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agile

able to move quickly and easily

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agitate

to stir up public opinion of or against an issue

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agitation

disturbed state of mind or feeling

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agnostic

a person who believes that nothing can be known about the existence of god or of anything except material things

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beneficence

kindness; generosity

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clairvoyant

a person who has the supposed power of seeing in the mind either future events or things that exist or happen out of sight

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clamor

to demand something in a loud or angry way; loud, confused noise, especially or shouting

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clandestine

done secret by

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clergy

people who have been ordained as priests

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clout

power or influence; heavy blow with the hand or a hard object

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derision

scorn

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derisory

so ridiculously small that it needs no serious consideration

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derivative

something which has been developed or obtained from; not new or original

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derive

to get something from something

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empathy

ability to imagine and share another person's feelings, experience, etc.

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empirical

based on observation or experiment, not on theory

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enamored

fond of something

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fugacious

short lived

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gibberish

nonsense

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incapacitate

to make someone unable to work or do things normally, or unable to do what they intended to do

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incarnate

represented in human form

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incarnation

an instance of being alive on earth in a particular form

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incendiary

causing or capable of causing strife or anger

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incense

to make extremely angry; to enrage

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incessant

never ceasing; continual

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loiter

to move slowly without an obvious reason

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loquacious

talkative

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meek

unable or unwilling to assert oneself

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melee

a noise confusing fight between the people in a crowd

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mellifluous

flowing and sweet

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noisome

very unpleasant way

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obtrusive

noticeable in an unpleasant way

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obtuse

stupid and slow to understand

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phlegmatic

staying calm even when upsetting or exciting things happen

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picayune

anything trifling,, small, or trivial; having little value or significance

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picturesque

visually pleasing

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piety

worshipful devotion to and veneration of god or family

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pilfer

to steal, especially trifling amounts or things of small value

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pinnacle

highest point

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quizzical

seeming to ask a question without saying anything

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reiterate

to say again

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rejuvenate

to restore the vigor, health, or appearance of youth

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relapse

to go back to the original condition

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shoddy

badly and carelessly made, using low quality materials

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shun

to keep away from

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sierra

long range of mountains with steep slopes and rugged outline

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simulate

to put on an appearance of

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simultaneous

happening or done at the same time

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temerity

a willingness to do something that shocks or upsets other people

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temperate

characterized by moderation or self-control

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agnosticism

belief that nothing can be known about the existence of god or of anything except material things

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akin

related or like something

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alacrity

prompt and eager readiness

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alibi

formal statement or evidence that a person was in another place at the time of the crime

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benign

kind; gentle

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berate

to scold sharply

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cloying

finding unpleasant because it is too sweet or too sentimental

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coagulation

change from a liquid into a solid

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coalesce

to grow together or unite so as to form one group or system

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coalition

the joining of two or more political parties, usually to form a government; act of uniting into one body or group

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coddle

to treat with great care and tenderness

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derogate

to cause something to seem inferior

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descendant

a person who is related to somebody who lived a long time ago

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desecrate

to spoil something holy, or use it for purposes which are not holy

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desiccate

to remove all the moisture from food to preserve it

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encompass

to include or comprise something

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encompassing

including or comprising

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encroach

to spread and take over more and more of some place; to intrude\

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gibe

jeer; to jeer

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incidence

the frequency with which something happens or the range over which it occurs

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incidental

less important than other things or not a major part of

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incisive

marked by clear, penetrating thought; sharp

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incite

to bring about or cause a disruptive action

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inclination

a tendency toward; preference; liking

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inclined

tending or wanting to do something

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melodious

containing a pleasing melody

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melodramatic

treating a situation more seriously that it really is

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nonchalance

state of being nonchalant

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occlusion

the closing of an office, etc.

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pilfer

to steal, especially trifling amounts or things of small value

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pinnacle

high point

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piquant

having a pleasant sharp or spicy taste

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pique

to make someone interested or curious

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pithy

short, direct and full of meaning

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plagiarize

to use another person's idea or a part of their work and pretend that it is your own

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quotidian

ordinary, everyday

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relegate

to put someone into a lower or less important rank or position

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relentless

without mercy or compassion; without stopping or slackening

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relinquish

to give up

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sinecure

position that requires no work or responsibility

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skeptic

a person who doubts that a claim or a statement is true

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skepticism

great doubt about weather something is true or useful

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skimp

to use or provide less than enough

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tempestuous

full of strong and intense emotions

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temporize

to delay making a decision or stating your opinion

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valor

bravery, especially in war

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vapid

dull, or uninteresting

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viable

able to work as intended or able to succeed; capable of developing and surviving independently

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vibrant

full of live and energy

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vicarious

experienced by watching, listening to, or reading about other people doing something, rather than by doing it yourself