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atrophy

to waste away

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deplore

to condemn

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deprivation

a deficiency

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exacerbate

to make worse

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imperative

essential

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mitigate

to relieve

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objective

fair

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panacea

a complete solution

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unprecedented

unheard-of

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utilitarian

practical

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meter

measure

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scope

look

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son

sound

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dec

ten

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stell

star

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absolve

to clear of guilt

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adamant

firm

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amiable

good-natured

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amoral

lacking ethical principles

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animosity

strong dislike

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antagonist

an enemy

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eccentric

odd

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encounter

a meeting

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epitome

a perfect model

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malign

to speak ill of

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pater

father

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punct

point

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tion

act or state

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caco

bad

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flu

flow

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Exhort

to urge

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flamboyant

flashy

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foible

a minor fault

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innocuous

without bad effects

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magnanimous

forgiving

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masochist

someone who enjoys being hurt

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meticulous

very careful

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rancor

deep hostility

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recrimination

an accusation in reply

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repugnant

disgusting

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dyna

power

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hyper

over

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luna

moon

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octa

eight

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gyro

turn

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adept

skillful

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encompass

to include

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eradicate

to erase

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homogenous

the same throughout

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presumptuous

too forward

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sordid

ugly

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standardize

to make the same

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entrepreneur

a business investor

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stint

a length of time

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stringent

demanding

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stereo

solid

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ism

doctrine

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cogn

know

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alter

other

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astr

star

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connoisseur (noun)

an authority

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conspiracy (noun)

a plot

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contrite (adjective)

sorry

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distraught (adjective)

upset

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germane (adjective)

related; relevant

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lucid (adjective)

easy to understand

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plight (noun)

an unfortunate situation

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superficially (adverb)

slightly

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symmetrical (adjective)

balanced

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verbose (adjective)

wordy

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matri

mother

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mega

large

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pop

people

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sangui

blood

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demo

people

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austere (adjective)

very plain

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esoteric (adjective)

difficult to understand

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facsimile (noun)

an accurate copy

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grotesque (adjective)

strange-looking

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mesmerize (verb)

to fascinate

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metamorphosis (noun)

a change of form

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notorious (adjective)

regarded negatively

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perfunctory (adjective)

uninterested

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provocative (adjective)

attention-getting

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travesty (noun)

a joking, disrespectful imitation

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endo

within

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phobia

fear

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ortho

straight

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put

think

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ver

true

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a-, an

without

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bibl, biblio

book

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fid

faith

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-ism

a set of beliefs

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Nov

original, new

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Pan

all

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Prim, Prime

first

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Rect

straight

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Sym, syn

together

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ver

true

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