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Abraded

Worn away; eroded [abraded (v); abrasion (n)]

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Apposite

Fitting; suitable

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Diatribe

Tirade; violent denunciation; stream of criticism

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Gerontocracy

Government by the aged

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Maculated

Spotted

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Quisling

Traitor

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Sedulity

Thoroughness; perseverance [sedulous (a)]

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Seine

Type of fishing net

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Tender

To offer

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Waffle

Talk nonsense

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Burlesque

1. Comic play 2. Lampoon

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Exemplar

Model type [exemplary (a)]

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Homiletics

Art of preaching and giving sermons

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Impugn

Challenge; question someone's honor etc.

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Incubus

Encumbrance; nightmarish thing

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Lope

Run with long strides

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Macerate

Chop into tiny pieces

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Nostrum

Remedy

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Saw

1. Tool for cutting 2. Wise saying

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Sibyl

Prophetess

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Brook

1. Small stream 2. Tolerate

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Emboss

Decorate with a raised design

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Eschew

Shun; avoid

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Limpid

Transparently clear

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Liturgy

Form of worship

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Nexus

Connection

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Odometer

Instrument to measure distance covered

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Purchase

1. Grip 2. Buy

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Quotidian

Daily; routine

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Seminal

Essential; formative

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Agog

Amazed; wide-eyed with enthusiasm

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Amortize

Pay off a debt in installments

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Curmudgeon

Grumpy person

34

Dormancy

State of inactivity

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Efficacy

Effectiveness

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Epithet

Phrase used as a label or to express the essential nature of

37

Figurehead

Symbol of power; nominal leader

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Fracas

Fight; disturbance

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Jamb

Door post

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Milk

To squeeze; obtain by application of pressure

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Chorales

Simple hymns

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Dissonance

Discord; disagreement

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Frieze

Decorative border

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Gist

Essence; main point

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Latent

Hidden; real but undeveloped

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Partiality

Bias

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Plodding

Walking slowly and heavily; uninspired

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Rekindle

Relight; revive

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Symphony

Type of musical composition

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Tarnished

Made dull; spoil (reputation)

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Compromised

1. Damage or put in doubt (esp. of reputation) 2. Reached an agreement by giving up part of a claim

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Drabness

Dullness

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Endow

Give gift; provide with money etc.

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Esoterica

Obscure details

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Falters

Hesitates

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Prattle

Mindless talk

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Prohibitive

1. Prohibiting 2. Exorbitantly expensive

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Purist

Conservative; one who insists on correct forms of language etc.

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Quack

Charlatan; fake

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Taunt

Mock; tease

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Arresting (a)

Attracting attention; striking

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Barrage

Extended gunfire to cover an attack; dam across river; deluge or information etc.

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Chantey

Type of song sung by sailors

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Ferrous

Concerned with iron or its compounds

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Manipulative

Scheming

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Orate

Speak in a pompous manner

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Psychosis

Severe mental disturbance

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Savor

Enjoy

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Table (v)

Put down for future discussion

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Underwrite

Give guarantee, insure

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Dissident

Person who disagrees [dissidence (n)]

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Enigmatic

Puzzling [enigma (n)]

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Foolhardy

Reckless [foolhardiness (n)]

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Homogeneity

Evenness; uniformity

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Personification

1. Represent something as a person 2. A concrete example of

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Plaque

1. Surface deposits on feet or in artery etc. 2. Decorative plate or sign

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Plausibility

Believability [plausible (a)]

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Resilience

Resistance; ability to spring back [resilience (a)]

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Trilogy

Set of three (literary works etc.); tetralogy = set of four

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Vagary

Something unaccountable; freak

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Aisle

Corridor; passageway (esp. between rows of seats)

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Discountenance

Disallow

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Imperative

Must be obeyed

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Indigent

Poor; needy [indigence (n)]

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Nadir

Lowest point

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Paranoia

Mental state characterized by delusions or excessive fear

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Prudence

Caution; wisdom

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Resuscitation

Revival from unconsciousness [resuscitate (v)]

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Shirk

Avoid (esp. work)

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Teetotalism

Total abstinence from alcohol

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Balm

Soothing ointment or anything soothing [balmy (a)]

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Calibrate

Mark an accurate scale on a device

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Cataclysmic

Violently disruptive [cataclysm (n)]

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Impropriety

Inappropriate behavior

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Pith

Center; soft part of stem; essence

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Primordial

Present from the beginning of time

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Reconnaissance

Examination or survey conducted in advance [reconnoiter (v)]

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Sinistral

Left-handed (or counterclockwise) [dextral - right handed]

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Tempers

Moderates

100

Undermine

Subvert; attempt to overthrow

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Worn away; eroded [abraded (v); abrasion (n)]

Abraded

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Fitting; suitable

Apposite

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Tirade; violent denunciation; stream of criticism

Diatribe

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Government by the aged

Gerontocracy

105

Spotted

Maculated

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Traitor

Quisling

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Thoroughness; perseverance [sedulous (a)]

Sedulity

108

Type of fishing net

Seine

109

To offer

Tender

110

Talk nonsense

Waffle

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1. Comic play 2. Lampoon

Burlesque

112

Model type [exemplary (a)]

Exemplar

113

Art of preaching and giving sermons

Homiletics

114

Challenge; question someone's honor etc.

