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Abashed
Embarrassed
Arbiter
Person able to judge or decide
Benison
Blessing
to receive her ____ from a priest
Bluff
fool

frank

steep cliff
The council Bluffs are ____
Canker
Spreading sore

Evil Influence
She had a canker ___ on her mouth
Complaisant
Obliging
She is very _____, so she has a willingness to please
Crass
Coarsely stupid
Since he was a very crude and unrefined person, he often made ____ remarks
Defame
Attack the reputation of
Synonyms: malign
Ennui
Boredom
"The servants relieved their ___ with gambling and gossip about their masters."
Funereal
Gloomy
Associate with funeral
Ideology
Set of beliefs
If yuo have an idea, you generally believe in it
Inferno
Intense Heat
Associate with hell
Inferno
Intense Heat

Hell
Associate with hell
Mercenary
Hired soldier
Mercenaries in medieval armies
Mercenary
Concerned only with making money
Parsimonious
Miserly
Propaganda
Deliberately spreading ideas that will help one's own cause or injure an enemy's
Hitler used propaganda
Retrogress
Worsen
The patient who had made so much progress, suddenly began to retrogress
Surfeited
Given too much of something
Tureen
Dish
The salad was served on the white tureen
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Ablutions
Washings
Bauble
Trinket
Bestial
Brutal
The sodlier was taught to keep a bestial mindset in battle
Bombastic
Pompous
There are many bombastic officials who enjoy giving orders
Chary
Cautious
Instead of going out and having fun, the young man is extremely chary
Congenital
Present from birth
A congenital diesease
Cuisine
Cooking
Traditional French Cuisine
Demote
Reduce in rank
The lieutenant was demoted to a sergeant
Flux
Change

Flow

Substance used in joining metals
A state of flux

Prevent the flux in the sink

Use plenty of flux to fix the pipes
Garb
Clothes
She was wearing some pretty strange garb
Impeccable
Faultless
The meal was impeccable
Invective
Abusive language
To verbally abuse someone, one must use invective language
Ogle
Glance flirtatiously
The girl was ogling the lifeguard
Penury
Extreme poverty
The family was forced to stay in a homless shelter due to their penury
Raillery
Lighthearted teasing
The young boy was used to the raillery of his classmates at recess
Scintillate
Sparkle
The gold necklace scintillated with radiance
Survey
Measure

Look closely at

Detailed study
The surveyers monitored the traffic

The customers were required to fill out a survey
Verbatim
Word for word
Repeat back to me verbaitum what he said
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Anneal
Toughen by heating and then cooling
To anneal metal
Becoming
Pleasingly suitable
A becoming manner
Bizarre
Fantastic
A bizarre manner
Buoyant
Able to float

Cheerful
Chattel
On movable property
A chattel mortgage
Cranium
Top of the skull
He took a blow to the cranium
Culpable
Blameworthy
Becuase he was in the wrong place at the wront time, he was held culpable for someone else's actions
Endorse
Express support of

Sign the back of a check
Freebooter
Pirate
Many ships of freebooters terrorized the oceans in the Middle Ages
Hallmark
Stamp on gold or silver objects

Distinguishing characteristic
Incognito
With one's identity concealed
The spy traveled incognito
Irrevocable
unalterable
The decision was unanimous, so it was irrevocable
Pacific
Peaceful
The Pacific Ocean
Pernicious
Harmful
UV rays can have pernicious affects
Retinue
Train of attendants
The King traveled with his retinue
Scrip
Paper entitling the bearer to receive something
Symmetrical
Balanced
The triangle was symmetrical
Verve
Enthusiasm
Generally, the first day of school is not full of verve
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Affirm
Assert
Avarice
Greed for money
Courser
Horse
Laura Skinner
Devotee
Ardent Supporter
Dossier
Collection of documents giving a detailed report
Exonerate
Declare Blameless
Franchise
Right granted by a government or company

Right to vote
Suffrage ( from history)
Herald
Announce
Instantaneous
Immediate
Marathon
Prolonged

