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avid
to have a strong desire for, to the point of greed
OR
eager, enthusiastic
brusque
abrupt in manner in speech; gruff
concise
short and to the point
demean
to cause a lowering in one's self esteem; to lower one's reputation in character
despicable
deriving contempt or scorn
emulate
to try to equal; to imitate
evoke
to call forth, to produce
OR
to bring to mind, often by suggestion
excruciating pain
very painful
inaugurate
to install in office with a formal ceremony
OR
to begin officially or mark the beginning of
pervade
to spread throughout
proprieter
an owner of a store or other business
pseudonym
a ficticious name used by an author; a pen name
rebuff
to reject bluntly
OR
to drive back
OR
a blunt rejection
OR
an abrupt setback in progress
resilient
capable of recovering quickly from misfortune
OR
returning quickly to an original shape or position
turbulent, turbulence
chaotic; unruly
OR
stormy; tempestuos
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great disturbance or agitation
OR
rapid changes in wind speed and direction in the atmosphere
abrasion, abrasive
a wearing away or rubbing away by friction
OR
a scraped or worn area
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harsh or rough in manner; brusque
clad
clothed or covered
corroborate
to provide evidence to make more certain; to confirm
cursory
done in a hurry with little attention to detail
dehydrate
to become dry; to lose water from
derive
to take or receive from a source
OR
to obtain through reasoning
electrify
to wire or equip with electric power
OR
to thrill or shock
endeavor
to attempt earnestly
OR
a serious, earnest effort towards a goal
gingerly
cautious; very careful
OR
with extreme care or concern
grimace
to make a face expressing pain, disgust, or contempt
OR
a facail expression expressing pain, disgust, or contempt
gruesome
causing shock or horror
inventory
a list of possesions or goods on hand
OR
a stock of goods on hand
simulate, simulated
to take on the qualities of another; to imitate
OR
to pretend
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made to look genuine while being artificial
succumb
to give up or to give in to: to yield
OR
to cease to exist; to die
surmise
to suppose something without sufficient evidence
OR
a guess
anonymous
of an unknown source or unrevealed name
anthology
a collection of various writings, such as songs, stories, or poems
conjecture
a conclusion based on guesswork or insufficient evidence; a surmise
disposition
a person's usual mood; temperament
OR
a person's usual tendency or inclination
encompass
to enclose or encircle
OR
to include
extricate
to free from a tangled or difficult situation
generation
one step in the line of a descent of a family
OR
all the people born and living about the same time
OR
the average span of time between the birth of parents and their children
guile
cunning or deceit when dealing with others; trickory
instill or instil
to introduce gradually in order to establish securely
modify
to make less extreme or severe
OR
to make changes in
pivot, pivotal
a small bar or rod on which something else turns
OR
a person or thing on which others depend
to turn on as if on a pivot
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vitally important, significant
prevalent
commonly occuring, widely accepted or practiced
recur
to come up again or to happen again
OR
to come to mind again
OR
to reoccur
spontanious
voluntary and unplanned
OR
occuring or produced without human labor
abhor
to shrink from in disgust; to detest
affable, affability
pleasant, approachable, gracious
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friendliness of manner
amiss
in a wrong or imperfect way
OR
out of order; wrong
despondent
depressed from loss of hope or courage; utterly discouraged
entreat
to ask earnestly; to beg
haunt
to stay in one's mind continually
OR
to visit frequently
OR
to appear in the form of a ghost
impel
to drive or propel
OR
to urge or drive by force by moral pressure
interminable
endless; to seem to be without end
irascible
quick tempered, irritable
profound
intense; deeply felt
OR
having understanding or knowledge that goes beneath the surface; beyond the obvious
recluse
a person who lives away from society and often alone
reverberate
to repeat as if in a series of echoes or vibrations
sage
having wisdom or good judgment
OR
a person known for wisdom and good judgment
OR
an aromatic, grayish-green plant used in cooking
tirade
a long, angry speech
tremulous
marked by trembling or shaking
audacious
willing to take risks; daring
OR
showing disrespect or a lack of courtesy
confiscate
to seize by force, if necessary; to take possession of
concientious
thoughtful, careful
OR
honest, principled
depict
to give a picture of; to describe
embark
to go on a ship or plane at the start of the voyage
inkling
a slight suspicion; a vague idea
lackadaisical
showing little spirit or enthusiasm
mutiny
deliberate refusal to obey orders by those in command, especially sailors
OR
to rebel only against a commander
pilfer
to steal repeatedly small amounts of things that of are little value
profusion
a plentiful supply; a great or generous amount