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allocation (N)

part of something set aside

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ascetic (AD)

self disciplined

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beguile (V)

lead by deception

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crass (AD)

gross

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defray (V)

to provide money for a cost

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dint (N)

doing something with force

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enjoin (V)

to direct or impose with force

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envoy (N)

a representative with a message

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interloper (N)

illegal intruder

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vicarious (AD)

experiencing something through others

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admonish (V)

to warn strongly

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akimbo (AD)

hands on the hips

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lassitude (N)

a condition of weakness

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licentious (AD)

lacking moral discipline

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muse (N) (V)

(N)-source of inspiration (V)-to be absorbed in thought

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pecuniary (AD)

consisting of or measured in money

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plight (N) (V)

to pledge

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presumptuous (AD)

to bold or to forward

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subversive (AD)

radical supporter of a revolution, rebellious

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vacuous (AD)

something lacking content

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avocation (N)

hobby

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capricious (ADJ)

implusive

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disparity (N)

great difference

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efficacy (N)

power to produce effect

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epistle (N)

elegant letter

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hospice (N)

a home for the terminal ill

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impetus (N)

driving force

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moribund (V)

being in a state of dying

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reticent (ADJ)

shy

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vacillate (V)

to sway

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akin (ADJ)

related by blood

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corroborate (V)

to support with authority

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inexorable (ADJ)

not to be persuaded

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insipid (ADJ)

lacking flavor or taste

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nefarious (ADJ)

wicked or evil

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physiognomy (N)

reading someones facial expression and body language

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retinue (N)

a group to protect an important person

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torrid (ADJ)

parched from heat

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affront (V)

to insult openly

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blasé (ADJ)

bored with pleasure