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impious

irreverent

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heterodox

unorthodox; unconventional

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glean

to gather information or material slowly, search for relevant articles

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forestall

to prevent something from happening; to hinder by taking action beforehand; to get ahead of or head off

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fatalist

someone who believes fate is in control of everything that happens

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exacting

extremely demanding

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enigma

puzzle; mystery

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duplicity

double-dealing; hypocrisy

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discursive

digressing; rambling

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deplore

regret; disapprove of

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cumbersome

heavy; hard to manage

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consort

associate with

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commodity

a thing, something bought and sold

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celibacy

abstinence from sex

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bona fide

not counterfeit or phony; genuine; real

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avow

declare openly

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apologist

one who writes in defense of a cause or institution

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aggrandize

increase or intensify

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wont

custom; habit; practice; accustomed

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vertex

summit

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unequaled

not equaled or surpassed

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totter

more unsteadily; sway, as if about to fall

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tantamount

synonymous; parallel; equivalent

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subliminal

below conscious awareness

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spectrum

colored band produced when beam of light passes through a prism

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sententious

self-righteous; given to arrogant mobilizing; preachy

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rotund

round, corpulent, globular

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repose

rest; tranquility; relaxation

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recant

disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error

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purported

alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored

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profound

deep; not superficial; complete

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porous

full of pores; like a sieve

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philanthropic

of or showing love of mankind, especially through charitable gifts and deeds

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parsimony

stinginess; excessive frugality

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opus

prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious of ambiguous

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nomadic

wandering

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monosyllabic

having only one syllable

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marshal

put in order

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licentious

amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained

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irrevocable

unalterable; irreversible

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insalubrious

unwholesome; not healthful

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indelible

not able to be erased

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impinge

infringe; touch; collide with

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heretic

one who maintains unorthodox religious opinions or beliefs; one who dissents from official church doctrines

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glaze

cover with a thin and shiny surface

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foreshadow

give an indication beforehand; portend; prefigure

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fatalism

belief that events are determined by forces beyond one's control

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exacerbate

worsen; embitter

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engulf

to surround or enclose completely

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dumbfound

astonish