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besmirch: Read
/bɪ'smɜrtʃ/ v.
soil, smear so as to make dirty or stained

bizarre: Read
/bɪ'zɑr(r)/ a. Syn. fantastic
fantastic; violently contrasting; strangely unconventional in style or appearance

blandishment: Read
/'blændɪʃmənt/ n. Syn. flattery
flattery; speech or action expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart

blight: Read
/blaɪt/ v.
blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate

bombastic: Read
/bɒm'bæstɪk/ a. Syn. pompous
pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning

bucolic: Read
/bju:'kɒlɪk/ a. Syn. rustic; pastoral
rustic; pastoral; agricultural; relating to country affairs, or to shepherd's life and occupation

bulwark: Read
/'bʊlwək/ n.
earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends

cabal: Read
/kə'bæl/ n.
small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests

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acrimonious  Speak
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bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
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refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
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sad; cheerless; gloomy; hopeless or not expecting
allay  Speak
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carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect
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prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive
allure  Speak
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feeling of deep regret; strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt
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attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive
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refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
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contradict; give a false impression
analogy  Speak
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
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intended to confuse in an argument
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person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people
aristocracy  Speak
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hereditary nobility; privileged class
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intense state of fear or dismay; astonishment combined with terror
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
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shrink or recoil, as in fear, disgust or embarrassment; bend or crouch with base humility
asylum  Speak
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having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
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place of refuge or shelter; protection
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greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
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of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; of the greatest importance
avarice  Speak
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greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
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expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
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god; divinity; supernatural things
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give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve
banal  Speak
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confuse; frustrate by throwing into disorder; embarrass
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give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
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of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; of the greatest importance
captious  Speak
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intended to confuse in an argument
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
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having hidden meaning; mystifying; using code or cipher
chicanery  Speak
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carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect
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mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry
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feeling of deep regret; strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt
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opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
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/ækrɪ'moʊnɪəs/ a. Syn. rancorous
bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner


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/'eɪlɪəneɪt/ v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate
cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally


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/'ænɪməs/ n. Syn. enmity; disposition
feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition


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/æprə'beɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. approval
expression of warm approval; praise


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/bə'nɑrl/;/'beɪnl/ a. Syn. dull; commonplace; trite
obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality


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/'bʌmpʃəs/ a.
offensively self-assertive; liable to give or take offense; forward; pushing


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/kə'kɒfənəs/ a. Syn. discordant; inharmonious
discordant; inharmonious; sounding harshly; ill-sounding


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/'sɜrkəmspɛkt/ a. Syn. prudent; cautious
carefully aware of all circumstances; cautious


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/kə'lu:ʒ(ə)n/ n.
secret agreement for an illegal purpose; conspiracy


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/kɒmpɛn'seɪʃ(ə)n/ n.
something given or received as payment as for a service or loss or injury


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