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grievance

cause of complaint

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hypochondriac

person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness

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impromtpu

without previous preparation ; off the cuff; on the spur of the moment

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induce

persuade; bring about

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insuperable

insurmountable; unbeatable

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karma

fate, destiny; good or bad vibrations from something or someone

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loom

appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged or distorted form)

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melancholy

gloomy; morose; blue

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multifarious

varied; greatly diversified

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oblique

indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or form a straight line)

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outlandish

bizarre; peculiar; unconventional

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pejorative

negative in connotation; having a belittling effect

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pious

devout; religious

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predicament

tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma

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propellants

substances that propel or drive forward

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quiescent

at rest

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rectitude

uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment

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residual

remaining behind as a residue; left over

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salacious

lascivious; lustful

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shunt

to move it to turn aside; to evade by putting aside or ignoring

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stalwart

strong and vigorous; unwaveringly dependable

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suffice

to be enough; to be adequate

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tenacity

firmness; persistence

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traverse

go through or across

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unprecedented

novel; unparalleled

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virulent

extremely poisonous; hostile; bitter

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facet

a side

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abound

to exist in large numbers; to be full; teem

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altruism

devotion to helping others; selflessness

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armistice

an agreement between two countries or factions to stop fighting; a truce

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begrudge

resent

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bucolic

rustic; pastoral

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chemotherapy

use of chemical agents in the treatment of disease, esp. cancer

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concomitant

that which accompanies

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contravene

contradict; oppose; infringe on or transgress

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debutante

young woman making formal entrance into society

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desiccate

dry up

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disparage

belittle

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effrontery

shameless boldness

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epigraph

quotation set at the start of a literary writing; an engraved inscription

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exorbitant

excessive

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fetish

an object of unreasonable, obsessive reverence or attention

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frenetic

frenzied; frantic

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grievous

causing emotional or physical suffering; painful; grave and deplorable; heinous; expressing or full of grief; anguished

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ideogram

a written symbol representing an idea rather an a word

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impropriety

improperness; unsuitableness

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induct

to admit formally into office or membership, as with ritual

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insurgent

rebellious

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kernel

central or vital part; whole seed (as of corn)

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lope

gallop slowly