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anghuglover's version from 2017-11-27 19:44

Section 1

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Such an ANTIQUATED heating systemold-fashioned
That was an ARBITRATY decisiondecision based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system
I ASCRIBE Daniel's lameducking to his mom's behavioursth is caused by sth else
His reply did little to ASSUAGE my suspicionsmake an unpleasant feeling less intense
In my current home I have quite AUSTERE living conditionsvery simple and without comfort
BEHEMOTHsomething very large and extremely powerful
Such a a BENEVOLENT smilewell meaning and kind
BUTTRESSto support, advocate
Within a group of my friends you can smell a real CAMARADERIEmutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together
The players were making CAUSTIC comments about echa otherbitter, biting, catty
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Section 2

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My mom alwas CHIDEs me for spending whole night playing gamesscold, rebuke
He called him names trying used CIRCUMLOTIONan idirect way of saying sth unpleasant
My salary will be COMMENSURATE WITH age and experiencecorresponding in size or degree; in proportion
Germans used their tanks without COMPUNCTIONfeeling of being guilty
My cronies always CONCOCT a plan :Dto invent an excuse or a plan to deceive someone
She CONNIVEd with a senior official to rig the results of last year's electionconspire to do something immoral, illegal, or harmful
National policies which CONTRAVENE European lawbreak the law or rule
He made his made up history so CONVOLUTED that after a while everyone noticed it was a pack of liesmake sth complex and difficult to follow
Mercy killings are less CULPABLE than ‘ordinary’ murdersresponsible and deserving blame for having done something wrong
Out game strats unfortunately turned out to be a complete DEBACLEa sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco
A largely DEFUNCT railway networkno longer existing or functioning
I didn't intend to DENIGRATE her achievementsbelittle, make less important
I promise that my home will never be laid DERELICTin a very poor condition as a result of disuse and neglect
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