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equivocate

v.) to hedge; use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself

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superfluous

adj.) unnecessary, especially through being more than enough

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bilateral

adj.) two-sided; having or relating to two sides; affecting both sides

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unilateral

adj.) one-sided; performed by or affecting only one person, group, or country involved in a particular situation, without the agreement of another or the others

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circumspect

adj.) cautious; wary and unwilling to take risks

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commensurate

adj.) of like measure; corresponding in size or degree; in proportion

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malevolence

n.) evil intent; the state or condition of being malevolent

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neophyte

n.) beginner; a person who is new to a subject, skill, or belief

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misanthropist

n.) people-hater; a person who is new to a subject, skill, or belief

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bellicose

adj.) war like' demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight

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anthropomorphic

adj.) man-shaped; relating to or characterized by anthropomorphism; having human characteristics

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captious

adj.) fault-finding; tending to find fault or raise petty objections

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neologism

n.) new word; a newly coined word or expression

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malediction

n.) a curse; a magical word or phrase uttered with the intention of bringing about evil or destruction; a curse

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incredulous

adj.) not believing; unwilling or unable to believe something

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omniscient

adj.) all knowing; knowing everything

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monomania

n.) obsession with one thing; exaggerated or obsessive enthusiasm for or preoccupation with one thing

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specious

adj.) false' superficially plausible, but actually wrong

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exocriate

v.) verbally flog; censure or criticize severely

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prototype

n.) first model; a first, typical or preliminary model or something, especially a machine, from which other forms are developed or copied

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xenophobia

n.) fear of foreigners; dislike or prejudice against people from other countries

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benediction

n.) blessing; the utterance or bestowing of a blessing, especially at the end of a religious service

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amorphous

adj.) shapeless; without a clearly defined shape or form

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preponderance

n.) bulk; the quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance

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magnanimous

adj.) great-minded; generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or less powerful person

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