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

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