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Irradiate

v. illuminate by or as if by shining light

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Irreproachable

adj. beyond criticism; faultless

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Itinerant

adj. nomadic; n. wanderer

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Jaded

adj. tired; bored or lacking enthusiasm

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Jamb

n. a side post or surface of a doorway, window, or fireplace

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Jaundiced

adj. affected by bitterness, resentment, or envy; yellow in complexion

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Jaunt

n. a short pleasurable trip

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Jaunty

adj. having or expressing a lively, cheerful, and confident manner

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Jejune

adj. naïve, simplistic, and superficial

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Jibe

v. to agree with

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Jingoistic

adj. extremely patriotic, esp. in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy

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Jollity

n. lively and cheerful activity or celebration

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Squalid

adj. (of a place) extremely dirty or unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect

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Staid

adj. dull; sober; serious

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Stanch

adj. to stop

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Stanchion

n. an upright bar or post forming a support or barrier

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Stevedore

n. dockworker

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Stinting

v. supply an ungenerous or inadequate amount of (something); to be economical or frugal about spending or providing something

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Stipple

v. (in drawing, painting, and engraving) mark (a surface) with numerous small dots or specks

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Stoke

v. encourage or incite (a strong emotion or tendency); strengthen

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Stonewalled

v. to delay or block by refusing to answer questions or by giving evasive replies especially in politics

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Strident

adj. loud and harsh

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Vitriolic

adj. filled with bitter criticism or malice; corrosive; strongly attacking

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Vituperate

v. to blame or insult; attack bitterly

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Vivify

v. to enliven or animate

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Vociferous

adj. (esp. of a person or speech) noisy; loud in speech

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Voluble

adj. speaking or spoken incessantly and fluently

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Voracious

adj. ravenous

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Vulpine

adj. fox-like

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Waffle

v. to fail to make up one's mind; to talk nonsense

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Wane

v. (esp. of a condition or feeling) decrease in vigor, power, or extent; become weaker

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Wax

v. become larger or stronger

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Waylay

v. stop or interrupt and detain them in conversation or trouble them in some other way

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Whelp

n. young dog

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Recidivist

n. one who continually repeats an offense

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Recapitulate

v. summarize

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Recant

v. to say that one no longer holds an opinion or belief

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Rebus

n. puzzle in which pictures give clues

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Raze

v. destroy; demolish (a building, town, or other site)

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Ravishment

n. the seizing and carrying off of someone by force; to rape

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Rapscallion

n. mischievous person

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Rancorous

adj. characterized by bitterness or resentment

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Rancor

n. bitterness or resentfulness

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Consternation

n. worry and concern

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Conspicuous

adj. easily seen

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Consecrate

v. to make or declare sacred; dedicate

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Consanguineous

adj. relating to people descended from the same ancestor

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Congenital

adj. (esp. of a disease or physical abnormality) present from birth

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Conflagration

n. a big fire that destroys a great deal of land or property

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Confabulation

n. engagement in conversation (v. confabulate)

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Condign

adj. (of punishment or retribution) appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing

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Conciliate

to bring together; end a dispute

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Conceit

excessive pride in oneself; an elaborate metaphor

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Concatenate

link together

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Complaisant

willing to please others,

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Censorious

disapproving; critical

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Disapprobation

disapproval

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Discountenance

v. to refuse to approve of (something); disallow

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Decorous

adj. in keeping with good taste and propriety; dignified, well behaved

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Disinter

v. dig up; discover (something that is well hidden)

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Enigmatic

adj. difficult to interpret or understand

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Precocious

adj. (of a child) having developed certain abailities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual

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Flower

v. develop fully and richly

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Pejorative

adj. expressing contempt or disapproval

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Turpitude

n. depravity or immorality

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Extradite

v. deport from one country back to the home country

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Disavow

v. deny responsibility or support for

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Bellicose

adj. demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight

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Gossamer

n. something delicate; filmy

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Precipitous

adj. done suddenly and without careful considerations

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Macabre

adj. disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury

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Garble

v. distort; confuse; muddle

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Derogated

v. disparage; deviate from

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Denigrate

v. criticize unfairly

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Froward

adj. (of a person) difficult to deal with; contrary

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Cloying

adv. disgust or sicken someone with an excess of sweetness, richness, or sentiment (v. cloy)

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Dissemble

v. disguise or conceal

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Contumacious

adj. (esp. of a defendant's behavior) stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority

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Obduracy

adj. stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or course of action

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Dolt

n. stupid person

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Risible

adj. such as to provoke laughter

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Meet

adj. suitable or proper

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Subpoena

n. or v. summons to court

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Specious

adj. superficially plausible, but actually wrong; misleading in appearance

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Commodious

adj. roomy and comfortable

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Extirpated

v. root out and destroy completely

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Boorish

adj. rough and bad mannered

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Coarse

adj. rough; rude, crude, or vulgar

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Exegesis

n. scholarly explanation or interpretation

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Pedagogy

n. method of teaching; science of education

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Reproof

n. an expression of blame or disapproval; scolding; criticism

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Discrete

adj. separate

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Unfetter

v. set free

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Psychosis

n. severe mental disturbance

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Dissuade

v. persuade someone not to take a course of action

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Discreet

adj. careful and circumspect in one's speech or actions, esp. in order to avoid causing offense or to gain an advantage

