By Jiuondgie Lyon

GRE Vocabulary 2019

This hot words list for GRE test takers is weekly selected from mainstream English media based on popular topics of 2019. It's an express supplement to prepare GRE test.

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adversity   Speak
n. difficulties or misfortune
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after hours   Speak
a. after normal working or opening hours, typically those of bars and nightclubs
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bawdy   Speak
a. dealing with sexual matters in a comical way; humorously indecent
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bead   Speak
n. a small piece of glass or stone, typically rounded for threading
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bite the dust   Speak
v. fall so that your body hits the ground heavily, die, end in failure
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blare   Speak
v. make or cause to make a loud, harsh sound
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brag   Speak
v. say in a boastful manner
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coniferous   Speak
a. any of an order (Coniferales) of mostly evergreen trees and shrubs having usually needle-shaped
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craggy   Speak
a. (of a landscape) abrupt, cliffy, steep
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cringe-worthy   Speak
a. causing feelings of embarrassment or awkwardness
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cronyism   Speak
n. appointment of friends and associates to positions of authority, without proper regard to their qualifications
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debacle   Speak
n. a sudden failure
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deciduous   Speak
a. (of a tree or shrub) shedding its leaves annually
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down   Speak
n. a gently rolling hill
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droll   Speak
a. curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement
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dwindle   Speak
v. diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength
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enlist   Speak
v. enroll or be enrolled in the armed services
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furlough   Speak
n. leave of absence, especially that granted to a member of the armed services
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gibe   Speak
n. being compatible, similar or consistent
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glamorous   Speak
a. attractive in an exciting and special way
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grind on   Speak
v. continue for a long time in a wearying or tedious way
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gubernatorial   Speak
a. of or relating to a state governor or the office of state governor
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gyrate   Speak
v. move or cause to move in a circle or spiral, especially quickly
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gyration   Speak
n. a rapid movement in a circle or spiral; a whirling motion
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hard-core   Speak
a. the most active or committed members of a group or movement
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homeroom   Speak
n. a classroom in which a group of students assembles daily with the same teacher
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homosexual   Speak
n. a person who is sexually attracted to people of their own sex
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illusion   Speak
n. a thing that is or is likely to be wrongly perceived or interpreted
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in full swing   Speak
ad. in full operation, at the highest level of activity
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insecure   Speak
a. not confident or assured; uncertain and anxious
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intercession   Speak
n. the action of intervening on behalf of another
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irrefutably   Speak
ad. in a way that is impossible to prove wrong
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jog   Speak
v. rouse to alertness
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kneecap   Speak
v. shoot (someone) in the knee or leg as a form of punishment
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lance corporal   Speak
n. military rank, below corporal, typically the lowest non-commissioned officer
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lavish   Speak
a. sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious
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melancholy   Speak
n. a feeling of thoughtful sadness
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misdemeanor   Speak
n. a minor wrongdoing
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monger    Speak
n. someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
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muzzle    Speak
n.  the open end of the barrel of a firearm
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obscene   Speak
n. offensive or disgusting by accepted standards of morality and decency
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on the skids   Speak
ad. in a bad state; failing
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ornate   Speak
a. made in an intricate shape or decorated with complex patterns
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painstaking   Speak
a. extremely careful and correct, and involving a lot of effort
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parole   Speak
n. release of a prisoner temporarily
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penitentiary   Speak
n. a prison for people convicted of serious crimes
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plead guilty to   Speak
v. state that one is guilty of a crime before a court of law
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plush   Speak
a. richly luxurious and expensive
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post-mortem   Speak
n. a medical examination of a dead person's body in order to find out the cause of death
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preeminent   Speak
a. surpassing all others; very distinguished in some way
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proposition   Speak
n. a statement or assertion that expresses a judgment or opinion
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rambunctious   Speak
a. uncontrollably exuberant; boisterous, wild
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repeal   Speak
v. revoke or annul
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sass   Speak
v. be cheeky or rude to someone
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sequester   Speak
v. isolate or hide away (someone or something)
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sizzling   Speak
a. very hot, unbearably hot
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skeptical   Speak
a. not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations
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slug   Speak
v. be cheeky or rude to someone
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sneer   Speak
n. a contemptuous or scornful remark
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stain   Speak
n. a colored patch or dirty mark that is difficult to remove
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strife   Speak
n. angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues, conflict
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swoop   Speak
v. seize with a sweeping motion
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taint   Speak
v. contaminate or pollute something
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temple   Speak
n. the flat area on either side of the forehead
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tide waiter   Speak
n. a customs inspector at a seaport
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trespass   Speak
v. commit an offense against person or rule
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vibe   Speak
n. atmosphere of a place as communicated to and felt by others
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woe   Speak
n. great sorrow or distress
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GRE Vocabulary 2017-2018
abound  Speak
exist in large numbers or amounts

