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PUNDIT

EXPERT, AUTHORITY, SPECIALIST, WHIZ, SAGE, MASTER

ADVERSITY

MISFORTUNE, HARD TIMES, TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS, SUFFERING, HARDSHIPS

COMPOSURE

THE STATE OF BEING CALM, CONTROLLED, COOL, POISED, TRANQUIL

STIMULUS

BOOST, INCENTIVE, MOTIVATION, PROMPT, IMPETUS, SHOT IN THE ARM

CAMARADERIE

FELLOWSHIP, FRIENDSHIP, TEAM SPIRIT, ESPRIT DE CORPS, FRATERNITY

CRITERION

MEASURE, GAUGE, TEST, STANDARD, SPECIFICATION, BENCHMARK

CONFORMITY

COMPLIANCE, AGREEMENT, PARALLEL, GO ALONG WITH, SIMILARITY

RATIONALE

LOGIC, REASONING, ARGUMENT, CASE, JUSTIFICATION

PROXIMITY

CLOSENESS, NEARNESS, VICINITY, PROPINQUITY

RELEVANCE

CONNECTION, APPROPRIATENESS, PERTINENCE

PLASTIC

BENDABLE, MOLDABLE, EASILY SHAPED, WORKABLE. PLIANT

PERSEVERE

STAY THE COURSE, PERSIST, CONTINUE, CARRY ON, HANG IN THERE

ABSTAIN

REFUSE, DECLINE, GO WITHOUT, REFRAIN FROM, GIVE UP

PROTAGONIST

MAIN CAHRACTER, HERO, LEADING CHARACTER

FUGITIVE

ESCAPEE, RUNAWAY, DESERTER, REFUGEE, ON THE RUN, ON THE LAM

UNPARRALLELED

UNEQUALLED, SECOND TO NONE, UNSURPASSED, UNIQUE, EXCEPTIONAL

BELATED

OVERDUE, LATE, BEHIND TIME, DELAYED, TARDY, NOT PUNCTUAL

STAGNATE

BECOME STALE, STAND STILL, STOP FLOWING, INACTIVE, DULL

TREACHEROUS

UNTRUSTWORTHY, DISLOYAL, DANGEROUS, UNRELIABLE

RECIPROCATE

RESPOND IN KIND, RETURN THE FAVOR, MATCH EQUAL

ARCHETYPE

TYPICAL, MODEL, RECURRENT MOTIF IN LITERATURE, STEREOTYPE, PROTOTYPE

MOTIF

THEME, IDEA, CONCEPT, SUBJECT, TOPIC, ELEMENT

RITUAL

CEREMONY, RITE, SACRAMENT, SERVICE, OBSERVANCE, PRACTICE, CUSTOM

PREDOMINANT

MAIN, CHIEF, CENTRAL, MOST IMPORTANT, KEY, SUPERIOR

DURABLE

HARD-WEARING, LONG-LASTING, HEAVY-DUTY, TOUGH, STRONG, STURDY

TERRESTRIAL

EARTHLY, WORLDLY, MUNDANE, LAND, EARTHBOUND

COMPETENT

CAPABLE, ABLE, ACCOMPLISHED, EXPERT, ACCEPTABLE

PERCEPTIVE

INSIGHTFUL, SENSITIVE, SHARP-WITTED, OBSERVANT, INTELLIGENT, KEEN

FRATERNIZE

SOCIALIZE, KEEP COMPANY, ASSOCIATE, HANG OUT WITH

TOLERANT

OPEN-MINDED, UNBIASED, PATIENT, FORGIVING, INDULGENT, ACCEPTING

MERCURIAL

SPASTIC, ERRATIC, UNPREDICTABLE, CHANGEABLE, IMPULSIVE

REVERE

RESPECT, ADMIRE, THINK HIGHLY OF, PUT ON A PEDESTAL

SUPERFICIAL

ON THE SURFACE, LIGHT-WEIGHT, SHALLOW, EMPTY, SURFACE

COLLABORATE

JOIN FORCES, TEAM UP, COMBINE, ALLY, POOL RESOURCES, PUT HEADS TOGETHER

