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altruistic

concerned about the welfare and happiness of others rather than one's own

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amalgamate

to join together to form a single organization, group

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amalgamation

mixing

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amateurish

done without skill or experience

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bigot

a person who holds strong beliefs and opinions and is intolerant of those who disagree

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complacency

calm feeling of satisfaction with oneself, one's work, etc.

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complacent

calmly satisfied with oneself, one's work, etc.

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complement

something that completes; a thing that goes well

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compliant

willing to do what people ask one to do

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compound

to mix together; to make something worse by adding to it

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detractor

someone who criticizes something or someone, often unfairly

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deviate

to do something which is different from the usual way of behaving

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devious

cunning

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diabolic

extremely bad or shocking

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enigma

questions, persons, things, etc. that are difficult to understand

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enigmatic

mysterious and difficult to understand

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ennui

weariness of mind caused by lack of anything interesting or exciting to do; feeling of boredom

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glum

unhappy and quiet

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indecorous

rude

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indefatigable

never getting tired of doing something

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indict

to charge

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indictment

a formal written accusation presented by a grand jury to a court for prosecution of a serious crime

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indifferent

lacking interest or concern; not caring

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indigenous

having origin in a country or locality

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indigent

without financial means to live; needy; poor

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liability

area of weakness; disadvantage

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liberate

to free or let out

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mendicant

living on charity; one who lives by soliciting charity

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mercenary

interested only in money and material gain; one who will do nearly anything for money

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nondescript

very ordinary, having no interesting feature

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ominous

suggesting that something unpleasant is likely to happen

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polemic

of or involving dispute or controversy

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pomp

ceremonial or magnificent display

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pontificate

to speak or behave with exaggerated authority

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portend

to indicate that something is likely to happen in the future

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postulate

to suggest something as the basis for a theory, argument, or calculation, or assume that it is the basis

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remote

slight

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remunerative

providing or likely to provide payment or reward

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renounce

to give up

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sonorous

having a deep sound

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soothe

to make a person who is distressed quiet or calm

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sophistry

use of sophism i.e., clever but false arguments

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sophomoric

silly and childish

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soporific

causing sleep or making a person want to sleep

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tenacity

the determination to continue what you are doing

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tentative

not certain or agreed

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variegated

having a pattern of different colors or marks

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veer

to change directions or courses

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vile

extremely disgusting

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vilify

to say evil or insulting things about

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ambiguity

presence of more than one meaning

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ambivalence

mixed feelings or opinions about something or somebody

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ambivalent

having or showing a mixture of feelings or opinions about a person or situation

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ameliorate

to make a situation better or less difficult

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amenable

willing to be influenced or controlled

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bilateral

including or concerning two people or two countries

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comprehensible

able to be understood

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comprehension

understanding

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compulsive

extremely interesting; caused by an obsession

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compunction

feeling of guilt or regret for one's action

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concealment

action of concealing

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diatribe

lengthy and bitter attack in words

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dichotomous

entirely different

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dictate

to tell or order somebody to do something

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dictator

a ruler who has total power in a country

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enthrall

to hold somebody's interest and attention completely

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enthralling

holding attention completely

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enticement

the act of tempting somebody by offering something nice

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fragility

frailty

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glutton

an overeater

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indignant

feeling or showing anger in response to something considered unjust or unworthy

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indiscriminate

lacking in judgment and discernment

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indispensable

absolutely necessary; essential

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indistinct

not clearly defined or delineated; vague; blurred

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indolence

laziness

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laconic

using or involving the use of a minimum of words

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lag

to fall behind

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mercurial

inconstant, unpredictable

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merit

the advantages something has compared to something else

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meritorious

worthy estimable

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nonentity

a person without strong character, ideas or influence

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omission

something left out, removed, not done

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potentate

a person of great power

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practitioner

a person practicing a trade, occupation, or profession

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precarious

dependent on chance or uncertain conditions

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precipitate

to cause something to occur suddenly or sooner than normal

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renovate

to put in good condition by repairing

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renown

the state of being famous

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renunciation

the act of not allowing oneself certain pleasures for moral or religious reasons

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sovereignty

the power of a country to control its own government

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spare

to handle gently or leniently

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sparingly

with use in small quantities

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spate

a large number of unpleasant things that happen or appear with a short period of time

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tenuous

weak

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tenure

the period of time during which someone holds an important job

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tepid

slightly warm

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terrestrial

living on land

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vicious

acting or done with evil intentions; violent or severe

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vicissitude

change in one's circumstances

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vigilant

looking out for possible danger, trouble, etc.