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accolade  Speak
praise; expression of approval; award
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accountability  Speak
being responsible or answerable for something; state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account
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adorn  Speak
make more beautiful or attractive

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afflict  Speak
cause pain or suffering to; affect or trouble

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allege  Speak
to assert to be true
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alleviation  Speak
easement, easing, relief

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allusion  Speak
an indirect reference
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amalgam  Speak
a combination of many different things; an alloy of mercury and other metals
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amble  Speak
walk or move at a slow, relaxed pace

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annex  Speak
append or add as an extra or subordinate part, especially to a document

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antique  Speak
having a high value because of considerable age

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appeal  Speak
an application to a higher court for a decision to be reversed

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appease  Speak
bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve
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aquifer  Speak
a body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater

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arbiter  Speak
a person who settles a dispute or has ultimate authority in a matter

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arch  Speak
a structure, consisting of a curved top on two supports, that holds the weight of something above it

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ascendant  Speak
rising, moving upward; surpassing or controlling
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aviation  Speak
art or act of flying; specifically, the science or art of directing and controlling flying-machines
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avid  Speak
enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy
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back-alley  Speak
a narrow passage behind or between buildings

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bang  Speak
sudden loud noise, as of an explosion; sudden loud blow or bump; sudden burst of action
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barista  Speak
a person whose job involves preparing and serving different types of coffee
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barrack  Speak
jeer loudly in order to express disapproval or to create a distraction

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barren  Speak
too poor to produce much or any vegetation

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bayonet  Speak
a swordlike stabbing blade that may be fixed to a rifle for use in hand-to-hand fighting

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beamline  Speak
line traveled by a particle beam in an accelerator
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bedeck  Speak
adorn or ornament in a showy fashion
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behemoth  Speak
something enormous in size or power
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benighted  Speak
in a state of intellectual or moral ignorance, typically owing to a lack of opportunity

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bias  Speak
prejudice in favor of or against one thing, usually in a way considered to be unfair

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bitumen  Speak
any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons
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blaze  Speak
brilliant burst of fire; flame
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blob  Speak
a drop of a thick liquid or other viscous substance
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bloodless  Speak
without violence or killing, lacking in spirit or vitality

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blossom  Speak
flourish or develop
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Bodhisattva  Speak
in Buddhism, a person who is able to save suffering beings

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bonnet  Speak
a protective cover or cap over a machine or object

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boon  Speak
a thing that is helpful or beneficial

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bootleg  Speak
illegal musical recording, especially one made at a concert

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botnet  Speak
a collection of compromised computers that is slowly built up then unleashed as a DDOS attack or used to send very large quantities of spam
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bound  Speak
walk or run with leaping strides

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breakneck  Speak
extremely fast, dangerously fast
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breathtaking  Speak
astonishing or awe-inspiring in quality, so as to take one's breath away
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broadsheet  Speak
newspaper having pages of standard dimensions (as opposed to a tabloid), especially one that carries serious treatment of news.
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brood  Speak
children in one family; young of certain animals
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brutalist  Speak
characterized by a deliberate plainness, crudity, or violence of imagery, especially in style of architecture or art

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brutality  Speak
savage physical violence; great cruelty

