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Courageous; spunky
To fluctuate between choices
A sorrowful poem or speech
Digressing; diverting
The domination of one state or group over its allies
To grow together to form a single whole
To judge a dispute between two opposing sides
A puzzle; a mystery
Predictable; boring
A rabble-rouser, usually appealing to emotion or prejudice
Persuasive and moving, especially in speech
A state of static balance or equilibrium; stagnation
Highest point; summit; the highest level or degree attainable
Fearless; daring
Theft of property
To be present throughout; to permeate
Phony; artificial
Growth process from conception to birth
Controversy; argument; verbal attack
Showing innocence or childlike simplicity
Clearly state or shown; forthright in expression
To speak in favor of
Doubtful; uncertain; can be interpreted several ways
An extremely deep hole
To assume as real or conceded; propose as an explanation
To prelace (another) by force; to take the place of
To reject the validity of
To make larger; expand
To increase in number quickly
Flamboyance or dash in style and action; verve
To perceive or recognize
To set fire to or ignite; excite or inspire
Acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
Wandering from place to place; unsettled
To respect deeply
Similar or alike in some way; equivalent to
Acting excessively enthusiastic; filled with extreme, unquestioned devotion
Rude and bad-tempered
A subtle expression of meaning or quality
Severe or stern in appearance; undecorated
Relaxation; leisure
Able to speak clearly and expressively
Agitated, overdone
Known or understood only by a few
Of a similar kind
To soothe or pacify
Absolute; certain
Composed of unlike parts; different; diverse
To mar the appearance of; vandalize
Frolicsome; playful
Concerning the appreciation of beauty
Unscrupulous; shocking unfair or unjust
To humble oneself in a demeaning way
Steadily increasing in volume or force
Abusive language
Practical, as opposed to idealistic
Aware; conscious; able to perceive
To penetrate
Relating to a palace; magnificent
Starting to develop; coming into existence
Clear and easily understood
Crude person; one lacking manners or taste
Effective writing or speaking
Wandering and unpredictable
Filled with truth and accuracy
A firmly held opinion, especially a religious belief
Tolerant; broad-minded; generous; lavish
Something that brings about a change in something else
Having a sharp edge; intellectually sharp; perceptive
Use of an inoffensive word of phrase in place of a more distasteful one
Great disorder; confused situation
Young woman making debut in high society
Ornament worn as a charm against evil spirits
To calm down or moderate
Tending to be thrifty or cheap
Blocked path; dilemma with no solution
A person who is guided by materialism and is disdainful of intellectual or artistic values
Bright; brilliant; glowing
Sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure
An investigation; an inquiry
Fundamentally different; entirely unlike
Sharp and irritating to the senses
Clever; deceptive
Intricate and complicated
No variation; tediously the same
Temporary; lasting a brief time
Attack; assault
Dormant; unused
Beliefs or character of a group
To add ornamental or fictitious details
To overwhelm, to cover with water
Pompous in speech and manner
To choose not to do something
To express sorrow; to grieve
Book, usually large and academic
Someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
Respected because of age
An outcast
Fearless, resolutely courageous
Cooperation; mutual helpfulness
Nonsensical talk; specialized language
Having bad connotations; disparaging
To polish
Long, harsh speech or verbal attack
Capable of being shaped
Stubborn; unyielding
Meal or mealtime
Temporary suppression or suspension
To gain favor with another by deliberate effort; to seek to please somebody so as to gain an advantage
Lack of interest or emotion
A person with expert knowledge or discriminating tastes
The point of culmination; peak
Ancient; old-fashioned
Lacking energy and enthusiasm
To infuse
Not easily managed or manipulated
A funeral hymn or mournful speech
Potential that is not readily apparent
Respect; courtesy
Easily deceived
Charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness
Earthly; down-to-earth; commonplace
A contradiction or dilemma
Extremely generous or extravagant; to give unsparingly
Uncompromising; refusing to be reconciled
Easily aroused or changeable; lively or explosive
Bell tower; room in which a bell is hung
To make more bearable
Trick designed to deceive an enemy
A ghost or specter; a ghost of a living person seen just before his or her death
To make impure
Dictatorial in one's opinions
Extremely careful; fastidious; painstaking
Determined by chance or impulse
Occurring daily; commonplace
To act confusedly or without clear purpose
Outgoing; sociable
Lacking sophistication or experience
Lightly acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable
To tarnish; to taint
Tightly sealed
Purposeful exaggeration for effect
Ungrateful person
Impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
Fresh and clean; uncorrupted
Speech in praise of someone
To physically sway; to be indecisive
Lavish; wasteful
A compact or close-knit body of people, animals, or things
A mark of shame or discredit
To combine; to mix together
Wisdom; caution or restraint
A trace; remnant
Causing grief or sorrow; serious and distressing
To discard to get rid of something as unnecessary or encumbering
Sensible; showing good judgment
Premise; postulate; self-evident truth
To annoy or provoke to anger
A nest built high in the air; an elevated, often secluded, dwelling
Passion; excitement

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