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Perpetual

Everlasting

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Effectual

Able to produce a desired effect; Valid

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Interrogate

Question closely; Research or examine in detail

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Germinal

Pertaining to a germ; Creative

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Faculty

Mental or bodily powers; Teaching staff

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Vituperative

Abusive; Scolding

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Incidence

Rate of occurrence; Particular occurrence

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Satire

Form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack vice and folly

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Retain

Keep; Employ

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Seemly

Proper; Appropriate

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Opulence

Extreme wealth; Luxuriousness; Abundance

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Malingerer

One who feigns illness to escape duty

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Bovine

Cow-like; Placid and dull

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Penitent

Repentant

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Dishearten

Discourage; Cause to lose courage or hope

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Draconian

Extremely severe

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Nurture

Nourish; Educate; Foster

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Irksome

Annoying; Tedious

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Vex

Annoy; Distress; Bring trouble or distress to

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Diversity

Variety; Dissimilitude

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Antithesis

Contrast; Direct opposite of or to

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Fraught

Filled

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Redundant

Superfluous; Repetitious; Excessively wordy

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Hue

Color; Aspect

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Steadfast

Loyal; Unswerving

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Oracular

Prophetic; Uttered as if with divine authority; Mysterious or ambiguous

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Phobia

Morbid fear

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Corpulent

Very fat

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Adjacent

Adjoining; Neighboring; Close by

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Prostrate

Stretch out full on ground; Stretched out with face on the ground; Lacking in vitality; Laid low

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Mettle

Courage; Spirit

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Recourse

Resorting to help when in trouble

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Malignant

Injurious; Tending to cause death; Aggressively malevolent

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Wane

Decrease in size or strength; Draw gradually to an end

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Tout

Publicize; Praise excessively

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Monastic

Related to monks or monasteries; Removed from worldly concerns

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Plasticity

Ability to be molded

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Postulate

Essential premise; Underlying assumption; To assume or claim as true, existent, or necessary

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Unfrock

To strip a priest or minister of church authority

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Bawdy

Indecent; Obscene

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Miscellany

Mixture of writings on various subjects

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Verisimilitude

Appearance of truth Likelihood

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Entail

Require; Necessitate; Involve

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Incandescent

Strikingly bright; Shining with intense heat

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Arcade

A covered passageway, usually lined with shops