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canister  Speak
small box or case for tea, coffee, etc
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canon  Speak
a collection or list of sacred books accepted as genuine

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capably  Speak
ably, aptly, competently

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capitalization  Speak
total par value or stated value of no-par capital stock issues
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capsize  Speak
overturn or cause to overturn; turn over or upset
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capsule  Speak
detachable part of a rocket or spacecraft (usually in the nose) containing the crew's living space; small container containing a dose of medicine
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careen  Speak
to lurch or swerve while in motion; tilt on one side
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carnage  Speak
massive slaughter, as in war; massacre; corpses, especially of those killed in battle
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catapult  Speak
increase the status of something rapidly; shoot forth or launch
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catastrophic  Speak
extremely unfortunate or unsuccessful

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categorically  Speak
flatly, unconditionally

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cede  Speak
to give up, give way, give away
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cellulose  Speak
the main constituent of plant cell walls and of vegetable fibers such as cotton

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cerebral  Speak
intellectual rather than emotional
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chaos  Speak
complete disorder and confusion

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chill  Speak
an unpleasant feeling of coldness in the atmosphere

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choke  Speak
have severe difficulty in breathing

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christening  Speak
a Christian ceremony involving baptizing and naming an infant
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circuitous  Speak
of a route or journey longer than the most direct way

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cite  Speak
to quote as an authority or example
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citizenry  Speak
the group of all citizens
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clamber  Speak
climb, move, or get in or out of something in an awkward and laborious way

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clinch  Speak
confirm or settle a contract or bargain

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clog  Speak
block or become blocked with an accumulation of thick, wet matter

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comeback  Speak
a return by a well-known person to the activity he or she has formerly been successful

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comprehensive  Speak
broadly or completely covering; including a large proportion of something
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concentric  Speak
having a common center
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conduit  Speak
pipe or channel for conveying fluids; tube for enclosing electric wires or cable
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conglomerate  Speak
a number of different things or parts that are put or grouped together to form a whole but remain distinct entities

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conscious  Speak
aware of and responding to; awake

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contraption  Speak
a device that appears strange or unnecessarily complicated, and often badly made

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conventional  Speak
unimaginative; conforming to established practice or accepted standards
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coo  Speak
talk fondly, amorously, or appreciatively

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corpse  Speak
a dead body, especially of a human being rather than an animal

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corruption  Speak
dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery

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count towards  Speak
be part of what is needed to complete or achieve something

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coup  Speak
a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government

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crackle  Speak
make a succession of slight sharp snapping noises; show liveliness, energy, or intensity
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crater  Speak
to fall or crash violent from great heights, to form a crater
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credible  Speak
able to be believed; convincing

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crimp  Speak
have a limiting or adverse effect on something

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crook  Speak
person who is dishonest or a criminal

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crowdfunding  Speak
funding by many individuals pooling their money together for a common goal, usually via the Internet.
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crumple  Speak
crush something, typically paper or cloth so that it becomes wrinkled

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cuddle  Speak
hold close in one's arms as a way of showing love or affection

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cuddly  Speak
with a way of nestling together; by hugging, embracing so as to keep warm
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curriculum  Speak
all the courses of study offered by an educational institution; a group of related courses, often in a special field of study
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damning  Speak
strongly suggesting guilt or error
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dangle  Speak
hang or swing loosely

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dastardly  Speak
treacherous; given to backstabbing; in the manner of a dastard; marked by cowardice
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daze  Speak
make someone unable to think or react properly

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de facto  Speak
exercising power or serving a function without being legally or officially established; in fact or in practice; in actual use or existence
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deference  Speak
a yielding to the wishes and opinions of others
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deficiency  Speak
a lack or shortage
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deform  Speak
distort the shape or form of; make misshapen

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deposition  Speak
testimony laid or taken down in writing, under oath or affirmation, before some competent officer, and in reply to interrogatories and cross-interrogatories
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derelict  Speak
abandoned, forsaken; (of ship) abandoned at sea; dilapidated, neglected
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deride  Speak
express contempt for; ridicule

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desalination  Speak
the process of removing salt from seawater

