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rustic

pertaining to country people; uncouth

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reprobate

person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency

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recluse

hermit; loner

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qualm

feeling of uneasiness, doubt, or sickness

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prolific

abundantly fruitful

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precedence

example, pattern

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piecemeal

one piece at a time; gradually

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paucity

scarcity

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ornery

ugly and unpleasant in disposition or temper; stubborn

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nostrum

elixir, potion, remedy, patent medicine, panacea

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morose

ill-humored; sullen; melancholy

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maudlin

effusively sentimental

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litigant

a person involved in a lawsuit

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jingoist

extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist

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insolence

impudent disrespect; haughtiness

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indignation

anger at an injustice

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imponderable

not able to be determined precisely

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homage

honor; tribute

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gourmand

epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink

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fortitude

bravery; courage

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felicitous

apt; suitably expressed; well chosen

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excruciating

very intense

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entail

require; necessitate; involve

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ebullient

showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm

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disinclination

unwillingness

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deprecate

to express approval of

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dawdle

loiter; waste time

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consummate

complete

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complement

complete; consummate; make perfect

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chafe

warm by rubbing; make sore

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brandish

wave around; flourish

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banal

hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality

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arbitrary

capricious; randomly chosen; tyrannical

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alleviate

relieve

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zany

crazy; comic

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vigil

a watch kept during sleep hours

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unilateral

one-sided; not mutual; done on behalf of one side only

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transcendent

surpassing; exceeding ordinary limits; superior

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telegenic

having qualities that televise well

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subsistence

means needed to support life; existence

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spry

vigorously active; nimble

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servitude

slavery; compulsory labor

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ruminate

chew over and over (mentally, or, like cows, physically); mull over; ponder

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reproach

express disapproval or disappointment

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reclaim

to take back; to claim again

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quaint

odd; old-fashioned; picturesque

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proliferation

rapid growth; spread; multiplication

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precarious

uncertain; risky

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physiological

pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms

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patronize

support; act superior toward; be a customer of