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astray (adverb)

away from the correct path or direction

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excursion (noun)

a short journey or trip

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ineradicable (adjective)

unable to be destroyed or removed

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oblige (verb)

make (someone) legally or morally bound to an action or course of action

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bewilder (verb)

to confuse or puzzle completely

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placid (adjective)

pleasantly calm or peaceful

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afflict (verb)

cause pain or suffering to; affect or trouble grievously

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exalt (verb)

hold (someone or something) in very high regard; think or speak very highly of.

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hasten (verb)

be quick to do something

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importunity (noun)

persistence, especially to the point of annoyance

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tumultuous (adjective)

making a loud, confused noise; uproarious

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feign (verb)

pretend to be affected by (a feeling, state, or injury).

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imperceptibility (adverb)

in a way that is so slight, gradual, or subtle as to not be perceived

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odious (adjective)

extremely unpleasant; repulsive

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proclivity (noun)

a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition toward a particular thing.

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hone (verb)

  1. refine or perfect (something) over a period of time

  2. to sharpen (a blade)

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insidious (adjective)

  1. proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects

  2. treacherous, crafty

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intuitive (adjective)

using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning; instinctive.

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subside (verb)

  1. become less intense, violent, or severe.

  2. lapse into silence or inactivity

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incessantly (adverb)

without interruption; constantly

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status quo (noun)

the existing state of affairs, especially regarding social or political issues.

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warily (adverb)

  1. cautiously and carefully

  2. in a way that shows lack of trust, suspiciously

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appalled (adjective)

greatly dismay or horrify

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belligerently (adverb)

hostile and aggressive

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doggedly (adverb)

having or showing determination and grim persistence

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intolerant (adjective)

narrow-minded about cherished opinions; unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion

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meek (adjective)

quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive.

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naive (adjective)

(of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment.

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petty (adjective)

of little importance; trivial

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sadism (noun)

the deriving of pleasure from inflicting cruelty on others

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subservient (adjective)

prepared to obey others unquestioningly

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superficial (adjective)

trivial, shallow, existing only on the surface and showing little depth

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imperiously (adverb)

in a manner of arrogant superiority

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mollify (verb)

gain the good will of; make more temperate; acceptable, or suitable by adding something else

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precede (verb)

be earlier in time; go back further; be predecessor of

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derision (noun)

contemptuous ridicule or mockery

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fawning (adjective)

attempting to win favor by flattery

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rapt (adjective)

feeling great delight and interest

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indignation (noun)

a feeling of righteous anger

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monotonous (adjective)

sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch

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jar (verb)

move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion

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