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Contravene

to go against

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Copious

plentiful

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Cosmographer

one who studies the order of the universe

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Creed

a system of beliefs

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Culinary

relating to cookies

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Curtail

to shorten

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Dearth

a shortage; an absence

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Debunk

to expose an untruth

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Deed

act

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Deftly

skillfully

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Deleterious

harmful

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Depose

to remove from office

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Desiccate

to dry out

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Desultory

aimless

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Devoid

missing

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Diatribe

angry speech attacking someone

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Digress

to wander away

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Din

loud, continuous noise

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Disband

to separate

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Discursive

wandering from one topic to another

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Disparate

different

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Disseminate

to spread widely

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Dissuade

to persuade someone not to do something

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Divest

to take something away from someone else

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Dolt

stupid person

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Dour

silent and gloomy

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Drone

one who talks constantly and monotonously

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Duplicity

hypocrisy

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Edict

a command by an authority

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Effigy

a statue or image of a person

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Elegiac

sad

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Elucidate

to make clear

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Embellish

to decorate

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Emphysema

lung disease

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Encipher

to put into code

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Ensconce

to settle comfortably or smugly

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entrenched

held tightly stuck

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Ephemeral

short-lived

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Equivocate

to keep changing one's mind

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Estrange

to keep at a distance or to stop caring for someone

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Euphony

harmony

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Excursion

trip

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Exorcism

removing evil spirits

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Exposition

explanation

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Extraneous

extra; unnecessary

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Eyesore

ugly thing

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Facsimile

exact copy

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Fatuous

silly, foolish

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Fervor

intensity

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Fiendish

evil

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Flaunt

to show off

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Flout

to reject openly

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Forensics

the study or argumentation

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Fountainhead

beginning

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Frugal

careful not to spend a lot of money

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Fussbudget

fussy person

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Galleon

large ship

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Gamut

entire range of something

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Garrulous

overly talkative`

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Genre

type

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Geyser

spring that shoots up hot water and steam