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despise  Speak
feel a strong dislike for someone or something because of bad or no value

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despotic  Speak
autocratic; tyrannical

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destine  Speak
intend or choose for a particular purpose or end

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destitute  Speak
lacking in money, impoverished
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detriment  Speak
the state of being harmed or damaged

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devolution  Speak
the transfer or delegation of power to a lower level

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displace  Speak
take over the place, position, or role of

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disregard  Speak
pay no attention to; ignore

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disseminated  Speak
spread around; widespread; spread over a large area of a body, tissue, or organ
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dissemination  Speak
the act of spreading information (or something) widely; circulation
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divergent  Speak
tending to be different or develop in different directions

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divert  Speak
cause to change course or turn from one direction to another

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dog  Speak
track or trail persistently; hold or fasten with a mechanical device
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dole  Speak
to give out in small quantities
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dominant  Speak
most important, powerful, or influential

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doorstop book  Speak
a large, boring book, generally considered a classic

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dormant  Speak
having normal physical functions suspended or slowed down for a period of time

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doyenne  Speak
the senior, or eldest female member of a group
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drain  Speak
cause the water or other liquid in something to run out

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dwindle  Speak
diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength

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easy listening  Speak
style of music involving simple and laid-back melodies
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eerie  Speak
strange and frightening

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ego  Speak
an exaggerated sense of self-importance; appropriate pride in oneself; self-esteem
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elite  Speak
a select part of a group that is superior to the rest in terms of ability or qualities

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emaciated  Speak
thin or haggard, especially from hunger or disease
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embattled  Speak
subject to or troubled by battles, controversy or debates; prepared or armed for battle
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empathy  Speak
ability to understand and share the feelings of another

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encore  Speak
a repeated or additional performance of an item at the end of a concert

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endangerment  Speak
act of putting someone into danger, or the condition of being in danger; the exposure of someone, especially a child, to danger or harm
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entice  Speak
attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage

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esoteric  Speak
understood only by a chosen few or an enlightened inner circle; having to do with concepts that are highly theoretical and without obvious practical application; often with mystical or religious connotations
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ethnicity  Speak
common characteristics of a group of people; ethnic group; quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties
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ethos  Speak
the character or disposition of a community, group, person

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evolution  Speak
he gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form

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extravaganza  Speak
elaborate, spectacular entertainment or display; something out of rule, as in music, the drama
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famine  Speak
extreme scarcity of food

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faulty  Speak
working badly or unreliably because of imperfections

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fiddle  Speak
change something dishonestly, especially to own advantage

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first go  Speak
doing or trying someting at first

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flare up  Speak
burn brightly again; become more intense suddenly
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fledgling  Speak
young and inexperienced; like a young bird which has just developed its flight feathers
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flinch  Speak
make a quick, nervous movement of the face or body as an instinctive reaction to surprise, fear or pain

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flog  Speak
sell or offer for sale

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flounce  Speak
move in an exaggerated, bouncy manner; flounder; to make spastic motions
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foal  Speak
young horse or related animal

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foist  Speak
introduce or insert wrongfully, surreptitiously or without warrant; force another to accept especially by stealth or deceit
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foment  Speak
instigate or stir up an undesirable action

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formidable  Speak
inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large and powerful

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fortnight  Speak
after a fortnight has passed ( a fortnight is a period of 14 days or 2 weeks)
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foul  Speak
an unfair stroke of play, especially one involving interference with opponent

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franchise  Speak
an authorization granted to carry out specified commercial activities

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frantic  Speak
wild or distraught with fear, anxiety, or other emotion

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fraternity  Speak
a group of people sharing a common profession or interests
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full-on  Speak
not limited in any way, fully developed
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galvanise  Speak
shock or excite someone, typically into taking action

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garb  Speak
clothing or dress, especially of a distinctive or special kind

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geek  Speak
an unfashionable or socially inept person

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gel  Speak
a thick, clear, liquid substance, especially one used on the hair or body

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gentrification  Speak
the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste

