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perjury

a criminal offense of making false statements under oath.

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hypocrite

a person who professes beliefs or opinions that he or she does not hold.

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Farce

an empty or patently ridiculous act, proceeding, or a situation.

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grotesque

distorted or unnatural in shape or size

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futile

producing no result or effect, unproductive of success

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predatory

living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain

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earnest

characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions.

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compelling

tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument.

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wry

bent to one side; humorlessly sarcastic or mocking.

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malicious

intently harmful or spiteful; having the nature of, or resulting from, the intention or desire of evil.

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tenacious

stubbornly unyielding

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laconically

in a dry manner, using very few words.

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asphyxiation

death by deprivation of oxygen.

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sagacity

the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations.

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exonerate

pronounce not guilty of criminal charge

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idiosyncrasy

a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual.

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adroit

expert or nimble in the use of hands and body; quick or skillful, or adept in action or thought.

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obstinate

resistance to guidance or discipline.

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innocuous

not injurious to physical or mental health; not causing disapproval.

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capricious

determined by chance or impulse or whim, rather than by necessity or reason.