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  1. gullible
    • Adjective:Easily persuaded to believe something; credulous.
    • Synonyms:credulous - naive - trustful
  2. gossamer
    • Noun:A fine, filmy substance consisting of cobwebs spun by small spiders, which is seen esp. in autumn.
    • Adjective:Made of or resembling gossamer.
    • Synonyms:noun. cobweb - gauzeadjective. fine - thin - slight - subtle - gossamery
  3. pigtail
    • Noun:A braid or gathered hank of hair hanging from the back of the head, or either of a pair at the sides.A short length of flexible braided wire connecting a stationary part to a moving part in an electrical device.
    • Synonyms:braid - plait - queue - tress
  4. hoax
    • Noun:A humorous or malicious deception.
    • Verb:Deceive with a hoax.
    • Synonyms:noun. fraud - trick - deception - deceit - spoofverb. cheat - swindle - bamboozle - deceive - fool - spoof
  5. holler
    • Verb:(of a person) Give a loud shout or cry.
    • Noun:A loud cry or shout.
    • Synonyms:verb. shout - cry - yell - whoop - exclaim - bawl - callnoun. shout - cry - yell
  6. deranged
    Cause (someone) to become insane: "a deranged man".Throw (something) into confusion; cause to act irregularly: "stress deranges the immune system".
  7. gaunt
    • Adjective:(of a person) Lean and haggard, esp. because of suffering, hunger, or age.
    • Synonyms:lean - scrawny - skinny - thin - meager - scraggy
  8. streak
    • Noun:A long, thin line or mark of a different substance or color from its surroundings: "a streak of oil".
    • Verb:Cover (a surface) with streaks: "tears streaking her face, Cynthia looked up".
    • Synonyms:noun. stripe - line - stripverb. stripe
  9. banter
    • Noun:The playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.
    • Verb:Talk or exchange remarks in a good-humored teasing way: "the men bantered with the waitresses"; "a bantering tone".
    • Synonyms:noun. jest - joke - raillery - pleasantry - badinageverb. joke - jest - chaff - lark - tease - jape - mock
  10. tatter
    rag: a small piece of cloth or paper.
  11. cadaver
    A corpse.
  12. hurl
    Throw (an object) with great force: "rioters hurled a brick through the windshield of a car".
  13. eeriness
    strangeness by virtue of being mysterious and inspiring fear.
  14. desolate
    • Adjective:(of a place) Deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness.
    • Verb:Make (a place) bleakly and depressingly empty or bare.
    • Synonyms:adjective. forlorn - lonely - solitary - desert - desertedverb. devastate - ravage
  15. murky
    • Adjective:Dark and gloomy, esp. due to thick mist.(of liquid) Dark and dirty; not clear.
    • Synonyms:dark - gloomy - obscure - somber - murk - sombre - dim
  16. whiff
    • Noun:A smell that is only smelled briefly or faintly: "I caught a whiff of perfume".
    • Verb:Get a brief or faint smell of: "he whiffed Limburger".
    • Synonyms:noun. puff - breath - waftverb. smell - sniff - puff
  17. famished
    • Adjective:Extremely hungry.
    • Synonyms:hungry - ravenous - starved - starveling - sharp-set
  18. filthy
    • Adjective:Disgustingly dirty.
    • Adverb:To an extreme and often disgusting extent: "he is filthy rich".
    • Synonyms:foul - nasty - sordid - unclean - smutty - squalid
  19. sagged
    • Verb:Sink or subside gradually under weight or pressure or through lack of strength: "he sagged against the wall".
    • Hang down loosely or unevenly.
  20. gringo
    A white person from an English-speaking country (used in Spanish-speaking regions, chiefly Latin America).
  21. scour
    • Verb:Clean
    • or brighten the surface of (something) by rubbing it hard, typically
    • with an abrasive or detergent: "he scoured the bathtub".Subject (a place, text, etc.) to a thorough search in order to locate something.
    • Noun:The action of scouring or the state of being scoured, esp. by swift-flowing water.
    • Synonyms:verb. clean - scrub - rub - washnoun. scrub
  22. paragon
    • Noun:A person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality.A person or thing viewed as a model of excellence.
    • Synonyms:model - pattern - example
  23. vying
    Verb:Compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something.
  24. fester
    • Verb:(of a wound or sore) Become septic; suppurate.(of food or garbage) Become rotten and offensive to the senses.
    • Synonyms:suppurate - rankle - maturate - putrefy
  25. pell-mell
    In a jumbled, confused manner; helter-skelter. 2. In frantic disorderly haste; headlong
  26. permeate
    Verb:Spread throughout (something); pervade.Synonyms:penetrate - pervade - pierce - percolate - infiltrate
  27. impervious
    • Adjective:Not allowing something to pass through; not penetrable.Unable to be affected by: "impervious to the heat".
    • Synonyms:impermeable - impenetrable
  28. retribution
    • Noun:Punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved.
    • Synonyms:requital - retaliation - punishment - reward - penalty
  29. precarious
    • Adjective:Not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse.Dependent on chance; uncertain.
    • Synonyms:uncertain - insecure - dubious - doubtful - unsafe
  30. multifarious
    • Adjective:Many and of various types.Having many varied parts or aspects.
    • Synonyms:manifold - various - varied - diverse - miscellaneous
  31. aegis
    • Noun:The
    • protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization:
    • "negotiations were conducted under the aegis of the UN".(in classical art and mythology) An attribute of Zeus and Athena usually represented as a goatskin shield.
    • Synonyms:egis - protection - shield - defence - defense
  32. mutiny
    • Noun:An open rebellion against the proper authorities, esp. by soldiers or sailors against their officers.
    • Verb:Refuse to obey the orders of a person in authority.
