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Filial (adj.)

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Filial (adj.)

relation of child to parents

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Sullen (adj.)

Persistently and silently ill-humored; morose

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Ignoble (adj.)

dishonorable, not noble in character

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Torrent (n)

a turbulent, fast-flowing

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Inclemency (n)

severe; harsh; not merciful

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Exploded (v)

caused to be rejected; destroy the repute of; discredit or disprove

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Cursory (adj.)

hastily done; superficial

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Avidity (n)

keen eagerness; consuming greed

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Censure (n)

an expression of disapproval

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Fancy (n)

idea or opinion with little foundation; illusion

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Imbue (v)

to inspire or influence thoroughly; to pervade

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Tyros (n)

beginners; novices

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Repine (v)

fret; complain

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Elixir (n)

a substance capable of sustaining life indefinitely; a medical concoction

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Fidelity (n)

loyalty

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Malignity (n)

intense ill-will

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Multifarious (adj.)

having many different parts, forms; numerous and various

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Immutable (adj.)

not changing

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Imprudence (n)

carelessness and lack of caution

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Rent (v)

tear; split; rip

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Sacrilege (n)

a technical violation of something, someone, or someplace sacred

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Respite (n)

a delay or cessation for a time, especially from something distressed; interval of relief

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Repose (n)

rest' tranquility; calm

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Uncouth (adj.)

strange and ungraceful in appearance, form, or behavior

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Futile (adj.)

serving no useful purpose; hopeless

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Chimera (n)

vain or idle fancy

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Recapitulation (n)

a brief summary

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Panegyric (n)

elaborate praise; formal hymn of praise

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Palpable (adj.)

capable of being touched or felt; tangible

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Transmute (v)

to change in appearance or shape

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