DIVINATION

PROPHECY, FORTUNE-TELLING, PREDICTION, SOOTHSAYING, ESP

CURTAIL

REDUCE, CUT SHORT, RESTRICT, LIMIT, CURB, DECREASE

OBSOLETE

OUT OF DATE, DISCONTINUED, OLD-FASHIONED, UNFASHIONABLE, ARCHAIC

LITHE

THIN, SUPPLE, GRACEFUL, FLEXIBLE

NOCTURNAL

OF THE NIGHT, ACTIVE AT NIGHT

SEQUENTIAL

IN LOGICAL ORDER, ARRANGED IN SERIES

TRANQUILITY

PEACEFULNESS, RESTFULNESS, CALM, QUIET, SERENE, COMPOSED

DISCERN

DETECT, NOTICE, OBSERVE, IDENTIFY, RECOGNIZE

DESTITUTE

PENNILESS, IMPOVERISHED, POOR, NEEDY, LACKING, DEPRIVED OF

COGNIZANT

AWARE OF, KNOWING, MINDFUL

BENEVOLENT

WELL MEANING, KINDHEARTED, GENEROUS, KIND, HUMANITARIAN

PREDATORY

PREYING ON OTHERS, VULTUROUS, EXPLOITATIVE, OPPRESSIVE

DILIGENT

HARD-WORKING, THOROUGH, TIRELESS, DEDICATED, COMMITTED, CONSCIENTIOUS

TRITE

CORNY, CHEESY, OVERUSED, CLICHED, UNIMAGINATIVE

DIVULGE

TO DISCLOSE, TELL, REVEAL, UNCOVER, MAKE PUBLIC, LET SLIP

REMORSE

GUILT, DEEP REGRET, CONTRITION, PANGS OF CONSCIENCE

MEDIATE

TO MAKE PEACE, SETTLE, MEND, RECONCILE, ARBITRATE, INTERCEDE

DIVERGE

SEPARATE, PART, DIVIDE, DISAGREE, VEER, STRAY

STRENUOUS

DIFFICULT, HARD, DEMANDING, EXHAUSTING, BACK-BREAKING, TIRING

RECUPERATE

RECOVER, GET WELL, CONVALESCE, REGAIN STRENGTH

TRANSLUCENT

SEMI-TRANSPARENT, SHEER, ALLOWING LIGHT TO SHINE THROUGH

ARABLE

FARMABLE, CULTIVATABLE, FERTILE, PRODUCTIVE, SUITABLE FOR CROPS

CONCISE

BRIEF, SHORT AND TO THE POINT, ABRIDGED, CONDENSED, ABBREVIATED

ELUSIVE

HARD TO FIND, EVASIVE, SLIPPERY, AMBIGUOUS, ESCAPING

NURTURE

OPPOSITE OF NATURE, CULTIVATE, GROW, TAKE CARE OF, SUPPORT, BRING UP, RAISE, STRENGTHEN

NOVICE

BEGINNER, LEARNER, STUDENT, NEWCOMER, APPRENTICE, NEWBIE

SAGACIOUS

WISE AND KNOWLEDGABLE

AMICABLE

FRIENDLY AND COMFORTABLE

PROFICIENT

SKILLED AND ACCOMPLISHED AT SOMETHING

AMBIVALENT

WITHOUT FEELING ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

LETHARGIC

WITHOUT ENERGY OR LIVELINESS

RESILIENT

BOUNCING BACK AFTER AN ADVERSITY

SUBSTANTIATED

STRENGTHENED WITH PROOF AND EVIDENCE

EXPEDITE

TO MAKE SOMETHING GO MUCH MORE SMOOTHLY OR QUICKLY

VICARIOUS

EXPERIENCING SOMETHING THROUGH SOMEONE ELSE

EXUBERANT

HIGH SPIRITED, ENTHHUSIASTIC

PLUNDER

VERB: TO LOOT, RAVAGE, DEVASTATE, STEAL, LAY WASTE, RANSACK
NOUN: PILLAGING, PLUNDERING, RAIDING, BOOTY, SPOILS, ILL-GOTTEN, GOODS

