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affliction

something that causes pain or suffering

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veil

hidden or covered

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forestall

to prevent or delay

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aquiver

trembling, shaking

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bespoke

clearly shown

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tumultuous

making a loud, confused noise; noisily

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keen

well-developed/sharp

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implore

sadly pleading; begging

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importune

to ask persistently; to beg

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unwittingly

unintentionally; by accident; unknowingly

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adequate

just enough

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fickle

changeable, always changing

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flamboyant

showy, flashy

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versatile

able to do many things

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torrid

Very hot, burning

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vicious

evil, cruel

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serene

calm, peaceful

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loathe

to hate, to detest

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vigilant

watchful, paying attention

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sensible

Smart and practical

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absurd

ridiculous

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cringe

recoil; flinch; shy away

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bountiful

plentiful

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novice

beginner

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prior

earlier, former

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invincible

not able to be defeated, unbeatable

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emphasize

To give special attention to something, to stress

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facetious

playfully humorous

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notable

deserving of attention; outstanding, well known

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outlandish

strange in appearance or manner

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apparent

clearly visible or understood; obvious

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gullible

easily fooled

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formidable

Causing fear

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casual

not planned

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efficient

producing results without waste

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logical

(adj.) reasonable; making use of reason and good sense

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extravagant

excessive, over-the-top

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vex

troubled, distressed, upset

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foresight

the act of thinking into the future

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awe

a mix of wonder, fear and shock

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concealment

the hiding of something

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bade

to urge, to compel

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audacity

bold, daring, courage

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reposed

to lay at rest

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hearken

to give extra attention

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wane

to decrease in power

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dissimulate

to hide your true thoughts and feelings

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Belittle

To make something seem less important

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Kindle

To inspire, to catch on fire

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Malicious

Being mean or harmful on purpose

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Haphazard

Not planned, thrown together messily

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Lackluster

Dull, lacking brightness or liveliness

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Garner

To collect something to store

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Egregious

Very very bad

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Meticulous

Very careful about details

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Advocate

To support

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Impromptu

Done by chance, on the fly

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Affable

warm and friendly

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Arcane

secret, mysterious

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Boorish

rude and clumsy

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cajole

influence by gentle suggestion

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Expedite

to move a process quickly and well

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Falter

to be unsteady or lose courage

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Extol

to highly praise

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Flippant

showing a lack of respect

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Aloof

not friendly , cold or distant

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Antagonize

to annoy someone

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Consecutive

following back to back

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Cumbersome

large ,heavy ,ungraceful

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Devoid

lacking something

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Diffuse

to spread out , to calm down

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Fleeting

to move quickly ,lasting for a short time

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Justify

to prove something

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Latent

hidden ,existing but untapped

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Notion

an idea or belief in something

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Acquire

to come into possession of

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Adamant

refusing to change an opinion

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Adjacent

close to or next to

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Bias

to have a preference toward or against a group of people an idea or thing

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Bolster

to support strengthen or fortify

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Bypass

to avoid ,move around

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Candid

direct ,blunt to the point

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Capitalize

to use to your advantage

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censure

to express strong disapproval

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Coincide

to happen at the same time

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Assert(v.)

To state a fact

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befall(v.)

To have something bad happen to someone

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Compassion(adj.)

Showing care and empathy for others

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Contradict(v.)

To deny the truth by stating the opposite

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Depict(v.)

To show ,draw or represent a person, place or idea

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Digress(v.)

To go off topic

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Engross(v.)

To be fully absorbed in a topic

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Exploit(v.)

To take advantage of

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Generalize(v.)

To make a large summary statement about a topic

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Grandeur(adj.)

Fancy ,grand, over the top

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