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discreet (adj)

judicious in one's conduct or speech, especially with regard to respecting privacy or maintaining silence about something of a delicate nature; prudent; circumspect.

2

entreat (v)

to ask (a person) earnestly; beseech; implore; beg: to entreat the judge for mercy.

3

impeach (v)

to accuse (a public official) before an appropriate tribunal of misconduct in office.

4

beguile

to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.

5

requite

to make repayment or return for (service, benefits, etc.).

6

esquire

an unofficial title of respect, in the U.S., usually applied to lawyers, women as well as men; in Britain, applied to a commoner considered to have gained the social position of a gentleman. Abbreviation: Esq.

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malign

to speak harmful untruths about; speak evil of; slander; defame: to malign an honorable man.am

8

decrepit

weakened by old age; feeble; infirm: a decrepit man who can hardly walk.

9

demerit

a mark against a person for misconduct or deficiency: If you receive four demerits during a term, you will be expelled from school.

10

distemper

Also called canine distemper. an infectious disease chiefly of young dogs, caused by an unidentified virus and characterized by lethargy, fever, catarrh, photophobia, and vomiting.

11

embezzle

to steal money or property entrusted to one's care

12

embellish

to beautify by or as if by ornamentation; ornament; adorn.

to enhance (a statement or narrative) with fictitious additions.

13

redundant

characterized by verbosity or unnecessary repetition in expressing ideas; prolix: a redundant style.

14

concurrent

occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side: concurrent attacks by land, sea, and air.

15

contingent

dependent for existence, occurrence, character, etc., on something not yet certain; conditional (often followed by on or upon ): Our plans are contingent on the weather.

16

insipid

without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid: an insipid personality.

17

intrinsic

belonging to a thing by its very nature: the intrinsic value of a gold ring.

18

malignant

disposed to cause harm, suffering, or distress deliberately; feeling or showing ill will or hatred.

19

abhorrent

causing repugnance; detestable; loathsome: an abhorrent deed.

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admonish

to reprove or scold, especially in a mild and good-willed manner: The teacher admonished him about excessive noise.