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Deference

Yielding an opinion, desire, or position to another out of respect

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Salient

Important, prominent, most noticeable

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Unseemly

Not decent or proper

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Remorse

Sadness or regret for what one has done

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Mercenary

Greedy; motivated by desire for money

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Fetid

Having a bad odor

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Drab

Dull or dreary; monotonous

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fetid

having a bad odor

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drab

dull or dreary; monotonous

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prodigal

exceeding or recklessly wasteful

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patronize

a sponsor, or support

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plausible

appearing worthy of belief or trust

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allure

the power to attract with something desiranle

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lenient

inclined not to be strict

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pertinent

relevant

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serene

calm and peaceful

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indubitable

certain; indisputable

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inaugurate

to formally bring into office at the beginning of a term

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covert

concealed or disguised

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solace

comfort in a time of distress

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insidious

subtly harmful; stealthy, sneaky

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atrophy

a wasting away esp. of body tissue

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altercation

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

to steal, oft. in violation of a trust

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caesura

a break or a pause

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acquiesce

to agree without protest

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conscientious

showing care and precision

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crass

dull-witted

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impart

to give a portion of

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spendthrift

one who spends money wastefully

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tabulate

to count

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adroit

naturally skillful esp. dealing with difficult circumstances

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dexterous

skillful with the hands or mind

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redolent

aromatic, fragrant

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foreboding

a sense of impending evil esp. one without definite cause

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denouement

conclusion, resolution

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subsidy

monetary assistance

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prevalent

dominant, widespread

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incumbent

necessary or obligatory

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mimic

to copy closely esp. with intention to ridicule

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beacon

a signaling light; a source of guidance or inspiration

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supplant

to take the place of

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scythe

a long-handled, bladed instrument used for harvesting crops

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shard

a fragment of a brittle substance

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wayward

stubbornly going against is expected or what is required

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effrontery

bold and insulting behavior

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vagary

an erratic notion or action

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agile

quick and easy in movement; mentally alert

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glut

an oversupply

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cursory

superficially done; performed rapidly

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apurn

to push or drive away contemptously