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uncanny

strangely unsettling, as if of supermatural origin

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leery

suspicious; distrustful

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talisman

something thought to have magic power

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august

inspiring awe or admiration

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rapacious

excessively greedy

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labyrinthine

complicated; puzzling

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pulpit

a podium used for preaching

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desultory

lacking a plan or purpose

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visceral

instinctive; relating to the internal organs

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disconcert

to make confused or uneasy

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sinecure

a paid position that requires little or no work

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puerrile

childish

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rambunctious

very loud and disorderly

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interstices

small spaces between things

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tawdry

tastelessly showy

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throe

a spasm of pain; strong yearning

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contumacious

stubbornly disobedient; rebellious

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exiguous

scanty; meager

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epithet

a descriptive term for a person or thing

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emolument

payment for an office or employment

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behoove

to be necessary or proper for

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inexorable

not able to be persuaded; unyielding

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broach

to raise for discussion

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improvident

not preparing dor the future; incautious

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promulgate

to make known by official announcement

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ilk

kind, sort, class

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expunge

to erase; eliminate

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ambiance

environment

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halcyon

calm; peaceful

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vanguard

the leading position in army or fleet

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recondite

not easily understood

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concerted

planned or accomplished together

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grisly

inspiring horror because of appalling crudity ot inhumanity

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redress

to set right; to remedy

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licentious

not moral; lawless; lewd

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fulminate

to issue a strong verbal attack

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bathos

excessive and trivial sentimentality

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overwrought

extremly nervous or excited

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opprobrium

a bad reputation ir disgrace gained after a specific action

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rejoinder

an answer to another answer

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recreant

showing faithless disloyalty

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sententious

expressingmuch in few words

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manacles

shackles; handcuffs

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nonpareil

having no equal

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rectitude

conduct according to moral principles

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travesty

an imitation that mkes a serious thing seem ridicilous

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surreptitious

secretly

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stentorian

extremely loud

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bawdy

indecent or humourously coarse

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vituperative

harshly critical

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contentious

quarrelsome

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trenchant

keen and forceful

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aspersion

a remark that attacks one's reputation