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rarify

make more complex, intricate, or richer

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permeate

to pass or spread through something

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taint

to hurt or damage the good condition of something

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illicit

involving activities that are not considered morally acceptable

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provincial

not knowing or caring about people and events in other places; having narrow or limited concerns or interests

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sovereign

having unlimited power or authority

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encroach

to gradually move or go into an area that is beyond the usual or desired limits

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resurgence

a growth or increase that occurs after a period without growth or increase

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derail

to cause to leave its tracks

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expedite

to cause to happen faster

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proliferate

to increase in number or amount quickly

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sloven

a person who habitually negligent of neatness or cleanliness in dress, appearance, etc.

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fervent

felt very strongly

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resumption

an act of starting something again after it has stopped; an act of resuming something

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mollify

to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease

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credulity

ability or willingness to believe something

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enmity

a very deep unfriendly feeling

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antipathy

a strong feeling of dislike

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appease

to make less painful or troubling

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veracity

truth or accuracy

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precocious

having or showing the qualities or abilities of an adult at an unusually early age

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dilatory

causing a delay

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perfunctory

used to describe something that is done without energy or enthusiasm because of habit or because it is expected

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clandestine

done in a private place or way; done secretly

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unremitting

not stopping or growing weaker

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self-effacing

not trying to get attention or praise for yourself or your abilities; modest

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disdain

a feeling of strong dislike or disapproval of someone or something you think does not deserve respect

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diffident

lacking confidence; not feeling comfortable around people

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aversion

a strong feeling of not liking something

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penchant

a strong liking for something or a strong tendency to behave in a certain way

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disheveled

not neat or tidy

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shaft

to treat unfairly or hashly

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scud

to move or go quickly

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pallor

paleness especially of the face that is caused by illness

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subsequent

happening or coming after something else

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curtail

to reduce or limit

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prospect

the possibility that something will happen in the future