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Definition
to increase in power, influence, and reputation
to deceive; a person who is easily deceived
able to speak clearly and expressively
appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety
to annoy
to present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character
wandering and unpredictable
a harsh disagreeable combination, often of sounds
to increase in number quickly
pompous in speech and manner
deceit or trickery
jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
sharp and irritating to the senses
fresh and clean; uncorrupted
to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
a funeral hymn or mournful speech
to reject the validity of
deception by means of craft or guile
a tendancy to be thriftly or cheap
selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
harsh, jarring noise
easily aroused or changeable; lively or explosive
acting excessively enthusiastic; filled with extreme, unquestioned devotion
intensely emotional; feverish
to annoy or provoke in anger
to make wider; expand
a sorrowful poem or speech
to leave secretly
to copy; to try to equal or excel
a contradiction or dilemma
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quick to act without thinking
lack of variation
excessive showiness
great disorder or confusion
of a similar kind
deviation from what is normal
to produce, cause, or bring about
showing innocence or childlike simplicity
someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs
bright, brilliant, glowing
causing sleep or lethargy
extremely careful about details
unemotional; lacking sensitivity
a firmly held opinion often a religious belief
to make thinner or sparser
learned, scholarly, bookish
to support; to prop up
to overlook, pardon, or disregard
persuasive and moving, especially in speech
use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one
impartial and honest in speech
to give praise; to glorify
lacking interest or flavor
a figure of speech comparing two different things; a symbol
silent, reserve
wisdom, caution, or restraint
clear and easily understood
one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
to prevent; to make unnecessary
concerning the appreciation of beauty
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intended to delay
to calm or make less severe
to fluctuate between choices
someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
doubtful or uncertain, able to be interpreted several ways
impossible to see through; preventing the passage of light
to throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation
to sway physically; to be indecisive
to perceive; to recognize
to soften; to lessen
extreme mental and physical sluggishness
lasting a short time
easily made angry
something out of place in time
easily deceived
to arouse or incite
something that brings about a change in something else
to overwhelm; to cover with water
willing to betray one's trust
to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
harmless
to combine, mix together
to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
convincing and well-reasoned
uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
done in a routine way; indifferent
hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion
hostile, unfriendly
someone who shows of learning
lacking sophistication or experience
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to count, list, or itemize
lavish; wasteful
correct behavior; obedience to rules and customs
practical as opposed to idealistic
bring in wit
to dry out thoroughly
passion; excitement
model of excellence or perfection
changing one's mind quickly and often
to grovel
intense and passionate feeling
excess
lacking self-confidence
outgoing, sociable
admirable
tending to talk a lot
excessively decorated or embellished
respect, courtesy
to reduce in strength
acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish, manner
known or understood by only a few
lofty or grand
done without using words
to make better; to improve
overly submissive and eager to please
similar or alike in some way
to lie or deviate from the truth
predictable; cliched; boring
to provide supporting evidence
severe or stern in appearance; undecorated
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to express sorrow; to grieve
effective writing or speaking
to clear from blame; prove innocent
speech in praise of someone
to stop up; to prevent the passage of
an extremely deep hole
to make something unpleasant
to reduce in force or degree; to weaken
extreme dislike
ancient, old-fashioned
an abusive, condemnatory speech
deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
fundamentally different; entirely unlike
long, harsh speech or verbal attack
to make more bearable
steadily increasing in volume or force
to penetrate
unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
not fully formed; disorganized
a mark of shame or discredit
motionless, inactive, dormant
to clear of blame
to conciliate
using few words
silent, not talkative
to soothe or pacify
to give unsparingly; extremely generous or extravagant
to satisfy fully or overindulge
to speak of or treat with contempt
to choose not to do something
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urgent; requiring immediate action
too trusting, gullible
temporary, lasting a brief time
not capable of being disturbed
a puzzle; a mystery
to punish or criticize harshly
charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness
to make impure
stubborn, unyielding
troublesome and oppressive; burdensome
talkative
a person who dislikes others
acting in fanciful or capricious manner
to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
effectiveness
wordy
impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
lack of interest
clearly stated or shown; forthright in expression
fearless and daring
able to be molded; altered or bent
to respect deeply
to make worse
to set right; to free from error
filled with truth and accuracy
dictatorial in one's opinions
capable of being shaped
public disgrace
intricate and complicated
to speak in favor of

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