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  1. Avid
    • (adj) 
    • Enthusiastic, dedicated, passionate, excessively desirous
  2. balk
    • (verb)
    • Refuse to proceed or to do s.th
  3. base
    • (adj)
    • Morally low, mean, dishonorable; of little or no value; crude and unrefined; counterfeit
  4. belie
    • (verb)
    • Contradict or misrepresent
  5. benign
    • (adj)
    • Harmless; favorable; kindly, gentle, or beneficial; not cancerous
  6. bogus
    • (adj)
    • Fake, fraudulent
  7. bolster
    • (verb)
    • Strengthen or support
  8. boor
    • (noun)
    • Rude, ill-mannered, or insensitive person; a peasant or country bumpkin
  9. bureaucracy
    • (noun)
    • Government characterized by many bureaus and petty administrators or by excessive, seemingly meaningless requirements
  10. burgeon
    • (verb)
    • Grow or flourish rapidly; put forth buds or shoots (of a plant)
  11. buttress
    • (verb, noun)
    • Support or encourage (verb); a support or prop, esp. projecting from and supporting the wall of a building (noun)
  12. bygone
    • (adj, noun)
    • past, former (adj); that which is in the past (usually plural noun)
  13. cacophony
    • (noun)
    • harsh, discordant, or meaningless mixture of sounds
  14. candid
    • (adj)
    • Open, sincere, honest
  15. canonical
    • (adj)
    • Authorized, recognized; pertaining to the canon, or body of accepted rules, standards or artistic works
  16. capricious
    • (adj)
    • Acting on impulse, erratic
  17. cartography
    • (noun)
    • Mapmaking
  18. castigate
    • (verb)
    • Criticize severely; punish in order to correct
  19. catalyst
    • (noun)
    • Causer of change
  20. caustic
    • (adj)
    • Capable of corroding metal or burning the skin; very critical or sarcastic
  21. censure
    • (noun, verb)
    • Strong disapproval or official reprimand (noun); to issue such disapproval or reprimand (verb)
  22. chauvinism
    • (noun)
    • Fanatical patriotism or blind enthusiasm for military glory; undue or biased devotion to any group, cause, etc.
  23. chronological
    • (adj)
    • Arranged in or relating to time order
  24. clamor
    • (verb)
    • Noisy uproar or protest, as from a crowd; a loud, continuous noise
  25. clinch
    • (verb)
    • Make final or settle conclusively; to fasten or hold together
  26. coalesce
    • (verb)
    • Come together, unite; fuse together
  27. cogent
    • (adj)
    • Very convincing, logical
  28. commensurate
    • (adj)
    • The same in size, extent, etc., equivalent; porportional
  29. complacent
    • (adj)
    • Self-satisfied, smug; overly content (and therefore lazy, neglectful, or some other bad quality)
  30. complementary
    • (adj)
    • Completing; fitting together well; filling mutual needs
  31. compliant
    • (adj)
    • Obeying, submissive; following the requirements
  32. concede
    • (verb)
    • Give in, admit, yield; acknowledge reluctantly; grant or give up (such as giving up land after losing war)
  33. conciliatory
    • (adj)
    • Reconciling, appeasing, attempting to make the peace
  34. concur
    • (verb)
    • Approve, agree
  35. condone
    • (verb)
    • Overlook, tolerate, regard as harmless
  36. confer
    • (verb)
    • Consult, compare views; bestow or give
  37. connoisseur
    • (noun)
    • Expert, especially in the fine arts; person of educated, refined tastes
  38. console
    • (verb, noun)
    • Lessen the suffering or grief of (verb); a control panel, or small table or cabinet (noun)
  39. consolidate
    • (verb)
    • Unite, combine, solidify, make coherent
  40. constrict
    • (verb)
    • Squeeze, compress; restrict the freedom of
  41. construe
    • (verb)
    • Interpret or translate
  42. contentious
    • (adj)
    • Controversial; prone to causing arguments, especially gratuitous or petty ones
  43. contextualize
    • (verb)
    • Place in context, such as by giving the background or circumstances
  44. conudrum
    • (noun)
    • Riddle, the answer to which involves a play on words; any mystery
  45. converge
    • (verb)
    • Move towards one another or towards a point; unite
  46. conversant
    • (adj)
    • knowledgeable about or experienced with
  47. conversely
    • (adverb)
    • In an apposite way; on the other hand
  48. convoluted
    • (adj)
    • Twisted; very complicated
  49. copious
    • (adj)
    • Plentiful, bountiful
  50. corroborate
    • (verb)
    • Support, add evidence to
  51. cosmopolitan
    • (adj)
    • belonging to the entire world, at home globally; free from local or national prejudices or attachments
  52. countenance
    • (noun, verb)
    • Facial expression or face (noun);
    • approve or tolerate (verb)
  53. counterintuitive
    • (adj)
    • Against what one would intuitively expect
  54. counterpoint
    • (noun)
    • Contrasting item, opposite; a complement; the use of contrast or interplay in a work of art
  55. counterproductive
    • (adj)
    • defeating the purpose; preventing the intended goal
  56. covert
    • (adj)
    • Secret, veiled, undercover
  57. crafty
    • (adj)
    • Cunning, skillful in deception or underhanded schemes
  58. craven
    • (adj)
    • Very cowardly, lacking courage
  59. credibility
    • (noun)
    • Believability, trustwothiness
  60. credulous
    • (adj)
    • Gullible; prone to believing or trusting too easily or without enough evidence
  61. crescendo
    • (noun)
    • Steady increase in force, intensity, or the loudness of a musical passage; a climactic moment or peak
  62. culminate
    • (verb)
    • Reach the highest point or final stage
  63. cynical
    • (adj)
    • Thinking the worst of others' motivations; bitterly pessimistic
  64. daunt
    • (verb)
    • Discourage, dishearten, lessen the courage of
  65. debase
    • (verb)
    • Degrade; lower in quality, value, rank, etc.; lower in moral quality
  66. debunk
    • (verb)
    • Expose, ridicule, or disprove false or exaggerated claims

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