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abolish
to do away with;destroy
absolve
to pronounce clear of guilt or blame
abstain
to refrain from something by own's choice
abuse
to use wrongly or improperly
accost
to approach and speak to boldly or aggressively as with a demand or request
ambiguous
open to more than one interpretation
amiable
friendly and agreeable in disposition
bewildered
to confuse or befuddle;puzzled
boisterous
rough and stormy;violent
chronic
of long duration; continuing
civil
of relating to, or befitting a citizen
commendable
To represent as worthy, qualified, or desirable; recommend
components
A constituent element, as of a system.
comprehensible
Readily comprehended or understood; intelligible
comrade.
A person who shares one's interests or activities; a friend or companion
concede.
To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper; admit
confidence.
Trust or faith in a person or thing
connection.
The act of connecting or the state of being connected
corrode
To destroy a metal or alloy gradually, especially by oxidation or chemical action
credence
Acceptance as true or valid; belief
culmination.
To reach the highest point or degree
debris.
The scattered remains of something broken or destroyed; rubble or wreckage
demolish
To tear down completely; raze
destitute.
Utterly lacking; devoid
devise
To form, plan, or arrange in the mind; design or contrive
disperse.
To drive off or scatter in different directions
drastic.
Severe or radical in nature; extreme:
elated.
To make proud or joyful
elements.
A fundamental, essential, or irreducible constituent of a composite entity
emotionless
Devoid of emotion; impassive
ensuing
To follow as a consequence or result
exploit
An act or deed, especially a brilliant or heroic one
famished
To cause to endure severe hunger
fertilize
To cause the fertilization of
foundation
The basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported
fraternal
Showing comradeship; brotherly
frugal
Practicing or marked by economy, as in the expenditure of money or the use of material resources
gaudy
Showy in a tasteless or vulgar way.
germane
Being both pertinent and fitting
heinous
Grossly wicked or reprehensible; abominable
hem
The height or level of the bottom edge of a skirt, dress, or coat
hesitate
To be slow to act, speak, or decide
hobby
an activity
hurl
To throw with great force; fling
illicit
Not sanctioned by custom or law; unlawful
incorrigible
Incapable of being corrected or reformed
indigent
Experiencing want or need; impoverished
infer
To conclude from evidence or premises
justified
To demonstrate or prove to be just, right, or valid
latent
Present or potential but not evident or active
locale
A place, especially with reference to a particular event
maim
To disable or disfigure, usually by depriving of the use of a limb or other part of the body
obscure
So faintly perceptible as to lack clear delineation; indistinct
pallid
Having an abnormally pale or wan complexion
paragon
model of excellence or perfection of a kind; a peerless example
paramount
Of chief concern or importance
peruse
To read or examine, typically with great care.
ponder
To weigh in the mind with thoroughness and care.
prosper
To be fortunate or successful, especially in terms of one's finances; thrive.
pungent
Affecting the organs of taste or smell with a sharp acrid sensation
quell
To put down forcibly; suppress
rectify
To set right; correct
remorse
Moral anguish arising from repentance for past misdeeds; bitter regret
respect
To feel or show deferential regard for; esteem
rustic
Lacking refinement or elegance; coarse
screech
A high-pitched, strident cry
secular
Worldly rather than spiritual
snuggle
To lie or press close together; cuddle
sordid
Filthy or dirty; foul
spite
Malicious ill will prompting an urge to hurt or humiliate
subside
To sink to a lower or normal level
superlative
Of the highest order, quality, or degree; surpassing or superior to all others
synthetic
Not natural or genuine; artificial or contrived:
technique
The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished
tedious
Tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; boring
transient
Passing with time
usurp
To seize and hold (the power or rights of another, for example) by force and without legal authority
utter
To articulate (words); pronounce or speak
vary
To make or cause changes in the characteristics or attributes of; modify or alter.
whet
To sharpen (a knife, for example); hone
immortal
Not subject to death
urgent
Compelling immediate action or attention; pressing
clever
Mentally quick and original; bright
novice
A person new to a field or activity; a beginner