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ANARCHY

(n) A state of lawlessness, without government oversight or authority

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INDETERMINATE

(adj.) Vague or uncertain; not precisely fixed or established (adj.) Having an infinite number of solutions

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ALACRITY

(n) Cheerful willingness or promptness

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VAUNT

(v) Brag about

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EXTENUATING

(adj.) Lessening or mitigating the seriousness (or blameworthyness) or extent of something

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ANOMALY

(n) Deviation from the norm; irregularity (n) Something irregular, peculiar, abnormal, or deviating from the norm

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SOPHOMORIC

(adj.) Immature, showing lack of judgment (adj.) Pretentious and immature at the same time

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INGRATE

(n) An ungrateful person

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FALLACIOUS

(adj.) Built on unsound logic; containing a fallacy (fallacy means logical mistake) (adj.) Misleading or delusive

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CONFABULATE

(v) Chat, talk casually (v) To make things up; in psychology, to fill in gaps in ones memory with fabulous stories

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INVEIGLE

(v) To lure, induce, or win over by using flattery (v) To obtain by flattery or coaxing

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JOCULAR

(adj.) Characterized by or given to playful jesting; jolly

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BASE

(adj.) Mean spirited, contemptible, or selfish (adj.) Showing a lack of values or ethics (adj.) Of inferior value or quality

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CRYPTIC

(adj.) Having or seeming to have hidden meaning; mysterious or mystifying (adj.) Secret or occult; employing or using code or a cipher

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TIRADE

(n) An angry, protracted, harshly censorious speech or rant

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JIBE

(v) To be in harmony, agree

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UNSEEMLY

(adj.) Not in accordance with standards of good behavior or taste

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INUNDATE

(v) To cover in water, as in a flood or torrential rain (v) To overwhelm

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PETTIFOGGER

(n) A shifty or unethical lawyer (n) A person who bickers or quibbles over trivial matters

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AGGREGATE

(v) To gather together (n) Formed by the collection of smaller parts

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FETTER

(v) Shackle, put in chains, restrict the freedom of

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INCIPIENT

(adj.) Coming into existence or beginning to appear

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CHICANERY

(n) Deception through subterfuge or trickery

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INCURSION

(n) An invasion, raid, or hostile entrance of anothers territory (n) The act of entering

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JABBER

(v) To talk rapidly, incoherently, or nonsensically

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COALESCE

(v) To grow or unite into one mass or body; to fuse

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INDIGENCE

(n) Utter poverty, without comfort

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FERMENT

(v) 1. To undergo or cause fermentation (such as yogurt or other such foods) 2. To excite or agitate; to foment (n) A state of agitation, unrest, or tumult (the political ferment may lead to revolt)

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LABILE

(adj.) Apt or likely to change

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INSULARITY

(n) The state or quality of being insular, especially the narrow point of view resulting from life in a closed, isolated community

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ABERRANT

(adj.) Deviating from the usual or proper course, especially in behavior. (adj.) Deviating from the normal or expected type, atypical

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ESTIMABLE

(adj.) Worthy of esteem or admiration (adj.) Capable of being estimated

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CRAVEN

(adj.) Cowardly or contemptibly fearful

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TRIBUTE

(n) A gift, service, or other demonstration of gratitude, admiration, or affection (n) Evidence or something indicating a praiseworthy quality or characteristic (n) Payment given or extracted as a sign of submission or in exchange for protection

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TOUT

(v) To solicit business, votes, etc., in a persistent or annoying way (v) To describe or advertise boastfully; promote or praise excessively

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ENGENDER

(v) To give rise to, create, or cause (v) To beget or propagate

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FETID

adj.) Offensive smelling

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CRASS

(adj.) Crude, gross, and unrefined, lacking in discrimination (adj.) Excessively materialistic or base

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SUMMARILY

(adv) immediately, in a prompt or direct manner; without prior notice

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INDIGENOUS

(adj.) Native to or naturally occurring in a region or environment (adj.) Innate or natural

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DAMP

(dampen, damp down) (v) To deaden; hold back or retard the energy of; stifle, suffocate, restrain

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DIDACTIC

(adj.) Designed to teach or instruct (adj.) Intended for moral education (adj.) Excessively given to lecturing or moralizing

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TURBULENCE

(n) Violent commotion or disorder

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CENSURE

(v) to criticize or express disapproval, often formally

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VITUPERATIVE

(adj.) Characterized by tendency to censure, condemn, or verbally abuse

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DEBACLE

(n) An utter disaster, collapse, or failure (n) A rout or violent downfall

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GIBE

(v) To jeer, taunt, deride; (n) a mocking or sarcastic remark

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PRAGMATIC

(adj.) Practical; dealing in facts or real world occurrences rather than theory or ideals

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EQUANIMITY

(n) Calmness; mental or emotional stability under stress; balance or equilibrium

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SENTIENT

(adj.) Conscious, experiencing feeling or sensation

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CORRUGATED

(adj.) Drawn or bent into folds or furrows (as in corrugated cardboard) (adj.) Wrinkled, as in the skin or face

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ESOTERIC

(adj.) Understood by or intended for only a select group, often of people with specialized knowledge (adj.) Confidential

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AUTONOMOUS

(adj.) Independent, self governing (adj.) Existing or capable of functioning independently, without reliance on others

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DECOROUS

(adj.) Dignified, correct, or proper in manner or conduct

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AVID

(adj.) Urgently, keenly desirous, the point of greed (adj.) Marked by enthusiasm or voracious interest