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Anarchy

N: Absence of political authority

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Acumen

N: Quickness and keenness of judgement or insight

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Atypical

Adj: Not conforming to type; unusual or irregular

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Bulbous

Adj: Resembling a bulb in shape; rounded or swollen

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Clandestine

Adj: kept or done in secret, often to conceal and illicit or improper purpose

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Essence

N: The intrinsic or indispensable properties that characterize or identify something

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Evince

V: To show or demonstrate clearly

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Flail

N: A manual threshing devise V: To beat or strike; to wave or swing vigorously

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Inculcation

N but V: To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition

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Ingratiate

V: To bring (oneself) into another's favor, deliberately

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Lampoon

N: a piece of writing, a cartoon, etc., that mocks or makes fun of a well-known person or thing

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Misogynist

N/Adj: Hatred of women

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Myriad

N: A very large number

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Nomenclature

N: a system of names for things especially in science

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Obsequious

Adj: too eager to help or obey someone important

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Peripheral

Adj: not relating to the main or most important part

computers : connected to a computer but not an essential part of it

: of or relating to the area that is to the side of the area you are looking at

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Phlegmatic

Adj: not easily upset, excited, or angered

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Ponderous

Adj: very boring or dull

: slow or awkward because of weight and size

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Surreptitious

Adj: done in a secret way

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Chattel

N: something (such as a slave, piece of furniture, tool, etc.) that a person owns other than land or buildings

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Complaisance

disposition to please or to do what you have been asked or ordered to do

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Susceptible

Adj: easily affected, influenced, or harmed by something

: capable of being affected by a specified action or process