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accumulate

to collect a number or quantity over a period of time

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acerbic

harsh and sharp

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acme

highest state of development

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acne

inflammation of the oil glands of the skin

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base

dishonorable; not pure

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bastion

somebody or something that strongly defends a particular principle or activity

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carnivorous

flesh eating

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castigate

to scold, criticize or punish severely

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casual

happening by chance; made or done without much care or thought

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catalyst

stimulus to change

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catastrophic

causing great misfortune or suffering

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deficient

not having enough of something

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deficit

the amount by which the money one receives is less than the money one has spent

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defile

to spoil the beauty, purity, etc. of something or someone

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defunct

no longer existing or in use

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egocentric

considering only oneself

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egotistical

of or like an egotist

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egregious

very bad indeed

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hone

to improve

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horde

mass

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hostile

antagonistic

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hubris

arrogant pride

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humility

humbleness

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impecunious

lacking funds; penniless

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impede

to slow or block the movement or progress of; to hinder

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impenetrable

impossible to penetrate or enter; impervious

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impenitent

not sorry or apologetic for one's misdeeds

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imperious

expecting to be obeyed; domineering

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impertinent

rude or impudent

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lucid

easy to understand

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ludicrous

worthy of mockery

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malleability

the quality of being easily changeable

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malleable

capable of being altered or influenced

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nauseous

feeling as if you are going to vomit

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oblige

to help someone by doing something they have asked you to do

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paucity

smallness of number or amount

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pecuniary

concerning, or consisting of money

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pedagogical

concerning the methods and theory of teaching

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pedantic

giving too much attention to formal rules or small details

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pedestrian

not interesting; showing very little imagination

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quandary

a situation of uncertainty, puzzlement, or hesitation

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ravenous

extremely hungry

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reactionary

preventing progress toward greater efficiency; a person who is opposed to political or social change or new ideas

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rebuff

to give the cold shoulder

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savanna

grassland

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savory

having a pleasant taste or smell

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scapegoat

a person who is blamed for the wrongs of others

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scarce

rare; in short supply

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tantalizing

causing desire or interest, but usually unavailable or beyond reach

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tantamount

equal to or the same as

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acquiesce

to accept something without arguing

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acquisitive

keen on getting and possessing things

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acrimonious

bitter

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acumen

ability to think and judge quickly and clearly

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adhere

to stick firmly

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bedazzle

to impress greatly through splendor, ability

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befuddle

to make stupid; to confuse

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categorical

completely definite

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cathartic

having the effect of catharsis

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caucus

meeting of the parliamentary members of a particular political party or any other legislature

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caustic

cruel and unpleasant

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ceaseless

continuing for a long time without stopping

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degenerate

to fall to a less satisfactory standard; to become worse

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degradation

destruction of the beauty or quality of something

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deify

to make a god of; to worship as a god

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delectable

pleasant

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elated

in high spirits; very happy or proud

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elation

high spirits; joy

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elitist

a person who takes pride in belonging to a selective or privileged group

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frivolity

behavior in a silly and foolish way

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gargantuan

huge

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husbandry

the cultivation of land and raising of crops and farm animals

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hygiene

cleanness

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hyperbolic

larger than life

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hypocritical

two faced

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imperturbable

not easily exited or disturbed; calm

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impetuous

sudden and impulsive

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impinge

to have an effect on something

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implacable

inexorable

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implement

a means to accomplish something, especially a tool, device, or instrument to perform a task

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layman/layperson

someone who is not trained in or does not have a detailed knowledge or a particular subject

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leeway

additional time, space, or freedom to pursue or accomplish something\

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mandate

to give official permission for something to happen; the authority given to an elected group of people, such as a government, to perform an action or govern a country

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manifest

to become visible or obvious

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nebulous

not clearly defined or not easy to describe

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oblivion

the state of being completely forgotten

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pejorative

suggesting that something is not good or is of no importance

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pellucid

allowing maximum light to pass through

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penchant

special liking for something

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penitent

very feeling or expression remorse for one's wrong doings or sings

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penurious

poor

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querulous

often complaining

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rebuttal

a statement which says that a claim or criticism is not true

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recalcitrant

stubbornly disobedient

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recant

to say that you no longer hold a set of beliefs that you had in the past

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recessive

declining or suppressed

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scathing

harshly condemning

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schism

a division into two groups caused by disagreement

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scoff

to speak with mild scorn or derision

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scrumptious

tasting extremely pleasant