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v. to decline in strength or vigor

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alacrity

n. cheerful eagerness or readiness to respond

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capitulate

v. to surrender; to give up or give in

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ingenuous

adj. frank; without deception; simple

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culpable

adj. deserving blame; guilty

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insular

adj. like an island; isolated

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austere

adj. unadorned; stern; forbidding

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transient

adj. not staying for a long time; temporary

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acrimonious

adj. full of spite; bitter; nasty

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acumen

n. keenness of judgment; mental sharpness

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burgeon

v. to expand; to flourish

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profligate

adj. extravagantly wasteful and usually wildly immoral

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impetuous

adj. impulsive; extremely impatient

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hiatus

n. a break or interruption, often from work

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incorrigible

adj. incapable of being reformed

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fauna

n. animals

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pejorative

adj. negative; disparaging

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spurious

adj. false; fake; counterfeit

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adulterate

v. to contaminate; to make impure

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propensity

n. a natural inclination or tendency

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despot

n. an absolute ruler; an autocrat

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indignant

adj. angry; insulted

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heed

v. to pay attention to

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lugubrious

adj. exaggeratedly mournful

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gravity

n. seriousness

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