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Level D

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adept   thoroughly skilled; an expert  
aspire   to have ambitious hopes or plans, strive toward a higher goal, desire earnestly; to ascend  
bleak   bare, dreary, dismal  
chide   to blame; scold  
despicable   worthy of scorn; contemptible  
diminutive   small, smaller than most others of the same type  
emancipate   to free from slavery; to release or liberate  
erroneous   incorrect, containing mistakes  
exploit   to make use of, develop; to make improper use of for personal profit; a feat, deed  
extemporaneous   made or delivered on the spur of the moment  
impair   to make imperfect, damage, harm  
invincible   not able to be defeated, unbeatable  
languid   drooping; without energy, sluggish  
mire   mud; wet swampy ground; a tough situation; to get stuck  
obtrusive   forward; undesirably prominent; thrust out  
preamble   an introduction to a speech or piece of writing  
render   to cause to become; to perform; to deliver officially; to process, extract  
rugged   rough, irregular; severe, stern; strong; stormy  
skeptical   inclined to doubt; slow to accept something as true  
slipshod   untidy in dress, personal habits, etc.; careless, sloppy  


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