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Circumspect

Careful to consider all circumstances and possible consequences

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Clandestine

Marked by, held in, or conducted with secrecy

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Coerce

To compel to an act or choice, usually by force or threat

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Collateral

Property (such as securities) pledged by a borrower to protect the interests of the lender

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Comely

Pleasurably conforming to notions of good appearance, suitability, or proportion: having a pleasing appearance

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Compatible

Capable of existing together in harmony

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Epigram

A concise poem dealing pointedly and often satirically with a single thought or event and often ending with an ingenious turn of thought

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Epitaph

An inscription on or at a tomb or a grave in memory of the one buried there

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Erode

To diminish or destroy by degrees

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Estranged

Having lost former closeness and affection: in a state of alienation from a previous close or familial relationship

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Ambiguous

Doubtful or uncertain especially from obscurity or indistinctness

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Ample

Generous or more than adequate in size, scope, or capacity

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Analogy

Comparison of two otherwise unlike things based on resemblance of a particular aspect

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Anonymous

Of unknown authorship or origin: lacking individuality, distinction, or recognizability

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Antipathy

A strong feeling of dislike

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Antithesis

The direct opposite

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Apex

The highest or culminating point

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Ardor

An often restless or transitory warmth of feeling

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Ascertain

To find out or learn with certainty

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Attest

To affirm to be true or genuine

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Avarice

Excessive or insatiable desire for wealth or gain

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Badger

To harass or annoy persistently

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Baroque

Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression prevalent especially in the 17th century that is marked generally by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements often conveying a sense of drama, movement, and tension

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Beguile

To deceive by false appearance

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Benign

Of a gentle disposition

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Berate

To scold or condemn vehemently and at length

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Betroth

To promise to marry

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Bigotry

Obstinate or intolerant devotion to one's own opinions and prejudices

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Dais

A low platform for a lectern, seats of honor, or a throne

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Dauntless

Incapable of being intimidated or subdued: fearless

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Destitute

Without the basic necessities of life

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Digression

A temporary departure from the main subject in speech or writing

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Dire

Causing or involving great fear or suffering; dreadful; terrible

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Disseminate

Spread (something, especially information) widely

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Distend

Swell or cause to swell by pressure from inside

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Divest

Deprive (someone) of power, rights, or possessions

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Docile

Easily taught or handled

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Evoke

To call forth or up: such as. a. : to bring to mind or recollection

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Exemplary

Serving as a desirable model; representing the best of its kind

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Expunge

Erase or remove completely (something unwanted or unpleasant)

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Extort

Obtain (something) by force, threats, or other unfair means

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Façade

An outward appearance that is maintained to conceal a less pleasant or creditable reality

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Faux pas

An embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation

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Fidelity

State of being faithful or loyal

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Fissure

A long, narrow opening or line of breakage made by cracking or splitting, especially in rock or earth

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Flagrant

(Of something considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously or obviously offensive

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Fortitude

Courage in pain or adversity

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Fraudulent

Characterized by, involving, or proceeding from fraud, as actions, enterprise, methods, or gains

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Fresco

A technique of mural painting executed upon freshly laid ('wet') lime plaster

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Gamut

The complete range or scope of something

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Bloated

(Of part of the body) swollen with fluid or gas

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Enigma

A person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand

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Dormant

(Of an animal) having normal physical functions suspended or slowed down for a period of time; in or as if in a deep sleep

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Egotism

The practice of talking and thinking about oneself excessively because of an undue sense of self-importance

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Elucidate

Make (something) clear; explain

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Emaciated

Abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food

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Enamored

Be filled with a feeling of love for

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Enhance

Intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of

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Genre

A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter

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Gesticulation

A dramatic gesture used in place of speaking or to emphasize one's words

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Glut

An excessively abundant supply of something

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Gratuitous

Given without mutual agreement; unwarranted and free

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Gullible

Easily persuaded to believe something

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Halcyon

Describing a time period, sometimes personal, that was extremely happy and peaceful

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Heresy

Beliefs against main traditions, often in a religious context

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Heterogeneous

Composed of many different parts and aspects

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Ignoble

Not honorable; dishonorable in character or purpose

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Impeccable

Faultless; of the highest standards of refinement

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Implicit

Hinted or suggested; not directly expressed

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Inane

Silly or stupid

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Incarcerate

Imprison or confine

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Inclement

Unpleasantly cold or wet weather

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Incoherence

Illogical, inconsistent, or unclear

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Incorrigible

Unable to be reformed or improved

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Inept

Unskillful or clumsy towards a specific skill

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Instigate

Initiate something, especially something bad

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Intermittent

Occurring at inconsistent intervals; irregular

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Macabre

Disturbing and horrifying due to involvement with death

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Malevolent

Having the wish to do evil to others

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Inundate

Overwhelm with things to deal with

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Ironical

Mocking in a sarcastic or dry way

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Jeopardy

Danger of loss, harm, or failure

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Knoll

A small hill or mound

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Lacerate

Deeply cut or tear into something, usually flesh

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Lampoon

Publicly criticize through sarcasm or mockery

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Lethargic

Sluggish and extremely tired

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Liaison

Effective communication or cooperation between people or organizations

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Lithe

Thin, flexible, and graceful

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Nonchalance

Cool indifference or lack of concern

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Nostalgia

Sentimental longing for the past

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Obliterate

Destroy utterly; wipe out

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Obsolete

No longer produced or used; out of date

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Omnipotent

Having unlimited power

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Orifice

An opening through which something may pass

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Palpitate

Heart beating rapidly, strongly, or irregularly

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Pallid

Pale, typically due to poor health

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Paragon

Perfect example of a particular quality

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Parody

Imitation with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect

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Pensive

Engaged in deep or serious thought

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Perjury

Willfully telling an untruth in court after taking an oath

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