ramshackle

Bad condition and needs repair. Not carefully madeHis campaign was a ramshackle my comparison. The movie had a ramshackle plot which was confusing.

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DEBACLE

A complete collapse or failure1. After the XXXX of his first novel, he had trouble getting a publisher for his next book.2. the financial XXXX that was the stock market crash of 19293. What a XXXX. Next thing he knew, one of the patients would turn up dead

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Serenade

A piece of music played or sang in the open air. Typically by a man, at night, to his beloved. Eg. The guests were xxxxed by Elton Jhon.

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VINDICATE

To clear one of accusaiton by giving justification or evidenceHes been xxxxxx

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RESONANT

Producing a loud, Clear, Deep Sounds1. the XXXX tones of the piano2. He has a deep, XXXX voice.3. His words were XXXX with meaning.

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VENERABLE

Old and respectedHe joined a xxxxx law firm

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Causing shock or disgustShining or glowing in an unpleasant colourIn order to avoid xxxxxx headlines about cars crashing. A xxxxxx tale of violence.

Lurid

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Solicited

Ask for or try obtain something. Eg. He called a meeting to xxx their views.

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Bad condition and needs repair. Not carefully madeHis campaign was a ramshackle my comparison. The movie had a ramshackle plot which was confusing.

Ramshackle

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Antiquated

Very old and no longer useful or popular or accepted. He has some pretty antiquated opinions about the businessHe has some xxxxx opinions on politicsI saw an xxxxx paper making machine

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IMPETUOUS

A sudden or rash or violent actionHe made an impetuous decision

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LITANY

A resonant or repetitive ChantA xxxxxof Cheerings. . A xxxxx of compalints

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Reprehensible

Verty bad and deserving strong criticismIt was xxxxx behaviour

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LAMBASTE

To Critize someone, something very harshly1. The coach XXXXXd the team for its poor play.2. They wrote several letters XXXXXing the new law.

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Agitated, restless, impatient

Antsy

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admonish

a. To warn or reprimand firmlyb. To advise or urge someone earnestlyA My doctor is always XXXXing me to eat more healthyB She XXXXXed me for appearing at breakfast unshavenC He XXXXXXed the people against the evil of such practices

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Actual or apparent resemblance. Being like something but not fully the same1. Tried to project some XXXXX of confidence even though public speaking terrified her2. Has been struggling to get some XXXXX of justice for his people

SEMBLANCE

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Squelch

The sound of tracking through the mud. Eg. The guests xxxx across the lawn.

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innoculate

The best way to xxxx against this virus is by teaching critical thought. It may take a day or two for hte new anti virus softage to xxxx them against the latest threats.

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corroborate

To make more certain or confirm.He xxxxxxd my account of the incidentThere is demographic data available to xxxxx this possibility.

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Incredulous

indicating or showing disbelieve.her xxxxx smile. She was xxxx of her husbands story.

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proliferate

to increase in number and sperad rapidly. eg. social media continues to xxxxx at an increasing rate.

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Hubris

excessive pride or self confidence, arrogance. EG. it doesnt really matter whether its from greed, XXXX or arrogance. EG. They media outlests are blasting the director for falling prey to xxxxx.

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Lament

to feel or express sorrow or regreteg. the factory workers xxxx the move to automated practices.

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placate

to appease by concesssion or conciliatory gesture. eg. attempts to xxxx them with special dividends failed. Eg. banksers are desperately trying to xxxx their critics.

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Impregnable

strong enough to withstand attack, unconquerable. eg. their vaults are xxxxeg. the structure is xxx to the monsoon winds

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repudiate

to reject as having no authority or binding force, disown, reject. eg. to xxxx a charge as untrue. eg. the paintiffs motion is to xxxx the settlement agreement. eg. to reject this notion is to xxxx the principles of science.

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Dogmatic

opinionated and tending to force ones owns opinions on the subjectEG. youre very xxxx on the subject

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On a razors edge

In an uncertain and dangerous situation. Eg his career is on a razors edge.

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Bombastic

High sounding but with little meaning. Eg. Inflated xxxx rhetoric. Eg. Xxx music that drowned out what anyone was saying. Eg. Xxx as he was at times, he knew his limitations.

