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lax
 
lacking in rigor, strictness, or firmness
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protocol
 
the forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state
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negligence
 
a failure to act; Law-failure to exercise the degree of care considered reasonable under the...
4
uniform
 
always the same, as in character or degree; unvarying; unvaried in texture, color, or design
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cursory
 
done in a quick or superficial way
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scuffle
 
a disorderly confused fight or struggle at close quarters; a hoe that is used by pushing it...
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prominent
 
projecting outward or upward from a line or surface; protuberant; immediately noticeable; conspicuous;...
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abound
 
to be great in number or amount; to be fully supplied or filled; teem
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prologue
 
an introduction or preface, esp. a poem recited to introduce a play
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rankle
 
to cause persistent irritation or resentment
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relish
 
something that lends pleasure or zest; a spicy or savory condiment
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postscript
 
a message appended at the end of a letter after the writer's signature; additional information...
13
jettison
 
to discard (something) as unwanted or burdensome
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rouse
 
to arouse from slumber, apathy, or depression; to excite, as to anger or action; stir up
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poverty
 
the state of not having enough money to take care of basic needs such as food, clothing, and...
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pivot
 
a small object such as a bar or pin that supports a larger object and lets it turn or swing;...
17
casual
 
occurring by chance; without ceremony or formality; relaxed; suited for everyday wear or use;...
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relinquish
 
to retire from; give up or abandon; to put aside or desist from (something practiced, professed,...
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nonchalance
 
a casual lack of concern
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savor
 
to impart flavor or scent to; to taste or smell, esp. with pleasure; to appreciate fully; enjoy...
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harmonious
 
having component elements pleasingly or appropriately combined; characterized by harmony of...
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avid
 
marked by keen interest and enthusiasm
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encore
 
an additional performance in response to the demand of an audience
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futile
 
having no useful result
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symmetrical
 
having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
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gaunt
 
thin and bony; angular
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flex
 
to bend something, especially a joint of the body; to bend or be able to be bent; to move or...
28
whit
 
the least bit; an iota
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aptitude
 
a natural talent or ability for something, especially one that is not yet fully developed;...
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angular
 
measured by an angle or by degrees of an arc; bony and lean; gaunt
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tepid
 
slightly warm; showing little enthusiasm or warmth
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painstaking
 
marked by or requiring great pains; very careful and diligent
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diverse
 
differing one from another; made up of distinct characteristics, qualities, or elements
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modicum
 
a small amount, especially of something abstract, such as a particular quality
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maneuver
 
a strategic or tactical military or naval movement; a large-scale tactical exercise carried...
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accolade
 
a sign or expression of high praise and esteem for somebody; praise and public recognition...
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delve
 
to search deeply and laboriously;to dig the ground, as with a spade
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intricacy
 
marked by elaborately complex detail
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acclaim
 
praise somebidy lavishly; pronounce somebody to be something; shout enthusiastically; enthusiastic...
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cliche
 
a phrase or word that has lost its original effectiveness or power for overuse; an overused...
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rampant
 
occurring without restraint and frequently, widely, or menacingly; rife
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complex
 
involved or intricate, as in structure; complicated; a whole composed of interconnected or...
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trite
 
overused and consequently lacking in interest or originality
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compatibility
 
capable of existing or performing in harmonious, agreeable, or congenial combination with another...
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flail
 
to thrash or swing something around violently or uncontrollably, or move in this way; to strike...
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crucial
 
vital to the outcome of something; very important or significant
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controversy
 
disagreement on a contentious topic, strongely felt or expressed by all those concerned
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abound
 
to be great in number or amount; to be fully supplied or filled; teem
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teem
 
to be full of things; abound or swarm
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avid
 
marked by keen interest and enthusiasm
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provoke
 
to incite to anger or resentment
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motley
 
having many colors; variegated; a heterogeneous, often incongruous mixture of elements
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chafe
 
to wear away or irritate by rubbing
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savor
 
to impart flavor or scent to; to taste or smell, esp. with pleasure; to appreciate fully; enjoy...
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cherish
 
to treat with affection and tenderness; hold dear; to keep fondly in mind; entertain
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futile
 
having no useful result
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accolade
 
a sign or expression of high praise and asteem for somebody; praise
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delicacy
 
something pleasing and appealing, esp.a choice food; fineness of appearance, construction,...
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probe
 
to delve into; investigate
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antagonize
 
to incur the dislike of; provoke hostility or enmity in
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postscript
 
a message appended at the end of a letter after the writer's signature; additional information...
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indifferent
 
showing no care or concern for, or interest in, somebody or something; without bias or preference...
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token
 
something that represents, expresses, or is a symbol of something else; a disk of metal or...
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pliable
 
flexible and easily bent; easily persuaded or influenced; adaptable to change
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crest
 
the top, as of a hill or wave; a usually ornamental tuft, ridge, or similar projection on the...
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etiquette
 
the practices and forms prescribed by social convention or by authority
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pivot
 
a small object such as a bar or pin that supports a larger object and lets it turn or swing;...
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shiftless
 
unwilling to make the effort to be successful or do something properly; lacking the abilities...
69
lop
 
to cut off (a part), esp. from a tree or shrub
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excise
 
taxation of or a tax imposed on goods for a domestic market only; to edit or delete a part...
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abstain
 
to refrain from something by one's own choice; to refrain from voting
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conspicuous
 
easy to notice; obvious; attracting attention, as by being unusual or remarkable; noticable
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encore
 
an additional performance in response to the demand of an audience
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fanatic
 
somebody who has extreme and sometimes irrational enthusiasms or beliefs, especially in religion...
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accomplice
 
an associate in wrongdoing, esp. one who aids or abets another in a criminal act, either as...
76
foil
 
metal in a thin flexible sheet; metal coating in mirror; good contrast; thwart somebody's success;...
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trample
 
to tread heavily on something or somebody so as to cause damage or injury; to behave in an...
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prominent
 
projecting outward or upward from a line or surface; protuberant; immediately noticeable; conspicuous;...
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interval
 
a space between two objects, points, or units; Music: the difference, usually expressed in...
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slapdash
 
careless, hasty, and unskillful
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crony
 
a longtime close friend or companion
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menagerie
 
a collection of live, wild animals on exhibition; a diverse or miscellaneous group
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veer
 
change direction suddenly; change from one opinion to another; shift clockwise (in N. Hemisphere);...
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instigate
 
to urge on; goad; to stir up; foment

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