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RUE

(n) regret, sorrow; (v) to regret, to feel remorse (n) a bitter herb used medicinally

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EQUIVOCAL

(adj.) Undecided, ambivalent (adj.) Open to multiple interpretations, often with the intent to deceive or mislead; of uncertain or dubious nature

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VERISIMILAR

(adj.) Probably, likely, or appearing to be true

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HOODWINK

(v) To deceive or trick, especially using a misleading or false appearance

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MISANTHROPE

(n) One with hate or distrust for humankind

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TEETOTALER

(n) One who abstains totally from alcohol

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APATHETIC

(adj.) Showing or feeling little emotion (adj.) Without interest or concern; indifferent

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PEDANTIC

(adj.) Excessively, narrowly, often ostentatiously focused on formal rules or book learning; unimaginative

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INDELIBLE

(adj.) Permanent; Impossible to remove, erase, or wash away (adj.) Memorable, unforgettable, making a lasting impression

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SCOTCH

(v) To put an end to (the storm scotched our plans)

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CODA

(n) Something that concludes, finishes, or rounds out, often with a summary of what has gone before (example: an unpleasant afterhours voicemail from your boss would be a coda to an awful workday)

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HOMOGENEOUS

(adj.) Similar in kind; composed of similar or uniform parts

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FATUOUS

(adj.) Complacently foolish or silly

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INVETERATE

(adj.) Established through long practice or precedent (adj.) Habitual or ingrained

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PERMEABLE

(adj.) Capable of being permeated or penetrated; porous so as to admit liquid

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PHILANTHROPIC

(adj.) Of, related to, characterized by, involved with, or providing charitable or humanitarian aid or assistance

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OSTRACIZE

(v) To exclude; to exile from a group by general consent

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PROPAGATE

(v) To multiply or breed; to pass (traits) to offspring (v) To extend or spread to a greater area or number (v) To foster wider knowledge or spread word of; to publicize

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FIDELITY

(n) The state or quality of being faithful or loyal (n) Accuracy or exactness (as in high fidelity)

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ABSTAIN

(v) To refrain or hold oneself back

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INHIBIT

(v) To prevent, prohibit, or forbid (v) To restrain, dampen, hold back, or check

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FACETIOUS

(adj.) Joking or jocular (often inappropriately), not meaning to be serious (adj.) Intended to be humorous, rather than serious

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INGENUOUS

(adj.) Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness; straightforward, candid, frank

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AFFABLE

(adj.) Pleasant and easy to talk to; approachable

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ADHERE

(v) To stay attached, stick to (v) To be devoted in support or allegiance (v) To remain committed to

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SLACK

(adj.) 1. Negligent, careless, or lax; slow, sluggish, lacking energy; lacking tautness or tightness; weak; inactive, not busy (v) 1. To become slack, to loosen or make slower 2. To shirk or evade work; to be careless or inattentive in doing

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DIVERGE

(v) To turn aside from a path or course; to branch off from a single point (v) To differ in opinion, form, or character

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FREQUENT

(adj.) Happening often (v) To visit

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FRINGE

(n) A margin, periphery, or outer edge

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EGRESS

(n) The act of going out or exiting (n) An exit or way out

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ASCEND

(v) To move or slope upward; to rise from a lower level or station (v) To go back in time or genealogical progression (v) To become king or queen

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LAUDABLE

(adj.) Praiseworthy

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RENT

(adj.) Having been torn; violently lacerated; or wrested from (n) 1. A tear or opening created by rending 2. A rift or breach in relations

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VOLATILE

(adj.) Widely varying, fickle, inconstant, or even prone to violence

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ASEPTIC

(adj.) Free from or protecting against infection by pathogenic microorganisms (adj.) Without animation or emotion

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SKULLDUGGERY

(n) Deceitful, underhanded, unscrupulous behavior

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PREDILECTION

(n) A preference or partiality for something

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DIVESTITURE

(n) The act of divesting (opposite of investing), or stripping someone of property (n) The sale or liquidation of assets

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PROLOGUE

(n) An introduction, esp. to a poem, play, novel

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GOSSAMER

(adj.) Extremely light, delicate, or sheer

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DORMANT

(adj.) Lying asleep or as if asleep; inactive (esp. temporarily inactive)

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GRATE

(v) To shred (such as cheese) by rubbing against an abrasive surface; To cause to make a harsh sound through grinding (as teeth); To persistently annoy

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GRATUITOUS

(adj.) Done, given, or obtained without payment; unearned (adj.) Unwarranted, unjustified, uncalled for

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HEGEMONY

(n) Dominance or influence of one group or force over others

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RIFT

(n) A narrow fissure in rock (n) A break in an interpersonal relationship

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GRIEVOUS

(adj.) Causing great pain, suffering, or grief (adj.) Serious, dire, severe, or extremely harmful; oppressive, burdensome

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EPHEMERAL

(adj.) Short-lived or lasting only a brief period (adj.) Lasting only one day

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ASPERSION

(n) A false, derogatory claim meant to injure someones reputation (n) The act of making such a claim (n) A sprinkling with water, especially as part of a religious ceremony

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HALCYON

(adj.) Calm, peaceful, or tranquil (adj.) Prosperous or wealthy