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acumen

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keenness and depth of perception, discernment, or discrimination especially in practical matters; sharpness, astuteness, caginess, foxiness, shrewdness

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adamant

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inflexible

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altercation

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controversy

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assent

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consent

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assiduous

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persistent, active, busy, bustling, diligent, employed, engaging, laborious, occupied, sedulous

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attrition

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act of wearing down

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belligerent

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inclined to or exhibiting assertiveness, hostility, combativeness, aggressive, argumentative, assaultive, bellicose, brawly, chippy, combative, confrontational, contentious, discordant, disputatious, feisty, gladiatorial, militant, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent, warlike, combative

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bizarre

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odd, extravagant, eccentric; involving sensational contrasts or incongruities, absurd, fantastic, crazy, fanciful, foolish, insane, nonsensical, preposterous, unreal, wild

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capitulate

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to cease resisting, surrender, acquiesce surrender, yield, concede, give in, relent, succumb

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censure

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judgment involving condemnation sternly; official reprimand; commination, condemnation, denunciation, excoriation, objurgation, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reproof, stricture

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charlatan

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one making usually showy pretenses to knowledge or ability; quack; fraud; faker; imposter; hoaxer; hambug

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conducive

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helpful

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construe

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to analyze the arrangement and connection of words; to understand or explain the sense or intention, usually in a particular way or with respect to a given set of circumstances; interpret, clarify, explain, demonstrate, explicate, elucidate, expound, illuminate, illustrate, simplify, spell out, unriddle

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contrition

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feeling or showing sorrow and remorse for a sin or shortcoming; repentance, guilt, penitence, regret, remorse, rue, self-reproach

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counteract

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neutralize

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credible

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believable, plausible, presumptive, probable

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deleterious

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harmful

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deportment

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manner in which one conducts behavior, actions, address, bearing, comportment, conduct, demeanor, geste

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deterrent

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to turn aside, discourage, prevent from acting; inhibit, restrain, discourage, dissuade, inhibit

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dilated

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enlarged

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enervate

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lacking physical, mental or moral vigor; weaken, castrate, dampen, deaden, desiccate, devitalize, geld, lobotomize, petrify

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extant

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currently or actually existing, not destroyed or lost, living, alive, around, existent

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fallacious

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embodying a fallacy, tending to deceive or mislead misleading, delusive, illogical, illegitimate, inconsequent, invalid, irrational, unreasonable, unsound false

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fortnight

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two weeks

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ghastly

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terrifyingly horrible to the senses; intensely unpleasant, disagreeable, objectionable; resembling a ghost; very frightening, appaling, atrocious, awful, dreadful, frightful, horrible, grisly, gruesome, hideous, horrendous, horrid, lurid, macabre, monstrous

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incidental

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casual

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increment

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something gained or added; one of a series of regular consecutive additions; amount or degree by which something changes an increase; accretion, accrual, addendum, addition, augmentation, boost, expansion, gain, increase, plus, proliferation, raise, rise

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indigent

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impovershed, deficient poor

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indolent

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lazy

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innate

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existing in, belonging to, native, inborn, inherent, built in, constitutional, inherent

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intrepid

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characterized by resolute fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance fearless, bold, courageous, dauntless, doughty, gallant, gustsy, stout, stalwart, valiant, valorous, undaunted, brave

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itinerant

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traveling from place to place traveling

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notorious

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well known

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noxious

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physically harmful or destructive to living beings, constituting a harmful influence on mind or behavior; insalubrious, noisome, unhealthy, sickly, unhealthful, unwholesome, disagreeable, obnoxious

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officious

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meddlesome, kind obliging, dutiful, busy interfering, intruding, obtrusive, intrusive, presuming, snoopy, prying

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plight

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an unfortunate, difficult, or precarious situation; solemnly given pledge, engagement; engage; unfavorable condition, situation or predicament

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rebuff

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snub

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recalcitrant

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obstinately defiant of authority or restraint; difficult to manage or operate; not responsive; resistant; balky, contrary, recusant, refractory, restive, unruly, defiant, insubordinate, intractable

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regale

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to entertain sumptuously, feast with delicacies; to give pleasure or amusement to, delight, disport, divert, amuse, solace

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relinquish

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withdraw or retreat from, leave behind, give up, release abandon, yield, cede, deliver, hand over, surrender

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scrupulous

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having moral integrity, punctiliously exact; strict or careful in an ethical sense; conscionable, ethical, honest, just, principled

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spurious

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FALSE

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subterfuge

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escape or evade; deception, chicane, trickery, wile, artifice

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sullen

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angrily silent

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surreptitious

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acquired by stealth, clandestine stealthy, furtive, covert, sneak, secret, undercover

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symptom

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sign

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terse

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smoothly elegant, polished; using few words; devoid of superfluity; concise, short, brusque, aphoristic, apothegmatic, brief, capsule, compact, compendious, sententious, pithy, laconic, succinct, compact, elliptical pointed

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turbid

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thick or opaque with roiled sediment, heavy with smoke or mist, deficient in clarity or purity, characterized by or producing obscurity; cloudy, muddy, riley, foul

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vacillate

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to sway through lack of equilibrium; fluctuate, oscillate, waver in mind, dither, falter, halt, scruple, stagger, teeter, hesitate, wobble, indecisive

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vigilant

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watchful

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vindictive

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disposed to seek revenge; intended to cause anguish or hurt; vengeful, spiteful, hurt

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obstinate

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perversely adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion; not easily subdued, remedied, or removed; adamant, dogged, headstrong