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repulsed

cause (someone) to feel intense distaste and aversion.

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placid

(of a person or animal) not easily upset or excited.

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irritated

showing or feeling slight anger; annoyed.

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curt

rudely brief.

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incensed

very angry; enraged.

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droll

curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement.

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perturbed

anxious or unsettled; upset.

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amiable

having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner.

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weakened

make or become weaker in power, resolve, or physical strength.

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sullen

bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy.

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inopportune

occurring at an inconvenient or inappropriate time.

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meager

(of something provided or available) lacking in quantity or quality.

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auspicious

conducive to success; favorable.

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untimely

(of an event or act) happening or done at an unsuitable time

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modest

unassuming or moderate in the estimation of one's abilities or achievements.

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bustling

move in an energetic or noisy manner.

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manufacture

the making of articles on a large scale using machinery.

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rural

in, relating to, or characteristic of the countryside rather than the town.

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seedy

sordid and disreputable.

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deserted

(of a place) empty of people.

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ugly

unpleasant or repulsive, especially in appearance.

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feigned

simulated or pretended; insincere.

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dreary

dull, bleak, and lifeless; depressing.

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envision

imagine as a future possibility; visualize.

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lazy

unwilling to work or use energy.

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divulge

make known (private or sensitive information).

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scanty

small or insufficient in quantity or amount

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desire

a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen.

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keen

having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm.

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perceive

become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand.

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penalty

a punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract.

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frown upon

as in displeasure or deep thought

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exemption

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

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support

bear all or part of the weight of; hold up.

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theory

a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, especially one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained.

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addendum

an item of additional material, typically omissions, added at the end of a book or other publication.

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continue

persist in an activity or process.

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waiver

an act or instance of waiving a right or claim.

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abolish

formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution).

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graceful

having or showing grace or elegance.

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rail at

to use abusive language

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malicious

characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm.

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compromise

an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions.

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wistful

having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing.

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bargain

an agreement between two or more parties as to what each party will do for the other.

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grudge

a persistent feeling of ill will or resentment resulting from a past insult or injury.

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abide

accept or act in accordance with (a rule, decision, or recommendation).

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reign

hold royal office; rule as king or queen.

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dilution

the action of making something weaker in force, content, or value.

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river

a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another such stream.

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fallacy

a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound argument.

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neglect

fail to care for properly.

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misnomer

a wrong or inaccurate name or designation.

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treeless

without trees

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retell

tell (a story) again or differently.

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content

in a state of peaceful happiness.

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fault

an unattractive or unsatisfactory feature, especially in a piece of work or in a person's character.

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barren

(of land) too poor to produce much or any vegetation.

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subtle

(especially of a change or distinction) so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe.

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assault

make a physical attack on.

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engage

occupy, attract, or involve (someone's interest or attention).

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titillate

stimulate or excite (someone), especially in a sexual way.

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utilitarian

designed to be useful or practical rather than attractive.

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assist

help (someone), typically by doing a share of the work.

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obtuse

annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand.

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ridiculous

deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd.

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informative

providing useful or interesting information.

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delve

reach inside a receptacle and search for something.

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mete

dispense or allot justice, a punishment, or harsh treatment.

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hinge

attach or join with or as if with a hinge.

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spurn

reject with disdain or contempt.

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fortify

strengthen (a place) with defensive works so as to protect it against attack

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embrace

hold (someone) closely in one's arms, especially as a sign of affection.

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relish

great enjoyment.

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condone

accept and allow (behavior that is considered morally wrong or offensive) to continue.

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reclaim

retrieve or recover (something previously lost, given, or paid); obtain the return of.

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lambaste

criticize (someone or something) harshly.

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interpret

explain the meaning of (information, words, or actions).

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adamant

refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind.

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adversity

difficulties; misfortune.

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verbatim

in the exact words : word for word

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substratum

a layer of something (such as soil or rock) that is under another layer

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altruistic

showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish.

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Antipathy

a deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion.

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ardent

enthusiastic or passionate.

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arrogant

having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities.

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austere

severe or strict in manner, attitude, or appearance.

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banal

so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.

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baneful

deadly; poisonous

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berate

to scold; rebuke

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circumlocution

a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea.

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compliant

obeying, obliging, or yielding, especially in a submissive way

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gratify

to give pleasure to (a person or persons) by satisfying desires or humoring inclinations or feelings

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illusion

something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality.

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indolent

having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful

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Acrid

sharp; pungent, used of smells and tastes

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Boorish

ill-mannered

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Cynical

believing that people act only out of selfish motives

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Epistle

a letter, form of communication

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Heresy

against orthodox opinion

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