30 terms

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strategy
an elaborate and systematic plan of action
impersonate
pretend to be someone you are not, pretend to be someone you are not
diminish
decrease in size, extent, or range
novelty
something new or unusual
antidote
a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
sedate
characterized by dignity and propriety
detach
cause to become detached or separated
acumen
shrewdness shown by keen insight
authentic
not counterfeit or copied
convene
meet formally
infirmary
a health facility where patients receive treatment
protracted
relatively long in duration
verify
confirm the truth of
sanitary
free from filth and pathogens
frugal
avoiding waste
jeopardize
put at risk
alter
make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
bloated
abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
unkempt
not neatly combed
catastrophe
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
fiasco
A complete or humiliating failure.
nonchalant
marked by blithe unconcern
egotistical
characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
rebate
a refund of some fraction of the amount paid
horde
a vast multitude
uncanny
suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
seceded
to break away
saturate
cause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material, etc.) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance
majestic
having or displaying great dignity or nobility
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