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aboveboard

without dishonesty or concealment

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stanch

stop the flow of soemthing

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foment

to stir up negative feelings

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zeitgeist

the trend or spirit of the times

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freelance

without long-term commitment to an employer

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tantalize

to torment

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derelict

negligent and abandoned

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incumbent

necessary or obligatory

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purport

to claim especially falsely

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callous

lacking pity or mercy; unfeeling

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canon

a law or bodies of laws

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covert

concealed or disguised

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hangar

a structure used for housing aircraft

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muse

to meditate; to consider thoughtfully

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dowdy

lacking neatness

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manumit

to grant freedom to slaves

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crestfallen

feeling dissapointment

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accrue

to come as a gain; to increase

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vie

to compete

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adulterate

to make impure

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commensurate

equal in porportion

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groggy

confused, sluggish, dizzy

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weather

to survive

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macabre

suggesting the horror of death

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gambit

suggesting the horror of death

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desidratum

something needed and wanted

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impertinent

rude

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pugilist

a boxer

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savant

a well-educated person; a scholar

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sybarite

one devoted to luxury

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glean

to gather bit by bit

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cavalier

casual, disdainful, arrogant

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inculcate

to teach or impress by frequent repetition

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squalid

having a dirty or lowly appearance

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dour

stern and humourless

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emanate

to send forth; to come forth

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ado

trouble ; fuss

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mogul

a rich or powerful person

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inception

brginning; origin

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overweening

excessive arrogant; overbearing

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exhume

to dig up out of the ground

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dally

to waste time; loiter

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paroxysm

a sudden convulsion or outburst

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martinet

one who is strict in discipline

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despoil

to deprive something of value

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profuse

giving or pouring forth freely

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insolent

boldly disrespectful

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petulant

impatient or irritable

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pauper

one who is extremely poor

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sadistic

getting pleasure from inflicting physical or psychological pain

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fray

fight or brawl

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hubris

excessive pride

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aegis

a protection, sponsorship

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shoddy

inferior or cheap

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rout

an overwhelmkng defeat

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inadvertent

unintentional; accidental

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badger

to nag

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libertine

one who lives an immoral life

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conspicuous

easy to notice; obvious

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rapport

concord; harmony

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nihilism

a belief that rejects all moral or relgious values

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pejorative

demeaning

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officious

interfering; trying to give unwanted advice

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conviction

a strong belief or opinion

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awry

away from the correct course; wrong

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paean

a song of joy, triumph or praise

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tribulation

grest misery or distress

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contingent

unpredictable because dependent on chance

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bilk

to cheat; swindle

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hoodwink

to deceive; to mislead

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turgid

excessively ornate or complex in stat; swollen as from fluid

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leviathan

something enormous and powerful

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misanthrope

one who hates or mistrusts mankind

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impale

to pierce with something sharp; to make helpless

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discursive

rambling; covering wide range of subjects

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philander

of a man to engage in sexual affairs

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remiss

careless in, or negligent about, attending to a task

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putative

put forth or accepted as true or inadequate grounds; supposed

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gingerly

very carefully

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prevaricate

to avoid telling the truth

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impinge

to have an effect on something

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abash

to embarrass

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pastiche

something created from many different sources

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factitious

artificial; not genuine