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Dedicate

To dry out or dehydrate

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Dilettante

One with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or branch of knowledge

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Disparage

To slight or belittle

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Divulge

To disclose something secret

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Fawn

To flatter or praise excessively

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Flout

Defy; refuse to obey

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Glib

Marked by ease or informality

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Garrulous

Pointlessly talkative; talking too much

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Hubris

Overbearing presumption or pride

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Imminent

About to happen

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Aqueous

Of or containing water

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Imbibement

The act of drinking something; soaking

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Discordance

A degree of dissimilarity in a pair of twins

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Articulate

Having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently

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Disencumber

To free from or relive of a burden

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Objective

Impartial

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Credulous

Gullible

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Cynicism

An attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness

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Decorum

Polite or appropriate conduct or behavior

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Derision

Scorn, ridicule, contemptuous treatment

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Recondite

Hidden; concealed; obscure

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Rarefy

To make or become thin or less dense; refine

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Quotidian

Occurring or recurring daily; commonplace

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Celerity

Speed, swiftness of motion

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Stipulate

Demand or specify, typically as part of a bargain or agreement

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Chimera

An illusion; originally an imaginary fire-breathing she monster

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Upswings

An upward trend

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Insurgency

An armed rebellion against a constituted authority

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Perilously

Involving or full of great risk; hazardous

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Dense

Stupid

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Anodyne

Soothing

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Anathema

A thoroughly loathed person or thing

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Adumbrate

To foreshadow vaguely or intimate

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Objure

To ovoid or reject

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Sparse

Thin; not dense

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Soporific

Causing drowsiness; tending to induce sleep

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Shard

A piece of broken pottery or glass

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Sedulous

Diligent; persistent; hardworking

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Renege

To fail to honor a commitment

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Refulgent

Radiant; shiny; brilliant

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Cavil

To find fault without good reason

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Captious

Tending to find fault

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Bellicose

Belligerent; warlike; pugnacious

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Augury

Omen, portent; a sign of what will happen in the future

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Assiduous

Showing great care and perseverance

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Asseverate

To affirm or declare

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Asperity

Irritability; severity

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Apotheosis

A model of excellence or perfection; perfect

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Apostate

One who abandons long-held religious or political conventions

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Apogee

Farthest or highest point; culmination