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Desolate

Rob of joy; Lay waste to; Forsake; Deserted; Abandoned

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Apiary

A place where bees are kept

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Espouse

Adopt; Support

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Temerity

Boldness; Rashness

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Boundless

Unlimited; Vast

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Deterrent

Something that discourages; Hindrance

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Lachrymose

Producing tears

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Dismiss

Put away from consideration; Reject

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Multilingual

Having many languages

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Converge

Approach; Tend to meet; Come together

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Inundate

Overwhelm; Flood; Submerge

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Collage

Work of art put together from fragments

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Disparate

Basically different; Unrelated

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Sophisticated

Worldly-wise and urbane; Complex

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Opportunist

Individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances

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Ape

Imitate or mimic

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Chasten

Discipline; Punish in order to correct

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Quell

Extinguish; Put down; Quiet

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Unkempt

Disheveled; Uncared for in appearance

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Oblivious

Inattentive or unmindful; Wholly absorbed

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Anthropoid

Manlike

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Trenchant

Cutting; Keen

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Impostor

Someone who assumes a false identity

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Refraction

Bending of a ray of light

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Adjunct

Something added on or attached (generally nonessential or inferior)

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Exposure

Risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; Unmasking; Act of laying something open

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Malapropism

Comic misuse of a word

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Propinquity

Nearness; Kinship

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Resentment

Indignation; Bitterness; Displeasure

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Convert

One who has adopted a different religion or opinion

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Subversive

Tending to overthrow; Destructive

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Methodical

Systematic

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Halting

Hesitant; Faltering

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Putrid

Foul; Rotten; Decayed; Morally corrupt

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Ensemble

Group of (supporting) players; Organic unity; Costume

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Parched

Extremely dry; Very thirsty

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Aerie

Nest of a large bird of prey (eagle, hawk)

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Founder

Person who establishes (an organization, business)

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Polarize

Split into opposite extremes or camps

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Reimburse

Repay

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Frond

Fern leaf; Palm or banana leaf

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Reprimand

Reprove severely; Rebuke; A severe or formal reproof; A sharp rebuke

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Resilient

Elastic; Having the power of springing back

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Prominent

Conscpicuous; Notable; Sticking out

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Cant

Insincere expressions of piety; Jargon of thieves