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Chapter Ten

advantageous · beneficial

animosity · hostility

archetypal · classic

assiduous · tireless

assurance · pledge

bewildered · confused

blithely · without care

clarity · clearness

comparable · equal

complement · balance

contradicting · opposing

curtailing · cutting off

deficiency · weakness

digress · go off point

dilatory · lazy

discrepancy · inconsistency

divulge · reveal

ecstasy · elation

elated · overjoyed

enhance · improve

enigmatic · mysterious

evaluation · assessment

exclude · leave out

expiate · make up for

factual · based on fact

forbear · show patience when provoked

forsake · give up

foster · encourage

fundamentals · basics

giddy · happily excited

harangue · lecture

illusory · unreal

immoderate · excessive

inane · silly

incendiary · inflammatory

inclination · tendency

incorrigible · unruly

increments · small quantities

infusion · injection

ingenuous · honest

innocuous · harmless

insatiable · unquenchable

insular · isolated

intractable · unmovable

inured · accustomed

inviolable · sacred

iridescent · sparkling

jovial · jolly

latent · hidden

laudatory · praiseful

limpid · clear

maelstrom · storm

maudlin · sadly sentimental

maverick · rebel

nascent · newly formed

negating · canceling out

nomads · people without permanent homes

noxious · poisonous

orations · speeches

pacific · peaceful

palatable · pleasant

palette · array of colors

plaudits · applause

pragmatic · sensible

pretense · deceit

profusely · greatly

promulgate · spread

prowess · mastery

prudent · careful

puerile · childish

quagmire · mess

quotidian · commonplace

rancorous · bitter

rapport · relationship

rash · hasty

redoubtable · formidable

relinquish · give up

repentant · sorry

reprobate · criminal

shepherding · leading

stellar · outstanding

surreal · dreamlike

welling · rising

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