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admonish

(v.) to warn; to caution in counsel
Syn: advise; notify; warn

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daub

(v.) to paint coarsely or unskillfully
Syn: smear

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obeisance

(n.) a bow or similar gesture expressing deep respect

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affliction

(n.) anything causing great suffering
Syn: difficulty; pain; burden
Ant: relief; aid

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cache

(n.) a concealed store of goods or valuables
Syn: hoard; reserve

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mendicant

(n.) a beggar

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aphorism

(n.) a concise statement of a truth or principle
Syn: adage; maxim; saying

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oscillate

(v.) to swing or move back and forth like a pendulum
Syn: vacillate; fluctuate; alternate

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delete

(v.) to take out; to remove
Syn: erase; cancel
Ant: include; add

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oust

(v.) to drive out; to expel; to deprive
Syn: eject

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impermeable

(adj.) not permitting passage (especially of fluids)
Syn: impenetrable; impervious
Ant: permeable

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paean

(n.) a fervent expression, or song, of joy or praise
Syn: acclaim; tribute

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imperturbable

(adj.) not easily excited, even under pressure
Syn: collected; unflustered

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lax

(adj.) careless or negligent
Syn: slack; neglectful
Ant: careful; meticulous

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palpable

(adj.) obvious; capable of being touched or felt
Syn: evident; conspicuous
Any: obscure; unclear

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Roots liber and liver

Free

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Root soph

Wise

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Root men

To think