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N. The power to attract or charm

ALLURE

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N. The ancient world especially before the Middle Ages
N. The quality of great age
N.

ANTIQUITY
ANTIQUITIES

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V. To estimate the value of
V. To form a judgment of; to evaluate

APPRAISE

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V. To cling to or be faithful to
V. To split with force or a sharp instrument

CLEAVE

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V. To make or become less in value
V. To represent as of little value; to belittle

DEPRECIATE

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N. Any of the small, flat surfaces on a precious stone made by cutting
N. One of many sides or aspects of something

FACET

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N. An exact copy

FACSIMILE

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Adj. Incapable of being penetrated
Adj. Not affected or disturbed by

IMPERVIOUS

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Adj. Hard to describe because of a lack of distinctive qualities and features

NONDESCRIPT

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N. The state of being in doubt about what to do

QUANDARY

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V. To lie at rest
V. To place (power, etc.) in some person or group
N. A state of rest or relaxation

REPOSE

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V. To flash or sparkle
Adj.

SCINTILLATE
SCINTILLATING

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V. To examine with great care
N.

SCRUTINIZE
SCRUTINY

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Adj. Not naturally produced; made by artificial process

SYNTHETIC

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V. To change the form or appearance of

TRANSMUTE

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Adj. Clever at dealing with difficult situations; adept; skillful

ADROIT

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V. To insult or offend deliberately
N. A deliberate insult or offensive act

AFFRONT

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N. An activity pursued for pleasure; a hobby

AVOCATION

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N. A prolonged, impassioned struggle for what is believed to be a just cause
V. To engage in a prolonged, impassioned struggle for what is believed to be a just cause

CRUSADE

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Adj. Supplying a final answer; conclusive

DEFINITIVE

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N. Behavior; bearing

DEMEANOR

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Adj. Having or demonstrating extensive knowledge; learned
N.

ERUDITE
ERUDITION

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V. To install in office, sometimes with formal ceremony
V. To admit to a society or to a military service
N.

INDUCT
INDUCTION

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V. To fall or slip from a certain level of conduct or accomplishment
V. To come to an end; to expire
N. A minor mistake; a slip
N. A pause or interval

LAPSE

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Adj. Ready to fight, especially for a cause
N. One who is ready to fight for a cause

MILITANT

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N. A social outcast

PARIAH

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N. A person who shows remarkable talent at an early age
N. An amazing or extraordinary event or thing

PRODIGY

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N. One whose training career is helped along by another

PROTEGE
PROTÉGÉE

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Adj. Rough and unpleasant to the ear
Adj. Boisterous and disorderly

RAUCOUS

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Adj. Expressed without words; implied

TACIT