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exemplify

Definition: (verb) To furnish or serve as an example of; typify.
Synonyms: represent.
Usage: Her character exemplifies the emotional turmoil of many women.
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unimpeachable

Definition: (adjective) Free of guilt; not subject to blame.
Synonyms: blameless, inculpable, irreproachable.
Usage: As is indeed not unfrequent with women of unimpeachable virtue … at a distance she not only excused illicit love, she positively envied it.
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oppress

Definition: (verb) Come down on or keep down by unjust use of one’s authority.
Synonyms: crush, suppress.
Usage: If you are a tyrant by nature, the temptation is strong, I allow; but no generous mind delights to oppress the weak, but rather to cherish.
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multifaceted

Definition: (adjective) Having many aspects.
Synonyms: multifarious, many-sided.
Usage: This is a multifaceted problem and cannot be solved by a singular approach.
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stealthy

Definition: (adjective) Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed.
Synonyms: furtive, surreptitious, sneaky.
Usage: Jane thought she was being stealthy as she sneaked in past curfew, but her mother heard the door creak as soon as it opened.
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symposiarch

Definition: (noun) The person who proposes toasts and introduces speakers at a banquet.
Synonyms: toastmaster.
Usage: As head of the committee hosting the event, my father was the symposiarch and ushered each speaker onstage with a few introductory remarks.
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savoir-faire

Definition: (noun) The ability to say or do the right or graceful thing.
Synonyms: diplomacy, discretion, finesse, poise, tact, urbanity.
Usage: While greeting the prince in the ballroom, I stumbled over my words, but my sister—with all her savoir-faire—knew just what to say.
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compensable

Definition: (adjective) Being such as to entitle or warrant compensation.
Synonyms: remunerative, paying, salaried, stipendiary.
Usage: Once I traded my unpaid internship for a compensable job, I was able to move out of my parents’ house into a place of my own.
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slyboots

Definition: (noun) A shifty, deceptive person.
Synonyms: dodger, fox.
Usage: I can never trust that slyboots at the office—she is polite to my face, but I always catch her belittling me to our coworkers!
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perfervid

Definition: (adjective) Characterized by intense emotion.
Synonyms: ardent, fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, torrid.
Usage: Their perfervid love affair was punctuated by shouting, hysterical crying, and desperate apologies.
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