Verbal Diagnostics Test

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Apportioned

divided and allocated

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Delusion

a belief that is maintained despite being contradicted by reality

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Deify

worship, regard, or treat like a God

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Antedate

proceed in time, come before something in date

indicate or discover that should be assigned to an earlier date

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Complementary

enhance or support

combining in such ways as to enhance or emphasize the qualities of each other or another

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Compelling

either evoke interest or inspire conviction

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Abridged

shorten without losing the sense

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Expatriate

a person who lived outside of their native country

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Lascivious

overtly and often inappropriately sexusl

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Pithy

concise and forcefully expressive

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Posited

assume as a fact; put forward as a basis of argument

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preposterous

contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous

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Preordained

decide or determine beforehand

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Prescient

having or showing knowledge of events before they take place

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Preternatural

beyond what is normal or natural

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Venerate

regard with great respect; revere

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Indemnify

compensate someone for hard or loss

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Lionize

give a lot of public attention and approval to someone; treat like a celebrity

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Castigate

reprimand someone severely

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Doyenne

a woman who is most respected or prominent person in a particular field

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Vicissitude

a change of circumstances of fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant

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Lackadaisical

lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy

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Mercenary

a person primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics

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Catalyst

a person/thing that precipitates an event

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Lackey

a servant, especially a liveries footman or manservant

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Apologist

a person who offers an argument in defense of something controversial

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Proponent

a person who advocated a theory, proposal, or project

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Caustic

able to burn or corrode organic tissue by chemical action; sarcastic in a scathing and bitter way

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Slanderous

false and malicious

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Amusing

causing laughter or providing entertainment

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abreast of

side by side and facing the same way

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Vicissitude

a change of circumstances of fortune , typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant

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Improvident

not having or showing foresight; spendthrift or thoughtless

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Dissolute

lax in morals

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taciturn

(of a person) reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying very little

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trumpet

proclaim widely or loudly

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Aghast

filled with horror or shock

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pallid

(of a person face) pace, typically because of poop health

feeble or insipid

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impecunious

having little or no money

im-pe-cu-ni-ous

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Demarcate

set of boundaries or limits of

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Inimical

tending to obstruct or harm

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acerbic

sharp and forthright

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Cajole

persuade someone to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery

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posit

assume as a fact; put forward as a basis of argument

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grandiloquent

pompous or extravagant in language, style, or manner, especially in a way that is intended to impress

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quixotic

exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical

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pragmatic

dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based in practical rather than theoretical considerations

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emblematic

serving as a symbol of a particular quality or concept; symbolic

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Venerate

regard with great respect; revere

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Laud

praise highly, especially in a public context

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pan

criticize severely

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medaciously

telling lies, especially habitually; dishonest; lying; untruthful

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vehement

showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate, or intense

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roundly

in an intense or emphatic manner

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Profundity

deep insight; great depth of knowledge or thought

great depth or intensity of a state, quality, or emotion

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Insouciance

casual lack of concern; indefference

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aesthetics

philosophy of art, is the study of beauty and taste

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insensible

without ones mental faculties, typically a result of violence or intoxication

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Prologue

a separate intro section of a literary or musical work

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Catharsis

the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or re;ressed emotions

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Homily

a religious discourse that is intended primarily for spiritual edification rather than doctrinal instruction; a sermon

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coda

the concluding passage of a piece of movement, typically forming an addition to the basic structure

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Providential

occurring at a favorable time; opportune

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Shrewd

having or showing sharp powers or judgement ; astute

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simpatico

(of a person) likable and easy to get along with

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Ominous

giving the impresion that something is bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening;

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Anachronism

a chronological inconsistency is some arrangement, especially in a juxtaposition of person(s), events, objects, or customs from different periods of time

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prescient

having or showing knowledge of events before they take place

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Maudlin

self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental, often through drunkenness

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inure

accustom to something, especially something unpleasant

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Amortize

reduce or extinguish (a debt) by money regularly put aside

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Agglomerate

collect or form into a mass or group

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Syncopate

displace the beats or accents in (music or a rhythm) so that strong beats become weak and vice versa

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coalesce

come together and form one mass or whole

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Hector

talk to (someone) in a bullying way

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inveigle

persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery

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Presage

be a sign or warning (something typically bad) will happen

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unbeknownst

without the knowledge of

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Deftly

sense of doing something both skillfully and gently or effortlessly

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Consanguineous

relating to or denoting people descended from the same ancestor

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Abhorrent

inspiring disgust and loathing, repugnant

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Archaic

very old or old fashioned

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erroneously

wrong; incorrect

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chary

cautiously or suspiciously reluctant to do something

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Beguil

charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way

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Cumbersome

large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry or use

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Coltish

energetic but awkward in ones movements or behavior

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tremulous

shaking or quivering slightly

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imperious

assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

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efficacious

successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective

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fecund

producing or capable or producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile

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harbinger

a person or thing that announces or signal the approach of another

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forebear

an ancestor

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progeny

a descendant or the descendants or a person, animal, or plant; offspring

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sycophant

a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage

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sentry

a soldier stationed to keep guard or to control access to a place

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recant

say that one no longer holds an opinion or belief, especially one considered heretical

