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abandon

to give up on completely; to leave with no intention of returning

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abolished

formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution).

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abomination

a thing that causes disgust or hatred

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abounded

exist in large numbers or amounts

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abrasions

an area damaged by scraping or wearing away

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absolutely

completely

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absurd

ridiculous

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acclaimed

praise enthusiastically and publicly

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accumulate

to gather or collect

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ache

To be in pain or distress.

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acrimony

bitterness

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acumen

keen insight

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acurate

Completely correct, without error

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adept

Skilled; expert at

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adventurous

willing to try new or difficult things

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adversary

an enemy, opponent

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agitation

a state of anxiety or nervous excitement

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ailment

illness

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alacrity

eagerness

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alarcity

eagerness

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aloof

not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant

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amass

to collect

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ambiguous

unclear

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amiable

friendly

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amicable

peaceable, friendly

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ancesters

People from your past

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ancestral

relating to family members from earlier generations

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annals

historical records

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anticipate

to expect beforehand

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antiquity

ancient times

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anxiety

The condition of feeling uneasy or worried about what may happen

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apparition

ghost

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apprehensive

fearful or anxious, especially about the future

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approached

moved closer to

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archaic

ancient; old-fashioned

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ardent

enthusiastic or passionate

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arduous

hard to do, requiring much effort

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arid

extremely dry

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aristocrat

A member of a rich and powerful family

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artful

crafty; wily; sly; cunning

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articulate

able to speak clearly and expressively

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assault

threat or attempt to injure

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assiduous

persistent, attentive, diligent

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assiduously

with care and persistence

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atypical

not typical, abnormal

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austere

(adj.) severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor

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automaton

robot

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autumnal

mature; declining

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awkward

Clumsy; Not graceful

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barren

empty

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beadle

A minor official

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belligerent

hostile and aggressive

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benign

harmless

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bewildered

completely puzzled or confused

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blandish

to coax by using flattery

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budge

to move or shift

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burnished

polished

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bustle

to hurry and move around in a busy and excited way

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cacophony

harsh sounds

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cajoled

to persuade by flattery or promises

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callous

unfeeling, insensitive

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campaign

A series of actions intended to accomplish a goal

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candid

Completely honest, straightforward

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canine

dog

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castaway

a person who has been shipwrecked and stranded in an isolated place

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casual

(adj.) happening by chance or on an irregular basis; showing little concern; informal

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caulking

applying a waterproof material to fill or close a seam

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cautious

Careful not to get into danger

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charismatic

charming

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chive

a small plant related to leeks and onions

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clamber

Climb awkwardly or with difficulty, scramble

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clambered

climbed with difficulty

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climax

Most exciting moment of the story; turning point

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coax

To persuade or urge in a gentle way

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coaxed

persuaded

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coerce

to force by using pressure, intimidation, or threats

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colander

a perforated bowl used to strain off liquid from food, especially after cooking.

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commotion

disturbance

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companionable

friendly

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competitive

wanting to win or to be more successful than other people

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complacent

self-satisfied; overly content; smug

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completely

in every way or as much as possible

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composition

the makeup of something

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compound

a thing that is composed of two or more separate elements; a mixture.

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concealed

hidden

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conceited

arrogant

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concomitant

accompanying

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confessed

admit, tell the truth

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conjecture

to guess

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conscious

awake, alert, aware of one's surroundings

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conserve

to save

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considerate

showing concern for the needs or feelings of others

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consistent

Steady; regular

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conspiracy

a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful

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content

satisfied

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contentment

a state of happiness and satisfaction

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controverted

disputed; denied

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conventional

usual

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convey

to communicate

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copious

abundant; plentiful

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