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

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