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hospitality

n. The practice of receiving and entertaining strangers and guests with kindness.

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corporal

adj. Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind.

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unnatural

adj. Artificial.

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athwart

adv. From side to side.

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gourmand

n. A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table.

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append

v. To add or attach, as something accessory, subordinate, or supplementary.

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perpendicular

adj. Straight up and down.

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concur

v. To agree.

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indiscernible

adj. Not perceptible.

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armory

n. An arsenal.

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irrelevant

adj. Inapplicable.

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erudite

adj. Very-learned.

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cameo

n. Any small engraved or carved work in relief.

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consign

v. To entrust.

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vindicatory

adj. Punitive.

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abrade

v. To wear away the surface or some part of by friction.

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contribution

n. The act of giving for a common purpose.

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reprehensible

adj. Censurable.

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intermission

n. A recess.

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prescient

adj. Foreknowing.

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harass

v. To trouble with importunities, cares, or annoyances.

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risible

adj. capable of exciting laughter.

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fragile

adj. Easily broken.

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benevolence

n. Any act of kindness or well-doing.

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adumbrate

v. To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.

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capitulate

v. To surrender or stipulate terms.

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engrave

v. To cut or carve in or upon some surface.

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stratum

n. A natural or artificial layer, bed, or thickness of any substance or material.

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hesitation

n. Vacillation.

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imminence

n. Impending evil or danger.

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undulate

v. To move like a wave or in waves.

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airy

adj. Delicate, ethereal.

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peddle

v. To go about with a small stock of goods to sell.

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nomic

adj. Usual or customary.

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incompressible

adj. Resisting all attempts to reduce volume by pressure.

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bumptious

adj. Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit.

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Stoicism

n. The principles or the practice of the Stoics-being very even tempered in success and failure.

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uproarious

adj. Noisy.

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poise

n. Equilibrium.

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agitate

v. To move or excite (the feelings or thoughts).

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constellation

n. An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars.

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overseer

n. A supervisor.

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foible

n. A personal weakness or failing.

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metallurgy

n. The art or science of extracting a metal from ores, as by smelting.

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precursor

n. A forerunner or herald.

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triumvir

n. One of three men united coordinately in public office or authority.

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monition

n. Friendly counsel given by way of warning and implying caution or reproof.

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amalgamate

v. To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.

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affirmative

adj. Answering yes; to a question at issue.

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disputation

n. Verbal controversy.

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immutable

adj. Unchangeable.

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morose

adj. Gloomy.

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precedential

adj. Of the nature of an instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule.

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puerile

adj. Childish.

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belay

v. To make fast, as a rope, by winding round a cleat.

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violator

n. One who transgresses.

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apathy

n. Insensibility to emotion or passionate feeling.

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inchoative

n. That which begins, or expresses beginning.

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peerless

adj. Of unequaled excellence or worth.

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acoustic

adj. Pertaining to the act or sense of hearing.

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curt

adj. Concise, compressed, and abrupt in act or expression.

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obituary

adj. A published notice of a death.

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precision

n. Accuracy of limitation, definition, or adjustment.

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dispossess

v. To deprive of actual occupancy, especially of real estate.

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ravage

v. To lay waste by pillage, rapine, devouring, or other destructive methods.

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automaton

n. Any living being whose actions are or appear to be involuntary or mechanical.

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peremptory

adj. Precluding question or appeal.

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expend

v. To spend.

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doubly

adv. In twofold degree or extent.

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liniment

n. A liquid preparation for rubbing on the skin in cases of bruises, inflammation, etc.

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omission

n. Exclusion.

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neurology

n. The science of the nervous system.

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analyze

v. To examine minutely or critically.

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dolesome

adj. Melancholy.

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neology

n. The coining or using of new words or new meanings of words.

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ambush

n. The act or state of lying concealed for the purpose of surprising or attacking the enemy.

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infidel

n. One who denies the existence of God.

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renunciation

n. An explicit disclaimer of a right or privilege.

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violation

n. Infringement.

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repress

v. To keep under restraint or control.

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deprave

v. To render bad, especially morally bad.

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repellent

adj. Having power to force back in a manner, physically or mentally.

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hussar

n. A light-horse trooper armed with saber and carbine.

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tact

n. Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing.

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insurgent

n. One who takes part in forcible opposition to the constituted authorities of a place.

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infrequent

adj. Uncommon.

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demonstrable

adj. Capable of positive proof.

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shuffle

n. A mixing or changing the order of things.

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minute

adj. Exceedingly small in extent or quantity.

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refute

v. To prove to be wrong.

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genital

adj. Of or pertaining to the animal reproductive organs.

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aristocracy

n. A hereditary nobility

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conquer

v. To overcome by force.

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ingredient

n. Component.

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pervious

adj. Admitting the entrance or passage of another substance.

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laddie

n. A lad.

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norm

n. A model.

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exigency

n. A critical period or condition.

