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Exalt

Raise in rank or dignity; Praise

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Categorical

Without exceptions; Unqualified; Absolute

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Acquittal

Deliverance from a charge

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Graduated

Arranged by degrees ) of height, difficulty, etc.)

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Flux

Flowing; Series of changes

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Quiescent

At rest; Dormant; Temporarily inactive

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Amputate

Cut off part of body; Prune

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Invert

Turn upside down or inside out

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Communal

Held in common; Of a group of people

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Countenance

Approve; Tolerate; Expression of the face; Approval; Support

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Spatula

Broad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing

12

Fleece

Rob; Plunder

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Proliferation

Rapid growth; Spread; Multiplication

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Recurrent

Occurring again and again

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Inopportune

Untimely; Poorly chosen

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Uniformity

Sameness; Monotony

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Wastrel

Profligate; Spendthrift

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Allure

Entice; Attract; A power of attraction or fascination (allurement)

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Awry

Crooked; Wrong; Amiss

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Wary

Very cautious

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Ewe

Female sheep

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Resolve

Decide; Settle; Solve

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Irreproachable

Blameless; Impeccable

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Luster

Shine; Gloss

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Flounder

Struggle and thrash about; Proceed clumsily or falter

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Preamble

Introductory statement

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Dissipate

Squander; Waste;Scatter

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Benediction

Blessing or good wishes; Invocation of a blessing on persons or things being dedicated

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Imbalance

Lack of balance or symmetry; Disproportion

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Orientation

Act of finding oneself in society

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Gorge

Small, steep-walled canyon

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Devout

Pious

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Bizarre

Fantastic; Violently contrasting

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Patronize

Support; Act superior toward; Be a customer of

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Detergent

Cleansing agent

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Dappled

Spotted

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Scavenge

Hunt through discarded materials for usable items; Search, especially for food

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Amiss

Wrong; Faulty

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Dregs

Sediment (usu. in plural); Worthless or undesirable residue of anything; Vestige

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Vendor

Seller

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Sparse

Not thick; Thinly scattered; Scanty

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Exploit

Make use of, sometimes unjustly

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Tangential

Peripheral; Only slightly connected; Digressing

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Reprieve

Temporary stay

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Remedial

Curative; Corrective