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adjudicate

to act as a judge in a court, tribunal, contest

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adjunct

a thing that is attached or added to something else but is not an essential part of it

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admonish

to warn someone gently that they have done something wrong

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adroit

quick and skillful

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beguile

to deceive; to charm someone

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belabor

to attack with words; to beat somebody hard

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celibate

remaining unmarried, especially for religious reasons

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cerebral

of the brain; intellectual rather than emotional

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chagrin

feeling of disappointment or annoyance

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champion

to support the cause or to defend it vigorously

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charismatic

having power to inspire devotion and enthusiasm

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deleterious

harmful

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deliberate

done on purpose; to discuss something thoroughly before making a decision

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delineate

to show by drawing or describing; to portray

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deluge

a very sudden heavy fall or rain; a very large number of things happening at the same time

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elocution

art or style of speaking clearly and effectively, especially in public

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elucidate

to make clear

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elucidation

making clear

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facetious

not serious about a serious subject

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garish

unpleasantly bright

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implicate

to involve or prove involvement of someone or something in an affair, situation, event

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implore

to bet urgently of someone or for something; to beseech

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imposing

overwhelming in size or character; demanding attention; impressive

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impotent

lacking strength, effectiveness, or capability

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impoverished

very poor; weakened or made worse in quality

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marginal

barely above the minimum standard of quality

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mar

to damage

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nefarious

wicked and immoral

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oblivious

not aware of something

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perambulate

to walk around for pleasure

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perceive

to sense

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peremptory

not permitting refusal or disobedience

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perfidious

purposely disloyal or treacherous

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perfunctory

done quickly and carelessly

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peripatetic

traveling around to different places

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query

a question; to ask question

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reciprocate

to give in return

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reciprocity

behavior in which two people or groups of people give each other help and advantages

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reclamation

the treatment of waste materials to obtain useful materials from them

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scurrilous

using vulgar, abusive language

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secluded

being situated away from people, road, or buildings

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sedentary

sitting down a lot of time and not getting much exercise

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sedulous

painstakingly carried out; steadily hardworking

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tandem

a relationship of two people or things that depends on cooperation

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tangential

at a tangent to something

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ulterior

beyond what is obvious

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vagabond

a person who has no home and usually no job; and travels from place to place

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vagrant

a person without a settled home or regular work

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vestige

a small remaining part of what once existed

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vex

to anger or annoy especially with trivial matters

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adulation

praise that is more than necessary or deserved

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adulatory

excessive in praise or admiration

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adversity

unfortunate conditions

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advocate

to recommend or say that one supports a particular plan of action

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belie

to give a wrong or untrue idea of

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charitable

generous in giving money, food

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charlatan

a person who pretends to have special knowledge or skill

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chasten

to make someone aware that they have done something wrong and make them want to improve

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chauvinistic

displaying chauvinism, i.e. strong belief that one's country is better and more important than all others

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cherubic

with a plump and innocent face

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demagogue

a political leader

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demise

the death of a person

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demolish

to knock something down

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demur

to express a doubt or objection

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emaciated

made thin and weak

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emancipate

to set somebody free especially from political, legal or social restrictions

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emancipation

action of emancipating

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garrulous

talkative

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imprecation

a curse

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impressionable

readily influenced; affected by suggestion; suggestible

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impromptu

without planning or organizing in advance

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improvident

not providing for future needs; wasteful

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improvisation

the act of improvising, or something that has been improvised, especially in music

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lackadaisical

lacking enthusiasm and effort

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lackluster

lacking in sheen, brilliance, or vitality

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martinet

someone who demands that rules and orders always be obeyed

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maudlin

foolishly sentimental or tearful, because of drinking alcohol

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negate

to cause something to have no effect and therefore to be useless

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obscure

unclear and difficult to understand

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obsequious

too eager to praise or obey someone

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peripheral

concerned with the superficial; not really essential

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perpetuate

to cause something to continue

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perplexed

at a loss

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persistent

untiring

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quiescence

quiet

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reclusive

living alone and avoiding the company of others

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reconcile

to make people become friends again after a quarrel or disagreement

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recluse

a person who lives alone and avoids going outside or talking to other people

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seedy

looking dirty and untidy

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seep

to spread slowly out of a hole

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self-assured

showing confidence in what they say and do because they are sure of their own abilities

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self-effacing

not trying to impress people

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tattered

ragged

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taunt

to try to provoke with scornful or critical remarks

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umbrage

offense

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verbose

using or containing more words than are needed

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verdant

covered with healthy green plants or grass

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vindictive

having or showing a desire for revenge

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volatile

likely to change suddenly or sharply

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voluble

speaking a lot, with confidence and enthusiasm