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

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