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herald

be a sign that something is about to happen

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omnipotent

having unlimited power, able to do anything

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equivocal

open to more than one interpretation

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ephemeral

lasting for a very short time

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equitable

fair and impartial

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stout

somewhat fat or of heavy build

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a concomitant

naturally accompanying or associated

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derivative

imitative of the work of another person, and usually disapproved of for that reason

something that is based on another source

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antiquated

old fashioned or outdated

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vestigial

formally a very small remnant of something that was once much larger or more noticeable

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obsequious

obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree

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peccadillo

a small, relatively unimportant offense or sun

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incendiary

a person who starts fired, especially in a military context

a person who stirs up conflict

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evanescent

soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence;quickly fading or disappearing

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sanguine

optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation

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unprovoked

not caused by anything done or said

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quixotic

exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical

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adverse

preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable

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menacing

suggesting the presence of danger; threatening

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depose

remove from office suddenly and forcefully

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sagacious

having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgement; shrewd

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banal

so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring

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enamor

be filled with a feeling of love for

having a liking or admiration for

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castigate

reprimand severely

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verdant

(of countryside) green with grass or other rich vegetation

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facile

appearing neat and comprehensive only by ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial

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dulcet

sweet and soothing (often used ironically)

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amicable

having a spirit of friendliness; without serious disagreement or rancor

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impeccable

in accordance with the highest standards or propriety; faultless

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convoluted

extremely complex and difficult to follow

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garrulous

excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters

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endearing

inspiring love or affection

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solicitous

characterized by or showing interest or concern

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skittish

excitable or easily scared

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disingenuous

not candid or sincere, typically be pretending that one knows less about something than one really does

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facetious

treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor

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insightful

having or showing an accurate and deep understanding; perceptive

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variable

not consistent

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incongruous

not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something

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motley

incongruously caries in appearance or character; disparate

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corroborate

confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding)

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refute

prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false; disprove.

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ameliorate

make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better

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immutable

unchanging over time or unable to be changed

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polemical

of, relating to, or involving strongly critical, controversial, or disputatious writing or speech.

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efficacious

successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective.

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obloquy

strong public criticism or verbal abuse.

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calumny

the making of false and defamatory statements in order to damage someone's reputation; slander.

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excoriation

skin picking disorder

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garlands

decorative wreath

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deification

variation of deify

when a person is treated like a God

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artifices

clever or cunning devices or expedients, especially as used to trick or deceive others

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halcyon

denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.

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benign

gentle; kindly.

not harmful in effect: in particular, (of a tumor) not malignant.

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orthodox

conforming to what is generally or traditionally accepted as right or true; established and approved.

of the ordinary or usual type; normal.

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astounding

surprisingly impressive or notable.

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abstruse

difficult to understand; obscure.

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acerbic

sharp and forthright.

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ample

enough or more than enough; plentiful

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tout

attempt to sell (something), typically by pestering people in an aggressive or bold manner.

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accrue

be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time.

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whet

sharpen the blade of (a tool or weapon).

a thing that stimulates appetite or desire.

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ineffectual

not producing any or the desired effect

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effete

affected, overrefined, and ineffectual.

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deft

neatly skillful and quick in one's movements.

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insipid

lacking flavor.

lacking vigor or interest

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incendiary

designed to cause fires

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prudish

having or revealing a tendency to be easily shocked by matters relating to sex or nudity; excessively concerned with sexual propriety.

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rustic

of or relating to the countryside; rural.

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repressive

inhibiting or restraining the freedom of a person or group of people.

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perspicacious

having a ready insight into and understanding of things

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moralizing

comment on issues of right and wrong, typically with an unfounded air of superiority

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licentious

promiscuous and unprincipled in sexual matters.

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debauchery

excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures

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propriety

the state or quality of conforming to conventionally accepted standards of behavior or morals.

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dissent

hold or express opinions that are at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially expressed

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hinterland

the often uncharted areas beyond a coastal district or a river's banks

an area lying beyond what is visible or known.

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squalid

(of a place) extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect.

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arcadian

native of Arcadia.

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parochial

of or relating to a church parish

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unorthodox

contrary to what is usual, traditional, or accepted; not orthodox

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pragmatic

dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations

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quixotic

exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical

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martial

of or appropriate to war; warlike

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ostentatious

characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress or attract notice

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opulent

ostentatiously rich and luxurious or lavish.

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tendentious

expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, especially a controversial one.

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bucolic

of or relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life.

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repertory

the performance of various plays, operas, or ballets by a company at regular short intervals.

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expatiate

to enlarge in discourse or writing; be copious in description or discussion

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distension

outwardly expand beyond the normal girth

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terseness

sense of concise or pithy in style or language

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solace

comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness

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amity

a friendly relationship

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plaudits

praise

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truisms

a statement that is obviously true and says nothing new or interesting

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mores

the essential or characteristic customs and conventions of a community

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perpetuity

a thing that lasts forever or for an indefinite period

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consecration

solemn dedication to a special purpose or service, usually religious

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Nadir

the lowest point in the fortunes of a person or organization

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paragon

a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality

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Modicum

a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something considered desirable or valuable.

