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apathy

n. a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest

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compatible

adj. able to work well with; capable of use with some other model or system

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consecrate

v. to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose

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deride

v. to ridicule, laugh at with contempt

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ingenuous

adj. innocent, simple, frank

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multifarious

adj. having great variety; diverse

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parsimonious

adj. stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small

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recalcitrant

adj. stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority

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stultify

v. to make ineffective or useless, cripple

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animosity

n. strong dislike; bitter hostility

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ardent

adj. very enthusiastic, impassioned

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assiduous

adj. persistent, attentive, diligent

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capricious

adj. subject to whims

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copious

adj. abundant, plentiful; wordy

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indemnity

n. a payment for damage or loss

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limpid

adj. clear, transparent; readily understood

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omnipotent

adj. almighty, having unlimited power or authority

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poignant

adj. deeply affecting; keen or sharpen taste or smell

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rancor

n. bitter resentment or ill-will

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sophomoric

adj. immature and overconfident; conceited

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acquiesce

v. to accept without protest; to agree to submit

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allure

v. to tempt, to be attracted to
n. a strong attraction

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askew

adj. twisted to one side, crooked; disapproving

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contentious

adj. quarrelsome, inclined to argue

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crestfallen

adj. discouraged

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garrulous

adj. given to much talking, chatty

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insuperable

adj. incapable of being overcome

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misnomer

n. an unsuitable or misleading name

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retribution

n. a repayment; a deserved punishment

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sinuous

adj. winding, having many curves; flexible

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sonorous

adj. rich in sound; impressive in style

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allude

v. to refer to casually or indirectly

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clairvoyant

adj. supernaturally perceptive
n. one who possesses extrasensory powers

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endemic

adj. native or confined to a particular region or people

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fathom

v. to understand; get to the bottom of, determine
n. a measure of depth in water

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integrity

n. honesty, high moral standards; completeness

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misconstrue

v. to interpret wrongly; mistake the meaning of

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placate

v. to appease, soothe, pacify

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placid

adj. calm, peaceful

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pretext

n. a false reason, deceptive excuse

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stark

adj. harsh, unrelieved, desolate
adv. utterly

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abjure

v. to renounce, repudiate under oath; to avoid, shun

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august

adj. majestic, inspiring admiration and respect

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callous

adj. emotionally hardened, unfeeling

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clandestine

adj. secret, concealed; underhanded

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compunction

n. remorse, regret

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indelible

adj. not able to be erased or removed; memorable

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inveterate

adj. firmly established, long-standing; habitual

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platitude

n, a commonplace, stale, or trite remark

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ruminate

v. to mediate, think about at length

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tacit

adj. unspoken, silent; implied, inferred

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beset

v. to attack from all sides; to surround
adj. harassed, troubled; studded (jewels)

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decorum

n. proper behavior, good taste; orderliness

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implacable

adj. not to satisfied; unyielding

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infinitesimal

adj. so small as to be almost immeasurable

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innocuous

adj. harmless, inoffensive; insignificant

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prowess

n. distinguished bravery; superior skill or bravery

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sedate

adj. quiet, settled, sober
v. administer a tranquilizer

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stentorian

adj. extremely loud

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stipulate

v. to arrange specifically; to require as a condition of agreement