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

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