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APPALLING
(Falling)

-adj.
filling with dismay; causing horror or consternation

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CAUCUS
(Catus)

-n./v.
A gathering to make decisions or discuss important issues

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CACOPHONY
(Coughing)

-n.
Harsh sounds

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ASTUTE
(Suit)

-adj.
clever, keen, shrewd

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AUSTERE
(Steer)

-adj.
stern, as in manner; without access, unadorned, severely simple and plain

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BULWARK
(Bulls work)

-n.
A defensive wall; something serving as a principal defense

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COMMODIOUS
(Commode)

-adj.
Roomy

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CRITERION
(Librarian)

-n.
Something you have to have

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DEARTH
(Earth)

-n.
Lack; Small amount

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GRANDILOQUENT
(Grand elephant)

-adj.
Grand gestures; Big/impressive

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LASSITUDE
(Lazy dude)

-n.
Fatigue.

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PLIGHT
(Flight)

-n.
A distressing situation

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PERMEATE
(Worm he ate)

-v.
Penetrate

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PARANOIA
(Destroy 'ya)

-n.
A metal illness of unreasonable anxiety, especially believing someone is out to get you or that you are an important person.

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OPTIMUM
(Octopus Mom)

-n./adj
The best condition

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PRECARIOUS
(Carried us)

-adj.
unsafe, unsteady, unstable

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PROFICIENT
(Pro Fisherman)

-adj.
skillful

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PROPULSIVE
(Propeller)

-adj.
the act or process of propelling

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RELINQUISH
(Reeling in)

-v.
To give up doing; to surrender, give in

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REMORSE
(Horse)

-n.
A strong feeling of sadness or guilt for having done something wrong.

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SEGREGATED
(Separate gate)

-v.
To separate or keep away from others

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SUNDRY
(Sundaes)

-adj.
various, several, miscellaneous

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WITHER
(Weather)

-v./adj.
To become dry; shriveled, shrunken, dried-up

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INCONGRUOUS
(In congress)

-adj.
not appropriate, unsuited to the surroundings, not fitting in