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circumspect

(adj) careful to consider all circumstances and consequences; caution; wary; watchful; vigilant

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circum- around specere- to look

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circumvent

(verb) to avoid by artful maneuvering; to skirt; to evade; to elude; to circle around

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circum- around venire- to come circumvention (noun)

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cadaverous

(adj) like a cadaver; pale; ghastly or gaunt; haggard

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from cadere- to fall (Italian?)

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calumny

(noun) a false and malicious statement meant to hurt someone's reputation; slander

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calumnious (adj)

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castigate

(verb) to critisize severly; rebuke severly especially by harsh public critisism

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caustic

(adj) corrosive; sarcastic; marked by sharp, biting wit; scathing

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kaustos- burning

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celerity

(noun) swiftness in acting or moving

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keles- fast horse or ship

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chuavinism

(noun) unreasoning devotion to one's own race, gender, country, etc; fanatical patriotism; jingoism; bias

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chuavinistic (adj) after Nicolas Chuavin- a soldier of Napoleon

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choleric

(adj) having a quick temper; having an irascible nature; bilious; hot tempered; irritable

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compunction

(noun) a feeling of hesitation, doubt, or uneasiness; anxiety arising from awareness of guilt; distress of mind over anticipated actions or results; a twinge of misgiving; scruple; qualm

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com- with pungere- to prick

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