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comply

v. to yield or act in accordance with requests, conditions, etc.

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peccadillo

n. a minor sin

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incendiary

adj. causing or capable of causing fire; stirring up trouble

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impunity

n. exemption from punishment or harm

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proficient

adj. very skillful, esp. through training

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precede

v. to go before

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benefactor

n. one who helps and supports others

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flout

v. intentionally and obviously disobey

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erode

v. to wear away slowly

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spate

n. a large number or amount of something, esp. in a brief time

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imbue

v. to inspire; to permeate; to fil with a mood or tone

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credulous

adj. tending to believe too easily

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bravura

n. a showy display

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omniscient

adj. all-knowing

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untenable

adj. indefensible, or impossible to maintain

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veneer

n. an attractive, ultimately misleading outward show; thin layer

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legible

adj. capable of being read or deciphered

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recount

v. to tell in detail

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prevaricate

v. to speak or write evasively in order to avoid telling the truth

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sedentary

adj. sitting down most of the time

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veracious

adj. honest; truthful

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venerate

v. to look upon with respect and honor

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raconteur

n. one who tells stories with skill

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leaning

n. a preference or inclination

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premature

adj. happening, done, arriving, or existing before the proper time