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Castigate

To criticize severely in public

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Induct

To place formally in office

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Trivial

Worth of little importance

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Corollary

A natural consequence or effect

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Overwrought

Extreme nervous or excited

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Disabuse

To free from error or falsehood

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Generic

Without a trademark, general

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Stipulate

To agree to a fact as a part of a larger debate

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Volatile

Tending to vary wildly, unstable

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Fetid

Having a bad odor

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Disarray

Confusion disorder

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Plethora

An a abundance of

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Exacerbate

To make more violent, bitter or severe

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Ephemeral

Lasting a short time

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Disposed

Having a preference or tendency towards

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Beacon

A signaling light, a source of guidance

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Definitive

Complete

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Incessant

Never pausing, continuous

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Conceit

A fanciful idea or image

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Largess

Generosity in giving gifts

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Eschew

To avoid, shun

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Blatant

Offensively obvious

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Innocuous

Harmless

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Derive

To obtain from a specified source

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Uncanny

Strangely unsettling

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Gauche

Socially awkward

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Cornucopia

An abundance

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Salve

An ointment that heals or soothes, a balm

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Extract

To remove, with effort

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Versatile

Competent in many things

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Adduce

To show as an example or means of proving something

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Extol

Praise highly

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Interlocutor

Someone who takes part in a conversation, formally

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Encomium

High praise

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Abduct

To take away, kidnap

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Indelible

Incapable of being removed or erased

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Gauge

An instrument for measuring

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Mercurial

Easily changeable

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Prudent

Marked by careful planning

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Cryptic

Secretive or partially concealed

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Menial

Lowly or servant like

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Montage

A composite of many elements, pictures placed closely next to each other

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Drastic

Extreme, severe

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Acumen

Quickness and accuracy of judgment or insight

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Cosmopolitan

Having worldwide scope, at home in many areas

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Obtrude

To push forward, to impose

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Paroxysm

A sudden convulsion or outburst

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Monolithic

Massive, solid and uniform in appearance

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Approbation

Official approval

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Heyday

A time of great success and popularity

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Renovate

To make new

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Embed

To fix in a surrounding mass

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Winsome

Charming, in a childlike or innocent way

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Irascible

Easily angered

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Moreass

An area of swampy ground

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Commandeer

To seize or take, by the police or military force

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Subside

To settle down

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Culinary

Relating to the kitchen or cookery

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Commodity

Something useful that can be used for financial advantage

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Palatable

Pleasant or acceptable to the taste

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Subtle

Not immediately obvious

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Judicious

Wise and careful

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Quixotic

Foolishly idealistic, extravagant

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Desiccate

To dry completely

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Maelstrom

A violently confused state, large whirlpool

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Cajole

To attempt to persuade with flattery or insincere talk

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Astringent

Severe, strong, harsh

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Seduce

To lure or attract, to lead astray

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Firebrand

One who stirs up trouble

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Podium

A raised platform

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Herald

To bear news, to announce

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Confiscate

To seize or take away

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Remiss

Careless in, or negligent about attending to a task

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Evoke

To call forth or call to mind

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Sacrosanct

Very sacred, holy

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Nurture

To nourish, educate, encourage

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Scintillate

To give off sparks, brilliant

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Purvey

To supply

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Palette

On which an artist mixes colors

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Entropy

A steady decline in the order within a system

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Gamut

An entire range or series

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Draconian

Extremely harsh

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Commodious

Spacious roomy

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Rank

Offensive, smelly

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Engaging

Attractive, charming

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Electorate

The total group of qualified voters

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Habitat

The place where a person or thing is usually found

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Lackadastical

Showing a lack on interest or spirit

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Girth

The distance around something

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Sycophant

One who seeks favors by flattering people of wealth or influence

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Stem

To stop it restrain

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Self abnegation

The putting aside of your own personal beliefs for someone else

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Barrage

A heavy prolonged attack

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Anachronism

Something not belonging in a certain time period

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Linchpin

A central element that holds othe parts together

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Rancid

Spoiled

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Atavistic

Reverting to past traits

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Craven

Foolish, cowardly

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Hermetic

Completely sealed

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Placid

Calm undisturbed

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Infinitesimal

Exceedingly small

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Variegated

Distinctly marked with different colors, diverse

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Erratic

Inconsistent, unpredictable

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Venal

Adult excused or forgiven

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Zeal

Intense passion or enthusiasm

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Peer

A person or thing of the same rank

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Olfactory

Relating to the sense of smell

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Divulge

To reveal or make known

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Conducive

Tending to bring about

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Odyssey

A long adventurous journey

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Negotiate

To succeed in going over, coping with

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Submissive

Willing to obey

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Ecumber

To burden or weigh down

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Endeavor

A serious attempt or effort

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Inextricable

Incapable of being sober or untangled

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Scruple

A moral principal that restrains actions

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Antediluvian

Very old, outdated

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Innate

Possesses at birth

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Hedonist

Someone who only seeks pleasure

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Rote

Mechanical memorization, often without full knowledge

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Byproduct

A side effect, something produced in the making of something else

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Liable

Legally obligated, likely to have an unfavorable outcome

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August

Inspiring awe or admiration, bc of high rank or character

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Discreet

Careful about what one days or does

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Engregious

Outstanding for undesirable qualities, remarkably bad