Impugn

115

Encumbrance; nightmarish thing

Incubus

116

Run with long strides

Lope

117

Chop into tiny pieces

Macerate

118

Remedy

Nostrum

119

1. Tool for cutting 2. Wise saying

Saw

120

Prophetess

Sibyl

121

1. Small stream 2. Tolerate

Brook

122

Decorate with a raised design

Emboss

123

Shun; avoid

Eschew

124

Transparently clear

Limpid

125

Form of worship

Liturgy

126

Connection

Nexus

127

Instrument to measure distance covered

Odometer

128

1. Grip 2. Buy

Purchase

129

Daily; routine

Quotidian

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Essential; formative

Seminal

131

Amazed; wide-eyed with enthusiasm

Agog

132

Pay off a debt in installments

Amortize

133

Grumpy person

Curmudgeon

134

State of inactivity

Dormancy

135

Effectiveness

Efficacy

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Phrase used as a label or to express the essential nature of

Epithet

137

Symbol of power; nominal leader

Figurehead

138

Fight; disturbance

Fracas

139

Door post

Jamb

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To squeeze; obtain by application of pressure

Milk

141

Simple hymns

Chorales

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Discord; disagreement

Dissonance

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Decorative border

Frieze

144

Essence; main point

Gist

145

Hidden; real but undeveloped

Latent

146

Bias

Partiality

147

Walking slowly and heavily; uninspired

Plodding

148

Relight; revive

Rekindle

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Type of musical composition

Symphony

150

Made dull; spoil (reputation)

Tarnished

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1. Damage or put in doubt (esp. of reputation) 2. Reached an agreement by giving up part of a claim

Compromised

152

Dullness

Drabness

153

Give gift; provide with money etc.

Endow

154

Obscure details

Esoterica

155

Hesitates

Falters

156

Mindless talk

Prattle

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1. Prohibiting 2. Exorbitantly expensive

Prohibitive

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Conservative; one who insists on correct forms of language etc.

Purist

159

Charlatan; fake

Quack

160

Mock; tease

Taunt

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Attracting attention; striking

Arresting (a)

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Extended gunfire to cover an attack; dam across river; deluge or information etc.

Barrage

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Type of song sung by sailors

Chantey

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Concerned with iron or its compounds

Ferrous

165

Scheming

Manipulative

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Speak in a pompous manner

Orate

167

Severe mental disturbance

Psychosis

168

Enjoy

Savor

169

Put down for future discussion

Table (v)

170

Give guarantee, insure

Underwrite

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Person who disagrees [dissidence (n)]

Dissident

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Puzzling [enigma (n)]

Enigmatic

173

Reckless [foolhardiness (n)]

Foolhardy

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Evenness; uniformity

Homogeneity

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1. Represent something as a person 2. A concrete example of

Personification

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1. Surface deposits on feet or in artery etc. 2. Decorative plate or sign

Plaque

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Believability [plausible (a)]

Plausibility

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Resistance; ability to spring back [resilience (a)]

Resilience

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Set of three (literary works etc.); tetralogy = set of four

Trilogy

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Something unaccountable; freak

Vagary

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Corridor; passageway (esp. between rows of seats)

Aisle

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Disallow

Discountenance

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Must be obeyed

Imperative

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Poor; needy [indigence (n)]

Indigent

185

Lowest point

Nadir

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Mental state characterized by delusions or excessive fear

Paranoia

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Caution; wisdom

Prudence

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Revival from unconsciousness [resuscitate (v)]

Resuscitation

189

Avoid (esp. work)

Shirk

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Total abstinence from alcohol

Teetotalism

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Soothing ointment or anything soothing [balmy (a)]

Balm

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Mark an accurate scale on a device

Calibrate

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Violently disruptive [cataclysm (n)]

Cataclysmic

194

Inappropriate behavior

Impropriety

195

Center; soft part of stem; essence

Pith

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Present from the beginning of time

Primordial

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Examination or survey conducted in advance [reconnoiter (v)]

Reconnaissance

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Left-handed (or counterclockwise) [dextral - right handed]

Sinistral

199

Moderates

Tempers

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Subvert; attempt to overthrow

Undermine