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gestate  Speak
to develop an idea; to carry a fetus in the uterus until delivery
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Gordian knot  Speak
an extremely difficult or involved problem

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gown  Speak
long dress worn on formal occasions

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grouse  Speak
to complain or grumble
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gulag  Speak
a system of labor camps in the Soviet Union from 1930 to 1955 in which many people died

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gut  Speak
narrow passage; particularly, a narrow channel of water
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havoc  Speak
widespread destruction; devastation; disorder or chaos
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haze  Speak
force a new member to perform strenuous, humiliating, or dangerous tasks
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heed  Speak
careful attention

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helm  Speak
steer a boat or ship
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herald  Speak
be a sign that something is about to happen

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heretic  Speak
a person who differs in opinion from established religious dogma

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heron  Speak
a large fish-eating wading bird with long legs, a long S-shaped neck

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hippocampus  Speak
a ridge in the floor of each lateral ventricle of the brain that consists mainly of gray matter and has a central role in memory processes
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homily  Speak
a religious discourse that is intended primarily for spiritual edification, sermon

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hone  Speak
refine or perfect something over a period of time
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horizon  Speak
the limit of a person's mental perception or interest

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hygiene  Speak
science that deals with the promotion and preservation of health
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idiosyncrasy  Speak
a mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual

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ilk  Speak
a type of people or things similar to those already referred to

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imminent  Speak
about to happen, urgent
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impalpable  Speak
not palpable; cannot be felt; extremely fine that it cannot be perceived by touch
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impose  Speak
force something to be accepted or put in place

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impunity  Speak
exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action

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in chaos  Speak
overturned, inverted

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in earnest  Speak
with a purposeful or sincere intent
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incubator  Speak
apparatus used to maintain environmental conditions suitable for a newborn baby
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incumbent  Speak
the holder of an office or post

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indigenous  Speak
originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native

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inexplicable  Speak
difficult or impossible to explain or account for; not to be made plain or intelligible
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infest  Speak
be present in large numbers, typically so as to cause damage or disease

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infidel  Speak
a person who does not believe in religion or who adheres to a religion other than one's own

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infuse  Speak
soak in liquid to extract the flavor or healing properties

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ingest  Speak
take food or drink by swallowing or absorbing it

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ingrained  Speak
firmly fixed or established; difficult to change

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inimitably  Speak
in an impossible to reproduce or duplicate manner

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inmate  Speak
a person confined to an institution such as a prison or hospital

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insuperable  Speak
impossible to overcome

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intently  Speak
with earnest and eager attention

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intermittent  Speak
stopping and starting at intervals
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intimidate  Speak
frighten or overawe someone to make them do what one wants

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jurisprudence  Speak
theory or philosophy of law

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knell  Speak
the sound of a bell knelling; a toll
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lacklustre  Speak
lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring

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ladle  Speak
to serve something with a ladle, a deep-bowled spoon with a long, usually curved, handle
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languid  Speak
weak or faint from illness or fatigue

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lead-up  Speak
an event, point, or sequence that leads up to something else

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ledger  Speak
a book or other collection of financial accounts of a particular type

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leftist  Speak
a person who believes in or supports the political left
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legion  Speak
a unit of 3,000–6,000 men in the ancient Roman army; a vast number of people or things

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lest  Speak
with the intention of preventing something undesirable; to avoid the risk of

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levy  Speak
impose a tax, fee, or fine

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lignin  Speak
a complex substance deposited in the cell walls of plants, making plants rigid

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loiter  Speak
to stand about without any aim or purpose; to stand about idly; to linger; to hang around
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loophole  Speak
an ambiguity or inadequacy in the law or a set of rules.

