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abstemious

careful in what you eat and drink-- never to excess, (adj.) moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline

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bellicose

war-like, angry, aggressive, quick to fight

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circumlocution

too wordy; using many words when fewer will do; to talk around a problem in hopes of eluding punishment

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enervate

weaken; to deprive of strength

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evanescent

brief; for only a short moment; , tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing

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fiduciary

having to do with money and financial planning, (n) a financial person; trustee

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hegemony

control or domination by one person or organization

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impeach

to accuse; to bring formal charges against a person in office

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interpolate

to insert an idea between other ideas

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laissez-faire

hands off government or economic policy

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mitosis

when a single cell divides to produce two identical cells

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nonsectarian

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination

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orthography

Correct spelling

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pecuniary

consisting of or relating to money

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precipitous

Extremely steep

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reparation

Payment for damages after a war

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suffragist

An activist for voting rights.

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tempestuous

stormy, raging, furious

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vacuous

Empty, especially of meaning or purpose.

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xenophobia

a fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers

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