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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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implication

a possible future effect or result

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ambivalence

having or showing very different feelings about someone or something at the same time

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appeal

to be liked by someone; to be pleasing or attractive to someone

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skepticism

an attitude of doubting the truth of something

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tumultuous

loud, excited, and emotional

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serendipity

luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for

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diligence

careful hard work; continued effort

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substantiate

to prove the truth of something

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speculation

ideas or guesses about something that is not known

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conjecture

an opinion or idea formed without proof or sufficient evidence; guess

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amicable

showing a polite and friendly desire to avoid disagreement and argument

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rationalize

to think about or describe something in a way that explains it and makes it seem proper, more attractive, etc.

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inflexible

not easily influenced or persuaded

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utterly

complete and total

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facetious

used to describe speech that is meant to be funny but that is usually regarded as annoying, silly, or not proper

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avuncular

like an uncle; kind or friendly like an uncle

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sanguine

confident and hopeful

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obdurate

refusing to do what other people want; stubborn

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tractable

easily managed or controlled