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Camaraderie

n/rapport and goodwill

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moratorium

/n/suspense of activity

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zealous

adj/ fervent; fanatical

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ubiquitous

adj/ occurring or seeming to occur everywhere

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contemptuous

adj/ haughty scornful

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rife

adj/ abundant; prevalent

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carte blanche

n/ boundless authority; unlimited power to act

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nonchalant

adj/ unconcerned; in different

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expurgate

v/ to remove vulgar or objective material

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vacillate

v/ to waver sway indecisively ***

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usurp

v/ to take over; to seize power
ant: abdicate; relinquish

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axiom

n/ a universal truth; an established rule
ant: absurdity

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catharsis

n/ a release of emotional tension

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risible

adj/ relating to laughter; laughable
ant: grave solemn

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crepuscular

adj/ pertaining to twilight

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estrange

v/ to alienate

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innocuous

adj/ harmless
ant: injurious

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incongruous

adj/ incompatible; unsuitable for the situation
ant: compatible ; fitting

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disconcert

v/ to frustrate; to confuse
ant: enlighten; comfort encourage

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anomaly

n/ a deviation from the norm; an odd or peculiar occurrence

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sanctimonious

adj/ showing false piety or righteousness
ant: humble modest

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imbroglio

n/ difficult and embarrassing situation
ant: peace and serenity

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sectarian

adj/ narrowly confined to a particular group
ant: tolerant

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contrive

v/ to plan cleverly; to devise

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livid

adj/ extremely angry
ant: contend pleased

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lurid

adj/ shocking explicit
ant: dull boring mediocre

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cogent

adj/ convincing; reasonable
ant: ineffective; weak

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entreat

v/ to earnestly request or petition
ant: demand

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ameliorate

v/ to make better improve
ant: weaken; damage; corrupt

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pander

v/ to explicit weakness of others; to cater to the vices of others

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lionize

v/ to assign great social importance; to treat as a celebrity
ant: ignore; overlook

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allay

v/ to relieve; to alleviate
ant: excite; intensify agitated

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corroborative

v/ to strengthen by adding evidence
ant: contradiction

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culpable

adj/ deserving blame or condemnation, guilty
ant: innocent; blameless

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penultimate

adj/ next to last

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blithe

adj/ carefree and lighthearted

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untenable

impossible to defend to justify

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veneer

a thin attractive layer that conceals something common or coarse

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tacit

indicated but not clearly expressed; implied silently
ant: explicit; frank

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largesse

generosity
ant: stinginess

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wont

adj/ likely

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etymology

n/ the history of a word; the study of words, origins

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requisite

adj/ required; necessary
ant: incidental nonessential

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disingenuous

adj/ insincere; calculating
ant: honest; sincere candid

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assiduous

adj/ diligent persistent
ant: lazy negligent

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propensity

n/ a tendency
ant: aversion

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compunction

n/ an uneasiness caused by guilt; a qualm

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revel

v/ to enjoy; to take pleasure in
ant: grieve lament

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pro

before, forward, forth

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lex

speak, speech, word

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script

to write

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dys

bad, difficult, abnormal

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ion

the act, process, or result of

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ob

towards; against; away

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mort

death

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con

with, together

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bene

good, well

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ject

throw; lie

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de

from; away from; down from reverse, negate

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spect

to see; look; watch