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sanguine

adj; confident & hopeful

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contentious

adj (kontenshios) ; likely to cause argument

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denouement

n(daynuma); final part/ourtcome

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antediluvian

adj; old-fashioned

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pusillanimous

adj coward

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jejune

adj juvenile; too simple

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insurgency

adj rebellion/ uprising

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disencumber

trans v. disburden

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belie

v. give false idea

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demarcate

v. show limit, distiguish

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apocryphal

adj oubtful authenticity

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heresy

n. opinion differing from what is accepted

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superannuation

n. payment into a fund by employee

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senescence

n. aging

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intractable

adj. hard to control or deal with

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nascent

adj. just born and having sings of future potential

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predilection

n. preference for something, bias in favour of something

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capricious

adj. unpredictable

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poised

adj. graceful/ elegant bearing. composed/self-assured manner

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decorous

adj. polite and restrained

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eminent

adj. famous & respected in a sphere

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execrable

adj extremely bad

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prolific

adj. producing a lot

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expediency

n. convenient, though maybe immoral

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prodigious

adj. remarkable great in size

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acute

adj. sharp, shrill

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stolidity

n. calm & dependable, showing little emotion or animation

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transient

adj. impermanent

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sidereal

adj. with respect to the distant stars

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etiolated

adj. feeble, pale due to lack of light

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circumscribe

v. restrict smth within limits

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intransigence

n. unwilling to change point of view, agree about something

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prerogative

n. right/privilege exclusive to a person/class

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ineluctable

adj. inescapable

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invidious

adj. likely to cause resentment/anger in others

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plangent

adj. loud and resonant, with a mournful sound

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nugatory

adj. no value/importance

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hegemony

n. leadership/dominance of one group over another

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cogent

adj. a clear, logival, convincing argument

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inveterate

adj. long-established and unlikely to change

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cowed

v. cause someone to submit to wishes by intimidation

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turgid

j. congested, (language, style) tediously pompous

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reptant

adj move with crawling action

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interdict

n. authoritative prohibition

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expurgate

v. remove something thought of as objectionable/unsuitable

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indigence

n. state of extreme poverty

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penury

n. extreme poverty

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depravity

n. moral corruption

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magnanimous

adj. generous or forgiving

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precocity

n. precocious

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parsimony

n. extreme unwillingness to use money/resources

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ignobility

n. not honourable in purpose/ character of humble origin

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probity

n, having strong moral principles