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  1. obscure

    not clearly understood or expressed
  2. prominent

    conspicuous in position or importance
  3. conspicuous

    obvious to the eye or mind
  4. emerge

    come up to the surface of or rise
  5. awkward

    not elegant or graceful in expression
  6. leap

    move forward by bounds
  7. belie

    be in contradiction with
  8. subtlety

    the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze
  9. sheer

    complete and without restriction
  10. swell

    increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
  11. derail

    run off or leave the tracks
  12. supple

    moving and bending with ease
  13. overdue

    not paid at the scheduled time
  14. delinquent

    failing in what duty requires
  15. grace

    elegance and beauty of movement or expression
  16. peremptory

    putting an end to all debate or action
  17. deluge

    a heavy rain
  18. spurious

    plausible but false
  19. emphasize

    give extra weight to
  20. implication

    a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
  21. dread

    causing fear or terror
  22. aggravate

    make worse
  23. ceiling

    an upper limit on what is allowed
  24. feasible

    capable of being done with means at hand
  25. rigorous

    strict; allowing no deviation from a standard
  26. stiff

    incapable of or resistant to bending
  27. hone

    refine or make more perfect or effective
  28. cull

    remove something that has been rejected
  29. reveal

    make known to the public information previously kept secret
  30. gritty

    determined and willing to face danger
  31. grinding

    a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)
  32. unwittingly

    without knowledge or intention
  33. typist

    someone paid to operate a typewriter
  34. conflate

    mix together different elements
  35. merry-go-round

    a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
  36. vague

    lacking clarity or distinctness
  37. unobtrusive

    not undesirably noticeable
  38. incentive

    a positive motivational influence
  39. volatility

    the quality of being unpredictable and affected by emotion
  40. accrue

    grow by addition
  41. itinerary

    an established line of travel or access
  42. narrative

    an account that tells the particulars of an act or event
  43. tally

    the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order
  44. by and large

    usually; as a rule
  45. vigorous

    characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity
Created on July 19, 2013
(updated August 29, 2013)

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