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Amities

n. friendly relationship

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Amelioration

n. improvement

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Ambulatory

adj. able to walk around

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Ambles

v. to walk or move at a slow pace

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Aloof

adj. distant; detached

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Allay

v. to dimish or put at rest

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Aleatory

adj. random

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Improbity

n. lack of honesty

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Importune

v. to beg; solicit

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Impious

adj. wicked

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Impecunious

adj. having little or no money

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Immutable

adj. unchanging

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Immoderate

adj. excessive or extreme

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Illusory

adj. based on illusion; deceptive

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Ignominious

adj. deserving or causing public disgrace

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Hypocritical

adj. insincere

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Hypochondriacs

n. a person who is abnormally anxious about their health

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Husband

v. to use economically

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Hortatory

adj. tending or aiming to exhort (strongly encourage)

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Hone

v. sharpen

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Homonym

n. a word that sounds the same as another word

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Homiletics

n. art of preaching and giving sermons

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Hoary

adj. old and trite

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Hinterland

n. an area lying beyond what is visible or known

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Languish

v. to make weaker

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Languid

adj. tired and slow

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Lampoon

v. to mock or deride

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Lacunae

n. an unfilled space or interval; a gap

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Lachrymose

adj. tearful; sad

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Labile

adj. liable to change