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apparel

(n.) clothing, that which serves as dress or decoration; (v.) to put clothes on, dress up

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besiege

(v.) to attack by surrounding with military forces; to cause worry or trouble

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compress

(v.) to press together; to reduce in size or volume; (n.) a folded cloth or pad applied to an injury

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denounce

to condemn openly; to accuse formally

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dispatch

(v.) to send off or out for a purpose; to kill; (n.) an official message; promptness, speed; the act of killing

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douse

(v.) to plunge into a liquid, drench; to put out quickly, extinguish

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expressly

(adv.) plainly, in so many words; for a particular purpose

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famished

suffering severely from hunger or from lack of something

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forsake

(v.) to give up, renounce; to leave, abandon

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gainful

(adj.) profitable; bringing in money or some special advantage

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immense

(adj.) very large or great; beyond ordinary means of measurement

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inept

(adj.) totally without skill or appropriateness

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ingenious

(adj.) showing remarkable originality, inventiveness, or resourcefulness; clever

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instantaneous

done in an instant; immediate

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irk

(v.) to annoy, trouble, make weary

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Libel

(n.) a written statement that unfairly or falsely harms the reputation of the person about whom it is made; (v.) to write or publish such a statement

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misgiving

(n.) a feeling of fear, doubt, or uncertainty

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oaf

a big, clumsy, slow individual

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recede

(v.) to go or move backward; to become more distant

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repast

meal, food

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adverse

(adj) unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile

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arid

extremely dry; uninteresting, dull

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assailant

(n.) a person who attacks violently (with blows or words)

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billow

(n.) a large wave; (v.) to rise or swell like a wave

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confront

(v.) to meet face-to-face, especially as a challenge; come to grips with

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constrain

(v.) to force, compel; to restrain, hold back

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contemporary

(adj.) belonging to the same period of time as oneself; (n.) a person of the same time

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depict

(v.) to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture

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disinterested

(adj.) fair-minded, free from selfish motives; indifferent

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encompass

(v.) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class

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groundless

(adj.) without any good reason or cause, unjustified

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hypocrite

(adj.) a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or she really is; a two-faced person

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incomprehensible

impossible to understand

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manipulate

(v.) to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for person gain or advantage

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maximum

(n.) the greatest possible amount or degree; (adj.) reaching the greatest possible amount or degree

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mimic

(n.) a person who does imitations; (v.) to imitate; to make fun of

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ruffle

(v.) to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset; to flip through; (n.) a gathered strip of material used for trimming edges; a ripple; a low drumbeat

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serene

(adj.) peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm; majestic, grand

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sheepish

(adj.) embarrassed; resembling a sheep in meekness, timid

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stamina

(n.) the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain; staying power

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adhere

(v.) to stick to, remain attached; to be devoted or loyal as a follower or supporter

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affirm

(v.) to declare to be true, state positively; to confirm

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atrocity

(n.) an extremely wicked, brutal, or cruel act; something very bad or unpleasant

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cope

(v.) to struggle successfully against; to prove to be a match for, deal with satisfactorily; (n.) a long religious cloak; a canopy

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deter

To discourage, scare, or prevent through fear or doubt

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disquieting

causing uneasiness or worry

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empower

(v.) to give power or authority to; to enable; to permit

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fluent

(adj.) speaking or writing easily and smoothly, flowing gracefully

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lag

(v.) to move slowly or fall behind; to bring up the rear; (n.) a falling behind; the amount by which someone or something is behind; an interval

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mangle

(v.) to injure very seriously by cutting, tearing, crushing, etc.; to bring to ruin

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misapprehension

(n.) a wrong idea, misunderstanding

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optimist

(n.) one who expects things to turn out for the best; someone who looks on the bright side of things

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prowl

(v.) to roam about stealthily in search of something

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recitation

(n.) a reading in public of something that is memorized; a memorized poem or piece of prose that is read aloud

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stupefy

(V.) to make dull or groggy; to surprise or astonish

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sulky

(adj.) in a bad or nasty mood, resentful; gloomy

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supplement

(n.) something added to complete a thing or make up for a lack; a section added to a book or document; (v.) to provide such an addition or completion

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surge

(v.) to have a heavy, violent, swelling motion (like waves); (n.) a powerful forward rush

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Trait

(n.) a quality or characteristic (especially of personality); a distinguishing feature

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unscrupulous

(adj.) dishonest; not guided or controlled by moral principles

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barrage

a rapid, large-scale outpouring of something

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bigot

(n.) an intolerant, prejudiced, or biased person

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designate

to indicate, point out; to appoint; selected but not yet installed

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diversity

(n.) difference, variety; a condition of having many different types of forms

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Emigma

Someone or something that is extremely puzzling; that which can't be understood or explained

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gloat

to look at or think about with great intensity and satisfaction; to take great personal joy in

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global

(adj.) of, relating to, or involving the entire world; comprehensive

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illusion

(n.) a false idea; something that one seems to see or to be aware that really does not exist

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infuriate

(v.) to make very angry, enrage

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motivate

to provide with a reason for doing; to push on to some goal

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pacifist

(n.) one who is against war or the use of violence; (adj.) opposing war or violence

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queue

A line of people waiting for something

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restrict

(v.) to keep within set limits; to confine

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sage

(adj.) wise; (n.) a very wise person

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slake

(v.) to satisfy, relieve, or bring to an end

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terrain

(n.) the landscape, especially considered with regard to its physical features or fitness for some use; a field of knowledge

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vocation

(n) any trade, profession, or occupation; a sense of fitness or special calling for one's work

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vow

(n.) a solemn or sacred promise or pledge; (v.) to declare or promise in a solemn way

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waylay

(v.) to lie in wait for and attack, ambush

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wither

(v.) to dry up, wilt, sag; to cause someone to feel ashamed, humiliated, or very small

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acquit

(v.) to declare not guilty, free from blame, discharge completely; to conduct or behave oneself

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deem

(v.) to think, believe; to consider, have an opinion

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devastate

(v.) to destroy, lay waste, leave in ruins

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discredit

(v.) to throw doubt upon, cause to be distrusted; to damage in reputation; (n.) a loss or lack of belief, confidence, or reputation

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elusive

(adj.) difficult to catch or to hold; hard to explain or understand

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generate

(v.) to bring into existence; to be the cause of

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idolize

(v.) to worship as an idol, make an idol of; to love very much

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ingratitude

a lack of thankfulness

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keepsake

(n.) something kept in memory of the giver; a souvenir

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mortal

(n.) a being that must eventually die; (adj.) of or relating to such a being; causing death, fatal; possible, conceivable

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ovation

(n.) an enthusiastic public welcome, an outburst of applause

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petty

(adj.) unimportant, trivial; narrow-minded; secondary in rank, minor

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plight

(n.) a sorry condition or state; (v.) to pledge, promise solemnly

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repent

(v.) to feel sorry for what one has done or has failed to do

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reverie

(n.) a daydream; the condition of being lost in thought

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Revocation

(n.) an act or instance of calling back, an annulment, cancellation

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scan

(v.) to examine closely; to look over quickly but thoroughly; to analyze the rhythm of a poem; (n.) an examination

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strand

(n.) a beach or shore; a string of wire, hair, etc.; (v.) to drive or run aground; to leave in a hopeless position

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strife

(n.) bitter disagreement; fighting, struggle

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topple

(v.) to fall forward; to overturn, bring about the downfall of

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