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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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RANDY ran·dy [rándee] (comparative ran·di·er, superlative ran·di·est) ADJECTIVE   lustful: having a strong desire for sex (informal) EXAMPLE: A friend once wisely observed that many

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TABOO ta·boo [tə b] or ta·bu [tə b] ADJECTIVE 1. socially or culturally prohibited: forbidden to be used, mentioned, or approached because of social or

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TRANQUILIZE tran·quil·ize [trángkwə lz, tránkwə lz] (past and past participle tran·quil·ized, present participle tran·quil·iz·ing, 3rd person present singular tran·quil·iz·es) or tran·quil·lize [trángkwə lz, tránkwə lz]

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OBLIGATORY o·blig·a·to·ry [ə blíggə tàwree] ADJECTIVE   legally, morally, or religiously required: required by law or by a moral or religious rule EXAMPLE: Taking care

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OBSOLETE ob·so·lete [òbssə lt] ADJECTIVE 1. not used any more: no longer in use 2. out-of-date: superseded by something newer, though possibly still in use

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REPROBATE rep·ro·bate [répprə bàyt] NOUN (plural rep·ro·bates) 1. somebody immoral: a disreputable or immoral person 2. religion somebody damned: somebody whose soul is believed to

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GENESIS gen·e·sis [jénnəssiss] (plural gen·e·ses [jénni sz]) NOUN   beginning: the time or circumstances of something’s coming into being EXAMPLE: Okechukwu called Linda a slut.

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IMPROMPTU im·promp·tu [im prómp t] ADJECTIVE   done spontaneously: not prepared or planned in advance EXAMPLE: The management called an impromptu meeting of all the

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OLIGARCHY ol·i·gar·chy [ólli grkee] (plural ol·i·gar·chies) NOUN 1. small governing group: a small group of people who together govern a nation or control an organization,

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TAUNT taunt [tawnt] TRANSITIVE VERB (past and past participle taunt·ed, present participle taunt·ing, 3rd person present singular taunts) 1. provoke or ridicule somebody: to provoke,

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INSCRUTABLE in·scru·ta·ble [in skrtəb’l] ADJECTIVE   mysterious: not expressing anything clearly and thus hard to interpret EXAMPLE: Many Europeans do not understand the African culture.

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