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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amalgam   Speak
n. a combination of many different things; an alloy of mercury and other metals
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appease   Speak
v. bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve
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barista   Speak
n. a person whose job involves preparing and serving different types of coffee
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bawdy   Speak
a. dealing with sexual matters in a comical way; humorously indecent
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blare   Speak
v. make or cause to make a loud, harsh sound
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blaze   Speak
n. brilliant burst of fire; flame
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blob   Speak
n. a drop of a thick liquid or other viscous substance
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blossom   Speak
v. flourish or develop
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botnet   Speak
n. 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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cringe-worthy   Speak
a. causing feelings of embarrassment or awkwardness
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damning   Speak
a. strongly suggesting guilt or error
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deficiency   Speak
n. a lack or shortage
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disseminated   Speak
a. spread around; widespread; spread over a large area of a body, tissue, or organ
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droll   Speak
a. curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement
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extravaganza   Speak
n. elaborate, spectacular entertainment or display; something out of rule, as in music, the drama
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fraternity   Speak
n. a group of people sharing a common profession or interests
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full-on   Speak
a. not limited in any way, fully developed
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furlough   Speak
n. leave of absence, especially that granted to a member of the armed services
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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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gut   Speak
n. narrow passage; particularly, a narrow channel of water
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gyrate   Speak
v. move or cause to move in a circle or spiral, especially quickly
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hard-core   Speak
a. the most active or committed members of a group or movement
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helm   Speak
v. steer a boat or ship
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hippocampus   Speak
n. 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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homosexual   Speak
n. a person who is sexually attracted to people of their own sex
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hone   Speak
v. refine or perfect something over a period of time
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imminent   Speak
a. about to happen, urgent
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insecure   Speak
a. not confident or assured; uncertain and anxious
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irrefutably   Speak
ad. in a way that is impossible to prove wrong
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lavish   Speak
a. sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious
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lose shirt   Speak
v. lose a lot of money, lose all of one's assets
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misdemeanor   Speak
n. a minor wrongdoing
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modestly   Speak
ad. in moderate or limited size, quantity, or range; not extremely
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ornate   Speak
a. made in an intricate shape or decorated with complex patterns
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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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pledge   Speak
n. a person who has promised to join a fraternity or sorority
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plush   Speak
a. richly luxurious and expensive
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potassium   Speak
n. chemical element of atomic number 19, a soft silvery-white reactive metal of the alkali metal group
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prequel   Speak
n. a literary, dramatic, or cinematic work whose narrative takes place before that of a preexisting work or a sequel
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resuscitate   Speak
v. restore consciousness, vigor, or life to; stir up anew; revivify; revive; particularly, to recover from apparent death
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sass   Speak
v. be cheeky or rude to someone
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slug   Speak
v. be cheeky or rude to someone
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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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take a drag   Speak
v. inhale smoke from something, especially a cigarette
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traumatize   Speak
v. wound or injure a tissue, as in a surgical operation
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trespass   Speak
v. commit an offense against person or rule
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woe   Speak
n. great sorrow or distress
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GRE Vocabulary 2017-2018
abate  Speak
reduce in amount or intensity; to put an end to
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abound  Speak
exist in large numbers or amounts

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abuzz  Speak
in a buzz; buzzing; characterized by excessive gossip or activity
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acclaim  Speak
enthusiastic applause; expression of approval or applause
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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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aide  Speak
assistant, adjutant, auxiliary

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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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amble  Speak
walk or move at a slow, relaxed pace

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androgyny  Speak
quality of possessing characteristics of both males and females
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anecdote  Speak
a short account or story of an incident used to support an argument; short account of an incident, often humorous.
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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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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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arsenal  Speak
a store or supply of anything; a stock of weapons; a military establishment for the storage, development, manufacturing, testing, or repairing of weapons and war material
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ascendant  Speak
rising, moving upward; surpassing or controlling
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aspirational  Speak
being ambitious and desiring success
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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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backburner  Speak
a state of inaction or suspension; a position of relatively little importance.

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backhoe  Speak
piece of excavating equipment consisting of a digging bucket or scoop on the end of an articulated arm; drawn backwards to move earth
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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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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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bear down on  Speak
move quickly towards someone in a determined and threatening way

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beatify  Speak
to make blissful or happy; to make someone worthy of religious veneration (e.g. as a saint)
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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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bemoan  Speak
to complain about; to dismay or worry about something
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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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bespoke  Speak
individually or custom made, custom made to specification
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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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bipartisan  Speak
of or involving the agreement of two parties that usually oppose each other's policies

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bitcoin  Speak
a digital currency in which transactions can be performed without the need for a central bank

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bitumen  Speak
any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons
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bloodless  Speak
without violence or killing, lacking in spirit or vitality

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Bodhisattva  Speak
in Buddhism, a person who is able to save suffering beings

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bonanza  Speak
a mine rich with gold or silver or other valuable yields
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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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bound  Speak
walk or run with leaping strides