Foot race of about 26 miles
Mettle
Spirit
Predicament
Trying situation
Sanctimonious
Falsely pious
Stevedores
Dock workers
Throng
Crowd of people
Unremitting
Unending
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Annuity
Fixed yearly payment
Bedeviled
Tormented
Decorum
correctness and good taste
Divers
various
Elemental
Having to do with forces of nature
Extant
Still in existence
Germinate
Begin to develop
Heterogeneous
dissimilar
Melodrama
Unrealistic play in which good and evil are exaggerated
Ocular
Eye
Optometrist
Partiality
Liking
Recession
Moving backwards
Sojourn
Stay
Stickler
Person who makes strict demands
Travesty
Crude and mocking imitation
Vendetta
Feud
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Autonomous
Self-governing
Belligerent
Nations at war

Hostile
Default
Fail to make payments
Dogged
Determined
Emancipate
Free
Flora
Plants
Gourmets
Experts on fine foods
Hindmost
Farthest back
Mania
Excessive enthusiasm
Memoirs
Autobiography
Opulence
Wealth
If you sell OPIATE, you are a drug lord. Drug lords are generally wealthy
Prate
Talk foolishly
Residue
Remainder
Sporadic
an irregular occurrence
Thermal
Having to do with heat
Umber
earth color used in artist's paints
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Adherent
Supporter
Amity
Friendship
Bloated
Swollen
Cataclysm
Sudden, violent change
Dessicate
remove the water from

drained of vitality
disheveled
Rumpled
Epaulet
tassel-like shoulder decoration
Hypochondriac
Person unduly worried about his or her health
In term
Intervening period
Luminous
Giving off light
Luminous
Clear
Munitions
War supplies
amMUNITION
Pedagogue
Schoolteacher
Prosaic
Dull
Boring mosaiacs
Regale
Entertain
supercilious
Haughty
Vitriolic
Vicious
Vitriol
Sulphuric acid
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Affluent
Wealthy
Assuage
Lessen
Butte
Isolated, steep-sided hill
Complacent
Self-satisfied
Desultory
Aimless
Dissertation
Formal essay
Exodus
Departure
Book of Exodus
Genteel
Polite and refined
Inebriated
drunken
Introspective
Given to examining one's own thoughts
Martinet
Strict disciplinarian
Oblivion
Lack of awareness
Oblivious
Pillory
Wooden frame with holes for confining the head and hands
Provocation
Cause for anger
Revoke
Withdraw
Tacit
Unspoken
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Alloy
Mixture of metals
Augury
Omen
Cadaver
Dead body
Decry
denounce
Devise
Work out
Entreat
Beg
Finite
Limited
Guillotine
Machine for beheading people
A Tale of Two Cities
Inevitable
Unavoidable
Irrefutable
That cannot be disputed
Militant
Aggressively active
Obsolescent
Outdated but still usable
Prefatory
Introductory
Recluse
Hermit
Somnambulist
Sleep walker
Telepathy
Thought transference
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Amenable
Responsive
Automaton
Self-regulating machine
Cede
Surrender
Discredit
Throw doubt on
Disparage
Belittle
Extinct
No longer in existence
Fiasco
Ridiculous failure
Girded
Encircled

Fasten with a belt
Girdle
Inception
Beginning
Limbo
Condition of oblivion
Pacify
Soothe
Pacify
Bring peace to
pejorative
That tend to give an unfavorable impression
Practicable
Capable of being put into use
Punitive
Punishing
Somatic
Bodily
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Apologist
Defender of a policy or action
Biannual
Twice a year
Chronometer
Extremely accurate timepiece
Definitive
Final
Discreet
Cautiously tactful
Enunciate
Speak clearly
Extremist
Person who holds immoderate views
Extrovert
Person whose thoughts are directed outwards
Florid
Red
Gist
Main point
Intimate
Suggest
Intimate
Small
Intimate
thorough
Intimate
Deeply private
Lope
Move easily
Palpitate
Beat rapidly
Perpetrate
to be guilty of
perpatrator
Presentiment
Feeling of impending misfortune
Requite
Repay
Requite
Return
Stalactite
hanging, icicle-like formation
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Assonance
Similarity in vowel sounds
Buttress
Supporting structure
Buttress
Strengthen
Conception
General idea


Beginning of pregnancy
Diatribe
Bitterly abusive speech
Dismember
Cut up
Ethnic
Racial
Euphonious
Pleasant sounding
Fluster
confuse
Gruesome
Horrible
Invoke
Request help from

Call forth
Nutriment
Nourishing substance
Pecuniary
financial
Plebeian
commonplace
procrastinate
delay
roue
person who leads a dissipated life
torso
body minus arms and legs