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ERUDITE

(adj.) Learned, knowledgeable, or scholarly

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DIFFIDENT

(adj.) Lacking self-confidence; shy, timid

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ESCHEW

(v) To shun, avoid, or abstain from

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MALLEABLE

(adj.) Capable of being shaped or molded, as by a hammer or pressure (adj.) Susceptible to control or outside influence (adj.) Adaptable to changing conditions

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SAVANT

(n) Learned person, scholar, sage; an idiot savant

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SEDULOUS

(adj.) Diligent or persevering in effort or application (adj.) Done or achieved through perseverance

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HALLMARK

(n) an outstanding or distinguishing feature; a mark indicating quality or excellence

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HAPLESS

(adj.) Unfortunate or unlucky

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SINECURE

(n) a paid position or office requiring little or no work

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HARROW

(v) To disturb or torment (v) To prepare ground for planting with a harrow, a tool designed to break up and even out plowed land

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EXHAUSTIVE

(adj.) Thorough; not leaving anything out (adj.) Tending to exhaust, exhausting

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HAVEN

(n) A place of comfort or rest, a sanctuary (n) A port or harbor

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CLINCH

(v) grab, hold; secure a goal (to clinch the win)

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STYMIE

(v) To block, thwart, or stand in the way of

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ENIGMA

(n) A puzzling or inscrutable person, occurrence, or situation (n) A puzzling or obscure text or speech

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WELTER

(n) A confused jumble or mass (v) To become deeply involved or embroiled in something (v) To roll, writhe, or heave

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SUPPLICATE

(v) To ask humbly of (someone); to beseech (v) To ask for something humbly, to pray for

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ZEALOUS

(adj.) Fervent, filled with or motivated by passionate or excessive enthusiasm

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HYPERBOLE

(n) Extreme exaggeration, often used for effect as a figure of speech

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TORRID

(adj.) Parched, burning, intensely hot (adj.) Passionate, ardent (adj.) Fast, hurried

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IDYLL

(n) A poem, either a short description of an idealized rural scene or a narrative dealing with romantic or heroic themes (n) A carefree, lighthearted experience or period; a romantic interlude

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TRAVESTY

(n) A distorted, debased, grotesque, or inferior imitation or likeness (n) An exaggerated burlesque or imitation of a serious literary work, usually grotesquely incongruous

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TURPITUDE

(n) Depravity, baseness, or vileness (n) A corrupt act

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FERVOR

(n) Intensity or warmth of emotion (n) Intense heat

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CACOPHONY

(adj.) Dissonance; Jarring, harsh, or discordant sound

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FLEDGE

(v) To care for (as a young bird) until it is ready to fly (v) To cover with or as with feathers (v) To grow plumage needed for flight

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IMPASSIVE

(adj.) Not revealing, expressing, or betraying emotion

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IMPECUNIOUS

(adj.) Penniless; without money

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WARMONGER

(n) One who advocates or attempts to incite war

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IMPEDE

(v) To hinder or obstruct movement or progress

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ABHOR

(v) To hate, despise, regard with horror or repugnance

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PREVARICATE

(v) To equivocate, lie, or stray from the truth

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DIVULGE

(v) To reveal or make known (a secret or confidence)

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PRECURSOR

(n) One that precedes and announces or suggests anothers approach (n) A forerunner or predecessor; one that precedes another

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ATTENUATE

(v) To make thin, slender, or small (v) To reduce in density or consistency; to rarefy (v) To lessen the force, value, numbers, or strength of (v) To reduce the intensity, vitality, or virulence of

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OSTENTATIOUS

(adj.) Given to excessive, pretentious, conspicuous display

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IMPROBITY

(n) Dishonesty; lack of probity (probity means honesty)

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CONVERSANCE

(n) Familiarity; the state of being able to speak about something (converse) knowledgeably

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QUANDARY

(n) State of perplexity, especially regarding how to proceed

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PROPRIETY

(n) The quality of being proper or appropriate (n) Plural: The customs and rules of polite society

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IMPUDENT

(adj.) Insolent, boldly disrespectful

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DWINDLE

(v) To shrink or diminish until little remains

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IMPUGN

(v) To challenge or attack as false or questionable

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CAPRICIOUS

(adj.) Whimsical; governed by or subject to caprice or impulse

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INADVERTENT

(adj.) Accidental or unintentional (adj.) Inattentive, not fully focused or taking heed

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RECUMBENT

(adj.) Lying down or reclining, especially in repose (adj.) Resting or idle

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IMPROMPTU

(adj.) Done, said or composed on the spur of the moment; improvised

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ABJURE

(v) To renounce, recant, or repudiate, often solemnly or under oath

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REFULGENT

(adj.) Radiant, resplendent; shining brilliantly