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breakneck  Speak
extremely fast, dangerously fast
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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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cattle call  Speak
an audition which is open to the public and thus draws a large number of applicants, many of whom are inexperienced
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caveat  Speak
a qualification or exception; a warning
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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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charismatic  Speak
having extraordinary personal charm or magnetism
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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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circumscribed  Speak
enclosed in or subject to limits
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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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compromise  Speak
to breach a secure system
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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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confectioner  Speak
manufacturer of or dealer in confections, that is, sweet food items
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conflate  Speak
bring things together and fuse them into a single entity; to mix together different elements
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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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contend  Speak
to strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to fight
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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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couch  Speak
to phrase in a particular style, to use specific wording; to conceal, to hide
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count towards  Speak
be part of what is needed to complete or achieve something

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countermand  Speak
to revoke (a former command); to cancel or rescind by giving an order contrary to one previously given
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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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culmination  Speak
Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc; the attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavenly body
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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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curtail  Speak
to limit or restrict, to shorten or abridge; to truncate
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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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deductible  Speak
a specified amount of money that the insured must pay before an insurance company will pay a claim

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deference  Speak
a yielding to the wishes and opinions of others
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deform  Speak
distort the shape or form of; make misshapen

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defunct  Speak
no longer existing or functioning.

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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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descend  Speak
to make an attack, or incursion, as if from a vantage ground; to come suddenly and with violence; to pass from a higher to a lower place; to move downwards
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designate  Speak
to mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description
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despise  Speak
feel a strong dislike for someone or something because of bad or no value

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despondent  Speak
in low spirits from loss of hope or courage
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despotic  Speak
autocratic; tyrannical

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despotism  Speak
government by a singular authority, either a single person or tight-knit group, which rules with absolute power
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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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diligence  Speak
conscientiousness or determination or perseverance when doing something
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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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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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dividend  Speak
a payment of money by a company to its shareholders, usually made periodically
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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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domicile  Speak
the country that a person treats as their permanent home, or lives in and has a substantial connection with

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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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dotard  Speak
an old person, especially one who has become weak or senile.

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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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draughtsman  Speak
person skilled at drawing engineering or architectural plans
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duly  Speak
in accordance with what is required or appropriate

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dwindle  Speak
diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength

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dystopian  Speak
characterized by human suffering or misery; characteristic of a dystopia ( a miserable, dysfunctional state or society)
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easy listening  Speak
style of music involving simple and laid-back melodies
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edifice  Speak
building; a structure; an architectural fabric, especially an imposing one; a large or fine building, public or private
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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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embrace  Speak
accept, include (idea or principle); hug, put arms around
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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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epicurean  Speak
pursuing pleasure, especially in reference to food or comfort; devoted to luxurious living
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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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establishment  Speak
the ruling class or authority group in a society; especially, an entrenched authority dedicated to preserving the status quo
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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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excoriate  Speak
to strongly denounce or censure; to wear off the skin of; to chafe or flay
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exodus  Speak
a mass departure of people, especially emigrants

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exploit  Speak
to use for one’s own advantage; to draw illegitimate profits from
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famine  Speak
extreme scarcity of food

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farce  Speak
a situation abounding with ludicrous incidents
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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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finagle  Speak
obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect, crafty or deceitful methods
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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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frustrate  Speak
to hinder or thwart; to disappoint or defeat
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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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gentrify  Speak
renewal and rebuilding in deteriorating areas due to the influx of middle class or affluent people, which often displaces previous, poorer residents
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gestate  Speak
to develop an idea; to carry a fetus in the uterus until delivery
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gondola  Speak
a light flat-bottomed boat used on Venetian canals
an enclosed cabin suspended from an overhead cable to transport passengers

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Gordian knot  Speak
an extremely difficult or involved problem

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gouache  Speak
thick, opaque watercolour paint made with gum containing an inert white pigment to make it opaque; painting created with this type of paint
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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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havoc  Speak
widespread destruction; devastation; disorder or chaos
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heed  Speak
careful attention

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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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heuristic  Speak
something that solves a problem more quickly but may not necessarily arrive at an optimal solution
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homily  Speak
a religious discourse that is intended primarily for spiritual edification, sermon

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horizon  Speak
the limit of a person's mental perception or interest

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humdrum  Speak
lacking variety or excitement; dull; boring
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hunker  Speak
take shelter; crouch or squat close to the ground
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hurtle  Speak
move or cause to move at a great speed, typically in a wildly uncontrolled manner

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hygiene  Speak
science that deals with the promotion and preservation of health
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ideologue  Speak
person advocating some ideology, especially as an official or the most eminent advocate
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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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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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iterate  Speak
to perform or repeat an action on each item in a set or on the results of each such prior action
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jittery  Speak
nervy, jumpy, on edge
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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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leverage  Speak
any influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage; a force compounded by means of a lever rotating around a pivot
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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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liquidity  Speak
the degree to which it can be easily converted into cash; an asset's property of being able to be sold without affecting its value
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lob  Speak
throw or hit (a ball or missile) in a high arc.

