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Canine

noun - any animal belonging to the dog family
adjective - of or like a dog

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Vacillate

verb - to incline first to one course or opinion, then to another; to waver, sway, or fluctuate
noun - vacillation

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Fastidious

adjective - overly difficult to please; showing a demanding or over-caring attitude; meticulous; painstaking

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Defunct

adjective - no longer in existence or functioning; dead

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Influx

noun - a flowing in, as of people or things

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Meager(re)

adjective - noticeably lacking in quantity, quality, or extent; scanty; lean

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Obliterate

verb - to remove from recognition or memory; to make indecipherable by wiping out or covering over

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Ossify

verb - to change into bone; to harden, become rigid hardhearted, or opposed to change
noun - ossification

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Hauteur

noun - arrogance, haughtiness (from haut - "high" in French)

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Ravage

verb - to destroy or devastate
noun - the act of devastating; great damage

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Albeit

conjunction - even though, although

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Nebulous

adjective - lacking definitive form or limits; indistinct; clouded
noun - nebula

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Ultimatum

noun - a final proposition, condition, or demand (from ultimate; noun, adjective)

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Puerile

adjective - of or pertaining to a child; childishly foolish (think of pure, but watch the spelling)

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Sienna

adjective - a brownish-yellow earthy color
noun - the pigment used to make that color

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Idiosyncrasy

noun - a characteristic, mannerism, or habit particular to an individual
adjective - idiosyncratic

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Sleuth

noun - a detective; a bloodhound
verb - to track or trail as a detective

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Facetious

adjective - joking, often inappropriately or sarcastically
adverb - facetiously

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Onus

noun - a burden or responsibility

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Succinct

adjective - expressed in few words; concise; terse; compact
adverb - succinctly

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Ruminate

verb - to meditate; to muse; to mull over
noun - rumination