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plausible

apparently true

castigate

scold severly

doggrel

loosely styled verse

parable

short story teaching a lesson

complicated

not simple

effective

in force

effective

able to produce the desired result

zealous

very enthusiastic

create

bring into being

gnome

fairy tale dwarf

semblance

outward appearence

dire

dreadful

exceptional

unusually good

expletives

swearwords

expletives

words without meaning in a sentence

inured

accustomed

fluctuate

go up and down

pare

cut down on

cockade

ribbon worn on a hat

lei

ring of flowers worn around the neck

disrupt

disturb

allude

refer

scourge

whip

scourge

cause of terrible suffering

baton

stick used to conduct orchestras

baton

metal rod that is twirled showly

eliminate

remove

unseemly

improper

clarity

clearness

knell

slow tolling of bells

triplicate

three copies

authentic

genuine

hireling

person in the pay of one another

rampant

spreading wildly

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