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accost

approach and address (someone) boldly or aggressively

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(un)amiable

not friendly or sociable

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arbitrary

based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system

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audactiy

a willingness to take bold risks, or rude and disrespectful behavior; impudence

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5

bilious

affected or associated with nausea or vomiting, spiteful or bad-tempered

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6

blackguard

a rude or unscrupulous person

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bravado

blustering, swaggering conduct

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cogitation

the capacity to think or reflect

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compulsory

mandatory or enforced

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conspicuously

in a way that attracts notice or attention

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coyly

in a hesitant or indirect manner, in a shy or modest manner, or in a way that shows usually insincere or affected reluctance

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deference

humble submission or respect

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depreciation

a reduction in the value of an asset with the passage of time, due in particular to wear and tear

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derision

contemptuous ridicule or mockery

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diffident

modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence

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disdain

contempt, to consider someone unworthy of respect

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dogmatic

inclined to lay principles down as incontrovertibly true

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draught

a current of air, especially one intruding into an enclosed space

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dudgeon

a feeling of offense or deep resentment

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eccentric

of a person or behavior, unconventional and slightly strange

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elocutionary

the art of public speaking in which gesture, vocal production, and delivery are emphasized

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22

follies

lack of good sense or normal prudence and foresight

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gumption

enterprise, initiative

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haughty

blatantly and disdainfully proud: having or showing an attitude of superiority and contempt for people or things perceived to be inferior

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impertinent

given to or characterized by insolent rudeness, not strained within due or proper bounds especially of propriety or good taste

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impetuous

marked by impulsive vehemence or passion, marked by force and violence of movement of action

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imprecations

a spoken curse

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impudent/impudence

not showing respect for a person/quality of being impudent

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incensed

very angry or enraged

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incipient

in an initial stage; beginning to happen or develop, developing into a specified type or role

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incorrigible

unable to be corrected or improved

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indictment

a formal charge or accusation of a crime

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indignant

feeling or showing anger or annoyance at that which is perceived as unfair treatment

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infatuated

possessed with an intense by short-lived passion or admiration for someone

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magnanimous

generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or less powerful person

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malice

the intention or desire to do evil; ill will

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matrimonially

of or relating to marriage. The married state, or married persons

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melancholy

a gloomy state or mind, especially when habitual or prolonged; depression

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mendacity

untruthfulness; a tendency to lie

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modulation

the exertion of modifying or controlling influence on something or the variation in the strength, tone, or pitch of one's voice

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oblige

make someone legally or morally bound to an action or course of action / do as someone asks or desires in order to help or please them

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odious

extremely unpleasant; repulsive

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43

opulence

great wealth or luxuriousness

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44

pedantic

ostentatious in one's learning, overly concerned with minute details or formalism, especially in teaching

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peremptorily

putting an end to or precluding a right of action, debate, or delay / expressive of urgency or command

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perfunctorily

to be characterized by routine or superficiality; lacking in interest or enthusiasm

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petulance

the quality or state of being insolent or rude in speech or behavior

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pharisaic

being or having qualities such as hypocritical and censorious self rightesousness

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placid

not easily upset or irritated

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50

plinth

the lowest member of a base; a usually square block serving as a base; a course of stones forming a continuous foundation or base course.

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pretension/pretentious

a claim or right to attention or honor because of merit, a claim or effort to establish a claim, an allegation of doubtful value, or making usually unjustified or excessive claims

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prudent

acting or showing no care or thought for the future

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purgatory

an intermediate state after death for expiatory purification, a place or state of temporary suffering or misery

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puissant

powerful

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provocation

the act of provoking/incitement, or something that provokes/stimulates

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quaint

old fashioned or unfamiliar/odd

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remonstrate

to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval

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58

repudiate

to reject as having no authority or binding force

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59

salutation

a gesture or utterance made as a greeting or acknowledgment of another's arrival or departure

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60

sanguinary

full of or characterized by bloodshed; bloody

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slovenly

untidy or unclean in appearance or habits

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soiree

an evening party/social gathering held for a specific purpose

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tedious

a monotonous task, a long tiresome task, wordiness that causes boredom/prolix

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unassailable

cannot be defeated, impossible to doubt or argue with

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vehement

expressing strong feelings, or shown by strong feelings or great energy or force

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zephyr

a light wind or a fine cotton gingham (lightweight plain-woven cotton cloth)

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