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decry

disapprove of

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rarefy

to make thin to make less dense to purify or refine

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discountenance

refuse to approve of

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disencumber

free from encumbrance

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derision

ridicule | scorn | treat with contempt

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disparage / -ging

to belittle | denigrate / derogative

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correlate

have a mutual relation

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abraded

rubbed off worn away by friction

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indulgent

benignly permissive | yielding to the wishes of others

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recant

take back as being FALSE give up

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exorbitant

much too high or great

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contemn

to scorn or despise

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cajole

use flattery or deceit to persuade

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disconsolate

sad beyond comforting | incapable of being consoled

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entomology

study of Insects

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callow

immature | inexperienced | unsophisticated | fledgling | naive

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conciliatory

reconciling soothing comforting mollifying

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prodigal

wasteful reckless with money

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Impious

Not pious | irreverent | disrespectful

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precis

A concise summary of essential facts | an abstract

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transgress

break go beyond (a limit)

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arduous

steep difficult ascent laborious

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daunt

intimidate make fearful

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apprise

make aware of | give information or notice to | Gain in value (of currency)

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lithe

bending twisting

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cadge

to beg to get by begging

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glean

gather facts in small quantities

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meticulous

giving great attention to details

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Orthodontics

study of teeth and straightening of teeth

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nostrum

a quack remedy an untested cure

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scurrilous

expressing offensive reproach | vulgar | coarse | opprobrious

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fetid

stinking | malodorous | putrid | foetid

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refractory

stubborn | unmanageable | recalcitrant | fractious | intractable | froward

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figurehead

carved image on the prow of a ship

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deprave

make morally bad corrupt

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foment

put something warm (to lessen pain) | to stir up public opinion | instigate

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mordant

harshly ironic or sinister

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minatory

menacing | threatening

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asseverate

To declare seriously or positively; affirm; avow

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atonement

repayment | death of Jesus

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convivial

friendly | occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

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exhort

to strongly urge | force

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doggerel

trivial | poorly constructed verse

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probity

uprightness | incorruptibility | principle

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stentorian

extremely loud and powerful

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bedizen

to adorn | especially in a cheap and showy manner

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impromptu

without preparation | extempore

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pecuniary

relating to or involving money | monetary

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pachyderm

thick skin

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axiom

a universally accepted principle | self evident truth

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attenuate

make thin. Weaken | enervate

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ennui (pron: on-WE)

dissatisfaction and restlesness as a result of boredom

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asperity

hardship | something hard to endure | harshness | irritability |

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brinkmanship

the policy of pushing a dangerous situation to the brink of disaster (to the limits of safety)

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epilogue

short passage/speech after the end of a book/play | antonym of prologue

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preen

tidy / show self-satisfaction

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furtive

marked by stealth | covert | clandestine | surreptitious

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indigence

a state of extreme poverty

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aloof

reserved indifferent

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paucity

scarcity | a lacking of

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droll

curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement; jesting

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forbearance

patience willingness to wait

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militate

have force or influence | bring about an effect or change

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imprecate

to invoke or conjure a curse (as an insult) | malediction

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infuse

put | pour | fill

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fulsome

excessive or insincere, esp in an offensive or distasteful way | full, rich or abundant | disgusting; loathsome

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encumbrance

burden things that get on the way of

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arrogate

demand as being one's property | seize and take control without authority

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indolence

avoidance of activity or exertion; laziness

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raconteur

person who tells anecdotes

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surfeit

an excessive amount of something

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aphorism

a pithy observation that contains a general truth

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axiomatic

self-evident or unquestionable | taken as given

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simulacrum

an image or representation, without the substance or qualities of the original

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anhedonia

inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable

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redolent

strongly reminiscent or suggestive of (something); fragrant or sweet-smelling

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parallax

the effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions, e.g., through the viewfinder and the lens of a camera

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ultracrepidarianism

the habit of giving opinions and advice on matters outside of one's knowledge

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ensorcell

To enchant, fascinate

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praxis

Practice, as distinguished from theory