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OPTIMIST op·ti·mist [óptəmist] (plural op·ti·mists) NOUN 1. somebody positive: somebody who tends to feel hopeful and positive about future outcomes 2. follower of optimism: a

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ONSLAUGHT on·slaught [ón slàwt] (plural on·slaughts) NOUN 1. overwhelming assault or force: a powerful attack or force that overwhelms somebody or something 2. very large

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DOUSE douse [dowss] TRANSITIVE VERB (past and past participle doused, present participle dous·ing, 3rd person present singular dous·es) 1. immerse somebody or something in water:

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INDEFATIGABLE in·de·fat·i·ga·ble [ìndi fáttigəb’l] ADJECTIVE   untiring: never showing any sign of getting tired or of relaxing an effort EXAMPLE: We must praise Okon for

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CONUNDRUM co·nun·drum [kə núndrəm] (plural co·nun·drums) NOUN 1. something confusing: something that is puzzling or confusing 2. word puzzle: a riddle, especially one with an

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INSINUATE in·sin·u·ate [in sínnyoo àyt] (past and past participle in·sin·u·at·ed, present participle in·sin·u·at·ing, 3rd person present singular in·sin·u·ates) VERB 1. transitive and intransitive verb imply

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REPROACH NOUN 1. criticism: criticism or disapproval for having done something wrong, or an expression of this 2. something disgraceful: something that reflects badly

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MISAPPROPRIATE mis·ap·pro·pri·ate [mìssə prṓpree àyt] (past and past participle mis·ap·pro·pri·at·ed, present participle mis·ap·pro·pri·at·ing, 3rd person present singular mis·ap·pro·pri·ates) TRANSITIVE VERB   take or use dishonestly:

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TEDIOUS te·di·ous [tdee əss] ADJECTIVE   boring: boring because of being long, monotonous, or repetitive EXAMPLE: I just had to quit the new job. It’s

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COMPULSIVE com·pul·sive [kəm púlssiv] ADJECTIVE 1. driven to do something: driven by an irresistible inner force to do something EXAMPLE: Danjuma is a compulsive gambler.

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TEMERITY te·mer·i·ty [tə mérrətee] NOUN   boldness: reckless confidence that might be offensive EXAMPLE: Can you imagine? Tope had the temerity to ask me for

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CONNIVING con·niv·ing [kə nving] ADJECTIVE   devious: devious and scheming EXAMPLE: ‘Adaora is a conniving, evil bitch. Tell her I said so.’ Yemisi barked in

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