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absolve

to find innocent or blameless

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adamant

not giving in; stubborn

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amiable

good-natured

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amoral

lacking a moral sense

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animosity

strong dislike

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antagonist

an enemy

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eccentric

odd

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encounter

a meeting

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epitome

a perfect model

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malign

to speak ill of

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curt

rudely brief

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demoralize

to discourage

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dilemma

a hard choice

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inclination

a preference

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irate

furious

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retort

to reply

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sabotage

to do harm

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subsequent

following

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wary

careful

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zeal

passion

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acclaim

praise

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adjacent

close

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elicit

to bring out

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engross

to hold interest of

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escalate

to increase

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exploit

to take advantage of

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methodical

orderly

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obsolete

no longer used

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tangible

solid

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terminate

to end

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deterrent

a prevention

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implication

something suggested

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inequity

an injustice

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infirmity

a disability

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infringe

to interfere with

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innovation

something new

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revitalize

to refresh

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sparse

distributed thinly

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subjective

one-sided

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succinct

brief and clear

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allusion

to hint about

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altruistic

unselfish

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appease

to calm

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arbitrary

impulsive

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assail

to attack

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banal

unoriginal

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euphemism

a term that doesn't offend

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mercenary

greedy

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syndrome

a group of symptoms

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taint

to damage

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ann, enn

year

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audi, audio-

hearing

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cycl, cyclo-

circle

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-hood

state of

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hyper-

more than normal

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-ly

in a certain way

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non-

not

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path, -pathy

feeling

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pend

to hang

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quart, quardr

four