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quarter (n.)

a point, direction, or place not definitely identified

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indispensably (adv.)

essentially

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indignation (n.)

anger as a result of something unjust

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resignation (n.)

acceptance of fate

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resolution (n.)

determination

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mirth (n.)

gladness and merriment usually accompanied by laughter

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refute (v.)

disprove

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fortitude (n.)

courage in facing difficulties

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feasibly (adv.)

practically; in a way that can work

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futility (n.)

pointlessness or uselessness

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expeditiously (adv.)

quickly and efficiently

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sanction (n.)

permission; support

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fervent (adj.)

having or displaying a passionate intensity

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introspective (adj.)

the quality of examining one's own mind or thoughts

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derisive (adj.)

expressing contempt or ridicule

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authoritative (adj.)

having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive

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decisive (adj.)

conclusive; beyond doubt; showing determination

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sardonic (adj.)

grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic

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empathetic (adj.)

feeling another's pain as one's own

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paternalistic (adj.)

the system of governing a country as a father would a child

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condescending (adj.)

possessing an attitude of superiority, patronizing

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scornful (adj.)

feeling or expressing contempt or derision

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confounded (v.)

bewildered; confused; perplexed

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intercourse (n.)

communication or dealings between individuals or groups

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distinction (n.)

a difference or contrast between similar things or people

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patron (n.)

one that uses wealth or influence to help an individual, an institution, or a cause

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calamity (n.)

disaster

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furnish (v.)

to provide

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bower (n.)

a pleasant shady place under trees or climbing plants in a garden or wood

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prudence (n.)

wisdom, caution, or restraint

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sequestered (adj.)

isolated and hidden away

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gravitating (adj.)

move toward or be attracted to a place, person, or thing

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reciprocal (adj.)

mutual; shared; interchangeable

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supersede (v.)

to take the place of; to replace

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impregnable (adj.)

not able to be conquered; impenetrable

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surmount (v.)

to overcome, rise above

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remissness (n.)

negligence, carelessness in doing what one has to do

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apostrophe (n.)

speaking to a person not present, and inanimate object, something personified

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oxymoron (n.)

conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')

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fallibility (n.)

the tendency to make mistakes or be wrong

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amicably (adv.)

Friendly; Peacefully

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moderation (n.)

Not too much or too little of something; not going to an extreme in your pursuit of a goal.

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forbearance (n.)

patient self-control; restraint and tolerance

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dispatch (n.)

the sending of someone or something to a destination or for a purpose.

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pronounce (v.)

to say

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proposition (n.)

A suggested plan

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render (v.)

to cause to become; to perform; to deliver officially; to process, extract

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tendered (v.)

To give, or to offer to give

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efficaciously (adv.)

effectively

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abettor (n.)

one who encourages or assists in the achievement of a purpose

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superficial

(adj.) on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow

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acquisition

(n.) the learning or developing of a skill, habit, or quality.

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vocation

(n) any trade, profession, or occupation; a sense of fitness or special calling for one's work

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faculties

(n.) inherent mental or physical powers

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congenial

(adj.) getting on well with others; agreeable, pleasant

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economize

(v.) to spend less

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solace

(n.) comfort, relief; (v.) to comfort, console

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Euclid

(circa 300 BCE), Greek mathematician. Considered to be the father of modern geomertry.

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imperative

(n.) essential or urgent thing.

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dynamic

(adj.) active, energetic, forceful

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status quo

(n.) present state of affairs

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valorize

(v.) exalt

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strident

(adj.) loud and harsh; grating

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self-effacing

(adj.) not drawing attention to oneself; modest

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ingratiating

(adj.) charming or flattering

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concede

(v.) to admit as true; to yield, submit

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exuberance

(n.) enthusiasm, liveliness, spirit

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unwarranted

(adj.) unjustified; groundless; undeserved

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constraints

(n.) restrictions placed on potential solutions to a problem

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ambivalent

(adj.) having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone

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vignette

(n.) a short description or sketch; a picture or illustration with edges that gradually shade off; a decorative design on the title page of a book or at the beginning or end of a chapter

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equitable

(adj.) fair, just, embodying principles of justice

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hegemony

(n.) the domination of one state or group over its allies

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cartographic

(adj.) relating to the science or practice of drawing maps.

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conversant

(adj) knowledgeable about or experienced with

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patron

(n.) a person who provides financial support for the arts

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pictorial

(adj.) having to do with pictures; expressed in pictures

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Codex

(n.) an ancient manuscript text in book form.

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vestiges

(n.) remnants, traces, remains

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dispel

(v.) to drive away

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methodology

(n.) a set of policies, procedures, standards, processes, practices, tools, techniques, and tasks that people apply to technical and management challenges

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admonition

(n.) gentle warning; friendly reproof

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aesthete

(n.)one who loves beauty in art or nature

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apologist

(n.) a person who makes an argument in support of someone or something

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laudable

(adj.) worthy of praise

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furlong

(n.) A measure, one-eighth of a mile.

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vapidly

(adv.) not lively or interesting : dull or boring

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ulterior

(adj.) hidden

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interpose

(v.) to place or come between; to intervene or interrupt

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probity

(n.) honesty

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innuendo

(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)

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rejoinder

(n.) a reply to a reply, especially from the defendant in a legal suit

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forestall

(v.) to prevent by acting first

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speculative

(adj.) not based in fact (Sadly, Tessa was convicted on merely speculative evidence.)

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scrupulously

(adv.) being cautious, careful, conscientious

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wryly

(adv.) in an amusing and ironic way

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continuity

(n.) the property of a continuous and connected period of time

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expatriate

(n.) someone who chooses to live outside of, or renounce, his or her native country

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Proustian

(adj.) relating to or characteristic of the French writer Marcel Proust or his works, particularly with reference to the recovery of the lost past and the stimulation of unconscious memory.

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fallible

(adj.) capable of error

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