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ASUNDER
(Thunder)

-adj.
in separate parts; apart from each other in position

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CHATTEL
(Cattle)

-n.
An item of personal movable property; slave

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ATROPHY
(Trophy)

-v.
To wither away

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CRAVEN
(Raven)

-adj.
lacking the least bit of courage; cowardly

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COTERIE
(Coat for three)

-n.
A circle of close associates of friends.

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DEMUR
(Pure)

-v.
To make an objection

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ENTOMOLOGIST
(Apology)

-n.
The scientific study of insects

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DULCET
(Dull sit)

-adj.
melodious, soft, soothing; pleasing to the ear

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DESICCATE
(This dry cake)

-v.
To dry out completely; dehydrate

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FICKLE
(Pickles)

-adj.
often changing for no reason; not loyal or consistent

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FJORD
(Fords)

-n.
A long narrow inlet from the sea between steep cliffs or hills

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GOSSAMERS
(Costumers)

-n./adj.
a sheer gauzy fabric

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GIRD
(Herd)

-v.
To encircle as with a belt

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Fawn
(Fawn)

-v.
To show affection

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HISTRIONIC
(History)

-adj.
overly dramatic, theatrical

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MENAGERIE
(Lingerie)

-n.
A collection of live wild animals on exhibit

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LEXICON
(Mexican)

-n.
A dictionary

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RUDIMENTARY
(Rude elementary)

-adj.
basic, crude, undeveloped

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SCRUTINIZE
(Screw eyes)

-v.
To look very carefully; to examine

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TRUCULENT
(Truck you lent)

-adj.
inclined toward conflict; eager to fight

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SONOROUS
(Snores)

-adj.
producing sound; especially deep and rich, resonant

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UNBRIDLED
(Bridle)

-adj.
violent, unbounded, unrestrained

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WREST
(Wrist)

-v.
To pull away, take by violence

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DEMAGOGUES
(Them dogs)

-n.
A leader who obtains power in a negative way.