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Conscrict

Make narrower esp by encircling. Eg. The chemicals xxx the blood vessels. Eg. The new govt regulation has xxxed the supply of coal.

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Enumerate

To mention one by one. Eg. There is no time to xxx all of his works.

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Wade

Walk with effort through water or substance. Eg he xxxxed out to the boat. He xxxxed laboriously through a long piece of writing.

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Seance

A meeting at which people attempt to make contact with the dead

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Temerity

suggests boldness arising from rashness and contempt of danger. Also reckless / rash/ audacity. Eg. He had the xxxx to refuse. Eg. Maybe it's high time someone had the xxx to call this sacred cow a nightmare.Eg. some restaurants had the xxxx to serve halal without telling customers. Then they congratulate themselves on their xxx.

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Endemic

Of a disease or condition. Eg. Complacency is xxxx in industry today. Eg. The tendency to rationalise their actions is xxxx in that culture.

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Reproach

Express ones disapproval. Eg. Her friends xxxxed her for not thinking of her family. Eg. His wife xxxxxed him with cowardice. Eg. He gave her a look of xxxx

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Transitory

Not permanent.Eg. Xxxx periods of medieval greatness.

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Raucous

Making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise. Eg. Xxxx yachts. Eg. Our corner was quiet and intelligent while everybody else was xxxx

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Ensconce

To establish or settle in a comfortable place. Eg. Nola xxxxd herself in the bedroom. Eg. They were xxxxxd in the ivory towers while we were on the ground.

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Inexorable

Impossible to prevent or persuade or affect or stopEg1. The seemingly xxxx march of new technology.Eg2. The doctors were xxx and there was nothing that could be done.Eg3. One xxxx rule of etiquette is that you must talk to your next door neighbor at a dinner table.Eg4. The connection between the two is xxxx : the airplane must bank to turn, and when it is banked, it must turn.

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Sanguine

Cheerfully optimistic. Eg. They are not xxx about the prospect. Eg. His xxxxness about those price declines surprised me.

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Cajole

Persuade someone by coaxing or flattery. Eg. He hopes to xxx her into selling him her house.

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Siphon

A tube used to convey fluid up from the source and then down to a Lower level. Eg. The traders were xxxxing some of the profits.

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High octane

Powerful and dynamic.Eg. A xxx xxx 40 year old. Eg. He loved the xxx xxx ambiance of the camaraderie.

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Conflate

Combine two or more sets of ideas or texts.Eg. The urban crisis xxxxs a number of different social, economic and political issues.

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Making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise. Eg. Xxxx yachts. Eg. Our corner was quiet and intelligent while everybody else was xxxx

Raucous

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Unintelligible.

Impossible to understand. Eg the dolphins sounds are xxxx to humans. Eg. They spoke xxxx foreign languages.

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Incorrigible

Not able to change or be reformed. Eg. She's a xxxx flirt. Eg. It was the xxxx optimists who were the most irritating.

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Torrid

1. Very hot and dry. Eg. The xxx heat of the afternoon. 2. Unpleasant.eg he's had a xxx time. 3. Hard to contain or stop. The worlds most xxx economies. 4. Full of passion from sexual love. Eg a xxxx love affair.

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Indomitable

Impossible to subdue or defeat Eg. She's is a woman of xxxx spirit.Eg. When it comes to trading they are a shrewd and xxxx lot.

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Neurosis

A mild mental illness. Involves stress, depression, anxiety. But not a complete loss of touch with reality like psychosis.

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Vanquish

To defeat thoroughly. Eg. He successfully xxxxed his rivals.

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Precipitous

1. Dangerous, high or steep. 2. A change to a worse situation. 3 done suddenly and without careful consideration. Eg. The track skirted a xxxx drop. Eg. A xxxx slide in govt popularity. Eg. xxxx intervention. Eg. The market price dropped xxxly

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Credo

A statement of the beliefs or actions which guides someone. Eg. He announced his xxx in his editorial.Eg. The attitude I adopted on that fateful day has become my personal xxx for life.

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Slew (noun).

A large number of things.Eg. He has written a xxxx of books.

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Egregious

Very bad and easily noticeable Eg. the public perception is that too many corporate executives have committed xxxx breaches of trust by cooking the books. Eg. The students work was marred with xxxxx spelling errors.

