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  1. filibuster
    a tactic for delaying legislation by making long speeches
  2. undersized
    smaller than normal for its kind
  3. gash
    cut open
  4. gusto
    vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
  5. thrift
    extreme care in spending money
  6. mettle
    the courage to carry on
  7. afterthought
    an addition that was not included in the original plan
  8. delinquent
    a young offender
  9. solvent
    capable of meeting financial obligations
  10. fret
    be agitated or irritated
  11. carefree
    without trouble or worry
  12. inconsistency
    the quality of lacking a harmonious uniformity among parts
  13. juncture
    the shape or manner in which things come together
  14. restitution
    the act of restoring something to its original state
  15. barometer
    an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
  16. anew
    again but in a new or different way
  17. depreciation
    a decrease in price or value
  18. recess
    a state when work or action are paused
  19. hiatus
    an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
  20. onus
    a burdensome or difficult concern
  21. diva
    a distinguished female operatic singer
  22. maverick
    someone who exhibits independence in thought and action
  23. glimmer
    a flash of light
  24. prowess
    a superior skill learned by study and practice
  25. tack
    a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
  26. infuse
    fill, as with a certain quality
  27. canopy
    a covering (usually of cloth) that shelters an area
  28. fiasco
    a complete failure or collapse
  29. slant
    incline or bend from a vertical position
  30. deterrent
    something immaterial that interferes with action or progress
  31. predicament
    an unpleasant or difficult situation
  32. secretive
    reluctant to divulge information
  33. erect
    upright in position or posture
  34. nimble
    moving quickly and lightly
  35. sensibility
    mental responsiveness and awareness
  36. resilient
    recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like
  37. composure
    steadiness of mind under stress
  38. fleeting
    lasting for a markedly brief time
  39. enigmatic
    not clear to the understanding
  40. swagger
    walk with a lofty proud gait
  41. ballad
    a narrative poem of popular origin
  42. endurance
    a state of surviving; remaining alive
  43. ornate
    marked by complexity and richness of detail
  44. pedigree
    the ancestry or lineage of an individual
  45. evocative
    serving to bring to mind
  46. whiff
    a short light gust of air
  47. provisional
    under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
  48. skeptical
    marked by or given to doubt
  49. tedious
    so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
  50. manifest
    clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
  51. anonymous
    having no known name or identity or known source
  52. liability
    the state of being legally obliged and responsible
  53. assess
    estimate the nature, quality, ability or significance of
  54. simulated
    reproduced or made to resemble; imitative in character
  55. legacy
    a gift of personal property by will
  56. anguish
    extreme distress of body or mind
  57. compensate
    make amends for
  58. foster
    providing nurture though not related by blood or legal ties
  59. token
    a disk that can be used in designated slot machines
  60. speculative
    not based on fact or investigation
  61. stroll
    a leisurely walk, usually in some public place
  62. contentious
    showing an inclination to disagree
  63. plethora
    extreme excess
  64. intuitive
    spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency
  65. allege
    report or maintain
  66. garner
    assemble or get together
  67. lavish
    very generous
  68. emulate
    strive to equal or match, especially by imitating
  69. inherent
    existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
  70. wary
    marked by keen caution and watchful prudence
  71. indigenous
    originating where it is found
  72. compelling
    capable of arousing and holding the attention
  73. elaborate
    marked by complexity and richness of detail
  74. mandate
    a formal statement of a command to do something
  75. attain
    gain with effort
  76. memoir
    an account of the author's personal experiences
  77. congregation
    the act of assembling
  78. sovereign
    a nation's ruler usually by hereditary right
  79. eccentric
    conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
  80. mediation
    the act of intervening to bring about a settlement
  81. compassion
    a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
Created on May 13, 2011

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