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addendum

(n.) a thing that i added; an appendix or addition to a book or written document / syn: attachment, rider, extension

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aghast

(adj.) filled with amazement, disgust, fear, or terror / syn: shocked, horrified, stupefied / ant: delighted, overjoyed, unmoved

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ample

(adj.) more than enough, large, spacious / syn: sufficient, adequate, considerable / ant: insufficient, inadequate

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apparition

(n.) a ghost or ghostly figure; an unexpected or unusual appearance / syn: phantom, specter

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assert

(v.) to declare or state as truth, maintain or defend, put forward forcefully / syn: affirm, avow

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cower

(v.) to crouch or shrink away in fear or shame / syn: wince, flinch / ant: stand up to

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disdain

(v.) to look upon with scorn; to refuse scornfully / (n.) a feeling of contempt / syn: spurn, reject / ant: revere, venerate, esteem, respect

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epitaph

(n.) a brief statement written on a tomb or gravestone / syn: tombstone inscription

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ethical

(adj.) having to do with morals, values, right and wrong; in accordance with standards of right conduct; requiring a prescription for purchase / syn: upright, virtuous, honorable / ant: immoral, unscrupulous, dishonest

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facetious

(adj.) humorous, not meant seriously / syn: comical, witty, tongue-in-cheek / ant: serious, humorless

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inaudible

(adj.) not able to be heard / syn: faint, indistinct / ant: audible, perceivable

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indiscriminate

(adj.) without restraint or control; unselective / syn: haphazard, random, uncritical / ant: selective, discriminating, judicious

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intrigue

(n.) crafty dealings, underhanded plotting / (v.) to form and carry out plots; to puzzle or excite the curiosity / syn: scheme, plot, conspiracy / ant: fair play

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jurisdiction

(n.) an area of authority or control; the right to administer justice / syn: purview, supervision

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plausible

(adj.) appearing true, reasonable, or fair / syn: believable, probable / ant: improbable, unbelievable, unlikely

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plebeian

(adj.) common, vulgar; belonging to the lower class / (n.) a common person, member of the lower class / syn: lowborn, proletarian, coarse, unrefined / ant: aristocratic, refined, cultivated

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prodigal

(adj.) wastefully extravagant; lavishly or generously abundant / (n.) someone who is wasteful and self-indulgent / syn: improvident, spendthrift, wastrel / ant: frugal, economical, stingy, miserly

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proximity

(n.) nearness, closeness / syn: distance, remoteness

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pulverize

(v.) to grind or pound to a powder or dust; to destroy or overcome (as though by smashing into fragments) / syn: compress, demolish

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volatile

(adj.) highly changeable, fickle; tending to become violent or explosive; changing readily from the liquid to the gaseous state / syn: unstable, erratic / ant: stable, steady, static, inert, dormant

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