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adulterate

v. to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value

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ambidextrous

adj. able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical

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augment

v. to make larger, increase

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bereft

adj. deprived of; made unhappy through a loss

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deploy

v. to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up

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dour

adj. stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored

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fortitude

n. courage in facing difficulties

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gape

v. to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide

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gibe

v. to utter taunting words; n. an expression of scorn

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guise

n. an external appearance, cover, mask

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insidious

adj. intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous

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intimation

n. a hint, indirect suggestion

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opulent

adj. wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose

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pliable

adj. easily bent, flexible; easily influenced

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reiterate

v. to say again, repeat

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stolid

adj. not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive

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tentative

adj. experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant

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unkempt

adj. not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude

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verbatim

adj. word for word; exactly as written or spoken

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warily

adv. cautiously, with great care

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adroit

adj. skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind

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amicable

adj. peaceable, friendly

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averse

adj. having a deep-seeded distaste; opposed, unwilling

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belligerent

(adj.) given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; (n.) one at war, one engaged in war

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benevolent

adj. kindly, charitable

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cursory

adj. hasty, not thorough

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duplicity

n. treachery, deceitfulness

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extol

v. to praise extravagantly

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feasible

adj. possible, able to be done

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grimace

n. a wry face, facial distortion; v. to make a wry face

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holocaust

n. a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering

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impervious

adj. not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance

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impetus

n. a moving force, impulse, stimulus

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jeopardy

n. danger

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meticulous

adj. extremely careful; particular about details

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nostalgia

n. a longing for something past; homesickness

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quintessence

n. the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example

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retrogress

v. to move backward; to return to an earlier condition

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scrutinize

v. to examine closely

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tepid

adj. lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest

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adversary

n. an enemy, opponent

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alienate

v. to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey

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artifice

n. a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery

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coerce

v. to compel, force

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craven

adj. cowardly; n. a coward

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culinary

adj. of or related to cooking or the kitchen

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demise

n. a death, especially of a person in a lofty position

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exhilarate

v. to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to

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fallow

v. plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow; n. land left unseeded; v. to plow but not seed

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harass

v. to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks

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inclement

adj. stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action

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liquidate

v. to pay a debt, settle an account; to eliminate

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muse

v. to think about in a dreamy way, ponder

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negligible

adj. so unimportant that it can be disregarded

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perpetuate

v. to make permanent or long lasting

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precedent

n. an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action

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punitive

adj. inflicting or aiming at punishment

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redress

v. to set right, remedy; n. relief from wrong or injury

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sojourn

n. a temporary stay; v. to stay for a time

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urbane

adj. refined in manner or style, suave

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affiliated

(adj., part.) associated, connected

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ascertain

v. to find out

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attainment

n. an accomplishment, the act of achieving

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bequeath

v. to give or pass on as an inheritance

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cogent

adj. forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point

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converge

v. to move toward one point, approach nearer together

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disperse

v. to scatter, spread far and wide

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esteem

v. to regard highly; n. a highly favorable opinion or judgement

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expunge

v. to erase, obliterate, destroy

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finite

adj. having limits; lasting for a limited time

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invulnerable

adj. not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack

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malevolent

adj. spiteful, showing ill will

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nonchalant

adj. cool and confident, unconcerned

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omniscient

adj. knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding

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panacea

n. a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems

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scrupulous

adj. exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled

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skulk

v. to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding

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supercilious

adj. proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority

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uncanny

adj. strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation

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venial

adj. easily excused; pardonable

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altruistic

adj. unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others

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assent

v. to express agreement; n. agreement

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benefactor

n. one who does good to others

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chivalrous

adj. marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly

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clemency

n. mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness

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dearth

n. a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine

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diffident

adj. shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved

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discrepancy

n. a difference; a lack of agreement

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embark

v. to go aboard; to make a start; to invest

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facile

(adj.) easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt

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indomitable

adj. unconquerable, refusing to yield

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infallible

adj. free from error; absolutely dependable

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plod

v. to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly

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pugent

adj. causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting

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remiss

adj. neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless

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repose

v. to rest; lie; place; n. relaxation, peace of mind, calmness

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temerity

n. rashness, boldness

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truculent

(adj.) fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh

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unfeigned

adj. sincere, real, without pretense

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virulent

(adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful

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