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2 Word: equivocate Definition: to be deliberately vague in order to misleadPart of Speech: verbDerivatives: equivocates,equivocated, equivocatingLink: love or hate?Sentence: When asked how she felt about the guy, she started to equivocate, not saying if it was love or hate.
3 Word: fortuitous Definition: happening by chance, by accident, or at random; luckyPart of Speech: adjectiveLink: the two of usDerivatives: fortuitouslySentence: It was fortuitous that the two of uswon some money at the same machine.
4 Word: impeccable Definition: faultless; perfect Part of Speech: adjectiveDerivative: impeccablyLink: great pecsSentence: The weight lifter had an impeccable bodywith great pecs.
5 Word: liaison Definition: a person who serves as a connection between indivi-duals or groups; a go-betweenPart of Speech: nounDerivative: liaisonsLink: need a zoneSentence: The student liaison presented the need for a special parking zone to the administration.
6 Word: predisposed Definition: tending toward or open to something beforehandPart of Speech: adjectiveDerivative: predisposingLink: bulldozedSentence: He was predisposed to bulldoze the building because he was bribed in advance.
7 Word: propensity Definition: a natural preference or tendency Part of Speech: nounDerivative: propensitiesLink: tendencySentence: Some people have a propensity for dogs while others have a tendency to prefer cats.
8 Word: reprehensible Definition: deserving of blame, criticism, or disapprovalPart of Speech: adjectiveDerivative: reprehensiblyLink: sensibleSentence: Even a sensible woman can be tricked by a reprehensible serial killer.
9 Word: sham Definition: a pretense or counterfeit; something meant to deceivePart of Speech: nounDerivatives: shams, shammed,shammingLink: scamSentence: The he received was a sham; they were just trying to scam some money from him.
10 Word: solace Definition: comfort in sorrow or misfortune; consolation Part of Speech: nounDerivatives: solaced,solacingLink: WallaceSentence: They offered him solace after the death of his son, Wallace.
11 Word: solicitous Definition: showing or expressing concern, care, or attentionPart of Speech: adjectiveDerivatives: solicitously,solicitousnessLink: cares for usSentence: The solicitous friend cares for us when we need it.