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Allay

V. To calm, set to rest; to lessen of relieve

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V. To calm, set to rest; to lessen of relieve

Allay

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S. Reduce, alleviate, moderate

Allay

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A. Aggravate, exacerbate, intensify

Allay

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The politician made a speech in order to ______ his constituents fears.

Allay
Demur
Embellish

Allay

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S. For allay

Reduce, alleviAte, moderate

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A. For allay

Aggravate, exacerbate, intensify

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Bestial

Adj. Beast like; beastly, brutAl; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility

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Adj. Beast like; beastly, brutAl; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility

Bestial

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S. Animal, depraved, loathsome

Bestial

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A. Human, humane, clement, virtuous

Bestial

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In beating their prisoner, the guards were guilty of a truly _______ act.

Furtive
Bestial
Garish

Bestial

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S. For bestial

Animal, depraved, loathsome

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A. For bestial

Human, humane, clement, virtuous

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Demur

V. To object or take exception to; N. An objection

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V. To object or take exception to; N. An objection

Demur

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S. V. Protest, object to

Demur

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S. For demur

V. Protest, object to

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A. V. Assent to, consent to, accept

Demur

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A. For demur

V. Assent to, consent to, accept

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The rank and file will _______ if they are not consulted regularly by the union leadership.

Demur
Indigent
Allay

Demur

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The speech in favor of the proposal was drowned out by a chorus of ________ from the senate floor.

Felicitous
Effrontery
Demur

Demur

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Effrontery

N. Shameless boldness, impudence

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N. Shameless boldness, impudence

Effrontery

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S. Gall, chutzpah, nerve, impertinence

Effrontery

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S. For effrontery

S. Gall, chutzpah, nerve, impertinence

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A. Shyness, diffidence, timidity

Effrontery

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Effrontery

A. Shyness, diffidence, timidity

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Embellish

V. To decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details

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V. To decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details

Embellish

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S. Ornament, garnish

Embellish

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S. For embellish

S. Ornament, garnish

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A. Strip, mar, disfigure

Embellish

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A. For embellish

Strip, mar, disfigure

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The best storytellers _______ their tales in ways to help readers visualize the setting.

Garish
Embellish
Allay

Embellish

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Felicitous

Adj. Appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy.

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Adj. Appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy.

Felicitous

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S. Fortunate, well-put

Felicitous

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S. For felicitous

Fortunate, well-put

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A. Inappropriate, inept, graceless, unhappy

Felicitous

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A. For felicitous

Inappropriate, inept, graceless, unhappy

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Furtive

Adj. Dome slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen

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Adj. Dome slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen

Furtive

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In view of the high prices for home heating oil, the mild winter was a ______ turn of events.

Felicitous
Indigent
Bestial

Felicitous

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The girl was caught taking a ________ glance at the test paper of the student sitting next to her.

Furtive
Illusory
Garish

Furtive

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S. Clandestine, covert, surreptitious

Furtive

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S. For furtive

Clandestine, covert, surreptitious

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A. Forthright, aboveboard, open

Furtive

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A. For furtive

Forthright, aboveboard, open

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Garish

Adj. Glaring; tastelessly showing of over decorating in a vulgar or offensive way.

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Adj. Glaring; tastelessly showing of over decorating in a vulgar or offensive way.

Garish

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The storefront was painted in _______ colors so that it would attract the attention of passerby.

Embellish
Garish
Furtive

Garish

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S. Gaudy, flashy, tawdry

Garish

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S. For garish

Gaudy, flashy, tawdry

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A. Subdued, muted, understated, quite

Garish

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A. For garish

A. Subdued, muted, understated, objective

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Illusory

Adj. misleading, deceptive; lacking in of not based on reality

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Adj. misleading, deceptive; lacking in of not based on reality

Illusory

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Police state Tactics provide a _______ sense of security in an unjust society

Garish
Indigent
Illusory

Illusory

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S. Specious, fanciful, imaginary

Illusory

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S. For illusory

S. Specious, fanciful, imaginary

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A. Actual, real, factual, objective

Illusory

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A. For illusory

A. Actual, real, factual, objective

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Indigent

Adj.needy, impoverished

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Adj. Needy, impoverished

Indigent

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The number of homeless and _______ persons has increased since the economy took a downturn.

Indigent
Felicitous
Illusory

Felicitous

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S. Penniless, poverty stricken, destitute

Indigent

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S. For indigent

S. Penniless, poverty stricken, destitute

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A. Wealthy, affluent, prosperous

Indigent

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A, for indigent

A. Wealthy, affluent, prosperous