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Demolition

Destruction

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Qualms

Misgivings; Uneasy fears, especially about matters of conscience

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Simile

Comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as

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Emaciated

Thin and wasted

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Impiety

Irreverence; Lack of respect for God

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Innovative

Novel; Introducing a change

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Desolate

Unpopulated

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Implicate

Incriminate; Show to be involved

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Juncture

Crisis; Joining point

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Infantile

Childish

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Altruistic

Unselfishly generous; Concerned for others

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Attenuate

Make thin; Weaken

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Pessimism

Belief that life is basically bad or evil; Gloominess

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Saga

Scandinavian myth; Any legend

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Matriculate

Enroll (in college or graduate school)

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Exigency

Urgent situation

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Fodder

Coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.

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Disengage

Uncouple; Separate; Disconnect

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Cessation

Stoppage

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Encomium

High praise; Eulogy

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Prowess

Extraordinary ability; Military bravery

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Goad

Urge on

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Provocative

Arousing anger or interest; Annoying

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Demented

Insane

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Incoherent

Unintelligible; Muddled; Illogical

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Hazardous

Dangerous; Involving great risk

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Surmount

Overcome

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Ventriloquist

Someone who can make his or her voice seem to come from another person or thing

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Mediate

Settle a dispute through the services of an outsider

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Pretext

Excuse

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Askew

Crookedly; Slanted; At an angle

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Curtail

Shorten; Reduce

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Exonerate

Acquit; Exculpate

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Periphery

Edge, especially of a round surface

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Brooch

Ornamental clasp

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Comprise

Include; Consist of

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Figurine

Small ornamental statuette

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Probe

Explore with tools

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Rave

Overwhelmingly favorable review

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Garish

Over-bright in color; Gaudy

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Savory

Tasty; Pleasing, attractive, or agreeable

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Progenitor

Ancestor

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Fauna

Animals of a period or region

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Passive

Not active; Acted upon

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Noncommittal

Neutral; Unpledged; Undecided