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Hallow

To make holy

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Perdition

Damnation, ruin, he'll

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Chaff

Worthless manner

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Aesthetic

Pertaining to beauty

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Empirical

Based on practical experience rather than theory

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Germane

Relevant fitting

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Hermetic

Tightly sealed

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Meretricious

Attractive in a cheap way

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Guerulous

Complaining/ grumbling

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Flaccid

Flabby

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Hospice

Shelter for travelers orphans or I'll

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Egregious

Remarkably bad, outrageous

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ratiocinate

To reason/ think

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Torment

To stir up/ to incite

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Salient

Significant/ stand out from the rest

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Recant

Withdraw disown a statement

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Jocular

Humorous, light hearted

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Palliate

Ease, lessen, soothe

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Malleable

Capable of being changed

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Recreate

A coward/ trader

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Affinity

Attraction to

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Impalpable

Unable to be felt

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Fiscal

Pertaining not to finance

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Regale

To delight with something pleasing or amusing

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Miscreant

A vicious person

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Flagellate

To whip/ lash

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Lascivious

Lustful, lewd

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Flout

Ridicule, show contempt for

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Salacious

Obscene, lustful

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Rebuke

To scold/ blame

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Nonentity

A person or thing if little wealth

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Sangfroid

Calmness composure or cool self possession

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Desultory

Wandering from subject to subject

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Hector

To bully pester

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Pandemic

General, widespread

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Coalesce

To blend/ merge

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Beguile

To deceive charm enchant

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Ennui

Boredom weariness from lake of interest

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Hiatus

Pause of gap

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Lambent

Softly bright radiant moving light over surface

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ergo

Therefore

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Hubris

Excessive pride/ self- confidence

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Pecuniary

Pertaining to money

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Sibilant

Hissing sound

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Incendiary

Causing to excite/ Enflame

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Apotheosis

Finest example

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Contiguous

Making contact/ touching/ side by side

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Auspicious

Signaling favorable/ promising results

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Vociferous

Marked by loud noise

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Avuncular

Similar to an uncle

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Proletarian

Working class or Lower class

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Tenacious

Strongly held not easy to separate

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Specious

Deceptive/ misleading

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Refractory

Unmanageable no control

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Inimitable

Cannot be imitated

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Malfeasance

Poor conduct or wrong doing

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Platonic

Marked by the absence of Romance

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Pontificate

Speak in pretentiously dignified or dogmatic way

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Purient

Give to lustful/ lewd thoughts

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Inseparable

Not able to overcome

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Apex

Hughes point

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Acrid

Marked by sharp taste or smell

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Fulminate

To voice disapproval or protest

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Jejune

Without interest dull

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Hegemony

Influence or domination over

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Truculent

Marked by ferocity

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Credulity

Willingness to believe too easily

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Dross

Refuse or waste

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Verisimilitude

To appearance of truth

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Vicous

Having thick or sticky consistency like glue

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Psychosomatic

Unwillingness to admit to reality or truth

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Polyglaut

Some with 2 or more languages

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Gravitas

Seriousness

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Intractable

Difficult to manipulate or govern

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Disseminate

To disperse or scatter

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Sinecure

A job that provides income but requires little or no work

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Tendentious

Biased in perspective proffering one view over another

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Politic

Prudent if shrudely tactful

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Extemporaneous

Done with out planning spur of the moment

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Discursive

Jumping from one topic to another with out order or logic

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Diaspora

Dispersion of people from their homeland

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Requiem

A religious service or song for the deceased

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Traduce

To slander ones reputation

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Acribic

Sarcastic mood tone or temper

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Beatitude

State of happiness or joy

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Maladroit

Not resourceful or cunning

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Androgynous

Having features of both sexes suitable for male or female

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Augur

Someone who predicts future events according to omens

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Orifice

Mouth/ opening