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Benevolent 126

Adj. Characterized by doing good

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Idyllic

Adj. Pleasing and simple

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Preposterous

Adj. Absurd; ridiculous; senseless; irrational

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Sanction

V. To give official approval; to penalize for violating a moral principle or international law

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Shirk

V. To put off or avoid performing a duty or responsibility

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Insuperable

Adj. Impossible to overcome

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Forage

V. To search for food or provisions

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Hirsute

Adj. Having excessive body hair

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Rancorous

Bitter and resentful

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Gruesome

Adj. Causing horror; frightful and shocking

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Strut

V. To walk with a proud, arrogant bearing

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Eulogy

N. A speech or written tribute in praise of someone who has died

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Leery

Adj. Suspicious and distrustful

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Laden

Loaded , burdened, afflicted

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Inalienable

Adj. Not able to be taken away or transferred to others

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Cleave

To split with a sharp instrument to cling

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Annul

To make void or invalid

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Gregarious

Seeking and enjoying the company of others, tending to move in a group

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Entourage

A group of attendance or Followers

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Pungent

Sharp smell or taste

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Decor

The decorative style or scheme, as of the room

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Benediction

Blessing

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Fervent

Passionate, eager, Earnest

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Jeopardy

Risk of loss or injury

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Unassuming

Modest, not pretentious

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Periphery

The boundary line, perimeter, an outside surface

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Tyranny

Arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power, despotic abuse of authority

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Regress

To return to a previous state

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Plummet

To decline or descend sharply

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Placebo

N. Something presented as a drug but having no actual effect

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Putative

Put forth or accepted as true on inadequate grounds, supposed

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Concede

To acknowledge as true

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Maul

To injure or mangle

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Serendipity

Unexpected gift or discovery

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Obtuse

Slow in understanding, dull, stupid

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Fitful

Occurring in irregular outbursts, occurring in spurts

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Novice

A person new to a field or activity, a beginner

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Underscore

To emphasize

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Ode

A long, lyrical poem, usually serious or meditative in nature

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Wry

Dryly humorous, with a touch of irony

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Dreary

Depressing or boring

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Placate

To make less angry

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Correlate

To correspond, to be mutually related

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Valiant

Courageous, brave, as in battle

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Fathom

To measure the depth of, to understand

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Perpetuity

A state of infinite or indefinetly long duration

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Euphony

Pleasing sound, poetry

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Palliate

To lessen the pain or severity

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Gibe

To ridicule

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Writhe

To twist or squirm, as in pain, struggle or EMBARASSMENT

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Fertile

Producing abundantly

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Hapless

Unfortunate or unlucky

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Timbre

The disgusting quality of a sound

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Skittish

Nervous easily frightened

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Connoisseur

An expert in the fine arts

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Prototype

The original model, someone or something that serves to illustrate the typical qualities of a class

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Patronize

To sponsor or support, to be kind or helpful in a snobbish way, as if dealing with an inferior

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Segue

An easy, effective or uninterrupted transition

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Falter

To hesitate or stumble

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Expedition

The journey undertaken for a specific reason such as for war or exploration, speed in doing something

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Torrent

A swift flowing stream or uncontrolled outpouring

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Diety

A god

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Immune

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others, not affected by an influence

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Venomous

Malignant, spiteful, secreting poison

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Nomad

The one who has no permanent home

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Subdue

To conquer, to make less intense

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Ruffle

V. To take away the smoothness of

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Conviction

A strong belief or opinion

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Penury

Lack of money, property, or necessities

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Veritable

Being truly named, real or genuine

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Frugal

Careful in spending money

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Absolve

To free from guilt or blame

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Gyrate

To resolve in on an axis. To spin

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Benefactor

One who helps and supports others

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Raze

To demolish, to flatten to ground level

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Therapeutic

Having healing powers

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Superfluous

Unnesessary, extra

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Figurehead

A person with apparent but no real authority

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Undulate

To move in a wave like motion

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Quibble

To criticize or evade the truth by raising trivial or irrelevant objections

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Esteem

High regard, respect

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Stentorian

Extremely loud

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Revere

To honor

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Trying

Causing strain, hardship or distress

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Forlorn

Appearing aad because abandoned, in pitiful condition, almost without hope

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Sonorous

Having a full deep sound, impressive in style of speech

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Clamber

To crawl or climb with difficulty

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Beneficent

Performing deeds or kindness it charity, producing a good result

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Digress

To turn aside from the main subject

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Impending

About to happen

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Repress

To hold back to put down by force

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Divisive

Creating conflict

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Maudlin

Excessively sentimental

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Spendthrift

One who spends money wastefully

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Obsequious

Showing too much great a willingness to serve or obey

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Perennial

Lasting through the years

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Punitive

Inflicting or intending to inflict punishment

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Euphoria

A feeling of great happiness

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Flux

Flow, continuous change or movement

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Celerity

Speed and motion, swiftness

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Uncouth

Uncultured or crude

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Obliterate

To destroy so as to leave no trace

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Delineate

To draw the outline of, describe in words or gestures

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Extenuate

To lessen the seriousness of, giving partial excuses

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Beset

To attack from all sides, to trouble persistently

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Smolder

To burn without a flame and with little smoke, to exist in a barely suppressed state

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Vigilant

Alert and watchful for what is dangerous

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Usury

Excessive charging of interest

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Intricate

Elaborately detailed

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Shuffle

To walk while scraping or sliding the feet

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Raucous

Loud and harsh

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Prostrate

Lying face down, sign of humility or worship, physically or emotionally exhausted

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Recluse

One who hides from the world

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Meander

To follow a winding course, to wander without a fixed destination

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Shrewd

Clever in practical manners, cunning

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Vivacious

Full of admiration

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Appease

To satisfy or attempt to satisfy demands by granting concessions

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Extemporaneous

Done with little or no preparation

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Scurry

To love with light running steps

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Temporized

To act evasively in order to gain time

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Zenith

Maximum, the highest point

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Thwart

To prevent or frustrate

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Excoriate

To denounce sharply, to tear or wear the skin off

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Credulous 250

Tending to believe to easily

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Expertise

Specialized skill or knowledge