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AMORTIZE

(v) To gradually and systematically write off (such as a debt)

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COWER

(v) To shrink or cringe in fear

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DISSONANCE

(n) Harsh, unpleasantly conflicting, or cacophonous sounds (n) Inconsistency or lack of agreement

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BALEFUL

(adj.) Harmful in influence or intent (adj.) Foreboding, ominous

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DISTENDED

(adj.) Extended, expanded, or increased in size or volume (adj.) Swollen

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PARADOX

(n) A seemingly false or contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true

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PRETERNATURAL

(adj.) Exceeding the natural, normal, or regular; extraordinary (adj.) Existing outside of or beyond the normal course of nature (adj.) Supernatural

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PREEN

(v) (Of animals) To smooth and clean ones fur or feathers (v) To dress with great care or primp (v) To gloat, congratulate oneself, or swell with pride

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LAMBASTE

(v) To berate, criticize, or reprimand harshly (v) To beat or whip

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LASSITUDE

(n) Weariness or fatigue (n) Listlessness or indolence

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DIVEST

(v) To deprive or dispossess of property, ownership, title; to sell off, as an investment (v) To strip of clothing or equipment

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LEVITY

(n) Lightness or unseriousness of manner, mind, or character, to the point of being inappropriate; frivolity (n) Fickleness or inconstancy

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PRODIGAL

(adj.) Wastefully, recklessly extravagant or spendthrift (adj.) Lavish, profuse, or yielding in abundance

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BANAL

(adj.) Without originality or freshness

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LAGGARD

(adj.) Slow, sluggish, or lagging behind

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PROFLIGATE

(adj.) Utterly dissolute (adj.) Wildly extravagant or wasteful

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EXIGENT

(adj.) Urgent, pressing, demanding immediate action (adj.) Demanding a good deal or too much

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PROFUNDITY

(n) Something profound; intellectual, mental, or emotional depth

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LIBERTINE

(n) One who is dissolute, debauched, or without moral restraint (n) One who is unconventional in religious matters

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LETHARGY

(n) A state of sluggishness, inactivity, laziness, or indifference (n) Unusually intense drowsiness or sleepiness

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PROLIX

(adj.) Excessively long or tediously drawn-out (adj.) Excessively wordy

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FORD

(n.) A shallow place in a body of water where one can cross on foot, by horse, etc. (v.) To cross over a body of water, such as a river, in this way

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LIMPID

(adj.) Clear or transparent (adj.) Simple, transparent, or easily understood (as in style or speech) (adj.) Untroubled or serene

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PROSCRIBE

v) To prohibit or forbid (v) To condemn as dangerous or harmful (v) To banish; to publish the name of a convicted outlaw

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LIST

(v) To lean to one side, as a ship

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PUNGENCY

(n) The state or quality of being acrid in smell; biting, caustic, sharp, or incisive

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LOLL

(v) To move or rest in a reclined, indolent manner; to droop or hang

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LOQUACIOUS

(adj.) Excessively talkative or garrulous; wordy

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EMACIATION

(n) Extreme thinness due to starvation, undernourishment, or illness

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QUELL

(v) To suppress, subdue, or put down forcefully (v) To calm or pacify

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PIQUE

(n) A feeling of offense or wounded pride; resentment

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LULL

(v) To soothe or put to sleep (v) To deceive or cause to feel a false sense of safety or security

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CANON

(n) That which is standard, approved, or sanctioned, especially in regards to scripture or literature (n) A rule, principal, or law

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QUACK

(n) One who fraudulently claims to have medical skills; a charlatan

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LUMBER

(v) To move in a clumsy, heavy, slow way; to move with a rumbling noise

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MACERATE

(v) To make soft or dissolve by soaking; to emaciate

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DESULTORY

(adj.) Lacking in consistency or order; unplanned or fitful (adj.) Random or disconnected from the main subject

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EPICURE

(n) Someone with refined, discriminating taste, especially in food or wine; a connoisseur

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REBUFF

(v) To reject or criticize bluntly or abruptly; to snub (v) To check, repel, or drive off

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RECANT

(v) To formally repudiate or retract a former statement or belief (v) To openly admit error

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RECONDITE

(adj.) Challenging to those of average understanding or knowledge; abstruse or deep (adj.) Concealed or hidden

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SOPORIFIC

(adj.) Tending to cause sleep or dull alertness (adj.) Sleepy, lethargic, or drowsy

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BELIE

(v) To contradict or show to be false (v) To misrepresent or give a false impression of

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REDOUBTABLE

(adj.) Causing fear; alarming or formidable (adj.) Illustrious; worthy of respect

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MEANDER

(v) To ramble or wander aimlessly and without urgency (v) To take a winding, indirect course

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MENDACIOUS

(adj.) Lying, dishonest; misleading

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MERCURIAL

(adj.) Changeable, volatile, or given to rapid shifts in mood (adj.) Having qualities associated w/Greek god Mercury, inc. cleverness, eloquence, and thievishness

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METAPHYSICAL

(adj) concerned with abstract thought, related to metaphysics (branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the nature of being and of the world); very subtle or abstruse

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METAMORPHOSE

(v) To change or be transformed utterly in form or appearance (v) To cause or subject to metamorphosis

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NORMATIVE

(adj.) Prescribing a norm or standard, expressing value judgments (how things should be) instead of just stating the facts

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SHYSTER

(n) A person who uses petty or unethical practices, esp. a lawyer who does this

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MIMETIC

(adj.) Imitative, copying, relating to mimicry

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CREPUSCULAR

(adj.) Like twilight, dim

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SYNCRETISM

(n) Reconciliation or fusion (esp. only partial) of different philosophies, religions, belief systems, etc.

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ECUMENICAL

(adj.) Universal; worldwide in scope

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ROCOCO

(n) A style of art originating in 18th century France marked by elaborate ornamentation (an abundance of scrolls, foliage, etc.) (adj.) Extremely elaborate or complicated