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Detriment

Injury or damage

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Succulent

Full of juice

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Immaterial

Not significant or relevant

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Pale

To decrease in relative importance

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Humane

Kind compassionate

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Incorrigible

Unable to be corrected it reformed

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Patrimony

Inherited property

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Enumerate

To count off or list

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Mannerism

A distinctive behavioral trait

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Reserved

Self restrained and withdrawn in speech or manner

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Benchmark

A standard to which other things are compared or by which they are measured

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Bedlam

Any place or condition of noise and confusion

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Innovative

Marked by a new or unusual way of doing things

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Relent

To become less severe, to give in

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Token

Preformed only as an induction if intent

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Reflective

Thoughtful

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Opportune

Suitable for a particular purpose

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Decoy

A thing or person used to lure or tempt into a trap

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Boisterous

Noisy and wild, unruly

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Factious

Causing disagreement that leads to breaking up

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Cudgel

A heavy, usually short stick

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Depict

To represent or portray

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Slander

A false oral statement that damages a persons reputation

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Arid

Dry and barren

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Heterogenous

Not similar, very different

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Defray

Provide for the payment of

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Formidable

Inspiring fear or dread

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Patrician

A person if refines manners or background

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Fume

To be in a state of anger

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Procrastinate

To delay, to put off

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Yoke

To join together, to unite

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Circumscribe

To define the limits of

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Resonant

Strong and deep in tone

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Relief

A distinction or prominence due to contrast

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Machiavellian

Practicing deceit or cunningness

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Harbor

To give shelter

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Havoc

A great destruction or devastation

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Premeditate

To think out, plan or scheme

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Recumbent

Lying in a position of comfort

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Demean

To disrespect

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Chide

To scold

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Byzantine

Highly complicated or intricate

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Lull

To soothe or calm

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Homogenous

Uniform, of the same kind

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Hypothesis

A tentative explanation, something assumed true for the sake of argument

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Shoal

An area of shallow water

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Satire

Irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack human vice or folly

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Goad

To prod or urge on

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Figment

Something that is created or imagined

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Centrifugal

Moving away from the center

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Eyesore

Something that is unpleasant or offensive

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Decimate

To destroy or kill a large part of

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Libel

A false written statesmen that damages a persons reputation

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Coerce

To force by threat or intimidation

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Cursory

Superficially done

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Cumbersome

Clumsy or difficult to manage

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Fester

To rot or to decay

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Deem

To consider or to have an opinion

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Connote

To imply something beyond a literal meaning, connotation

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Rash

Showning boldness of, or haste without judgement

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Jeremiad

An elaborate and lengthy tale of sadness

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Matriarch

A woman who rules a family or clan, highly respected

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Limber

Bending easily, flexible demure coy, modest, reserved

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Pilfer

To steal a small amount

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Gargantuan

Of huge size or capacity

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Flag

To slow down in pace

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Diagnosis

The recognition of a disease or injury by symptoms

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Foolhardy

Reckless; bold without judgement

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Incriminate

To make appear guilty

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Flaunt

To show off

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Exploit

A bold or daring act

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Impervious

Completely restraint to penetration, unaffected

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Plaintive

Expressing sorrow

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Culpable

Deserving blame or punishment

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Pontificate

To speak pompously and at length

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Sentiment

A feeling or opinion, based on emotion not reason

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Interloper

One who interfaces with the affairs of others

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Delectable

Very pleasing, delightful

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Blemish

A flaw that harms the appearance of something

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Equanimity

Evenness of temper l, ca characteristic state

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Peevish

Irritatable

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Waddle

To walk rocking side to side

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Gross

Total, entire

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Skew

To place at an angle

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Humdrum

Dull routine

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Marshal

To arrange in order

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Aggregate

Total

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Intemperate

Lacking In moderation

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Veer

To change direction

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Rapture

The experience of great joy

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Contemplate

To look at or thing about carefully

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Savor

To taste or smell with pleasure

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Incontrovertible

Impossible to dispute

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Graze

To feed on grasses

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Coincide

To occur at the same time or be at the same place, to agree exactly

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Portray

To make a likeness of

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Furrow

A trench in the earth made by a plow

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Quaff

To drink quickly or with enthusiasm

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Hierarchy

A ranking according to status or ability

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Accrue

To come as a gain, to increase

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Hidebound

Narrow minded

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Matrix

A surrounding substance within which something else originates or is contained

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Spartan

Hardly, frugal and highly disciplined

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Dregs

The worse part; the sediment in a liquid

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Perplex

To puzzle, confuse, or bewilder

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Onus

An unpleasant task or duty, a burden

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Station

Social position

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Sedition

The promotion of rebellion against the government

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Maverick

One who rebels; a nonconformist, an individualist

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Lacerate

To rip, cut or tear

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Convoluted

Intricate, complicated

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Tedious

Boring, tiresome

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Epicure

One with refined tastes, especially in food and wine

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Temper

To bring down in tone, to moderate

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Counter

To offer in response

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Gourmet

A connoisseur of food and drink

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Dissemble

To deceive or conceal

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Sodden

Thoroughly wet, drenched

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Grapple

To struggle with something, to grip and hold

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Hefty

Heavy, big and strong

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Flaccid

Lacking firmness

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Bellwether

Something that serves as an indicator or leader of future trends

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Compunction

A feeling of uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt

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Gale

A strong wind