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admonish

to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty

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breach

an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation of infraction; to create an opening

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brigand

a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman

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circumspect

careful, cautious

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commandeer

to seize for military or official use

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cumbersome

clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving

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deadlock

a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions; to bring such a stand still

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debris

scattered fragments, wreckage

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diffuse

to spread or scatter freely or widely; wordy, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread

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dilemma

a difficult or perplexing situation or problem

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efface

to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed

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muddle

to make a mess of; to get by; a hopeless mess

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opinionated

stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind

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perennial

lasting for a long time, persistent; a plant that lives for many years

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predispose

to incline to beforehand

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relinquish

to let go, give up

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salvage

to save from fire or shipwreck; property thus saved

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spasmodic

sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent

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spurious

not genuine, not true, not valid

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unbridled

uncontrolled, lacking in restraint

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adjourn

to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place

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alien

a citizen of another country; foreign, strange

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comely

having a pleasing appearance

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compensate

to make up for; to repay for services

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dissolute

loose in one's morals or behavior

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erratic

not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable

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expulsion

the process of driving or forcing out

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feint

a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense; to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of

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fodder

food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose

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fortify

to strengthen, build up

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illegible

difficult or impossible to read

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jeer

to make fun of rudely or unkindly; a rude remark of derision

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lucrative

bringing in money; profitable

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mediocre

average, ordinary, undistinguished

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proliferate

to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly

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subjugate

to conquer by force, bring under complete control

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sully

to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch

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tantalize

to tease, torment by teasing

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terse

brief and to the point

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unflinching

firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back

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abridge

to make shorter

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adherent

a follower, supporter; attached, sticking to

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altercation

an angry argument

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cherubic

resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent

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condone

to pardon or overlook

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dissent

to disagree; disagreement

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eminent

famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting

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exorcise

to drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive

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fabricate

to make, manufacture; to make up, invent

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irate

angry

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marauder

a raider, plunderer

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obesity

excessive fatness

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pauper

an extremely poor person

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pilfer

to steal in small quantities

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rift

a split, break, breach

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semblance

a likeness; an outward appearance; an apparition

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surmount

to overcome, rise above

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terminate

to bring to an end

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trite

commonplace; overused, stale

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usurp

to seize and hold a position by force or without right

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abscond

to run off and hide

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access

approach or admittance to places, persons, things; an increase; to get at, obtain

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anarchy

a lack of government and law; confusion

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arduous

hard to do, requiring much effort

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auspicious

favorable; fortunate

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biased

favoring one side unduly; prejudiced

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daunt

to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage

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disentangle

to free from tangles or complications

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fated

determined in advance by destiny or fortune

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hoodwink

to mislead by a trick, deceive

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inanimate

not having life; without energy or spirit

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incinerate

to burn to ashes

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intrepid

very brave, fearless, unshakable

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larceny

theft

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pliant

bending readily; easily influenced

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pompous

overly self-important in speech and manner; excessively stately or ceremonious

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precipice

a very steep cliff; the brink or edge of disaster

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rectify

to make right, correct

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reprieve

a temporary relief or delay; to grant a postponement

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revile

to attack with words, call bad names

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accomplice

a person who takes part in a crime

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annihilate

to destroy completely

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arbitrary

unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness

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brazen

shameless, impudent; made of brass

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catalyst

a substance that causes or hastens a chemical reaction; any agent that causes change

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exodus

a large-scale departure or flight

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facilitate

to make easier; to assist

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incorrigible

not able to be corrected; beyond control

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latent

hidden, present but not realized

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militant

given to fighting; active and aggressive in support of a cause; an activist

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morose

having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable

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opaque

not letting light through; not clear or lucid; dense, stupid

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paramount

chief in importance, above all others

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prattle

to talk in an aimless foolish or simply way to babble; baby talk; babble

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rebut

to offer arguments or evidence that contradicts an assertion; to refute

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reprimand

to scold; find fault with; a rebuke

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servitude

slavery, forced labor

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slapdash

careless and hasty

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stagnant

not running or flowing; foul from standing still; inactive, sluggish, dull

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succumb

to give way to superior force, yield

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