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concede

acknowledge defeat

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apathy

the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

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propaganda

information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause

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abate

become less in amount or intensity

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amiable

friendly, agreeable

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paragon

model of excellence or perfection of a kind

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endear

To cause to be loved.

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clandestine

secret; covert; stealthy

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erroneous

containing or characterized by error

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demise

the time when something ends

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ubiquitous

being everywhere, omnipresent

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ingratiate

gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts

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aura

a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing

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dissent

a difference of opinion

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deduce

reason by deduction

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denigrate

to attack the reputation of; to criticise in a derogatory manner

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repress

to keep your emotions hidden from others, even from yourself

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pander

to cater to the tastes and desires of others or exploit their weaknesses

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siphon

convey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a ___

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garner

acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions

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stymie

hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

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whim

an odd or fanciful or capricious idea

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ostentatious

describing a showy or pretentious display

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quirk

a peculiar way of acting; a sudden twist or turn

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candor

sincerity/ frankness, the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

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abscond

depart secretly and hide

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curtail

terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent

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clamor

compel someone to do something by insistent outcry, loud and persistent outcry from many people

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circumvent

to go around, encircle

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exploit

use or manipulate to one's advantage

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squander

waste, spend extravagantly

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aloof

remote in manner, not involved

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elated

exultantly proud and joyful

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divert

1. entertain; 2. distract; 3. cause a detour

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brazen

(adj.) excessively bold, brash

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impudent

improperly forward or bold, offensivly bold

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smother

envelop completely, deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion

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ostracize

avoid speaking to or dealing with, expel from a community or group

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exorbitant

Going beyond usual and proper limits.

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alfresco

in the open air; outside

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assail

attack someone physically or emotionally

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console

give moral or emotional strength to, to comfort.

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confide

To reveal in trust or confidence.

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retort

to reply quickly, angrily or with wit.

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plausible

within the realm of credibility

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derogatory

expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. detract; disparage

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capricious

determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

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pare

To cut, shave, or remove (the outside) from anything.

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albeit

(conj) in spite of the facts, regardless of the fact; although

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dissident

disagreeing (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious; N.

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extradition

the surrender of a fugitive from one state to another

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fascist

a member of a political party who supports extreme nationalism and a dictator

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abject

showing humiliation or submissiveness

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deviate

cause to turn away from a previous or expected course

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cult

an interest followed with exaggerated zeal, a system of religious beliefs and rituals

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innocuous

unlikely to harm or disturb anyone

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avuncular

like an uncle in kindness or indulgence

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unduly

improperly, unjustly; beyond a due degree, excessively

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bullion

gold or silver in bars or ingots, a mass of precious metal

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staccato

Series of short, quick sounds

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lucrative

producing wealth; profitable

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ambient

adj. completely surrounding, encompassing

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scythe

n. A long curved blade for mowing, reaping, etc.

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lorry

a motor truck, esp. a large one

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indelibly

permanently; in a way that cannot be erased or removed

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resilient

elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)

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transponder

electrical device designed to receive a specific signal and automatically transmit a specific reply

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conjure

To call forth by magic; To bring to mind; To recall or evoke

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debase

degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N.

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epitomize

to be a typical example of; to represent; to typify, exemplify

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cronies

old friends; close compainions

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harem

living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household

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consort

A companion or associate., associate with; keep company; N: husband or wife (or a ruler)

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dowry

money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage

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scrupulous

conscientious; extremely thorough, adj. Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong.

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repute

the state of being held in high esteem and honor

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avert

prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought)

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requisite

needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensable

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berate

to scold severely or angrily.

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pallor

unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)

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sycophantic

A person who flatters influential people to further themself

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ambiguity

an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context

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marital

of or relating to the state of marriage

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polygamy

n. the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once.

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posterity

All of the lineal descendants of a person; all future generations

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impose

compel to behave in a certain way

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sublime

causing deep feelings of wonder, joy, respect, etc.; exalted; noble and uplifting; utter

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moot

Not subject to a court ruling because the controversy has not actually arisen, or has ended., open to argument or debate

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forebode

make a prediction about

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eccentric

Condition of being out of the ordinary, strange and unconventional behavior

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pompous

puffed up with vanity, Marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner.

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masquerade

pretend to be someone or something that you are not

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squelch

to strike or press with crushing force; crush down; squash., Supress

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lithe

gracefully slender, flexible; supple

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panoramic

as from an altitude or distance

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extort

To obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity.

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galvanize

to stimulate, to startle into sudden activity

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tepid

moderately warm, lukewarm

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hone

make perfect or complete

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apex

the highest point (of something)

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enamored

marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness, INFATUATED

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baubles

showy trinkets

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tonic

anything invigorating physically, mentally, or morally, OR a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring

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derelict

a ship abandoned on the high seas, adj. Neglectful of obligation.

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imminent

Dangerous and close at hand.

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snub

a refusal to recognize someone you know

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litigious

inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

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virility

the trait of being manly, masculine mental or physical strength

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dotage

feebleness of mind due to old age.

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stead

the place occupied by a substitute

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commence

Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action., to begin or start

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voucher

instrument authorizing a cash payment.

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purge

rid of impurities, an act of removing by cleansing

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fiscal

involving financial matters

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pretense

a false show of something, the act of giving a false appearance

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furtive

Stealthy or sly, like the actions of a thief.

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baron

a very wealthy or powerful businessman

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depose

dethrone; remove from office; testify

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stipend

A definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance.

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pathological

pertaining to disease; N. study of disease

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nihilist

someone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief, An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known.

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coup

brilliant victory or accomplishment OR the violent overthrow of a government by a small internal group

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archipelago

n. Any large body of water studded with islands, or the islands collectively themselves.

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consternation

fear resulting from the awareness of danger

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bayou

a marshy inlet of a lake, river, etc., usually stagnant

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divest

deprive of status or authority, reduce or dispose of

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acquisition

an ability that has been acquired by training

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anarchism

a political theory favoring the abolition of governments

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infatuate

marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness

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refurbish

to clean, renew, refresh, or repair

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implement

instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end