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deference

n. yielding an opinion, desire, or position to another out of respect

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salient

adj. important, prominent, most noticeable

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unseemly

adj. not decent or proper

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remorse

n. sadness or regret for what one has done

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mercenary

adj. greedy; motivated by desire for money

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fetid

adj. having a bad odor

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drab

adj. dull or dreary; monotonous

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prodigal

adj. exceedingly or recklessly wasteful

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patronize

v. to sponsor or support; to be kind or helpful in a snobbish way, as if dealing with an inferior

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plausible

adj. appearing worthy of belief or trust

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allure

n. the power to attract with something desirable

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lenient

adj. inclined not to be strict

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pertinent

adj. relevant

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serene

adj. calm and peaceful

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indubitable

adj. certain; indisputable (literally "not doubtable")

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inaugurate

v. to formally bring into office at the beginning of a term

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covert

adj. concealed or disguised; not openly practiced

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solace

n. comfort in a time of distress

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insidious

adj. subtly harmful; stealthy, sneaky

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atrophy

n. a wasting away, esp. of body tissue

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altercation

n. a heated or noisy argument

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foment

to stir up negative feelings, esp. those that lead to violent action

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purloin

v. to steal, oft. in violation of a trust

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caesura

n. a break or pause

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acquiese

v. to agree without protest