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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