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Predetermine

Predestine; Settle or decide beforehand; Influence markedly

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Imprudent

Lacking caution; Injudicious

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Complaisant

Trying to please; Obliging

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Xenophobia

Fear or hatred of foreigners

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Defuse

Remove the fuse of a bomb; Reduce or eliminate a threat

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Meddlesome

Interfering

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Recession

Withdrawal; Retreat; Time of low economic activity

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Coercion

Use of force to get someone to obey

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Default

Failure to act

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Circumscribe

Limit; Confine

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Cipher

Nonentity; Worthless person or thing

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Catechism

FAQ, Q&A book for religious instruction; Instruction by question and answer

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Hedonist

One who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life

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Debacle

Sudden downfall; Complete disaster

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Camouflage

Disguise; Conceal

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Transgression

Violation of a law; Sin

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Discrepancy

Lack of consistency; Difference

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Coincidence

Two or more things occurring at the same time by chance

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Perforate

Pierce; Put a hole through

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Militant

Combative; Bellicose

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Dais

Raised platform for guests of honor

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Tenuous

Thin; Rare; Slim

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Apparatus

Equipment

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Apathy

Lack of caring; Indifference

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Sedate

Composed; Grave

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Nepotism

Favoritism (to a relative)

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Vernacular

Living language; Natural style

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Wry

Twisted; With a humorous twist

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Impious

Irreverent

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Dynamic

Energetic; Vigorously active

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Ironic

Resulting in an unexpected and contrary outcome

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Demean

Degrade; Humiliate

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Fraternize

Associate in a friendly way

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Turncoat

Traitor

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Esteem

Respect; Value

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Foresight

Ability to foresee future happenings; Prudence

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Hundrum

Dull; Monotonous

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Pellucid

Transparent; Limpid; Easy to understand

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Sluggard

Lazy person

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Promote

Help to flourish; Advance in rank; Publicize

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Scenario

Plot outline; Screenplay; Opera libretto

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Colloquial

Pertaining to conversational or common speech

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Agenda

Items of business at a meeting

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Largess

Generous gift

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Tether

Tie with a rope