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Rebuff

Snub; Beat back

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Aesthetic

Artistic; Dealing with or capable of appreciation of the beautiful

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Innovation

Change; Introduction of something new

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Impeccable

Faultless

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Annotate

Comment; Make explanatory notes

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Balm

Something that relieves pain

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Tarry

Delay; Dawdle

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Purchase

Firm grasp or footing (secondary meaning)

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Ubiquitous

Being everywhere; Omnipresent

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Marsupial

One of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch

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Plutocracy

Society ruled by the wealthy

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Fervent

Ardent; Hot

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Scaffold

Temporary platform for workers; Bracing framework; Platform for execution

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Barren

Desolate Fruitless and unproductive; Lacking

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Defer

Delay till later; Exempt temporarily

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Malleable

Capable of being shaped by pounding; Impressionable

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Discomfit

Put to rout; Defeat; Disconcert

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Impalpable

Which cannot be felt by touch; Intangible; Imperceptible

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Fleck

Spot

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Chaff

Worthless products of an endeavor

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Sacrilegious

Desecrating; Profane

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Protégé

Person receiving protection and support from a patron

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Irresolute

Uncertain how to act; Weak

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Replicate

Reproduce; Duplicate

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Seethe

Be disturbed with); Boil or be very excited or angry

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Pert

Impertinent; Forward

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Apparition

Ghost; Phantom

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Repercussion

Rebound; Reverberation; Reaction

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Plaudit

Enthusiastically worded approval; Round of applause

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Recount

Narrate or tell; Count over again

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Suppress

Stifle; Overwhelm; Subdue; Inhibit

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Solicit

Request earnestly; Seek

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Bicker

Quarrel

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Concede

Amit; Yield

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Cabal

Small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests

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Tundra

Rolling, treeless plain in Siberia and arctic North America

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Laconic

Brie and to the point

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Stereotype

Fixed and unvarying representation; Standardized mental picture, often reflecting prejudice

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Amalgamate

Combine; United in one body

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Wheedle

Cajole; Coax; Deceive by flatter

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Nirvana

In Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude

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Blunder

Error

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Interminable

Endless

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Geniality

Cheerfulness; Kindliness; Sympathy

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Attribute

Essential quality