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abhor

to regard with extreme repugnance; to detest utterly; to loathe

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accolade

praise, an award

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ascetic

one who leads a life of self-denial and contemplation; absent of luxury

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bequeath

to hand down, to give or to leave in a will

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charlatan

one who claims to know something that he does not, a quack

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conflagration

a large fire

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dearth

a lack, a scarcity

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diffidence

shyness, reserve, unassertiveness

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effervescent

showing high spirits

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ethereal

heavenly, unusually delicate, light, lacking material substance, intangible

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expunge

to remove, to erase

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12

guile

deceitfulness, duplicity

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implausible

not believable

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incongruity

nonconformity, disagreement, incompalibility

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insularity

qualities of an island; narrow-mindedness of opinion

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morose

being sullen or gloomy

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placate

to appease or to pacify by making concessions

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poignant

piercing, incisive, and keen

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provincial

lacking sophistication, narrow-minded

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reiterate

to repeat

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spontaneous

having no external cause, acting on impulse

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synthesis

combining parts into a whole

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toxic

poisonous

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vigilant

very alert, watchful

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voluble

ability to use words easily, fluent and gib

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