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impotent

powerless; helpless

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indoctrinate

instruct in a doctrine or idealogy

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insufferable

extremely unpleasant and therefore difficult to bear; unbearable; intolerable

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juncture

crisis; joining point

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lobby

to try to prompt legislative action; to exert influence

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meander

Wind or turn in its course

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motif

theme

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nuptial

related to marriage

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ostentatious

showy; pretentious; trying to attract attention

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pedant

scholar who over emphasize his book learning or technicalities

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pillage

plunder

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précis

concise summing up of main points

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prompt

cause; provoke; provide a cue for an actor

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quell

extinguish; put down; quiet

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recount

narrate or tell; count over again

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repulsion

distaste; act of driving back

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sadistic

inclined to cruelty

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sheer

very thin or transparent; very steep; absolute

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squeamish

easily shocked, offended, upset, or nauseated

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successive

consecutive; following immediately one after another