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LegaleseTranslation
a large number ofmany
a number ofsome, several, many [or something more precise]
accord (verb)give
accord respect torespect
acquireget
additionalmore
additionallyalso
adjacent tonext to, near
advert tomention
affordedgiven
aforementionedthat, these, previously mentioned [or best omitted]
ambitreach, scope
amidstamid
amongstamong
and/or"and" or "or" or possibly "A or B or both"
any and allall
approximatelyabout
as toabout, of, by, for, in
ascertaindeternine, find out
assisthelp
at presentnow
at the placewhere
at the present timenow
at this point in timenow, currently
at this timenow, currently
attempt (verb)try
because of the fact thatbecause
ceasestop
cease and desiststop
circumstances in whichwhen, where
cognizant ofaware of, knows
commencestart
concealhide
concerning the matter ofabout
consensus of opinionconsensus
consequenceresult
contiguous tonext to
demonstrateshow
desirewant
despite the fact thatdespite, although
does not operate todoes not
donategive
due to because
due to the fact thatbecause
during the course ofduring
during the time thatwhile
echelonlevel
e.g.for example
elucidateexplain, clarify
endeavor (verb)try
evinceshow
excessive number oftoo many
exclusivelyonly
exit (verb)leave
facilitatehelp
firstly, secondly, ...first, second, ...
for the duration ofduring or while
for the purpose of doingto do
for the reason thatbecause
forthwithimmediately, promptly
frequentlyoften
fundamentalbasic
has a negative impacthurts, harms
hereby[omit; no need for replacement word]
hereinbelow [or omit and then cross-reference]
hereinaboveabove [or omit and then cross-reference]
hereinafterbelow [or omit and then cross-reference]
hereinbeforeabove [or omit and then cross-reference]
hereto[omit; no need for replacement word]
heretofore[avoid]
hereunderunder this agreement
i.e.in other words
I would argue that / it is arguable that / it could be argued that[don't say what you'll argue; just argue it]
in a case in whichwhen, where
in accordance withby, under
in an X mannerXly [for example, "hastily" instead of "in a hasty manner"]
in any manner whatsoever[delete]
in close proximitynear
in lieu ofinstead of
in light of the fact thatbecause, given that
in order toto
in point of factin fact [or omit altogether]
in reference toabout
in regard toabout
in the course ofduring
in the event thatif
indicateshow, say, mean
individual (noun)person
inquireask
instant casehere, this case
inter aliaamong other things
IN WITNESS WHEREOFSigned
is able tocan
is binding onbinds
is desirous ofwants
is dispositive ofdisposes of
is unable tocannot
it has been determined that[omit]
it is apparent thatclearly or omit
it is clear thatclearly or omit
it should be noted that[omit]
KNOW YE BY ALL MEN PRESENT[REMOVE!]
literally[delete]
locatefind
mannerway
methodologymethod
modifychange
mutatis mutandiswith the necessary changes
negatively affecthurt, harm, decrease
notifytell
notwithstandingdespite
null and voidvoid
numerousmany
objective (noun)goal
observesee, watch
obtainget
on a number of occasionsoften, sometimes
on the part ofby
owing to the fact thatbecause, since
pari passuequally
per annumper year, a year, annually
period of timetime, period
permitlet, allow
personnelpeople
point in timetime, point
portionpart
possesshave
prima facieon the face of it, it appears
prior tobefore
procureget
providegive
provided thatif, but only if
provision [of the agreement]term
provision of lawlaw
purchasebuy
pursuant tounder or in accordance with [depending on context]
rate of speedspeed
referred to ascalled
remainderrest
render assistancehelp
request (verb)ask
requireneed
retainkeep
said (adjective)the, this [for example, "said contract" can often be changed to "the contract"]
sameit, them
sell, transfer, and assignsell
set forthset out, stated in, in
subsequentlater
subsequent toafter
subsequentlyafter, later
substantiateprove
suchthat, this, those, the [potentially omit]
sufficientenough
sufficient number ofenough
terminationend [depending on context]
the case at barthis case
the fact thatthat
the instant casethis case
the manner in whichhow
thereafterlater in it, in them, inside
thereinof, from, because
thereofof that
theretoabout, to that or it
this case is distinguishable[all cases are distinguishable; what you probably mean is that this case is different]
to the effect thatthat
until such time asuntil
uponon
utilizeuse
very[consider omitting]
was awareknew
whereas[omit for recitals and any other use]
whilstwhile
whereinin the
with respect toin connection with

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