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Soliloquy

the act of talking to oneself (usually in a play of poem)

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Suave

smoothly though often superficially gracious and sophisticated(smooth in texture, performance, or style)

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Carnal

relating to or given to crude bodily pleasures and appetites.

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Serendipitous

Occuring or discovered by chance inA happy or beneficial way.

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Austere

Stern and cold in appearance or manner

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Glib

marked by ease and fluency in speaking of writing often to the point of being insincere or deceitful

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Facetious

A humorous, joke making light of something usually regarded as serious of sacred.

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Jargon

the technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity or group

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Vexed

feeling or showing irritation, annoyance, or distress

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Maudlin

excessively sentimental (self-pityingly)

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Consecrate

dedicated to a sacred purpose

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Proposition

Something offered for consideration or acceptance (proposal)

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Torrential

flowing/falling rapidly with force and in copious quantities

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Subsequent

following in time, order, or place

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Aggrandize

to make great or greater (increase, enlarge)

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Acquisition

the act of acquiring or gaining something

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Discord

lack of agreement or harmony

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Creed

religious belief (set of fundamental beliefs/guiding principle)

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Sublunary

of, relating to, or characteristic of the terrestrial world

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Vice

moral depravity or corruption: wickedness (moral fault or failing)

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Inalienable

incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred

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assuage

to lessen the intensity of: ease

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elicited

to call forth or draw out

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simmer

to stew gently below or just at the boiling point

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valiance

the quality of being valiant; heroism, bravery, valor

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buttress

architecture; a projecting structure of masonry or wood for supporting or giving stability to a wall or building

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leverage

the action of a lever or the mechanical advantage gained by it

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sanction

a formal decree

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prospect

an extensive view

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saboteur

one that practices sabotage

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eccentricities

the quality or state of being eccentric (deviation from established pattern or norm)

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liaise

to establish liaism (a close bond or connection)

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dilemma

undesireable or unpleasant choice

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divided

an individual share of someting distributed

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tenure

The act, right, manner, or term of holding something

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intrinsic

belonging to the essential nature or constitution of a thing

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aerosol

a suspension of fine solid or liquid particles in gas

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cannabis

a tall Asian herb that has a tough fiber and is often separated into a tall loosely branched species and low-growing densely branched species.

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linguistic

of or relating to language or the study of human speech

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connote

to convey in addition to exact explicit meaning

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immutable

not capable of or susceptible change

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garment

an article of clothing

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petition

a formal written request made to an authority or organized body

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vigil

the act of keeping awake at times when sleep is customary

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colleague

an associate or coworker typically in a profession or a civil or ecclesiastical office and often of similar rank or status.

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ecclesiastical

of or relating to a church especially as an established institution

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heir

one who receives property from an ancestor: one who is entitled to inherit property

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apparent

open to view: VISIBLE (clear or manifest to the understanding)

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elude

to avoid adroitly: EVADE

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course

the act or action of moving in a path from point to point.

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euphoria

a feeling of well-being or elation

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apotheosis

the perfect form or example of something: QUINTESSENCE (the highest or best part of something: PEAK)

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bipartisan

of, relating to, or involving members of two parties (marked by or involving cooperation, agreement, and compromise between two major political parties)

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surveil

to subject to surveillance (close watch kept over someone or something-as by a detective)

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infiltrate

to enter or become established in gradually or unobtrusively usually for subversive purposes.

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escalating

to increase in extent, volume, number, amount, intensity, or scope.

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negotiation

the action or process of negotiating (to confer with another so as to arrive at the settlement of some matter)

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oversight

watchful and responsible care (regulatory supervision)

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punitive

inflicting, involving, or aiming at punishment

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interoperable

ability of a system (such as weapons system) to work with or use the parts or equipment of another system.

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pediatric

of, relating to, or specializing in pediatrics or its practice (a branch of medicine dealing with the development, care, and diseases of infants, children, and adolescents)

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mandate

an authoritative command (especially: a formal order from a superior court of official to an inferior one)

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ventilation

the circulation of air

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filtration

the process of filtering

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bond

an obligation made binding by a forfeit of money (a binding agreement)

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unsophisticated

lacking refined worldly knowledge or tastes.

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stereotype

a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgement.

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phenomenon

a rare or significant fact or event (abnormal occurence)

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autobiography

the biography of a person narrated by that person: a usually written account of a person's life in their own words.

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den

the lair of a wild usually predatory animal

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entrenched

to establish solidly

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scolding

the action of who scolds (to fault angrily)

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obligated

to bind legally or morally: constrain

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impressionable

easily influenced because of a lack of critical ability

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conventional

lacking originality or individuality

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patronizing

showing or characterized by a superior attitude towards others: marked by condescension

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catastrophe

a momentus tragic even ranging from extreme misfortune to utter overthrow or ruin

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irritable

easily exasperated or excited

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incomprehensible

impossible to comprehend: unintelligible

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fascinating

extremely interesting or charming: captivating

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privy

sharing in the knowledge of (something secret or private).

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feign

to give a false appearance; to pretend

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supercilious

having or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others

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riotous

marked by or involving public disorder

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levity

excessive frivolity; a lack of seriousness; joking

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mar

to spoil, ruin, damage, or disfigure

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bungalow

a one-storied house with a low-pitched roof

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wistful

full of yearning or desire tinged with melancholy (longing)

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gruff

rough, brusque, or stern in manner, speech, or aspect

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desolate

devoid of inhabitants or visitors; deserted

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optimism

Hopefulness and confidence about the future (positive outlook on life)

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adversity

difficulties; misfortune

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tenure

the act, right or manner, or period of holding something, such as property, a position, or an office.

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ubiquitous

present, appearing, or found everywhere

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phlegmatic

having an unemotional and stolidly calm demeanor/disposition

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propensity

an inclination or tendency to behave in a particular way

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imperative

of vital importance; crucial

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disreputable

not considered to be respectable in character or appearance

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egalitarian

believing of the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities

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naught

nothing

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