    • Synonyms:noun. rebellion - revolt - insurrection - riot - uprisingverb. rebel - revolt - riot - rise
  33. vacillate
    • Verb:Alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive.
    • Synonyms:waver - wobble - hesitate - oscillate - fluctuate
  34. hobble
    • Verb:Walk in an awkward way, typically because of pain from an injury.
    • Noun:An awkward way of walking, typically due to pain from an injury.
    • Synonyms:verb. limp - haltnoun. limp
  35. mercenary
    • Adjective:(of a person or their behavior) Primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics.
    • Noun:A professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.
    • Synonyms:adjective. venalnoun. hireling - soldier of fortune
  36. strident
    • Adjective:Loud and harsh; grating.Presenting a point of view, esp. a controversial one, in an excessively and unpleasantly forceful way.
    • Synonyms:sharp - grating
  37. cleansing
    • Verb:Make (something, esp. the skin) thoroughly clean: "this preparation will cleanse and tighten the skin"; "a cleansing cream".Rid
    • (a person, place, or thing) of something seen as unpleasant, unwanted,
    • or defiling: "the mission to cleanse the nation of subversives".
  38. clairvoyant
    • Noun:A person who claims to have a supernatural ability to perceive events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact.
    • Adjective:Having or exhibiting such an ability.
    • Synonyms:noun. seeradjective. clear-sighted - discerning - farsighted
  39. splinter
    • Noun:A small, thin, sharp piece of wood, glass, or similar material broken off from a larger piece: "a splinter of ice".
    • Verb:Break or cause to break into small sharp fragments: "the crash splintered the wooden barricade".
    • Synonyms:noun. chip - sliver - fragment - shiver - splintverb. split - cleave - shatter
  40. apprehensive
    • Adjective:Anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen.Of or relating to perception or understanding.
    • Synonyms:anxious - fearful - afraid
  41. hulking
    • Adjective:(of a person or object) Large, heavy, or clumsy: "a hulking young man".
    • Synonyms:clumsy - unwieldy - awkward - ungainly - heavy - bulky
  42. promulgate
    • Verb:Promote or make widely known (an idea or cause).Put (a law or decree) into effect by official proclamation.
    • Synonyms:proclaim - publish - declare - announce - give out
  43. internecine
    • Adjective:Destructive to both sides in a conflict: "savage internecine warfare".
    • Synonyms:murderous - homicidal - deadly
  44. veil
    • Noun:A piece of fine material worn by women to protect or conceal the face: "a white bridal veil".
    • Verb:Cover with or as though with a veil.
    • Synonyms:noun. cover - shroud - curtain - cloak - pall - veiling - maskverb. cover - mask - conceal - cloak - hide - disguise - shroud
  45. fleeter
    Adjective:Fast and nimble in movement: "a man of advancing years, but fleet of foot".
  46. lingering
    • Adjective:Lasting for a long time or slow to end.
    • Synonyms:long - slow - prolonged - protracted
  47. swindle
    • Verb:Use deception to deprive (someone) of money or possessions.
    • Noun:A fraudulent scheme or action.
    • Synonyms:verb. cheat - deceive - defraud - trick - beguile - gull - dupenoun. fraud - cheat - imposture - humbug - deceit - deception
  48. ruffle
    • Verb:Disorder or disarrange (someone's hair), typically by running one's hands through it: "he ruffled her hair affectionately".
    • Noun:An ornamental gathered or goffered frill of lace or other cloth on a garment, esp. around the wrist or neck.
    • Synonyms:verb. rumplenoun. frill - ripple
  49. quash
    • Verb:Reject as invalid, esp. by legal procedure: "his conviction was quashed on appeal".Put an end to; suppress: "a hospital executive quashed rumors that nursing staff will lose jobs".
    • Synonyms:annul - cancel - rescind - nullify - abrogate - repeal
  50. strife
    • Noun:Angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict.
    • Synonyms:quarrel - contention - dispute - fight - conflict
  51. sliver
    • Noun:A small, thin, narrow piece of something cut or split off a larger piece.
    • Verb:Cut or break (something) into small, thin, narrow pieces.
    • Synonyms:noun. splinter - chip - shiververb. split - splinter
  52. bolster
    • Noun:A long, thick pillow that is placed under other pillows for support.
    • Verb:Support or strengthen; prop up: "the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence".
    • Synonyms:noun. pad - pillow - cushionverb. support - uphold - back
  53. rigged
    Verb:Make (a sailing ship or boat) ready for sailing by providing it with sails and rigging.Manage or conduct (something) fraudulently so as to produce an advantageous result.
  54. bungle
    • Verb:Carry
    • out (a task) clumsily or incompetently, leading to failure or an
    • unsatisfactory outcome: "she had bungled every attempt to help".
    • Noun:A mistake or failure.
    • Synonyms:verb. botchnoun. botch
  55. treason
    • Noun:The crime of betraying one's country, esp. by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.The action of betraying someone or something.
    • Synonyms:treachery - betrayal - perfidy - disloyalty - sellout
  56. upheaval
    • Noun:A violent or sudden change or disruption to something.An upward displacement of part of the earth's crust.
    • Synonyms:cataclysm - revolution - shift
  57. topple
    • Verb:Overbalance or become unsteady and fall slowly.Cause to fall in such a way: "disagreement had threatened to topple the government".
    • Synonyms:overturn - tumble - overthrow - fall - upset
  58. allotment
    • Noun:The amount of something allocated to a particular person.The action of allotting.
    • Synonyms:allocation - assignment - share - distribution - quota
  59. dole out
    distribute: administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present";
  60. insignia
    • Noun:A badge or distinguishing mark of military rank, office, or membership of an organization; an official emblem.
    • Synonyms:badge - ensign

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