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Abysmal
(adj.) extremely or hopelessly bad or severe
Amicable
(adj.) characterized by or showing goodwill; friendly; peaceable
Amorphous
(adj.) lacking definite form; having no specific shape; formless
Aspire
(v.) to long, aim, or seek ambitiously
Audacious
(adj.) extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless

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extremely original; without restriction to prior ideas; highly inventive
Aversion
(n.) a strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy
Awry
(adj. or adv.) away from the expected or proper direction; amiss; wrong
Bawdy
(adj.) indecent; lewd; obscene

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(n.) coarse or indecent talk or writing
Belabor
(v.) to explain, worry about, or work at (something) repeatedly or more than is necessary
Beleaguer
(v.) to surround with military forces
Boisterous
(adj.) rough and noisy; noisily jolly or rowdy; clamorous; unrestrained
Bombastic
(adj.) high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious
Boorish
(adj.) of or like a boor; unmannered; crude; insensitive
Catalyst
(n.) a person or thing that precipitates an event or change
Construe
(v.) to give the meaning or intention of; explain; interpret
Debacle
(n.) a general breakup or dispersion; sudden downfall or rout
Decorum
(n.) dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc.
Distraught
(adj.) mentally deranged; crazed
Doleful
(adj.) sorrowful; mournful; melancholy
Effigy
(n.) a representation or image, esp. sculptured, as on a monument
Erudite
(adj.) characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly
Extol
(v.) to praise highly; laud; eulogize
Fathom
(n.) a unit of length equal to six feet (1.8 meters)

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(v.) to penetrate to the truth of; comprehend; understand
Fluctuate
(v.) to change continually; shift back and forth; vary irregularly
Frugal
(adj.) economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful
Furtive
(adj.) taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth; secret
Gambit
(n.) any maneuver by which one seeks to gain an advantage

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a remark made to open or redirect a conversation
Generic
(adj.) of, applicable to, or referring to all the members of a genus, class, group, or kind; general
Gouge
(v.) to dig or force out with or as if with a gouge
Grovel
(v.) to humble oneself or act in an abject manner, as in great fear or utter servility
Headlong
(adv.) without delay; hastily

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(adj.) undertaken quickly and suddenly; made precipitately; hasty
Homage
(n.) respect or reverence paid or rendered
Kinetic
(adj.) pertaining to motion
Lament
(v.) to feel or express sorrow or regret for

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(n.) an expression of grief or sorrow
Lithe
(adj.) bending readily; pliant; limber; supple; flexible
Magnitude
(n.) size; extent; dimensions
Manifest
(adj.) readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain

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(v.) to make clear or evident to the eye or the understanding; show plainly

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(n.) a list of the cargo carried by a ship, made for the use of various agents and officials at the ports of destination
Meager
(adj.) deficient in quantity or quality; lacking fullness or richness; scanty; inadequate
Nefarious
(adj.) extremely wicked or villainous; iniquitous
Obdurate
(adj.) unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding
Oblique
(adj.) indirectly stated or expressed; not straightforward
Primordial
(adj.) constituting a beginning; giving origin to something derived or developed; original; elementary
Query
(n.) a question; an inquiry

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(v.) to ask or inquire about
Remiss
(adj.) negligent, careless, or slow in performing one's duty, business, etc.
Rudimentary
(adj.) primitive; elementary
Secular
(adj.) not pertaining to or connected with religion
Slough
(n.) an area of soft, muddy ground; swamp or swamplike region
Subdue
(v.) to overpower by superior force; overcome
Transcendent
(adj.) going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding
Ungainly
(adj.) not graceful; awkward; unwieldy; clumsy

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(adv.) in an awkward manner