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VISCID

(adj.) Having a sticky, adhesive, or viscous quality or consistency

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APPRECIABLE

(adj) Possible to see, measure, or estimate

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SANGFROID

(n) Self possession or composure, especially under stress

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PUISSANCE

(n) Power, might

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APPOSITE

(adj.) Appropriate, relevant, or apt

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GAUCHE

(adj.) Lacking in tact, sensitivity, or other social graces

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REDUNDANT

(adj.) More than necessary; superfluous (adj.) Excessively wordy or repetitive

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ABSCISSION

(n) The act of cutting off

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SUBSIDE

(v) To sink to a lower or normal level (such as a fever); to sink or settle down (as onto a couch or to the bottom of a river) (v) To become less agitated or active

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ABRIDGE

(v) To cut short, condense (especially of a written work)

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MITIGATE

(v) To moderate (the force, intensity, or strength of) or alleviate

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IMPLOSION

(n) Forceful collapse inward

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SQUELCH

(v) To crush or squash as if by trampling (v) To quell or suppress completely (v) To silence, as by a crushing remark (v) To emit a splashing, sucking sound

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EXTEMPORE

(adj.) Done, said, or composed with little or no preparation; unpremeditated

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INTEMPERANCE

(n) Indulgence of passions or appetites (n) Excessive drinking of alcohol

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ANALOGOUS

(adj.) Similar or related so that one can draw an analogy.

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FULMINATE

(v) To send out or issue with denunciation, invective, or condemnation (v) To explode

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TRUCULENT

(adj.) Ferocious, cruel, or savage; (adj.) Deadly or destructive (adj.) Scathing or harsh; (adj.) Belligerent or aggressive; disposed to fighting

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FLUKE

(n) A stroke of good luck; a chance occurrence or accident

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GLIB

(adj.) Fluent in speaking or writing to the point of insincerity or thoughtlessness (adj.) Done with natural ease or offhand nonchalance

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ASPERITY

(n) Rigor or severity(n) Roughness, unevenness or harshness, as of surface or sound (n) Roughness or harshness of manner or temper

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APOCRYPHAL

(adj.) Of questionable authenticity or origin; spurious

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AUGMENT

(v) To enlarge, make greater, more intense, or more numerous

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QUIESCENCE

(n) The state of being quiescent; tranquil restfulness or repose

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FLAG

(v) To signal, with or as with a flag (v) 1. To fall off in energy, vigor, interest, or activity 2. To droop or hang loose

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GARRULOUS

(adj.) Wordy; overly talkative and given to long, rambling, often trivial speech

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REQUITE

(v) To repay or make return for; to reciprocate (v) To avenge (v) To recompense for a service, benefit, or injury

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CONVOLUTED

(adj.) Having a great number of coils, loops, or folds (adj.) Intricate or involved

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EMACIATE

(adj.) Wasted away, enfeebled, or made extremely thin

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CATALYST

(n) Something precipitating, provoking, or accelerating an action, event, or change (n) A substance that starts or speeds a chemical reaction

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NABOB

(n) A person who is wealthy, prominent, or important (n) A provincial governor of Indias Mogul empire (historical)

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SOMATIC

(adj.) 1. Pertaining to the body (as opposed to the mind, a body part, or the environment), 2. Relating to the wall of the body cavity

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CONDONE

(v) To overlook, dismiss, or forgive (an offense)

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VERBOSE

(adj.) Using more words than necessary, wordy

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GAMBOL

(v) To frolic, to skip or leap about playfully

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DOFF

(v) 1. To take off or remove (as clothes); to tip or remove (ones hat) in greeting 2. To put aside or discard

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STALWART

(adj.) Strong or vigorous in mind, body, or spirit

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ADULTERATE

(v) To make impure or corrupt by adding foreign or inferior materials or ingredients, particularly in preparation for sale.

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FINESSE

(n) Skillful or adroit handling (n) Refinement or delicacy or performance, skill, or workmanship

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DILATE

(v) 1. To cause to expand, to widen or enlarge 2. To speak or write at length on a subject

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GERMANE

(adj.) Relevant or closely related

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GROUSE

(v) To complain, grumble (n) A grievance, a persistent complaint (n) Any of various types of plump, chickenlike game birds

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INDIFFERENT

(n) The state or quality of being indifferent, unconcerned

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ANTIPATHY

(n) An aversion, disliking, or distaste for (n) An object of dislike or aversion

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FORESTALL

(v) To hinder or prevent in advance (v) To anticipate or deal with in advance (v) To buy up goods so as to drive up prices for resale

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CARDINAL

(adj.) Of prime importance; chief, main

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SALUBRIOUS

(adj.) Promoting or conducive to health or well being

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SCURVY

(n) A wasting disease caused by vitamin C deficiency (adj.) Contemptible, despicable, or mean

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SQUALID

(adj.) Foul, dirty, or wretched, as from extreme poverty or neglect (adj.) Morally repulsive or sordid