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milquetoast

(noun) a person who is timid or submissive

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hackneyed

(adj) lacking significance through having been overused; unoriginal and trite

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macabre

(adj) dark, morbid, disturbing/mortifying bc it has to do w death/injury; gruesome

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assuage

(verb) to make easier or milder, relieve; to put an end to, appease

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myriad

(noun/adj) a very large number

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juxtaposition

(noun) two things being seen or placed close together w contrasting effect

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nuance

(noun) a subtle difference in meaning; fine distinction; not black and white

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volatile

(adj) things liable to change rapidly and unpredictably

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fascism

(noun) an authoritarian and nationalistic (racist) system of government; totalitarianism

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microcosm

(noun) a community, place, or situation regarded as a smaller version of something much larger

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peregrinate

(verb) to travel or wander around

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schlep

(verb) to haul something around

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kibitz

(verb) to talk informally w ppl offer/give unwanted advice

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sobriquet

(noun) nickname

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affirm

(verb) state or assert positively; maintain as true

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altruistic

(adjective) selfless, thinking of others before yourself; magnanimous

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ascertain

(verb) to determine if something is certain

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colossus

(noun) something that is huge in size or importance

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constraint

(noun) a restriction or limitation

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constrain

(verb) to compel or force someone to do something; require; pressure

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delusion

(noun) a false belief or opinion, an idea not based on reality

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disheveled

(adjective) looking untidy

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imprudent

(adjective) not showing care for the consequence of an action; foolish

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oblivion

(noun) a state of nothingness

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preoccupied

(adjective) absorbed in thought

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prominent

(adjective) important or well-known

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rescind

(verb) to cancel or withdraw

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unprecedented

(adjective) never done or known before

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anti-semitic

(adjective) hating or discriminating against Jewish people

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camaraderie

(noun) a good friendship

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exalted

(adjective) held in high regard or in high status

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exalt

(verb) to praise or hold in high regard

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gallows

(noun) a structure for the hanging of people

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invectives

(noun) abusive, insulting language

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paternal/maternal

(adjective) related to father/mother

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ration

(noun) an amount of food, water, or other supplies given to a person, usually when they are scarce

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redemption

(noun) being saved from sin or error

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redeem

(verb) having been saved from sin or error

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sanctify

(verb) declared holy

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sublime

(adjective) of such excellence, grandeur or beauty to inspire great admiration

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surreptitiously

(adverb) done in a secretive or sneaky manner

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surreptitious

(adjective) a sneaky or secretive manner

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vigor

(noun) active strength or force

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juxtapose

(verb) place two things next to each other with contrasting effect

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nuance

(noun) a subtle difference in meaning; fine distinction; variation

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nuanced

(adjective) complex; complicated; characterized by subtle shades of meaning or expression

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fascist

(noun) someone who supports fascism idealogy

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hearth

(noun) the floor around a fireplace or the area near the fireplace

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strew

(verb) to scatter or spread things untidily over a surface or area

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supplication

(noun) action of asking or begging someone earnestly

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suppliant

(noun) beggar

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garland/chaplet

(noun) wreath of flowers & leaves worn on head for decoration

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affliction

(noun) something that causes pain or suffering; disease; plague

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defilement

(noun) desecration; impurity; corrupting; pollution

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enquiry

(noun) act of asking for information; investigation; query; search

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pilgrimage

(noun) a religious journey

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augury

(noun) a sign of something that will happen

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compunction

(noun) feeling of guilt; worries; doubts

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edict

(noun) official order or command

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lustration

(noun) process of making someone pure

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beget

(verb) bring something into existence

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clairvoyant

(noun) person who can see into the future; oracle; prophet

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expedient

(noun) means of attaining an end; scheme

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pestilence

(noun) a fatal epidemic, disease

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temperate

(adjective) showing moderation or self-restraint

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opportune

(adjective) favorable

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prudent

(adjective) act of being careful

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insolence

(noun) rude or disrespectful behavior

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infamy

(noun) being famous for something bad

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infamous

(adjective) being famous for something bad

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decrepit

(adjective) feeble; weak; bad shape

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acrimonious

(adj) (typically out of speech or a debate) angry and bitter; vitriolic; rancorous; nasty

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harbinger

(noun) a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another; sign

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ubiquitous

(adj) present, appearing, or found everywhere; universal

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magnanimous

(adj) very generous or forgiving, especially towards rival or someone less powerful; benevolent

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omniscient

(adj) all knowing

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omnipotent

(adj) all powerful

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nefarious

(adj) wicked or criminal; heinous

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anachronistic

(adj) belonging to a period other than it appears

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abhor

(verb) regard with disgust & hatred; loathe

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bon vivant

(noun) person who enjoys a luxurious lifestyle

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aberration

(noun) deviating from standard; anomaly; oddity

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sagacity

(noun) wisdom; being sagacious (opposite of naivete)

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sagacious

(adj) wise; sage; shrewd (opposite of naive)

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demagogue

(noun) political leader who seeked support by making false promises and preying on fear

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pretentious

(adj) attempting to impress by showing off; snobbish

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deluge

(verb) to overwhelm with great quantity of something; to flood; bombard

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deluge (noun)

(noun) severe flood(literal or metaphorical)

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subdued

(adj) quiet and rather reflective or depressed; somber; woebegone; lowkey

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subdued (verb)

(verb) to overcome, quiet, or bring under control

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dossier

(noun) collection of documents about particular person/event; data; report

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evanescent

(adj) soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; vanishing

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haughty

(adj) arrogant or pompous

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venerable

(adj) respected due to age

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laud

(verb) to praise, applaud

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laudable

(adj) deserving praise

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obstinate

(adj) refusing to change

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mundane

(adj) lacking excitement

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rancorous

(adj) characterized by bitterness or resentment

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rancor

(noun) bitterness

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