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Apoplexy

A sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to lack of oxygen in the brain

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Arduous

Difficult to accomplish

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Canon

Conforming to orthodox or recognized views

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Capacious

Large in capacity

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Credulity

Tendency to believe readily

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Debonnaire

Courteous, gracious, and having a sophisticated charm

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Earnest

Serious; Showing sincerity of feeling; Grave; Important

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Effrontery

Shameless boldness; Impudence

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Epigram

A witty saying

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Equanimity

Mental calmness or stability especially in a difficult situation

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Expurgation

Deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work

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Farce

A comedy characterized by broad satire and improbably situations

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Flat

Apartment

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Forte

One's strong point or strength

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Gorgon

Any of three winged sister monsters and the mortal Medusa who had snakes for hair

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Impetuous

Characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation

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Indecorous

Lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct

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Indignant

Feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment

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Indiscretion

Behavior or speech that displays a lack of good judgment

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Insuperable

Incapable of being surmounted or excelled

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Inversion

Reversal of the normal order or words

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Machination

A crafty and involved plot to achieve sinister ends

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Mercenary

Working or acting merely for money or other reward at the expense of ethics

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Misanthrope

Someone who dislikes people in general

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Neologism

A newly coined word or expression