SQUALL

STORM, GUST, GALE, BLOW, BLAST, RUSH

DISPATCH

VERB: FINISH QUICKLY, EXPEDITE, SETTLE, PUT TO DEATH, EXTERMINATE
NOUN: SENDING, PODTING, E-MAIL, COMMUNICATION, LETTER, EXECUTION

TITANIC

OF GREAT SIZE OR STRENGTH, HUGE, ENORMOUS, GIGANTIC, MIGHTY

ASSUAGE

TO CALM, PACIFY, SUBDUE, APPEASE, DIMINISH, RELIEVE, MODERATE

BEREFT

ROBBED OF, STRIPPED OF, DEPRIVED, WANTING, IN NEED OF, WITHOUT

INSIDIOUS

STEALTHY, CUNNING, UNDERHANDED, INDIRECT, SNEAKY, TREACHEROUS, CRAFTY

INCREDULOUS

DISBELIEVING, SKEPTICAL, CYNICAL, SUSPICIOUS, UNCONVINCED

BEMUSE

TO STUPEFY OR BEWILDER, TO CONFUSE, TO PUZZLE, TO MUDDLE

MAUDLIN

OVEREMOTIONAL, TEARFUL, SCHMALTZY, CHEESY, CORNY, SENTIMENTAL

INVARIABLE

NEVER CHANGING, CONSTANT

DISCREDIT

TO RUIN SOMEBODY'S REPUTATION, TO DISHONOR

VALIDATE

TO PROVE UP OR SUBSTANTIATE WITH FACTS

EUPHORIC

HAPPY, JOYFUL, IN A TRANCE

PRESUMPTUOUS

TAKING LIBETIRES, OVERCONFIDENT, BRAZEN, RUDE

UTILITARIAN

USEFUL, SENSIBLE, PLAIN

ENCROACH

TO INVADE SOMEONE'S PERSONAL SPACE, TRESPASS

INSURGENCY

REBELLION, MUTINY, REVOLUTION

PROLIFIC

ABUNDANT, PRODUCING MANY OFFSPRING

INDISTINCT

WITHOUT DEFINITE SHAPE, VAGUE

ZEALOUS

FERVENT, HARD-CORE, ENTHUSIASTIC, EAGER, COMMITTED

XENOPHOBIA

INTENSE DISLIKE OR FEAR OF FOREIGNERS, RACISM

RECTIFY

AMEND, REPAIR, CORRECT, RESOLVE, SETTLE, SORT OUT

GULLIBLE

NAIVE, OVERLY TRUSTING, INEXPERIENCED, GREEN, EASILY TAKEN IN

CIRCUMSPECT

CAUTIOUS, VIGILANT, GUARDED, WATCHFUL, ALERT

JUDICIOUS

WISE, SENSIBLE, PRUDENT, SAGACIOUS, COMMONSENSICAL, SMART

QUARRY

1. PREY, AN ANIMAL SOUGHT BY A HUNTER, OBJECT OF CHASE
2. PIT, ROCK MINE, DEEP HOLE

WARY

CAUTIOUS, ON THE LOOKOUT, OBSERVANT, SUSPICIOUS, DUBIOUS

TANGIBLE

CLEAR, DEFINITE, REAL, CAPABLE OF BEING TOUCHED OR FELT, SOLID, ACTUAL

HALLOWED

HOLY, SACRED, BLESSED, HONORED, DIVINE, CONSECRATED

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