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appraisal

evaluation, an act of assessing something or someone

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intrusive

invasive, causing disruption or annoyance through being unwelcome or uninvited

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insurgency

rebellion, an active revolt or uprising

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decorum

decency, behavior in keeping with good taste and propriety

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depravity

wickness, moral corruption or action

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duplicity

deceitfulness, a kind of deception in which you intentionally hide your true feelings or intentions behind false words or actions

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impeccable

flawless, behavior is in accordance with the highest standards of propriety

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revered

venerate, feel deep respect or admiration for someone or thing

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reputable

respectable, having a good reputation

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equivocal

obscure, open to more than one interpretation and used to mislead

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churlish

ill-mannered, rude in a mean-spirited and surly way

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inarticulate

incoherent, unable to speak distinctly or express oneself clearly

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dogmatic

opinionated, avoidance from accepting others' beliefs, ideas and behaviors.

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elliptical

terse, using or involving ellipsis, especially so as to be difficult to understand.

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tactful

understanding, someone showing sensitivity in dealing with others or with difficult issues.

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ambiguous

unclear, not clearly understandable

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artifice

deception, clever or cunning devices used to deceive others

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erudition

scholarship, having or showing knowledge that is gained by studying

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conceit

vanity, excessively proud of oneself

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facade

a show, an outward appearance that is maintained to conceal a less pleasant or creditable reality.

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joviality

cheerfulness, the quality in a person of being friendly and in a good mood, or of a situation being enjoyable, friendly and pleasant

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dislodge

remove, the quality in a person of being friendly and in a good mood, or of a situation being enjoyable, friendly and pleasant

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irrefutable

undeniable, impossible to deny or disprove.

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negligible

insignificant, so small or unimportant as to be not worth considering

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incorrigible

hopeless, a person or their tendencies not being able to be corrected, improved, or reformed

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incriminating

convicting, making someone appear guilty of a crime or wrongdoing

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abhor

detest, to feel hatred or loathing for someone or thing

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nonconformist

rebel, a person whose behavior or views do not conform to prevailing ideas or practices.

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stagnation

inactiveness, lack of activity, growth, or development

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cavalcade

parade, a formal procession of people walking, on horseback, or riding in vehicles

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arboretum

garden, a botanical garden devoted to trees

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menagerie

zoo, a collection of wild animals kept in captivity for exhibition

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milieu

background, a person's social environment

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callous

heartless, showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others

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revile

rail, criticize in an abusive or angrily insulting manne

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amenable

obedient, (of a person) open and responsive to suggestion; easily persuaded or controlled.

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cantankerous

irritable, a person act in bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative manner.

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deride

mock, express contempt for; ridicule

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abhorrent

detestable, inspiring disgust and loathing

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lofty

prideful, behaves in a way that shows they think they are better than other people

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dignitary

notable, a person considered to be important because of high rank or office.

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gushing

effusive, (of speech or writing) effusive or exaggeratedly enthusiastic

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amicable

civil, (of relations between people) having a spirit of friendliness; without serious disagreement or rancor.

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omnipresent

general, Widely or constantly encountered; common or widespread.

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precipitous

hasty, (of an action) done suddenly and without careful consideration.

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inconspicuous

unnoticeable, not clearly visible or attracting attention; not conspicuous.

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forgery

fake, a forged or copied document, signature, banknote, or work of art.

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threshold

verge, the magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or be manifested.

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provincialism

closed minded, narrow-mindedness, insularity, or lack of sophistication.

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auspiciously

favorably, in a way that suggests a positive and successful future

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opaque

cloudy, not able to be seen through; not transparent

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superfluous

unnecessary, especially through being more than enough.

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ingenious

cleverly and originally devised and well suited to its purpose

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fervent

passionate, having or displaying a passionate intensity

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indefinite

unknown, lasting for an unknown or unstated length of time

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impotent

powerless, unable to take effective action

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contingent

possible, subject to chance

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adjournment

suspension, an act or period of adjourning or being adjourned.

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itinerary

journey, a planned route

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apparition

visitation, the appearance of something remarkable or unexpected, typically an image of this type

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sweeping

broad, wide in range or effect

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nebulous

hazy, (of a concept or idea) unclear, vague, or ill-defined

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exemption

exception, the process of freeing or state of being free from an obligation or liability imposed on others.

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pensioner

senior citizen a person who receives a pension

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beneficiary

heir, a person who derives advantage from something, especially a trust, will, or life insurance policy.

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extenuating

justifying, (of a factor or situation) serving to lessen the seriousness of an offense

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mistrial

a trial rendered invalid through an error in the proceedings.

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antipathy

aversion, a deep-seated feeling of dislike

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idolatry

worship, extreme admiration, love, or reverence for something or someone.

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imponderable

unestimated, a factor that is difficult or impossible to estimate or assess.

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immolation

slaughter, kill or offer as a sacrifice, especially by burning.

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embargo

impose an official ban on (trade or a country or commodity)

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opprobrium

vilification, harsh criticism or censure

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Bombast

rant, high-sounding language with little meaning, used to impress people

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Obsequious

obedient, attentive to an excessive degree

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Visage

a person's emotional facial expression

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Homage

respect, special honor or respect shown publicly

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Grange

a country house with farm buildings attached

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Lascivious

lustful, eeling or revealing an openly and often offensive sexual desire

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Iniquity

wickedness, grossly unfair behavior

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Prate

talk foolishly or at tedious length about something

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Promulgate

publicize, promote or make widely known

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Assay

archaic version of attempt

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Valiant

brave, possessing or showing courage or determination

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Mountebank

fraud, a person who deceives others, especially in order to trick them out of their money

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Pith

heart, the essence of something

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Conjure

to bring, call upon (a spirit or ghost) to appear, by means of a magic ritual

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Alacrity

eagerness, brisk and cheerful readiness

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Surfeit

surplus, an excessive amount of something

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Paradox

contradiction, seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.

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Tempest

a violent windy storm

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Pestilent

deadly, destructive to life

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Gregarious

sociable, fond of company

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Rout

a disorderly retreat of defeated troops

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Fustian

a cloth that is thick, durable and woven to have diagonal parallel ridges with  short threads sticking up, usually dyed in dark colors

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Importune

beseech harass (someone) persistently for or to do something

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Dilatory

unhurried, slow to act

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Fetter

chain used to restrain a prisoner, typically placed around the ankles

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Boon

blessing, a thing that is helpful or beneficial

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Filch

to pick, steal (something, especially a thing of small value) in a casual way

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