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

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