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exultation

the act of rejoicing; jubilation

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foible

weakness; slight fault

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generality

vague statement

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haughty

overly convinced of one's importance and superiority; arrogant

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impenetrable

not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding

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inconsequential

insignificant; unimportant

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ingenious

clever; resourcesful

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invocation

prayer for help; calling upon as a reference or support

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laud

praise

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malinger

to pretend to be ill to avoid doing work

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mishap

accident

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nest

to fit snugly together

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onerous

burdensome

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paradigm

model; example; pattern

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personify

to think of or represent as having human qualities; to typify

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poignancy

quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion

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pristine

characteristic of earlier times; primitive; unspoiled

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prune

cut away; trim

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raucous

harsh and shrill; disorderly and boisterous

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remonstrate

to say or plead in protest, object, or disapprove

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revelry

boisterous merrymaking

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sear

char or burn; brand

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somatic

of the body; physical

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strut

pompous walk; swagger

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synopsis

outline; summary; brief

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titular

nominal holding of title without obligations

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unbridled

violent

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vendetta

blood feud

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weather

endure the effects of weather or other forces

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adherent

supporter; follower

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antecede

precede

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audacious

daring; bold

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blandishment

flattery

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cardiac

relating to or affecting the heart

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coalition

partnership; league; union

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connoisseur

person competent to act as a judge of art, etc.; a lover of an art

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craven

cowardly

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demagogue

person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people

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disavowal

denial; disclaiming

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dogmatic

opinionated; arbitrary; doctrinal

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encroachment

gradual intrusion

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eulogy

expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone's death

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facade

front (of building); superficial or false appearance

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foil

contrast

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genial

cheerful and pleasant, friendly, helpful

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havoc

disorder or chaos; great destruction

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impenitent

not repentant

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incontinent

lacking self-restraint; licentious

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ingenuous

naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated

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invoke

call upon; ask for