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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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lumber  Speak
to walk or move clumsily
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lure  Speak
tempt a person or an animal to do something or to go somewhere

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magistrate  Speak
civil officer or lay judge who administers the law

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makeshift  Speak
serving as a temporary substitute; sufficient for the time being

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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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matinee  Speak
a showing of a movie or theatrical performance in the afternoon
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matrix  Speak
an environment or material in which something develops; a surrounding medium or structure

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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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mighty  Speak
possessing great and impressive power or strength

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militarisation  Speak
the process by which a society organizes itself for military conflict and violence

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mire  Speak
cause to become stuck (in mud); to weigh down
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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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muon  Speak
an unstable subatomic particle of the same class as an electron, but with a mass around 200 times greater

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mustang  Speak
American wild horse, typically small and lightly built

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myriad  Speak
constituting a very large number; innumerable
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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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obscene  Speak
offensive or disgusting by accepted standards of morality and decency

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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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ore  Speak
rock that contains valuable materials, such as metals or gems
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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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palatial  Speak
like a palace; grand and rich
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pandemonium  Speak
very noisy place; state of extreme confusion and disorder
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panoramic  Speak
provided with a very broad or wide view
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panther  Speak
a leopard, especially a black one

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paragon  Speak
a model of excellence or perfection
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paramour  Speak
a lover; an illicit lover (either male or female)
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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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perfunctory  Speak
performed mechanically and as a thing of rote; done in a careless and superficial manner; characterized by indifference
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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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pervasive  Speak
penetrating or affecting everything; manifested throughout; permeating
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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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pinch  Speak
grip something tightly and sharply between finger and thumb

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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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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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potent  Speak
having great power, influence, or effect

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predominate  Speak
common or widespread; prevalent
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preeminent  Speak
surpassing all others; very distinguished in some way

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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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provenance  Speak
the place of origin or earliest known history of something

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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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pundit  Speak
a learned man, a source of opinion, a critic
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punter  Speak
a person who gambles, places a bet, or makes a risky investment

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putative  Speak
commonly believed or deemed to be the case; accepted by supposition rather than as a result of proof
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ramshackle  Speak
in disrepair or disorder; poorly maintained; lacking upkeep, usually of buildings or vehicles
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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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ransomware  Speak
a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.

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raucous  Speak
Harsh and rough-sounding; disorderly and boisterous.
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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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rectitude  Speak
rightness of principle or practice; exact conformity to truth, or to the rules prescribed for moral conduct, either by divine or human laws; uprightness of mind; uprightness; integrity; honesty; justice
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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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reimbursement  Speak
the act of compensating someone for an expense
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renegade  Speak
a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles

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reprehensible  Speak
blameworthy, censurable, guilty
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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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resurrection  Speak
the act of rising from the dead

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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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riddle  Speak
make many holes in someone or something, especially with gunshot

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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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run along  Speak
be in line with; form a line along

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rye  Speak
grass grown extensively as a grain, a cover crop and a forage crop

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sacrilege  Speak
violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred

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salvage  Speak
rescue a wrecked or disabled ship or its cargo from loss at sea

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

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schism  Speak
a split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties

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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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security  Speak
property temporarily relinquished to guarantee repayment of a loan; something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation or law
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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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sleight-of-hand  Speak
skill of using quick and clever movements of the hands for entertainment or deception; performance using such techniques, such as jugglery or magic; legerdemain
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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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sluggish  Speak
slow or having little motion; habitually idle and lazy; inactive
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snap  Speak
break or cause to break suddenly and completely

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snap election  Speak
an election called earlier than expected

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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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spruce  Speak
to arrange neatly; tidy up; to make oneself spruce (neat and elegant in appearance)
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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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stricken  Speak
removed or rubbed out; disabled or incapacitated by something; struck by something
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subsidize  Speak
to aid or promote a private enterprise with public money (e.g. government grants)
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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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sumo  Speak
a Japanese form of heavyweight wrestling

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sumptuous  Speak
magnificent, luxurious, extremely good; costly; expensive
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surreptitious  Speak
stealthy, furtive, well hidden, covert
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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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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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technocratic  Speak
related to a technocracy, that is, system of governance where people who are skilled or proficient govern in their respective areas of expertise. It's a type of meritocracy based on people's ability and knowledge in a given area
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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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teem  Speak
be full of or swarming with
pour down; fall heavily

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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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traction  Speak
popular support; grip; the adhesive friction of a wheel etc on a surface
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transfix  Speak
cause someone to become motionless with horror, wonder, or astonishment

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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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tuck in  Speak
push, fold so as to hide them;
eat food heartily

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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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underscore  Speak
to emphasize or draw attention to; to underline
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undone  Speak
not tied or fastened;
not done or finished

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unfathomable  Speak
incapable of being fully explored or understood

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

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unmoor  Speak
unfix or unsecure; release for anchoring
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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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vagary  Speak
erratic notion or action; an impulsive or illogical desire; a caprice
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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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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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watershed  Speak
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers

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well-pressed  Speak
thoroughly or skilfully pressed

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well-studied  Speak
proceeding or resulting from careful study; carefully designed or contrived

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whiff  Speak
a slight sign of something; a brief, gentle breeze; an odour carried briefly through the air
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worried well  Speak
users of medical or psychiatric services who are not suffering from any diagnosable disease
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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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