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ameliorate
become better; make better; improve; enhance
conserve
keep from waste, loss, decay; save
detriment
injury, damage, or something that causes it; disadvantage
exotic
introduced from another country; foreign
folly
lack of good sense; foolish action or undertaking
formerly
in an earlier period; previously
harmony
peacable or friendly relations; accord; agreement; tranquillity
ignore
refuse to take notice of
impediment
something that hinders or obstructs; obstacle
indolence
disposed to avoid exertion; lazy; idle; lethargic
intact
untouched by anything that damages or diminishes; left complete or entire; uninjured
invalid
not binding in law; having no force or effect; void; nugatory
noncarcinogenic
not producing or tending to produce cancer
parsimonious
unduly sparing in the spending of money; stingy; miserly; tightfisted
raze
destroy utterly by tearing down; demolish; level
reticent
inclined to be silent or secretive; uncommunicative; reserved
retire
withdraw from active duty or business
retort
answer; reply sharply or angrily
subvert
overturn or overthrwo from teh foundation
tractable



retractable leash
easily led, taught, or controlled; yielding; doctile; amenable
baffle
bewilder; perplex; fill with confusion
cinema
movies; motion picture industry
despise
look down on with contempt or disgust; loathe; regard as inferior
ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm; exuberant; effervescent; high spirited
exaggerate
overstate; go beyond the limits of the actual truth
exhort
arouse by words; strongly advise
expertise
specialized skill or technical knowledge; know-how
finicky
excessively concerned with trifles or details; hard to please; fussy
gall
make sore, irritate mentally; annoy, vex
indemnify
compensate for loss, damage, or injury
Occident
west; countries of America and Europe
peruse
read; look at fairly attentively; study
scuffle
struggle at close quarters in a rough and confused manner; wrestle; grapple
spurn
thrust aside with disdain or contempt; reject
stipend
fixed pay for services; salary
surveillance
close watch over a person, group, or area; supervision
tepid
moderately warm; lukewarm
wager
risk on the outcome of a contest or uncertain event
wane
decrease in power or size; dwindle decline sink
abhorrent
in conflict; utterly opposed; loathsome
admonish
reprove gently but seriously
ambrosial
extremely pleasing to the taste or smell; delicious
confine
shut up; imprison, keep in narrow; cramped quarters
decade
period of ten years
denotate
explode with suddenness and violence
ephemeral
lasting one day only; fleeting transitory; short-lived
gullible
easily deceived or cheated
haggle
dispute or argue; bargain
immerse
pluge or place into liquid
insomnia
inability to sleep
lapse
slip; error; accidental mistake
probe
critical inquirey into suspected illegal activity
render
hand down officially; deliver
repast
food for one occasion of eating
replenish
bring back to condition of being full
score
group or set of twenty
snub
act or instance of snubbing
suture
strand or fiber used to sew parts of the living body; stitch with such material
unwittingly
unintentional; by accident
acquit
relieve from accusation

perform one's part
complex
having varied interrelated parts; hard to understand
consign
give, transfer, or deliver
effrontery
shameless boldness; insolence; gall
excruciating
causing great pain or anguish; agonizing
forebearance
act of forbeearing
hamper
interfere with; hinder; impede
nettlesome
irritating; causing annoyance or vexation
oblivious
unmindful of
prodigious
extraordinary in amount or size; enormous; gigantic
rejuvenate
make young or youthful again
residue
whatever is left after a part is taken
salutary
favorable to health; beneficial
scrutinize
examine very closely
supersede
force out of use; displace
sweltering
oppresively hot
unruffled
not upset or agitated; calm; cool; unflustered
unwieldy
hard to handle because of weight
withdraw
take back

draw back; go away
zany
having the characteristics of a clown; mildly insane