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Detonate

verb - to blow up; explode; to cause to explode
noun - detonation

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Penchant

noun - a strong inclination; a liking for

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Irrational

adjective - illogical; senseless; not reasonable
noun - irrationality

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Jostle

verb - to shove or push rudely; to come into close contact with; to collide

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Revelry

noun - great pleasure or satisfaction in something
noun - to revel

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Merge

verb - to blend or combine in a way that results in the loss of separate identity; to unite

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Potency

noun - strength; power; a capacity for development
adjective - potent

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Seethe

verb - to boil; to saturate; to be highly agitated

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Faux

(FR: false; "foe") adjective - resembling something else that is genuine and of better quality

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Foliage

noun - a mass of leaves (as of a plant or forest)

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Copse

noun - a thicket of bushes or vegetation

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Vituperative

adjective - abusive in words; scolding
noun - vituperation

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Alabaster

adjective - translucent white
noun - a white, translucent gypsum, often carved into object, as vases or statues

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Vapid

adjective - lacking in spirit, liveliness, or zest; insipid

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Contrive

verb - to plan, devise; to bring about with difficulty; to frame, make
noun - contrivance

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Lexicon

noun - the vocabulary of a particular trade group of people, or the like (jargon); a dictionary

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Tantalize

verb - to tease or torment by presenting something desirable but keeping it out of reach

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Gastronomic

adjective - pertaining to the art of good eating

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Pious

adjective - marked by reverence for deity; devout; excessively or affectedly religious

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Simulate

verb - to look or act like; to pretend to be; to imitate

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Edict

noun - an order or decree