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adumbrate

V- To foreshadow vaguely

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blandish

V- To coax with flattery

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cacophony

N- Unpleasant loud sounds

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desiccated

V- To dry up

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egregious

Adj- Very bad and easily noticed

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fecund

Adj- Producing or able to produce many babies, young animals, or plants

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hegemony

N- Influence or control over another country, a group of people, etc

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impervious

Adj- Not allowing something to enter or pass through; not bothered by something

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intransigent

Adj- Completely unwilling to change; very stubborn

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largess

N- The act of giving away money or the quality of a person who gives away money; money that is given away

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mawkish

Adj- Sad or romantic in a foolish or exaggerated way

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neophyte

N- A person who has just started learning or doing something; a person who has recently joined a religious group

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obfuscate

V- To make (something) more difficult to understand

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pejorative

N- A word or phrase that has negative connotations or that is intended to disparage or belittle; a pejorative word or phrase

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probity

N- The quality of a person who is completely honest

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querulous

Adj- Complaining in an annoyed way

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recalcitrant

Adj- Stubbornly refusing to obey rules or orders

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sanctimonious

Adj- Pretending to be morally better than other people

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tractable

Adj- Easily managed or controlled; willing to learn or be guided by another

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umbrage

N- A feeling of being offended by what someone has said or done

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vacillate

V- To repeatedly change your opinions or desires

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zephyr

N- A very slight or gentle wind