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  1. futile
    producing no result or effect
  2. patronize
    provide support for
  3. pertinent
    being of striking appropriateness
  4. preclude
    make impossible, especially beforehand
  5. lethargic
    deficient in alertness or activity
  6. prowess
    a superior skill learned by study and practice
  7. salient
    conspicuous, prominent, or important
  8. discretion
    power of making choices unconstrained by external agencies
  9. collusion
    secret agreement
  10. veneer
    coating consisting of a thin layer of wood
  11. tongue-in-cheek
    cleverly amusing in tone
  12. heist
    the act of stealing
  13. rig
    equip with sails or masts
  14. scheming
    concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest
  15. mason
    a craftsman who works with stone or brick
  16. errand
    a short trip taken in the performance of a necessary task
  17. contingent
    determined by conditions or circumstances that follow
  18. feudalism
    the social system in which vassals were protected by lords
  19. discretionary
    having the ability to act according to your own judgment
  20. cyclical
    recurring in a repeated sequence of events
  21. squander
    spend thoughtlessly; throw away
  22. substantive
    having a firm basis in reality and therefore important
  23. zealot
    a fervent and even militant proponent of something
  24. equitable
    fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
  25. amenable
    disposed or willing to comply
  26. outlay
    the act of spending or disbursing money
Created on October 29, 2011

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