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  1. rarefy
    to make or become thin, less dense; to refine
  2. recondite
    hidden; concealed; difficult to understand; obscure
  3. refulgent
    radiant; shiny; brilliant
  4. renege
    to fail to honor a commitment; to go back on a promise
  5. sedulous
    diligent; persistent; hard-working
  6. shard
    a piece of broken pottery or glass
  7. soporific
    causing drowsiness; tending to induce sleep
  8. sparse
    thin; not dense; arranged at widely spaced intervals
  9. spendthrift
    one who spends money wastefully
  10. subtle
    not obvious; elusive; difficult to discern
  11. tacit
    implied; not explicitly stated
  12. terse
    brief and concise in wording
  13. tout
    to publicly praise or promote
  14. trenchant
    sharply perceptive; keen; penetrating
  15. unfeigned
    genuine; not false or hypocritical
  16. untenable
    indefensible; not viable; uninhabitable
  17. vacillate
    to waver indecisively between one course of action or opinino and another; waver
  18. variegated
    multicolored; characterized by a variety of patches of different color
  19. vexation
    annoyance; irritation
  20. vigilant
    alertly watchful
  21. vituperate
    to use harsh, condemnatory language; to abuse or censure severely or abusively, berate
  22. volatile
    readily changing to a vapor; changeable; fickle; explosive
  23. alloy
    to commingle; to debase by mixing with something inferior
  24. appropriate
    to take for one's own use, confiscate
  25. arrest, arresting
    to suspend; to engage; holding one's attnetion
  26. august
    majestic, venerable
  27. bent
    leaning, inclination, proclivity, tendency
  28. broach
    bring up, announce, begin to talk about
  29. brook
    to tolerate, endure, countenance
  30. cardinal
    major, as in cardinal sin
  31. chauvinist
    a blindlyy devoted patriot
  32. color
    to change as if by dyeing
  33. consequential
    pompous, self-important
  34. damp
    to diminish the intensity or check the vibration of a sound
  35. die
    a tool used for shaping, as in tool-and-die shop
  36. essay
    to test or try; attempt, experiment
  37. exact
    to demand, call for, require, take
  38. fell
    to cause to fall by striking OR inhumanly cruel
  39. flag
    to sag or droop, to become spiritless
  40. flip
    sarcastic, impertinent, as in flippant
  41. ford
    to wade across the shallow part of a river or stream
  42. grouse
    to complain or grumble
  43. guy
    a rope, cord, or cable attached to something as a brace or guide; to steady or reinforce using a guy
  44. intimate
    to imply, suggest, or insinuate
  45. list
    to tilt or lean to one side
  46. lumber
    to move heavily and clumsily
  47. meet
    fitting, proper
  48. milk
    to explit, to squeeze every last ounce of
  49. mince
    pronounce or speak affectedly, euphemize, speak too carefully
  50. nice
    exacting, fastidious, extremely precise
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