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ww unit test

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arduous
requiring much effort; very difficult
canny
sherwd and careful; watching of own's own interests
climax
the highest point, the greatest moment or event
endorse
to sign the back ofa check before cashing inor depositing it, to approve of; to support, to be favorably associated with a product in return for payment
exuberent
happy and excited; bubbling of with enthusiasm
intrepid
feeling or showing no fear; brave; courageous
kindle
to start burning, to cause or become excited or stirred up
lucrative
producing wealth or profit
mentor
a wise and loyal friend and advisor
obsession
an interest, idea, or feeling that fills one's mind and leaves little room for anything else
personable
pleasing in manner and appearance
proficient
able to do something very well; skillful
scanty
not enough or just barely enough; small in size or amount
strait
a narrow body of water connecting two larger ones, trouble or need
zest
great enjoyment of; excitment
allege
to state as a fact but without offering proof
conclusive
putting an end to doubt; convincing
counterpart
a person or thing that is similar to one another
dismal
dark or extermely gloomy, causing misery sadness; depressing
enthrall
to hold attention of as though under a spell
exotic
fasinating because of being very different from te ordinary
incredulous
doubtful; skeptical, showing disbelief
legendary
well-known; famous and much talked about over a long period of time, relating to a story (usually untrue) handed don from the past
lurk
to prowl or lie hidden, as though about to atatck
menagerie
a collection of animals kept in cages for showing to the public
naive
inexperienced; ready to accept without analyzing, simple in a childlike way; innocent
pander
to give or promise what is wanted in order to please someone
plausible
seeming to be true, but not nessesarily so
preposterous
too absurd to be believed; ridiculous
scrupulous
marked by close attention to the smallest detail, acting in a correct and honest manner
complement
something that completes or makes perfect, the number or amount that makes up a whole, to bring to completionor perfection
component
any of the more important parts of a whole, contributing to make a whole
conjure
to call forth by magic, or as if by magic, (with up) to bring to mind; to recall or evoke
emphasize
to give special attention to, to stress
homage
honor or respect shown publicly
impromptu
unplanned, without preparation
lush
marked by richenss of growth, especially of vegetation
medley
a mixture of often unrelated things, a selection of music from varioussources played as one piece
oblige
to require someone to do something for legal, social or maoral reasons, to earn the gratitude of, to do a favor for
pretentious
drawing undeserved or inappropriate attentionto oneself; showy
prowess
great skill or ability
rustic
of or relating to country life, laking elegance or polish, a country person, espicially one thought of being as simple or crude
subtle
so slight it is not easily seen or understood, able to understand fine shades of meaning
vocation
a person's employment; occupation
warble
to sing in a melodious manner
bounty
a payment made as a reward, especially one made by athorities, that which is given freely, by nature or a genorous person
camouflage
the hiding of something as a result of its appearance, something used cover or disguise, to hide or conceal especially by disguising the appearance of
ebb
to recede, fall back, or pull away from, to fall to a lower level or weaker state
forage
to search for food or supplies, food such as food or grain for farm animals
harass
to trouble or annoy by attacking repeatedly, to cause to become worried or weary
insulate
to cover with a material that keeps electicity, heat, or sound from escaping
lethargic
slow moving; sleepy or tired
maneuver
a planned military movement, a skillful move or clever trick, to preform military movements with, to move or manage in a skillful way
mottled
marked witha different colored patches or blotches
murky
dark; gloomy
proximity
the statethe state of being close or next to; nearness
replenish
to fill up again
sleek
smooth nd glossy, having slender, graceful lines
wary
on one's gaurd; watchful; suspicious
wean
to cause to stop depending on a mothers milk for nourishment, to detch from something one has grown accustomed to