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1
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Posterity

A

Future generations

2
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Omnipotent

A

Able to handle any situation, a lot of power

3
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Redress

A

Compensation/relief for a wrong

4
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Perfidy

A

An act of “backstabbing”

5
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Consanguinity

A

Close relationship

6
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Unalienable

A

Ours, forever

7
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Avarice

A

Desire to hoard and gain wealth

8
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Conjecture

A

Guess

9
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Undulation

A

A wavy appearance

10
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Pall

A

An oppressive shroud

11
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Importunate

A

Overly persistent

12
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Impropriety

A

An immoral “whoops”

13
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Ignominy

A

Public disgrace/ contempt

14
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Venerable

A

Great deal of respect because of age or wisdom

15
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Iniquity

A

Gross injustice or wickedness

16
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Benevolent

A

Kind

17
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Superfluous

A

Excessive

18
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Expedient

A

Tending to promote a desired object

19
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Conceive

A

To form an opinion, purpose

20
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Equate

A

Regard or represent

21
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Implicit

A

Implied

22
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Innovation

A

New or different; introduced

23
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Connotation

A

Secondary meaning of a word

24
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Denotation

A

Explicit of direct meaning of a word

25
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Oratory

A

Repetitive words to highlight the concept or point

26
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Prosody

A

Changing voice to emphasize points

27
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Penance

A

Punishment undergone in token for a sin

28
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Caprice

A

Sudden unpredictable change

29
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Eminent

A

High in station, rank of repute

30
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Iniquity

A

Gross injustice or wickedness

31
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Erudite

A

Characterized by great knowledge

32
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Direct objects

A

Answers question “what” or “whom”

33
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Indirect object

A

To what for whom

34
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Pilfer

A

To steal