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Ambivalence

Lack of clarity; wavering; being undecided

2

Cantankerous

Bad-tempered; quarrelsome

3

Derogatory

Uncomplimentary

4

Exemplify

To serve as a good example

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Impecunious

Having no money

6

Lucid

Clear

7

Ornate

Highly decorated

8

Precipice

Steep slope

9

Salubrious

Health-giving

10

Truant

Shirker; someone absent without permission

11

Ambulatory

Able to walk around (used on hospital patients)

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Capacious

Spacious

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Desecrate

To damage or pollute a holy place

14

Exhaustive

Complete and thorough

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Impious

Wicked; profane

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Ludicrous

Ridiculous; silly

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Orthodox

Conventional

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Precipitous

Done in a hurry

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Salutary

Something which teaches you a lesson; beneficial

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Truncate

Cut short

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Ameliorate

Make better

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Capitulate

Surrender; give in to

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Desecration

Spoiling something holy

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Exonerates

Acquits; absolves; removes blame

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Impoverished

Destitute; poor

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Lukewarm

1. Unenthusiastic; 2. Neither hot nor cold

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Ossify

1. Turn to bone; 2. Become fixed and rigid

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Preclude

Prevent or make impossible

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Sanctimonious

Hypocritically holy

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Tumult

Uproar; noise

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Amelioration

Improvement

32

Carping

Constant criticism

33

Desist

Stop; discontinue; cease

34

Exorcism

Getting free/rid of; eliminating (especially demons)

35

Impromptu

Unrehearsed; spontaneous

36

Lummox

Clumsy person

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Ostentatious

Showy

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Precocious

Developing early

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Sanction

Give approval to

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Turpitude

Depravity

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Amiable

Friendly

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Cartographer

Person who makes maps

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Despondent

Having no hope; miserable

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Expatriate

Refugee; emigrant; someone living away from his own country

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Inadvertent

Non intentional

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Luscious

Juicy; moist; succulent

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Oust

Push out of a position

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Predecessor

One who came before

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Sanguinary

Bloodthirsty; bloody

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Tyro

Novice; beginner

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Amity

Friendship

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Castigate

Scold strongly

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Destitution

Hardship; poverty; misery

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Expedient

Convenient; practical

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Incantation

Chant; invocation; prayer

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Lynch

Assassinate; kill; illegal hanging

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Overt

Obvious; not hidden

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Predicament

Dilemma; difficult situation

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Sanguine

Optimistic; cheerful

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Ubiquitous

Found everywhere; omnipresent

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Amorphous

Lacking in shape

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Catharsis

Purging of pent-up emotions

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Deter

Put off; prevent

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Expedite

Make a faster

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Incarceration

Imprisonate

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Machinations

Plots and plans

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Overwrought

Worked up; in an emotional state

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Preeminent

Famous; outstanding

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Sardonic

Mocking

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Unalloyed

Undiluted; total

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Analgesic

Medicine to combat pain

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Caucus

Type of private political meeting

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Deteriorate

Worsen; decline

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Exposition

Clear explanation

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Incessant

Without stopping

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Maelstrom

Whirlpool; storm in the ocean

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Palatable

Good to eat; agreeable

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Prerogative

Right or privilege

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Savant

Person with knowledge

80

Unctuous

Oily; using excessive flattery

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Analogous

Comparable

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Caustic

Burning

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Detrimental

Harmful

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Extol

Praise

85

Incipient

Just beginning

86

Magnanimous

Generous; big-hearted

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Palisade

Fence made of posts

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Prescient

Having fore-knowledge

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Scale

To climb

90

Undermined

Damaged; attacked

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Anarchy

Chaos; lack of government

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Cavalcade

Procession of vehicles

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Devoured

Greedily eaten/consumed

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Extradite

Deport from one country back to the home country

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Inclination

Tendency; leaning toward

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Magnate

Powerful businessman

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Palliative

A remedy that improves but doesn't cure

98

Presentiment

A feeling that something might happen

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Scapegoat

Person on whom blame is placed for faults of others

100

Underscore

Emphasize

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Lack of clarity; wavering; being undecided

