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camaraderie

rapport and goodwill

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litany

a long, repetitive, or dull account

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3

wrenching

causing mental or physical pain

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arable

suitable for cultivation or land

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desiccate

to dry out; to remove moisture

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vernacular

everyday language

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replete

full; abundant

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8

moratorium

a suspension of activity; an authorized delay

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ubiquitous

occurring if seeming to occur everywhere; omnipresent

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10

frangible

fragile; easy to break

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11

lugubrious

mournful; gloomy

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equanimity

composure; calmness

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zealous

fervent; fanatical

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interminable

tiresome and long; seemingly endless

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truncate

to shorten

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donnybrook

a fight; an uproar

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interlocutor

someone who participated in conversation

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carte blanche

boundless authority; unlimited power to act

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19

rife

abundant; prevalent

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vestige

a trace of evidence of something that once existed

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stygian

dark and forbidding

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22

nomenclature

a technical name or naming system in an art or science

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incantation

a chant; a recited magical spell

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metamorphosis

a transformation or dramatic change

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nonchalant

unconcerned; indifferent

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procrustean

marked by a disregard for individual

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sophistry

deliberately deceptive or misleading argument

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cosmopolitan

worldly; sophisticated

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brigand

a robber or bandit

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axiom

a universal truth; an established rule

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patronizing

in a condescending manner, with attitude or superiority

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atelier

an artists or designer’s workshop

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scapegoat

one who bears the blame for others

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vacillate

to waver; to sway indecisively

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pellucid

transparent; clear

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abstemious

using or consuming sparingly

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iniquity

an evil or wicked act

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dulcet

melodious; pleasing to the ear

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peremptory

not allowing refusal or delay; imperative

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arrogate

to claim for oneself without any right or authority

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archaic

no longer current or applicable; antiquated

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perspicacious

keen; mentally sharp

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talisman

a magic charm or superstitious object for protection or luck

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expurgated

to remove vulgar or injectable material

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contemptuous

haughty; scornful

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