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  1. abrasive
    • adj
    • irritating
    • tending to wear down by friction

    • n
    • something rough used to smooth/polish
  2. adage
    • n
    • wise saying, proverb
  3. alleviate
    • vt
    • to make less hard to bear
  4. analogy
    • n
    • reasoning based on similarity
  5. apprehensive
    • adj
    • fearful, expecting harm
  6. ascetic
    • adj
    • practicing severe self-denial (for religious purpose)

    • n
    • one who leads an ascetic existence (monk)
  7. autonomy
    • n
    • independence, self-determination
  8. burnish
    • vt
    • to make brilliant/shining
  9. callow
    • adj
    • immature, naive
  10. champion
    • vt
    • to defend

    • n
    • a militant defender
    • winner
  11. circumvent
    • vt
    • to get around or evade
  12. cognizant
    • adj
    • aware
  13. commemorate
    • vt
    • to recognize the memory of
  14. concede
    • vt
    • to grant/yield

    • vi
    • to yield
  15. crafty
    • adj
    • sly, clever
  16. cryptic
    • adj
    • having secret meaning
  17. deplore
    • vt
    • to express regret for
  18. deter
    • vt
    • to discourage or prevent
  19. digression
    • n
    • departure from the subject
  20. discern
    • vi
    • to perceive and comprehend
  21. duplicity
    • n
    • deceitfulness by behaving in two different ways to different people
  22. elegiac
    • adj
    • expressing grief
  23. emulate
    • vt
    • to imitate
  24. ensconce
    • adj
    • settled firmly in place
  25. esteem
    • n
    • high regard

    • vt
    • to regard
  26. exhaustive
    • adj
    • thorough; testing all possibilities
  27. extraneous
    • adj
    • unessential, irrelevant
  28. feign
    • vi
    • to pretend
  29. foible
    • n
    • a minor weakness of character
  30. gibe
    • n
    • a taunt

    • vi
    • to taunt/mock
  31. heed
    • vt
    • to pay attention to

    • n
    • attention
  32. idiom
    • n
    • expression peculiar to common usage
    • dialect of a group of people
  33. implement
    • vt
    • to carry out, put into use

    • n
    • a tool
  34. incessant
    • adj
    • unending
  35. indigence
    • n
    • poverty
  36. innocuous
    • adj
    • harmless, unlikely to offend
    • bland
  37. intermittent
    • adj
    • not continuous
  38. introvert
    • n
    • shy person; one preoccupied with metal life
  39. itinerary
    • n
    • planned route
  40. mar
    • vt
    • to spoil the perfection of; to damage
  41. mercurial
    • adj
    • changeable in mood
  42. nuance
    • n
    • subtle quality
  43. orthodoxy
    • n
    • established beliefs (in religion)
  44. parochial
    • adj
    • narrow-minded
    • of a parish or region
  45. pedestrian
    • adj
    • unimaginative
    • relating to walking

    • n
    • one who walks
  46. perfunctory
    • adj
    • done by routine; unenthusiastic
  47. philanthropy
    • n
    • active goodwill to humankind
  48. postulate
    • vt
    • to assume as true for the sake of argument

    • n
    • hypothesis; statement accepted as true
  49. prodigality
    • n
    • careless wastefulness
  50. protracted
    • adj
    • lengthened
  51. rebuke
    • vt
    • to scold

    • n
    • a scolding
  52. recoil
    • vi
    • to move back in reaction

    • n
    • kickback of a gun
  53. remit
    • vt
    • to release from debt/penalty; to forgive
    • to send as payment
  54. renowned
    • adj
    • famous
  55. rescind
    • vt
    • to cancel
  56. sanction
    • n
    • authorization
    • punishment

    • vt
    • to authorize
    • to punish through sanction
  57. skeptical
    • adj
    • not easily convinced
  58. specious
    • adj
    • deceptively impressive
  59. stolid
    • adj
    • unemotional
  60. surfeit
    • n
    • overabundant supply

    • vt
    • to supply to the point of disgust
    • vi
    • to overindulge
  61. temperate
    • adj
    • moderate, mild
    • restrained in indulging appetites
  62. torpor
    • n
    • apathy, sluggishness
  63. unaccountable
    • adj
    • unexplainable
    • not responsible
  64. variegated
    • adj
    • marked with different colors
  65. versatile
    • adj
    • having many skills/uses

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