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stopgap

a temporary way of dealing with a problem or satisfying a need

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mitigate

make less severe, serious, or painful

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paradox

is a statement that, despite apparently sound reasoning from true premises, leads to a self-contradictory or a logically unacceptable conclusion

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entreaty

an earnest or humble request

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vainglory

inordinate pride in oneself or one's achievements; excessive vanity

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mercurial

subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind

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fascism

an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization

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fascist

an advocate or follower of fascism

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sangfroid

composure or coolness, sometimes excessive, as shown in danger or under trying circumstances

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intrepid

fearless; adventurous (often used for rhetorical or humorous effect)

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ergonomic

(especially of workplace design) intended to provide optimum comfort and to avoid stress or injury

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providential

occurring at a favorable time; opportune

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semiotic

the study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation

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parlous

full of danger or uncertainty; precarious

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prudent

acting with or showing care and thought for the future

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brusque

abrupt or offhand in speech or manner

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subtleties

the quality or state of being subtle

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canny

having or showing shrewdness and good judgment, especially in money or business matters

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desultory

lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm

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capricious

given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.

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guileless

devoid of guile; innocent and without deception

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cunning

having or showing skill in achieving one's ends by deceit or evasion

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inundate

overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with

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curb

restrain or keep in check

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exacting

making great demands on one's skill, attention, or other resources

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ascetic

characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons

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antediluvian

of or belonging to the time before the biblical Flood

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profligate

recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources

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dissipation

dissipated living

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probity

the quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency

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indolence

avoidance of activity or exertion; laziness

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deprecating

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laudatory

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tepid

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tortuousness

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conventionality

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pedantry

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ingenuity

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repelled

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enthralled

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peccadilloes

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minutiae

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tactics

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irrelevancies

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wit

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puchritude

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fosters

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furnishes

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belies

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redreses

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mitigation

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enshrinement

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abolition

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iconoclasm

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illibral

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baying

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seething

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implicitly

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ideological

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diffident

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obligations

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dilemmas

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affiliations

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leery

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myopic

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parsimony

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equanimity

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sternness

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complacence

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infirmity

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paradox

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fiduciary

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cultivars

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maladies

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comestible

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ubiquitous

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salubrious

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cultivated

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refuted

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subverted

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assuage

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impudent

not showing due respect for another person; impertinent

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meddlesome

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asceticism

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asperity

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urbanity

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peril

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rhetoric

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trepidation

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dauntless

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martyr

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disquieting

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exhilarating

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redacted

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serendipity

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volubility

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sinecure

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sophistry

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philosophy

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ironclad

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defeasible

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earnest

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disseminated

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dissembled

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coalesced

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perturbing

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patrician

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peasant

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maladroitness

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deftness

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balkanized

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besmirch

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dissolution

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conversance

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modishness

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eminence

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veracity

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vacuity

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acumen

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hackneyed

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acumen

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dilettantes

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mollifies

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abettor

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simulacrum

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lavish

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titillation

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peril

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assertion

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discent

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dissent

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ascent

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assent

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exorbitant

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abated

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pertinent

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antithetical

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candor

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veracity

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buttress

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albatross

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partition

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contrived

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macabre

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moot

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rendered

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hyperboles

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innuendos

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conundrums

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parables

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tacit

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spurious

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flagrancy

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antipathy

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factions

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anathema

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immaterial

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contention

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rife

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devoid

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teeming

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dogmatic

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tirade

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farce

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mitigating

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irredeemable

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futile

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nonplussed

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fatuous

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draconian

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contemptible

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contrived

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laudable

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supplants

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imbues

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solvent

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unprecedented

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evasive

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copious

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fantastical

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quotidian

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ebullient

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gainsay

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belie

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deviation

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banality

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resolute

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scrutinized

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diffident

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reluctant

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ameliorate

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allegorical

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heuristic

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pragmatists

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robust

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explicate

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extrapolate

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interpolate

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eclectic

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genteel

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contemporaries

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detractors

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interlocutors

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illiberal

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piques

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dispensations

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encumbrances

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inchoate

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helmsmanship

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dissuaded

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duplicitous

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tactically

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amicably

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doting

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rancorous

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discerning

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grizzled

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vitreous

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conceit

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stanchion

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touchstone

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bolster

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rudder

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ensure

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ascertain

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diligence

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duplicity

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detonation

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languid

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voluble

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unscrupulous

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panache

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punctiliousness

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prodigality

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parsimonious

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probity

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chide

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pillory

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wry

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feckless

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scintillating

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sartorial

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partisan

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transgressor

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egoist

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apologist

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wag

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retching

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tantamount

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fealty

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magnanimity

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zealots

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detractors

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ideological

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eschews

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mitigates

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paradigms

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anomalies

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congenial

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reverent

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fester

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bolstered

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decamped

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exacerbated

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arduous

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dire

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unkempt

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