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retribution

vengeance, revenge, reckoning

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unyoke

unbridle, free

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expectorate

spit

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virago

scold, shrew, termagant

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flagrant

outrageous, blatant

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incipient

nascent, commencing

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virile

masculine, vigorous

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supervene

happen, occur, take place

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vouchsafe

grant

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detonate

explode, ignite

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bearing

direction, heading, course

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panning

criticism

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flouting

contravention, breech, infringement

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quibble

carp

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doughty

brave, adventurous, courageous, fearless

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hawkish

asvocating a beliggerent diplomatic policy

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tenuous

weak, flimsy

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contrition

repentence, penitence, remorse

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execrate

detest, loath

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clout

influence, authority, weight

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conducive

favourable, contributory

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expatriate

emigrant/ banish a person from his native country

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dastardly

despicable, craven, vile

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demurral

defense, denile

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swarthy

dark skinned

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nitpick

criticize, carp

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wangle

contrive, engineer, fix

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inveterate

chronic, habitual

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murine

pertaining to a mouse

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ablactate

wean, deprive

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brook

tolerate, accept, allow

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effluvium

smell, stink, stench, reek

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reconnoiter

scout, inspect, investigate

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gyrate

rotate, circle, spin

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pestilence

plague, epidemic, pandemic

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beholden

obligated

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effrontery

impudence, nerve, insolence

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tawdry

garish, flashy

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pander

exploit, manipulate

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perennial

eternal, never ending

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licentious

immoral, profligate

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stygian

dark, black, gloomy

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wade

cross, splash and play in water

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bilk

swindle

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bushwhack

ambush, ambuscade

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alcove

a niche in the wall of a room

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grail

a greatly desired or sought after object

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regent

a ruler or governor

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protean

versatile, variable, many-sided

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timbre

tone, sound, resonance, ring

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auspice

support, backing, sponsorship

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resplendent

splendid, dazzling

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genuflect

express servile attitude, worship

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salient

prominent, outstanding, important

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bromide

platitude, banal

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travesty

mockery, distortion

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privy

informed, aware

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glean

garner, collect, gather

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enthropy

anarchy, disarray, chaos

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hoopla

fuss

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akimbo

hand help on one's sides

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forensic

relating to a court of law

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mezzanine

the lowest balcony in a theatre

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wrack

torture, torment

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sapid

tasty, flavourful

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glutinous

viscuous, sticky

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suave

smooth, polished, debonair

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quash

repress, subdue, subjugate