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Abysmal

Adj- Resembling an abyss in depth; unfathomable

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Assay

N- Qualitative quantitative analysis of metal or ore to determine components. A substance to be analyzed.

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Burly

Adj- Heavy, strong, muscular; husky

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Cleft

Adj- Divided, split

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Commensurate

Adj- of the same size, extent, duration as another

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Contrivance

N- Act of planning with cleverness or in tenuity; devising

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Dereliction

the act of no longer caring for, using, or doing something : the act of abandoning something : the condition of being no longer cared for

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Doughty

brave, strong, and determined

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Forlorn

sad and lonely : empty and in poor condition : not having much chance of success : nearly hopeless

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Imbibe

to drink (something) : to drink alcohol

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Incensed

a substance that is used often in religious ceremonies to produce a strong and pleasant smell when it is burned

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Indomitable

impossible to defeat or discourage

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Lief

dear, beloved, willing, glad

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Lugubrious

full of sadness or sorrow : very sad especially in an exaggerated or insincere way

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Mien

a person's appearance or facial expression

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Meditative

very thoughtful : involving or allowing deep thought or meditation

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Palliate

to make the effects of (something, such as an illness) less painful, harmful, or harsh

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Philanthropy

the practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people

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Pecuniary

relating to or in the form of money

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Profusion

a large amount of something

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Recreant

crying for mercy : cowardly : unfaithful to duty or allegiance

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Taciturn

tending to be quiet : not speaking frequently