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adulterate

v. to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value

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augment

v. to make larger, increase

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bereft

adj. deprived of; made unhappy through a loss

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deploy

v. to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up

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fortitude

n. courage in facing difficulties

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guise

n. an external appearance, cover, mask

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insidious

adj. intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous

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intimation

n. a hint, indirect suggestion

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stolid

adj. not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive

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tentative

adj. experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant

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warily/ wary

adv. cautiously, with great care

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adroit

adj. skillful, expert in the use of hands or mind

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amicable

adj. peaceable, friendly

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belligerent

adj. given to fighting, warlike, aggressive
n. one at war

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benevolent

adj. kindly, charitable

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cursory

adj. hasty, not thorough

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duplicity

n. treachery, deceitfulness

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grimace

n. a wry face, facial distortion
v. to make a wry face

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impervious

adj. not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance

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impetus

n. a moving force, impulse, stimulus

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meticulous

adj. extremely careful; particular about details

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retrogress

v. to move backward; to return to an earlier condition

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scrutinize

v. to examine closely

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abhor

v. regard with honor or loathing; to hate deeply

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buffet

v. to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows
n. a slap, a blow

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corrosiive

adj. eating away gradually, acid like, bitterly sarcastic

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obviate

v. to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of

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somber

adj. dark gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit

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squalid

adj. filthy, wreched

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vociferous

adj. loud and noisy; compelling attention

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waive

v. to do without, give up, put off

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alienate

v. to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile

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artifice

n. a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; trickery

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coerce

v. to compel, force

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craven

adj. cowardly
n. a coward

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demise

n. a death, especially of a person of a lofty position

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fallow

adj. plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow
n. land left unseeded
v. to plow but not seed

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inclement

adj. stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action

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negligible

adj. so unimportant that it can be disregarded

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perpetuate

v. to make permanent or long lasting

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redress

v. to set right; remedy
n. relief from wrong or injury

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sojourn

n. a temporary stay
v. a stay for a time

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panacea

n. a remedy for all ills; answer to all problems

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scrupulous

adj. exact, careful, having high moral standards

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supercilious

adj. proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because feeling of superiority

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altrusitic

adj. unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others

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assent

v. to express agreement
n. agreement

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chivalrous

adj. marked by honor and courage; knightly

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dearth

n. a lack, inadequate supply; a famine

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diffident

adj. shy, lacking self-confidence; modest

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embark

v. to go aboard; to start, invest

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facile

adj. easily done or attained; easily shown but not sincerely felt

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indomitable

adj. unconquerable, refusing to yield

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infallible

adj. free from error; absolutely dependable

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repose

v. to rest; lie; place
n. relaxation, peace of mind

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truculent

adj. fierce and cruel; aggressive, deadly, destructive

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unfeigned

adj. sincere, real, without pretense

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comprise

v. to include or contain; to be made up of

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deft

adj. skillful, nimble

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destitute

adj. deprived the necessities in life; lacking in

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explicit

adj. definite; clearly stated

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ominous

adj. unfavorable, of a bad omen

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pinnacle

n. high point or peak

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rampant

adj. growing without check, running wild

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solace

n. comfort, relief
v. to comfort, console

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supple

adj. bending easily, adaptable

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suppress

v. to stop by force, put down