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interloper

One who intrudes by meddling or trespassing on the rights of others

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internecine

Very destructive to both sides in a conflict; involving slaughter and carnage // pertaining to struggle or conflict within a group, organization, or nation

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interpolate

To insert or add something between other parts, especially in a text or written work // To introduce material that severly alters a text or falsifies it

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interregnum

any period of time when a state is without a ruler or has a provisional government, especially between the reign of a sovereign and a successor // an interval between controlling elements; an interruption in an otherwise continuous function or process

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interpose

to insert between parts of something; to interject in a conversation // to apply pressure or influence; to meddle; to interfere

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juxtapose

to place side by side

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propinquity

Nearness; proximity // kinship

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rapprochement

reconciliation; restoration of cordial relatinos, especially between two countries

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quiescent

at rest; dormant; motionless

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acquiesce

to agree or consent without any objection

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requiem

a mass or service for the repose of departed souls; muc, poetry, or other composition for the dead

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unrequited

NOt reciprocal; not given in payment or returned in kind

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abstruse

difficult to understand; complex

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extrude

to push or thrust out a liquid or malleable substance that retains or solidifies into a predetermined shape

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obtrude

to force one’s ideas or oneself insistently upon others

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altercation

a noisy quarrel

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altruism

concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness

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ephemeral

lasting for a very short time; transitory; not everlasting

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epitaph

an inscription on a tombstone in memory of the person buried there; a brief summary of a dead’s person life

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epitome

a typical representation of something; a person who embodies a quality

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eponymous

referring to the name of a person;a mythical being, or a literary figure associated with something, or to a word incorporating the name of such a person

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paradigm

an example serving to illustrate a process, pattern, or a concept

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paradox

a statement that seems contradictory but contains a truth or valid deduction

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paragon

a model of excellence or perfection

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parameter

in math, a constant that has variable values and is used to determine other variables // a factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

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peripatetic

walking or traveling about

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peripheral

pertaining to the boundary of an area // of minor importance

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anathema

a person or thing detested and shunned // a curse, especially a formal church ban or excommunication

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antithesis

an exact opposite; a complete contrast // a rhetorical device juxtaposing contrasting ideas, often in parallel structure

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epithet

a word or phrase used positvely or negatively that characterizes or describes a person or thing, added to or replacing a name

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