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Duplicity(noun)

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Duplicity(noun)

deceitfulness in speech or conduct, as by speaking or acting in two different ways to different people concerning the same matter; double-dealing. 2. an act or instance of such deceitfulness.

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Fractious(adjective)

inclined to make trouble; unruly; having a peevish nature; cranky.

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Peremptory(adjective)

leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative; imperious or dictatorial.

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Prodigal(adjective)

wastefully or recklessly extravagant

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Credulity(noun)

willingness to believe or trust too readily, esp. without proper or adequate evidence; gullibility.

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Florid(adjective)

reddish; ruddy; rosy. 2. flowery; excessively ornate; showy.

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Corpulent(adjective)

large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat.

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Convivial(adjective)

friendly; agreeable. fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial. 3. of or befitting a feast; festive.

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Vinous(adjective)

of, resembling, or containing wine. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of wine.3. produced by, indicative of, or given to indulgence in wine. 4. wine red; wine-colored

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Jaunty(adjective)

having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk. 2. Crisp and dapper in appearance; natty. 3. Archaic Stylish. Genteel.

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Punctilious(adjective)

strictly attentive to minute details of form in action or conduct. 2. Precise; scrupulous.

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Disconcert(verb)

to break up the harmonious progress of; to throw into disorder or confusion 2. To confuse the faculties of; to disturb the composure of; to discompose; to abash.

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Olfactory(adjective)

of or pertaining to the sense of smell.

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Somnambulate(verb)

to walk or perform another act while asleep or in a sleeplike condition.

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Denizen(noun)

an inhabitant; resident. 2. a person who regularly frequents a place; habitué.

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Caravansary(noun)

an inn, usually with a large courtyard, for the overnight accommodation of caravans. 2. any large inn or hotel.

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Libertine(noun)

a person who is morally or sexually unrestrained, esp. a dissolute man; a profligate; rake 2. a freethinker in religious matters. 3. a person freed from slavery in ancient Rome.

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Prig(noun)

a person who displays or demands of others pointlessly precise conformity, fussiness about trivialities, or exaggerated propriety, esp. in a self-righteous or irritating manner.

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Magnanimous(adjective)

generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness: 2. high-minded; noble.

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Portent(noun)

an indication or omen of something about to happen, esp. something momentous. 2. threatening or disquieting significance: an occurrence of dire portent.

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Garrulous(adjective)

excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters

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Pasquinade(noun)

a satire or lampoon, especially one that ridicules a specific person, traditionally written and posted in a public place.

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Superfluous(adjective)

being more than is sufficient or required; excessive. 2. Unnecessary or needless.

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Ulster(noun)

a loose, long overcoat made of heavy, rugged fabric --often belted.

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Galley(noun)

an oblong tray of wood or brass, with upright sides, for holding type which has been set, or is to be made up, etc.

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Supercilious(adjective)

haughtily or arrogantly disdainful or contemptuous.

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Disillusion(verb)

to lose or to be freed from a false or misleading impression of reality.

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