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lose shirt  Speak
lose a lot of money, lose all of one's assets
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lumber  Speak
to walk or move clumsily
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magistrate  Speak
civil officer or lay judge who administers the law

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malaise  Speak
a general feeling of discomfort or illness whose cause is difficult to identify

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malfunction  Speak
a failure to function in a normal or satisfactory manner

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manifesto  Speak
a public declaration of policy and aims

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mastectomy  Speak
surgical procedure to remove of all or part of a breast
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matrix  Speak
an environment or material in which something develops; a surrounding medium or structure

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maven  Speak
an expert or connoisseur
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mawkish  Speak
excessively or falsely sentimental; showing a sickly excess of sentiment
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mettle  Speak
quality of endurance and courage; good temperament and character
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midwife  Speak
person, usually a woman, who is trained to assist women in childbirth
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mire  Speak
cause to become stuck (in mud); to weigh down
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modestly  Speak
in moderate or limited size, quantity, or range; not extremely
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momentum  Speak
impetus gained by a moving object; tendency or influence
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money-grubbing  Speak
someone does anything possible to get money

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monsoon  Speak
a seasonal prevailing wind in the region of South and Southeast Asia;

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morass  Speak
anything that entraps or makes progress difficult; a tract of soft, wet ground; a marsh
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muck  Speak
a moist sticky mixture, especially of mud and filth
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munch  Speak
eat something with a continuous and often audible action of the jaws

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mustang  Speak
American wild horse, typically small and lightly built

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nascent  Speak
emerging, coming into existence
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nasty  Speak
highly unpleasant, especially to the senses; physically nauseating

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national side  Speak
national team, sports team that is the representative of the whole nation rather than a school or club

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nectar  Speak
sweet liquid secreted by flowers of various plants; delicious or invigorating drink
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newsreel  Speak
a short film of news, formerly made for showing in a movie theater

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nip  Speak
go somewhere quickly or be somewhere for only a short time

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nix  Speak
reject or cancel; destroy or eradicate
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nobility  Speak
people of the highest social rank in a society, considered as a group

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nocturnal  Speak
relating to, or occurring in the night; most active at night
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nostalgic  Speak
reminiscent of childhood or younger years; homesick; unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things or persons
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nudge  Speak
push slightly or gently, especially with the elbow

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nullification  Speak
cancelling something;
when one thing overcomes or overrides another

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obnoxious  Speak
extremely unpleasant

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occupant  Speak
a person who resides or is present in a house

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off the cards  Speak
hardly or never to happen
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offence  Speak
a breach of a law or rule; an illegal act

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on track  Speak
proceeding as planned, as expected, or in a manner consistent with an established pattern
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onerous  Speak
imposing or constituting a physical, mental, or figurative load which can be borne only with effort
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Orwellian  Speak
characterized by use of misleading terminology, propaganda, censorship, and surveillance etc. described by author George Orwell, particularly in his dystopian novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four"
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outfit  Speak
a group that works as a team

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overhaul  Speak
take apart in order to examine it and repair it if necessary

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pachinko  Speak
a Japanese form of pinball

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palpable  Speak
able to be touched or felt
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pandemonium  Speak
very noisy place; state of extreme confusion and disorder
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panther  Speak
a leopard, especially a black one

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parsimonious  Speak
sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; stingy
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pawn  Speak
an object left as security for money lent

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perceive  Speak
become aware or conscious of; come to realize or understand

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perennially  Speak
continually; without ceasing; year after year
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perk  Speak
money, goods, or other benefit to which one is entitled as an employee or as a shareholder

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phantom  Speak
unreal image, ghost
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philanthropy  Speak
effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind, as by charitable aid or donations
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pilgrim  Speak
a person who journeys to a sacred place for religious reasons

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pinball  Speak
a game in which small metal balls are shot across a sloping board

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plagiarism  Speak
the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own

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platelet  Speak
a small colorless disk-shaped cell fragment, found in large numbers in blood and involved in clotting

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pledge  Speak
a person who has promised to join a fraternity or sorority
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plume  Speak
a long, soft feather or arrangement of feathers used by a bird for display

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plummet  Speak
fall or drop straight down at high speed

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polymer  Speak
a substance that has a molecular structure consisting of a large number of similar units bonded together

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poster child  Speak
typical or good example of something

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potassium  Speak
chemical element of atomic number 19, a soft silvery-white reactive metal of the alkali metal group
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potent  Speak
having great power, influence, or effect