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Precipice

: a very steep side of a mountain or cliff: a point where danger, trouble, or difficulty begins: a very steep or overhanging place: a hazardous situation; broadly : brinkEg. How did South Africa manage to turn back from the xxxx of apartheid. Eg. The Cambodian refugees where forced over the xxxx from which it would be almost impossible to turn back.

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Acrimonious

Bitter and angry. Eg the debate was more xxxx than professional.

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Tenuous

not certain, definite, or strong : flimsy, weak, or uncertainEg He has a xxxxx grasp on realityThe local theater has had a xxxxx existence in recent years.He could demonstrate only a xxxx claim to ownership

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Finagle

 : to get (something) in a clever or dishonest way. Or : to trick (someone) in order to get somethingEg. A con man xxxxx ed my neighbor out of four hundred dollars.Eg. let me look at my schedule and see if I can't xxxxx a visit to the museum>

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Sacrosanct

: too important and respected to be changed, criticized, etc.Eg. Israeli and Palestinians both view their national identities as xxxxx and more important than anything else. Eg. the government's most xxxx institutionsEg The tradition is regarded as xxxxx

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Polarise /polarising.

To cause people/opinions to form into different groups. Eg The war has xxxxxed the nation.Eg I think the new policy might xxxx the company even more than it is now.

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Vernacular

: of, relating to, or using the language of ordinary speech rather than formal writing: of or relating to the common style of a particular time, place, or groupWhat is the xxxx and why was it's use in writing important?The xxxxx is the everyday language people speak in a region. It is important because when authors began writing in xxxxxxx, many more people could read their work.

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Brevity

The quality of expressing a lot briefly and In few words. Ie tersnessEg. And that sentiment, in all its xxxx, summarizes the perpetual dilemma we face right now.For the sake of xxxx let me begin by saying. I enjoyed the xxxx of your newsletter this week.

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Evangelise

To preach Christianity / the word of God. The earliest attempt to xxxx the aborigines of Australia by a separate mission was that of the Church Missionary Society in 1825.I've tried to xxxxx the Internet to Buffett

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Disparage

To describe someone or something as unimportant, Weak or bad.Few occupations are more xxxxed than 2nd hand car salesman.Voters don't like political advertisements in which opponents xxxx one another.It's a mistake to xxxx their achievements.The article xxxxxed polo as a game for the wealthy.

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Renegade

: a person who leaves one group, religion, etc., and joins another that opposes it: someone or something that causes trouble and cannot be controlledEg. They are renegades from the Republican Party. Eg. He's a renegade trader. Eg. There were pirates and renegades on the sea route.

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Impervious

: not allowing something (such as water or light) to enter or pass through: not bothered or affected by somethingEg He looked at her, xxxxx to her tears …Eg. the trunk is encased in so hard a bark, as to be almost xxxx to a bulletEg. the material for this coat is supposed to be xxxxx to rain>Eg. the rain forest is xxxxx to all but the most dedicated explorers>

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Proponent

a person who puts forward a proposition or proposal.a person who argues in favor of something. An advocate. Eg. Yes I was a xxxx of the Vietnam war. Eg. I'm a xxxx of electric cars.

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Reprobate

A depraved, unprincipled, wicked person. A person rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation. Rob going to meet his reprobate Friend JILLA in Bali this weekend.

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Reprobate

A depraved, unprincipled, wicked person. A person rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation. Rob going to meet his reprobate Friend JILLA in Bali this weekend.

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Depraved

Having or showing an evil character. He acted with depraved indifference to human suffering.

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Delineate

To show or describe something clearly and precisely. Eg. Tor clearly delineated the steps that must be taken to grow the company. Eg. The report clearly delineates the current state of the market. Eg. The characters in the story were clearly delineated. Picture. 1. = dee + Lynne + eating Picture 2. = big movie screen high resolution Combine pic. = dee and Lynne eating while watching movie.

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Mitigate

To make less severe. Eg. To xxxx consequences or to xxx the damage. Pic 1 = mit + gatePic 2 = to reduce cold Combine pic = mit on gate keeps cold out.

