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1. Uncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting; OP. engage

2. Lack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint; ADJ. spontaneous: self-generated; unpremeditated; happening without being planned

3. Something of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt

4. Recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation

5. Pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite

6. Moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.

7. Bend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.

8. Roman outer robe

9. Deep prolonged unconsciousness caused by disease - poison - or a severe blow

10. Plundering; destruction

11. Defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous

12. Good fortune and financial success; physical well-being

13. Change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China

14. Please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire

15. Behave in a way that attracts (sexual) attention; deal triflingly with; N: one (or woman) given to flirting; ADJ. flirtatious

16. Remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge

17. Spot; mark with flecks; N: small mark or spot

18. Lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals

19. Thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose

20. Pertaining to the body; bodily; physical

21. Highly pretentious or inflated

22. Expressing possibility; latent; N: capacity for growth

23. Keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention

24. Enthusiastic applause

25. Work of art put together from fragments

26. Confuse thoroughly

27. Ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art

28. Being everywhere; omnipresent; N. ubiquity

29. Holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent

30. Vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy

31. Sensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. voluptuous lines; Ex. voluptuous life of the Romans; N. voluptuary: voluptuous person

32. Seriousness; ADJ. grave

33. Immature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling

34. Deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise

35. Pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform

36. Ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality

37. Trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous

38. Poke (with a pointed object); stir up; urge; goad to action; N: pointed object used to prod; prodding

39. One who is habitually cruel to weaker people; V.

40. Of a member of the cat family; N.

41. Disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group

42. Set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting - unstinting; CF. stint:savings

43. Form of literature in which irony - sarcasm - and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly

44. Period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial

45. Include; consist of

46. Aversion; dislike or opposition

47. Evident; visible; obvious; V: show plainly

48. Brief and to the point; using few words; terse

49. Concise and meaningful; substantial; meaty

50. Pertaining to heat; producing heat; warm; Ex. thermal bath; N: rising current of warm air