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Acclaim (v)

to praise in a very strong and enthusiastic way

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Bastion (n)

a place or system in which something continues to survive

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Contrite (adj)

feeling or showing regret for bad behavior

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Efface (v)

to cause to fade or disappear

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Extol (v)

to praise highly

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Genial (adj)

warmly and pleasantly cheerful

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Humane (adj)

characterized by tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for people and animals, especially for the suffering or distressed

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Innocuous (adj)

not harmful or injurious; harmless

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Hamper (v)

to hold back; hinder; impede
to interfere with

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Fraudulent (adj)

characterized by, involving, or proceeding from fraud, as actions, enterprise, methods, or gains
tricking to get something of value

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Languish (v)

to be or become weak from inactivity

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Insipid (adj)

without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities
*Lacking Flavor*

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Impugn (v)

to challenge as false; cast doubt upon

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Augment (v)

to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent

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Banal (adj)

devoid of freshness or originality
*boring*

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Expedite (v)

to speed up the progress of...

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Diminish (v)

to make or cause to seem smaller or less important

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Garner (v)

to gather or deposit in for oneself

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Implication (n)

something suggested as naturally to be inferred or understood

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Impasse (n)

a position or situation from which there is no escape

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Accord (v)

to be in agreement or harmony

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Acquiesce (v)

to accept, agree, or allow something to happen by staying quiet or by not arguing

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Benevolent (adj)

characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings

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Benign (adj)

showing or expressive of gentleness or kindness, harmless

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Enthrall (v)

to hold the attention of someone by being very exciting, interesting, or beautiful

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Exemplary (adj)

extremely good and deserving to be admired and copied

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Infamous (adj)

having an extremely bad reputation

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Gratis (adv)

without charge or payment

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Ghastly (adj)

shockingly frightful or dreadful

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Glutton (n)

a person who eats and drinks excessively

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Loathe (v)

to feel disgust or intense aversion for

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Morbid (adj)

relating to unpleasant subjects

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Atrophy (n)

wasting away muscles

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Caustic (adj)

sharp, hateful or malicious

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Desiccate (v)

to remove moisture from

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Disdain (v)

to harbor string negative feelings and follow with action

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Bypass (n)

a road that goes around a blocked or very crowded area

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Curb (v)

to restrain or control

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Disperse (v)

to drive or send off in various directions

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Engender (v)

to produce, cause, or give rise to

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Enhance (v)

to raise to a higher degree

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Covert (adj)

made, shown or done in a way that is not easily seen or noticed

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Facade (n)

a way of behaving or appearing that gives other people a false idea of your true feelings

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Elaborate (adj)

made or done with great care and much detail

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Diverse (adj)

of a different kind

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Enigma (n)

someone or something that is difficult to understand or explain

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Ephemeral (adj)

lasting a very short time

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Amass (v)

to gather for oneself

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Conspicuous (adj)

easily seen or noticed

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Contempt (n)

a feeling that someone or something is not worthy of any respect or approval

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Distort (v)

to change the natural, normal, or original shape, appearance or sound of something in a way that is usually not attractive or pleasing

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Flagrant (adj)

shockingly noticeable or evident, very bad

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Flout (v)

to break or ignore without hiding what you are doing or showing fear

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Inclement (adj)

having rain or storms

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Meander (v)

to proceed by or take a winding or indirect coarse

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Fictitious (adj)

created, taken, or assumed for the sake of concealment

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Innate (adj)

existing form the time a person or animal is born

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Judicious (adj)

having or showing good judgment

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Lavish (adj)

giving or using a large amount of something

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Prudent (adj)

having or showing careful good judgment

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Virulent (adj)

full of hate or anger

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Philanthropy (n)

the practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people

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Mitigate (v)

to make less severe or painful

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Lucid (adj)

very clear and easy to understand

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Replete (adj)

having much or plenty of something

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Ameliorate (v)

to make (something, such as a problem) better

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Prim (adj)

formally precise or proper
*behavior*

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Quack (n)

a fraudulent or ignorant pretender to medical skill

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Stringent (adj)

very strict or severe

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Venerate (v)

to feel or show deep respect for (someone or something that is considered great, holy)

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Quip (n)

a clever remark

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Paltry (adj)

very small or too small in amount

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Platitude (n)

a remark or state of being dull or insipid

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Mortified (v)

to cause to feel very embarrassed and foolish

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Vexing (v)

to irritate, annoy

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Lax (adj)

not careful enough: not strict enough

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Novel (adj)

new and difficult from what has been know before

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Luster (n)

the state or quality of shining by reflecting light

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Juncture (n)

an important point in a process or activity

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Propensity (n)

a strong natural tendency to do something

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Indigenous (adj)

produced, living, or existing naturally in a particular region or environment

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Ramshackle (adj)

in a very bad condition and needing to be repaired

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Sustenance (n)

something (such as food) that keeps someone or something alive

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Scrupulous (adj)

having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right

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Zeal (n)

a strong feeling of interest and enthusiasm that makes someone very eager or determined to do something

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Subjugate (v)

to defeat and gain control of by use of force

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Reprehensible (adj)

very bad
deserving very strong criticism

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Peripheral (adj)

not relating to the main or most important

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Levity (n)

a lack of seriousness

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Profound (adj)

having or showing great knowledge or understanding

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Apathy (n)

the feeling of not having much emotion or interest

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Upshot (n)

the final issue, the conclusion, or result

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Prodigious (adj)

amazing or wonderful, very impressive

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Premeditated (adj)

done or made according to a plan

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Scrutinize (v)

to examine carefully especially in a critical way

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Rigorous (adj)

very strict and demanding

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Vilify (v)

to say or write very harsh and critical things about someone or something

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Prolong (v)

to make last or continue for a longer time

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Deplete (v)

to use most or all of (something important)

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Assuage (v)

to make less painful or severe