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Alleviate

V- to reduce the pain or trouble of (something): to make (something) less painful, difficult, or severe

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Abate

V- to become weaker: to decrease in strength

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Adduce

V- to mention or provide (something, such as a fact or example) as evidence or proof to support an argument

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Asunder

Adj/Adverb- into parts: apart from each other in position

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Brusque

Adj- talking or behaving in a very direct, brief, and unfriendly way

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Behooves

V- to be necessary or proper for (someone)

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Circuitous

Adj- not straight, short, and direct: not said or done simply or clearly

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Coalesce

V- to grow together

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Corpulent

Adj- having a large bulky body: obese

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Demeanor

N- a person's appearance and behavior: the way someone seems to be to other people

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Discursive

Adj- talking or writing about many different things in a way that is not highly organized

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Eloquence

N- the ability to speak or write well and in an effective way

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Egress

N- a way to get out of a place or the act of leaving a place

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Ethereal

Adj- in heaven: resembling heaven: seeming to belong to another world: very delicate

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Fallacious

Adj- containing a mistake: not true or accurate

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Filial

Adj- of or relating to a son or daughter: appropriate for a son or daughter

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Galvanize

V- to cause (people) to become so excited or concerned about an issue, idea, etc., that they want to do something about it: to cause (a force that is capable of causing change) to become active: to cover (steel or iron) with a a layer of zinc to prevent it from rusting

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Hermitage

N- a place where a hermit lives: a house or building that is far away from other houses, buildings, or people

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Illusory

Adj- based on something that is not true or real: based on an illusion

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Manifest

Adj- able to be seen: clearly shown or visible: easy to understand or recognize

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Pacifist

Adj- of, relating to, or characteristic of pacifism or pacifists: strongly and actively opposed to conflict and especially war

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Trite

Adj- not interesting or effective because of being used too often: not fresh or original