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emulate

to strive to be equal

sere

dry and withered

enhance

to increase the value or beauty of something

contrite

feeling regret for having committed some wrongdoing

magnanimous

noble; generous in forgiving; free from petty feelings or acts

enunciate

to state clearly and distinctly; to pronounce

collaborate

to work with another toward a goal

impound

to confine; to retain in legal custody

impeccable

faultless; without sin or blemish

evoke

to summon forth

inane

without sense or meaning; silly

unctuous

exaggeratedly or insincerely polite

expatriate

someone who chooses to live outside of, or renounce, his or her native country

frowzy

unkempt

heinous

hatefully or shockingly evil

expound

to explain in detail; to clarify

cajole

to persuade with false promises of flattery

inscrutable

not easily understood; hard to fathom

balk

to refuse stubbornly or abruptly; to stop short and refuse to go

acrimony

ill-natured; bitter hostility

dour

stern and ill-humored

exult

to rejoice; to feel triumphant

omniscent

having unlimited knowledge; all knowing

feasible

reasonable; capable of being carried

fiasco

a complete, ridiculous failure

métier

the work one is especially suited for; one's speciality; an occupation

fluctuate

to rise and fall; to vary irregularly

harry

to annoy or harass

incognito

disguised; pretending not to be oneself

lethargy

lack of energy; sluggishness

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