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propitious (adj)

marked by favorable signs or conditions

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proponent (n)

an advocate; a supporter of a position

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litigate (v)

to try in court; to engage in legal proceedings

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lucid (adj)

clear; easy to understand

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proprietary (adj)

characteristic of an owner of property; constituting property

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proscribe (v)

to outlaw; to prohibit

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proselytize (v)

to covert (someone) from one religion or doctrine to another; to recruit coverts to a religion or doctrine

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protract (v)

to prolong

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provident (adj)

preparing for the future; providing for the future; frugal

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provisional (adj)

conditional; temporary; tentative

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machination (n)

scheming activity for an evil purpose

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malaise (n)

a feeling of depression, uneasiness, or queasiness

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malinger (n)

to pretend to be sick to avoid doing work

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manifest (adj)

visible; evident

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manifesto (n)

a public declaration of beliefs or principles, usually political ones

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marshal (v)
martial (adj)

1. to arrange in order; to gather together for the purpose of doing sth
2. warlike

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purported (adj)

rumored; claimed

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putative (adj)

commonly accepted; supposed; reputed

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qualitative (adj)

having to do with the quality of sth

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mediate (v)

to help settle differences

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mendicant (n)

a beggar

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rancor (n)

bitter, long-lasting ill will or resentment

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rapacious (adj)

greedy; plundering; avaricious

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recalcitrant (adj)

stubbornly defiant of authority or control; disobedient

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reciprocal (adj)

mutual; shared; interchangable

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mercenary (n)

a hired soldier; someone who will do anything for money

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mercurial (adj)

emotionally unpredictable; rapidly changing in mood

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metamorphosis (n)

a magical change in form; a striking or sudden change

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microcosm (n)

the world in miniature

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milieu (n)

environment; surroundings