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Word list 07

Group 1

Archetypeclassic example of
Clemencymercy
Disinterestedunbiased
Floutdefy; reject
Ingénuenaïve, unsophisticated person
Mendaciousgiven to lying
Paucityshortage
Proteanchangeable
Sophomoricjuvenile; immature
Venalcorrupt; can be bribed

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Group 2

Archivescollections of old records; place of storage of old documents
Clichéoverused expression; something unoriginal
Disparagecriticize; belittle
Flusteredworked-up; not calm
Ingrateungrateful person
Mercenaryconcerned only with money
Peccadillominor weakness; trivial offence
Protégéperson under protection of, or guided by another
Soporificinducing sleep
Veneersurface coating

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Group 3

Articulateclear; lucid; eloquent
Clientelecustomers
Disparityan inequality
Fly-by-nightunreliable; disreputable
Inimicalhostile
Mercurialvolatile; changeable
Pedantperson who insists on strict adherence to rules or narrow learning
Protocolprocedure; code of behavior
Sparsespare; bare; meager
Veneraterevere; worship

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Group 4

Artificedeception; trickery
Coalescecome together; merge
Dispassionateneutral; objective
Forensicconcerned with argument or debate (esp. for legal evidence)
Innateinherited; inborn
Mergecome together
Pedestriancommon; mundane; banal
Provincialunsophisticated; narrow-minded
Speciousfalse
Venialminor; unimportant

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Group 5

Artisancraftsman
Coddlepamper; fuss over; indulge
Disseminatingcirculating; broadcasting; spreading (information)
Fortitudebravery
Innocuousharmless; inoffensive
Metaphoricallysymbolically; figuratively
Peerlesswithout equal
Prudentcautious; wise
Speckledspotted; freckled; dotted
Veracitytruthfulness

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Group 6

Asceticwithout luxuries; severely simple
Coercionforce
Diurnalactive in daytime
Fortuitoushappening by chance
Innovatecreate; introduce something new
Meticulousvery careful; painstaking
Pejorativederogatory
Puerilechildish
Sporadicnot continuous; intermittent
Verbosetalkative; long-winded; rambling

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Group 7

Assiduousthorough; diligent
Cogentlucid; well argued
Divert1. entertain; 2. distract; 3. cause a detour
Fractiousirritable; difficult to control
Inscrutablemysterious; impenetrable
Mettlecourage; bravery; valor
Pellucidtransparently clear
Punctiliouspaying attention to small details
Spuriousfalse
Verbosityusing too many words

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Group 8

Assuageto calm
Cogitatethink over something; ponder
Docilegentle and easily lead
Fraudulentfake; false
Insentientunfeeling
Milieuenvironment
Pensivein a thoughtful mood; thinking deeply
Purloinsteal
Stagnantstill; not moving
Vertigodizziness

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Group 9

Astuteperceptive; sharp-witted
Collagepicture made from fragments of other pictures
Dogmatichaving stubbornly held opinions
Frivolousnot serious
Insipiddull; bland; boring
Mireswamp; muddy ground
Penurypoverty
Pusillanimouscowardly
Staiddull; sober; serious
Vestigialnot developed

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Group 10

Asylumplace of refuge or safety
Collatearrange in order
Doltstupid person
Frugaleconomical; not wasting anything
Instigateto start; provoke
Misanthropehater of the rest of mankind
Perceptiveobservant
Pyromaniacompulsion to start fires
Stanzasection of a poem
Vignettesmall sketch

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