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discontinuance

n. Interruption or intermission.

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abduction

n. A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.

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nestle

v. To adjust cozily in snug quarters.

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corrode

v. To ruin or destroy little by little.

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refractory

adj. Not amenable to control.

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noisome

adj. Very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell.

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isochronous

adj. Relating to or denoting equal intervals of time.

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undersized

adj. Of less than the customary size.

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succulent

adj. Juicy.

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militate

v. To have weight or influence (in determining a question).

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inflammation

n. A morbid process in some part of the body characterized by heat, swelling, and pain.

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satirize

v. To treat with sarcasm or derisive wit.

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mordant

adj. Biting.

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prohibition

n. A decree or an order forbidding something.

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conflagration

n. A great fire, as of many buildings, a forest, or the like.

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armful

n. As much as can be held in the arm or arms.

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hesitancy

n. A pausing to consider.

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pauper

n. One without means of support.

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garnish

v. In cookery, to surround with additions for embellishment.

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pervade

v. To pass or spread through every part.

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indiscriminate

adj. Promiscuous.

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jeopardize

v. To imperil.

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magnificent

adj. Grand or majestic in appearance, quality, or action.

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exclamation

n. An abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling.

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collegian

n. A college student.

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service

n. Any work done for the benefit of another.

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avarice

n. Passion for getting and keeping riches.

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incite

v. To rouse to a particular action.

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referable

adj. Ascribable.

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sophism

n. A false argument understood to be such by the reasoner himself and intentionally used to deceive

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sonnet

n. A poem of fourteen decasyllabic or octosyllabiclines expressing two successive phrases.

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gradation

n. A step, degree, rank, or relative position in an order or series.

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untimely

adj. Unseasonable.

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decency

n. Moral fitness.

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thesis

n. An essay or treatise on a particular subject.

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fundamental

adj. Basal.

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loath

adj. Averse.

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census

n. An official numbering of the people of a country or district.

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brooch

n. An article of jewelry fastened by a hinged pin and hook on the underside.

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intromit

v. To insert.

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prickle

v. To puncture slightly with fine, sharp points.

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undercharge

v. To make an inadequate charge for.

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linguist

n. One who is acquainted with several languages.

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adhere

v. To stick fast or together.

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animadversion

n. The utterance of criticism or censure.

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retrospective

adj. Looking back on the past.

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defensible

adj. Capable of being maintained or justified.

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definite

adj. Having an exact signification or positive meaning.

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element

n. A component or essential part.

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ire

n. Wrath.

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negation

n. The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition.

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cursory

adj. Rapid and superficial.

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translate

v. To give the sense or equivalent of in another language or dialect.

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instant

n. A very brief portion of time.

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drought

n. Dry weather, especially when so long continued as to cause vegetation to wither.

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bowler

n. In cricket, the player who delivers the ball.

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poetaster

n. An inferior poet.

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quarter

n. One of four equal parts into which anything is or may be divided.

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ordinal

n. That form of the numeral that shows the order of anything in a series, as first, second, third.

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declension

n. The change of endings in nouns and adj. to express their different relations of gender.

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presage

v. To foretell.

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flatulence

n. Accumulation of gas in the stomach and bowels.

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populous

adj. Containing many inhabitants, especially in proportion to the territory.

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immovable

adj. Steadfast.

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probate

adj. Relating to making proof, as of a will.

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inoffensive

adj. Causing nothing displeasing or disturbing.

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irony

n. Censure or ridicule under cover of praise or compliment.

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dissonance

n. Discord.

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lethargy

n. Prolonged sluggishness of body or mind.

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functionary

n. An official.

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geniality

n. Warmth and kindliness of disposition.

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opaque

adj. Impervious to light.

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occurrence

n. A happening.

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bethink

v. To remind oneself.

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variation

n. Modification.

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rearrange

v. To arrange again or in a different order.

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reluctance

n. Unwillingness.

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glimpse

n. A momentary look.

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moralist

n. A writer on ethics.

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relapse

v. To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery.

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encumber

v. To impede with obstacles.

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mania

n. Insanity.

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conscientious

adj. Governed by moral standard.

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convergent

adj. Tending to one point.

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frequency

n. The comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space.

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accessory

n. A person or thing that aids the principal agent.

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allotment

n. Portion.

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concordance

n. Harmony.

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harmonious

adj. Concordant in sound.

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inactive

adj. Inert.

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forfeit

v. To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation.

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maritime

adj. Situated on or near the sea.

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necessitate

v. To render indispensable.

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exhale

v. To breathe forth.

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tiresome

adj. Wearisome.

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submission

n. A yielding to the power or authority of another.

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forejudge

v. To judge of before hearing evidence.

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parallelism

n. Essential likeness.

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hypotenuse

n. The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle.

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intrude

v. To come in without leave or license.

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displace

v. To put out of the proper or accustomed place.

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dissent

n. Disagreement.