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Encompass

verb - to contain or include; to enclose
adjective - encompassing (think of a compass: NESW)

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Implacable

adjective - relentless; not capable of being pacified or appeased
adverb - implacably

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Incentive

noun - motivation; encouragement

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Militant

adjective - aggressive; in support of a belief or cause
noun - an individual prepared to fight for a cause; an activist

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Pivotal

adjective - on which something turns or depends; crucial; vitally important
noun and verb - pivot

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Postulate

noun - an assumption; a basic principle
verb - to assume without proof

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Retribution

noun - something given to make up for a wrong done; punishment

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Stringent

adjective - strict or severe; tight in finances or credit

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Transcend

verb - to rise above or go beyond the limits of; to exceed or surpass
adjective - transcendent

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Transitory

adjective - passing quickly; lasting only a short time; temporary

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Bathos

noun - an abrupt change from the lofty, or high, to the low, ordinary or trivial (often in writing)

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Feckless

adjective - feeble or ineffective; careless, irresponsible

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Exploit

verb - to take the greatest possible advantage of, often in a negative way
noun - exploitation

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Festoon

verb - to drape, as a garland or string, in a loop or curve from AT LEAST two points
noun - a garland or string suspended or looped from AT LEAST two points

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Simian

adjective - resembling or relating to an ape or monkey or its characteristics
noun - an ape or monkey

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Jocular

adjective - given to or characterized by joking or jesting; waggish
noun - jocularity

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Squalid

adjective - dirty and wretched, as from poverty or lack of care
noun - squalor

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Zeitgeist

noun - the feeling of the time; general trend of thought or feeling of an era

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Ludicrous

adjective - laughable because of obvious absurdity or incongruity

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Turret

noun - a small tower-shaped projection on a building

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Ersatz

adjective - an artificial and inferior substitute