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preeminent  Speak
surpassing all others; very distinguished in some way

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prequel  Speak
a literary, dramatic, or cinematic work whose narrative takes place before that of a preexisting work or a sequel
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prioritize  Speak
designate or treat something as more important than other things

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proactive  Speak
acting in advance to deal with an expected difficulty
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prodigious  Speak
remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree

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promptly  Speak
at exactly a specified time; punctually

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proponent  Speak
person who advocates a theory, proposal, or project

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proverbial  Speak
of a word or phrase referred to in a proverb or idiom

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pugnacious  Speak
naturally aggressive or hostile; combative; belligerent
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pummel  Speak
strike repeatedly, typically with the fists

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punter  Speak
a person who gambles, places a bet, or makes a risky investment

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rancour  Speak
feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
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rankle  Speak
to cause irritation or resentment, to embitter
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recrimination  Speak
mutual accusations
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rectal  Speak
related to the terminal part of the large intestine
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redeem  Speak
gain or regain possession of something in exchange for payment

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reed  Speak
any of various types of tall stiff perennial grass-like plants growing together in groups near water; the hollow stem of these plants
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refrain  Speak
hold oneself back; forbear; keep one's self from action or interference
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regard  Speak
matter; point; particular; consideration; condition; respect
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renegade  Speak
a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles

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resemblance  Speak
similarity in appearance or external or superficial details
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restitution  Speak
reparation made by giving a compensation for loss or damage caused; indemnification
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resuscitate  Speak
restore consciousness, vigor, or life to; stir up anew; revivify; revive; particularly, to recover from apparent death
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retiree  Speak
a person who has retired from full-time work

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revamp  Speak
renovate, revise, improve or renew; to patch
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reveal  Speak
make previously secret information known to others

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rid  Speak
make someone or something free of a troublesome person or thing

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risotto  Speak
Italian food of rice cooked with other ingredients such as meat and vegetables

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rivalry  Speak
state of trying to defeat or be more successful than another

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rogue  Speak
a dishonest or unprincipled man

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roughly  Speak
in a manner lacking refinement and precision
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run along  Speak
be in line with; form a line along

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sacrilege  Speak
violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred

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scapegoat  Speak
a person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others

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scorched-earth  Speak
a military policy in which everything in an area are destroyed so that enemy cannot use them

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scrap  Speak
a small piece of something, especially one that is left over after the greater part has been used

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scrubland  Speak
land consisting of scrub vegetation

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scrutinize  Speak
examine or observe with great care; inspect critically
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seepage  Speak
the slow escape of a liquid or gas through porous material or small holes

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seismic  Speak
of or relating to earthquakes or other vibrations of the earth and its crust

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shale  Speak
soft rock that can be split easily into fragile slabs

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shine a light  Speak
metaphorically put the spotlight on an issue or subject so that others will notice it

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sideways  Speak
to, toward, or from the side

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silver iodide  Speak
a yellow insoluble powder, used in photography and artificial rainmaking

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slam  Speak
shut something forcefully and loudly

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slate  Speak
thin, flat piece, for roofing or covering houses; a list of candidates
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sleet  Speak
a mixture of rain and snow or hail; rain which freezes before reaching the ground
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slender  Speak
gracefully thin; barely sufficient in amount

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sloppy  Speak
casual and loose-fitting

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snap  Speak
break or cause to break suddenly and completely

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snippet  Speak
a small piece or brief extract

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snort  Speak
make a sudden sound through one's nose

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soulmate  Speak
a person ideally suited to another as a close friend

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sovereignty  Speak
supremacy of authority or rule
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Soviet Union  Speak
a single-party Marxist-Leninist state, existed from 1922 until 1991

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sparkle  Speak
shine brightly with flashes of light

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speculation  Speak
conclusion, opinion, or theory reached by conjecture; reasoning based on inconclusive evidence
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spill  Speak
flow, run, or fall out, over, or off and become wasted, scattered, or lost
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sputter  Speak
to spit out hastily by quick, successive efforts, with a spluttering sound; to utter hastily and confusedly, without control over the organs of speech
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stagnation  Speak
inactivity, lack of action
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stalk  Speak
walk with a stiff, haughty, or angry gait; go through in pursuit of prey or quarry
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starchy  Speak
very formal and serious in behavior

