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allocate

v. to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute

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ardent

adj. very enthusiastic, impassioned

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assiduous

adj. persistent, attentive, diligent

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brash

adj. prone to act in a hasty manor; impudent

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capricious

adj. subject to whims or passing fancies

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chastise

v. to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely

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copious

adj. abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose

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deviate

v. to turn aside; to stray from a norm
n. one who departs from a norm
adj. differing from a norm

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emaciated

adj. unnaturally thin

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exult

v. to rejoice greatly

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gnarled

adj. twisted, knotted, lumpy

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indemnity

n. a payment for damage or loss

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inkling

n. a hint; a vague notion

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limpid

adj. clear, transparent; readily understood

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omnipotent

adj. almighty, having unlimited power or authority

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palatable

adj. agreeable to the taste of one's sensibilities; suitable for consumption

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poignant

adj. deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell

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rancor

n. bitter resentment or ill-will

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sophomoric

adj. immature and overconfident; pretentious

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spontaneous

adj. arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance