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Accolade

N- An award or an expression of praise

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Apotheosis

N- The perfect form or example of something

The highest or best part of something

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Adroit

Adj- Very clever or skillful

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Banal

Adj- Boring or ordinary; not interesting

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Castigate

V- To criticize (someone) harshly

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Consternation

N- A strong feeling of surprise or sudden disappointment that causes confustion

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Crass

Adj- Having or showing no understanding of what is proper or acceptable; rude and insesitive

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Discernible

V- To detect with eyes; to detect with senses other than vision; to recognize or identify as separate and distinct; to come to know or recognize mentally

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Dogmatic

Adj- Expressing personal opinions or beliefs as if they are certainly correct and cannot be doubted

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Effrontery

N- A very confident attitude or way of behaving that is shocking or rude

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Extemporaneous

Adj- Made up or done without special preparation

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Gauche

Adj- Having or showing a lack of awareness about the proper way to behave; social awkward

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Incarnate

Adj- Having a human body

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Insinuate

V- to say (bad or insulting) in an indirect way; to gradually make (yourself) a part of a group or person's life, often by behaving in a dishonest way

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Matriculate

V- To become a student at a school and especially in a college or university

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Obscure

Adj- Not well-known; not known to most people; difficult to understand; likely to be understood by only a few people; difficult or impossible to know completely and with certainty.

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Parsimonious

Adj- Very unwilling to spend money

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Peripatetic

N- A follower of Aristotle or adherent of Aristotelianism; pedestrian; movement or journeys hither and thither

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Purloin

V- To appropriate wrongfully and often by a breach of trust

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Scrupulous

Adj- Very careful about doing something correctly; careful about doing what is honest and morally right

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Stagnate

V- To become or remain not flowing/changing

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Tenets

N- A belief or idea that is very important to a group