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regard with hate

abhor

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rude

churlish

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kept secret

clandestine

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complicated, inefficient, large, heavy

cumbersome

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curious in an amusing way, funny

droll

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irritable, difficult to control

fractious

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completely clear

limpid

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sentimental in a false way

mawkish

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designed to impress

ostentatious

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carried out without interest

perfunctory

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unwelcome influence

pervasive

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prevent from happening

preclude

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a preference or special liking of something

predilection

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aggressively greedy

rapacious

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a person who pretends to be something they are not

sham

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eager to argue

truculent

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angry

acrimonious

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suffering from extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain

distressed

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deprive something of power

eclipse

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intensely irritated and frustrated

exasperated

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mutually interchangeable

fungible

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unoriginal

hackneyed

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using very few words

laconic

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dictatorial

magisterial

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involving a great deal of effort

onerous

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harsh criticism

opprobrium

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very unwilling to spend money

parsimonious

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strong or conflicting emotion

tempestuous

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defensible

tenable

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act that goes against the law

transgression

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refined in manner

urbane

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appearance of being true or real

verisimilitude

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impair the quality of

vitiate

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selfless

altruistic

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extravagant in style

baroque

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intend to pacify

conciliatory

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facial expression, support or approval

countenance

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comprehensive

exhaustive

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intense and passionate feeling

fervor

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pointless

futile

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unpleasant, illusion

invidious

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having strong religion

numinous

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clear, easily understood

pellucid

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harm

scathing

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accept something reluctantly without protest

acquiesce

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clever, skillful

adroit

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hostility or ill feeling, motivation to do something

animus

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sharp or severe in manner

astringent

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ridicule

deride

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perplexed

flummoxed

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fertile, productive

fruitful

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reserved

reticent

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keep secret

surreptitious

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torment or teasing

tantalizing

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equivalent in seriousness to

tantamount

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lethargy, state of mental or physical inactivity

torpor

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vigorous in style

trenchant

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offense or annoyance

umbrage

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difficult to control or predict

wayward

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lack of interest

apathy

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with reference to

apropos

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ingrained

entrenched

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abandon

forsake

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pay attention to

heed

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relevant to a particular matter

pertinent

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conformity to conventionally accepted standards of behavior

propriety

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shining brightly

scintillation

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having to show no moral principles, not honest or fair

unscrupulous

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conformity to facts

veracity

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extremely severe or harmful in its effects

virulent

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precede in time/ come before a date

antedate

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used to control movement/ show one鈥檚 anger

bridle

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sad or disappointed

crestfallen

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a disastrous outcome

curtain

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make something clear

elucidate

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lacking initiative or strength of character, irresponsible

feckless

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criticizing cherished beliefs

iconoclastic

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enclose or confine against will

immure

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impossible to understand or interpret

inscrutable

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give a lot of public attention

lionize

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wasteful in the use of resources

profligate

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restore/ settle/ accept

recondite

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give up

relinquish

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unnecessary, redundant

superfluous

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loud and forceful/ outspoken

vociferous

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praise enthusiastically and publicly

acclaim

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make sure of

ascertain

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large-scale and violent

cataclysmic

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controversial, quarrelsome

contentious

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reveal, disclose

divulge

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highly opinionated

dogmatic

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based on a mistaken belief

fallacious

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recklessly bold, harsh

foolhardy

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dispute the truth, challenge

impugn

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long-established, unlikely to change

inveterate

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inadequate

miserly

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bad-tempered, childishly sulky

petulant

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vigorously expressive

pithy

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self-righteous, making a show of being morally superior to others

sanctimonious

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lukewarm, showing little enthusiasm

tepid

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