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absence
a being away
accidentally
in an accidental manner; by chance
accommodate
have room for; hold comfortably
acquaint
make aware; let know; inform
acquaintance
person known to one, but not a close friend
acquire
come to have; get as one's own; obtain.
adequate
as much as is needed for a particular purpose; sufficient; enough.
admission
an allowing to enter; entrance
adolescent
person growing up from childhood to adulthood, especially a person from about 12 to 20 years of age
beneficiary
person who receives a benefit; person who receives money or property from an insurance policy, a will, etc.
bureaucracy
the officials running government bureaus
conscience
sense of right and wrong
consequence
a result or effect
controversy
act of arguing a question about which differences of opinion exist; debate; dispute; argument
pretension
a doing thing for show or to make a fine appearance; showy display
swagger
walk with a bold, rude, or superior air; strut about or show off in a vain or insolent way
insolent
boldly rude; intentionally disregarding the feelings of other; insulting
bedeck
adorn; decorate
portentous
amazing; extraordinary
ardor
great enthusiasm; eagerness; zeal
gaudy
too bright and gay to be in good taste; cheap and showy
pious
having or showing reverence for God; religious
jocular
funny; joking
meditate
think quietly; reflect, especially on sacred or solemn things
solemn
serious; grave; earnest
earnest
strong and firm in purpose; eager and serious
assent
express agreement; agree
altar
table or stand in the most sacred part of a church or temple
badger
keep on annoying or teasing
berth
place to sleep on a ship, train, or airplane
crevice
a narrow split or crack
dejected
in low spirits; sad; discouraged
damage
harm or injury that lessens value or usefulness
earnest
strong and firm in purpose; eager and serious
earn
get for work or service; be paid
abridge
make shorter; especially by using fewer words; make less
accuracy
a being without errors or mistakes; correctness; exactness
diverse
not alike; different; varied
immortal
living forever; never dying; everlasting
influenza
an acute, contagious disease cuased by a virus
regulate
control by rule, principle, or system
replenish
fill again; provide a new supply for
transient
passing through and not staying long
enormous
extremely large; huge
facetious
haing the habit of joking; being slyly humourous
grate
having an annoying or unpleasant effect
grotesque
odd or unnatural in shape; appearance, manner, etc; fantastic; queer
tittle
a very little bit; particle; whit
significant
full of meaning; important; of consequence
prominent
well-known; important
interior
inside; inner surface or part
generation
the people born in the same period
grovel
lie face downward; crawl at someone's feet; humble oneself
identify
recognize as being a particular person or thing; prove to be the same
commence
begin; start
mischief
conduct that causes harm or trouble, often without meaning it
acute
sharp and severe
babble
talk that cannot be understood
comely
pleasant to look at; attractive
dabble
work at a little
effect
something made to happen by a person or thing; result
calamity
serious trouble; misery
fathom
get to the bottom of; understand
abject
wretched; miserable
barren
lacking vegetation
daunt
frighten or discourage
essential
needed to make a thing what it is; very important; necessary
frugal
without waste; saving; using things well
rummage
search thoroughly by moving things about
objective
something aimed at
noble
high and great by birth; rank, or title
capricious
impulsive and unpredictable
brittle
easily broken when subjected to pressure
benevolent
kind; generous
ambiguous
open to more than one interpretation
abstruse
hard to understand
biased
prejudiced
ambivalent
simultaneously feeling opposing feelings
amenable
responsive; agreeable
alleviate
to ease a pain or a burden
effusive
describing unrestrained emotional expression; gushy
cantankerous
grumpy; disagreeable
dubious
filled with or being in doubt; doubtful; uncertain
aesthetic
having to do with the appreciation of beauty
camaraderie
good will between friends
fabricated
made;concocted in order to decieve
disdain
to regard or treat with comtempt; to look down on