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ODIOUS

(a) meriting strong dislike or displeasure.

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SCIAMACHY

(n) an act or instance of fighting a shadow or an imaginary enemy.

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IRASCIBLE

(a) easily provoked to anger.

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JINGOISM

(n) extreme nationalism; chauvinistic patriotism.

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ENNUI

(n) listlessness; boredom.

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SOLIPSISTIC

(a) characterized by the belief and theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist.

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ROTE

(n) a process of memorizing using routine or repetition, often without full understanding.

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BALKANIZE

(v) to divide (a region or territory) into small, often hostile, units.

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INEFFABLE

(a) defying expression or description; too sacred to be uttered.

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PARVENU

(n) a person who has suddenly risen in social or economic class but has not yet gained acceptance in the upper class.

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EXEGESIS

(n) critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text.

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SAPIENT

(a) having great wisdom or discernment.

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ABERRATION

n) deviation from what is expected, normal, or usual.

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SURREPTITIOUS

(a) done by stealth; secret or unauthorized.

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PILLORY

(v) to expose to ridicule and abuse.

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CAPRICIOUS

(a) impulsive and unpredictable.

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PANACEA

(n) a cure-all.

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CLOY

(v) to cause disgust by providing too much of something originally pleasant.

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FIAT

(n) an arbitrary order or decree.

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YEOMAN

(n) a diligent and dependable worker.

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COMPUNCTION

(n) anxiety or deep unease proceeding from a sense of guilt or consciousness of causing pain.

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REDOUBTABLE

(a) inspiring fear or awe.

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CANDOR

(n) honesty; frankness.

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BLITHE

(a) carefree and lighthearted.

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SCINTILLA

(n) a small amount; a spark.

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ETHOS

(n) the fundamental spirit or character of a community or culture.

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PANDER

(v) to cater to base tastes or expectations.

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INURE

(v) to make accustomed to.

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ABULIA

(n) the loss or impairment of the ability to make decisions.

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CAVIL

(v) to raise trivial objections.

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SYLLOGISM

(n) deductive reasoning; a sophisticated, subtle, or deceptive argument.

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PAROCHIAL

(a) narrowly restricted in scope or outlook; provincial.

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ANTEDILUVIAN

(a) extremely old or antiquated.

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ANIMUS

(n) a feeling of animosity or ill will.

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METTLE

(n) courage and fortitude.

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FOIST

(v) to pass off as genuine; to impose something unwanted on someone.

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SOBRIQUET

(n) a nickname.

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WUNDERKIND

(n) a child prodigy.

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VESTIGE

(n) a trace or sign of something that no longer exists.

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OSTENSIBLE

(a) represented or appearing as such; pretended; on the surface.

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UNCTUOUS

(a) slippery or oily; insincere.

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COMPRISE

(v) to consist of; to include, contain.

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LOGORRHEA

(n) excessive use of words.

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INCHOATE

(a) just begun; imperfectly formed.

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FEALTY

(n) faithfulness; allegiance.

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RIPOSTE

(n) a retaliatory retort.

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ITERATION

(n) a different form or version of something.

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TRUCULENT

(a) disposed to fight; pugnacious; violent.

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EXTOL

(v) to praise highly.

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PABULUM

(n) insipid intellectual nourishment.

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GARRULOUS

(a) tiresomely talkative.

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ACQUIESCE

(v) to consent or comply passively, without protest.

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PROSELYTIZE

(v) to attempt to convert to another's faith.

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BLOVIATE

(v) to discourse at great length in a pompous manner.

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AMALGAM

(n) a combination of diverse elements; a mixture.

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VERBATIM

(a) using exactly the same words.

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ALACRITY

(n) cheerful willingness or eagerness.

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MITIGATE

(v) to lessen in severity; to appease or moderate.

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CIRCUMLOCUTION

(n) evasion in speech or writing.

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SYLVAN

(a) related to or characteristic of woods or forest regions.

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MILIEU

(n) an environment or setting.

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EXPATIATE

(v) to write or speak at length; to wander freely.

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HALE

(a) free from infirmity or illness; sound.

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VIM

(n) ebullient vitality and energy.

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MERETRICIOUS

(a) attracting attention in a vulgar manner.

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KIBOSH

(n) a checking or restraining element.

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REPROBATE

(n) a morally unprincipled person.

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CADRE

(n) a small unit serving as the nucleus of a larger group.

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IMBROGLIO

(n) a confused heap; a tangle.

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SALIENT

(a) remarkable; relevant.

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INCIPIENT

(a) beginning to exist or appear.

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PANACHE

(n) dash; verve; flair.

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QUOTIDIAN

(a) everyday; commonplace; occurring daily.

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DIAMETRICAL

(a) exactly opposite; contrary.

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INIQUITY

(n) gross immorality or injustice; wickedness.

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PHALANX

(n) a group of purposeful people, often with the effect of swarming or overwhelming.

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INVETERATE

(a) firmly and long established.

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QUANDARY

(n) a state of uncertainty.

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SACCHARINE

(a) excessively sentimental.

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ZENITH

(n) a highest point or state; culmination.

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SCION

(n) a descendent or heir.

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QUIDNUNC

(n) a busybody.

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ITINERANT

(a) traveling from place to place, often to perform a job or duty.

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MISOGYNY

(n) hatred of women.

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PROSAIC

(a) matter-of-fact; straightforward; lacking originality.

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BADINAGE

(n) light, playful banter.

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SPURIOUS

(a) lacking authenticity; false.

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SARDONIC

(a) scornfully or cynically mocking.

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DISINGENUOUS

(a) insincere or calculating; pretending to be unaware.

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MOXIE

(n) aggressive energy; initiative; the ability to face difficulty with courage.

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INHERENT

(a) existing as an essential component or characteristic.

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GESTALT

(n) a configuration so unified it cannot be defined as the sum of its parts.

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ASTRINGENT

(a) stern or severe; caustic.

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PROFLIGATE

(a) recklessly wasteful or extravagant.

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CURSORY

(a) performed with haste and scant attention to detail.

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CONFABULATION

(n) casual talk; a plausible but imagined memory.

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PROPINQUITY

(n) closeness or proximity.

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IDEOLOGUE

(n) an advocate of a particular ideology.

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RECTITUDE

(n) rightness in principle or conduct; moral virtue.

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BLANDISHMENT

(n) an effort to coax by flattery.

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