Ambivalence

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Bad-tempered; quarrelsome

Cantankerous

103

Uncomplimentary

Derogatory

104

To serve as a good example

Exemplify

105

Having no money

Impecunious

106

Clear

Lucid

107

Highly decorated

Ornate

108

Steep slope

Precipice

109

Health-giving

Salubrious

110

Shirker; someone absent without permission

Truant

111

Able to walk around (used on hospital patients)

Ambulatory

112

Spacious

Capacious

113

To damage or pollute a holy place

Desecrate

114

Complete and thorough

Exhaustive

115

Wicked; profane

Impious

116

Ridiculous; silly

Ludicrous

117

Conventional

Orthodox

118

Done in a hurry

Precipitous

119

Something which teaches you a lesson; beneficial

Salutary

120

Cut short

Truncate

121

Make better

Ameliorate

122

Surrender; give in to

Capitulate

123

Spoiling something holy

Desecration

124

Acquits; absolves; removes blame

Exonerates

125

Destitute; poor

Impoverished

126

1. Unenthusiastic; 2. Neither hot nor cold

Lukewarm

127

1. Turn to bone; 2. Become fixed and rigid

Ossify

128

Prevent or make impossible

Preclude

129

Hypocritically holy

Sanctimonious

130

Uproar; noise

Tumult

131

Improvement

Amelioration

132

Constant criticism

Carping

133

Stop; discontinue; cease

Desist

134

Getting free/rid of; eliminating (especially demons)

Exorcism

135

Unrehearsed; spontaneous

Impromptu

136

Clumsy person

Lummox

137

Showy

Ostentatious

138

Developing early

Precocious

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Give approval to

Sanction

140

Depravity

Turpitude

141

Friendly

Amiable

142

Person who makes maps

Cartographer

143

Having no hope; miserable

Despondent

144

Refugee; emigrant; someone living away from his own country

Expatriate

145

Non intentional

Inadvertent

146

Juicy; moist; succulent

Luscious

147

Push out of a position

Oust

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One who came before

Predecessor

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Bloodthirsty; bloody

Sanguinary

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Novice; beginner

Tyro

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Friendship

Amity

152

Scold strongly

Castigate

153

Hardship; poverty; misery

Destitution

154

Convenient; practical

Expedient

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Chant; invocation; prayer

Incantation

156

Assassinate; kill; illegal hanging

Lynch

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Obvious; not hidden

Overt

158

Dilemma; difficult situation

Predicament

159

Optimistic; cheerful

Sanguine

160

Found everywhere; omnipresent

Ubiquitous

161

Lacking in shape

Amorphous

162

Purging of pent-up emotions

Catharsis

163

Put off; prevent

Deter

164

Make a faster

Expedite

165

Imprisonate

Incarceration

166

Plots and plans

Machinations

167

Worked up; in an emotional state

Overwrought

168

Famous; outstanding

Preeminent

169

Mocking

Sardonic

170

Undiluted; total

Unalloyed

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Medicine to combat pain

Analgesic

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Type of private political meeting

Caucus

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Worsen; decline

Deteriorate

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Clear explanation

Exposition

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Without stopping

Incessant

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Whirlpool; storm in the ocean

Maelstrom

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Good to eat; agreeable

Palatable

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Right or privilege

Prerogative

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Person with knowledge

Savant

180

Oily; using excessive flattery

Unctuous

181

Comparable

Analogous

182

Burning

Caustic

183

Harmful

Detrimental

184

Praise

Extol

185

Just beginning

Incipient

186

Generous; big-hearted

Magnanimous

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Fence made of posts

Palisade

188

Having fore-knowledge

Prescient

189

To climb

Scale

190

Damaged; attacked

Undermined

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Chaos; lack of government

Anarchy

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Procession of vehicles

Cavalcade

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Greedily eaten/consumed

Devoured

194

Deport from one country back to the home country

Extradite

195

Tendency; leaning toward

Inclination

196

Powerful businessman

Magnate

197

A remedy that improves but doesn't cure

Palliative

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A feeling that something might happen

Presentiment

199

Person on whom blame is placed for faults of others

Scapegoat

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Emphasize

Underscore