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vigilant

watchful; weary; constantly alert

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zealot

fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal

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notoriety

disrepute; ill fame

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orthodox

traditional; conservative in belief

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pauper

very poor person

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pied

variegated; multicolored

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precedent

something preceding in time that may be used as an authority or guide for future action

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prolixity

tedious wordiness; verbosity

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qualms

misgivings; uneasy fears, especially about matters of conscience

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recoil

to retreat; shrink back

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reprove

censure; rebuke

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saboteur

one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property

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sever

cut; separate

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spurn

reject; scorn

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subterfuge

deceitful stratagem; trick; pretense

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temper

moderate; tone down or restrain; toughen

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transfix

to fix in place or hold motionless; to rivet

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uninhibited

unrepressed

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complicity

participation; involvement

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contagion

infection

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de facto

in fact; actually existing, esp. without lawful authority

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depreciate

lessen in value

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disinterested

unprejudiced

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eccentric

irregular; odd; whimsical; bizarre

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enthrall

capture; enslave

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exculpate

clear from blame

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felicity

happiness; appropriateness

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fortuitous

accidental; by chance

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graduated

arranged by degrees (of height, difficulty, etc.)

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homeopathy

a system of natural healing

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importune

urging; demanding

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indignity

offensive or insulting treatment

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insolvent

bankrupt; unable to repay one's debts, insolvency

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jocular

said or done in jest

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litigate

to try in court

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maul

handle roughly

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morticial

undertaker

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chaff

worthless products of an endeavour

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bravado

swagger; assumed air of defiance

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bard

poet

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arbitrator

judge

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alliteration

repetition of beginning sound in poetry

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zeal

eager enthusiasm

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vigilznace

watchfulness

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unimpeachable

blameless and exemplary

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transcribe

copy

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temerity

boldness; rashness

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substantive

real, as opposed to imaginary; essential; solidly based, substantial

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spurious

false; counterfeit; forged illogical

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sever

to cut off; separate; divide