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Acclimate

Adjust to climate

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Corollary

Consequence; Accompaniment

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Equitable

Fair; Impartial

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Tumult

Commotion; Riot; Noise

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Vapid

Dull and unimaginative; Insipid and flavorless

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Meager

Scanty; Inadequate

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Practitioner

Someone engaged in a profession (law, medicine)

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Disinterested

Unprejudiced

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Splice

Fasten together; Unite

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Caucus

Private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy

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Dote

Be excessively fond of; Show signs of mental decline

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Transitory

Impermanent; Fleeting

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Low

The sound uttered by cattle; Moo

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Recalcitrant

Obstinately stubborn; Determined to resist authority; Unruly

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Retaliation

Repayment in kind (usually for bad treatment)

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Compliance

Readiness to yield; Conformity in fulfilling requirements

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Pied

Variegated; Multicolored

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Cordial

Gracious; Heartfelt

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Convention

Social or moral custom; Established practice

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Succinct

Brief; Terse; Compact

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Disconcert

Confuse; Upset; Embarrass

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Quirk

Startling twist; Caprice

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Rhapsodize

To speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner

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Bivouac

Temporary encampment

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Premontion

Forewarning

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Refurbish

Renovate; Make bright by polishing

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Peruse

Read with care

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Apostate

One who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs

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Cliche

Phrase dulled in meaning by repetition

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Knit

Contract into wrinkles; Grow together

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Tyranny

Oppression; Cruel government

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Irate

Angry

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Adverse

Unfavorable; Hostile

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Precipitate

Rash; Premature; Hasty; Sudden

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Insomnia

Wakefulness; Inability to sleep

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Dulcet

Sweet sounding

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Repeal

Revoke; Annul

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Roil

Make liquid murky by stirring up sediments; Disturb; Rile

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Stratum

Layer of earth' surface; Layer of society

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Redress

Remedy; Compensation

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Indiscretion

Lack of tactfulness or sound judgement

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Catharsis

Purging or cleaning of any passage of the body

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Insatiable

Not easily satisfied; Unquenchable; Greedy

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Hardy

Sturdy; Robust; Able to stand inclement weather

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Pulverize

Crush or grind into dust