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Plants as a group

Flora

2

Great misery or distress

Tribulation

3

Stressing practical use over other values

Utilitarian

4

To stick to; to be a firm follower

Adhere

5

Polite behavior

Decorum

6

To demand and obtain by force or authority

Exact

7

Able to live; capable of success

Viable

8

Causing tears; weeping or inclined to weep

Lachrymose

9

Outward behavior, esp. that reveals one's personality or atitude

Demeanor

10

A wall or embankment used for a defensive fortification; something serving as a defense or safeguard,often figurative

Bulwark

11

Whole; no part removed

Intact

12

To multiply or reproduce; to transmit; to extend to a wider area

Propagate

13

A great flood

Deluge

14

An abrupt digression or change of course

Tangent

15

A specific talent for doing sonething esp. one that is difficult to reach

Knack

16

trivial details

minutiae

17

individualllydistinct or separate

discrete

18

to desire strongly

covet

19

degree of worth or value

caliber

20

clumsy social error

gaffe

21

of highest importance;chief

principal

22

to speed up

exoediate

23

marked by a new or unusual ways of doing things

innovative

24

to look at or think about carefully; to consider as a possibilty

contemplate

25

to decrease in relative importance

pale

26

essential;necessary to be complete

integral

27

to cut or bite the ends off; to trim

crop

28

v. to be approprate or suitableto; to look good with

become

29

a human finger or toe

digit

30

superiot in status or fame to all others esp. as a generally recognized quality

preeminent

31

a waterfall or series of small waterfalls; a succession of stages, processes, or units

cascade

32

a warning

caveat

33

to protect against possible loss by taking compensatory measures; to avoid making a direct statement

hedge

34

not producing the desired outcome; worthless; proud or conceited

vain

35

an extremely difficult experience

ordeal

36

suited to one's needs or nature; friendly;sympathetic

congenial

37

unattractive; plain looking

homely

38

to exceed; to go beyond or above the limits

transcend

39

to art of public speaking, with attention to delivery

elocution

40

prodicing much

fruitful

41

the highest point, as of perfection

acme

42

warlike

martial

43

inclined to find fault; complaing; full of complaint

querulous

44

to reach the best or most vigorous stage

flower

45

to arrange in order

marshal

46

preoccupied with sex and sexual desire

lewd

47

made or set apart as holy

hallowed

48

heavy

hefty

49

an important event

milestone

50

to discover with certainty as through examination

ascertain

51

foolishly idealistic; extravagantly chivalrous

quixotic

52

incapable of bieng removed or erased

indelible

53

to perceive and understand so as to make decisions

discern

54

to get or earn; collect or gather

garner

55

the power to sense or understand something

insight

56

careless about one's own appearance

slovenly

57

dull ofr stale; commonplace

banal

58

strong and full of health

robust

59

anger aroused by something unjust or evil

indignation

60

appearing worthy of belief or trust

plausible

61

to give off; to emit; to radicate

exude

62

strikingly new

novel

63

marked by favorable circumstances

auspicious

64

emitting light, esp. self-genearated; intellectually brilliant

luminous

65

unselective; randon; unrestrained

indiscriminate

66

a reminder or a souvenir

memento

67

passing with time; remaining only briefly

transient

68

moral or artistic honesty; strength of character

integrity

69

to suffocate or smother

stifle

70

based on experience rather than a theory

empirical

71

to defeat

best

72

to destroy courage or resolution; to cause to lose unenthusiasm, to disillusion

dismay

73

brief in speech; using few words

laconic

74

careful about what one says or does; prudent

discreet

75

to reecho

reverberate

76

to separate( waste matter) and eliminate from the body

excrete

77

a surrounding substance within which somehthing else originates or is contained

matrix

78

feeling of comtempt or disdain

scorn

79

showing too great a willingness to serve or obey

obsequious

80

showing friendliness or good will

amicable

81

excessively intereet in one's own appearance, comfort importance, etc

narcissistic

82

sharing a common boundary; adjoining

contiguous

83

left alone; lonely; deserted

desolate

84

to admit, esp. taking personal responsibility for one;s own actions or thoughts

own

85

wrongdoing esp, esp, by a public official

malfeasance

86

eveness of temper

equinimity