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v. illuminate by or as if by shining light

Irradiate

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adj. beyond criticism; faultless

Irreproachable

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adj. nomadic; n. wanderer

Itinerant

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adj. tired; bored or lacking enthusiasm

Jaded

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n. a side post or surface of a doorway, window, or fireplace

Jamb

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adj. affected by bitterness, resentment, or envy; yellow in complexion

Jaundiced

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n. a short pleasurable trip

Jaunt

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adj. having or expressing a lively, cheerful, and confident manner

Jaunty

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adj. naïve, simplistic, and superficial

Jejune

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v. to agree with

Jibe

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adj. extremely patriotic, esp. in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy

Jingoistic

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n. lively and cheerful activity or celebration

Jollity

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adj. (of a place) extremely dirty or unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect

Squalid

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adj. dull; sober; serious

Staid

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adj. to stop

Stanch

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n. an upright bar or post forming a support or barrier

Stanchion

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n. dockworker

Stevedore

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v. supply an ungenerous or inadequate amount of (something); to be economical or frugal about spending or providing something

Stinting

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v. (in drawing, painting, and engraving) mark (a surface) with numerous small dots or specks

Stipple

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v. encourage or incite (a strong emotion or tendency); strengthen

Stoke

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v. to delay or block by refusing to answer questions or by giving evasive replies especially in politics

Stonewalled

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adj. loud and harsh

Strident

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adj. filled with bitter criticism or malice; corrosive; strongly attacking

Vitriolic

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v. to blame or insult; attack bitterly

Vituperate

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v. to enliven or animate

Vivify

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adj. (esp. of a person or speech) noisy; loud in speech

Vociferous

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adj. speaking or spoken incessantly and fluently

Voluble

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adj. ravenous

Voracious

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adj. fox-like

Vulpine

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v. to fail to make up one's mind; to talk nonsense

Waffle

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v. (esp. of a condition or feeling) decrease in vigor, power, or extent; become weaker

Wane

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v. become larger or stronger

Wax

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v. stop or interrupt and detain them in conversation or trouble them in some other way

Waylay

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n. young dog

Whelp

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n. one who continually repeats an offense

Recidivist

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v. summarize

Recapitulate

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v. to say that one no longer holds an opinion or belief

Recant

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n. puzzle in which pictures give clues

Rebus

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v. destroy; demolish (a building, town, or other site)

Raze

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n. the seizing and carrying off of someone by force; to rape

Ravishment

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n. mischievous person

Rapscallion

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adj. characterized by bitterness or resentment

Rancorous

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n. bitterness or resentfulness

Rancor

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n. worry and concern

Consternation

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adj. easily seen

Conspicuous

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v. to make or declare sacred; dedicate

Consecrate

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adj. relating to people descended from the same ancestor

Consanguineous

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adj. (esp. of a disease or physical abnormality) present from birth

Congenital

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n. a big fire that destroys a great deal of land or property

Conflagration

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n. engagement in conversation (v. confabulate)

Confabulation

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adj. (of punishment or retribution) appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing

Condign

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to bring together; end a dispute

Conciliate

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excessive pride in oneself; an elaborate metaphor

Conceit

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link together

Concatenate

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willing to please others,

Complaisant

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disapproving; critical

Censorious

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disapproval

Disapprobation

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v. to refuse to approve of (something); disallow

Discountenance

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adj. in keeping with good taste and propriety; dignified, well behaved

Decorous

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v. dig up; discover (something that is well hidden)

Disinter

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adj. difficult to interpret or understand

Enigmatic

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adj. (of a child) having developed certain abailities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual

Precocious

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v. develop fully and richly

Flower

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adj. expressing contempt or disapproval

Pejorative

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n. depravity or immorality

Turpitude

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v. deport from one country back to the home country

Extradite

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v. deny responsibility or support for

Disavow

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adj. demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight

Bellicose

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n. something delicate; filmy

Gossamer

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adj. done suddenly and without careful considerations

Precipitous

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adj. disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury

Macabre

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v. distort; confuse; muddle

Garble

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v. disparage; deviate from

Derogated

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v. criticize unfairly

Denigrate

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adj. (of a person) difficult to deal with; contrary

Froward

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adv. disgust or sicken someone with an excess of sweetness, richness, or sentiment (v. cloy)

Cloying

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v. disguise or conceal

Dissemble

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adj. (esp. of a defendant's behavior) stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority

Contumacious

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adj. stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or course of action

Obduracy

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n. stupid person

Dolt

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adj. such as to provoke laughter

Risible

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adj. suitable or proper

Meet

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n. or v. summons to court

Subpoena

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adj. superficially plausible, but actually wrong; misleading in appearance

Specious

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adj. roomy and comfortable

Commodious

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v. root out and destroy completely

Extirpated

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adj. rough and bad mannered

Boorish

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adj. rough; rude, crude, or vulgar

Coarse

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n. scholarly explanation or interpretation

Exegesis

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n. method of teaching; science of education

Pedagogy

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n. an expression of blame or disapproval; scolding; criticism

Reproof

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adj. separate

Discrete

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v. set free

Unfetter

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n. severe mental disturbance

Psychosis

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v. persuade someone not to take a course of action

Dissuade

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adj. careful and circumspect in one's speech or actions, esp. in order to avoid causing offense or to gain an advantage

Discreet