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acrimonious

angry, bitter

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adroit

skillful

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affable

friendly

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alimentary

nourishment, sustenance

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amalgam

mixture, blend

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ambivalent

mixed feelings

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ameliorate

make better

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amicable

agreeable

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anachronism

from another time

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aplomb

assurance, self-confidence

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arid

very dry

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ascetic

abstinent, non-indulgent

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assuage

to ease

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autocrat

a ruler with absolute power

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avarice

extremely greedy

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axiom

accepted truth

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beatitude

state of bliss

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beleaguer

to cause problems for

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belie

give false impression

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belligerent

hostile

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benediction

blessing

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bowdlerize

censor, expurgate

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brazen

bold

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brusque

abrupt in one’s mannerisms

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bungler

amateur, incompetent

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cacophony

harsh mixture of sounds

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capacious

spacious

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castigate

punish

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caustic

corrosive; sarcastic

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cerebral

intellectual

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chaff

worthless thing; husk of corn

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chicanery

the use of deception

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chimerical

illusory, imagination

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compunction

feeling remorse

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coniferous

needle-like or scale-like

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conjecture

guess, speculation

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consternation

anxious, dismayed

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contentious

likely to cause argument

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concomitant

naturally accompanying

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contiguous

next, together

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contingent

subject to change

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convival

friendly, lively

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corpulent

fat

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corroborate

confirm, verify

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craven

cowardly

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credulity

readiness to believe

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credulous

gullible, naive

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culpable

deserving blame

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curtail

to deprive, to reduce

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dearth

scarcity

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decant

to pour

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decrepit

elderly, worn out from age

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deference

respect, submission

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deleterious

harmful

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demagogue

agitator

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desecrate

to disrepect

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desiccate

to dry out

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desist

stop, cease, or abstain

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despot

a ruler with absolute power(1)

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diatribe

bitter verbal attack

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didactic

to instruct

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diffident

shy, lacks self-confidence

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dilatory

slow, unhurried, tardy

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dilettante

amateur

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dirge

funeral hymn, mournful music

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discomfit

to embarrass

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disconsolate

unhappy, doleful

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disparage

to belittle

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disingenuous

insincere

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dissembler

hypocrite

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dissolute

unprincipled, pomiscuous

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diurnal

daily

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dolorous

doleful, distressed

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draconian

strict rules

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dregs

remnant, leftovers

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ductile

pliable

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duplicitous

deceitful

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eclectic

extensive

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edify

to instruct(1)

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effigy

sculture or model of a person

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effusive

to express gratitude

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elucidate

to clarify

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emaciated

think or weak

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empirical

observed, seen

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enervating

tiring

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entomology

the study of insects

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entrench

firmly establish

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epitaph

elegy, commemoration

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euphony

pleasing sound

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evanescent

not lasting long

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evocation

imaginative research

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exacerbate

to worsen

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excoriate

to criticize

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extemporize

to improvise

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fastidious

hard to please

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fecund

producing many new ideas

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fickle

changing frequently

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flippant

treating things lightly

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florid

excessively intricate, red faced

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flummox

perplexed

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