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echelon
1. formation of troops
2. a level in a hierarchical structure (society, company, etc)
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exacerbate
to increase in severity or violence, to aggravate
fatuous
1. foolish, inane
2. illusory
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irrefutable
impossible to refute or disprove, certain
juggernaut
a massive inexorable force or object that crushes whatever is in its path, overwhelming
lackadaisical
without vigor or determination, apathetic, not passionate, lazy
allege
to assert or declare as true but without proof, reputed
litany
1. call-response between minister and clergy
2. a list of grievances
3. long, drawn out, detailed account
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arrant
without moderation, extreme, outright, notorious
badinage
playful repartee, banter
conciliate
to win over, to gain or win as favor, to attempt to reconcile
macabre
related to death, gloom, loneliness, depression
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countermand
1. to revoke or cancel a command
2. to issue a contrary order to supersede the previous one, to overrule
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mélange
mixture, medley, potpourri
paucity
inadequacy or lack of something, scarcity
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portend
to serve as an omen or indication that something unpleasant will happen
raze
demolish completely, to scrape or shave off
recant
to withdraw or retract a statement or opinion, to disavow
saturate
to absorb fully, to fill with, permeate
saturnine
gloomy or sullen in mood or personality, pessimistic
slough
v.
to cast off, jettison, discard something no longer useful
n.
1. something shed or cast off, like a snakeskin
2. muddy depression in the ground
3. a state of deep despair or depression
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substantive
1. solid or real, with substance
2. possessing validity or credibility
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