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excessively interested in acquiring money or material things.

acquisitive

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showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern.

apathetic

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the fact or process of ending or being brought to an end.

cessation

4

adulteration: being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating

debasement

5

without consolation or comfort; unhappy.

disconsolate

6

extremely and uncritically fond of someone; adoring

doting

7

the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something

enmity

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lasting for a very short time

ephemeral

9

of or due from a son or daughter

filial

10

the future time

futurity

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(of a person) fond of company; sociable

gregarious

12

drunkenness

insobriety

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a person involved in a lawsuit

litigant

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showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise

meticulous

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the hatred of women

misogyny

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the quality of being childishly sulky or bad-tempered

petulance

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characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions

phantasmagoric

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dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations

pragmatic

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in its original condition; unspoiled

pristine

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having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline

recalcitrant

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relating to, resembling, or affecting apes or monkeys

simian

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with each sound or note sharply detached or separated from the others

staccato

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a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage

sycophant

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take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force

usurped

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(of a substance) easily evaporated at normal temperatures
liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, esp. for the worse

volatile