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Polemic

Fierce argument. Also refutation of someone's views. Eg. Her article is a fierce polemic against inequality in society. Eg. I managed to discuss the issue with Tor without resorting to polemics. Pic 1 = pole + micPic 2 = 2 people arguing. Pic 3 = they fighting with the poles and mic

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Watershed

An important period or factor. That serves as a dividing line. Eg. Was a watershed year Pic 1 = water + shedCombined pic = water flowing and dividing the shed in half.

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Agnostic

If you don't believe in God.Or if you don't believe and a unsure about something and unwilling to commit. Eg. Political agnostics. Eg. The VC firm is industry agnostic. Ie they don't specialise in any one industry. Eg. I'm agnostic as to which industry I'll purse in my new business venture. As long as it meets certain criteria.

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Impediment

A hinderance that makes it difficult to do something. The run would have been hard even without the xxxx of heavy rain He has a speech xxxx which makes it difficult to understand him

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Embroiled

Involved deeply in an argument conflict or difficult situation Eg I don't want to be xxxxxed in your crazy schemes. Eg. He became xxxxed in a dispute between 2 guys he barely knew.

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Impunity

Exemption from punishment Eg. The xxxx enjoyed by military officials is what allowed for the civilian killings to occur Eg. Tor mistakingly believed he could insult people with xxxx

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Enamoured

1: to inflame with love. 2: to cause to feel a strong or excessive interest or fascinationEg. I was xxxx of the beautiful dancer; We were xxxxx with the charming island.Pic 1 = armour Pic 2 = love hearts. Pic 3 = pink armour with hearts all over.

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Behest

Authoritative Oder. Eg. I made the change at the authors xxxxEg. He now has to cancel his holiday at the xxxx of his bossPic 1 = beehivePic 2 = queen been giving a hitler style lecture

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Unbridled

done, felt, or expressed in a free and uncontrolled wayEg. The crowd was swept with xxxxxx enthusiasm.Eg. a case that was solved only because of one detective's xxxxxx determination to bring the killer to justice. Pic = bride Pic 2 = dancing in an uncontrolled way.

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Ephemeral

Not long lasting. Eg. An xxxxx love affairEg. The dictators influence over the country was xxxxxEg. The Autumn colours are to be treasured all the more because they are so xxxxxPicture. Feminine lady. Picture. Tiny midget. Pic. Tiny midget lady.

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Prodigious

Very impressive. This lanky Texan with xxxx talent fired a huge salvo in the thawing of the Cold War The xxxx author His feats of memory about novels or history were xxxxx.Pic = cattle prod. Pic 2 = walking on a tight rope.

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Incessant

Continuing without interruption Eg. Stop your incessant complaining . Eg. The child prodigy practiced xxxxxly until she mastered it. Eg. It's been raining xxxxxly all week.

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Unfettered

Not controlled, restricted, relaxedEg. She lives her life with xxxxx bounds of optimism. Eg. Obamas delivers incredible xxxxxx speeches. Pic 1. = fetta cheese. Pic2 = flying not air balloon. Pic 3 = hot air balloon made of fetta cheese melting.

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Plethora

Very large amount of something. Could also be excessive Eg a xxxx of toasts were made A xxxx of books have been written on the subject. Pic 1 = P and L + ToraPic2 = stacked upto the sky.

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Congenial

Suitable, appropriate, enjoyable, friendly Eg. She left politics for a more xxxxx lifestyle. Eg. On the course tiger is a ruthless competitor bit off the field he is warm and xxxxx. Eg. Sydney is a very xxxxx place to raise children. Eg. Tessa is happy working at the baby store and finds it a very xxxxx environment. Pic 1 = geniePic 2 = genie smoking weed.

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Insidious

Causing harm in a gradual way and not easily noticed Eg. Sugar is an xxxxx killer Pic 1 = insect Pic 2 = crawls up and stings u slowly

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Sordid

Very bad, dirty,Eg 1. They've unmasked his xxxx past. Eg 2. Spare me the xxxx details please. Pic 1 = sore Pic 2 = covered in mud

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Dissipate

To spread out and disappear Eg. Investor confidence xxxxxed at the first hint of the news Eg. The morning sun xxxxed the fog.

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Consigliere

An advisor. Esp to a crime boss. Eg. Nalin is the xxxx to the Bakrie family.

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Irrational exuberance

Most interveners feel xxx xxxx towards their product or idea. The Glencore coal team had xxxx xxxx towards the market thinking it would never fall.