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afflict

To cause suffering, physical pain, misery, great unhappiness, or distress.

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aloof

Remote in manner or away from another or others. Someone who isn't warm and friendly, instead being distant and reserved.

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appurtenance

Equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.; it is a supplementary component that improves capability.

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assail

To attack or assault someone physically or emotionally - with fists, objects, words or, less tangibly but just as violently, with troubles and doubts.

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avarice

An extreme desire for material wealth. It is a fancy word for good old-fashioned greed. It's one of what some call "the seven deadly sins."

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decorum

Propriety in manners and conduct; it is proper and polite behavior.

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dogmatism

A way of thinking that is stubborn and narrow-minded, often because of prejudice and bigotry.

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extol

To praise, glorify, or honor.

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extrapolate

To estimate the value or draw from specific cases for more general cases.

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furl

To roll something up.

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insinuate

Imply or suggest something that may or may not be true

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intimation

A hint or an indirect suggestion.

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inviolable

Incapable of being transgressed or dishonored; immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with.

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obsequious

Acting in a way to attempt to win favor from influential people by flattery; you are being attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner

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ossify

Means to become bony.

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resolute

Firm in purpose or belief.

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sycophant

A person who tries to win favor from wealthy or influential people by flattering them.

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vehemently

To do something with energy and passion.

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venue

The place where an event or meeting is happening.

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vindictive

Disposed to seek revenge.

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beseech

verb. means to ask for or request earnestly

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carnal

adjective. means of or relating to the body or flesh; marked by appetites of passions of the body

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churlish

adjective. means having a bad disposition; surly; rude and boorish

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commingle

verb. means to mix or blend together

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contagion

verb. means an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted; it can also be communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people

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contrive

verb. means to make or work out a plan; devise

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convocation

noun. means the act of convoking or calling together; a group gathered in response to a summons

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discord

noun. means lack of agreement or harmony; a strife resulting from a lack of agreement

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discretion

noun. means the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies; freedom to act or judge on one's own; the trait of judging wisely and objectively; knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress

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embitter

verb. means to cause to be bitter or resentful

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epitaph

noun. means an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there

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felicity

noun. means a pleasing and appropriate manner or style; a state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

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filial

adjective. means relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring

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imminent

adjective. means close in time; about to occur

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invulnerable

adjective. means immune to attack; impregnable

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knavish

adjective. means being marked by skill in deception

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malicious

adjective. means having the nature of or resulting from malice

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paragon

noun. means an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept; a model of excellence or perfection of a kind

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perdition

noun. means the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment

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pernicious

adjective. means exceedingly harmful; working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

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amerliorate

verb. to make better

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ardent

adj. characterized by intense emotion; strong enthusiasm

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assuage

verb. provide physical relief, as from pain; satisfy (thirst); to cause to be more favorable inclined; gain the good will of

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benevolent

adj. showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; intending or showing kindness; generous in providing aid to others

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candor

noun. the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech; ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

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conflagration

noun. a very intense and uncontrolled fire

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conjecture

verb. to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; noun. reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence

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dauntless

adj. invulnerable to fear

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emaciated

adj. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

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epithet

noun. descriptive word or phrase; a defamatory or abusive word or phrase

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exile

noun. the act of expelling a person from their native land; a person who is expelled from home or country by authority; verb. to expel from a country

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fortitude

noun. strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage

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portentous

adj. ominously prophetic; of momentous or ominous significance; puffed up with vanity

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prodigal

adj. recklessly wasteful; giving or having in a lavish, abundant, or bountiful way; noun. a recklessly extravagant person; someone who returns after a long absence characterized by reckless behavior

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replication

noun. the act of making copies; something that has been copied; a quick reply to a question or remark; the repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion

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scourge

noun. something causing misery or death; a person who inspires fear or dread; verb. to cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; to punish severely

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sinew

noun. a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment; the possession of muscular strength

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superfluous

adj. more than is needed, desired, or required; serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

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visage

noun. the human face; the appearance conveyed by a person's face

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vow

noun. a solemn pledge to do something or to behave in a certain manner; verb. to make a vow; promise

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abhorrent

adj. offensive to the mind; detestable, obscene, repugnant, repulsive

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animosity

noun. a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

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brevity

noun. the attribute of being brief, fleeting, short, or concise

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immutable

adj. not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature

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impediment

noun. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress; any structure that makes progress difficult

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indignation

noun. a feeling of righteous anger

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indolence

noun. inactivity resulting from a dislike of work

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interment

noun. the ritual placing a corpse in a grave

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lament

noun. a cry of sorrow and grief; a song or poem as a memorial to a dead person; verb. to regret strongly; to express grief verbally

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pensive

adj. deeply or seriously thoughtful

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placid

adj. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves; not easily irritated; calm

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prudent

adj. careful and sensible; marked by sound judgement

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purport

verb. to have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming; propose or intend; noun. the intended meaning of communication; the pervading meaning of tenor

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retribution

noun. a justly deserved penalty; the act of correcting for your wrongdoing

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satiate

verb. to fill to satisfaction; to overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

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squalid

adj. foul and run-down and repulsive; morally degraded

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sublime

adj. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; worthy of adoration or reverence; inspiring awe

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uncouth

adj. lacking refinement or cultivation or taste

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venerable

adj. profoundly honored, admired, respected, and impressive by reason of age

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zeal

noun. marked by active interest and enthusiasm

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ambiguous

adj. more than one possible meaning

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ambivalent

adj. uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

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austere

adj. a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; practicing self-denial; severely simple

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axiom

noun. a proposition that is not susceptible to proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident; a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits

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capitulate

verb. to surrender under agreed conditions; to give in to something

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censure

noun, verb. harsh criticism or disapproval; the state of being excommunicated; to rebuke formally; to criticize very strongly

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chasity

noun. abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows); morality with respect to sexual relations

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countenance

noun. the appearance conveyed by a person's face; the human face

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culpable

adj. deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious; to be at fault

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cunning

adj. showing inventiveness and skill; marked by skill in deception; clever, in the sense of trickery

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deference

noun. courteous regard for people's feelings' a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard; a disposition or tendency to yield the will of others

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didactic

adj. instructive (especially excessively)

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digress

verb. to wander from a direct or straight course; to lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course or argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

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dissipate

verb. to cause to separate; to move away from each other; to go away or disappear; to pend or use wastefully

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expedient

adj. appropriate to a purpose; practical; serving to promote your interest

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glut

verb, noun. to supply with an excess of; to overeat or eat immodest; the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall; too much of something

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procure

verb. to get by special effort; to arrange for sexual partners for others

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scrupulous

adj. characterized by extreme care and great effort; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled; very careful to do things properly and correctly

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sustenance

noun. the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence; a source of materials to nourish the body

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wretched

adj. deserving or inciting pity; characterized by physical misery; morally reprehensible; of very poor quality or condition

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