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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