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genocide

(n.) the deliberate destruction of a group of people

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zaftig

(adj.) having a full, shapely figure
Syn: curvaceous

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predilection

(n.) a preference toward someone or something
Syn: preference; partiality; penchant
Ant: aversion; hatred

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faux

(adj.) artificial; false; not genuine
Syn: fake; imitation
Ant: authentic; true

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foray

(n.) a surprise attack
Syn: raid; incursion

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conjecture

(n.) a judgement or opinion based on little or questionable evidence
Syn: speculation; guesswork
Ant: fact

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allocate

(v.) to distribute, allot, or designate
Syn: apportion; assign

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gratis

(adj.) free; without charge

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materialistic

(adj.) wanting material possessions
Ant: altruistic

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belabor

(v.) to work at something beyond practicality; to overstress
Syn: stress; overdo
Ant: disregard; ignore

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progeny

(n.) offspring; children
Syn: descendants; young
Ant: ancestors

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quintessential

(adj.) the most typical; ideal
Syn: model; standard

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rudimentary

(adj.) basic; not refined or well developed
Syn: elementary; undeveloped
Ant: refined; sophisticated

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monolithic

(adj.) massive, uniform, and solid

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manifesto

(n.) a public declaration of policies or intentions
Syn: proclamation

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roots ped and pod

foot

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root phob

fear

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root port

to carry, bring