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abbreviate

shorten, abridge

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abstinence

act of refraining from

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adulation

high praise

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adversity

misfortune

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aesthetic

pertaining to beauty

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amicable

agreeable

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anachronistic

out-of-date

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anecdote

short account of event

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9

anonymous

nameless

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antagonist

opponent

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arid

extremely dry

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assiduous

hard-working

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asylum

sanctuary

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benevolent

friendly, helpful

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camaraderie

trust among friends

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censure

to criticize harshly

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circuitous

indirect, roundabout

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clairvoyant

able to see the future

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collaborate

to work together

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compassion

sympathy, mercy

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compromise

to settle differences

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condescending

patronizing

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conditional

provisional, contingent

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conformist

follower of customs

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congregation

crowd of people

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convergence

joining of parts

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deleterious

harmful

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demagogue

rabble-rousing leader

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digression

straying from main point

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diligent

hard-working

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discredit

dishonor, disgrace

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disdain

to regard with scorn

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divergent

variant, moving apart

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34

empathy

sharing of feelings

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35

emulate

follow an example

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enervating

tiring, weakening

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enhance

improve, augment

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ephemeral

momentary, fleeting

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evanescent

short-lived, as an image

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exasperation

irritation, frustration

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exemplary

outstanding

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extenuating

guilt diminishing

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florid

flushed, ornate

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fortuitous

lucky

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frugal

thrifty

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hackneyed

overused, cliched

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haughty

arrogant, condescending

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hedonist

pleasure seeker

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hypothesis

theory requiring proof

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impetuous

rash, impulsive

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impute

to attribute to someone

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incompatible

unable to work together

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inconsequential

trivial

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inevitable

unavoidable, certain

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integrity

honesty, decency

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intrepid

fearless, adventurous

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intuitive

instinctive, untaught

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jubilation

joy, exultation

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lobbyist

persuader of legislators

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longevity

long life

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mundane

ordinary, common

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nonchalant

calm, casual

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novice

beginner

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opulent

wealthy

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orator

speaker

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ostentatious

displaying wealth

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parched

dried up

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perfidious

disloyal

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precocious

talented beyond one's age

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pretentious

pompous, self-important

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procrastinate

to delay unnecessarily

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prosaic

run-of-the-mill

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prosperity

wealth, success

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provocative

inflammatory

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prudent

wise, careful, cautious

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querulous

irritable

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rancorous

hateful

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reclusive

withdrawn, hermit-like

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reconciliation

agreement after a quarrel

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renovation

state of being renewed

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resilient

quick to recover

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restrained

controlled, restricted

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reverence

profound respect

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sagacity

wisdom

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85

scrutinize

to observe carefully

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spontaneity

impulsive action

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spurious

phony, false

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submissive

meek

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substantiate

to verify, confirm

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subtle

elusive, sly, ambiguous

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superficial

lacking in depth

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superfluous

more than enough

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93

suppress

to end an activity

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94

surreptitious

secret, stealthy

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tactful

diplomatic, polite

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tenacious

persistent, resolute

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transient

temporary, fleeting

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venerable

respectable due to age

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vindicate

to clear from blame

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wary

watchful, alert

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