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stark  Speak
severe or bare in appearance or outline

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stewardship  Speak
the position and duties of a steward (a person who acts for someone else, usually by managing property or financial affairs)
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strained  Speak
not relaxed or comfortable; tense or uneasy

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strand  Speak
drive or leave a boat or sea creature aground on a shore

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stratosphere  Speak
region of the uppermost atmosphere, extends from 15 kilometers to 50 kilometers approximately
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subversive  Speak
intending to subvert, overturn or undermine a government or authority
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succulent  Speak
plants which have soft and juicy leaves or stems, such as a cactus
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surveillance  Speak
close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal

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swear someone in  Speak
administer an oath to someone who then officially begins in office

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synod  Speak
an ecclesiastic council or meeting to consult on church matters
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take a drag  Speak
inhale smoke from something, especially a cigarette
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tally  Speak
calculate the total number of

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tantalisingly  Speak
in attractive, alluring, or tempting

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tat  Speak
tasteless or shoddy clothes, jewelry, or ornaments

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tectonic  Speak
of or relating to the structure of the earth's crust

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tedium  Speak
the state of being tedious

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tepid  Speak
lacking emotional warmth or enthusiasm, moderately warm
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terrain  Speak
a stretch of land, especially with regard to its physical features

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terrestrial  Speak
of, on, or relating to the earth

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tilt  Speak
move or cause to move into a sloping position

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tinker  Speak
attempt to repair or improve something in a casual or desultory way, often to no useful effect

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tormenter  Speak
one who or that which causes pain or anguish; a cause of suffering or great distress
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tout  Speak
to promote or praise energetically; publicize
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transfix  Speak
cause someone to become motionless with horror, wonder, or astonishment

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traumatize  Speak
wound or injure a tissue, as in a surgical operation
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treacherous  Speak
guilty of or involving betrayal or deception

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tribute  Speak
gift, payment, declaration, or other acknowledgment of gratitude, respect, or admiration
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trifling  Speak
unimportant or trivial

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trot out  Speak
(informal) to bring out and show for inspection
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truffle  Speak
a strong-smelling underground fungus that resembles an irregular, rough-skinned potato

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turquoise  Speak
a greenish-blue color

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tweak  Speak
improve system by making fine adjustments to it

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typhoon  Speak
a tropical storm in the region of the Indian or western Pacific oceans

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ubiquitous  Speak
present, appearing, or found everywhere

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undone  Speak
not tied or fastened;
not done or finished

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unicycle  Speak
a cycle with a single wheel, typically used by acrobats

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up sticks  Speak
take all the things that you own and go and live in a different place

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uptight  Speak
anxious or angry in a tense and overly controlled way

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urbane  Speak
polite, refined, courteous and elegant in manner
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usher  Speak
cause or mark the start of something new

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vantage  Speak
a place or position affording a good view of something
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vantage point  Speak
a place or position that gives a good view
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vaunted  Speak
highly or widely praised or boasted about
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verdict  Speak
a decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case or an inquest

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vicious  Speak
deliberately cruel or violent
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vigilant  Speak
watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert
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vigilante  Speak
a member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community

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vigorous  Speak
physically strong and active
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visceral  Speak
Instinctive; having to do with the response of the body as opposed to the intellect
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vital  Speak
absolutely necessary or important; essential

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wag  Speak
a person who makes facetious jokes

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wasp  Speak
any of many types of stinging flying insect
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waterlog  Speak
make a boat heavy and in danger of sinking by flooding with water; saturate something with water
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well-pressed  Speak
thoroughly or skilfully pressed

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woman about town  Speak
a socially active, sophisticated woman who frequents fashionable nightclubs, theaters, or restaurants
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wristband  Speak
a strip of material worn around the wrist

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yuppie  Speak
a well-paid young middle-class professional who has a luxurious lifestyle

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