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melissamsw's version from 2015-07-20 18:42

Section 1

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judicious, prudentgood judgement
adjudicatejudge a case
astuteshrewd or keen
scrutinizeexamine carefully
jurisprudencescience of law
jurisdiction sphere of authority
acumenkeen judgment
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Section 2

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pontificate, grandiloquentpompous speech
garrulous, loquacioustalkative
circumlocutionevasive
colloquialconversational (local) speech
elocutionexpressive speech
verbosewordy
anecdoteshort story to illustrate a point
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Section 3

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benefactorone who supports another
benevolentkind
benignharmless
venedictionexpression of good wishes
euphemisminoffensive substitute
eulogypraising tribute
beneficiaryone who receives benefits
gratisfree of charge
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Section 4

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immutableunchangeable
metamorphosis, transmutetransformation
rupturebreak open
amorphouslacking shape
mercurialerratic or wild changes
proteancapable of assuming different forms
ficklelikely to change opinion
fluctuateirregular
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Section 5

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hackneyedoverused, trite
mundane, prosaic, banal, pedestrianordinary
vacuouslacking substance
insipiddull
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Section 6

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sanguinecheerfully optimistic
phlegmaticsluggish
melancholysad
recalcitrantstubborn
animosityhaving ill will,
querulousdisposed to complaining
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Section 7

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spuriousfake
guile, surreptitious, duplicity, furtivesneaky, deceit
beguiledeceive with charm
clandestinesecret or hidden
speciousdeceptively plausible or possible
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Section 8

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transient, ephemeral, transitoryfleeting, short lived
sporadicirregular or unpredictable
capriciouswhimsical impulsive
evanescentlikely to vanish
anachronismout of place or time
expeditespeed up
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Section 9

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censure, diatribe, derogatory, denigrateharsh criticism
calumnyslander
caustic sarcastic
admonishscold gently
impugnrefute by argument
haranguenegative pompous speech
perjorative negative
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Section 10

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sanctimoniousfalsly religious
sacrosanctsacred
sacrilegiousdisrespects something sacred
piousreverent
venerable, revereworthy of respect
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Section 11

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formidable, indomitable, impervious, impregnabledifficult to overcome, or penetrate
potenteffective
bulwarkstrong defense
robustfull of vigor, strong
efficaciousproducing the desired effect
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Section 12

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coalesce, synthesizeblend together
anthologycollection of works
synchronizearrange simultaneously
eclecticdifferent sources
amalgamcombination of different substances
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Section 13

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ruthlessmerciless
contemptscorn
callousinsensitive
supercilioushaughty arrogance
idiosyncrasyunusual habit or trait
anomalyunusual event
incongruousnot in the pattern
vilifyslander
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Section 14

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atrophyweaken from disuse
abate, wanegrow smaller
lassitudeweaknessw
obsequiousoverly submissive
attritionwearing away of strength
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Section 15

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placid, quiescent, serenecalm, resting,
inert, static, stagnate, respiteinactive, stationary
listless, lethargic, torporsluggish, lazy
torpiddormant
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Section 16

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belligerent, irascible, volatile, pugnaciousquarrelsome, easily angered, explode quickly
rebuttalrefute an argument
incite, instigate, provacativeaggravate, goad
bellicose, tumultuouswarlike in manner, agitated
assailattack
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Section 17

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acrimonybitterness, harsh words
appallingshocking, causing dismay
acophonydiscordant sounds
abysmalvery bad
acridharsh taste or smell
blatantconspicuous
egrediousconspicuously bad
luridshocking, sensational
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