8th Wordmasters- Gold Division list 2

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Guise
:one of several or many different ways in which something is seen, experienced, or produced

: a way of seeming or looking that is not true or real
Parry
: to defend yourself by turning or pushing aside (a punch, a weapon, etc.)

: to avoid giving a direct answer to (a question) by being skillful or clever
Rife
: very common and often bad or unpleasant
Longevity
: long life : the fact of living for many years
: length of life
: the length of time that something or someone lasts or continues
initiate
: to cause the beginning of (something) : to start or begin (something)
: to formally accept (someone) as a member of a group or organization usually in a special ceremony
: to teach (someone) the basic facts or ideas about something
lucid
: very clear and easy to understand

: able to think clearly
pandemonium
:a wild uproar
abjure
: to reject (something) formally
corporeal
: having or consisting of a physical body or form
pariah
: a person who is hated and rejected by other people
forestall
: to stop (something) from happening or to cause (something) to happen at a later time
: to act before (someone else) in order to prevent something
unilateral
1a : done or undertaken by one person or party
b : of, relating to, or affecting one side of a subject : one-sided
c : constituting or relating to a contract or engagement by which an express obligation to do or forbear is imposed on only one party
2a : having parts arranged on one side
b : occurring on, performed on, or affecting one side of the body or one of its parts
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: having only one side
ostracize
: to not allow (someone) to be included in a group : to exclude (someone) from a group
reciprocate
: to do (something) for or to someone who has done something similar for or to you
: to have (a feeling) for someone who has the same feeling for you
: to move back and forth again and again
ethereal
: in heaven
: resembling heaven : seeming to belong to another world
: very delicate
surveillance
: the act of carefully watching someone or something especially in order to prevent or detect a crime
exacerbate
: to make (a bad situation, a problem, etc.) worse
detached
: not emotional : not influenced by emotions or personal interest
: not joined or connected : separate from another part or thing
braggadocio
: the annoying or exaggerated talk of someone who is trying to sound very proud or brave
teem
bring forth
static
: showing little or no change, action, or progress
: of, relating to, or producing static electricity
neophyte
: a person who has just started learning or doing something
: a person who has recently joined a religious group
simper
: to smile in a way that is not sincere or natural
: to say (something) in a way that is not sincere or natural
limpid
: perfectly clear
: clear and simple in style
scrutiny
: the act of carefully examining something especially in a critical way : the act of scrutinizing something