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Intrepid

fearless

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Trepid

timid

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Prudent

wise

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Ablution

washing

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Ghastly

horrible

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Tepid

lukewarm

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Incorrigible

incurable

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Disparate

different

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Frugal

thrifty

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Sparing

moderate

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Prodigal

wasteful

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Impertinent

rude

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Slugging

drink

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Flogging

whipping

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coup d'etat

overthrow en existing government

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Staccato

rhythm

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Nuncio

envoy

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Apotheosis

highest point

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Deification

highest point

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Acquitted

exonerate

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Achromatic

w/o color

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Abdication

renounce

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Renunciation

rejection of belief

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Denunciation

public condemnation

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Munificent

gift

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Proletarian

commoner

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Redoubtable

daunting

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Formidable

daunting

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Perturbing

disturb

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Profligate

wasteful

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Abrogated

evade

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Capitulate

surrender

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Gyrate

rotate

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Entomology

study of insects

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Dramatist

person who writes plays

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Asperity

harshness of tone or manner

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Ascetic

austere

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Acrimonious

bitter

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Autocracy

one person with absolute power

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Aristocracy

power is held by nobility

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Excursion

a short journey or trip

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Anent

concerning; about

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Withal

in addition to

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Wherefore

for what reason

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Epistle

a letter

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Epitaph

lament/letter for the dead

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Cryptogram

type of puzzle with short encrypted text

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Abridge

shorten

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Occult

supernatural

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Excoriate

criticize severely

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Sear

to dry

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Flay

peel the skin off

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Execrable

extremely bad or unpleasant

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Inclement

unpleasantly cold/wet

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Turbulent

conflicting emotions

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Iconoclast

skeptic; critic

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Ingenuous

innocent; unsuspecting

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Ingenuity

clever; inventive

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Inure

toughen; harden

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Weld

join together

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Anneal

to heat and allow it to cool slowly

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Querulous

complaining

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Petulant

bad-tempered

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Raze

destroy

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Recondite

obscure

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Abstruse

difficult to understand; obscure

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Refractory

stubborn

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Obstinate

stubbornly refusing change

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Tractable

easy to control

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Sojourn

temporary stay

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Baneful

curse

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Scourge

misfortune

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Ignoramus

ignorant or stupid person

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Augment

increase

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Detract

reduce; divert

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Cupidity

greed

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Factious

divided

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Felicity

happiness

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Fatuous

silly and pointless

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Effete

pretentious

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Flaccid

soft and limp

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Laconic

brief

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Stentorian

loud and powerful

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Bombastic

verbose and pretentious

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Pompous

self-important

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Temporal

secular

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Intemperate

immoderate; uncontrolled

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Terse

brief

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Trenchant

sharp and shrewd

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Prolixity

verbose and boring

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Tortuous

winding

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Cadaverous

resembling a corpse

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Calumny

slander

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Connoisseur

expert

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Canard

unfounded rumour

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Castigate

reprimand

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Rebuke

reprimand

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Mollify

appease; pacify

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Nadir

lowest point

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Zenith

highest

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